1. Winston Looking Forward, Back With New Releases

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become synonymous with the new-age genre thanks to his seasonal-themed recordings for the Windham Hill label over the pa Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become…

  2. Mos Def Takes Black Jack Johnson On The Road

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson. The two-week run is set to kick off Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and play seven shows, closin Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson.…

  3. Oldham Still 'Rolling' With The Stones

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K. rockers will almost certainly be performing to mark this milestone, and the inevitable media hoopla will ens 2002 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K.…

  4. How High

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Redman and Method Man to bring their love of marijuana to the big screen. Leave it to Redman and Method Man to bring their love of marijuana to the big screen. Starring as two stoners whose "magical herbs" get them into Harvard, the two MCs bring the smoke-induced humor…

  5. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis'…

  6. R&B/Hip-Hop Heavy Hitters Lead 'Undisputed'

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash Money Millionaires will be featured on the upcoming Cash Money/Universal soundtrack to the Miramax film "Undisputed. Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash…

  7. Final Harrison Cut Due For North American Release

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues," will see release in the North America on Jan. 8 via Rhino. The album, which contains the last song George Har Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland&…

  8. Dick Clark Sues Grammys' Greene

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dick Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording Academy President Michael Greene today (Dec. 19), accusing him of barring artists who appear first on Clark's American Music Awards show from p Dick Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording Academy President Michael…

  9. 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…

  10. Britney, Jagger, Usher To Perform At AMAs

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing live Jan. 9 on ABC. Britney Spears will perform "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," Usher will sing the Bi New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American…

  11. Shaggy Tunes Up Remixes, Rarities

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Shaggy's 2000 MCA album, "Hotshot," continues to fly off retail shelves, but fans won't have to wait long for some new spins on that album's smash hit singles. On Feb. 12, the label will release "Hots Shaggy's 2000 MCA album, "Hotshot," continues…

  12. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop…

  13. Update: Former Big Country Singer Dies

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stuart Adamson, former lead singer of Scottish rock act Big Country, was found dead yesterday (Dec. 16) in a hotel room in Hawaii. He was 43. Stuart Adamson, former lead singer of Scottish rock act Big Country, was found dead yesterday (Dec. 16) in a hotel room in Hawaii. He was 43. "I…

  14. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

  15. Robbie Williams Reigns Over U.K. Charts

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams is Britain's undisputed chart king of the week. Yesterday (Dec. 16), his Chrysalis "Swing When You're Winning" album started a fourth week at the top of the U.K. album chart, and yield Robbie Williams is Britain's undisputed chart king of the week.…

  16. Big Boi & Dre Present . . . OutKast

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Arguably one of hip-hop's greatest groups, OutKast takes a look back at its illustrious eight-year career with this best-of set. Arguably one of hip-hop's greatest groups, OutKast takes a look back at its illustrious eight-year career with this best-of set. Featuring songs from its…

  17. Billboard Bits: Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, Joe Walsh

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, and Joe Walsh. The Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Inc., founded by hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Mos Def to promote literacy and use the arts, education, history, and science to promote culture, will host its inaugural benefit…

  18. 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)…

  19. 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…

  20. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year's nominations with five, joining other…

Pages