1. French Singer, Composer Becaud Dies

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Gilbert Becaud, a French crooner who wrote songs that inspired such international stars as Frank Sinatra and Edith Piaf, died yesterday (Dec. 18) in Paris. He was 74. Charley Marouani, Becaud's agent, Gilbert Becaud, a French crooner who wrote songs that inspired such international stars…

  2. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  3. All in Your Head

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri indie Slewfoot, and it's a focused, confident effort showcasing insightful, often dark lyrics, robust instrumentati Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri…

  4. Jack Johnson's Hawaiian Fairytale

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Few singer/songwriters can claim as unique a career launch as acoustic groovemaster Jack Johnson. With "Brushfire Fairytales," both his and the tiny Enjoy label's debut release, over the past year the Few singer/songwriters can claim as unique a career launch as acoustic…

  5. Gorillaz, D12 Join Forces For '911'

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping rap collective D12 and U.K. cartoon band Gorillaz have announced more details for their musical collaboration, dubbed "911." According to a statement, the song will be available for free Chart-topping rap collective D12 and U.K. cartoon band Gorillaz have announced…

  6. Britney Forms Production Company

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has formed an as-yet-unnamed production company and is in final negotiations to with screenwriter James V. Hart ("Contact") to write a feature film project for her to star in. No detail Britney Spears has formed an as-yet-unnamed production company and is in final…

  7. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

  8. Billboard Bits: Moore, Cockburn, 'Classic Albums'

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mandy Moore, Bruce Cockburn, 'Classic Albums' Epic has set a Jan. 15 release date for the soundtrack to the film "A Walk to Remember," starring teen vocalist Mandy Moore. The soundtrack sports four Moore tracks, including the single "Cry" and a duet with…

  9. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  10. 'O Brother,' McGraw Top CMAs

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, with the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" winning two awards during a show steeped i It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association …

  11. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation In anticipation of the Nov. 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin has established the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox . The site features 90-second clips of all of the tracks on Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway,"…

  12. 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…

  13. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  14. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin Bonnie Raitt has pleaded guilty to trespassing charges from an anti-logging protest at a wood products company. The singer and 16 other activists from the Rainforest Action Network were arrested July 25 on disorderly conduct charges after refusing to…

  16. Gorillaz, Ryan Adams Among Shortlist Prize Nominees

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown are among the nominees for the first-ever Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, which, as firs Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown…

  17. 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…

  18. 'America' Telethon To Benefit September 11th Fund

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tomorrow night's (Sept. 21) "America: A Tribute to Heroes" fund-raising telethon -- which will be bankrolled by the four major television networks and simulcast on more than 25 broadcast and cable net Tomorrow night's (Sept. 21) "America: A Tribute to Heroes"…

  19. Gov't Mule Goes Off 'The Deep End'

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1," its first studio album since the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=874281">August 2000 death</A> of fo Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1,…

  20. U.K.-Born Gorillaz Ride Stateside Success

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic endeavor that's been making noise this summer. Parlophone/Virgin act Gorillaz have been steadily climbing the charts since their eponymous deb "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic…

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