1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: J. Lo, Silver Jews, Murder City Devils

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jennifer Lopez, Silver Jews, and the Murder City Devils Jennifer Lopez will perform two full shows -- her first ever -- Thursday (Sept. 20) and Friday at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The shows will be taped by NBC and will air in November as a…

  3. 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."…

  4. 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…

  5. Diana Krall's 'Look Of Love'

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Diana Krall, revered by critics and consumers alike as one of today's preeminent jazz singers, returns Sept. 18 with "The Look of Love" -- a Verve release that strives to broaden her creative palette Diana Krall, revered by critics and consumers alike as one of today's…

  6. The Altogether

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On their sixth full-length, British brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, aka Orbital, continue to mine the contemporary electronic playing field that they helped build via their 1989 international hit, "C On their sixth full-length, British brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, aka Orbital,…

  7. Jewel's 'This Way' Due Nov. 13

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Jewel will on Nov. 13 release her fourth Atlantic album, "This Way." First single "Standing Still" is being shipped to U.S. radio outlets this week, with a video clip direct As tipped here last month , Jewel will on Nov. 13 release her fourth…

  8. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  9. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert tonight (Sept. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The first of two heavily hyped concerts (the It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at…

  10. Emerging R&B Stars Hit HBO

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A quartet of emerging neo-soul R&B artists -- Craig David, Sunshine Anderson, Lina, and Res -- will be featured on this week's episode of HBO's "Reverb," set to debut tonight (Sept. 5) at 8 p.m. E A quartet of emerging neo-soul R&B artists -- Craig David, Sunshine…

  11. 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…

  12. Hot Product

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from System Of A Down, Orbital, Jeff Carson, and more. 'Toxic' Sounds System Of A Down drops one of the most anticipated hard rock albums of the year this week with "Toxicity," its sophomore American Recordings set. The 14-track album, produced by the…

  13. Artists File Suit Over Violence At Source Awards

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artists David Blake (aka DJ Quik) and Crawford Wilkerson (aka Hi-C) have filed suit over violence that erupted Aug. 22, 2000, at the second annual Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Pasadena, Bill Hip-hop artists David Blake (aka DJ Quik) and Crawford Wilkerson (aka Hi-C) have filed suit…

  14. Melee Erupts At System Of A Down Show

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down to its fans yesterday (Sept. 3) in Los Angeles turned into a stage-swarming, speaker-tossing melee that resulted in six arrests A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down to its fans…

  15. Lone Cannibal Gift Plans Solo Release

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K. pop act Fine Young Cannibals. The self-titled album, due out via MCA, was produced by David Z (FYC, Jody Wat Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K.…

  16. Outkast Tops U.K.'s MOBO Nominations

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Outkast leads the nominations for the U.K.'s sixth annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, to be held Oct. 4 at the London Arena, Billboard Bulletin reports. The LaFace/Arista duo is nominated for Outkast leads the nominations for the U.K.'s sixth annual MOBO (Music of Black…

  17. Billboard Bits: Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas over the weekend. Donations can be sent to the fund care of Merrily Newton at the Entertainment Industry Foundation, 11132 Ventura Blvd. Suite 401,…

  18. 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…

  19. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  20. Universal, Sony, EMI Plan Super Audio CD Titles

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show in Berlin that it will release a number of titles in the new Super Audio CD (SACD) Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA)…

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