1. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Janovitz/Kirkwood, Yahoo!

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the MTV Europe Awards, Bill Janovitz & Curt Kirkwood, and a Yahoo! charity auction. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has been added to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The group joins previously announced performers Blink…

  2. Chuck Berry Celebrates 75th

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Berry still unleashes the bent-kneed duck walk and one-legged hop that helped make him famous in the days of sock hops and soda shops. "Sometimes I forget, and the fans remind me I can still do Chuck Berry still unleashes the bent-kneed duck walk and one-legged hop that helped make…

  3. Lofgren 'Breaks Away' With New Solo Set

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fans of E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren will be pleased to hear that the guitar slinger has just released a new solo album, "Break Away Angel." However, they may be dismayed to learn that, due to Fans of E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren will be pleased to hear that the…

  4. New Sheryl Crow Due Early Next Year

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow's fourth, as-yet-untitled A&M studio album is tentatively due in March, the artist's management tells Billboard.com. A single is due in late January, with a tour to follow. According t Sheryl Crow's fourth, as-yet-untitled A&M studio album is tentatively due…

  5. Best-Of 'Echoes' Pink Floyd's Past

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially selected and sequenced by members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright, as well as Roger Waters, who left t Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially…

  6. Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT According to an interview in the Sept. 15 issue of Billboard, Billy Joel is not in the mood to record a collection of pop/rock tunes anytime in the near future. According to an interview in the Sept. 15 issue of Billboard, Billy Joel is not in the mood to record a collection of pop/rock tunes…

  7. Filter's 'Amalgamut' Due Next Year

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about the industrial-tinged Chicago band's forthcoming release, "Amalgamut," due in early 2002 from Warner Bros. In a recent post by leader Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about…

  8. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  9. Shabaz

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The creative spark that makes Shabaz such an intriguing musical proposition is generated by Sukhawat Ali Khan, his sister Riffat Salamat, and Richard Michos. The creative spark that makes Shabaz such an intriguing musical proposition is generated by Sukhawat Ali Khan, his sister Riffat…

  10. Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For many, this fan included, Blondie (as well as acts like the Talking Heads) defined the genre-bending and -blurring era (1976-'82) when punk gave way to disco then morphed into new wave. BLONDIE Blondie REISSUE PRODUCER: Kevin Flaherty ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Richard Gottehrer Chrysalis…

  11. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  12. Jay-Z Makes It Three In A Row At No. 1

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1 for a third straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 36% sales decline to 174,000 units, according to SoundScan. In a week Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1…

  13. Wynonna To Rally Army Troops

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky native Wynonna Judd plans to perform two shows tomorrow (Oct. 5) for troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., home to the Army's 101st Airborne division. "Since Sept. 11, I have been searching for a way Kentucky native Wynonna Judd plans to perform two shows tomorrow (Oct. 5) for…

  14. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA Organizers say the MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany, will continue as scheduled. The announcement comes a day after Janet Jackson's decision to cancel her appearance on the show and her entire European tour. "MTV…

  15. Robbie Goes Rat Pack On 'Swing'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi-platinum Chrysalis album "Sing When You're Winning" next month with a Frank Sinatra-inspired set of covers called "Swing When You're Winning," U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi…

  16. Hank Williams: Timeless

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Despite the best intentions, the icons of popular music aren't always best-served by "tribute" albums—as fans of these artists well know. Despite the best intentions, the icons of popular music aren't always best-served by "tribute" albums—as fans of these…

  17. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page booklet accompanying this four-disc, 58…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bullfrog, Chuck Berry, Cream/Kinetic

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bullfrog, Chuck Berry, Cream/Kinetic Montreal groove sextet Bullfrog will release its self-titled debut album Oct. 16 via Ropeadope/Atlantic, in conjunction with a month-long U.S. tour with labelmates Project Logic. "Bullfrog" will include the group's first two EPs,…

  19. Cypress Hill's Smoke Out Hits More Snags

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded the lineup for the Los Angeles show instead. Cancellation of the San Francisco date, which was scheduled fo Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded…

  20. MusicNet Unveils Technology, Business Platforms

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Online subscription service MusicNet is moving closer to commercial rollout, Billboard Bulletin reports. The company -- a joint venture among Warner Music Group, BMG Entertainment, EMI Recorded Music, Online subscription service MusicNet is moving closer to commercial rollout, Billboard…

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