1. Here Come the Derailers

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A slicker studio presence and an A-list producer have done little to dilute the purity of the Derailers' retro-honk style on their Lucky Dog debut. A slicker studio presence and an A-list producer have done little to dilute the purity of the Derailers' retro-honk style on their…

  2. Sevendust Unleash 'Animosity' Next Month

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock mainstays Sevendust will release their third album, "Animosity," Nov. 13 via TVT. Produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Fuel), the set will feature first single "Praise," as well as a guest spot b Hard rock mainstays Sevendust will release their third album, "…

  3. Chart Beat Bonus

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart news on Cyndi Thomson, Ginuwine, America, and more. 'MEANT' TO BE : Newcomer Cyndi Thomson is No. 1 for a third consecutive week on Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "What I Really Meant to Say" (Capitol). That puts the song into a tie for the longest-running No.…

  4. Surfers To Take 'Revolution' To The People

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Legendary alternative rock act the Butthole Surfers will celebrate 20 years together with its first tour in five years, kicking off Oct. 16 in Providence, R.I. The band is heading out in support of it Legendary alternative rock act the Butthole Surfers will celebrate 20 years together with…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News about McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More Paul McCartney told New York radio station WPLJ-FM today (Sept. 21) that he plans to play a benefit concert in the city next month, with proceeds benefiting city firefighters who have perished in the terrorist attacks. McCartney's…

  7. Grateful Dead Lives Again On 12-CD Box Set

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in June, the Grateful Dead's studio work will be honored by Rhino/Warner Archive on Oct. 16, with the release of "Grateful Dead: The Golden Road (1965-1973)." The 12-CD boxed set will i As tipped here in June, the Grateful Dead's studio work will be honored…

  8. Strokes Pull NYPD-Themed Song From Album

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Much buzzed about band of the moment the Strokes have delayed the release of their North American debut "Is This It" (RCA) from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9 in order to remove a potentially offensive number tit Much buzzed about band of the moment the Strokes have delayed the release of their…

  9. Garbage, Stereophonics, No Doubt To Support U2 Tour

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 will utilize the talents of a rotating trio of support acts on the upcoming third leg of its Elevation tour. Garbage will handle the chore from the tour's Oct. 12 opener in South Bend, Ind., throug U2 will utilize the talents of a rotating trio of support acts on the upcoming third…

  10. Exclusive: New U2 Fall Dates Kick Off Oct. 10

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in June, U2 will revisit North America for another leg of 22 dates in October and November, with an official announcement expected Tuesday (Sept. 11). Having already wrapped treks As first tipped here in June, U2 will revisit North America for another leg of 22 dates in…

  11. Costa To Get 'Funky' On Fall Tour

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept 29 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. The jaunt will have Costa on the road until a Nov. 2 date in Vancouv R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept…

  12. Labels, Artists Spar Over Labor Code

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Label representatives yesterday (Sept. 5) delivered a doomsday scenario of what could occur if the California senate repeals a subdivision of the state's labor code that exempts recording artists from Label representatives yesterday (Sept. 5) delivered a doomsday scenario of what could…

  13. Cake Takes 'Comfort' On The Road

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sacramento, Calif.-based modern rock act Cake kicked off a short U.S. tour Friday night (Aug. 31) at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore. The group is out in support of its recently released fourth Sacramento, Calif.-based modern rock act Cake kicked off a short U.S. tour Friday night (Aug.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver Following the postponement of two shows and the cancellation of another earlier this week , Janet Jackson has canceled tonight's (Aug. 31) rescheduled concert in Philadelphia because of a nagging respiratory infection. "I greatly regret…

  15. Tantric, Oleander Coming To 'Town'

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tantric has beefed up its previously announced U.S. tour with a set of interspersed dates with Oleander and Beautiful Creatures. The new dates will be dubbed the Rolling Rock Town Fair tour, after the Tantric has beefed up its previously announced U.S. tour with a set of interspersed dates…

  16. 'Now' Is The Time For Maxwell At No. 1

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell bursts onto The Billboard 200 this week with "Now" (Columbia), after selling 296,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, to earn his first-ever No. 1 album. The R&B singer's collect Maxwell bursts onto The Billboard 200 this week with "Now" …

  17. Disturbed Leads Music As A Weapon Tour

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chicago hard rock outfit Disturbed will headline a fall package tour called Music as a Weapon with fellow Ozzfest 2001 alums Drowning Pool and Systematic as well as young, aggressive newcomers Adema a Chicago hard rock outfit Disturbed will headline a fall package tour called Music as a…

  18. Billboard Bits: Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D Colombian pop rocker Juanes has been added to the list of performers for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. Juanes leads the nominations with seven, including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. As…

  19. 'NOW!' Makes It Three Weeks At No. 1

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The seventh volume in the hits compilation series "NOW! That's What I Call Music" (EMI/Universal/Sony/Zomba/Virgin) easily holds onto No. 1 on for a third straight week on The Billboard 200. Despite a The seventh volume in the hits compilation series "NOW! That's What…

  20. Russell Crowe Band Signs With Artemis

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Artemis Records has signed 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, the band that features actor Russell Crowe on vocals and guitar, Billboard Bulletin reports. The album "Bastard Life of Clarity," previously available Artemis Records has signed 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, the band that features actor…

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