1. Neil Young Pens Sept. 11-Themed Song

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Neil Young has written a song inspired by a passenger onboard one of the flights hijacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, and has rushed it to North American radio outlets. According to reports, the track, Neil Young has written a song inspired by a passenger onboard one of the flights hijacked by…

  2. Bell Biv DeVoe Returns

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell Biv DeVoe -- the 1993 MCA set "Hootie Mack." Now members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe have finally scratched their It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell…

  3. Motherland

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Natalie Merchant has long been accurately described as an evocative, emotionally charged tunesmith and performer, calling her previous work "soulful" would be a stretch; there's always been an i While Natalie Merchant has long been accurately described as an evocative,…

  4. Bowie, Glass Set For 12th Tibet House Concert

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST The 12th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert has been scheduled for Feb. 22 at New York's Carnegie Hall. The event, which benefits the organization's goals of preserving Tibetan culture, so far boasts The 12th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert has been scheduled for Feb. 22 at New…

  5. Billboard Bits: Nobel Concert, Brooks, Destiny's Child

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Nobel Concert, Garth Brooks, Destiny's Child Destiny's Child and Anastasia are among the latest artists to join the lineup for the Nobel Peace Prize 100th Anniversary Concert. Other performers newly added to the Dec. 11 event at Norway's Oslo Spektrum are Barbara…

  6. Lollapalooza Returning After 5-Year Layoff

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction leader Perry Farrell is planning to return Lollapalooza to the summer festival circuit in 2002, according to a representative from the William Morris Agency, which co-owns the tour. W Jane's Addiction leader Perry Farrell is planning to return Lollapalooza to the…

  7. Tony Bennett & Friends Win Bravos For 'Blues'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated his three-quarter-century mark in August with a gala event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. RPM Records/Columbia fo Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated…

  8. Garth's 'Scarecrow' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    November 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 466,000 units, according to SoundScan, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts. "Scarecrow," w Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way…

  9. Rule, Usher, Vandross Lead Platinum Charge

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule's Murder Inc. set "Pain Is Love," Usher's Arista album "8701," and Luther Vandross' self-titled J Records debut lead the list of albums newly certified platinum by the Recording Industry Assoc Ja Rule's Murder Inc. set "Pain Is Love,"…

  10. Tenacious D Balancing Film, Touring

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- is finally tasting the success it has been bragging about for years. While its self-titled Epic debut is at No. 105 in its seventh week The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- is finally tasting the…

  11. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  12. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  13. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  14. Carlos Vives Comes Back To Life

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Two years ago, Carlos Vives seemed to have passed his prime. After his spectacular success with "Clasicos de la Provincia" and its follow-up -- albums that introduced vallenato, the traditional accord Two years ago, Carlos Vives seemed to have passed his prime. After his spectacular…

  15. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit Madonna will preside over a Dec. 9 London ceremony to award the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Four British artists have made the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, competition for which is open to native artists under 50 who…

  16. Handel's House Becomes Museum

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The 18th-century house where George Frideric Handel composed "Messiah" and other great works has become the first museum in London devoted to a composer. Restorers have converted the upper floors at 2 The 18th-century house where George Frideric Handel composed "Messiah"…

  17. McCartney, Wyclef To Play For Peace

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney and Wyclef Jean are among the artists confirmed to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert Dec. 11 in Oslo. Other musical guests set to honor this year's laureate, United Nation Paul McCartney and Wyclef Jean are among the artists confirmed to perform at the annual…

  18. 'Not Another' Alt Rock Covers Soundtrack

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST In assembling the soundtrack for the upcoming irreverent comedy "Not Another Teen Movie," executive producer and Maverick CEO Guy Oseary said "the main focus was to create a soundtrack that had a time In assembling the soundtrack for the upcoming irreverent comedy "Not…

  19. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  20. ALFRED BRENDEL IN PORTRAIT

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Originating from a BBC TV program, Alfred Brendel in Portrait offers a wonderfully warm and detailed picture of the great pianist, on the occasion of his 70th birthday year. Originating from a BBC TV program, Alfred Brendel in Portrait offers a wonderfully warm and detailed picture of the…

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