1. Lennon Letter Fails To Sell At Auction

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An undated draft of an angry and revealing letter written by John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney after the Beatles' 1970 split failed to sell yesterday (Oct. 4) at an auction in London. Christie's An undated draft of an angry and revealing letter written by John Lennon to Paul…

  2. EMI Inks Content Deal With Pressplay

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT EMI Recorded Music, home to such artists as Radiohead, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie, has agreed to license its repertoire to Pressplay, the online music subscription service being developed by Univ EMI Recorded Music, home to such artists as Radiohead, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie, has…

  3. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly…

  4. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA Organizers say the MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany, will continue as scheduled. The announcement comes a day after Janet Jackson's decision to cancel her appearance on the show and her entire European tour. "MTV…

  5. Live Plugs In For Fall Headlining Trek

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock mainstay Live is planning a North American headlining tour to follow its previously announced string of support dates on Jane's Addiction's Jubilee tour. The new dates come on the heels of th Alt-rock mainstay Live is planning a North American headlining tour to follow its…

  6. Worship

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Recorded live this summer at Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., Worship is one of the year's most highly anticipated albums in the Christian market. Recorded live this summer at Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., Worship is one of the year's most highly…

  7. P.O.D. Plans Tour Behind 'Satellite'

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Inspirational rap/rock outfit P.O.D. will begin a 22-date U.S. tour Oct. 18 in Phoenix, with Fenix TX and Blindside in tow. P.O.D. will be out in support of its latest Atlantic album, "Satellite," whi Inspirational rap/rock outfit P.O.D. will begin a 22-date U.S. tour Oct. 18 in…

  8. Sevendust Unleash 'Animosity' Next Month

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock mainstays Sevendust will release their third album, "Animosity," Nov. 13 via TVT. Produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Fuel), the set will feature first single "Praise," as well as a guest spot b Hard rock mainstays Sevendust will release their third album, "…

  9. 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,…

  10. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist…

  11. Quincy Celebrated With Rhino Box

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will be celebrated in a four-disc box set due Oct. 16 from Rhino. The release of "Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones" will coin Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will…

  12. Surfers To Take 'Revolution' To The People

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Legendary alternative rock act the Butthole Surfers will celebrate 20 years together with its first tour in five years, kicking off Oct. 16 in Providence, R.I. The band is heading out in support of it Legendary alternative rock act the Butthole Surfers will celebrate 20 years together with…

  13. Billboard Bits: Alanis Morissette, Megadeth, Kiss

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alanis Morissette, Megadeth, Kiss Alanis Morissette has named her upcoming album and is offering one of its tracks for free download. The Canadian vocalist's third Maverick set, tentatively due Nov. 13, will be titled "Under Rug Swept." Fans can access a streaming Real…

  14. Jane's Extends Tour, Adds Support Acts

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction's Jubilee reunion tour has been extended through Oct. 29, with 17 dates finalized so far. As previously reported, Live and Femi Kuti will open on the tour's initial dates, with Prodig Jane's Addiction's Jubilee reunion tour has been extended through…

  15. Artists Lead Weekend Of Tributes

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend, lending their voices and talents to a variety of events. Friday night, as the New York Mets returned to the field fo Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend…

  16. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News about McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More Paul McCartney told New York radio station WPLJ-FM today (Sept. 21) that he plans to play a benefit concert in the city next month, with proceeds benefiting city firefighters who have perished in the terrorist attacks. McCartney's…

  17. More Celebs Join Relief Telethon

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting, and U2 have been added to the talent lineup for tonight's (Sept. 21) telethon benefitting the World Trade Center and Pentag Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting,…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Olivia Newton-John, Abba's Benny Andersson, and multiple top-10 album debuts. BACK WITH A CHART: Olivia Newton-John has her first charting album of the 21st century, as "Magic: The Very Best of Olivia Newton-John" (UTV) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 150…

  19. Beatles, Sex Pistols Memorabilia Auctioned

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beatles memorabilia, including a letter from George Harrison to the "fifth Beatle," won the highest bids at a rock auction yesterday (Sept. 20) in London, but the Sex Pistols nearly stole the show. Th Beatles memorabilia, including a letter from George Harrison to the "fifth…

  20. '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,…

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