1. Star-Filled Who Show Headed To DVD

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded benefit performance by the Who at London's Royal Albert Hall last November will be released Sept. 25 in DVD and VHS form. "The Who & Special Guests, Live at the Royal Albert Hall" f A star-studded benefit performance by the Who at London's Royal Albert…

  2. Charlatans U.K. Keyboardist Battling Cancer

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tony Rogers, keyboardist for veteran groove-rockers Charlatans U.K., has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, according to a post on the group's official Web site. Rogers, who joined the group in 19 Tony Rogers, keyboardist for veteran groove-rockers Charlatans U.K., has been diagnosed…

  3. Bjork World Tour To Feature 54-Piece Orchestra

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bjork has enlisted the backing of the 54-piece Netherlands-based Il Novecento Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Simon Lee, for her upcoming world tour of opera houses and theaters. Along wit Bjork has enlisted the backing of the 54-piece Netherlands-based Il Novecento Orchestra,…

  4. Anglo Files

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Profile of producer/MC Roots Manuva. Hip Hop's Hope: Roots Manuva Being lumbered with the dubious title of "of U.K. hip-hop's savior" might have sent some individuals spiraling into panic. South London producer/MC Roots Manuva (real name Rodney Smith) shrugged off the…

  5. All Tomorrow's Parties Finalizes L.A. Lineup

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Event organizers have finalized the lineup for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Oct. 19-21 on the campus of the University of California at Los A Event organizers have finalized the lineup for the first North American installment of…

  6. George Harrison 'Feeling Well,' Denies Death Rumors

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Beatle George Harrison says reports of his imminent death from cancer are false, and that he is "active and feeling very well in spite of the health challenges he has had this year," according to p Ex-Beatle George Harrison says reports of his imminent death from cancer are false…

  7. Episode II

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For the uninitiated, Safri Duo is a classical percussion duo consisting of Morten FRIis and Uffe SAvery, two Danish musicians who studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory. For the uninitiated, Safri Duo is a classical percussion duo consisting of Morten FRIis and Uffe SAvery, two Danish…

  8. Hot Product

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Aaliyah, Craig David, Buffalo Springfield, Perry Farrell, Iggy Pop, and more. Return Of The Queen Aaliyah's self-titled Virgin set, recorded in Australia with collaborators such as Timbaland, J Dub, and Bud'da, features first single "We Need a…

  9. The Anglo Files

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chemical Bros. at Creamfields, Paul Oakenfold remixes 'Planet Rock,' and albums from Funky Lowlives, Badmarsh & Shri, and Spiritualized. Chemicals At Creamfields Following the success of the Irish leg of the Creamfields festival in Dublin last month (June 23), the Liverpool,…

  10. Harrison Responds To Cancer Reports

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Updating an earlier story, George Harrison, who has been battling cancer, said today (July 9) that he's "feeling fine" after receiving radiotherapy treatment in Switzerland. The 58 year-old former Bea Updating an earlier story, George Harrison, who has been battling cancer,…

  11. Prince's Trust Celebrates 25 Years With Concert

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Top pop acts from the U.K., the U.S., and beyond took part in what's being called the biggest birthday party on record in London's Hyde Park yesterday (July 8), as 100,000 people attended the fourth a Top pop acts from the U.K., the U.S., and beyond took part in what's being…

  12. Wilco Wraps 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has completed work on its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," to be released in mid-September on Reprise Records, according to a spokesman at the label. The 11-track, 52-minute set was Wilco has completed work on its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,…

  13. Eminem Draws 1 Year Of Probation

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem (real name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III) received one year of probation today (June 28) in a Pontiac, Mich., courtroom for a weapons charge authorities say stemmed from a dispute with a r Rapper Eminem (real name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III) received one year of probation today …

  14. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Corgan/New Order, Slash

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, Billy Corgan, New Order, Slash The star-studded Michael Jackson concert originally set for Sept. 7 in New York will be broadcast this fall as a two-hour special on CBS, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event, which will celebrate Jackson's 30th anniversary as a…

  15. Spiritualized Prepare To 'Come Down'

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT English trance rock mavens Spiritualized have completed work on their long-anticipated new album, "Let it Come Down," due Sept. 11 via Arista. The album, the follow-up to 1997's acclaimed "Ladies and English trance rock mavens Spiritualized have completed work on their…

  16. Billboard Bits: Napster/Grand Royal, Shaggy, T. Hip

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Napster, Grand Royal, Shaggy, and Tragically Hip's Gordon Downie The Beastie Boys-run Grand Royal label has teamed with embattled file-swapping company Napster to promote Grand Royal artists online via free downloads. The first track available is "Smokewood," the title…

  17. BERLIOZ, BRUCKNER, RACHMANINOFF

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although Philips is no longer a fully functioning separate entity (having been merged with Decca), Universal Classics is celebrating the label's highly regarded half-century by remastering and reissui BERLIOZ:Symphonie Fantastique Concertgebouw Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis Producer:not…

  18. Harper Celebrates 60 With Plant, Page

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday Sunday (June 10) with an intimate, star-studded show at London's Royal Festival Hall. Harper, whose actual birthd Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday…

  19. Billboard Bits: Shakira, Travis, The Corrs

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shakira, Travis, and the Corrs Latin superstar Shakira has joined the ranks of Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Faith Hill, and Kiss, signing a global sponsorship and advertising deal with Pepsi-Cola. The agreement will see the artist star in two new television…

  20. All Tomorrow's Parties Fest Heading To L.A.

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival will make its American debut Oct. 19-20 at the University of California in Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the university's Events Commission confirms. The e The U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival will make its American…

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