1. The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The greatest country singer ever may not be throwing 100 m.p.h. The greatest country singer ever may not be throwing 100 m.p.h. fastballs any more at age 70, but he still has enough vocal tricks up his sleeve to put together yet another classic album. Jones' first effort for Bandit (a…

  2. Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944)

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This is the most vital reissue of timeless, historically important American music since Legacy's lauded boxed set of Louis Armstrong's Hot Five/Hot Seven recordings last year. This is the most vital reissue of timeless, historically important American music since Legacy's…

  3. Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT According to an interview in the Sept. 15 issue of Billboard, Billy Joel is not in the mood to record a collection of pop/rock tunes anytime in the near future. According to an interview in the Sept. 15 issue of Billboard, Billy Joel is not in the mood to record a collection of pop/rock tunes…

  4. Jackson Reissues Loaded With Rarities

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Epic has refurbished four Michael Jackson solo albums for release Tuesday (Oct. 16). Three of the sets -- "Off the Wall," "Thriller," and "Bad" -- include demos and previously unreleased tracks. The f Epic has refurbished four Michael Jackson solo albums for…

  5. Ja Rule Feels No 'Pain' At No. 1

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected, to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally with "Pain Is Love" (Murder Inc./Def Jam). The set Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected…

  6. McCartney: New Album 'Simple And Satisfying'

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney says returning to his usual bass playing duties on his new album, "Driving Rain," was "simple and satisfying." As previously reported, the set, McCartney's first since 1999's "Run Devil Paul McCartney says returning to his usual bass playing…

  7. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-artists such as Robert Johnson, Hank Williams…

  8. Top Acts Set To Play Billboard Awards

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. John Mellencamp will Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at…

  9. Stranger on Earth

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're anxious to sink your ears into something other than music's usual cookie-cutter quicksand, then check out Lina's fine debut. If you're anxious to sink your ears into something other than music's usual cookie-cutter quicksand, then check out Lina's fine…

  10. Columbia's 'America' Features Celine, Dylan

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records will on Oct. 16 release "God Bless America," a collection of spiritual, political, and patriotic songs to benefit the relief efforts in New York. The compilation will include Celine D Columbia Records will on Oct. 16 release "God Bless America," a…

  11. Anastasio, Claypool, Copeland Peer Inside Oysterhead

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, and Stewart Copeland would lead to a 13-track studio recording and a tour under Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among…

  12. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly…

  13. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA Organizers say the MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany, will continue as scheduled. The announcement comes a day after Janet Jackson's decision to cancel her appearance on the show and her entire European tour. "MTV…

  14. Hot Product

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Oysterhead, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, George Jones, Billy Joel, and more. Life Is 'Grand' What began as an impromptu jam between Phish's Trey Anastasio, Primus' Les Claypool, and the Police's Stewart Copeland last spring in New Orleans has grown…

  15. The Id

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What does a neo-soul songstress extraordinare do for an encore when what came before (the multimillion-selling album On How Life Is) spawned a Grammy-winning single ("I Try") and collaborations with F What does a neo-soul songstress extraordinare do for an encore when what came…

  16. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  17. McGraw, Hill Suit Up For Swampstock

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has added a new recipient to the list of beneficiaries of his 8th annual Swampstock Celebrity Softball Challenge and Concert, set for Oct. 28 in Rayville, La. Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has added a new recipient to the list of…

  18. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist…

  19. Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel Set For Canadian Benefit

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel will perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert Friday (Sept. 28) at Montreal's Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. According to Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel will perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert…

  20. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

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