1. FTC Blasts Biz Again, Calls For Age-Based Ratings

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is lambasting the music industry's marketing of violent and explicit material to children in a new report, Billboard Bulletin reports. The findings were part of a la The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is lambasting the music industry's marketing of…

  2. Posthumous Ramone Single, Album Due In Early 2002

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" will be the first single released from the late punk icon's only solo album. The track will be sent to U.S. rock and modern rock radio Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a…

  3. De La Soul Goes 'Bionix'

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST If De La Soul has learned anything in its 12 years in the music business, it's that nothing is certain. So when the Long Island, N.Y.-based trio (Dave, Posdnous, and Maseo) set out last year to craft If De La Soul has learned anything in its 12 years in the music business, it's that…

  4. Love Unveils New Songs In Solo Set

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love played her first-ever solo show Friday night (Oct. 26) at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. She used the show to unveil a new band lineup, featuring former Hole drummer Patty Scheme Courtney Love played her first-ever solo show Friday night (Oct. 26) at the Ventura Theatre…

  5. New De La Soul Set Due In December

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran hip-hop trio De La Soul will release its new Tommy Boy album, "Bionix," on Dec. 4. The set is the second in a planned trilogy under the "Art Official Intelligence" moniker, and follows the 200 Veteran hip-hop trio De La Soul will release its new Tommy Boy album, …

  6. The Blueprint

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is arguably on top of the rap game. With his past five albums all achieving platinum-plus status, the Brooklyn, N.Y. Jay-Z is arguably on top of the rap game. With his past five albums all achieving platinum-plus status, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native looks to quiet anyone who dare…

  7. Biz Offers Aid As Damages, Cancellations Mount In U.S.

    September 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The music industry yesterday (Sept. 12) moved to aid survivors of Tuesday's terrorist bombings in New York and Washington, D.C. Charitable contributions have begun rolling in, among them, a $2 million The music industry yesterday (Sept. 12) moved to aid survivors of Tuesday's…

  8. Terrorist Acts Bring Cities, Music Biz To A Standstill

    September 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry went into a state of near-total paralysis yesterday (Sept. 11) following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The U.S. music industry went into a state of near-total paralysis yesterday (Sept. 11)…

  9. Lambchop Eyeing March For New Album

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country-soul collective Lambchop is wrapping work on its forthcoming studio album and is shooting for a March 2002 release on Merge Records. According to the Nashville-based group's multi-instrumental Country-soul collective Lambchop is wrapping work on its forthcoming studio album and…

  10. Spitkicker Tour Merges With Mekka

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with the hip-hop-leaning Spitkicker tour, adding De La Soul, Common, Biz Markie, Talib Kweli, and others to its already extensive roster of electronic artist The inaugural Mekka tour has joined forces with the hip-hop-leaning Spitkicker tour, adding…

  11. Livin' the Life

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A honky-tonker with an authoritative baritone and a rough-hewn way with words, Elbert West has conjured an unapologetic barroom brawl of a debut. A honky-tonker with an authoritative baritone and a rough-hewn way with words, Elbert West has conjured an unapologetic barroom brawl of a debut. …

  12. Diversity Is Key At N.Y. SummerStage Series

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living Colour, and Bebel Gilberto highlight the 16th season of New York's Central Park SummerStage concert series. This year's p Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living…

  13. Cheap Trick, Blondie Lead Joey Ramone Tribute

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Cheap Trick, Blondie, and the Cramps are among the groups confirmed to appear at a tribute concert for late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone. Set for May 19 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, the bill wi Cheap Trick, Blondie, and the Cramps are among the groups confirmed to appear at a…

  14. FTC: Record Biz Ignoring Its Own Stickering Plan

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In a follow-up to last year's study on the marketing of violent entertainment product to children, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday (April 24) released a report lambasting the record In a follow-up to last year's study on the marketing of violent entertainment…

  15. Joey Ramone Dead At 49

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, died yesterday (April 15). H Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp…

  16. Joey Ramone Dead At 49

    April 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, died yesterday (April 15). H Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp…

  17. Beck Releases Web-Only Grab-Bag Album

    February 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Beck fans will delight in a self-titled, limited-edition collection of remixes and odds-and-ends that goes on sale today (Feb. 20) via the artist's Web site and ARTISTdirect. Produced by Beck, the eig Beck fans will delight in a self-titled, limited-edition collection of remixes and odds…

  18. Frank Black Beefs Up Band For Third Catholics Album

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th release of "Dog In The Sand" -- his third album with backing band the Catholics and first on new label What Are Records? -- the journeyman As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th release of "Dog In The Sand" -- his third album…

  19. Frank Black Beefs Up Band For Third Catholics Album

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th release of "Dog In The Sand" -- his third album with backing band the Catholics and first on new label What Are Records? -- the journeyman singer/so As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th release of "Dog In The Sand" -- his…

  20. Pop Stars Catch Acting Bug

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST The current batch of chart topping pop artists is producing a new crop of actors. 'N Sync's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, and Dave Matthews are the latest hit music st The current batch of chart topping pop artists is producing a new crop…

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