1. Flutist James Galway Knighted

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST More than five decades after he began performing, Belfast-born flutist James Galway on Wednesday (Dec. 12) received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace. He was awarded a More than five decades after he began performing, Belfast-born flutist James Galway on…

  2. Super Furries Land On XL/Beggars

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Welsh experimental pop quintet Super Furry Animals has found a North American home for its fifth album, "Rings Around the World." The set will see stateside release in March on XL Recordings/Beggars B Welsh experimental pop quintet Super Furry Animals has found a North American home…

  3. Creed's 'Weathered' Wins Third Week On Top

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the midst of retail's holiday rush, Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) mustered a 10% sales bump to remain atop The Billboard 200 for a third straight week. With U.S. sales of 458,000 units, according t In the midst of retail's holiday rush, Creed's "Weathered…

  4. Matthews, Browne, Wainwright Honor Neil Young

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Neil Young urged that Americans may be willing to give up some accepted civil liberties in the effort to fight terrorism, yet stressed that the loss must be short-lived. Speaking last night (Dec. 11) Neil Young urged that Americans may be willing to give up some accepted civil liberties in…

  5. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap Mariah Carey has been chosen to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Football League's Super Bowl XXXVI, to be played Feb. 3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Carey will join last year's singers, the…

  6. New Foo, Offspring Songs Lead 'Orange County'

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST The pop-laden soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films movie "Orange County," due Dec. 18 from Columbia, will sport new singles from the Offspring and Foo Fighters. The set, which arrives three The pop-laden soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films movie "Orange…

  7. Top Electronic Acts Set For New Years In L.A.

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT will headline the Center of the Universe New Year's Eve dance festival on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. About a half mile stretch of Hollywoo Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT will headline the Center of the…

  8. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope album, "Rock Steady," and he says…

  9. Stars To Perform At Spirit Of Liberty Awards

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne, Rufus Wainwright, and Sam Phillips with T-Bone Burnett will perform at the 20th anniversary Spirit of Liberty Awards dinner tomorrow (Dec. 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne, Rufus Wainwright, and Sam Phillips with T-Bone Burnett will…

  10. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  11. Greatest Hits II

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Clint Black burst onto the country music scene more than a decade ago, riding a wave of hook-laden, accessible, pure country hits in the George Strait vein that made him a favorite both with fans and Clint Black burst onto the country music scene more than a decade ago, riding a wave of hook…

  12. Indecent Proposal

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland certainly has a full plate. Witness his successful production credits for artists like Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Bubba Sparxxx, an As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland…

  13. B-52s Shoot For The 'Moon'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two-disc anthology from the original Athens, Ga., college-rock pranksters, the B-52s, due Jan. 15 from Rhino/Warner Bros. The set will "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two…

  14. Backstage At The 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Billboard goes behind the scenes at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, presented Dec. 4 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox, to get reactions and the latest news from John Mellenca Billboard's Gail Mitchell and Melinda Newman go behind-the-scenes at the 2001 Billboard…

  15. Dishwalla Resurfaces With 'Opaline'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Dishwalla will release "Opaline," its first album in four years, April 23 on Los Angeles-based Immergent Records. The set's first single, "Somewhere in the Middle," will hit U.S. radio Modern rock act Dishwalla will release "Opaline," its…

  16. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  17. Creed Makes It Two In A Row At No. 1

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" weathered a storm of holiday-season competition to maintain its grip on the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. The band's third Wind-Up album holds on Creed's "Weathered" weathered a storm of holiday-season…

  18. Bell Biv DeVoe Returns

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell Biv DeVoe -- the 1993 MCA set "Hootie Mack." Now members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe have finally scratched their It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell…

  19. G. Love Shows His Patriotism

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST G. Love & Special Sauce leader Garrett Dutton has recorded a song inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks entitled "On 9.11.01." G. Love & Special Sauce leader Garrett Dutton has recorded a song inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks entitled "On 9.11.01."…

  20. Hot Product

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the 'America: A Tribute to Heroes' telethon, De La Soul, Nate Dogg, and more. A Time For 'Heroes' In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and…

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