1. Allman Bros. Working On New Studio Album

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band is working on its first studio album in over seven years and hopes to release it next spring, drummer Butch Trucks tells Billboard.com. Songs such as "Desdamona," "High Cost o The Allman Brothers Band is working on its first studio album in over seven…

  2. Jones Sings More 'Stone Cold Country'

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The enduring performer is a partner with former Asylum Rec He has been called everything from "Possum" and…

  3. Aaliyah Returns To Music

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Being on the verge of superstardom is not all glitz and glamour. Just ask Aaliyah. The 22-year-old singer/actress is readying for a fast-paced day of interviews and photo shoots to promote her eponymo Being on the verge of superstardom is not all glitz and glamour. Just ask Aaliyah. The 22…

  4. Hot Product

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Aaliyah, Craig David, Buffalo Springfield, Perry Farrell, Iggy Pop, and more. Return Of The Queen Aaliyah's self-titled Virgin set, recorded in Australia with collaborators such as Timbaland, J Dub, and Bud'da, features first single "We Need a…

  5. Billboard Bits: Wilco, J-Lo, Windham Hill

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wilco, Jennifer Lopez, Windham Hill, George Winston Revered roots-tinged rock act Wilco has parted ways with Reprise Records after the label rejected the group's forthcoming album , "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," according to sources. The split was reportedly predicated around…

  6. Wilco Wraps 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has completed work on its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," to be released in mid-September on Reprise Records, according to a spokesman at the label. The 11-track, 52-minute set was Wilco has completed work on its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,…

  7. Hot Product

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lil' Bow Wow, Cheb Mami, and more. 'Baby' Got Back At the tender age of 11, rapper Lil' Romeo has already achieved something many more-seasoned artists are still hoping for: a No. 1 record. His debut single "My Baby" -- produced by Mike…

  8. Phish, Dead Honored With Jammys

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held last night (June 28) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish took home two of the most prestigious awards -- stu Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards,…

  9. Hot Product

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lil' Mo, Basement Jaxx, Tricky, Lonestar, Jagged Edge, and more. 'True' Enough "I guess I could re-title the album 'It's About Damn Time'," laughs Lil' Mo, who this week will finally release her EastWest/Elektra debut, …

  10. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, and more

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Tenacious D Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics star in "Rip Van Nelly," a new online Macromedia Flash game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wakes up under the St. Louis Arch after a 20-year nap, and users…

  11. Billboard Bits: EPMD/Sermon, Kiss, Jayhawks

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on EPMD, Erick Sermon, Kiss, Jayhawks Rap duo EPMD and Erick Sermon have signed with J Records, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. Sermon is a solo artist and half of EPMD, along with Parrish Smith. Both were previously signed to Def Jam. Representatives for J declined comment. EPMD has…

  12. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Britney/Justin, Mozart

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love's theft, Britney and Justin's shopping, and Mozart's poisoning. More than $100,000 in jewels and other items were stolen from Courtney Love's Vancouver hotel suite while she was on the set of a movie, her manager says. Among the items said to have…

  13. 10,000 Hz. Legend

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those expecting 10,000 Hz. Legend to sound something like this French duo's 3-year-old debut, Moon Safari, may be surprised. Those expecting 10,000 Hz. Legend to sound something like this French duo's 3-year-old debut, Moon Safari, may be surprised. Less buoyant and kitschy than its…

  14. Billboard Bits: Korn, Chris Cagle, Amanda Kravat

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, Chris Cagle, and Amanda Kravat. For what he describes as "a post-millennium coffee table book for your DVD player," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and composer Richard Gibbs have created the music for an interactive disc of paintings by renowned horror filmmaker Clive…

  15. Billboard Bits: Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons & more

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons, Squirrel Nut Zippers Cuban "sonero" Compay Segundo, 93, is recovering at home in Havana after being hospitalized for extreme fatigue and is unlikely to perform again, Billboard Bulletin reports. Segundo, who found world fame at the age of 89…

  16. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name:…

  17. Olivia

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An impressive combination of beauty and bravado, J Records' debutant Olivia makes recording a debut album seem easy on this eponymous set. An impressive combination of beauty and bravado, J Records' debutant Olivia makes recording a debut album seem easy on this eponymous set. The…

  18. Billboard Bits: Big Pun, 'Rocky Horror,' Neutrino

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Big Punisher, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Neutrino & Oxide A New York City Council committee has decided not to approve a measure that would have named a Bronx intersection after late rapper Christopher ''Big Pun'' Rios because of its discomfort over some of his…

  19. Documentary Spotlights Wilco Album Sessions

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wilco will soon be the subject of its own feature-length documentary, tentatively titled "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," after a title of a track from the alt-country/pop band's forthcoming Reprise Wilco will soon be the subject of its own feature-length documentary,…

  20. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…

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