1. Brubeck Guides 'Piano Jazz' Onto TV

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is teaming up again with jazz great Dave Brubeck, but this time they're taking the show to television. Marian McPartland, the host of the award-winning The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is…

  2. Actor Billy Bob Thornton Channels 'Private Radio'

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request: Listen to his Lost Highway debut, "Private Radio," with open ears and an open mind. "I'm not saying you have to like [the record]," he says. "I Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request:…

  3. Holiday Disc Benefits Deaf Theatre

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Christmas is coming early this year with the release of "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't," a multi-artist recording based on the National Theatre of the Deaf's (NTD) staging of Ogden Nash's epic holi Christmas is coming early this year with the release of "The…

  4. Jay Bennett Exits Wilco

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having just parted ways with Reprise Records in the wake of disagreements over the group's new album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Wilco has now hit another rough patch, as songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Having just parted ways with Reprise Records in the wake of disagreements…

  5. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Alient Ant Farm FLYING SOLO: For the second consecutive week, Alicia Keys is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit, "Fallin'" (J). Keys is the sole writer and producer of the song. The last No. 1 hit to have only one writer and…

  6. Craig David, Fatboy Slim Top Billboard Video Noms

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me In" (Wildstar/Atlantic) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) lead the nominees for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. The awa With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me…

  7. Pumpkins Gather Hits, B-Sides For Fall Release

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Virgin Records will release a Smashing Pumpkins best-of set in the fall. The "Greatest Hits" album will be available as a single disc, or as a double-disc package including As tipped here last month , Virgin Records will release a Smashing Pumpkins best-of…

  8. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Joel, Baez, Les Paul

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Radiohead, Billy Joel, Joan Baez, Les Paul Radiohead was forced to cancel two concerts in Centreville, Va., over the weekend due to flooding. The shows were scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 11-12) at Centreville's Bull Run Regional Park. Storms in the area late…

  9. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who…

  10. Jones Sings More 'Stone Cold Country'

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 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 enduring performer is a partner with former Asylum Rec He has been called everything from "Possum" and…

  11. Britney Tour Coming Together

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North American arena tour by Britney Spears for October and November. Tickets are expected to go on sale in mid-September. As part of a global marketing pact si Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North American arena tour by Britney Spears for…

  12. Nashville Stars Sign On For CF Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran and SHeDAISY will perform Oct. 1 at Nashville's All Star Music Bash, a charitable event that will benefit the Cy Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran…

  13. New Order 'Gets Ready'

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "Republic," it looked like England's greatest electro-pop band had broken up. It would be five years before the group performed together aga In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "…

  14. X Marks Rhino Reissues

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal California punk act X will next month see its first three albums remastered and re-released on CD in their entirety for the first time. Rhino will reissue 1980's "Los Angeles," 1981's "Wild Gi Seminal California punk act X will next month see its first three…

  15. DMB Collected Videos Heading To Retail

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band has compiled 12 music videos for the DVD/VHS release "The Videos 1994-2001," due Aug. 21 from RCA. Alongside clips for such tracks as "What Would You Say?," "Tripping Billies," The Dave Matthews Band has compiled 12 music videos for the DVD…

  16. 5th Dimension Singer Townson Dies

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ron Townson, centerpiece singer for the Grammy-winning pop group the 5th Dimension, died yesterday (Aug. 2) at his home in Las Vegas. He was 68. The singer suffered renal failure as a result of a four Ron Townson, centerpiece singer for the Grammy-winning pop group the 5th Dimension, died…

  17. Stars Party Hard For MTV's 20th

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When it comes to throwing parties for itself, no TV network does it quite like MTV. The network's 20th anniversary celebration -- which took place last Night (Aug. 1) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroo When it comes to throwing parties for itself, no TV network does it quite like MTV…

  18. Govt' Mule, Roots Head For The Summit

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule, the Roots, the String Cheese Incident, Burning Spear, and the Funky Meters are among the acts set to play at the Summit, a three-day music festival held the weekend of Aug. 17-19 at Mariav Gov't Mule, the Roots, the String Cheese Incident, Burning Spear, and the Funky…

  19. Skynyrd Tour Continues As Memorial To Wilkeson

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following Tuesday's funeral of bassist Leon Wilkeson, the surviving members of Lynyrd Skynrd decided to resume their summer tour as a traveling memorial to their fallen bandmate. The trek will resume Following Tuesday's funeral of bassist Leon Wilkeson, the surviving members of…

  20. Fatherhood Influences Janovitz' Solo Set

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bill Janovitz says that early in his career, he vowed never to become the sappy sort of singer/songwriter who writes cutesy songs about the birth of a child. Well, he can't keep from chuckling as he a Bill Janovitz says that early in his career, he vowed never to become the sappy sort of…

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