1. Bennett Duets With Crow, Stevie, Billy Joel

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett is hard at work at New York's Hit Factory on a new Columbia blues album, titled "Playing With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues." Produced by Phil Ramone, the set features a wealth of g Tony Bennett is hard at work at New York's Hit Factory on a new Columbia…

  2. Museum Celebrates Link Between Cars, Music

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will launch its Cars & Guitars of Rock 'n' Roll exhibit with a gala Thursday night (June 14). The show -- which features 30 cars and 75 custom guitars The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will launch its Cars & Guitars…

  3. The Complete Columbia Recordings

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For generations of musicians and historians, Mildred Bailey remains the most important female jazz singer of the pre-Billie Holiday/Ella Fitzgerald swing era. For generations of musicians and historians, Mildred Bailey remains the most important female jazz singer of the pre-Billie Holiday…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mandy Moore, Alejandro Sanz, and more

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Mandy Moore, Alejandro Sanz, Townes Van Zandt Teenage pop vocalist Mandy Moore has lined up a series of in-store appearances in support of her self-titled third Epic album, due June 19. Moore will also be seen performing on a host of TV shows, including "Live With Regis and Kelly…

  5. Poll: Nicks Tour Tops Among Vets

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fans are most excited about Stevie Nicks' upcoming North American live outing, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll on veteran artists' summer tour. Nicks took a commanding 59% of 6,56 Fans are most excited about Stevie Nicks' upcoming North American live outing…

  6. Pied Piper Struts To No. 1 In The U.K.

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A club hit that first made a name at the European dance hotbed of Ayia Napa, Cyprus, last summer stormed to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart on Sunday. With reported advance orders of 150,000 copies, " A club hit that first made a name at the European dance hotbed of Ayia Napa, Cyprus,…

  7. Corgan Signs On For New Order Shows, Album

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has found a part-time summer job. A spokesperson for the bald-headed rocker confirms he will join veteran U.K. electronic pop group New Order as a tourin Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has found a part-time summer job. A…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 …

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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