1. Billboard Bits: United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and Rod Stewart are the latest additions to the United We Stand benefit concert, set for Oct. 21 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. They join previously confirmed performers such as Michael…

  2. Billboard Bits: Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records R&B singer/songwriter Brian McKnight will premiere a one-hour concert special Oct. 21 on the Oxygen cable television network. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the previously taped "Up Close and Personal With Brian McKnight" will be hosted by…

  3. Top Stars 'Unite' For D.C. Benefit Concert

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter will join with rock heavyweights Aerosmith, Kiss, and Mick Jagger for an Oct. 21 benefit concert for victims of t Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron…

  4. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-artists such as Robert Johnson, Hank Williams…

  5. Vocal Hall Inducts 14 Acts

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Lennon Sisters, the Four Freshmen, the Lettermen, and the Vogue Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and…

  6. Here Come the Derailers

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A slicker studio presence and an A-list producer have done little to dilute the purity of the Derailers' retro-honk style on their Lucky Dog debut. A slicker studio presence and an A-list producer have done little to dilute the purity of the Derailers' retro-honk style on their…

  7. Barenaked Ladies Finalize Hits Tracklist

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Canadian pop/rock act Barenaked Ladies has finalized the track list for its upcoming hits collection, "Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits/1991-2001." The album was expanded to include 19 cuts at the la Canadian pop/rock act Barenaked Ladies has finalized the track list for its…

  8. Billboard Bits: CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston Vivendi Universal, home to such artists as Emimem, Limp Bizkit, and Elton John, plans to introduce copy-protected CDs next month, Billboard Bulletin reports. "With the extent of piracy and the extent of CD-burning that's going on, we…

  9. Quincy Celebrated With Rhino Box

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will be celebrated in a four-disc box set due Oct. 16 from Rhino. The release of "Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones" will coin Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will…

  10. Manson Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Misconduct

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Shock rocker Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) was arraigned Friday in Clarkston, Mich., on a sexual misconduct charge stemming from allegations that he gyrated against the neck and head of a s Shock rocker Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) was arraigned Friday in Clarkston,…

  11. All Saints: Collected Instrumentals, 1977-1999

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Renowned as a chameleonic, fashion-setting singer, songwriter, and pop icon, David Bowie has also been an experimental composer of instrumental music, particularly in the late '70s in league with ambi Renowned as a chameleonic, fashion-setting singer, songwriter, and pop icon, David…

  12. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News about McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More Paul McCartney told New York radio station WPLJ-FM today (Sept. 21) that he plans to play a benefit concert in the city next month, with proceeds benefiting city firefighters who have perished in the terrorist attacks. McCartney's…

  13. Beatles, Sex Pistols Memorabilia Auctioned

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beatles memorabilia, including a letter from George Harrison to the "fifth Beatle," won the highest bids at a rock auction yesterday (Sept. 20) in London, but the Sex Pistols nearly stole the show. Th Beatles memorabilia, including a letter from George Harrison to the "fifth…

  14. Billboard Bits: Almost Famous, Mad Ave., Hootie & More

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Almost Famous, Mad Ave., Hootie & More The Dec. 4 DreamWorks DVD release of "Almost Famous," written and directed by Cameron Crowe, will be jammed with a host of special features. Most notable is an extended version of the film, dubbed "the Bootleg Cut," which…

  15. Wyman Sings, Writes, Archives The Blues

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman has spent his recent years playing, archiving, listening, interviewing, and writing about the music that acted as the ba With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman…

  16. Lookin' for a Home

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Odetta has frequently expressed her admiration for Huddie "Leadbelly" Odetta has frequently expressed her admiration for Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter and his music, and with the release of Lookin' for a Home, she's used her storied vocal talents in the service of…

  17. Update: Stars Honor Michael Jackson In New York

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A who's who of the entertainment industry showed up last night (Sept. 7) in New York to honor Michael Jackson and celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo career. The concert, Jackson's first perfor Michael Jackson's 30-year career as solo artist has encompassed everything…

  18. Aaliyah Posthumously Tops Album Chart

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of her tragic death, Aaliyah's self-titled Blackground/Virgin release shoots 19-1 on The Billboard 200 this week, based on a sales jump from 62,000 to 306,000 units in the U.S., according In the wake of her tragic death, Aaliyah's self-titled Blackground/Virgin release…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean Arista's release of "Kamaal the Abstract" by rapper Kamaal (who as Q-Tip was the former leader of rap act A Tribe Called Quest) has been bumped from Oct. 23 to January. According to a label spokesperson, the artist is in the midst of…

  20. Bomb Scare Stops Clemons Solo Show

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons had to take an unexpected break during a Sunday night concert in Asbury Park, N.J., because of a bomb scare. Clemons, who was recording four weekend shows at E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons had to take an unexpected break during a Sunday…

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