1. 'O Brother' Spawns Live Album

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for "Down From the Mountain -- Live Concert Performances by the Artists and Musicians of O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The set was taped Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for …

  2. Harper Celebrates 60 With Plant, Page

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday Sunday (June 10) with an intimate, star-studded show at London's Royal Festival Hall. Harper, whose actual birthd Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday…

  3. Cheb Mami Plans U.S. Trek

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Algerian vocalist Cheb Mami will kick off a rare, and brief, U.S. tour July 11 in Washington, D.C. The <I>Rai</I>artist, who gained substantial international recognition for his hit duet with Sting, " Algerian vocalist Cheb Mami will kick off a rare, and brief, U.S. tour July…

  4. Spinal Tap Brings Rock, Guests To NYC

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. Frontm Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at…

  5. Dave Navarro Reveals Life Lessons

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Navarro is clearly not used to facing the press. Settling down in a chilly Los Angeles conference room at Capitol Records to discuss "Trust No One" (due out June 19), his first solo recording, he Dave Navarro is clearly not used to facing the press. Settling down in a chilly…

  6. Early David Gray Albums To Be Reissued

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following the platinum success of David Gray's "White Ladder" album (ATO/RCA), his former label, EMI, has announced plans to simultaneously reissue the singer/songwriter's first two albums along with Following the platinum success of David Gray's "White Ladder…

  7. Billboard Bits: Korn, Chris Cagle, Amanda Kravat

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, Chris Cagle, and Amanda Kravat. For what he describes as "a post-millennium coffee table book for your DVD player," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and composer Richard Gibbs have created the music for an interactive disc of paintings by renowned horror filmmaker Clive…

  8. Sam Phillips Offers Gentle Touch On 'Fan Dance'

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just over half an hour, the set packs a considerable punch with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics, and uniquely musical backdrops. Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just…

  9. New Mercury Rev Album Honors Producer Nitzsche

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Experimental rockers Mercury Rev have completed work on the follow up to 1998's critically lauded "Deserter's Songs." A tribute to late producer Jack Nitzsche, the Buffalo, N.Y.-bred band's forthcomin Experimental rockers Mercury Rev have completed work on the follow…

  10. Hollister Resting After Collapse

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Hollister is resting after being hospitalized earlier this week for chest pains and exhaustion. The R&B singer was hospitalized in Atlanta on Saturday after he collapsed before a scheduled p David Hollister is resting after being hospitalized earlier this week for chest pains and…

  11. Staind's 'Cycle' Makes Mark At No. 1

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with more than 716,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The album is the second consecutive hard rock Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The…

  12. Newcomer Alicia Keys Chooses 'Songs In A Minor'

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the heart of a classical pianist and the soul of a hip-hop diva. On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the…

  13. Nocturne

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Whether it's albums with Quartet West, duet discs with pianists Kenny…

  14. Bon Jovi Planning New Studio Album, Box Set

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock veterans Bon Jovi are still touring behind last year's "Crush" (Island) album and the brand new concert set "One Wild Night Live 1985-2001," but frontman Jon Bon Jovi tells Billboard the group is Rock veterans Bon Jovi are still touring behind last year's …

  15. Writer Comes Clean On Fake Stipe Profile

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta writer Tom Junod has no apologies for making up much of a profile on R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe for Esquire magazine, saying he wanted people to question celebrity journalism. In the pro Atlanta writer Tom Junod has no apologies for making up much of a profile on R.E.M. lead…

  16. Travis Reclaims Its Music On 'Invisible Band'

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Travis front man Fran Healy closes his eyes and takes a deep, intoxicating drag on a cigarette as he ponders the initial recording sessions for "The Invisible Band," due June 12 from Independiente/Epi Travis front man Fran Healy closes his eyes and takes a deep, intoxicating drag on…

  17. Craig David Leads Novello Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Craig David made up for his lack of success at the Brit Awards in March by scooping up three major trophies at the U.K.'s Ivor Novello Awards, presented yesterday (May 24) in London by the British Aca Craig David made up for his lack of success at the Brit Awards in March by scooping up…

  18. Dave Prater's Widow Sues Over Royalties

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rosemary Prater, the widow of Dave Prater, one-half of the 1960s duo R&B duo Sam & Dave, filed a lawsuit Monday in state Superior Court in Paterson, N.J., in a longstanding dispute over royalt Rosemary Prater, the widow of Dave Prater, one-half of the 1960s duo R&B duo Sam &…

  19. The Anglo Files

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Riton Unleashed, New Radiohead, Homelands Launches, London Xpress Celebrates Grand Central Unleashes Riton As Manchester hip-hop duo Rae and Christian prepare for a forthcoming set of U.K. live dates, they are basking in the success of Riton, the latest acquisition for their Grand Central…

  20. 'N Sync Supports 'Anti-Drug,' Teen Pregnancy Efforts

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop powerhouse 'N Sync is lending its support to two social efforts aimed squarely at the group's primarily young audience -- drugs and teen pregnancy. In an effort to steer fans away from drugs, the Pop powerhouse 'N Sync is lending its support to two social efforts aimed…

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