1. Billboard Bits: U2, Monster Jam 2001, Teenage Fanclub

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on U2, Monster Jam 2001, Teenage Fanclub U2 has invited the world to the kick-off the third leg of its Elevation tour on Wednesday (Oct. 10) in South Bend, Ind., for a Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communications company Tiscali. Set to begin at 9 p.m. ET, the free…

  2. Kravitz, Keys To Play VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, and John Mellencamp will perform at the 2001 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, set for Oct. 23 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event, which will be broadcast live on VH1, w Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, and John Mellencamp will perform at the 2001 VH1/Vogue…

  3. Categories Unveiled For 'My VH1' Awards

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT VH1 has finalized the list of categories for the second annual My VH1 Music Awards, to be broadcast Dec. 2 from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. As previously reported, the categories were determined b VH1 has finalized the list of categories for the second annual My VH1 Music Awards, to…

  4. k.d. lang Lives For Idol Tony Bennett's Tour 'Request'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When various artists compare how they spent the summer of 2001, k.d. lang is likely to be the source of widespread envy. After all, she spent it with one of her idols: the legendary Tony Bennett. When various artists compare how they spent the summer of 2001, k.d. lang is likely to be the…

  5. VH1 Celebrates Black Music With Documentary, Boxed Set

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America," the five-part documentary focusing on the cultural, political, spiritual, and financial impact of R&B, hip-hop, soul, gospel, jazz, and blue "Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America," the five-part…

  6. Jennifer Lopez Married In California

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, wearing one of her trademark gowns with plunging neckline and low-cut back, married dancer and choreographer Cris Judd in a very private ceremony Saturday night at a pri Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, wearing one of her trademark gowns with plunging neckline and…

  7. Robbie Goes Rat Pack On 'Swing'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi-platinum Chrysalis album "Sing When You're Winning" next month with a Frank Sinatra-inspired set of covers called "Swing When You're Winning," U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi…

  8. 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.…

  9. Ja Rule Is 'Livin' It Up'

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Ja Rule was readying to drop his sophomore set, "Rule 3:36." Although he was already a star in hip-hop circles, thanks to guest shots with Jay-Z What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Ja Rule was readying to…

  10. 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…

  11. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  12. Quincy Celebrated With Rhino Box

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will be celebrated in a four-disc box set due Oct. 16 from Rhino. The release of "Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones" will coin Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will…

  13. Gorillaz Grab Six MTV Europe Nominations

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of guest stars, grabbed six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be handed out Nov. 8 at the Festhalle in Fran Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of…

  14. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  15. Gerald's World

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previous albums. This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previous albums. With the help of such producers…

  16. 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, "…

  17. U.K.-Born Gorillaz Ride Stateside Success

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic endeavor that's been making noise this summer. Parlophone/Virgin act Gorillaz have been steadily climbing the charts since their eponymous deb "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic…

  18. Attacks Cause Broadway Closings

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Four Broadway shows will close this weekend -- or earlier, if they can get union concessions -- as ticket sales dropped dramatically following the terrorist attacks in New York. "The Rocky Horror Show Four Broadway shows will close this weekend -- or earlier, if they can get union…

  19. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  20. Billboard Bits: Spitfire, Big Head Todd, VMAs

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Spitfire Tour, Big Head Todd, VMAs Ambitious political rapper Michael Franti, former Dead Kennedy frontman Jello Biafra, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and singer/songwriter Jill Sobule are among those slated to appear on the fourth annual Spitfire Tour, a non-profit jaunt of…

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