1. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence…

  2. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  3. God's Got It

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With five releases throughout the '90s on his own Collegian Records, Indianapolis-based Daniels has become a mainstay of independent gospel. With five releases throughout the '90s on his own Collegian Records, Indianapolis-based Daniels has become a mainstay of independent gospel.…

  4. R.E.M., Pearl Jam Battle World Hunger

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seattle is preparing for Sunday's (Oct. 14) kickoff of Groundwork 2001, a week of concerts striving to raise awareness of solutions to world hunger and money to help small farmers in developing countr Seattle is preparing for Sunday's (Oct. 14) kickoff of Groundwork 2001, a week of…

  5. Jalbert Wins Masterprize Classical Competition

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music. Jalbert, a 33-year-old music teacher at Rice University in Houston, was given a standing ovation from a packed Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music.…

  6. Watt Welcomes Guests In NYC

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Punk icon Mike Watt was joined onstage Wednesday night (Oct. 10) at New York's Mercury Lounge by former Blue Oyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard as well as Watt's former fIREHOSE bandmate Ed Crawford. Punk icon Mike Watt was joined onstage Wednesday night (Oct. 10) at New York'…

  7. More Stars To Proclaim 'Country Freedom'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the Oct. 21 Country Freedom Concert to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Set to take place at N Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the…

  8. Savage Garden Confirms Split

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop duo Savage Garden, which over four years sold 20 million copies worldwide of its two albums -- "Savage Garden" and "Affirmation" -- has split. Singer Darren Hayes broke the news to Aust Australian pop duo Savage Garden, which over four years sold 20 million…

  9. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  10. Hardball

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri is poised to hit another home run with his second soundtrack. Jermaine Dupri is poised to hit another home run with his second soundtrack. Based on journalist Daniel Coyle's experiences coaching a Little League Team from Chicago's Cabrini Green housing project,…

  11. 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…

  12. Belgian Film Fest To Host World Soundtrack Awards

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter Burwell and Yann Tiersen for the composer of the year prize in the inaugural World Soundtrack Awards. The Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter…

  13. New Album, TV, Film On Tap For Cyrus

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the Woodstock Fair in South Woodstock, Conn., country artist Billy Ray Cyrus plans to record his next album. "I don't know whe Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the…

  14. 'Newcomer' Jamie O'Neal's Happy On Top

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "It feels great," says country artist Jamie O'Neal of scoring a No. 1 country single in the song "When I Think About Angels," from her debut Mercury solo album "Shiver." "I wasn't expecting it at all. It's not unusual for an artist to receive…

  15. Dave Matthews Band Preps New Live Album

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album, informatively titled "Live in Chicago 12/19/98." The two-disc, 16-song RCA set chronicles the group's performance at the cit Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album,…

  16. Butthole Surfers Get 'Weird'

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Butthole Surfers' forthcoming album, "Weird Revolution," due Aug. 28 via Hollywood Records, is a return to raucous, experimental form for the band, one that could delight both followers of the gro Throughout the 20-year span of their career, the Butthole Surfers have not so…

  17. 'Lil' Rappers Team Up For 'Hardball'

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A quartet of little leaguers -- young rappers Lil' Wayne, Lil' Zane, Lil Bow Wow, and Sammie -- have recorded the title track for the upcoming Keanu Reeves-starring film "Hardball." The single appears A quartet of little leaguers -- young rappers Lil' Wayne, Lil'…

  18. Rejected Unknown

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Texas pop savant Daniel Johnston has always been indie rock's prime example of outsider art. Texas pop savant Daniel Johnston has always been indie rock's prime example of outsider art. The underground tunesmith has a knack for blending insinuating pop melodies with depressing yet…

  19. Pearl Jam, R.E.M. Lead Massive Hunger Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissette will perform at a star-studded hunger benefit concert for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Oct. 22 at Seattle's Key Arena. The show Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissette will perform at a star-studded hunger…

  20. Bjork World Tour To Feature 54-Piece Orchestra

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bjork has enlisted the backing of the 54-piece Netherlands-based Il Novecento Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Simon Lee, for her upcoming world tour of opera houses and theaters. Along wit Bjork has enlisted the backing of the 54-piece Netherlands-based Il Novecento Orchestra,…

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