1. Laugh—Live at the Bluebird Cafe

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Well-known as one of Nashville's most successful songwriters, Bob DiPiero has also been an active live performer, touring with the now-defunct country-rock band Billy Hill, as road guitarist for ex-wi Well-known as one of Nashville's most successful songwriters, Bob DiPiero has also…

  2. Kelis To Join Roots On Area: One Tour

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming vocalist Kelis will join the Roots on stage for seven dates on Moby's inaugural Area: One tour, set to kick off July 11 in Atlanta. Other artists newly confirmed to appear at various sto Up-and-coming vocalist Kelis will join the Roots on stage for seven dates on Moby'…

  3. Staind 'Breaks' Double-Platinum Barrier

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album "Break the Cycle" has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). T A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album …

  4. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Corgan/New Order, Slash

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, Billy Corgan, New Order, Slash The star-studded Michael Jackson concert originally set for Sept. 7 in New York will be broadcast this fall as a two-hour special on CBS, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event, which will celebrate Jackson's 30th anniversary as a…

  5. Stars Gather In Nashville For 'America' Recording

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June 19) in a Nashville studio to record "America the Beautiful" under the guidance of producers Tony Brown of MCA Nashvill More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June…

  6. Joan Osborne Takes On Troubadour Style

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan Osborne has been able to sustain her career through steadfast touring and well-received live performances. As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan…

  7. Hot Product

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Sisqo, Stone Tempe Pilots, Afro-Celt Sound System, Luther Vandross, Gorillaz, and more. 'Dragon' Song From platinum curls to corn rows, Sisqo is never one to stay the same for long. The Baltimore native aims to prove that he's more than merely a singer…

  8. Travis Returns To No. 1 In The U.K.

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday (June 17) took the No. 1 spot on the U.K. album chart. The mark was achieved in one week, while it took the Scottish band 13 weeks With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday …

  9. Artists Named To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne Warwick is going into the hall even though she didn't write a word of her biggest hits, including "Do You Know the Way The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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