1. Billboard Bits: "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More Sheryl Crow's cover of the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son" has been added to the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," due Jan. 8. As previously reported , the set consists entirely of Beatles covers performed…

  2. The Who Draft Page, Plant, Oasis & More For Benefits

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb. 5-9 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with a cast of fellow rock heavyweights in tow. The Who will perform Feb. 7-8, while The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb.…

  3. Nitin Sawhney Fulfills His Self-Expression On 'Prophesy'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer/musician Nitin Sawhney traveled the world in search of emotional connections. "What I've been searching for over the years is balance," Sawhney says. "I don't For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer…

  4. Billboard Bits: Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce Hard rock supergroup Tomahawk and Canadian rock outfit the Tea Party are the latest acts confirmed to appear at a portion of dates on the 10th annual Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. They join previously announced performers System…

  5. S Club 7, Robbie Are U.K.'s Favorites

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pop septet S Club 7's fourth career No. 1 single and Robbie Williams' fourth consecutive No. 1 album were the highlights of the new U.K. sales charts, released yesterday (Nov. 25). The Polydor seven-p Pop septet S Club 7's fourth career No. 1 single and Robbie Williams'…

  6. Fourever

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Motown's other stalwart soldiers of soul are finally getting their definitive due. Motown's other stalwart soldiers of soul are finally getting their definitive due. Best buddies Levi Stubbs, Lawrence Payton, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, and Renaldo "Obie" Benson logged…

  7. Incubus Bucks Nu-Metal With New Single

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Despite an admitted allegiance to the Family Values tour/Ozzfest aesthetic, Incubus DJ Chris Kilmore tells Billboard.com he could care less about the nu-metal movement from which the group was spawned Despite an admitted allegiance to the Family Values tour/Ozzfest aesthetic, Incubus DJ Chris…

  8. Update: 'Prankster' Ken Kesey Dies

    November 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed against authority in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and orchestrated an LSD-fueled bus ride that helped immortalize the era, died Satu Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed…

  9. Elementary

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Regarded as one of Christian music's most versatile singer/songwriters, Dove Award winner Cindy Morgan once again delivers an album that combines lyrical depth with musical accessibility. Regarded as one of Christian music's most versatile singer/songwriters, Dove Award winner Cindy…

  10. Revamped All Tomorrow's Parties Lineup Taking Shape

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The roster for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, postponed from October to March 15-17 on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles, is takin The roster for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  11. Handel's House Becomes Museum

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The 18th-century house where George Frideric Handel composed "Messiah" and other great works has become the first museum in London devoted to a composer. Restorers have converted the upper floors at 2 The 18th-century house where George Frideric Handel composed "Messiah"…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation In anticipation of the Nov. 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin has established the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox . The site features 90-second clips of all of the tracks on Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway,"…

  13. Gravity Kills Finds Sanctuary

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based ac After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning…

  14. Sean Lennon Signs With Capitol

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to the back catalog of his late father John, as well as his mother, Yoko Ono. Lennon, who released his debut albu Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to…

  15. Beastie Boys Organize NYC Benefit Concert

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have organized and will headline the New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert Oct. 28 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Also on the bill are up-and-coming New York-based rock ou The Beastie Boys have organized and will headline the New Yorkers Against Violence…

  16. Best-Of 'Echoes' Pink Floyd's Past

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially selected and sequenced by members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright, as well as Roger Waters, who left t Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially…

  17. Robbie Turns Back The Clock With 'Swing'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT London's Royal Albert Hall was reminiscent of a bygone age last night (Oct. 10) as former boy-band sensation Robbie Williams entertained an adoring sell-out crowd with his versions of swing classics. London's Royal Albert Hall was reminiscent of a bygone age last night (Oct. 10) as…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Robbie Goes Rat Pack On 'Swing'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi-platinum Chrysalis album "Sing When You're Winning" next month with a Frank Sinatra-inspired set of covers called "Swing When You're Winning," U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi…

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