1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  5. 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…

  6. Hot Product

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Slipknot, Mary J. Blige, Bjork, Brian McKnight, and more. We're Not In 'Iowa' Anymore Few groups have anything in common with Roadrunner hardcore nonet Slipknot, which, in the three years since emerging from the very definition of the middle of…

  7. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  8. Professor Griff's 'Soul' -ful Solo Effort

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister of Information goes on record Sept. 11 with "And the Word Became Flesh" (The Right Stuff/EMI), his first new solo project since 1998's Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister…

  9. Oysterhead Emerges For Album, Fall Trek

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist Les Claypool, and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland, will on Oct. 2 release its Elektra debut album, " Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus…

  10. Lights Dim On ELO Fall Tour

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne has canceled its fall tour due to poor ticket sales, according to building managers. "It went off with a giant thud. We sold 750 seats the first day [of sales] Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne has canceled its fall tour due to poor ticket…

  11. Curve Returns With A 'Gift'

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 18, Hip-O/Universal will release "Gift," Curve's first album for the label since 1998's "Come Clean." While "business difficulties" delayed a follow-up for several years, band principals Toni On Sept. 18, Hip-O/Universal will release "Gift…

  12. Waterboys Plan First U.S. Tour In A Decade

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mike Scott will bring his latest version of the Waterboys stateside for the band's first U.S. tour in more than 10 years. Kicking off Sept. 22 at the Celtic Festival in Denver, the trek comes in suppo Mike Scott will bring his latest version of the Waterboys stateside for the band's…

  13. The Band's Garth Hudson Files For Bankruptcy

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Garth Hudson, founding member of seminal rock act the Band, has filed for bankruptcy for a third time and faces foreclosure on his home in New York's Hudson Valley. Garth Hudson, founding member of seminal rock act the Band, has filed for bankruptcy for a third time and faces foreclosure…

  14. Guns N' Roses Members Keep Busy

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses will on Sept. 21 issue in Japan a DVD/VHS release of its show last New Year's Eve at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The two-hour and 20-minute performance features 20 songs, including Guns N' Roses will on Sept. 21 issue in Japan a DVD/VHS release of its show…

  15. Billboard Bits: Lit, Little T & One Track Mike, and more

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT NEws on Lit, Little T & One Track Mike, and more Modern rock act Lit will on Oct. 9 release "Atomic," the follow-up to 1999's "A Place in the Sun." The Dirty Martini/RCA album will be preceded later this month by the single "Lipstick and Bruises." As…

  16. Nashville Stars Sign On For CF Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran and SHeDAISY will perform Oct. 1 at Nashville's All Star Music Bash, a charitable event that will benefit the Cy Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran…

  17. Ruthless Sues Bone Thugs Over Contract

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ruthless Records has filed a multiple-count breach-of-contract lawsuit against the rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony seeking undisclosed "substantial" damages, Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit, filed Ruthless Records has filed a multiple-count breach-of-contract lawsuit against the…

  18. Chris Whitley Takes A New Stand

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and stared at least most of them down. Since his still-revered Columbia debut of 10 years ago, "Living With the Law," the T Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and…

  19. The Anglo Files

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British DJ Lee Burridgehas mixed and compiled the fifth installment of Global Underground's "Nu Breed" series, due out Aug. 13 in U.K., plus Ministry of Sound launches a new label. Tyrant Goes Global British DJ Lee Burridge has carved out a formidable career since he first…

  20. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

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