1. Boney James Takes Guest Artists For A 'Ride'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz. Not this time around. The saxophonist's upcoming Warner Bros. release, "Ride" (Oct. 23), carries a decidedly more R&B be When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz.…

  2. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg 'Wash' Up

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New tracks featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will anchor the forthcoming soundtrack to "The Wash," due Nov. 6 from Aftermath/Doggystyle/Interscope. The Lions Gate comedy teams the rap veterans as roomm New tracks featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will anchor the forthcoming soundtrack…

  3. Top Acts Set To Play Billboard Awards

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. John Mellencamp will Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at…

  4. Hanson Files Suit Vs. MP3.com

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Records and teen pop outfit Hanson have filed copyright infringement lawsuits against Vivendi Universal's online subsidiary MP3.com, Billboard Bulletin reports. The suits, which were filed i Chrysalis Records and teen pop outfit Hanson have filed copyright infringement lawsuits…

  5. Permanent

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Randy Crawford is the kind of singer who's so assured in her craft, she can open an album with barely a whisper—here, on a hauntingly romantic "Wild Is the Wind"—and still completely cap Randy Crawford is the kind of singer who's so assured in her craft, she can open an…

  6. Top Acts Offer Names For Fans' E-Mail Addresses

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, Korn, Dr. Dre, Metallica, Eminem, and matchbox twenty are among the more than 30 artists that are teaming with Hollywood, Calif.-based XingMail Inc. to offer their fans artist-branded E-mai Sugar Ray, Korn, Dr. Dre, Metallica, Eminem, and matchbox twenty are among the more than 30…

  7. Billboard Bits: J. Lo, Silver Jews, Murder City Devils

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jennifer Lopez, Silver Jews, and the Murder City Devils Jennifer Lopez will perform two full shows -- her first ever -- Thursday (Sept. 20) and Friday at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The shows will be taped by NBC and will air in November as a…

  8. Guilty of Love

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guilty of Love is guitarist Tommy Castro's fourth studio album and, with bandmates Randy McDonald, Keith Crossan, and Billy Lee Lewis, he has effectively raised the ante. Guilty of Love is guitarist Tommy Castro's fourth studio album and, with bandmates Randy McDonald, Keith Crossan…

  9. Britney Unveils Full Fall Tour Plans

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Britney Spears will kick off an extensive North American arena tour Oct. 25 in Miami. The trek comes in support of her third, as-yet-untitled Jive album, due Nov. 6 in North As tipped here last month , Britney Spears will kick off an extensive North American arena…

  10. Expert: Aaliyah Plane Was Overloaded

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The twin-engine plane that crashed with the singer Aaliyah and eight others on board was carrying more than the recommended number of passengers, the plane's manufacturer said. Nine people were on boa The twin-engine plane that crashed with the singer Aaliyah and eight others on board…

  11. Crash Pilot Had Criminal Record

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The pilot of the ill-fated Cessna carrying rising R&B star Aaliyah had a recent criminal record, including a crack-cocaine violation that had him in a Florida court less than two weeks before the The pilot of the ill-fated Cessna carrying rising R&B star Aaliyah had a recent criminal…

  12. Blues Foundation Postpones Awards

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Blues Foundation has postponed until fall 2002 the presentation of its lifetime achievement awards to singer/guItarist Buddy Guy and Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, Billboard Bulletin reports. T The Blues Foundation has postponed until fall 2002 the presentation of its lifetime…

  13. Earl Scruggs Calls On 'Friends' For All-Star Album

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country music has few, if any, icons left who can attract musical collaborators as diverse as Don Henley, Elton John, Melissa Etheridge, Sting, Billy Bob Thornton, Steve Martin, Travis Tritt, and John Country music has few, if any, icons left who can attract musical collaborators as diverse…

  14. A Quixotic Venture: Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook Goes Solo

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook," via his own Quixotic Records, the former Squeeze frontman sings about going it alone in today's marketplace: "I'm pushing out the boat/ On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut via his own Quixotic…

  15. Deepcut to Nowhere

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Deepcut to Nowhere has all the makings of a classic old-new-waver-against-the-elements album, with images of nor'easters, torrential rainfall, and flowing lava—not to mention floods of booze. Deepcut to Nowhere has all the makings of a classic old-new-waver-against-the-elements album,…

  16. Fan Dance

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nonesuch 79625 Nonesuch 79625 Sam Phillips' first studio recording in five years (and her first for Nonesuch) will likely surprise those who initially discovered the singer/songwriter via 1994's Grammy-nominated Martinis and Bikinis (Music to My Ears, Billboard, Jan. 22, 1994) or…

  17. 'N Sync Drops Out Of Jacko Tribute

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, 'N Sync has pulled out of its planned appearance at a Sept. 7 Michael Jackson tribute concert Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV…

  18. Billboard Bits: Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt Train and Fuel will take a break from their current tours to perform as part of the Sam Adams/VH1 World Class Summer Jam Saturday (Aug. 25) at the Fleet Pavilion in Boston. Tickets to the event are only available through radio station giveaways…

  19. Actor Billy Bob Thornton Channels 'Private Radio'

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request: Listen to his Lost Highway debut, "Private Radio," with open ears and an open mind. "I'm not saying you have to like [the record]," he says. "I Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request:…

  20. Doherty Brings Mamas & The Papas To Life On Stage

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Amid hit '60s singles such as "Monday, Monday" and "California Dreamin'," the members of the Mamas and the Papas were as known for their off-stage lives and liaisons. More than 30 years later, origina Amid hit '60s singles such as "Monday, Monday"…

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