1. Hip-Hop Advocates Head To Washington

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The political establishment may not be ready for it, but Capitol Hill had better prepare itself for its first injection of hip-hop politics. Today (Sept. 28), a group of hip-hop impresarios are schedu The political establishment may not be ready for it, but Capitol Hill had better prepare…

  2. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more Dave Matthews will play a solo show Oct. 25 at the Union Chapel in London as part of the Q Awards Week of Gigs, marking the magazine's annual awards show, set for Oct. 29. Despite their multi-million selling success in North America,…

  3. McGraw, Hill Suit Up For Swampstock

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has added a new recipient to the list of beneficiaries of his 8th annual Swampstock Celebrity Softball Challenge and Concert, set for Oct. 28 in Rayville, La. Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has added a new recipient to the list of…

  4. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…

  5. Aerosmith Plans Second North American Trek

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith has confirmed dates for a second leg of its North American tour, which will now run through mid-December. The Cult will serve as the opening act for most stops. In addition, the second of tw Aerosmith has confirmed dates for a second leg of its North American tour, which will now…

  6. Billboard Bits: CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston Vivendi Universal, home to such artists as Emimem, Limp Bizkit, and Elton John, plans to introduce copy-protected CDs next month, Billboard Bulletin reports. "With the extent of piracy and the extent of CD-burning that's going on, we…

  7. Jane's Extends Tour, Adds Support Acts

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction's Jubilee reunion tour has been extended through Oct. 29, with 17 dates finalized so far. As previously reported, Live and Femi Kuti will open on the tour's initial dates, with Prodig Jane's Addiction's Jubilee reunion tour has been extended through…

  8. Artists Lead Weekend Of Tributes

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend, lending their voices and talents to a variety of events. Friday night, as the New York Mets returned to the field fo Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend…

  9. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  10. Talk About It

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With her stunning voice, incredible songwriting gift, and unbridled charisma, Nicole C. With her stunning voice, incredible songwriting gift, and unbridled charisma, Nicole C. Mullen has emerged as one of the Christian market's most exciting, and applauded, artists. The Gospel Music Assn…

  11. Second Generation

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When the greatest hillbilly stylists are the topic, Keith Whitley's name will forever be on a list that includes the likes of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Lefty Frizz When the greatest hillbilly stylists are the topic, Keith Whitley's name will…

  12. Grant, Gill Take Christmas On Tour

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Husband and wife Amy Grant and Vince Gill will embark on their A Christmas to Remember tour beginning Nov. 30 in Houston. The 13-date trek will keep the couple on the road until a Dec. 16 date in Minn Husband and wife Amy Grant and Vince Gill will embark on their A Christmas to Remember tour…

  13. Pete Yorn Makes 'Musicforthemorningafter'

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT of his debut album, "Musicforthemorningafter" (Columbia), for the first time. "I'm sitting with [bassist and friend] Walt Vincent listening to all the tracks, and I was like, 'Dude, this record is all Alt-rock newcomer Pete Yorn recalls being struck by a most…

  14. More Stars Added To Telethon Lineup

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean, Willie Nelson, Jane Kaczmarek, and Jimmy Smits have joined the list of stars who will appear on "America: A Tribute to Heroes," a two-hour commercial-free special organized Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean, Willie Nelson, Jane Kaczmarek, and Jimmy Smits have…

  15. Evans Returns With 'Faithfully'

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "Faithfully," Nov. 6 via Bad Boy/Arista. Executive produced by Bad Boy founder Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Evans, and Todd Russaw, the album will R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "…

  16. TV Networks To Simulcast Relief Benefit

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Uniting musicians, actors, and celebrities, the four biggest television networks will on Friday (Sept. 21) simulcast a special benefit for victims of last week's terrorist attack on the U.S. "America: Uniting musicians, actors, and celebrities, the four biggest television networks…

  17. Pavarotti Pleads Innocent To Tax Evasion Charges

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti pleaded innocent to tax evasion charges yesterday (Sept. 17) in an Italian court. The tenor is on trial on charges of filing false tax returns from 1989-95. If convicted, he could fa Luciano Pavarotti pleaded innocent to tax evasion charges yesterday (Sept. 17) in an Italian…

  18. Britney Unveils Full Fall Tour Plans

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Britney Spears will kick off an extensive North American arena tour Oct. 25 in Miami. The trek comes in support of her third, as-yet-untitled Jive album, due Nov. 6 in North As tipped here last month , Britney Spears will kick off an extensive North American arena…

  19. Jewel's 'This Way' Due Nov. 13

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Jewel will on Nov. 13 release her fourth Atlantic album, "This Way." First single "Standing Still" is being shipped to U.S. radio outlets this week, with a video clip direct As tipped here last month , Jewel will on Nov. 13 release her fourth…

  20. Cypress Hill Alters Smoke Out Schedule

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Cypress Hill-organized Smoke Out festival has undergone a series of logistical changes, with a Sept. 29 date in Holmdel, N.J., postponed while producers look for another New York-area location. An The Cypress Hill-organized Smoke Out festival has undergone a series of logistical changes,…

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