1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 "…

  5. 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 …

  6. Aerosmith, Matthews Lead Platinum Push

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The latest albums by Aerosmith and the Dave Matthews Band tipped the gold and platinum scales in their first accountings by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Aerosmith's self-produ The latest albums by Aerosmith and the Dave Matthews Band tipped the gold and platinum…

  7. Billboard Bits: Son By Four, Lil' Bow Wow, and more

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Son By Four, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Lil' Bow Wow, Sandy Bull, Kelly Joe Phelps, Tom Waits, Morphine Son By Four have been added to the performance lineup for the eighth annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be taped April 26 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theater. The…

  8. Green Day Sets U.S. Summer TourA

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop/punk trio Green Day has lined up 13 North American dates for a summer outing, which gets underway June 17 in Minneapolis and wraps up July 3 in Pittsburgh. The tour will start shortly after the re Pop/punk trio Green Day has lined up 13 North American dates for a summer outing, which gets…

  9. R&B Stars Turn Out Covers On 'Rhythm & Spirit' Set

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songs recorded by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, and Dolly Parton are among those covered by R&B artists for the inspirational compilation "Rhythm & Spirit: Love Can Build a Bridge." D Songs recorded by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, and Dolly Parton are…

  10. Hot Product

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Ani DiFranco, Sofie Von Otter/Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, Slimm Calhoun, Shaver, and more.o A Force To 'Reckon' With After two years without a new album, Ani DiFranco will release the two-disc "Revelling/Reckoning" this week on her own Righteous Babe…

  11. Three Wishes

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While New Jackers, rappers, and R&B/poppers angled for chart space in the '80s and early '90s, along came Chicago singer/songwriter Miki Howard. While New Jackers, rappers, and R&B/poppers angled for chart space in the '80s and early '90s, along came Chicago singer…

  12. Billy Bob Thornton Planning Country Album

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Actor/director Billy Bob Thornton is planning to release a country album this summer. "I'm not doing this as a hobby," Thornton says. "I really love music. And really care about it. I hope everybody l Actor/director Billy Bob Thornton is planning to release a country album…

  13. Rimes To Host ACM Awards

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country star LeAnn Rimes has been named host of the 36th annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) awards. The event will take place May 9 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, and will be broadca Country star LeAnn Rimes has been named host of the 36th annual Academy Of Country Music …

  14. Urban, Trick Pony For Sizzlin' Country Show

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban, Trick Pony, and Lili McCann are among the performers confirmed for the seventh annual Sizzlin' Country benefit concert, set for May 8 on the lot of Warner Bros. studios in Los Angeles. Ta Keith Urban, Trick Pony, and Lili McCann are among the performers confirmed for the…

  15. Whitley, Kweller Sign With ATO LabelC

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT According To Our (ATO) Records will issue new albums this summer from rocker Chris Whitley and teenage songwriter Ben Kweller. The independent label, , which recently saw its debut release, David Gray According To Our (ATO) Records will issue new albums this summer from rocker Chris Whitley…

  16. Billboard Bits: CFF, Fuel, Raffi, Nona Gaye

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Cambridge Folk Festival, Raffi, Fuel, Billy Gilman, Asleep At The Wheel, Nona Gaye Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman&…

  17. Stars Honor Brian Wilson In New York

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California last night (March 29), as TNT taped of the fifth installment in its Masters Series, An All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson. New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California…

  18. Dylan, Dun Take Home Musical Oscars

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Three years ago, Bob Dylan conquered the Grammys. Now he's done the same at the Academy Awards. Dylan won the best song Oscar Sunday (March 25) for the rollicking ''Things Have Changed,'' the tune he Three years ago, Bob Dylan conquered the Grammys. Now he's done…

  19. Hear'Say Is 'Pure' On U.K. Singles Chart

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hear'Say's "Pure And Simple" (Polydor) retained the No. 1 position on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 25). "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy featuring Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent (MCA) made an unusual retu Hear'Say's "Pure And Simple"…

  20. Documentary Spotlights 'Mermaid Avenue' Sessions

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's been more than four years since Billy Bragg first called upon Wilco to help him dig through the archives of Woody Guthrie's unrecorded lyrics. Guthrie's daughter Nora had uncovered more than 1,00 It's been more than four years since Billy Bragg first called upon Wilco…

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