1. Plant, Neville Bros., More Set For WOMAD

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature appearances by Robert Plant, the Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, and festival co-founder Peter Gabriel. Set for July 27-29 This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature…

  2. EMI/Bertelsmann Merger Collapses

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group and the Bertelsmann Music Group have halted talks over the planned merger of their music businesses, citing regulatory hurdles. The proposed marriage would have brought such music icons as t EMI Group and Bertelsmann have halted talks over the planned merger of their music…

  3. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg, Tommy Lee, Pavarotti

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, John Singleton, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Methods Of Mayhem, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Tenors Rapper Snoop Dogg and R&B singer/model Tyrese will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack to John Singleton's new Columbia Pictures film "Baby Boy," in…

  4. Kingdom Come

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As principal writer and producer of the first major motion-picture soundtrack of all-new gospel material, gospel golden-boy Kirk Franklin rises to the occasion in glorious fashion, delivering nine new As principal writer and producer of the first major motion-picture soundtrack of all-new…

  5. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…

  6. Janet, Destiny's Child Wage War For No. 1

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's "All for You" once again uses its strength at retail to earn a fourth straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Janet Jackson's "All for You" once again uses its strength at retail to earn a fourth straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard…

  7. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. <br CLEAR="NONE"/> If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his…

  8. Tyrese Shines On His '2000 Watts'

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. If RCA artist Tyrese had had his way, three years wouldn't have elapsed between his 1998 self-titled debut and his second album. But thanks to three major…

  9. 'O Brother' Concert Set For Carnegie Hall

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, producer T-Bone Burnett, Immortal Entertainment, and the United Talent Agency will bring together Alison Krauss & Union Station, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, and o Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, producer T-Bone Burnett, Immortal Entertainment, and the…

  10. Billboard Bits: Son By Four, Lil' Bow Wow, and more

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Son By Four, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Lil' Bow Wow, Sandy Bull, Kelly Joe Phelps, Tom Waits, Morphine Son By Four have been added to the performance lineup for the eighth annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be taped April 26 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theater. The…

  11. Clapton Confirms Second North American Tour Leg

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A list of dates stretching through a two-show mid-August stand at Los Angeles' Staples Center will round out the second leg of Eric Clapton's North American tour in support of his latest Duck/Reprise A list of dates stretching through a two-show mid-August stand at Los Angeles'…

  12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Return With New Look At Old Themes

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A more mature, confident Nick Cave is revealed on Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' 11th studio set, "No More Shall We Part." Reprise will issue the album April 10 in the U.S., while Mute released it Apr It has been four years since Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an album…

  13. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Return With New Look At Old Themes

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It has been four years since Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an album of new material. In that time, the multifaceted Cave has curated a major London music festival, finished a screenplay It has been four years since Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an album of new material. In…

  14. Pantera Sets 'Extreme Steel' Lineup

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pantera will be joined by Slayer, Static-X, Skrape, and Morbid Angel on its summer arena tour, dubbed Extreme Steel and due to kick off June 20 in New Haven, Conn. The North American trek will last u Pantera will be joined by Slayer, Static-X, Skrape, and Morbid Angel on its summer arena tour…

  15. Finnish Producer Hulkkonen Delivers Third F-Comm Album

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Anglo Files is a weekly European dance music column by Billboard.com Senior Editor/Europe Chucky Thomas NEVER MIND the trance epics of Darude and the bubblegum hip-hop of Bomfunk MCs; Finland is churning out some credible producers -- take Jori Hulkkonen for example. From humble musical…

  16. The Ango Files

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Anglo Files is a weekly European dance music column by Billboard.com Senior Editor/Europe Chucky Thomas. MOONFACE -- DIGWEED'S NEW PROTEGE: Ever had that paranoid feeling that everybody's talking about you? Southampton based deep house producer Phil Thompson -- aka Moonface --…

  17. Hot Product

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Eric Clapton, Semisonic, Los Super Seven, Daft Punk, and more. 'Slow Hand' Returns With 'Reptile' On "Reptile," Eric Clapton's first solo album for Reprise since 1998's "Pilgrim," the artist surrounds himself with…

  18. Billboard Bits: Napster, Kid Rock, Geri, ECW

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Napster, Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls, ECW The Recording Industry Association Of America yesterday (March 13) accused Napster of "stall tactics" that are "unacceptable," Billboard Bulletin reports. On Monday, Napster CEO Hank Barry…

  19. Napster Filtering 115,000 Files

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Napster CEO Hank Barry says the company is complying with the terms of the court-ordered injunction by blocking access to more than 115,000 file names from lists submitted by the record labels over th Napster CEO Hank Barry says the company is complying with the terms of the court-ordered…

  20. Billboard Bits: Fahey, Beach Boys, Stabbing Westward

    March 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on John Fahey, Revenant, Beach Boys, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Status Quo, Stabbing Westward Revenant Records, one of the most distinctive indie labels of recent years, will remain in business despite the Feb. 22 death of its founder and guiding light, guitarist John Fahey. "The next…

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