1. Billboard Bits: Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons & more

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons, Squirrel Nut Zippers Cuban "sonero" Compay Segundo, 93, is recovering at home in Havana after being hospitalized for extreme fatigue and is unlikely to perform again, Billboard Bulletin reports. Segundo, who found world fame at the age of 89…

  2. Frankie Valli's Finest Collected On 'In Season' & 'Off'

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT All of Frankie Valli's hit songs with the 4 Seasons have been lovingly assembled on a two-CD set on Rhino Records, "In Season: Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons Anthology," which contains 51 remastere Ask Frankie Valli for his favorite 4 Seasons song, and he's quick on the…

  3. The Anglo Files

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Riton Unleashed, New Radiohead, Homelands Launches, London Xpress Celebrates Grand Central Unleashes Riton As Manchester hip-hop duo Rae and Christian prepare for a forthcoming set of U.K. live dates, they are basking in the success of Riton, the latest acquisition for their Grand Central…

  4. Sisqo Preps For June 'Return'

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B sensation Sisqo will return June 19 with a new Dragon/Def Soul album, titled "Return of Dragon." The 12-track set boasts guest appearances by the members of the artist's group Dru Hill, and hi R&B sensation Sisqo will return June 19 with a new Dragon/Def Soul album,…

  5. Queen Latifah Is 'In The Houze'

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah, the versatile musician/actress/talk show host, is in discussions to star in and executive produce the comedy "In the Houze" for Disney and Hyde Park Entertainment, according to The Holl Queen Latifah, the versatile musician/actress/talk show host, is in discussions to…

  6. McGraw, Chesney Take Stand In Assault Case

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand yesterday (May 22) in Orchard Park, N.Y., to tell jurors a backstage skirmish with sheriff's deputies last year started with a misunderstand Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand yesterday (May 22) in…

  7. Ozzfest Participants Take A 'Day Off'

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard-touring Ozzfest participants Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Disturbed, and Mudvayne have lined up a series of performances running concurrently with Ozzfest shows this summer. The extra gigs, Hard-touring Ozzfest participants Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Disturbed, and Mudvayne…

  8. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name:…

  9. Dare to Dream

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Already into his second album before most kids are into their second molars, Billy Gilman is now a seasoned veteran. Already into his second album before most kids are into their second molars, Billy Gilman is now a seasoned veteran. With Dare to Dream, however, he sounds more like a rookie…

  10. The Magic Circle—Before They Were the Mamas and the Papas

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, and Denny Doherty considered calling themselves the Magic Circle before settling on the Mamas and the Papas. Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, and Denny Doherty considered calling themselves the Magic Circle before settling on the…

  11. Busy B.B. Is King Of The Road, Studio

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A staple of the summer concert circuit, B.B. King's annual touring blues festival will hit the road again in 2001, only this time under a new name. The 10th annual tour -- which will feature Buddy Guy A staple of the summer concert circuit, B.B. King's annual touring blues festival…

  12. The Charlatans U.K. Wrap 'Wonderland'

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Charlatans U.K. will release its seventh album, "Wonderland," through MCA/Universal this September. Marking a shift away from the patented, organ-laced formula last heard on 1999's "Us and Us Only The Charlatans U.K. will release its seventh album, "Wonderland,…

  13. 'Lateralus' The Right Tool For Retailers' Big Week

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In one of the first big release weeks of the year, "Lateralus" the new Volcano effort from hard rock outfit Tool, is establishing itself as the clear front-runner, with a strong chance to top The Bill In one of the first big release weeks of the year, "Lateralus" the new…

  14. Friends Help Out On New Ringo Starr Album, Tour

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To coincide with the start of Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour, Koch Records will release "The Anthology ... So Far: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band," a three-CD live collection, Billboard Bu To coincide with the start of Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour,…

  15. The Anglo Files

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Lil Devious, Neotropic, Bran Van 3000, Ninja Tune Ministry Secure Lil Devious From Miami The fallout from this year's Winter Music Conference continues to loom large in Europe, as one of Miami's biggest tunes has been picked up by Ministry of Sound's Rulin imprint for a…

  16. Bevy Of Bands Plan Barenaked Summer

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Barenaked Ladies spend the summer touring North America, several acts will join in for the 31-date run. Most stops on the trek, due to kick off July 12 at the Molson Amphitheater in Toronto, wi As the Barenaked Ladies spend the summer touring North America, several acts will join in…

  17. Billboard Bits: Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro Rap mogul Russell Simmons is calling on hip-hop's power brokers to attend a June 12-13 summit in New York that will focus on the lyrics, content, and advertising of the music. Simmons says the event -- which will include participation from…

  18. Hot Product

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Missy Elliott, R.E.M., Tool, Weezer, Depeche Mode, Buddy Guy, and more. 'Addicted' To Missy With the release this week of "Miss E ... So Addictive," her third set on The Gold Mind/Elektra, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is hitting the road…

  19. Singer Perry Como Dead At 88

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perry Como, the crooning baritone barber famous for his relaxed vocals, cardigan sweaters, and television Christmas specials, died at his home in Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Fla., on Saturday after a Perry Como, the crooning baritone barber famous for his relaxed vocals, cardigan sweaters,…

  20. Billboard Bits: MTV Movie Awards, Frampton and more

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Movie Awards, Mary Wilson, Peter Frampton, and more. The performers for this year's MTV Movie Awards will include Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Pink, and Mya, and the Dave Matthews Band. The ladies will perform their cover of "Lady Marmalade," from the "…

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