1. Manson Hit With Sexual Misconduct Charge

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Shock rocker Marilyn Manson's racy stage antics have landed him a charge of criminal sexual conduct in Oakland County, Mich. Manson allegedly approached a 25-year-old security guard from behind while Shock rocker Marilyn Manson's racy stage antics have landed him a charge of…

  2. Billboard Bits: Shaggy, Backstreet Boys, Sisqo, and more

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shaggy, Backstreet Boys, Sisqo, and more Shaggy has pulled out of the twice-postponed Backstreet Boys arena tour due to conflicting commitments and has been replaced by Sisqo, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Backstreet Boys trek, due to resume Aug. 24 in Milwaukee, was rescheduled so…

  3. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Alient Ant Farm FLYING SOLO: For the second consecutive week, Alicia Keys is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit, "Fallin'" (J). Keys is the sole writer and producer of the song. The last No. 1 hit to have only one writer and…

  4. 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…

  5. Craig David, Fatboy Slim Top Billboard Video Noms

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me In" (Wildstar/Atlantic) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) lead the nominees for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. The awa With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me…

  6. Curve Returns With A 'Gift'

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 18, Hip-O/Universal will release "Gift," Curve's first album for the label since 1998's "Come Clean." While "business difficulties" delayed a follow-up for several years, band principals Toni On Sept. 18, Hip-O/Universal will release "Gift…

  7. Amos Taking 'Strange Little Girls' On The Road

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Armed with only a piano, Tori Amos will support her upcoming Atlantic album, "Strange Little Girls," with a North American tour due to kick off Sept. 28 in West Palm Beach, Fla. As previously reported Armed with only a piano, Tori Amos will support her upcoming Atlantic album, "…

  8. 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…

  9. Maxwell Tries Living In The 'Now'

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 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 of the present. That attitude is reflected in Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist"…

  10. Santana Guests On Michael Jackson Album

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's forthcoming Epic album, "Invincible," will include a collaboration with Carlos Santana, according to producer Teddy Riley, Billboard Bulletin reports. While Epic says no release date Michael Jackson's forthcoming Epic album, "Invincible," will…

  11. matchbox Donates Tix For Charities

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A handful of front row tickets to second leg shows on matchbox twenty's ongoing U.S. tour have been donated by the band to VH1 Save the Music and Musicians on Call. Each organization will auction the A handful of front row tickets to second leg shows on matchbox twenty's ongoing U.S…

  12. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer Although a spokesperson could not confirm any dates, sources tell Billboard.com that Weezer will kick off a long-awaited North American headlining tour Sept. 6, with fellow Interscope labelmates Cold supporting through Sept. 29. Weezer's lone…

  13. Blues Traveler To Kick Off Second Summer Run

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following a July slate of tour dates that included the band's annual concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., Blues Traveler will kick off the second leg of its summer tour Aug. 18 in Following a July slate of tour dates that included the band's annual concert at…

  14. Counting Crows To Tour Into November

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What began as a short West Coast tour for modern rock act Counting Crows has been extended through early November. The trek, hitting largely college campuses, resumes Aug. 18 near Denver and is schedu What began as a short West Coast tour for modern rock act Counting Crows has been extended…

  15. Aerosmith, Townshend To Play 2001 Yahoo! Awards

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith, the Who's Pete Townshend, American Hi-Fi, and Widespread Panic are confirmed to perform at the 2001 Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards, set for Sept. 20 at New York's Hammerstein Ball Aerosmith, the Who's Pete Townshend, American Hi-Fi, and Widespread Panic are…

  16. 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…

  17. So Solid Crew Headed For U.K. No. 1

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. is heading for its next dance crossover No. 1 single, if initial sales yesterday (Aug. 6) are reflected across the entire chart week. Early data had "21 Seconds" by Relentless act So Solid Cr The U.K. is heading for its next dance crossover No. 1 single, if initial sales…

  18. The Anglo Files

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT So Solid Crew emerges with its "21 Seconds" single, plus stories on Brother Brown, DMC/Technics Mixing Championships, Grandmaster Flash, and Rollerblade. So Solid Sells Sales indicators show that South London collective So Solid Crew is likely to enter the U.K. charts at No. 1 with…

  19. 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…

  20. Gray Climbs 'Ladder' To No. 1 In The U.K.

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even though Atomic Kitten's "Eternal Flame" (Innocent/Virgin) started a second week at the top of the U.K. singles survey, Britain's big chart achiever of the week is David Gray. The singer/songwriter Even though Atomic Kitten's "Eternal Flame" (Innocent…

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