1. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

  2. A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This 1958 Bethlehem recording—along with the revived label's Mingus offering from last year, East Coasting—showcases steps toward the brilliant, tempestuous bassist/composer/bandleader's This 1958 Bethlehem recording—along with the revived label's Mingus offering from last year…

  3. Billboard Bits: EMP, Charlatans, Pru

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Experience Music Project, Charlatans, Pru Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opened its first international exhibition last night (June 7) with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history of Jamaican popular music from…

  4. Poll: Ozzfest Ranks As Most Anticipated Rock Fest

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Black Sabbath-headlined Ozzfest is this summer's most anticipated rock festival tour, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. The outing -- which will also feature mainstage acts Mar The Black Sabbath-headlined Ozzfest is this summer's most anticipated rock…

  5. Dupri, Timbaland Honored In Atlanta

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at the 14th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Atlanta, Billboard Bulletin reports. Earning kudos as publ Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at…

  6. Garth Brooks Headlines Reading Push

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has been named the honorary chairman of the National Education Association's Read Across America 2002 campaign. Brooks will be featured in radio, TV, and print public service announcement Garth Brooks has been named the honorary chairman of the National Education Association…

  7. Hot Product

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Radiohead, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams, St. Lunatics, and more. Forget The Past Just eight months since the release of the often confounding "Kid A" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart…

  8. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Slipknot, Paul Weller

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Roskilde Festival, Slipknot, Paul Weller, and more. In honor of the nine fans who died as a result of injures suffered during Pearl Jam's set at the Roskilde Festival last June, a memorial has been established on the festival grounds near Copenhagen. On the site, nine birch trees…

  9. Furthur Fest Morphs Into So Many Roads

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, the Furthur Festival will return to the road this summer under the new moniker So Many Roads. The lineup features ex-Grateful Dead principal Bob Weir's longtime side band Ra As tipped here last month , the Furthur Festival will return to the road this summer…

  10. BMG Changes Its Tune On Sharing MP3.com Damages

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT BMG Entertainment announced yesterday (May 29) that it intends to share the proceeds of its settlement with MP3.com with "all of our infringed-upon artists," Billboard Bulletin reports. Earlier this m BMG Entertainment announced yesterday (May 29) that it intends to share the…

  11. Robert Plant To Record With Strange Sensations

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his backing band the Strange Sensations, plans to record a studio album with the group later this year. Plant t Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his…

  12. 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,…

  13. Rock of Ages

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT One of the all-time great live rock albums has been made even greater, with the two-disc expanded edition of the Band's Rock of Ages—the centerpiece of Capitol's second, final wave of Band reis One of the all-time great live rock albums has been made even greater, with the two-disc…

  14. Weezer

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a commercially disappointing experiment with edgier indie rock on the 1996 cult classic, Pinkerton, Weezer returns from an extended hiatus with this eponymous set—a back-to-basics effort After a commercially disappointing experiment with edgier indie rock on the 1996 cult classic,…

  15. Craig David Leads Novello Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Craig David made up for his lack of success at the Brit Awards in March by scooping up three major trophies at the U.K.'s Ivor Novello Awards, presented yesterday (May 24) in London by the British Aca Craig David made up for his lack of success at the Brit Awards in March by scooping up…

  16. Crowes/Oasis Tour Cancels Two Shows

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Oasis and the Black Crowes' Tour of Brotherly Love has so far been free of bickering among each band's famously feuding siblings, but the trek has now run into a different kind of snag. A show schedul Oasis and the Black Crowes' Tour of Brotherly Love has so far been free of…

  17. Frankie Valli's Finest Collected On 'In Season' & 'Off'

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT All of Frankie Valli's hit songs with the 4 Seasons have been lovingly assembled on a two-CD set on Rhino Records, "In Season: Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons Anthology," which contains 51 remastere Ask Frankie Valli for his favorite 4 Seasons song, and he's quick on the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bjork, Slayer, Jackie King/Willie Nelson

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bjork, Slayer, Jackie King, and Willie Nelson About 100 lucky Bjork fans were able to score tickets through the artist's official Web site for a pair of shows tonight (May 22) at the Riverside Church in the New York neighborhood of Harlem. Demand was so great that the Web site…

  19. Nitty Gritty's McEuen Returns For Summer Tour

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen will reunite with the enduring country rock band for a handful of summer tour dates, as well as a fall Canadian tour supporting Alabama. The multi-in Founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen will reunite with the enduring country…

  20. R.E.M. Celebrates 20 Years With 'Unplugged'

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There was much cause for celebration at the MTV studios in New York's Times Square Monday night (May 21), as two venerable acronymned institutions commemorated their 20th anniversaries: music channel There was much cause for celebration at the MTV studios in New York's Times Square…

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