1. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA Organizers say the MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany, will continue as scheduled. The announcement comes a day after Janet Jackson's decision to cancel her appearance on the show and her entire European tour. "MTV…

  2. Courtney Love Sues For Nirvana Rights

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love has filed a three-count suit against Universal Music Group (UMG) and the surviving members of Nirvana -- Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic -- seeking a declaration that Nirvana's contract w Courtney Love has filed a three-count suit against Universal Music Group (UMG) and the…

  3. New De La Soul Set Due In December

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran hip-hop trio De La Soul will release its new Tommy Boy album, "Bionix," on Dec. 4. The set is the second in a planned trilogy under the "Art Official Intelligence" moniker, and follows the 200 Veteran hip-hop trio De La Soul will release its new Tommy Boy album, …

  4. O'Jays Sing 'For The Love'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are still recording. One that can is the O'Jays. Now part of the MCA family after a string of R&B/crossover hits on Philadelphi Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more Dave Matthews will play a solo show Oct. 25 at the Union Chapel in London as part of the Q Awards Week of Gigs, marking the magazine's annual awards show, set for Oct. 29. Despite their multi-million selling success in North America,…

  7. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  8. Billboard Bits: CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston Vivendi Universal, home to such artists as Emimem, Limp Bizkit, and Elton John, plans to introduce copy-protected CDs next month, Billboard Bulletin reports. "With the extent of piracy and the extent of CD-burning that's going on, we…

  9. 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…

  10. Labels, Artists Rethinking Releases Following Attacks

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. have left artists and labels grappling with how to handle potentially sensitive lyrics or imagery, Billboard Bulletin reports. Most label executives acknowle The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. have left artists and labels grappling with how…

  11. Catatonia Calls It Quits

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in recent years, has confirmed that it is splitting. The news follows lead singer Cerys Matthews' recent treatment at a c Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in…

  12. 'Driving Rain' Falls For McCartney In November

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain," is set for a Nov. 13 release in North America via Capitol, a spokesperson for the former Beatle confirms. As McCartney told Billboard Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain,…

  13. Jermaine Dupri 'Instructs' By Example

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it's Jermaine Dupri. The 27-year-old producer/songwriter/artist/entrepreneur drops his sophomore solo album, "Instructions," Oct. If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it&…

  14. Lennon Tribute Rescheduled, Renamed, Rededicated

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT TNT's John Lennon tribute concert, postponed in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., will be broadcast live Oct. 2 from New York's Radio City Music Hall. Newly d TNT's John Lennon tribute concert, postponed in the wake of last week&…

  15. 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,…

  16. Boz Scaggs Ready To Hit The Road

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran vocalist Boz Scaggs has lined up a 20-city U.S. theater tour in support of his new Virgin album, "Dig." The tour kicks off Oct. 20 in Houston, and wraps Nov. 19 in Anaheim, Calif. "Dig," relea Veteran vocalist Boz Scaggs has lined up a 20-city U.S. theater tour in…

  17. McBride's 'Greatest' Hit Stores

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" -- releases a "Greatest Hits" collection today Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  19. Wish

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York-based singer/songwriter Paul Ruderman brings a refreshing brightness back to an industry consumed with dark, anti-melodic music. New York-based singer/songwriter Paul Ruderman brings a refreshing brightness back to an industry consumed with dark, anti-melodic music. At times rousing…

  20. Love Proceeds With Court Case Vs. Universal

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A day after telling the California State Legislature a law locking musicians into recording contracts amounts to indentured servitude, rock star Courtney Love took her case to Superior Court yesterday A day after telling the California State Legislature a law locking musicians into recording…

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