1. Update: 'Prankster' Ken Kesey Dies

    November 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed against authority in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and orchestrated an LSD-fueled bus ride that helped immortalize the era, died Satu Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed…

  2. The Golden Road (1965-1973)

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fat with dozens of previously unreleased tracks—live stuff, alternate studio versions, and, believe it or not, Warlocks recordings—The Golden Road will no doubt overwhelm many a Deadhea Fat with dozens of previously unreleased tracks—live stuff, alternate studio versions, and, believe it or…

  3. Country Acts Do Their 'Share' Vs. Substance Abuse

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists who took part in the recording of the feature song for a disc that will benefit drug and alcohol treatment p Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists…

  4. Early R.E.M Re-Recorded For 'Vanilla Sky'

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has re-recorded one of its earliest tunes for the Reprise soundtrack to the upcoming Cameron Crowe film "Vanilla Sky." Never before released, "All the Right Friends" is an original R.E.M. compo R.E.M. has re-recorded one of its earliest tunes for the Reprise…

  5. 'Concert for New York City' CD Due

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20, will be released as a two-CD set Nov. 27 by Columbia. A VHS/DVD will follow on an as-yet-undetermined date The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20…

  6. 'Tribute To Heroes' CD, Video Due Dec. 4

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group -- will collaborate for the Dec. In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG),…

  7. Vedder, Crowes Cover Beatles For 'I Am Sam'

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the Wallflowers, Ben Harper, and Nick Cave are among the artists who have recorded Beatles covers for the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," star Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the…

  8. Kelly, Keys Anchor 'Ali' Soundtrack

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Two new cuts from R&B artists R. Kelly and a third from Alicia Keys will anchor the Interscope soundtrack to "Ali," Columbia Pictures' upcoming bio-pic of boxer Muhammad Ali, starring Will Smith. Two new cuts from R&B artists R. Kelly and a third from Alicia Keys will…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Hendrix's Childhood Home Saved

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST The childhood home of Jimi Hendrix appears to have won a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball. The Seattle ivory-hued house with purple trim was sold on eBay in August for $43,500, but the Mich The childhood home of Jimi Hendrix appears to have won a last-minute reprieve from the…

  12. Brand New Boots and Panties—A Tribute to Ian Dury

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Physically handicapped since contracting polio at age seven, England's Ian Dury—who died of cancer last year at 57—was one of the odder-looking chaps to emerge from the British New Wave Physically handicapped since contracting polio at age seven, England's Ian Dury—who died of…

  13. McCartney Rush Releasing 2nd Charity Song

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney says he is rushing out a second charity single to raise money for New York's emergency workers affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. His new song, "Freedom," which was well receiv Paul McCartney says he is rushing out a second charity single to raise money…

  14. 'Concert For NYC' Tally Reaches $30 Million

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Concert for New York City has raised more than $30 million for World Trade Center relief efforts, and donations are still being accepted. The running total as of today (Nov. 1) includes money rais The Concert for New York City has raised more than $30 million for World Trade Center relief…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi Country artist Travis Tritt, Broadway star Audra McDonald, vocal group the Manhattan Transfer, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will perform at the 78th annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, set for Dec. 6 on the Ellipse near…

  16. All-Star Album Features New Harrison Track

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his much-publicized battle with cancer will be featured on "Small World Big Band," the new album by British musician and broadcaster J George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his…

  17. Madonna Nets 'Immaculate' RIAA Diamond

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST With the release of her second greatest hits set just around the corner, Madonna's 1990 Warner Bros. compilation "The Immaculate Collection" has been certified by the Recording Industry Association of With the release of her second greatest hits set just around the corner,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  19. Sanz, Juanes Top Winners At 2nd Latin Grammys

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Sanz led the list of winners with four tropies for the second annual Latin Grammys, announced today (Oct.30) during a press conference at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. The Spanish pop singe Alejandro Sanz led the list of winners with four tropies for the second annual Latin Grammys…

  20. Billboard Bits: Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more New York radio outlet Z100 (WHTZ) has gotten a jump on the holiday season with the announcement of its annual Jingle Ball concert. Set for Dec. 13 at Madison Square Garden, the event line-up already boasts Alicia Keys, Craig David, and Enrique…

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