1. EMP Marks Anniversary With Concert Series

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Experience Music Project will celebrate its first anniversary with a June 19-23 concert series in the interactive Seattle museum's intimate Sky Church theatre. Dubbed "A Musical Odyssey," the even The Experience Music Project will celebrate its first anniversary with a June…

  2. Strait, Jackson Win Big At TNN Awards

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An absent George Strait was named the top entertainer in country music last night (June 13) at the TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards in Nashville, and shared three fan-voted awards with Alan J An absent George Strait was named the top entertainer in country music last night (June 13)…

  3. Farrakhan: Rappers Reflect Society

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Louis Farrakhan defended rappers who use foul language and graphically depict violence and sexuality, saying they are only reflecting society and the nation's "gangsta" government. But the Nation of I Louis Farrakhan defended rappers who use foul language and graphically depict…

  4. Lauryn Hill To Headline U.K. MOBOFest

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lauryn Hill heads the bill for MOBOFest 2001, set for Aug. 4 at East London's Victoria Park. Her performance will provide an exclusive showcase of new material from the as-yet unscheduled follow-up to Lauryn Hill heads the bill for MOBOFest 2001, set for Aug. 4 at East London's…

  5. Billboard Bits: Shyne, STP, Cheap Trick

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News from Sean Combs, Shyne, Stone Temple Pilots, Cheap Trick, Swag A month after he was acquitted of charges he fired a gun in a Manhattan nightclub, Sean "Puffy" Combs went to Rikers Island to visit his protege who was jailed for the shooting, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow.…

  6. Lawmakers Advise Hip-Hop Industry At Summit

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Members of Congress urged the hip-hop industry yesterday (June 12) to better regulate the content of their records before Washington beats them to it. "We do not know the hip-hop generation. We do not Members of Congress urged the hip-hop industry yesterday (June 12) to better regulate…

  7. Manson Fills Ozzfest Off Dates With Solo Shows

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following the lead of several of his Ozzfest touring mates, Marilyn Manson has scheduled a handful of shows on off days from the tour. The often-controversial artist played his first of nine non-festi Following the lead of several of his Ozzfest touring mates, Marilyn Manson has scheduled a…

  8. Gorillaz Mobilizing For U.S. Release, Live Dates

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz, the animated band created by "Tank Girl" illustrator Jamie Hewlett and Blur frontman Damon Albarn, is readying its self-titled debut for North American release on Virgin a week from today (J Gorillaz, the animated band created by "Tank Girl" illustrator Jamie…

  9. Old Soul Alicia Keys Sets Off R&B Buzz

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The buzz of an industry crowd in Los Angles for a new artist showcase is a scene that first occurred in New York and has since been repeated in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and other major markets, as An industry crowd gathers outside the Roxy Theatre in Los Angles for a new artist showcase.…

  10. Trick Pony Is The Real Deal

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At recent country music industry gatherings, there have been more than a few discussions about the new breed of country artist needed to break the format out of its current slump. Among the suggestion At recent country music industry gatherings, there have been more than a few discussions…

  11. Azul

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mexican balladeer Cristian's bid for superstardom continues with Azul, an album where no song is spared of his vocal pyrotechnics. Mexican balladeer Cristian's bid for superstardom continues with Azul, an album where no song is spared of his vocal pyrotechnics. Cristian has a…

  12. Puffy's 'Saga' Continues In July

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs will release a new album, "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," July 10 on his own Bad Boy label. The star-studded set features contributions from 112, Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs will release a new album, "P. Diddy & the Bad…

  13. Ron Sexsmith Rocks Out On 'Blue Boy'

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron Sexsmith knew that his new album, "Blue Boy" (released June 5 by Cooking Vinyl/spinART), was going to be a significant depa As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron…

  14. 'O Brother' Spawns Live Album

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for "Down From the Mountain -- Live Concert Performances by the Artists and Musicians of O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The set was taped Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for …

  15. Outkast Makes Good In London

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Outkast returned to London last night (June 4) to make up a series of February shows postponed after rapper Big Boi's girlfriend gave birth to a son back in the U.S. The concert, promoted by Levi's En Outkast returned to London last night (June 4) to make up a series of February…

  16. Phish Files Lawsuit Against Fan

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bringing years of confrontation to a head, Phish has filed a lawsuit against longtime fan Sean "Waldo" Knight, who for nearly a decade has marketed merchandise based on Phish logos and the what the ba Bringing years of confrontation to a head, Phish has filed a lawsuit against…

  17. More Paternity Problems For Puffy

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Model Kim Porter has asked a New York court to declare that Sean "Puffy" Combs is the father of her youngest child and to award her more child support than he currently pays. Porter, 30, says that alt Model Kim Porter has asked a New York court to declare that Sean "Puffy"…

  18. Spinal Tap Brings Rock, Guests To NYC

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. Frontm Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at…

  19. Hot Product

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Radiohead, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams, St. Lunatics, and more. Forget The Past Just eight months since the release of the often confounding "Kid A" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart…

  20. Sam Phillips Offers Gentle Touch On 'Fan Dance'

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just over half an hour, the set packs a considerable punch with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics, and uniquely musical backdrops. Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just…

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