1. Billboard Bits: Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL, Sesame Street Hip-hop duo the Beatnuts have left Loud Records. According to a label source, the split was amicable. The New York-based group's last Loud album, "Take It or Squeeze It," debuted at No. 20 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop…

  2. Jackson Leads Eight Top-20 Debuts

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Michael Jackson scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the long awaited Epic album "Invincible." The set leads eight top-20 debuts on sales of 366,000 units, according to Sou As anticipated, Michael Jackson scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with…

  3. Jackson To Perform New Song At CMA Awards

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson plans to perform a new song about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Country Music Association Awards tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. The song is titled "Where Were You (When the World Alan Jackson plans to perform a new song about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the…

  4. Jackson's 'Invincible' To Debut At No. 1

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's long awaited Epic album "Invincible" will debut at No. 1 on this week's The Billboard 200 on sales of 366,300 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The set has already bowed at Michael Jackson's long awaited Epic album "Invincible"…

  5. Revamped All Tomorrow's Parties Lineup Taking Shape

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The roster for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, postponed from October to March 15-17 on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles, is takin The roster for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  6. George Strait Takes 'The Road Less Traveled'

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled." So the obvious opening question for the reticent Strait -- whose represen George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his…

  7. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation In anticipation of the Nov. 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin has established the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox . The site features 90-second clips of all of the tracks on Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway,"…

  8. Outkast Drops Best-Of In December

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Atlanta-based hip-hop duo Outkast has set a Dec. 4 release date for its greatest hits package, "Big Boi & Dre Present... Outkast" (LaFace/Arista). <a href="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily Atlanta-based hip-hop duo Outkast has set a Dec. 4 release date for its…

  9. Vedder, Crowes Cover Beatles For 'I Am Sam'

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the Wallflowers, Ben Harper, and Nick Cave are among the artists who have recorded Beatles covers for the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," star Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the…

  10. Borland Regroups In Eat The Day

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has christened his new band Eat The Day, also the name of a preset effect on one of his keyboards. The band's lineup -- Borland, his brother Scott on guitar, K Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has christened his new band Eat The Day, also…

  11. Jackson's 'Invincible' Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson yesterday (Nov. 4) proved that he's "Invincible" in the U.K. His Epic album "Invincible" went straight to the top of the country's album chart, earning him his seventh British No. 1 al Michael Jackson yesterday (Nov. 4) proved that he's "…

  12. Gorillaz, Fatboy Tops At Billboard VMAs

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" (Parlophone/Virgin) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) were the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards, present With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood…

  13. Timeless

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mason has long possessed one of the Christian music community's most compelling voices. Mason has long possessed one of the Christian music community's most compelling voices. Here she puts that glorious instrument to use on a great collection of songs that is unlike anything ever…

  14. Illness Forces Vig Off Garbage Euro Dates

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garbage drummer Butch Vig has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A and will not play on the band's European tour, which kicks off tonight (Nov. 2) in Trondheim, Norway. The shows will go off as planned, wi Garbage drummer Butch Vig has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A and will not play on the…

  15. Billboard Bits: American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more American Head Charge guitarist Dave Rogers was arrested Wednesday after playing a set completely nude during the Pledge of Allegiance tour stop at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Rogers was arrested backstage for public…

  16. Clint Black's 'Greatest Hits II' Features Duet, New Tracks

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ask Clint Black what factor has made him a consistent country hitmaker for the past 12 years, and he points upward. "It's the hat," he says, grinning. "It's always been there." On Nov. 20, it's hats o Ask Clint Black what factor has made him a consistent…

  17. 'Invincible' Winning Out In Week Of Big Releases

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's long-awaited Epic album, "Invincible," has been meeting or outperforming the expectations of U.S. retailers, Billboard Bulletin reports. Despite lukewarm reviews and the lack of a br Michael Jackson's long-awaited Epic album, "Invincible," has…

  18. U2, DMB Lead My VH1 Award Nominations

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with six mentions each, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani came in second with five nomi U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with…

  19. Waits Plans Pair Of Albums

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Innovative troubadour Tom Waits will follow-up his acclaimed 1999 debut for Epitaph's Anti- imprint, "Mule Variations," with a pair of albums, "Alice" and "Red Drum." Due in spring 2002, the releases Innovative troubadour Tom Waits will follow-up his…

  20. All-Star Album Features New Harrison Track

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his much-publicized battle with cancer will be featured on "Small World Big Band," the new album by British musician and broadcaster J George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his…

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