1. Keating, Moore To Host First MTV Asia Awards

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Ronan Keating and U.S. teen vocalist Mandy Moore will co-host the inaugural MTV Asia Awards Feb. 2 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Billboard Bulletin reports. World Wrestling Federatio Irish vocalist Ronan Keating and U.S. teen vocalist Mandy Moore will co-host the inaugural…

  2. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  3. Tenacious D To Play L.A. Benefit

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will headline a Dec. 20 benefit for the United Mitochiondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The bill will a Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will headline a Dec. 20 benefit…

  4. World Mourns George Harrison

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who died yesterday (Nov. 29) at age 58 in Los Angeles, after a long battle with cancer. Lone surviving Beatles P Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who…

  5. Top Rockers Sign On For KROQ Xmas Shows

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in rock are confirmed to appear at the 12th annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts, sponsored by Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM. Linkin Park and Staind will play both t Some of the biggest names in rock are confirmed to appear at the 12th annual Almost Acoustic…

  6. David Grisman Reflects On His 'Grateful Dawg' Days

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Probably the most striking and telling segment in "Grateful Dawg," a new documentary on the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and noted mandolinist David Grisman's musical relationship, was captured almost Probably the most striking and telling segment in "Grateful Dawg,…

  7. Ice Cube A 'Free Agent' After 'Greatest Hits'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ice Cube says with his Priority "Greatest Hits" set ready to hit stores Dec. 4, he now considers himself a "free agent" after 11 years with the label. "The [album] is like the end of an era," h Rapper Ice Cube says with his Priority "Greatest Hits…

  8. Billboard Bits: Sting, GBV/Strokes, Boyz II Men, 28 Days

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Sting, GBV/Strokes, Boyz II Men, 28 Days The concert special "Sting ... All This Time," a Billboard Artist & Music Profile, premieres at 8 p.m. ET Saturday (Nov. 24) on A&E. Billboard editor in chief Timothy White serves as associate producer/head writer for the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jay Kay, Spacey/Dench, Billy Corgan

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Kay, Spacey/Dench, Billy Corgan London prosecutors said today (Nov. 19) they are dropping criminal charges against Jay Kay, lead singer of Jamiroquai, who was accused of attacking a photographer outside a nightclub. Kay, 31, had pleaded innocent to charges that he smashed camera…

  10. Blind Pig Records—25th AnniversaryCollection

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST San Francisco's Blind Pig Records— which actually started in the basement of an Ann Arbor, Mich., blues joint in 1977—proudly celebrates its imminent 25th anniversary with a glorious sin San Francisco's Blind Pig Records— which actually started in the basement of an Ann Arbor, Mich.…

  11. Industry Notables To Debate At D.C. Summit

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit, to be held Jan. 7-8 on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The FMC, a non-profit organi The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Sun Records

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, and a Sun Records tribute concert. Alicia Keys is the latest performer to sign on for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards. Keys joins previously announced performers 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy on the bill at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas…

  13. Las Vegas Entertainers Stage USO Benefit

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Las Vegas resort entertainers made music and magic together for the first time yesterday (Nov. 11) during a sold-out benefit for the United Service Organizations (USO). "People think Las Vegas is hear Las Vegas resort entertainers made music and magic together for the first time…

  14. Rucker's Solo Set Due In 2002

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker has inked a multi-album solo recording deal with Epic-distributed Hidden Beach Records, best-known as the home of Jill Scott. The first release will be " Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker has inked a multi-album solo recording…

  15. 'O Brother,' McGraw Top CMAs

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, with the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" winning two awards during a show steeped i It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association …

  16. Frampton Plans Cincinnati Benefit Concert

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Classic rock artist Peter Frampton has organized a Dec. 9 concert at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre to benefit Clear Channel Entertainment's Relief Fund. Other acts on the bill include Blessid Union of Sou Classic rock artist Peter Frampton has organized a Dec. 9 concert at Cincinnati&…

  17. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit Madonna will preside over a Dec. 9 London ceremony to award the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Four British artists have made the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, competition for which is open to native artists under 50 who…

  18. Blink-182 Plans Radio Fests, Euro Make-Ups

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Blink-182 has confirmed a host of appearances at radio-sponsored holiday concerts before the end of the year, as well as 13 European shows to make up for those postponed after the Sept. 11 terrorist a Blink-182 has confirmed a host of appearances at radio-sponsored holiday concerts before the…

  19. Kelly, Keys Anchor 'Ali' Soundtrack

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Two new cuts from R&B artists R. Kelly and a third from Alicia Keys will anchor the Interscope soundtrack to "Ali," Columbia Pictures' upcoming bio-pic of boxer Muhammad Ali, starring Will Smith. Two new cuts from R&B artists R. Kelly and a third from Alicia Keys will…

  20. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Springsteen, & More

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Jackson, Springsteen, & More Michael Jackson will make his first-ever instore appearance at 3 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7) at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event will also be broadcast live on MTV's "Total Request Live." Jackson will…

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