1. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…

  2. Will Joi Get Her 'Revenge'?

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST After a series of ill-timed false starts, neo-soul innovator Joi is hoping the release of "Star Kitty's Revenge" -- her third solo album (due Jan. 29, 2002, on Universal Records) -- will garner her th After a series of ill-timed false starts, neo-soul innovator Joi is hoping…

  3. P. Diddy Gets New Manager, Plans Tour

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Influential pop artist manager Johnny Wright ('N Sync, Britney Spears) has inked a co-management deal for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs with Phil Robinson, Billboard Bulletin reports. Combs is planning to tou Influential pop artist manager Johnny Wright ('N Sync, Britney Spears)…

  4. NARM Withdraws Anti-Trust Suit Vs. Sony Music

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) has dropped its anti-trust lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment, Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit, filed Jan. 31, 2000, alleged that The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) has dropped its anti-trust lawsuit…

  5. Jagger Celebrates New Album In L.A.

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrated the Tuesday (Nov. 20) release of his new Virgin solo album, "Goddess in the Doorway," with an invitation-only concert last night at the El Rey Theatre in Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrated the Tuesday (Nov. 20) release of…

  6. Saxophonist Spike Robinson Dies

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a U.K.-based American saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, died Oct. 29 at the age of 71. Robinson died at his home in Writtle in southern Englan Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a U.K.-based American saxophonist…

  7. Joi Seeks 'Revenge' On New Solo Set

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST Accomplished Southern soulster Joi is at work on her fourth solo album and her CrazyWorld/Universal debut, "Star Kitty's Revenge," which is set for an early 2002 release. The singer was most recently Accomplished Southern soulster Joi is at work on her fourth solo album and her…

  8. Angie Stone Warms Up On 'Mahogany'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second studio effort and J Records debut (due Nov. 6), R&B diva Angie Stone is notably relaxed and content. "Everything is flowing," she ent As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second…

  9. Vocal Hall Inducts 14 Acts

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Lennon Sisters, the Four Freshmen, the Lettermen, and the Vogue Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and…

  10. 'Vintage' Saadiq Album Due Next Winter

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lucy Pearl/Tony! Toni! Tone! principal Raphael Saadiq is putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album, "Instant Vintage," due to be released in late January/early February 2002 on Universal/P Lucy Pearl/Tony! Toni! Tone! principal Raphael Saadiq is putting the finishing…

  11. Stars Sign On For Cancer Benefits

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bilal, India.Arie, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, the Who's Roger Daltrey, and Shelby Lynne are among the artists slated to perform Oct. 11 at City of Hope's Spirit of Life Bilal, India.Arie, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie…

  12. Gorillaz, Ryan Adams Among Shortlist Prize Nominees

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown are among the nominees for the first-ever Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, which, as firs Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown…

  13. Five Calls It Quits

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop group Five has broken up. In a statement, the act said, "as the band has got bigger on a global scale the commitment levels have had to increase and that at times has been hard on us all. We U.K. pop group Five has broken up. In a statement, the act said, "as the band has…

  14. David Ball Is 'Riding' A Hit, 'Amigo'

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game. Just ask David Ball as he watches "Riding With Private Malone" cruise up Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, from N There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game…

  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. 'Doobies' Announced, To Be Presented Virtually

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 2nd annual High Times Doobie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept. 12 at New York's Wetlands Preserve, was another victim of last week's terrorist attack on the city. The counter-culture The 2nd annual High Times Doobie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept.…

  17. 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 …

  18. Indie Stars Sign On For All Tomorrow's Parties

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival has begun to take shape, with Shellac serving as the musical curators. This year's event will be held April 19-21 and Apri The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's…

  19. The Columbia Studio Recordings,1964-1970

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme; Bookends; and Bridge Over Troubled Water—Paul Simon and Art Ga In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage,…

  20. Vocal Hall To Induct 14 Acts

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Vocal Group Hall of Fame will induct 14 acts spanning five decades as its class of 2001, including the Bee Gees, Eagles, the Lettermen, Oak Ridge Boys, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Smokey Rob The Vocal Group Hall of Fame will induct 14 acts spanning five decades as its class of 2001,…

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