1. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre Foo Fighters have canceled the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins was hospitalized yesterday morning (Aug. 20). Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following the Foo'…

  2. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Joel, Baez, Les Paul

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Radiohead, Billy Joel, Joan Baez, Les Paul Radiohead was forced to cancel two concerts in Centreville, Va., over the weekend due to flooding. The shows were scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 11-12) at Centreville's Bull Run Regional Park. Storms in the area late…

  3. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who…

  4. 'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Obliterates The Competition

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync now has the two best one-week sales totals of the SoundScan era, as the band's Jive album "Celebrity" obliterated all competition to storm its way to a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with 1. 'N Sync now has the two best one-week sales totals of the SoundScan…

  5. Fatherhood Influences Janovitz' Solo Set

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bill Janovitz says that early in his career, he vowed never to become the sappy sort of singer/songwriter who writes cutesy songs about the birth of a child. Well, he can't keep from chuckling as he a Bill Janovitz says that early in his career, he vowed never to become the sappy sort of…

  6. Built To Spill Lines Up Fall Tour

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock trio Built to Spill will embark on a U.S. tour Sept. 4 in Minneapolis. The trek, which comes in support of the group's latest Warner Bros. album "Ancient Melodies of the Future," is due to Modern rock trio Built to Spill will embark on a U.S. tour Sept. 4 in…

  7. Incubus Plans U.S. Tour

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Incubus will hit the road Sept. 14 in advance of its fourth studio album, "Morning View" (Immortal/Epic). The tour will kick off at the Meadowbrook Amphtheatre in Gilford, N.H., and co Modern rock act Incubus will hit the road Sept. 14 in advance of its fourth studio…

  8. TMBG Prep 'Mink Car,' Documentary

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While known for their eclectic and often downright goofy songs, They Might Be Giants take a stab at sincerity on the forthcoming album "Mink Car," due Sept. 11 via Restless Records. Such a statement s While known for their eclectic and often downright goofy songs, They Might Be…

  9. Shaq Bounces Beats

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having gone on to win his second straight championship and to further secure his place in basketball history, O'Neal is again diversifying his resume with several new entertainment projects during thi Shaquille O'Neal is no doubt flashing that sly, multimillion-dollar grin on the…

  10. Ol' Dirty Bastard Gets 2-4 Years In Prison

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (real name: Russell Jones) was sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom today (July 18) to two to four years in prison, after having pleaded guilty to As expected, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (real name: Russell Jones) was…

  11. Rembrandts Get 'Lost' On J-Bird

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Danny Wilde and Phil Solem, collectively known as the Rembrandts, will release a new album, "Lost Together," Oct. 2 via Connecticut-based <A HREF="http://www.jbirdrecords.com" TARGET="new">J-Bird Reco Danny Wilde and Phil Solem, collectively known as the…

  12. 'Superhero' McKnight Plans U.S. Tour

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed dates for the intimate theatre tour extend through Nov. 18 in Jacksonville, Fla., although the run is expected R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed…

  13. Live Boasts New Attitude On 'V'

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Live's new album "V" (due Sept. 18 via Radioactive/MCA) is the group's most musically aggressive in its 15-year history. While Live's music and lyrics have always had a full-throttled intensity, "V" h The often spiritual, always intelligent music of Live…

  14. Built To Spill Discovers 'Ancient Melodies'

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band's third Warner Bros. studio set, "Ancient Melodies of the Future" (released on July 10), marks a shift away from previous work, Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band'…

  15. ODB's Hits 'Free' At Last

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Incarcerated Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard won't be free any time soon, but Elektra will celebrate the artist's truly unique catalog with the Aug. 21 greatest hits set "Free Dirty." As previou Incarcerated Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard won't…

  16. Hot Product

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Sean Combs, Melissa Etheridge, Built to Spill, Ivy, Faithless, and more. All In The Family Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs returns to action this week with "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," out on his own Bad Boy label. The star…

  17. Phish, Dead Honored With Jammys

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held last night (June 28) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish took home two of the most prestigious awards -- stu Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards,…

  18. Travis Returns To No. 1 In The U.K.

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday (June 17) took the No. 1 spot on the U.K. album chart. The mark was achieved in one week, while it took the Scottish band 13 weeks With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday …

  19. A Twist of Marley

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Lee Ritenour—a central force behind 1997's Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, A Twist of Jobim—pays homage this time to reggae pioneer Bob Marley, who died 20 years ago in May. Guitarist Lee Ritenour—a central force behind 1997's Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, A Twist of Jobim…

  20. ODB, Lil' Kim, Brandy Cover Phil Collins

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, was released in Germany last month and debuted at No. 3. The record is a More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of…

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