1. Billboard Bits: Erick Sermon, Henry Rollins, Pat Green

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Erick Sermon, EPMD, Henry Rollins, Pat Green As tipped here earlier this month , Erick Sermon has left Def Jam and signed a joint venture agreement with Clive Davis' new J Records label, encompassing both a solo and production deal with Sermon's Def Squad Records. The artist…

  2. Jill Scott Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Jill Scott, fresh from an opening slot on Sting's North American tour, will set off on her own Words and Sounds tour this summer. The trek begins with July 17 with the first of two sh R&B vocalist Jill Scott, fresh from an opening slot on Sting's North American…

  3. Spinal Tap Brings Rock, Guests To NYC

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. Frontm Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at…

  4. Sam Phillips Offers Gentle Touch On 'Fan Dance'

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just over half an hour, the set packs a considerable punch with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics, and uniquely musical backdrops. Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just…

  5. Pay, Pack & Follow

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The late John Phillips put forth John, The Wolf King of LA in 1970 as his solo debut. The late John Phillips put forth John, The Wolf King of LA in 1970 as his solo debut. Presumably he would have followed it with the harder-rocking Pay, Pack & Follow had the tapes, which were recorded…

  6. The Magic Circle—Before They Were the Mamas and the Papas

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, and Denny Doherty considered calling themselves the Magic Circle before settling on the Mamas and the Papas. Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, and Denny Doherty considered calling themselves the Magic Circle before settling on the…

  7. Judy Collins Celebrates 40 Years Of Music

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Major career milestones are often celebrated with a special event. Yet Judy Collins is choosing to approach the 40th anniversary of her recording debut this year the same way she has lived her life -- Major career milestones are often celebrated with a special event. Yet Judy Collins is…

  8. Newman, Wilsons, Waits File Suit Vs. MP3.com

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Tom Waits have filed a $40.5 million copyright-infringement lawsuit against MP3.com, Billboard Bulletin reports. In the suit -- filed Monday in U.S. Dis Randy Newman, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Tom Waits have filed a $40.5…

  9. Experience Music Project Honors Sun, Reggae

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seattle's Experience Music Project (EMP) will feature live performances by rock legends Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner next month as part of its month-long celebration of Sun Records. "Dawn of Rock: T Seattle's Experience Music Project (EMP) will feature live performances by…

  10. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins…

  11. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really long "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he…

  12. Hot Product

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Ani DiFranco, Sofie Von Otter/Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, Slimm Calhoun, Shaver, and more.o A Force To 'Reckon' With After two years without a new album, Ani DiFranco will release the two-disc "Revelling/Reckoning" this week on her own Righteous Babe…

  13. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Def Jam, EMusicm

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Matt Cameron, Def Jam, Sisqo, Redman, Foxy Brown, and Beanie Sigel, EMusicC Pearl Jam has delayed the release of its concert VHS/DVD "Touring Band 2000" from Tuesday (April 10) to May 1. According to the band's official Web site, memory needed to be freed up…

  14. Hot Product

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewin new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Guided By Voices, Big Punisher, Run-D.M.C., Ginuwine, and more. Livin' It Up "Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band: Live In New York City," the concert album for which fans have been clamoring, is due Tuesday from Columbia, just…

  15. Stars Honor Brian Wilson In New York

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California last night (March 29), as TNT taped of the fifth installment in its Masters Series, An All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson. New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California…

  16. Revamped Blackwater Surprise Eyes Kid Rock For Album

    March 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Robert Bradley has revamped his Detroit soul/rock outfit, the Blackwater Surprise, and is working on songs for his next record, portions of which may be produced by fellow Detroit native Kid Rock. Robert Bradley has revamped his Detroit soul/rock outfit, the Blackwater Surprise, and is…

  17. Dylan, Dun Take Home Musical Oscars

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Three years ago, Bob Dylan conquered the Grammys. Now he's done the same at the Academy Awards. Dylan won the best song Oscar Sunday (March 25) for the rollicking ''Things Have Changed,'' the tune he Three years ago, Bob Dylan conquered the Grammys. Now he's done…

  18. Bocelli To Kick Off Tour Tonight

    March 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although Andrea Bocelli has heard the criticism from the classical music press -- which mostly concludes his voice is small, technique limited, and recordings undistinguished -- he doesn't care. He's Although Andrea Bocelli has heard the criticism from the classical music press --…

  19. Bocelli To Kick Off Tour Tonight

    March 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although Andrea Bocelli has heard the criticism from the classical music press -- which mostly concludes his voice is small, technique limited, and recordings undistinguished -- he doesn't care. He's Although Andrea Bocelli has heard the criticism from the classical music press --…

  20. Dylan Hitting The Road Again

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan will set off on a fresh round of touring beginning April 18 in Boulder, Colo. The new dates include a previously announced appearance at Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival (May 4), as well as Bob Dylan will set off on a fresh round of touring beginning April 18 in Boulder, Colo.…

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