1. Crazy Town Rides 'Darkhorse' On The Road

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its latest Columbia album, "Darkhorse," with a short West Coast trek kicking off Jan. 7 in Phoenix. The tour will comprise Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its…

  2. Crazy Town Bets The Farm On 'Darkhorse'

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its sophomore album, "darkhorse," Nov. 12 via Columbia. The 11-song set is led by the single "Drowning," a video for which was recently sho Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its…

  3. Billboard Bits: Crazy Town, Nelly, NY Metropolis Fest

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Crazy Town, Nelly, NY Metropolis Fest Hard rock act Crazy Town has completed 20 songs intended for its sophomore album at its own Seventh House studios in North Hollywood, Calif. The as-yet-untitled album is tentatively set for a late spring release by Columbia. As previously reported…

  4. Billboard Bits: Kurupt, Mathus/Guy, No Good

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Kurupt, James Mathus/Buddy Guy, No Good Rapper Kurupt will release the home video "G-TV" on Feb. 19 via Southwest Distributors. The film, available on two VHS tapes or a double-disc DVD, chronicles life on the road with the rapper, who said in a statement, "there's…

  5. Crazy Town 30 Songs Into New Album

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping hard rock outfit Crazy Town has written 30 songs for its second Columbia album and is working in Hollywood, Calif., at the group's newly purchased studio. The label says an as-yet-intone Chart-topping hard rock outfit Crazy Town has written 30 songs for its second Columbia…

  6. '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'…

  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. 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.…

  9. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  10. LaBelle, Krall Lead Aspen Jazz Fest

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen festival, to be held June 21-24 in Snowmass Village, Colo., near Aspen. Labelle will anchor the four-day eve Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen…

  11. Billboard Bits: Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons & more

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons, Squirrel Nut Zippers Cuban "sonero" Compay Segundo, 93, is recovering at home in Havana after being hospitalized for extreme fatigue and is unlikely to perform again, Billboard Bulletin reports. Segundo, who found world fame at the age of 89…

  12. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…

  13. Crazy Town Survives Troubles To See Success

    January 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST Just a few months ago, the rock/hip-hop band Crazy Town was on the verge of calling it quits. In the year since the group's 1999 debut album, "The Gift Of Game" (Columbia Records), was released, the Just a few months ago, the rock/hip-hop band Crazy Town was on the verge of…

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