1. Poll: McGraw/Chesney Tour Is Country's Hottest

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming U.S. trek is the most anticipated country tour of the summer, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. The duo pulled down 39% of 2,231 votes, easi Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming U.S. trek is the most anticipated country…

  2. Billboard Bits: Bono, Lars Ulrich, Siren Fest, and more

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bono, Lars Ulrich, Siren Fest, Victoria Williams, Mark Olson Two of rock's biggest stars have welcomed baby boys into their respective families. U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali are celebrating the birth of a son, born today (May 21) at a Dublin hospital, while Metallica…

  3. Dare to Dream

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Already into his second album before most kids are into their second molars, Billy Gilman is now a seasoned veteran. Already into his second album before most kids are into their second molars, Billy Gilman is now a seasoned veteran. With Dare to Dream, however, he sounds more like a rookie…

  4. Along for the Ride

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. He has gathered a stellar group of guest art-ists and scattered them throughout 13 tracks…

  5. God Bless the Go-Go's

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Has it really been 17 years since the Go-Go's' last full studio offering? The calendar says yes, but the fab five has more than made up for lost time with the deliriously buoyant God Bless the Go-Go's Has it really been 17 years since the Go-Go's' last full studio…

  6. Guitar Gods Satriani, Vai Team For Tour

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Electric guitar stars Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are presenting a new incarnation of Satriani's G3 tour this summer, also featuring John Petrucci (Dream Theater). The tour kicks off June 23 in Reno, N Electric guitar stars Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are presenting a new incarnation of…

  7. Destiny's Child Holds Off Wings, Janet At No. 1

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child's "Survivor" (Columbia) enjoys a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, despite a 45.8% drop-off from its first week U.S. sales of more than 663,000 copies. The set fended off a st Destiny's Child's "Survivor" (Columbia) enjoys a…

  8. Puffy In Talks For Jail Film Role

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs is heading to prison -- but only in the movies. The rap mogul is in final negotiations to play a convicted murderer in the film "Monster's Ball," opposite Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton Sean Combs is heading to prison -- but only in the movies. The rap mogul is…

  9. Dixie Chicks, Womack Lead ACM Winners

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 9), each taking home a trio of trophies from the ceremony at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night …

  10. Reunited Cult Kicks Off North American Tour In June

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having reunited and recorded its first new studio album in seven years, U.K. rock act the Cult will kick off a North American tour June 14 in Reno. The group will take Monster Magnet and Stabbing West Having reunited and recorded its first new studio album in seven years, U.K. rock act the…

  11. Hot Product

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Paul McCartney, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, David Byrne, and more. Spreading His 'Wings' Rather than aping the sound Paul McCartney helped shape with the Beatles, his post-Fab Four band Wings was more personal and stylistically prismatic in tone, its…

  12. Billboard Bits: Barenaked Ladies, Bon Jovi, and more

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Barenaked Ladies, Bon Jovi, Marcus Miller, Billy Higgins Barenaked Ladies fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the band's upcoming North American tour via a special Internet pre-sale offer. Beginning May 10 at 7 a.m. ET through 10 p.m. PT, half of the available…

  13. Peters Sounds Alarm For 20th Anniversary

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the Alarm Anniversary World Tour. The solo acoustic jaunt will touch down for a pair of dates May 15-16 in Rome and a hom The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the…

  14. Documentary Spotlights Wilco Album Sessions

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wilco will soon be the subject of its own feature-length documentary, tentatively titled "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," after a title of a track from the alt-country/pop band's forthcoming Reprise Wilco will soon be the subject of its own feature-length documentary,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest Members of U2, Oasis, the Corrs, and many others are expected to be part of a stellar turnout in Northwest London this evening for the screening of "Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour 74." The remastered film of the late and much-loved Irish…

  16. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Coachella Festival, Billy Idol, and Alice Cooper Artists and fans from across the globe will descend on Indio, Calif., Saturday (April 28) for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Staged by Southern California concert promoter Goldenvoice, the event returns with an eclectic…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'Tomb Raider,' David Gray, and more

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on "Tomb Raider" soundtrack, David Gray, George Harrison, Goo Goo Dolls As first tipped here last month, several major artists have contributed new and unreleased material to the Elektra soundtrack to "Tomb Raider," expected to be one of this summer's biggest…

  18. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, ACM Awards, and more

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Death Row, Suge Knight, Brooks & Dunn, Academy Of Country Music Awards, System Of A Down, Rick Rubin, A, Adam Sandler Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight was released from Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, Calif., on Friday morning, after serving…

  19. G. Love Still Running 'The Electric Mile'

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will "blow up" commercially, the front man of perennial blues/rock group G. Love & Special Sauce is not willing to forsake the sound As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will "…

  20. G. Love Still Running 'The Electric Mile'

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will "blow up" commercially, the front man of perennial blues/rock group G. Love & Special Sauce is not willing to forsake the sound that ha As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will …

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