1. Howie Epstein, Carlene Carter In Legal Fix

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Howie Epstein, bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and singer/songwriter Carlene Carter were arrested last night (June 27) in Albuquerque, N.M., after they were stopped in a stolen vehicle, p Howie Epstein, bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and singer/songwriter Carlene…

  2. Jagged Edge Embarks On 'Thrill' Ride

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Still riding the momentum of its popular 2000 sophomore release "J.E. Heartbreak" -- which spawned three hit R&B singles, including "Let's Get Married" -- the Jagged Edge is excited about this wee Jagged Edge is definitely taking the adage "strike while the…

  3. Del McCoury's Star Rises

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band is considered to be the anchor of Ceili Music, an imprint of Ricky Skaggs' Skaggs Family Records. So "Del and the Boys" is, sensibly, the label's first release through its new sal The Del McCoury Band is considered to be the anchor of Ceili Music, an…

  4. 'Bootleg Series' Reveals Velvet Underground

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's demise with releasing the first installment in a series of previously unreleased live recordings by the Lou Reed Universal Music Group is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Underground&…

  5. Oxygen

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On their fifth Sparrow album, the members of Avalon once again demonstrate the impressive gifts that have made them one of the most acclaimed groups in contemporary Christian music: vibrant vocals and On their fifth Sparrow album, the members of Avalon once again demonstrate the impressive…

  6. EMP Marks Anniversary With Concert Series

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Experience Music Project will celebrate its first anniversary with a June 19-23 concert series in the interactive Seattle museum's intimate Sky Church theatre. Dubbed "A Musical Odyssey," the even The Experience Music Project will celebrate its first anniversary with a June…

  7. Waterboys' Latest To See U.S. Release

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Critical darlings the Waterboys have signed with U.S. independent label Razor & Tie for domestic release of the Mike Scott-led band's latest album, "A Rock in the Weary Land." Released last year i Critical darlings the Waterboys have signed with U.S. independent label Razor…

  8. Straight From the Heart

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former child star DeLeon Richards, affectionately known as "Little DeLeon," more than delivers on her eighth album—so much so that it's way past time to retire that moniker. Former child star DeLeon Richards, affectionately known as "Little DeLeon," more than delivers…

  9. Billboard Bits: Korn, Chris Cagle, Amanda Kravat

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, Chris Cagle, and Amanda Kravat. For what he describes as "a post-millennium coffee table book for your DVD player," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and composer Richard Gibbs have created the music for an interactive disc of paintings by renowned horror filmmaker Clive…

  10. Scar

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While being enticed by the infectious rhumba beats and staccato guitar soloing of "Stop," the first single from Joe Henry's Scar, you may be too distracted to realize that the song's lyrics match thos While being enticed by the infectious rhumba beats and staccato guitar…

  11. Breeders Recording With Steve Albini

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Long-silent modern rock act the Breeders are in a Chicago studio with producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey) recording the follow-up to the group's breakthrough second album, 1993's "Last Splash," Long-silent modern rock act the Breeders are in a Chicago studio with…

  12. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name:…

  13. 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…

  14. Idiology

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Idiology, the seventh album from German electronica duo Mouse On Mars, finds this innovative act squaring off against all that is rote in contemporary electronica. Idiology, the seventh album from German electronica duo Mouse On Mars, finds this innovative act squaring off against all that is…

  15. Billboard Bits: Paul McCartney, LFO, Gatlin Brothers

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, LFO, Gatlin Brothers Image Entertainment will release "Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern Club" on DVD and videocassette on June 19. Taped Dec. 14, 1999, the show features the former Beatle backed by a band that includes Pink Floyd's David Gilmour,…

  16. Silk Returns With Another 'Session'

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's been almost a decade since Atlanta-based quintet Silk stormed the music world with its 1992 chart-topping debut album, "Lose Control," which it followed in 1995 with "Silk." As the group prepares It's been almost a decade since Atlanta-based quintet Silk…

  17. Lajos Lencsés, oboe; Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sir Neville Marriner, Bernhard Güller, Uriel Segal, Werner Andreas Albert

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The latest in HÄnssler's "Faszinationmusik" line of Southwest German Radio recordings, this set of broadcast performances taped from 1982-97 goes beyond its mildly generic title to offer some r The latest in Hänssler's "Faszinationmusik" line of Southwest German…

  18. Billboard Bits: Big Pun, 'Rocky Horror,' Neutrino

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Big Punisher, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Neutrino & Oxide A New York City Council committee has decided not to approve a measure that would have named a Bronx intersection after late rapper Christopher ''Big Pun'' Rios because of its discomfort over some of his…

  19. Peters Sounds Alarm For 20th Anniversary

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the Alarm Anniversary World Tour. The solo acoustic jaunt will touch down for a pair of dates May 15-16 in Rome and a hom The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg, Tommy Lee, Pavarotti

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, John Singleton, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Methods Of Mayhem, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Tenors Rapper Snoop Dogg and R&B singer/model Tyrese will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack to John Singleton's new Columbia Pictures film "Baby Boy," in…

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