1. Bogguss To Self-Release Holiday Set

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Suzy Bogguss will independently release the holiday album "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Nov. 1 on her own Loyal Dutchess Records label. The set will be available through the Country artist Suzy Bogguss will independently release the holiday album "Have…

  2. 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…

  3. Huey, Carole, Janet 'United'; Kiss, Mick Not

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C., continues to evolve. Huey Lewis & the News and Carole King are the latest artists to sign on, while K The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C.,…

  4. Underground Hip-Hop Thrives On 'Cali Comm'

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A host of underground hip-hop favorites, including the Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Planet Asia & Rasco (also known as Cali Agents), and Pep Love hit the road last week on the first Cali Comm tour A host of underground hip-hop favorites, including the Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Planet…

  5. Clapton Brings 'Hyde Park' To DVD

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park," for Nov. 13 release. The disc, featuring the legendary guitarist playing to 150,000 people at a free concert in London on J Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park,…

  6. Love Makes the World

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's impossible not to have immeasurably high expectations of a new Carole King recording. It's impossible not to have immeasurably high expectations of a new Carole King recording. After all, she has written some of the best-loved tunes in pop history. On her first effort in more…

  7. I'm Serious

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based rapper T.I. hopes listeners will take the title of his debut set, I'm Serious, to heart. A self-proclaimed "King of the South," T.I. Atlanta-based rapper T.I. hopes listeners will take the title of his debut set, I'm Serious, to heart. A self-proclaimed "…

  8. Cuttin' Heads

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in the aftermath of Sept. On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in…

  9. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  10. Jalbert Wins Masterprize Classical Competition

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music. Jalbert, a 33-year-old music teacher at Rice University in Houston, was given a standing ovation from a packed Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music.…

  11. Filter's 'Amalgamut' Due Next Year

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about the industrial-tinged Chicago band's forthcoming release, "Amalgamut," due in early 2002 from Warner Bros. In a recent post by leader Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about…

  12. Simmons, Kiss, King Deemed 'Heroes'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, shock rock act Kiss, and singer/songwriter Carole King will be honored with 2001 New York Heroes Awards, bestowed by the local chapter of the Recording Academy. Also to Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, shock rock act Kiss, and singer/songwriter Carole King will be…

  13. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  14. Cypress Hill's 'Stoned' Bumped To December

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," has been bumped to Dec. 4. Originally due out Nov. 13, the album features hip-hop and hard rock tracks, and features guest appe The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on George Jones and George Strait, Jay-Z, and Carole King. SEE GEORGE RUN: For the first time since Billboard started using Broadcast Data Systems' (BDS) airplay monitoring to compile charts in 1991, two songs debut in the top-40 portion of the Hot Country Singles …

  16. 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…

  17. Hot Product

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Oysterhead, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, George Jones, Billy Joel, and more. Life Is 'Grand' What began as an impromptu jam between Phish's Trey Anastasio, Primus' Les Claypool, and the Police's Stewart Copeland last spring in New Orleans has grown…

  18. Buddy & Julie Miller

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In an alternative universe, Buddy and Julie Miller are the reigning king and queen of contemporary country music. In an alternative universe, Buddy and Julie Miller are the reigning king and queen of contemporary country music. On their first full album together, they shine like diamonds,…

  19. Cypress Hill's Smoke Out Hits More Snags

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded the lineup for the Los Angeles show instead. Cancellation of the San Francisco date, which was scheduled fo Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded…

  20. B.B. King Celebrates Christmas With New Album

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It'll be a blues Christmas this year, as B.B. King releases his first holiday-themed album, "A Christmas Celebration of Hope" Nov. 6 on MCA. The set, which King produced, will feature the artist layer It'll be a blues Christmas this year, as B.B. King releases his first…

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