1. Grammys Set To Return To L.A.

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 44th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 27, 2002, at Los Angeles' Staples Center, and will be broadcast on CBS. It will mark the fourth consecutive year that the event has been staged in L.A. The 44th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 27, 2002, at Los Angeles' Staples…

  2. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence…

  3. 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…

  4. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P A host of top stars have been added to the performance lineup for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, set for Nov. 7 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow will debut their duet, "I'll Be…

  7. 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…

  8. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  9. Billboard Bits: Elvis Costello, CMA Awards, Bob Marley

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Elvis Costello, CMA Awards, Bob Marley While Rhino mines and reissues his back catalog, Elvis Costello is not resting on his laurels. The artist has scheduled a performance Nov. 7 at New York's Beacon Theatre with the Charles Mingus Orchestra. Together they will perform Mingus…

  10. More Stars To Proclaim 'Country Freedom'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the Oct. 21 Country Freedom Concert to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Set to take place at N Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the…

  11. Top Acts Set To Play Billboard Awards

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. John Mellencamp will Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, GBV, Sammy Hagar, COC

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jamiroquai, GBV, Sammy Hagar, COC Jay Kay, the lead singer of U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai, has been charged with common assault and criminal damage stemming from a fracas with a photographer in April, police said today (Oct. 4). Kay, 31, is due to appear Monday (Oct. 8) at Bow…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Ozzy Heads Online To Launch 'Earth'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne has lined up a special online promotion in advance of the Oct. 16 release of his new Epic studio album, "Down to Earth." Since late last week, one track from each of his prior 12 studio Ozzy Osbourne has lined up a special online promotion in advance of the Oct. 16…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Face 2 Face

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's an edgier, more uptempo Babyface who steps onto center stage with his first album of new material in five years—and his first as an Arista artist. It's an edgier, more uptempo Babyface who steps onto center stage with his first album of new material in five years—and his first…

  20. Billboard Bits: J. Lo, Silver Jews, Murder City Devils

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jennifer Lopez, Silver Jews, and the Murder City Devils Jennifer Lopez will perform two full shows -- her first ever -- Thursday (Sept. 20) and Friday at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The shows will be taped by NBC and will air in November as a…

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