1. Hot Product

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Sean Combs, Melissa Etheridge, Built to Spill, Ivy, Faithless, and more. All In The Family Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs returns to action this week with "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," out on his own Bad Boy label. The star…

  2. Iggy Pop Still Packs A Punch

    July 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With his new disc, "Beat 'Em Up," Iggy Pop says he was looking to create a garage-rock album that was also "kind of a '70s revival, classic rock album." At the same time, Virgin was hungry for an albu It's almost 6 p.m., and Iggy Pop is midway through his…

  3. Jagged Little Thrill

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Apparently having its sophomore effort hit No.1 last year was not enough for Jagged Edge. Apparently having its sophomore effort hit No.1 last year was not enough for Jagged Edge. The Atlanta-based quartet—Kyle Norman, Richard Wingo, and brothers Brandon and Brian Casey—returns with its…

  4. "Mother-In-Law" Singer Ernie K-Doe Dies

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe died yesterday of liver failure at University Hospital in New Orleans. He was 65. R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe died yesterday of liver failure at University Hospital in New Orleans. He was 65. Born Ernest Kador Jr., he scored a No. 1 pop and R&B hit in 1961…

  5. Wilco Wraps 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has completed work on its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," to be released in mid-September on Reprise Records, according to a spokesman at the label. The 11-track, 52-minute set was Wilco has completed work on its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Carter, Moke

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Aaron Carter, and Moke. Radiohead has added an Aug. 7 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden to its U.S. tour itinerary. Tickets for the show, which like the rest of the tour will include Kid Koala and the Beta Band, will go on sale to the public…

  7. Despite Calamities, Ivy Continues To Grow

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase insists that being dropped from the rosters of Atlantic and 550 Music/Epic Records was the best thing that ever happened to the New York-b It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase…

  8. Return Of Essence Music Festival At Risk

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Essence Music Festival enters the last year of its commitment to the city of New Orleans, there is some doubt that it will return there in future years. A bold mix of seasoned stars and emerging artists stirs up this year's Essence Music Festival , whose "Party With a Purpose…

  9. Billboard Bits: John Lennon, Woody Allen, Crystal Method

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Lennon, Woody Allen, and the Crystal Method. Yoko Ono visited the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, England, today to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in honor of her late husband. The airport's new…

  10. One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The reggae canon to date and the catalogue of Bob Marley & the Wailers are realms so unique unto themselves that they seldom overlap, because reggae was Bob's point of departure rather than his pr The reggae canon to date and the catalogue of Bob Marley & the Wailers are realms…

  11. This Is BR549

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT BR549's third studio album, and its debut for Audium, finds the guys transcending the retro-hillbilly cover band image as a seasoned, lean, roots country machine. BR549's third studio album, and its debut for Audium, finds the guys transcending the retro-hillbilly cover band image…

  12. A Million of You

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Sarah Streeter has been a fixture in the Chicago blues scene for more than 25 years, having come to prominence in the 1970s while performing with pianist Sunnyland Slim. Vocalist Sarah Streeter has been a fixture in the Chicago blues scene for more than 25 years, having come to…

  13. Billboard Bits: Shedaisy, Marc Almond, Louis Armstrong

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shedaisy, Marc Almond, Louis Armstrong In a move that could have ramifications for songwriters and publishers in all genres of music, singer/songwriter Kristyn Osborn, a member of Lyric Street Records act Shedaisy, has filed a complaint against karaoke manufacturer MMO Music Group,…

  14. Phish, Dead Honored With Jammys

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held last night (June 28) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish took home two of the most prestigious awards -- stu Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards,…

  15. Combs Denies Talk Magazine Report

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (June 28) denied a report in Talk magazine that alleges he's the subject of three criminal investigations. "For the record, it's not true, none of it is. All of it absol Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (June 28) denied a report in Talk magazine…

  16. Amel Larrieux Goes Sci-Fi

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer Amel Larrieux, whose debut Epic solo album, "Infinite Possibilities," was infused with spacy electronics, futuristic funk, and jazzy rhythms, brings that same soulful consciousness to voicing t Singer Amel Larrieux, whose debut Epic solo album, "Infinite Possibilities,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Erick Sermon, Henry Rollins, Pat Green

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Erick Sermon, EPMD, Henry Rollins, Pat Green As tipped here earlier this month , Erick Sermon has left Def Jam and signed a joint venture agreement with Clive Davis' new J Records label, encompassing both a solo and production deal with Sermon's Def Squad Records. The artist…

  18. Jagged Edge Embarks On 'Thrill' Ride

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Still riding the momentum of its popular 2000 sophomore release "J.E. Heartbreak" -- which spawned three hit R&B singles, including "Let's Get Married" -- the Jagged Edge is excited about this wee Jagged Edge is definitely taking the adage "strike while the…

  19. Billboard Bits: Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET Last year, Rykodisc introduced Nick Drake to a whole new audience following the use of "Pink Moon" in an advertisement for the Volkswagen Cabrio. Now, Mammoth is hoping for similar results with Britain's Wiseguys (led by producer Theo Keating),…

  20. Oasis Plans 6-Date 'Anniversary' Tour

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. rock outfit Oasis will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its first live gig with a six-date U.K. theatre tour. The jaunt will begin Oct. 7 with the first of two shows at London's Shepherd Veteran U.K. rock outfit Oasis will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its first live…

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