1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Cure Bolsters 'Hits' With New Songs, Acoustic Disc

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering U.K. modern rock outfit the Cure has sidestepped longstanding breakup rumors by including two new songs on its forthcoming "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 13 on Elektra. The songs, "Cut Here" and Pioneering U.K. modern rock outfit the Cure has sidestepped longstanding…

  8. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  9. Never Love You Enough

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chely Wright is blessed with a wealth of talent as a songwriter and vocalist, but her commercial output seems to get mired in the image-making process. Chely Wright is blessed with a wealth of talent as a songwriter and vocalist, but her commercial output seems to get mired in the image…

  10. Rhino Scours No. 1 Hits For Soul Box Set

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits -- for the six-CD box set "Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience," due Oct. 16. The set features familiar hits from Marv Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits …

  11. Wyman Sings, Writes, Archives The Blues

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman has spent his recent years playing, archiving, listening, interviewing, and writing about the music that acted as the ba With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman…

  12. Attacks Cause Broadway Closings

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Four Broadway shows will close this weekend -- or earlier, if they can get union concessions -- as ticket sales dropped dramatically following the terrorist attacks in New York. "The Rocky Horror Show Four Broadway shows will close this weekend -- or earlier, if they can get union…

  13. Indie Stars Sign On For All Tomorrow's Parties

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival has begun to take shape, with Shellac serving as the musical curators. This year's event will be held April 19-21 and Apri The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  15. Cypress Hill Alters Smoke Out Schedule

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Cypress Hill-organized Smoke Out festival has undergone a series of logistical changes, with a Sept. 29 date in Holmdel, N.J., postponed while producers look for another New York-area location. An The Cypress Hill-organized Smoke Out festival has undergone a series of logistical changes,…

  16. Still Rock'n'Roll To Billy Joel?

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel hesitates to describe his first post-pop recording, "Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano" (due Oct. 2 from Columbia/Sony Classical), as a traditional classical music effort. Whi Billy Joel hesitates to describe his first post-pop recording, "Fantasies …

  17. Costa To Get 'Funky' On Fall Tour

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept 29 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. The jaunt will have Costa on the road until a Nov. 2 date in Vancouv R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept…

  18. Persuaded—Live in D.C.

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Richard Smallwood has been a fixture atop the gospel charts for more than 15 years, and Persuaded only serves to polish his Midas touch. Richard Smallwood has been a fixture atop the gospel charts for more than 15 years, and Persuaded only serves to polish his Midas touch. A classically…

  19. Zomba Settles With MP3.com

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Zomba Music Group, home to such acts as 'N Sync and Britney Spears, has settled its copyright-infringement suit against MP3.com. As part of the agreement, Zomba has licensed its catalog to be used in Zomba Music Group, home to such acts as 'N Sync and Britney Spears, has settled its…

  20. Billboard Bits: Diamond Rio, M. Jackson, J. Winter

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Diamond Rio, M. Jackson, J. Winter Country act Diamond Rio will host its 10th annual the Rio @ Hermitage celebrity golf tournament Sept. 11 in Old Hickory, Tenn., outside of Nashville. Among those slated to take part are fellow country artists Trace Adkins and Larry Stewart, comedian…

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