1. Tony Bennett Plans Promotional Blitz

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional appearances surrounding his new Columbia album "Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues," due Tuesday (Nov. 6) from RPM/Col Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional…

  2. Billboard Bits: Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more New York radio outlet Z100 (WHTZ) has gotten a jump on the holiday season with the announcement of its annual Jingle Ball concert. Set for Dec. 13 at Madison Square Garden, the event line-up already boasts Alicia Keys, Craig David, and Enrique…

  3. Get Ready

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The first collection of new material in eight years from techno-rock pioneers New Order comes on the heels of a lauded Rhino boxed set devoted to the band's post-punk precursor, Joy Division. Then the The first collection of new material in eight years from techno-rock pioneers New Order…

  4. Queen Latifah 'Chicago' Bound?

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, and Christine Baranski are in negotiations to round out the cast of Miramax's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago." Shooting begins shooting Dec. 10 w Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, and Christine Baranski are in negotiations to…

  5. Millions Raised By Weekend Benefit Concerts

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. The Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden -- Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded…

  6. Stars Unplug At 15th Bridge School Benefit

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse this weekend (Oct. 20-21) outside San Francisco for the 15th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. The largely acousti Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse this…

  7. X,Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT X emerged as a key act in L.A.'s vibrant punk scene of the late '70s. Unlike some others, though, X created intelligently written tales that have barely aged a day. With these reissues of the band's f X Los Angeles REISSUE PRODUCERS: Gary Stewart and John Doe ORIGINAL PRODUCER:…

  8. Jackson Completes Charity Single

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has completed work on "What More Can I Give," a new single he hopes will raise $50 million for relief organizations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among the artists who Michael Jackson has completed work on "What More Can I Give," a new…

  9. 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…

  10. Jagger Steps Through The 'Doorway'

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger's new solo album, "Goddess in the Doorway," will drop Nov. 20 under a new deal with Virgin. <a href="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vn Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger's new solo album, "…

  11. 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…

  12. Kid Rock Gets 'Cocky' In November

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock rapper Kid Rock will release "Cocky," the follow-up to his breakthrough 1998 album "Devil Without a Cause," Nov. 20 via Clarkston Chophouse/Lava/Atlantic. The album will be led by the single "For Rock rapper Kid Rock will release "Cocky," the follow-up…

  13. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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