1. O'Jays Sing 'For The Love'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are still recording. One that can is the O'Jays. Now part of the MCA family after a string of R&B/crossover hits on Philadelphi Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are…

  2. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more Dave Matthews will play a solo show Oct. 25 at the Union Chapel in London as part of the Q Awards Week of Gigs, marking the magazine's annual awards show, set for Oct. 29. Despite their multi-million selling success in North America,…

  3. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  4. Billboard Bits: CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston Vivendi Universal, home to such artists as Emimem, Limp Bizkit, and Elton John, plans to introduce copy-protected CDs next month, Billboard Bulletin reports. "With the extent of piracy and the extent of CD-burning that's going on, we…

  5. Labels, Artists Rethinking Releases Following Attacks

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. have left artists and labels grappling with how to handle potentially sensitive lyrics or imagery, Billboard Bulletin reports. Most label executives acknowle The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. have left artists and labels grappling with how…

  6. Catatonia Calls It Quits

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in recent years, has confirmed that it is splitting. The news follows lead singer Cerys Matthews' recent treatment at a c Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in…

  7. 'Driving Rain' Falls For McCartney In November

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain," is set for a Nov. 13 release in North America via Capitol, a spokesperson for the former Beatle confirms. As McCartney told Billboard Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain,…

  8. Lennon Tribute Rescheduled, Renamed, Rededicated

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT TNT's John Lennon tribute concert, postponed in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., will be broadcast live Oct. 2 from New York's Radio City Music Hall. Newly d TNT's John Lennon tribute concert, postponed in the wake of last week&…

  9. Gov't Mule Goes Off 'The Deep End'

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1," its first studio album since the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=874281">August 2000 death</A> of fo Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1,…

  10. McBride's 'Greatest' Hit Stores

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" -- releases a "Greatest Hits" collection today Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on…

  11. Wish

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York-based singer/songwriter Paul Ruderman brings a refreshing brightness back to an industry consumed with dark, anti-melodic music. New York-based singer/songwriter Paul Ruderman brings a refreshing brightness back to an industry consumed with dark, anti-melodic music. At times rousing…

  12. Coldplay, Ash To Play U.K. Farm Aid

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Ash, Toploader, Reef, and Australian entertainer Rolf Harris are the first acts confirmed for the inaugural U.K. Farm Aid benefit, set for Oct. 27 at the 50,000-capacity Millennium Stadium i Coldplay, Ash, Toploader, Reef, and Australian entertainer Rolf Harris are the first acts…

  13. Billboard Bits: Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver Following the postponement of two shows and the cancellation of another earlier this week , Janet Jackson has canceled tonight's (Aug. 31) rescheduled concert in Philadelphia because of a nagging respiratory infection. "I greatly regret…

  14. Billboard Bits: Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas over the weekend. Donations can be sent to the fund care of Merrily Newton at the Entertainment Industry Foundation, 11132 Ventura Blvd. Suite 401,…

  15. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  16. 'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Tabbed 5X Platinum

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Last week, exactly 30 days after its release, 'N Sync's Jive album "Celebrity" was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Released on July 24, the album Last week, exactly 30 days after its release, 'N Sync's Jive…

  17. Shelby Lynne Brings 'Love' In November

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island/Def Jam album, "Love, Shelby." The 13-song set was produced by Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band) an Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island…

  18. Imbruglia Sets Sail To 'White Lilies Island'

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island," will be released Nov. 6 by RCA, a label representative confirms. The new set will be preceded next month by the single, "That Day," which wa Natalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island…

  19. Dave Matthews Band Preps New Live Album

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album, informatively titled "Live in Chicago 12/19/98." The two-disc, 16-song RCA set chronicles the group's performance at the cit Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album,…

  20. McCartney Tribute Album To Benefit Breast Cancer

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's solo material will be the subject of an upcoming tribute album dubbed "Listen To What the Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney." Due Oct. 9 from Oglio Paul McCartney's solo material will be the subject of an upcoming tribute…

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