1. Billboard Bits: Slash, Blues Foundation, and more

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Slash, Blues Foundation, Toby Keith, Gatlin Brothers Former Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash is the latest musician to sign onto the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute shows taking place Sept. 7 and 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden. "I am so excited about working with…

  2. Hot Product

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Blue Cantrell, Bilal, Sam Phillips, the Crystal Method, and more. 'Blu' In The Face For Arista newcomer Blu Cantrell, a serious car accident involving her sister opened the door to a musical career. The Providence, R.I., native went with her family to…

  3. Mom & Pop Jackson: 'We Are A Family'

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seemingly tired of reading various statements that suggest infighting amongst their children, Joseph and Kathryn Jackson released their own statement asserting the family's unified support of son Mich Seemingly tired of reading various statements that suggest infighting amongst their…

  4. Jackson Tribute Adds Destiny, Liza, Monica

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B acts Destiny's Child and Monica, along with legendary performer Liza Minnelli, have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concerts at New York's Madison Square Gard R&B acts Destiny's Child and Monica, along with legendary performer Liza…

  5. Marlon: Original Jacksons Will Reunite

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Another page has been added to the ongoing saga of the planned Jacksons reunion for "An All Star Tribute to Michael Jackson - The King of Pop" in September at Madison Square Garden. According to a sta Another page has been added to the ongoing saga of the planned Jacksons reunion…

  6. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  7. Jacksons Have 'Reservations' Over Tribute Plans

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While stressing that they have every intention to take part in the show, Jermaine and Randy Jackson today (July 20) said they have not yet signed contracts guaranteeing their participation in "An All While stressing that they have every intention to take part in the show, Jermaine and…

  8. Pricey Tix For Jackson's Star-Studded Tribute

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Michael Jackson's two tribute shows at New York's Madison Square Garden will be priced far above the range most fans are accustomed to, with the best seats in the house carrying a $2,500 p Tickets for Michael Jackson's two tribute shows at New York's Madison…

  9. Everlys, Jennings Among Dozen Country Hall Inductees

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Waylon Jennings, and "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson are among 12 acts to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Also to be inducted during a dinner O The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Waylon Jennings, and "Whisperin'…

  10. Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist wh John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award,…

  11. The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 2

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The sequel to a fine first DVD Video collection culled from the invaluable PBS series Sessions at West 54th, this Volume 2 documents another superb selection of intimate, often inspired live performan The sequel to a fine first DVD Video collection culled from the invaluable PBS series…

  12. Leiber And Stoller Honored In London

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are in London for a gala celebration of their careers at Hammersmith Apollo tonight (June 29) in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. The duo's classic songs Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are in London for a gala celebration of their…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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