1. Out There Live

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Last year, singer/songwriter Dar Williams released the fine album The Green World. Last year, singer/songwriter Dar Williams released the fine album The Green World. To promote the set, Williams hit the road for a national tour with bandmates Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), Jeff Kazee (keyboards),…

  2. Standard Time

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Steve Tyrell approaches this disc of standards with a sense of history, setting it apart from other, similar projects by tapping the talents of several musicians who were actually around when Vocalist Steve Tyrell approaches this disc of standards with a sense of history, setting it…

  3. Ozzy Osbourne Comes 'Down To Earth'

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "I feel like my brain's just been kicked in," Ozzy Osbourne says with a laugh. The seemingly unstoppable metal god is promoting his first studio set in six years, "Down to Earth" (released on Oct. 16 "I feel like my brain's just been kicked in," Ozzy…

  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. Grand Ole Opry To Stage Sept. 11 Benefit

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will participate in the Grand Ole Opry's benefit for families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Set Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will…

  6. Beautifulgarbage

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those approaching Beautifulgarbage expecting more of the same (that is, its predecessor, Version 2.0) are in for a wonderful surprise. Beautifulgarbage finds bandmates/ co-producers Butch Vig, Steve M Those approaching Beautifulgarbage expecting more of the same (that is, its predecessor,…

  7. New Album To Celebrate Los Lobos' 25th

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The members of Los Lobos are in the studio working on their 11th studio album, this time with producer John Leckie (Radiohead, XTC). The as-yet-untitled album's spring release will coincide with the b The members of Los Lobos are in the studio working on their 11th studio album, this…

  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. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-artists such as Robert Johnson, Hank Williams…

  10. 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…

  11. Powderfinger Dominates Oz's ARIA Awards

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Powderfinger dominated the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards tonight (Oct. 3) with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. The Universal-signed act took bes Rock band Powderfinger dominated the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association…

  12. 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…

  13. O'Jays Sing 'For The Love'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are still recording. One that can is the O'Jays. Now part of the MCA family after a string of R&B/crossover hits on Philadelphi Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are…

  14. 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…

  15. 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,…

  16. Gorillaz, Ryan Adams Among Shortlist Prize Nominees

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown are among the nominees for the first-ever Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, which, as firs Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown…

  17. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  18. McGraw, Hill Suit Up For Swampstock

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has added a new recipient to the list of beneficiaries of his 8th annual Swampstock Celebrity Softball Challenge and Concert, set for Oct. 28 in Rayville, La. Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has added a new recipient to the list of…

  19. Starsailor Brings 'Love' In January

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Youthful U.K. hitmaking act Starsailor has settled on a Jan. 8 U.S. release date for its debut Capitol album, "Love Is Here." Produced by Steve Osborne (U2, New Order), "Love Is Here" features Starsai Youthful U.K. hitmaking act Starsailor has settled on a Jan. 8 U.S.…

  20. David Ball Is 'Riding' A Hit, 'Amigo'

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game. Just ask David Ball as he watches "Riding With Private Malone" cruise up Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, from N There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game…

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