1. R.E.M. Confirms Free Toronto Show

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s promotional performance plans in support of its upcoming album are growing in North America. The band is set to play a May 17 free outdoor concert in downtown Toronto, just two days after War R.E.M.'s promotional performance plans in support of its upcoming album are…

  2. Hot Product

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Paul McCartney, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, David Byrne, and more. Spreading His 'Wings' Rather than aping the sound Paul McCartney helped shape with the Beatles, his post-Fab Four band Wings was more personal and stylistically prismatic in tone, its…

  3. Billboard Bits: Little Steven, Sigur Ros, Henry Rollins

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Little Steven, Sigur Ros, and Henry Rollins E Street Band member Little Steven Van Zandt has taken a 50% stake in New York garage-rock label Cavestomp! Records. Label founder Jon Weiss says the guitarist and "Sopranos" co-star will oversee A&R for the label. He adds that…

  4. Trouble In Shangri-La

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nicks' first solo set in five years positions the rock legend as this year's comeback equivalent to Carlos Santana. Nicks' first solo set in five years positions the rock legend as this year's comeback equivalent to Carlos Santana. Offering her strongest material since her…

  5. Henry Hitches Tour Rides With Byrne, Harris

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming tours. First he'll open for David Byrne's entire North American trek in support of his new Virgin album "Look Into the Eyeball" ( Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming…

  6. Music Stars Race To Erase MS

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, and Gloria Estefan are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Keeping the Dream Alive - RACE to Erase MS." Due June 5 through Epic, the album will benefit the Na Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, and Gloria Estefan are among the artists who…

  7. Slipknot, System To Take 'Pledge' To The People

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock acts Slipknot and System of a Down will team up to co-headline the inaugural Pledge of Allegiance tour. The six-week trek will launch Oct. 1 at Las Vegas' Thomas and Mack Center. The traveli Hard rock acts Slipknot and System of a Down will team up to co-headline the inaugural…

  8. Billboard Bits: Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest Members of U2, Oasis, the Corrs, and many others are expected to be part of a stellar turnout in Northwest London this evening for the screening of "Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour 74." The remastered film of the late and much-loved Irish…

  9. Hot Product

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Destiny's Child, Stevie Nicks, Eden's Crush, Merle Haggard, and more. They Will 'Survive' With its red-hot title track climbing the charts stateside as well as topping them abroad, Destiny's Child's third Columbia effort, "Survivor…

  10. David Byrne Looks To Future With 'Eyeball'

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." Exhaling as he glances out the window of his New York…

  11. Eddie Van Halen Confirms Cancer Diagnosis

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has confirmed that he is undergoing treatment for cancer. In a statement posted on the veteran rock group's official Web site, he writes, "I'm sorry for having wait Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has confirmed that he is undergoing…

  12. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Coachella Festival, Billy Idol, and Alice Cooper Artists and fans from across the globe will descend on Indio, Calif., Saturday (April 28) for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Staged by Southern California concert promoter Goldenvoice, the event returns with an eclectic…

  13. Dr. Dre Settles Suit With Accountants

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rap star Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) has settled a fraud and breach of contract suit with accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, his attorney Howard King told the Hollywood Reporter. Sources sai Rap star Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) has settled a fraud and breach of contract suit…

  14. Fatboy Slim & Daft Punk Lead DanceStar Nominations

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations with five each. Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations…

  15. Gang Starr Gets To Work On New Album

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a three-year hiatus from the recording studio, Gang Starr -- the jazz-influenced hip-hop duo of Guru and DJ Premier -- has just begun work on the follow-up to 1998's "Moment of Truth" (Virgin), After a three-year hiatus from the recording studio, Gang Starr -- the jazz…

  16. McCartney Delights At NYC Poetry Reading

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul McCartney handled it in typically assured fashion. McCartney delighted a packed house last night (April 24) at It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'Tomb Raider,' David Gray, and more

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on "Tomb Raider" soundtrack, David Gray, George Harrison, Goo Goo Dolls As first tipped here last month, several major artists have contributed new and unreleased material to the Elektra soundtrack to "Tomb Raider," expected to be one of this summer's biggest…

  18. Aerosmith, Shaggy Top 'Zootopia' Concert Bill

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York radio station WHTZ has announced the lineup for the 2001 edition of its annual Zootopia concert. Set for June 1 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., the show will feature Aerosmith, Sha New York radio station WHTZ has announced the lineup for the 2001 edition of its annual…

  19. Blues Traveler, Cowboy Junkies Set For EarthFest

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues Traveler, Cowboy Junkies, Joan Osborne, Double Trouble, and Fisher will play a free concert Saturday (April 28) at Boston's MDC Hatch Shell as part of the WBOS Earth Day festival. Blues Traveler, Cowboy Junkies, Joan Osborne, Double Trouble, and Fisher will play a free concert…

  20. Chesnutt Teams With Widespread For New Album

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Renowned jam band Widespread Panic and fellow Athens, Ga., resident and folky singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt have teamed up to record another album under the name Brute. Chesnutt tells Billboard.com t Renowned jam band Widespread Panic and fellow Athens, Ga., resident and folky singer…

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