1. Jaguares Hits The Road In The U.S.

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jaguares, perhaps rock en espanol's most viable export, has embarked on another U.S. tour that will take the Latin rockers into several virgin markets. Jaguares, perhaps rock en espanol's most viable export, has embarked on another U.S. tour that will take the Latin rockers into…

  2. Natalie Merchant Expands Fall Tour

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant has expanded dates for a tour in support of her forthcoming fourth solo album, "Motherland," due Nov. 13 on Elektra. Dates are now set to begin Oct. 27 in Minneapolis and wrap Dec. 14 Natalie Merchant has expanded dates for a tour in support of her forthcoming…

  3. Stars Unplug At 15th Bridge School Benefit

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse this weekend (Oct. 20-21) outside San Francisco for the 15th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. The largely acousti Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse this…

  4. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, 'Volunteers,' Lil' Troy

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Shania Twain, the 'Volunteers for America' benefit concerts, and rapper Lil' Troy. Shania Twain has readied two MCA home video releases for next month. The first, "The Platinum Collection DVD," is due Nov. 6 and features 21 music videos in chronological…

  5. Celebrities To Entertain Troops Overseas

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Clint Black, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and former MTV personality "Downtown" Julie Brown are among a group of celebrities headed overseas to entertain troops deployed after the Sept. 11 Country artist Clint Black, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and former MTV personality …

  6. BNL Added To Great White North Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Barenaked Ladies are the latest addition to Music Without Borders Live, the Oct. 21 benefit concert at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The pop act will join <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboar The Barenaked Ladies are the latest addition to Music Without Borders Live, the…

  7. Pure Magic

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Explore your southern district" is something you'd expect to hear from R. Kelly. "Explore your southern district" is something you'd expect to hear from R. Kelly. But this phrase from opener "I'll Do for You" is just one of several pleasant…

  8. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  9. Slayer Planning North American Tour

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran metal act Slayer will set out on a North American tour beginning Oct. 29 in New Orleans. The trek comes in support of the group's latest American Recordings album, "God Hates Us All," which de Veteran metal act Slayer will set out on a North American tour beginning Oct.…

  10. McCartney: New Album 'Simple And Satisfying'

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney says returning to his usual bass playing duties on his new album, "Driving Rain," was "simple and satisfying." As previously reported, the set, McCartney's first since 1999's "Run Devil Paul McCartney says returning to his usual bass playing…

  11. Merchant Plans Tour Behind 'Motherland'

    October 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant has begun lining up dates for a tour in support of her forthcoming fourth solo album, "Motherland," due Nov. 13 on Elektra. Dates currently are set to begin Oct. 27 in Minneapolis and Natalie Merchant has begun lining up dates for a tour in support of her…

  12. Powderfinger Dominates Oz's ARIA Awards

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Powderfinger dominated the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards tonight (Oct. 3) with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. The Universal-signed act took bes Rock band Powderfinger dominated the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association…

  13. Stars Sign On For Cancer Benefits

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bilal, India.Arie, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, the Who's Roger Daltrey, and Shelby Lynne are among the artists slated to perform Oct. 11 at City of Hope's Spirit of Life Bilal, India.Arie, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie…

  14. Latin Rock Tour Faces Cancellations

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming Rock en N tour of the U.S. and three Latin American countries has lost two key shows in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., Billboard Bulletin rep The upcoming Rock en N tour of the U.S. and three Latin American countries has lost two key…

  15. Second Generation

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When the greatest hillbilly stylists are the topic, Keith Whitley's name will forever be on a list that includes the likes of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Lefty Frizz When the greatest hillbilly stylists are the topic, Keith Whitley's name will…

  16. Jarre Looks To Wind Energy For Live Show

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine park with all of the electricity produced by wind energy, his management Cream Creative Management tells Billbo Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine…

  17. Strokes Pull NYPD-Themed Song From Album

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Much buzzed about band of the moment the Strokes have delayed the release of their North American debut "Is This It" (RCA) from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9 in order to remove a potentially offensive number tit Much buzzed about band of the moment the Strokes have delayed the release of their…

  18. Jay-Z Draws 'Blueprint' For Chart Dominance

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the fourth album in a row from Jay-Z to enter at No. 1, and the highest charting title for Bob Dylan since 1979. Jay-Z's "The B Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the…

  19. Lookin' for a Home

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Odetta has frequently expressed her admiration for Huddie "Leadbelly" Odetta has frequently expressed her admiration for Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter and his music, and with the release of Lookin' for a Home, she's used her storied vocal talents in the service of…

  20. Bayleaf

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Anyone looking for a host of heavy, Pearl Jam-style rockers on guitarist Stone Gossard's solo debut may be surprised by the stylistic range here. Anyone looking for a host of heavy, Pearl Jam-style rockers on guitarist Stone Gossard's solo debut may be surprised by the stylistic…

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