1. Leiber And Stoller Honored In London

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are in London for a gala celebration of their careers at Hammersmith Apollo tonight (June 29) in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. The duo's classic songs Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are in London for a gala celebration of their…

  2. Yahoo! Lunches On Launch

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Inc. today (June 28) announced plans to acquire struggling online music company Launch Media. The acquisition would bring Launch's news, artist features, Webcasting, and streaming video content Yahoo! Inc. today (June 28) announced plans to acquire struggling online music company…

  3. Macy Gray's 'Id' Arrives Sept. 18

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Soul vocalist Macy Gray's sophomore Epic album, "The Id," will be released Sept. 18 in North America. First single "Sweet Baby" will go to radio at the beginning of July, according to Gray's new manag Soul vocalist Macy Gray's sophomore Epic album, "The…

  4. Juvenile Hit With Lawsuit Over Altercation

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A man who police said was hit on the head by rap star Juvenile has filed a $5 million lawsuit against him, his attorney said. Jackson Saintagne of Miami filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade County Circuit Co A man who police said was hit on the head by rap star Juvenile has filed a $5 million…

  5. Erykah Badu Returns To The Road

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Soul diva Erykah Badu has announced a new round of North American tour dates, on which she will be supported by rap acts Common and Dilated Peoples. The trek begins Aug. 1 in Portsmouth, Va., and will Soul diva Erykah Badu has announced a new round of North American tour dates, on which she…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2 Bob Dylan's Duluth, Minn., boyhood home has been sold for $94,600 on online auction service eBay. The Web listing, posted May 24 on Dylan's 60th birthday, described the duplex as "a must-have for the ultimate diehard Dylan fan." Owner…

  7. Tilbrook Squeezes Out U.S., Oz Dates

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook has laid out a pair of brief tours in support of his first solo album, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook." Following a pair of U.K. dates with his band and one solo appear Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook has laid out a pair of brief tours in support of…

  8. Yazbek Jumps From 'Full Monty' to 'Damascus'

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Yazbek plans to use the notoriety he gained through "The Full Monty" -- even without winning a Tony -- to push "Damascus," the July 10 What Are Records? (W.A.R.?) release by his rock band, simpl When "The Producers" swept the Tony Awards June 3, one man…

  9. Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band's best work. The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band&…

  10. Mariah, McLachlan Get Remix Treatment

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Over the course of her 11-year career, singer/songwriter Mariah Carey has scored seven No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. If beat-savvy remixers David Morales and MJ Cole hav Over the course of her 11-year career, singer/songwriter Mariah Carey has scored seven No. 1…

  11. Blink-182 Opens At No. 1, Sugar Ray Debuts High

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The Billboard 200, ending Staind's three-week run at No. 1 to take the top spot with "Take off Your Pants and Jacket" (MCA). The s Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The…

  12. Counting Crows Extend Summer Tour

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Counting Crows have extended their summer tour, originally covering only the West Coast, with 11 new dates. The trek kicks off July 6 in San Diego and will travel as far as North Carolina before closi Counting Crows have extended their summer tour, originally covering only the West Coast,…

  13. Juvenile's Next 'Project' Due In August

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Controversial rapper Juvenile will release his fourth solo album, "Project English," Aug. 28 on Cash Money/Universal. The first single from the Mannie Fresh-produced album is "Set it Off," which is cu Controversial rapper Juvenile will release his fourth solo album, "…

  14. Joan Osborne Takes On Troubadour Style

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan Osborne has been able to sustain her career through steadfast touring and well-received live performances. As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan…

  15. Afro-Celt Sound System Teams With Plant, Gabriel For 3rd Set

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Afro-Celt Sound System's James McNally has gotten used to his group's albums being stocked in a different department at every record store, from world to new age to dance and electronic. But whatever Afro-Celt Sound System's James McNally has gotten used to his group's…

  16. Hot Product

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Sisqo, Stone Tempe Pilots, Afro-Celt Sound System, Luther Vandross, Gorillaz, and more. 'Dragon' Song From platinum curls to corn rows, Sisqo is never one to stay the same for long. The Baltimore native aims to prove that he's more than merely a singer…

  17. DMX To Revive 'M' On Big Screen

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After successfully teaming with producer Joel Silver on Warner Bros.' action films "Exit Wounds" and "Romeo Must Die," rapper DMX is reteaming with Silver and the studio for a third time on an untitle After successfully teaming with producer Joel Silver on Warner Bros…

  18. BERLIOZ, BRUCKNER, RACHMANINOFF

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although Philips is no longer a fully functioning separate entity (having been merged with Decca), Universal Classics is celebrating the label's highly regarded half-century by remastering and reissui BERLIOZ:Symphonie Fantastique Concertgebouw Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis Producer:not…

  19. Sugar Ray

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This is the album that Sugar Ray has been inching toward recording since its 1997 break-out hit, Floored. This is the album that Sugar Ray has been inching toward recording since its 1997 break-out hit, Floored. Sugar Ray shows the quintet honing a hybrid of hip-hop, funk, arena rock, and pop…

  20. Artists Named To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne Warwick is going into the hall even though she didn't write a word of her biggest hits, including "Do You Know the Way The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne…

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