1. Sting To Launch Windows XP With Free NYC Show

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sting will help Microsoft launch its new Windows XP operating system with a free concert Thursday (Oct. 25) in New York's Bryant Park. Dedicated to the people of the city, the hour-long concert will b Sting will help Microsoft launch its new Windows XP operating system with a free…

  2. Is This It

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock saviors or over-hyped posers? That's the debate surrounding this much-talked- about New York quintet and its aptly titled full-length debut. Rock saviors or over-hyped posers? That's the debate surrounding this much-talked- about New York quintet and its aptly titled full…

  3. Groundwork—Act to Reduce Hunger

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001. The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001. For the uninitiated, Groundwork supports the efforts of…

  4. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, 'Volunteers,' Lil' Troy

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Shania Twain, the 'Volunteers for America' benefit concerts, and rapper Lil' Troy. Shania Twain has readied two MCA home video releases for next month. The first, "The Platinum Collection DVD," is due Nov. 6 and features 21 music videos in chronological…

  5. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Janovitz/Kirkwood, Yahoo!

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the MTV Europe Awards, Bill Janovitz & Curt Kirkwood, and a Yahoo! charity auction. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has been added to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The group joins previously announced performers Blink…

  6. Two New Songs On Ice Cube Best-Of

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Priority Records will on Dec. 4 issue a best-of compilation from veteran rapper Ice Cube. "Ice Cube Greatest Hits" will comprise tracks culled from Cube's eight Priority solo albums and one soundtrack Priority Records will on Dec. 4 issue a best-of compilation from veteran…

  7. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  8. Huey, Carole, Janet 'United'; Kiss, Mick Not

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C., continues to evolve. Huey Lewis & the News and Carole King are the latest artists to sign on, while K The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C.,…

  9. Beastie Boys Organize NYC Benefit Concert

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have organized and will headline the New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert Oct. 28 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Also on the bill are up-and-coming New York-based rock ou The Beastie Boys have organized and will headline the New Yorkers Against Violence…

  10. Warren Haynes Flourishes As He Keeps The Mule Alive

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet that has helped make Warren Haynes perhaps the hardest-working man on the so-called jam-band circuit. It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet…

  11. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P A host of top stars have been added to the performance lineup for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, set for Nov. 7 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow will debut their duet, "I'll Be…

  12. Grand Ole Opry To Stage Sept. 11 Benefit

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will participate in the Grand Ole Opry's benefit for families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Set Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will…

  13. More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the…

  14. Comcast To Air Benefit Featuring Springsteen, Bon Jovi

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, and Joan Jett will be broadcast live Friday (Oct. 19) via Philadelphia-based cable television provider The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe…

  15. Jalbert Wins Masterprize Classical Competition

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music. Jalbert, a 33-year-old music teacher at Rice University in Houston, was given a standing ovation from a packed Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music.…

  16. Watt Welcomes Guests In NYC

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Punk icon Mike Watt was joined onstage Wednesday night (Oct. 10) at New York's Mercury Lounge by former Blue Oyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard as well as Watt's former fIREHOSE bandmate Ed Crawford. Punk icon Mike Watt was joined onstage Wednesday night (Oct. 10) at New York'…

  17. Death Row Heads To U.K.

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Death Row founder Marion "Suge" Knight and Ron Winter, chairman of U.K.-based Irish/country record company Ritz Music Group Plc (RMG), are launching a joint-venture label, Death Row Records U.K., Bill Death Row founder Marion "Suge" Knight and Ron Winter, chairman of U.K.…

  18. Dolly's Bluegrass Benefit To Ring In New Year

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country music icon Dolly Parton will headline and host Red, White & Bluegrass, a New Year's Eve benefit concert at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Featuring Parton backed by an all-star aco Country music icon Dolly Parton will headline and host Red, White & Bluegrass, a…

  19. Slayer Planning North American Tour

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran metal act Slayer will set out on a North American tour beginning Oct. 29 in New Orleans. The trek comes in support of the group's latest American Recordings album, "God Hates Us All," which de Veteran metal act Slayer will set out on a North American tour beginning Oct.…

  20. Alana Davis Looks Inside For 'Fortune'

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of the release of her sophomore album, "Fortune Cookies" (Elektra, due Oct. 30), singer/songwriter and native New Yorker Alana Davis can't hide her anxiety. In the four years since the rele On the eve of the release of her sophomore album, "Fortune Cookies"…

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