1. Blind Boys Give Contemporary Voice To Old-Time Gospel

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and Asian artists on his Real World label than for any enthusiasm for Americana. But when Gabriel heard the British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and Asian…

  2. Blind Boys Give Contemporary Voice To Old-Time Gospel

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and Asian artists on his Real World label than for any enthusiasm for Americana. But when Gabriel heard the new British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and…

  3. Urban, Trick Pony For Sizzlin' Country Show

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban, Trick Pony, and Lili McCann are among the performers confirmed for the seventh annual Sizzlin' Country benefit concert, set for May 8 on the lot of Warner Bros. studios in Los Angeles. Ta Keith Urban, Trick Pony, and Lili McCann are among the performers confirmed for the…

  4. Tim McGraw Joins The 'Circus'

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum, Tim McGraw rebounded with a vengeance.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood,…

  5. Tim McGraw Joins The 'Circus'

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum, Tim McGraw rebounded with a vengeance. For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum,…

  6. Tortoise Takes 'Standards' To North American Clubs

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed Chicago instrumental outfit Tortoise has finalized the North American portion of its tour in support of "Standards," the group's fourth Thrill Jockey album. The trek begins May 11 in Clevela Acclaimed Chicago instrumental outfit Tortoise has finalized the North…

  7. Finnish Producer Hulkkonen Delivers Third F-Comm Album

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Anglo Files is a weekly European dance music column by Billboard.com Senior Editor/Europe Chucky Thomas NEVER MIND the trance epics of Darude and the bubblegum hip-hop of Bomfunk MCs; Finland is churning out some credible producers -- take Jori Hulkkonen for example. From humble musical…

  8. Spearhead Tackles 'Human' Concept

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Musician/poet/activist Michael Franti (Beatnigs, Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy) has revived his '90s group Spearhead. The soul/funk/hip-hop group will release "Stay Human" -- its first album in four Musician/poet/activist Michael Franti (Beatnigs, Disposable Heroes Of…

  9. Billboard Bits: B.E.A.M., Sizzlin' Country, Carrack

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Matthew Sweet, Pat DiNizio, Jim Beam, Sizzlin' Country, Jessica Andrews, Billy Gilman, Paul Carrack Matthew Sweet will join Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio as co-chairman of Jim Beam's B.E.A.M. advisory board, a program which awards a total of $100,000 in grant money to up…

  10. Sting Lines Up 15-Date U.S. Tour

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Sting's seemingly endless tour in support of 1999's "Brand New Day" (A&M/Interscope) will blast off for a fresh round off 15 dates, beginning May 5 in Washington, D.C. Jill Scott, who was nominate Sting's seemingly endless tour in support of 1999's "…

  11. Singer/Songwriter John Phillips Dies At 65

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Songwriter John Phillips, who penned "California Dreamin'" and other hits of the 1960s as co-founder of the pop-folk quartet the Mamas & the Papas, died Sunday morning (March 18) of heart failure. Songwriter John Phillips, who penned "California Dreamin'" and…

  12. R.E.M.'s Buck Rocks Out With Minus 5 In NYC

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck made an uncommon small club appearance last night (March 12) at New York's Mercury Lounge, playing bass with his colleagues in the Minus 5, a collective of noted Seattle mu R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck made an uncommon small club appearance last night (March 12…

  13. VH1 Confirms Initial 'Divas Live' Cast

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and Jill Scott will take the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall for the 2001 edition of "VH1 Diva's Live." As previously reported, "VH1 Diva's Live: The One And On Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and Jill Scott will take the…

  14. Source: Janet, Mariah Set For VH1's Aretha Tribute

    March 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST A host of top stars will be on hand April 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York for "VH1 Divas Live: The One And Only Aretha Franklin." Although VH1 would not confirm the lineup, a source tells Bill A host of top stars will be on hand April 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York…

  15. Recording Academy Latest To Sue Napster

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Beleaguered file-swapping service Napster was hit on another legal front yesterday (March 6) when the Recording Academy, producer of the Grammy Awards, filed a copyright-infringement suit against the Beleaguered file-swapping service Napster was hit on another legal front yesterday (March 6)…

  16. Neil Young Joins DMB For Hometown Charity Gig

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been tapped to open the first date of Dave Matthews Band's North American tour, set for April 21 at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The event, DMB's first hometow Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been tapped to open the first date of Dave…

  17. R. Kelly, Jagged Edge Top Soul Train Award Winners

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge were double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, taped last night (Feb. 28) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The two-hour syndicated television special i Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge were double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music…

  18. Living End 'Rolls On' With Aussie Punkabilly Sound

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager coming of age in Australia, he didn't follow the music of the day but instead opted for the classic sounds of '50s When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager…

  19. Living End 'Rolls On' With Aussie Punkabilly Sound

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager coming of age in Australia, he didn't follow the music of the day but instead opted for the classic sounds of '50s roc When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager…

  20. Joe Enjoys Second Week At No. 1

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Joe makes it a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week with his single "Stutter" featuring Mystikal. The R&B singer continues to fight off Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" featuring Ricardo Joe makes it a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100…

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