1. Slipknot Emerges From The Middle Of 'Iowa'

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Records publicist says of the label's platinum shock-thrashers Slipknot. For most bands, this much is implied. But most bands aren't like Slipknot. In fact, most groups have nothing in common with th "They take their music very seriously," a Roadrunner Records publicist…

  2. A Quixotic Venture: Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook Goes Solo

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook," via his own Quixotic Records, the former Squeeze frontman sings about going it alone in today's marketplace: "I'm pushing out the boat/ On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut via his own Quixotic…

  3. Dixie Chicks Sue Sony

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks have sued Sony Music Entertainment, accusing the company of cheating them out of more than $4 million in royalties, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Aug. 28). The Grammy-winning The Dixie Chicks have sued Sony Music Entertainment, accusing the company of cheating them…

  4. Merchant Wrapping Up 'Motherland'

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant is eyeing a November release date for her third Elektra solo album, "Motherland." The set is being produced by T-Bone Burnett ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") and features a backing ban Natalie Merchant is eyeing a November release date for her third Elektra…

  5. Dylan Rolls Out Six-Week Fall Tour

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his forthcoming Columbia album "Love and Theft," due Sept. 11 in North America. The trek, beginning Oct. 5 in Spokane, Wash Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Janet Jackson/America link, jumps to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, and Five's U.K. chart feats. 'VENTURA' GOVERNS: The trio known as America had a couple of No. 1 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 -- "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair.…

  7. 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…

  8. Professor Griff's 'Soul' -ful Solo Effort

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister of Information goes on record Sept. 11 with "And the Word Became Flesh" (The Right Stuff/EMI), his first new solo project since 1998's Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister…

  9. Backstreet Boy Littrell Forms Label With Wife

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell and his actress wife, Leighanne, have launched their own music label and production company, Brileigh Prods., in association with Insight Entertainment Group, acc Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell and his actress wife, Leighanne, have launched their…

  10. Elvis To 'Perform' In Memphis Tonight

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday (Aug. 16) marked the 24th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of fans have marked the annual somber occasion during "Elvis Week" with a candleli Yesterday (Aug. 16) marked the 24th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.…

  11. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band to get its due respect. While the Sex…

  12. Tool Beefs Up Fall Itinerary

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tool has tacked on 10 more shows to its fall North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Sept. 6 in St. Paul, Minn. No support act for the first 11 shows has been announced, but Tool has tacked on 10 more shows to its fall North American tour, which, as previously…

  13. Aqua Splits 'For The Moment'

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Danish pop superstars Aqua have split until further notice, the group announced yesterday (Aug. 14). A third album was due to be released late this year or early in 2002, but the Universal Denmark say Danish pop superstars Aqua have split until further notice, the group announced yesterday …

  14. Chicks To Headline Pediatric AIDS Benefit

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country trio the Dixie Chicks have signed on to headline the inaugural Texas Twilight Gala to benefit pediatric AIDS charities. The group will perform an acoustic set with the Austin Symphony Orchestr Country trio the Dixie Chicks have signed on to headline the inaugural Texas Twilight Gala…

  15. Mandy Moore Tackles Tough Role In 'Walk'

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When teen pop star-turned-actress Mandy Moore signed on to play a leukemia victim in the feature film "A Walk to Remember," due out in early 2002, she knew this character would be quite different from When teen pop star-turned-actress Mandy Moore signed on to play a leukemia victim…

  16. Counting Crows To Tour Into November

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What began as a short West Coast tour for modern rock act Counting Crows has been extended through early November. The trek, hitting largely college campuses, resumes Aug. 18 near Denver and is schedu What began as a short West Coast tour for modern rock act Counting Crows has been extended…

  17. Jones Sings More 'Stone Cold Country'

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The enduring performer is a partner with former Asylum Rec He has been called everything from "Possum" and…

  18. Juanes Gets His Feet Wet

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The day before the Latin Grammy nominations were announced, Juan Esteban Aristizabal -- better known as Juanes -- arrived in Miami from his home in Bogota, Colombia, carrying only a gym bag and his gu The day before the Latin Grammy nominations were announced, Juan Esteban Aristizabal --…

  19. Smash Mouth Singer's Son Dies

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Presley Scott Harwell, the infant son of Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, died Saturday of complications from acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to the band's tour manager. Th Presley Scott Harwell, the infant son of Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell and Michelle…

  20. Skynyrd's Leon Wilkeson Dies

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Leon Wilkeson, bassist of legendary southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep Friday in his room at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was 49. A St. Leon Wilkeson, bassist of legendary southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep…

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