1. Korn Wrapping Up New Album

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth Immortal/Epic album, according to a statement. The set, produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers), is still Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth…

  2. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  3. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop…

  4. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

  5. Breeders Confirm 2002 Album, Tour

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST After years of dormancy, alternative rockers the Breeders have announced a February release for their forthcoming third studio album and have confirmed plans to tour the U.S. in early 2002. While the After years of dormancy, alternative rockers the Breeders have announced a February release…

  6. Merchant To Perform Live For Oxygen

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next Friday (Dec. 21). "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant" will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will be simultaneously Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Nickelback and Cliff Richard. DOUGH RE: 'ME': Enough people purchased the newly-released commercial single of Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" (Roadrunner) to send the single up two notches on The Billboard Hot 100, from No. 3 to No. 1. It'…

  8. Costello Plans 'Cruel' 2002 Return

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST The next page in Elvis Costello's storied career will turn with the April 23, 2002, release of "When I Was Cruel." Due out through Island, the album features frequent collaborators drummer Pete Thomas The next page in Elvis Costello's storied career will turn with the…

  9. P. Diddy Gets New Manager, Plans Tour

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Influential pop artist manager Johnny Wright ('N Sync, Britney Spears) has inked a co-management deal for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs with Phil Robinson, Billboard Bulletin reports. Combs is planning to tou Influential pop artist manager Johnny Wright ('N Sync, Britney Spears)…

  10. Colvin, Vega On New Folkways Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky will be featured on the two-disc, 34-track Smithsonian Folkways release "Fast Folk: A Communi Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka,…

  11. Rosa Mundi

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tabor keeps it simple and atmospheric with Rosa Mundi, a collection of songs that, in one way or another, allude to roses. Tabor keeps it simple and atmospheric with Rosa Mundi, a collection of songs that, in one way or another, allude to roses. Tabor is joined in this admirable effort by Huw…

  12. Dishwalla Resurfaces With 'Opaline'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Dishwalla will release "Opaline," its first album in four years, April 23 on Los Angeles-based Immergent Records. The set's first single, "Somewhere in the Middle," will hit U.S. radio Modern rock act Dishwalla will release "Opaline," its…

  13. Stones Readying 40th Anniversary Box Set

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones plan to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary next year with the release of a box set, featuring rarities, outtakes, and unreleased live tracks taken from different stages of the b The Rolling Stones plan to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary next year with…

  14. Cajun Music Celebrated On 'Evangeline'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the artists who have contributed songs, in French, to "Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music." Due March 5 from Vanguard John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the…

  15. AOL Time Warner CEO Levin Steps Down

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST AOL Time Warner Inc.'s CEO Gerald Levin will step down in May 2002 and co-COO Richard Parsons will replace him, the company announced today (Dec. 5). Parsons' fellow COO Robert Pittman will become the AOL Time Warner Inc.'s CEO Gerald Levin will step down in May 2002 and co-COO…

  16. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  17. World Mourns George Harrison

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who died yesterday (Nov. 29) at age 58 in Los Angeles, after a long battle with cancer. Lone surviving Beatles P Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who…

  18. Mya Signs On For 'Chicago'

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Singer Mya has joined Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and John C. Reilly in the cast of Miramax Films' musical feature "Chicago." Mya, who has r Singer Mya has joined Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere,…

  19. Britney Forms Production Company

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has formed an as-yet-unnamed production company and is in final negotiations to with screenwriter James V. Hart ("Contact") to write a feature film project for her to star in. No detail Britney Spears has formed an as-yet-unnamed production company and is in final…

  20. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

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