1. Shelby Lynne Brings 'Love' In November

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island/Def Jam album, "Love, Shelby." The 13-song set was produced by Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band) an Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Janet Jackson/America link, jumps to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, and Five's U.K. chart feats. 'VENTURA' GOVERNS: The trio known as America had a couple of No. 1 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 -- "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair.…

  3. Billboard Bits: Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D Colombian pop rocker Juanes has been added to the list of performers for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. Juanes leads the nominations with seven, including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. As…

  4. Brubeck Guides 'Piano Jazz' Onto TV

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is teaming up again with jazz great Dave Brubeck, but this time they're taking the show to television. Marian McPartland, the host of the award-winning The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is…

  5. 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,…

  6. Russell Crowe Band Signs With Artemis

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Artemis Records has signed 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, the band that features actor Russell Crowe on vocals and guitar, Billboard Bulletin reports. The album "Bastard Life of Clarity," previously available Artemis Records has signed 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, the band that features actor…

  7. Holiday Disc Benefits Deaf Theatre

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Christmas is coming early this year with the release of "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't," a multi-artist recording based on the National Theatre of the Deaf's (NTD) staging of Ogden Nash's epic holi Christmas is coming early this year with the release of "The…

  8. Anthony, Beck Lead TNT's Lennon Tribute

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony and Beck lead the list of artists who will celebrate the music of John Lennon during a TNT taping Sept. 20 at New York's historic Radio City Music Hall. "Come Together: A Night for John L Marc Anthony and Beck lead the list of artists who will celebrate the music of…

  9. Hot Product

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Maxwell, Nathan Larson, Tom McRae, Bill Janovitz, Robbie Fulks, and more. 'Now' Or Never Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more…

  10. U.S. Launching New Album Prize

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, modeled after the U.K.'s Technics Mercury Music Prize, Billboard reports in its A The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for…

  11. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band to get its due respect. While the Sex…

  12. The Anglo Files

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New music from Los Chicharrons, K-Boy, X-Press 2, and Zohar; DMC/Technics Mixing Championships. Tummy Touch's Odd Couple This month (Aug 27 in U.K.) will see the release of "Blow for You/Blow for Me," the second album from Tummy Touch's eccentric funk-samba maestros Los…

  13. U.K. Fave Tom McRae Makes U.S. Bow

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With his eponymous debut album -- a collection of deeply personal tunes dark enough to be dubbed "wrist-slashing" and "laceratingly bitter" by the British press -- Tom McRae knows he's teetering on th With his eponymous debut album -- a collection of deeply personal…

  14. Guns N' Roses Members Keep Busy

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses will on Sept. 21 issue in Japan a DVD/VHS release of its show last New Year's Eve at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The two-hour and 20-minute performance features 20 songs, including Guns N' Roses will on Sept. 21 issue in Japan a DVD/VHS release of its show…

  15. 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…

  16. Mellencamp, King To Finish Musical In 2002

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp and fiction writer Stephen King expect to complete the stage musical they're working on sometime in February. "Steve has written the most beautiful story," Mellencamp says. "I've writt John Mellencamp and fiction writer Stephen King expect to complete…

  17. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more Co-founders Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and a solo Dave Matthews are confirmed to perform alongside John Mellencamp at this year's Farm Aid benefit concert, set for Sept. 29 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Ind., just north of…

  18. Fans To Choose Set Lists For U.S. Megadeth Trek

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When veteran metal act Megadeth hits the road next month for a U.S. theater/club tour, the band will let its fans choose its set lists in each city. Each show on the trek -- which kicks off Sept. 7 in When veteran metal act Megadeth hits the road next month for a U.S. theater/club tour, the…

  19. DMB Collected Videos Heading To Retail

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band has compiled 12 music videos for the DVD/VHS release "The Videos 1994-2001," due Aug. 21 from RCA. Alongside clips for such tracks as "What Would You Say?," "Tripping Billies," The Dave Matthews Band has compiled 12 music videos for the DVD…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ice-T, Foo Fighters, Clint Black, LFO

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Ice-T, Foo Fighters, Clint Black, LFO Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T will narrate his life story as it is acted out by an improv troupe of eight actors and comedians on the debut episode of "Lifegame." Due to air Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on cable outlet TNN: The National Network,…

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