1. Clapton Brings 'Hyde Park' To DVD

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park," for Nov. 13 release. The disc, featuring the legendary guitarist playing to 150,000 people at a free concert in London on J Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park,…

  2. Prince Unveils 'Rainbow Children'

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eccentric pop superstar Prince is set to release his latest album, "The Rainbow Children," on Oct. 17 as an Internet download available only to members of his NPG Music Club. In April, the artist made Eccentric pop superstar Prince is set to release his latest album, "The…

  3. A Dream Come True

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Becky Taylor has been winning awards for singing since she was 7, when she played Eponine in Les MisÉrables. Becky Taylor has been winning awards for singing since she was 7, when she played Eponine in Les Misérables. Now 12, the British theater veteran releases this collection of songs from…

  4. Jay-Z Draws 'Blueprint' For Chart Dominance

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the fourth album in a row from Jay-Z to enter at No. 1, and the highest charting title for Bob Dylan since 1979. Jay-Z's "The B Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the…

  5. Unleashed

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Confederate Railroad has found a likely label home in Audium, and it certainly has the right producer in Barry Beckett. Confederate Railroad has found a likely label home in Audium, and it certainly has the right producer in Barry Beckett. The group stays close to its raucous roots with cuts…

  6. Classic Rockers Form Label/Web Venture

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the Spencer Davis Group's namesake are among the 15 classic rock musicians who've joined together to form Rockforever.com. The venture incorporate Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the…

  7. Keys' 'Songs' Notch Double Platinum

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 million copies, respectively, Alicia Keys' debut a Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry…

  8. Amos Records 'Strange' Covers

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Strange Little Girls," the forthcoming studio album by Tori Amos, finds the artist reinterpreting an eclectic mix of distinctly male songs from the perspective of different female characters. Due Sep "Strange Little Girls," the forthcoming studio album by Tori Amos, finds…

  9. Sax Great Joe Henderson Dies

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson died Saturday after a long bout with emphysema. He was 64. Widely acknowledged as having the ideal tone for a tenor player, Henderson possessed a lyrical, melodic styl Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson died Saturday after a long bout with emphysema. He was 64.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Joplin

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Janis Joplin An auction held yesterday (June 21) at Bonhams & Brooks auction house in London sold more than 100 items once owned by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, in part benefitting charity organization Drugscope. The auction, organized by one-time…

  11. Artists Named To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne Warwick is going into the hall even though she didn't write a word of her biggest hits, including "Do You Know the Way The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne…

  12. Prince Confirms North American Tour

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prince has confirmed dates for a seven-week North American tour, which will kick off June 21 in Columbus, Ohio. The trek will follow Prince: A Celebration, a week-long affair at his Paisley Park Studi Prince has confirmed dates for a seven-week North American tour, which will kick off June 21…

  13. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

  14. Prince Drafts Top Guests For 'Celebration' Bash

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a week-long gala event akin to his name-reclaiming celebration last summer. Prince: A Celebration will run fr Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a…

  15. Over the Rainbow

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sting may have tried to claim the title, but the King of Pain crown rightly belongs to Jimmy Scott. Sting may have tried to claim the title, but the King of Pain crown rightly belongs to Jimmy Scott. For decades, Scott has been one of the best ballad singers in jazz, using his preternaturally…

  16. Prince Takes 'Work' To Napster

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with his recently launched NPG Music Club, Prince will make a new song, "The Work - Pt. 1," available Napster users. While Prince has previously offered unreleased material though his o In conjunction with his recently launched NPG Music Club, Prince will make a new…

  17. Dave Navarro Solo Project Resurfaces

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will release the first album from his solo project, Spread, this summer on Capitol. Though a label spokesman stressed there is no firm release date for Navarro' Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will release the first album from his…

  18. A 'Whole New' Shawn Colvin

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album with "complete terror" ultimately worked for her.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album…

  19. A 'Whole New' Shawn Colvin

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album with "complete terror" ultimately worked for her. "Whole New You," due March 27 from Columbia, was "diffi Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn…

  20. Kinks Beeb Visits Kollected

    March 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST A host of songs the Kinks recorded for various BBC shows will be released March 20 on Sanctuary's two-disc set "BBC Sessions 1964-1977." The album collects 31 classic Kinks tracks, and a pair of blues A host of songs the Kinks recorded for various BBC shows will be released…

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