1. Kylie Begins Second Week As U.K.'s No. 1

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (Parlophone) begins a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single after holding off the challenge of pop quintet Steps' cover of the 1986 Diana Ross chart-top Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head…

  2. The Id

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What does a neo-soul songstress extraordinare do for an encore when what came before (the multimillion-selling album On How Life Is) spawned a Grammy-winning single ("I Try") and collaborations with F What does a neo-soul songstress extraordinare do for an encore when what came…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist…

  7. McGuinn Returns To Folk Roots On 'Treasures'

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the leader of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn spent much of the '60s reconstructing folk music by applying to it the backbeat and textures of rock. More than three decades later, he is performing an almos As the leader of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn spent much of the '60s reconstructing…

  8. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…

  9. Femi Kuti 'Fights' To Enlighten

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With "Fight to Win," due Oct. 16 from MCA, Femi Kuti strives in earnest to educate and enlighten the world about the problems of his African homeland. "We are in crisis right now," he says. "I want to With "Fight to Win," due Oct. 16 from MCA, Femi Kuti…

  10. Gorillaz Grab Six MTV Europe Nominations

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of guest stars, grabbed six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be handed out Nov. 8 at the Festhalle in Fran Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of…

  11. 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…

  12. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find…

  13. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  14. Herbie Hancock Rocks It Again

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on the cutting edge. "It's part of my nature," he insists. "I get excited when trying out new stuff, whether it be an idea or equip After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on…

  15. Violinist Isaac Stern Dies At 81

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died Saturday. He was 81. Stern was one of the last great violinists of his generation and helped advance the careers Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died…

  16. Kylie Bests Victoria On U.K. Singles Chart

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The "media war" between Kylie Minogue and Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, played out in Britain's tabloid newspapers last week (despite a pronounced lack of animosity between the artists), resulted in a The "media war" between Kylie Minogue and Spice Girl Victoria…

  17. All Saints: Collected Instrumentals, 1977-1999

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Renowned as a chameleonic, fashion-setting singer, songwriter, and pop icon, David Bowie has also been an experimental composer of instrumental music, particularly in the late '70s in league with ambi Renowned as a chameleonic, fashion-setting singer, songwriter, and pop icon, David…

  18. Grateful Dead Lives Again On 12-CD Box Set

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in June, the Grateful Dead's studio work will be honored by Rhino/Warner Archive on Oct. 16, with the release of "Grateful Dead: The Golden Road (1965-1973)." The 12-CD boxed set will i As tipped here in June, the Grateful Dead's studio work will be honored…

  19. '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,…

  20. Pete Yorn Makes 'Musicforthemorningafter'

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT of his debut album, "Musicforthemorningafter" (Columbia), for the first time. "I'm sitting with [bassist and friend] Walt Vincent listening to all the tracks, and I was like, 'Dude, this record is all Alt-rock newcomer Pete Yorn recalls being struck by a most…

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