1. Southern Rock Opera

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Scruffy redneck punksters Drive-By Truckers up the ante exponentially with Southern Rock Opera, a searing double-CD that analyzes not only the unlikely rise and tragic fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd but also Scruffy redneck punksters Drive-By Truckers up the ante exponentially with Southern Rock…

  2. The Concert for New York City

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Concert for New York City may go down in history as the greatest charity concert since 1985's Live Aid. The all-star event, which took place Oct. The Concert for New York City may go down in history as the greatest charity concert since 1985's Live Aid. The all-star event, which…

  3. Driving Rain

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST If you still think Paul McCartney is only about silly love songs, think again. If you still think Paul McCartney is only about silly love songs, think again. On the moody, experimental Driving Rain, McCartney wanders into darker territory that may surprise anyone expecting just melodious…

  4. Creed Confirms North American Tour Dates

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rock act Creed has confirmed its initial slate of 2002 North American tour dates. Currently confirmed tour dates begin with a Jan. 16 show at Atlanta's Phillips Arena, and stretch through to a Feb. 17 Rock act Creed has confirmed its initial slate of 2002 North American tour dates. As…

  5. World Mourns George Harrison

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who died yesterday (Nov. 29) at age 58 in Los Angeles, after a long battle with cancer. Lone surviving Beatles P Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who…

  6. George Harrison Dies At 58

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58. Harrison died George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual…

  7. George Michael Eyeing Universal U.K.

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new single in the first quarter, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. It is understood that the deal contains an opti Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new…

  8. Billboard Bits: Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall The first three albums from critically adored Los Angeles cult act Love will be rereleased on vinyl Dec. 18 by Sundazed. The group's 1970 greatest hits set from Elektra, featuring selections from the band's first four releases, will also be…

  9. 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…

  10. Boxing Thirty Years Of Kiss

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish. But the Kiss bassman admits that the band's long-desired boxed-set retrospective has been delayed over the years because It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish.…

  11. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

  12. Hot Product

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Busta Rhymes, the Concert for New York City, the 'Ali' soundtrack, and more In The Beginning... "Genesis" is an appropriate title for rapper Busta Rhymes' new album, his first under a new recording deal with J Records. "I went into this…

  13. Momentum

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST As one-third of Christian music's ruling rock triumvirate, dc Talk, Toby McKeehan (aka TobyMac) already has more than a decade of hits under his belt with pals Kevin Max and Michael Tait. As one-third of Christian music's ruling rock triumvirate, dc Talk, Toby McKeehan (aka TobyMac)…

  14. 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…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, and Jewel. BARRY'S BACK: The first Barry Manilow album of the 21st century arrives at No. 90 on The Billboard 200. "Here at the Mayflower" (Concord) is the first Manilow album to chart since "Manilow…

  16. Tunes On TV

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST For the Week of Nov. 19-25, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 19 "Bravo Profiles," Bravo Featured Artists: Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Marilyn Manson "American Roots Music" (final episode: "All My Children of the Sun"…

  17. Rare Beatles Interview Sells For $10,000

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST A six-minute recording of a Beatles interview -- bought for $5 at a flea market -- sold for $10,400 at an online auction. A U.S. man identified only as "an avid record and music memorabilia collector" A six-minute recording of a Beatles interview -- bought for $5 at a flea market --…

  18. Garth Off To Slow Start, Buyers Look To Shakira

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol), released Tuesday (Nov. 13), is widely expected to top next week's Billboard 200, but music retailers surveyed by Billboard Bulletin say the set is off to a lukewar Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol), released Tuesday …

  19. Tori, Collective Soul, Poe Exit Atlantic

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos, Collective Soul, and Poe have left longtime home Atlantic Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. The moves come as parent company Warner Music Group (WMG) says goodbye to two executives, incl Tori Amos, Collective Soul, and Poe have left longtime home Atlantic Records, Billboard…

  20. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band'…

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