1. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  2. Alicia Keys Leads AMA Nominations With Five

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J Records debut album "Songs in A Minor," received a leading five American Music Awards nominations, it was announced tod R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J…

  3. Craig David Plans December U.S. Tour

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Emerging U.K. R&B star Craig David will spend a large portion of December touring the U.S., performing at a series of radio station sponsored holiday concerts. The itinerary includes 12 shows in 1 Emerging U.K. R&B star Craig David will spend a large portion of December touring the U…

  4. Scorsese, PBS Working On Six-Part Blues Series

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part series that will air on PBS in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. A source says that unlike recent PBS series such as "Ken Burns Jazz" and Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part…

  5. Ozzy's Broken Leg Forces 'Mayhem' Tour Break

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has suffered a stress fracture in his leg, forcing him to postpone 10 dates on his current Merry Mayhem tour. Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has suffered a stress fracture in his leg, forcing him to postpone 10 dates on his current Merry Mayhem tour , according to a…

  6. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  7. 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…

  8. Faithfully

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Flavorful is the word that comes to mind after listening to Faith Evans' third studio album. Missing in solo action since 1998's Keep the Faith, she wraps her gospel-trained chops around a mix of R&am Flavorful is the word that comes to mind after listening to Faith Evans'…

  9. Billboard Bits: Keb' Mo', Big Pun, Suge Knight

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Keb' Mo', Big Pun, and Suge Knight. Contemporary blues artist Keb' Mo' has been personally invited to appear as a special guest at Garth Brooks' Nov. 14 concert special, which will be broadcast live on CBS. The one-hour event at the Forum in Los Angeles is…

  10. Early R.E.M Re-Recorded For 'Vanilla Sky'

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has re-recorded one of its earliest tunes for the Reprise soundtrack to the upcoming Cameron Crowe film "Vanilla Sky." Never before released, "All the Right Friends" is an original R.E.M. compo R.E.M. has re-recorded one of its earliest tunes for the Reprise…

  11. 'O Brother,' McGraw Top CMAs

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, with the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" winning two awards during a show steeped i It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association …

  12. Frampton Plans Cincinnati Benefit Concert

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Classic rock artist Peter Frampton has organized a Dec. 9 concert at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre to benefit Clear Channel Entertainment's Relief Fund. Other acts on the bill include Blessid Union of Sou Classic rock artist Peter Frampton has organized a Dec. 9 concert at Cincinnati&…

  13. 'Tribute To Heroes' CD, Video Due Dec. 4

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group -- will collaborate for the Dec. In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG),…

  14. George Strait Takes 'The Road Less Traveled'

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled." So the obvious opening question for the reticent Strait -- whose represen George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his…

  15. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  16. Gorillaz, Fatboy Tops At Billboard VMAs

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" (Parlophone/Virgin) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) were the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards, present With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood…

  17. National Antiseptic

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST James "Jimbo" Mathus, founding member of the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Squirrel Nut Zippers, has been working with the Knockdown Society as a side project for a few years, and as the Zippers' schedule h James "Jimbo" Mathus, founding member of the Chapel Hill, N.C.…

  18. Timeless

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mason has long possessed one of the Christian music community's most compelling voices. Mason has long possessed one of the Christian music community's most compelling voices. Here she puts that glorious instrument to use on a great collection of songs that is unlike anything ever…

  19. Hot Product

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Enrique Iglesias, Jermaine Dupri, and more. Jackson's Back It's been six years since Michael Jackson released an album of new material. And, befitting the kind of hype that accompanies the self-proclaimed King of Pop's…

  20. Get Ready

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The first collection of new material in eight years from techno-rock pioneers New Order comes on the heels of a lauded Rhino boxed set devoted to the band's post-punk precursor, Joy Division. Then the The first collection of new material in eight years from techno-rock pioneers New Order…

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