1. Billboard Bits: Soccer Six, BlackHawk, Faithless

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on the Soccer Six charity soccer game, BlackHawk's new label, and Faithless' new album Cup Promotions' seventh annual Music Industry Soccer Six tournament will take place Monday (May 28) at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, in the U.K., raising funds for the Help A London Child…

  2. MTV Movie Awards Add Categories, Weezer To Lineup

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What was the "best music moment" in the films of the last year or so? Fans are being asked to decide just that in one of the four new categories added to the 10th annual MTV Movie Awards, taking place What was the "best music moment" in the films of the last year or so?…

  3. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name:…

  4. Everclear Confirms Summer Tour Plans

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock trio Everclear will embark on a five-week tour this summer in support of the pair of albums it released last year, "Songs From an American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How to Smile" and "Song Modern rock trio Everclear will embark on a five-week tour this summer in…

  5. Ray's House

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the beat-mixed Ray's House, MTV VJ Ray Munns makes his debut as a DJ—and make no mistake, this guy is not fooling around. With the beat-mixed Ray's House, MTV VJ Ray Munns makes his debut as a DJ—and make no mistake, this guy is not fooling around. Seamlessly mixed, Munns…

  6. The Anglo Files

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Lil Devious, Neotropic, Bran Van 3000, Ninja Tune Ministry Secure Lil Devious From Miami The fallout from this year's Winter Music Conference continues to loom large in Europe, as one of Miami's biggest tunes has been picked up by Ministry of Sound's Rulin imprint for a…

  7. Billboard Bits: J-Swift, Smiths, Little Steven

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on J-Swift, Joe, The Smiths, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke, Little Steven Former Pharcyde producer/group member J-Swift has filed an $11 million law suit against Jive Records, Zomba Recording Corp., and Touchstone Pictures for uncredited use of his track "Passin' Me By" in a…

  8. Newman, Wilsons, Waits File Suit Vs. MP3.com

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Tom Waits have filed a $40.5 million copyright-infringement lawsuit against MP3.com, Billboard Bulletin reports. In the suit -- filed Monday in U.S. Dis Randy Newman, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Tom Waits have filed a $40.5…

  9. Billboard Bits: Little Steven, Sigur Ros, Henry Rollins

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Little Steven, Sigur Ros, and Henry Rollins E Street Band member Little Steven Van Zandt has taken a 50% stake in New York garage-rock label Cavestomp! Records. Label founder Jon Weiss says the guitarist and "Sopranos" co-star will oversee A&R for the label. He adds that…

  10. Billboard Bits: Pennywise, Pavarotti, Violent Femmes

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Pennywise, Luciano Pavarotti, Violent Femmes Punk veterans Pennywise will on June 19 release a new album, "Land of the Free," via Epitaph. The set will arrive just days before Pennywise sets off on this year's Vans Warped Tour and will feature first single "Fuck…

  11. Eddie Van Halen Confirms Cancer Diagnosis

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has confirmed that he is undergoing treatment for cancer. In a statement posted on the veteran rock group's official Web site, he writes, "I'm sorry for having wait Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has confirmed that he is undergoing…

  12. Soul Heavy

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In his decade of playing to packed houses across the country with the Subdudes, Tommy Malone helped kick off the rootsy jam-band phenomenon with his stinging blues/rock guitar and soulful vocals. In his decade of playing to packed houses across the country with the Subdudes, Tommy Malone…

  13. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Popstars, Janet Jackson, Gloria Estefan, O Brother Where Art Thou, Coyote Ugly STARMAKER MACHINERY: The "Popstars" conquest of the world continues. Following the success of singles from the "Popstars" groups in Australia, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S., the…

  14. Roth Ready To Pick Up Van Halen Torch

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Will they reunite or won't they? That's the question David Lee Roth-era Van Halen fans have asked since former Extreme singer Gary Cherone exited the band in late 1999. In an effort to keep fans abrea Will they reunite or won't they? That's the question David Lee Roth-era…

  15. Weezer's 'Hash Pipe' Smoking At Rock Radio

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Hash Pipe," the first single from Weezer's long-awaited "The Green Album" (Geffen/Interscope), has quickly caught fire at U.S. rock radio stations. In its first week, the track is already in the top- "Hash Pipe," the first single from Weezer's long…

  16. The Mose Chronicles—Live in London, Volume 1

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even in the demimonde of jazz, pianist/vocalist/songwriter Mose Allison is a cult figure. Even in the demimonde of jazz, pianist/vocalist/songwriter Mose Allison is a cult figure. His unique mix of blues and stride-influenced hard-bop piano with witty lyrics and droll delivery have made him…

  17. New Found Glory A Quick 'Hit' On MCA

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., doesn't look like the growing fields for punk music. But it is in this affluent community that pop/punk band New Found Glory began to take shape and is The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., doesn't look like the growing fields for…

  18. New Found Glory A Quick 'Hit' On MCA

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., doesn't look like the growing fields for punk music. But it is in this affluent community that pop/punk band New Found Glory began to take shape and is now The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., doesn't look like the growing fields…

  19. Van Stephenson Of BlackHawk DiesD

    April 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Van Stephenson, a former member of the country group BlackHawk, died Sunday at his Nashville-area home after a long struggle with melanoma. He was 45.e5 Van Stephenson, a former member of the country group BlackHawk, died Sunday at his Nashville-area home after a long struggle with melanoma.…

  20. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins…

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