1. Invincible

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jackson deserves points for being brave enough to title his latest effort Invincible—especially since (despite impressive first-week sales) he's never been more vulnerable. Jackson deserves points for being brave enough to title his latest effort Invincible—especially since (despite…

  2. Jewel Doing Things Her 'Way'

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST When singer/songwriter Jewel ventured into the studio for the first time in two years, she insists, she wasn't there to make a record. She was there to make music. "I had quit the business, really. I When singer/songwriter Jewel ventured into the studio for the first time in two…

  3. Cooper's Haunted House Is A Hit

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the last room at Alice Cooper's haunted house, where a chainsaw-wielding maniac chases screaming customers onto the street, there's a "wall of shame." A cell phone, beeper, glasses, and some jewelr In the last room at Alice Cooper's haunted house, where a chainsaw…

  4. David Ball Is 'Riding' A Hit, 'Amigo'

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game. Just ask David Ball as he watches "Riding With Private Malone" cruise up Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, from N There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game…

  5. Around The Globe, Industry Continues To Show Support

    September 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the new Billboard Live venue -- which opened Sept. 8 in Miami Beach, Fla. -- has created the Billboard Live for Life New Yor In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the new…

  6. Mixed Bag

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Junior Brown has always been a tough nut to crack, what with his Don Rich-meets-Jimi Hendrix-meets alien space invaders licks and Ernest Tubb-on-acid vocals. Junior Brown has always been a tough nut to crack, what with his Don Rich-meets-Jimi Hendrix-meets alien space invaders licks and…

  7. Long Distance

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those desiring the lush soundscapes, beat-smart rhythms, graceful melodies, melancholy interludes, and seductive vocals—of the kind embraced by such acts as Komeda, Swing Out Sister, and St. Those desiring the lush soundscapes, beat-smart rhythms, graceful melodies, melancholy interludes, and…

  8. Ice Cube May Join 'Jackass' Star For Next Film

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube and Johnny Knoxville, star of MTV's "Jackass," are in negotiations to star in the DreamWorks buddy picture "Big Ticket," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube and Johnny Knoxville, star of MTV's "…

  9. Hot Product

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Sean Combs, Melissa Etheridge, Built to Spill, Ivy, Faithless, and more. All In The Family Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs returns to action this week with "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," out on his own Bad Boy label. The star…

  10. Despite Calamities, Ivy Continues To Grow

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase insists that being dropped from the rosters of Atlantic and 550 Music/Epic Records was the best thing that ever happened to the New York-b It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase…

  11. 'Jay & Silent Bob' Assemble Eclectic Soundtrack

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal soundtrack to director Kevin Smith's "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is turning out to be a wide-ranging compilation. Due out Aug. 14, th Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal…

  12. 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…

  13. Ivy Lines Up Acoustic Gigs

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York-based pop act Ivy has set a series of acoustic performances around the July 10 release of its upcoming Nettwerk album, "Long Distance." The group has confirmed shows in New York (July 11) and New York-based pop act Ivy has set a series of acoustic performances around the…

  14. Springsteen Celebrates Stone Pony Anniversary

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen surprised music fans over the holiday weekend when he dropped into the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., and turned in an hour-long set with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes an Bruce Springsteen surprised music fans over the holiday weekend when he dropped into the…

  15. McCartney Delights At NYC Poetry Reading

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul McCartney handled it in typically assured fashion. McCartney delighted a packed house last night (April 24) at It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul…

  16. Juvenile's Tour Bus Upsets Neighbors

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) is angering his neighbors because he allegedly leaves his tour bus parked and running on a narrow street in the exclusive Woodville neighborhood where he lives Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) is angering his neighbors because he allegedly…

  17. Guided By Voices Return To Form On 'Isolation Drills'

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed, the 43-year-old front man of Dayton, Ohio-based underground icons Guided by Voices has been singlehandedly trying to resurrect the glory Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed,…

  18. Guided By Voices Returns To Form On 'Isolation Drills'

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed, the 43-year-old front man of Dayton, Ohio-based underground icons Guided by Voices has been singlehandedly trying to resurrect the glory d Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed,…

  19. Jewel's Autobiography Heads For Bookstores

    March 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Once again, Jewel is baring her soul -- this time in print. The singer has written an autobiography called ''Chasing Down The Dawn: Life Stories'' using her full name, Jewel Kilcher. She describes how Once again, Jewel is baring her soul -- this time in print. The singer…

  20. Billboard Bits: Violator, GBV, Fantastic Plastic Machine

    March 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Ja Rule, Violator, Q-Tip, Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Fantastic Plastic Machine New music from LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott with Ja Rule is due for inclusion on "Violator The Album: V2.0," the…

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