1. Music

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "Music," Erick Sermon makes his triumphant return to the game with his J Records debut of the same name. You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "…

  2. Five Finalists To Play At Shortlist Awards

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Five of the 10 finalists for the inaugural Virgin Megastore Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will perform live at the awards ceremony, set for Nov. 19 at the Knitting Factory in Los A Five of the 10 finalists for the inaugural Virgin Megastore Shortlist Prize for Artistic…

  3. 'Tribute To Heroes' CD, Video Due Dec. 4

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group -- will collaborate for the Dec. In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG),…

  4. George Strait Takes 'The Road Less Traveled'

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled." So the obvious opening question for the reticent Strait -- whose represen George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his…

  5. Billboard Bits: American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more American Head Charge guitarist Dave Rogers was arrested Wednesday after playing a set completely nude during the Pledge of Allegiance tour stop at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Rogers was arrested backstage for public…

  6. 'Invincible' Winning Out In Week Of Big Releases

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's long-awaited Epic album, "Invincible," has been meeting or outperforming the expectations of U.S. retailers, Billboard Bulletin reports. Despite lukewarm reviews and the lack of a br Michael Jackson's long-awaited Epic album, "Invincible," has…

  7. U2, DMB Lead My VH1 Award Nominations

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with six mentions each, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani came in second with five nomi U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with…

  8. DMX Makes It Four Straight No. 1 Debuts

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST DMX's "The Great Depression" (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam) becomes the rapper's fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200, storming the chart after selling a mighty 440,000 units, according to Sound DMX's "The Great Depression" (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam)…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  10. HOLLAND AND ELVIN JONES

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ever-prolific avant-Americana guitarist Bill Frisell continues his Nonesuch odyssey with this trio that includes two jazz heavyweights: bassist Dave Holland (former Miles Davis band member and current Ever-prolific avant-Americana guitarist Bill Frisell continues his Nonesuch odyssey with…

  11. Ex-Whiskeytown Principals Forge Ahead

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off on his own. Now, two of his former bandmates are pressing forward with their own solo projects. First up is Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off…

  12. DMB Calls Off International Dates

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band has cancelled eight international concert dates planned for November in the wake of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and the ongoing U.S. military action in Afghanistan. Perform The Dave Matthews Band has cancelled eight international concert dates planned for November…

  13. Hot Product

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DMX, Incubus, Dilated Peoples, Bush, Gov't Mule, and more. 'Great' Expectations Rapper DMX's fourth album, "The Great Depression," arrives this week via Def Jam. The 17-track set follows last year's "And Then There Was X,"…

  14. Stars Unplug At 15th Bridge School Benefit

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse this weekend (Oct. 20-21) outside San Francisco for the 15th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. The largely acousti Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews, and others joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse this…

  15. Live from Sessions at West 54th

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Prine is a prolific producer of insightful, melodic vignettes and a tireless touring troubadour. John Prine is a prolific producer of insightful, melodic vignettes and a tireless touring troubadour. And while his skill as a live performer is well-documented on audio, his video…

  16. Waters Takes 'In The Flesh' International

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters was in Studio One at London's famous Abbey Road Studios today (Oct. 19), where with Pink Floyd he recorded many of the band's best-known songs, to announce his In The Flesh 2002 world tou Roger Waters was in Studio One at London's famous Abbey Road Studios today …

  17. Billboard Bits: Deana Carter, Metal Benefit, and more

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Deana Carter, a New York Metal Benefit, and Sebastian Bach. Country chanteuse Deana Carter will release her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," Nov. 20 on her own Deanatone Records imprint through the Rounder Records Group. Featuring 10 standards recorded in her…

  18. Warren Haynes Flourishes As He Keeps The Mule Alive

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet that has helped make Warren Haynes perhaps the hardest-working man on the so-called jam-band circuit. It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet…

  19. Best-Of 'Echoes' Pink Floyd's Past

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially selected and sequenced by members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright, as well as Roger Waters, who left t Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially…

  20. 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…

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