1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Hot Product

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Enrique Iglesias, Jermaine Dupri, and more. Jackson's Back It's been six years since Michael Jackson released an album of new material. And, befitting the kind of hype that accompanies the self-proclaimed King of Pop's…

  8. Angie Stone Warms Up On 'Mahogany'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second studio effort and J Records debut (due Nov. 6), R&B diva Angie Stone is notably relaxed and content. "Everything is flowing," she ent As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second…

  9. Q: The Musical Biography ofQuincy Jones

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In trumpeting Quincy Jones' 50-plus years as a musician/songwriter/producer/arranger, this four-CD package does an admirable job with an admittedly daunting task. Working under a no-boundary clause, t In trumpeting Quincy Jones' 50-plus years as a musician/songwriter/producer…

  10. Billboard Bits: Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton Hard rock outfit Sevendust will be featured in a special, "Live Animosity," that begins airing Tuesday (Oct. 30) on MTV2. The show sports live concert footage shot recently in Gainesville, Fla., as well as video clips and backstage…

  11. Capitol Compiles 'United We Stand'

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the artists featured on Capitol Records' patriotic set "United We Stand," due Nov. 6, according to the label's official Web site. Al The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the…

  12. Millions Raised By Weekend Benefit Concerts

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. The Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden -- Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded…

  13. Billboard Bits: SOAD, Swampstock, O-Town, Oakenfold

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on System Of A Down, Swampstock, O-Town, and Paul Oakenfold. Hard rock act System Of A Down will donate its proceeds from its Oct. 31 appearance at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund. The group's performance at the venue comes in…

  14. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Janovitz/Kirkwood, Yahoo!

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the MTV Europe Awards, Bill Janovitz & Curt Kirkwood, and a Yahoo! charity auction. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has been added to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The group joins previously announced performers Blink…

  15. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  16. Snoop Dogg Charged With Pot Possession

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) was charged with marijuana possession yesterday (Oct. 17) in Amherst, Ohio, after officers stopped two of his tour buses for speeding and found several ba Rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) was charged with marijuana possession…

  17. Huey, Carole, Janet 'United'; Kiss, Mick Not

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C., continues to evolve. Huey Lewis & the News and Carole King are the latest artists to sign on, while K The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C.,…

  18. More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the…

  19. Comcast To Air Benefit Featuring Springsteen, Bon Jovi

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, and Joan Jett will be broadcast live Friday (Oct. 19) via Philadelphia-based cable television provider The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe…

  20. Kylie Holds Strong On U.K. Charts

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even her label Parlophone's wildest hopes, after the single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" began its fourth straight week at No. 1, and her album Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even…

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