1. Silk Returns With Another 'Session'

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's been almost a decade since Atlanta-based quintet Silk stormed the music world with its 1992 chart-topping debut album, "Lose Control," which it followed in 1995 with "Silk." As the group prepares It's been almost a decade since Atlanta-based quintet Silk…

  2. R.E.M. Confirms Free Toronto Show

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s promotional performance plans in support of its upcoming album are growing in North America. The band is set to play a May 17 free outdoor concert in downtown Toronto, just two days after War R.E.M.'s promotional performance plans in support of its upcoming album are…

  3. Destiny's Child Shoot Straight To No. 1

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child's "Survivor" (Columbia) wastes no time in dethroning Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) from the top of The Billboard 200, selling more than 663,000 units in the U.S., according to Destiny's Child's "Survivor" …

  4. A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Recognizing the obvious connection between Aussie arena rockers AC/DC and bluegrass music, Hayseed Dixie rambles wildly through the best-selling band's best-known material. Recognizing the obvious connection between Aussie arena rockers AC/DC and bluegrass music, Hayseed Dixie rambles…

  5. 1533 St. Philip Street

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike Nicholas Payton, who honors Armstrong's influence without imitating his style, Crescent City trumpeter Kermit Ruffins invokes the ghost of Satchmo with everything he plays. Unlike Nicholas Payton, who honors Armstrong's influence without imitating his style, Crescent City…

  6. Big Easy Airport May Honor Louis Armstrong

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans International Airport may soon bear the name of the city's most famous native son, jazz legend Louis Armstrong. The new name -- Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport -- could b New Orleans International Airport may soon bear the name of the city's most famous…

  7. Billboard Bits: Big Pun, 'Rocky Horror,' Neutrino

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Big Punisher, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Neutrino & Oxide A New York City Council committee has decided not to approve a measure that would have named a Bronx intersection after late rapper Christopher ''Big Pun'' Rios because of its discomfort over some of his…

  8. Slipknot, System To Take 'Pledge' To The People

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock acts Slipknot and System of a Down will team up to co-headline the inaugural Pledge of Allegiance tour. The six-week trek will launch Oct. 1 at Las Vegas' Thomas and Mack Center. The traveli Hard rock acts Slipknot and System of a Down will team up to co-headline the inaugural…

  9. It's No Myth: Michael Penn Is Still Songwriting

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband Michael Penn can be forgiven for wondering whatever happened to the latter singer/songwriter. Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband…

  10. Peters Sounds Alarm For 20th Anniversary

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the Alarm Anniversary World Tour. The solo acoustic jaunt will touch down for a pair of dates May 15-16 in Rome and a hom The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the…

  11. It's 'All' Janet At No. 1

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) rockets to a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200, having sold more than 605,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. It's the fifth chart-topping album of Ja Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) rockets to a No. 1…

  12. The Anglo Files

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Basement Jaxx, Slam, Deviant Records, Chuck D, Public Domain, Essential Festival, Grand Central, Fat City Basement Jaxx Album & U.S. Tour Basement Jaxx -- aka Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton -- is set to release its eagerly anticipated sophomore LP, "Rooty" on June 25…

  13. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…

  14. Son By Four Wins Big At Billboard Latin Awards

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Son By Four was the big success story of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented last night (April 26) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., as the culmination of the Billboa Son By Four was the big success story of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards,…

  15. Olivia Expresses Range Of Emotions On Debut

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The phrase "Good things come to those who wait" definitely applies to R&B ingënue Olivia. The 20-year-old singer/songwriter has been waiting for that big break, and it has come in the The phrase "Good things come to those who wait" definitely applies to R&B ingënue…

  16. Fatboy Slim & Daft Punk Lead DanceStar Nominations

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations with five each. Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations…

  17. 'NOW 6' Begins A Third Week At No. 1

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 54% drop-off from last week's sales totals, the sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" (Sony/Zomba/Universal/EMI) still has enough gas to earn a thir Despite a 54% drop-off from last week's sales totals, the sixth…

  18. Olivia Expresses Range Of Emotions On Debut

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The phrase "Good things come to those who wait" definitely applies to R&B ingenue Olivia. The 20-year-old singer/songwriter has been waiting for that big break, and it has come in the form of her The phrase "Good things come to those who wait" definitely applies to R…

  19. Tony Rebel Puts His Positive Spin On Reggae With 'Realms'

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS Records, Tony Rebel reaffirms why he's revered as one of reggae's true masters of the unique art of sing-jaying -- a blend of rapping and With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS Records,…

  20. W.C. Handy Awards Line Up Top Blues Talent

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown are confirmed to perform at the 22nd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards ceremony. Hosted by Dr. John, the May 24 affair Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and…

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