1. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs Image Entertainment has set a Feb. 26, 2002, release date for the 100-minute DVD/VHS home video "Pete Townshend: Music From Lifehouse." The video features 16 songs drawn from Townshend's Feb. 25-26, 2000, performances of his…

  3. Winston Looking Forward, Back With New Releases

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become synonymous with the new-age genre thanks to his seasonal-themed recordings for the Windham Hill label over the pa Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become…

  4. Smith To Host Gospel Radio Special

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael W. Smith will host a one-hour radio special featuring gospel artists responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from a spiritual perspective. Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman, P Michael W. Smith will host a one-hour radio special featuring gospel artists responding to…

  5. Somewhere Along the Road

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Irish-American vocalist Cathie Ryan gained notice as the lead singer of Cherish the Ladies, though more recently she has released three solo albums over the past four years on Shanachie. Irish-American vocalist Cathie Ryan gained notice as the lead singer of Cherish the Ladies, though more…

  6. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

  7. P. Diddy Gets New Manager, Plans Tour

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Influential pop artist manager Johnny Wright ('N Sync, Britney Spears) has inked a co-management deal for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs with Phil Robinson, Billboard Bulletin reports. Combs is planning to tou Influential pop artist manager Johnny Wright ('N Sync, Britney Spears)…

  8. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap Mariah Carey has been chosen to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Football League's Super Bowl XXXVI, to be played Feb. 3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Carey will join last year's singers, the…

  9. Finn's Star-Studded Concert Due In 2002

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST When former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn decided to put a group together for a slate concerts in his New Zealand homeland earlier this year, he aimed high. The result was a backing band When former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn decided to put a group together for…

  10. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  11. 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…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Fu Manchu, Warren Haynes

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Fu Manchu, Warren Haynes Performing his first concert in New York since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Bob Dylan left no doubt last night (Nov. 19) about his fondness for the Big Apple and its citizens. As he finished his nearly two-hour set, Dylan addressed the Madison…

  13. Epiphany Opens 'Door' To Mick Jagger Disc

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones' marathon Bridges to Babylon tour two years ago, he wrote a few songs, began recording them at home -- and he suddenl Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones'…

  14. Appeals Court Upholds $3M Award To Ronettes

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST A New York appeals court has ordered record producer Phil Spector to pay about $3 million to the Ronettes, the 1960s "girl group" trio he discovered, managed, and allegedly cheated. The trio -- which A New York appeals court has ordered record producer Phil Spector to pay about $3…

  15. 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'…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Tony Bennett Plans Promotional Blitz

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional appearances surrounding his new Columbia album "Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues," due Tuesday (Nov. 6) from RPM/Col Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional…

  19. 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…

  20. Underground Airplay Version 1.0

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Lyricist Lounge brand has represented the best of underground hip-hop culture for at least 10 years. The Lyricist Lounge brand has represented the best of underground hip-hop culture for at least 10 years. What began as a New York City-based open-mike competition has flourished into…

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