1. X,Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT X emerged as a key act in L.A.'s vibrant punk scene of the late '70s. Unlike some others, though, X created intelligently written tales that have barely aged a day. With these reissues of the band's f X Los Angeles REISSUE PRODUCERS: Gary Stewart and John Doe ORIGINAL PRODUCER:…

  2. Stars 'Line' Up For 'N Sync Soundtrack

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When it was time to assemble the soundtrack to his first feature film, "On the Line" (opening nationwide Oct. 26), all 'N Sync member Lance Bass had to do was leaf through his personal phone book to e When it was time to assemble the soundtrack to his first feature film, "…

  3. Celebrities To Entertain Troops Overseas

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Clint Black, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and former MTV personality "Downtown" Julie Brown are among a group of celebrities headed overseas to entertain troops deployed after the Sept. 11 Country artist Clint Black, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and former MTV personality …

  4. 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…

  5. 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.,…

  6. No Todo lo que Es Pop Es Bueno

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Circo is one of those rare gems to shine among the sea of aspiring Latin alternative bands. Circo is one of those rare gems to shine among the sea of aspiring Latin alternative bands. Circo's sound is classic: Strong melodies and well-crafted lyrics supersede the need for novelty. Yet…

  7. Mariah, Destiny, Usher Join 'United' Concert

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the Oct. 21 United We Stand -- What More Can I Give? concert has grown by three, as R&B/pop acts Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, and Usher have all signed on for the Oct. 21 concert The lineup for the Oct. 21 United We Stand -- What More Can I Give? concert has grown by…

  8. Billboard Bits: United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and Rod Stewart are the latest additions to the United We Stand benefit concert, set for Oct. 21 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. They join previously confirmed performers such as Michael…

  9. Deepak Chopra Gets Eurythmicized

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although he's been rather high profile lately, acting as musical director of TNT's recent tribute to John Lennon, and accompanying U2's performance of "Walk On" during the historic "America: A Tribute Although he's been rather high profile lately, acting as…

  10. Ja Rule Feels No 'Pain' At No. 1

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected, to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally with "Pain Is Love" (Murder Inc./Def Jam). The set Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected…

  11. Rhino Preps Rod's 'Very Best'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart's 33-year-old recording career will be celebrated with "The Very Best of Rod Stewart," a 16-track disc due Nov. 13 from Warner Bros. The 70-minute album will feature material ranging from Rod Stewart's 33-year-old recording career will be celebrated with "…

  12. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg 'Wash' Up

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New tracks featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will anchor the forthcoming soundtrack to "The Wash," due Nov. 6 from Aftermath/Doggystyle/Interscope. The Lions Gate comedy teams the rap veterans as roomm New tracks featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will anchor the forthcoming soundtrack…

  13. Top Stars 'Unite' For D.C. Benefit Concert

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter will join with rock heavyweights Aerosmith, Kiss, and Mick Jagger for an Oct. 21 benefit concert for victims of t Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron…

  14. The Grand Pecking Order

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Oysterhead—Phish's Trey Anastasio (guitar), Primus' Les Claypool (bass), and ex-Police man Stewart Copeland (drums)—largely sidesteps the clichÉs of rock supergroups on its studio Oysterhead—Phish's Trey Anastasio (guitar), Primus' Les Claypool (bass), and ex-Police man…

  15. Anastasio, Claypool, Copeland Peer Inside Oysterhead

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, and Stewart Copeland would lead to a 13-track studio recording and a tour under Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among…

  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. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  19. 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…

  20. Rhino Scours No. 1 Hits For Soul Box Set

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits -- for the six-CD box set "Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience," due Oct. 16. The set features familiar hits from Marv Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits …

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