1. Archival Townshend Album Due Next Month

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has set an Oct. 16 release date for "The Oceanic Concerts," a previously unreleased collection of live recordings from the Who's Pete Townshend and pianist/harpist Raphael Rudd. The 18 tracks ar Rhino has set an Oct. 16 release date for "The Oceanic Concerts," a…

  2. Terrorist Acts Bring Cities, Music Biz To A Standstill

    September 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry went into a state of near-total paralysis yesterday (Sept. 11) following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The U.S. music industry went into a state of near-total paralysis yesterday (Sept. 11)…

  3. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  4. Juvenile Mired In Legal Troubles

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Juvenile is doing well on the Billboard chart, but not on his mortgage payments. The Bank of New York foreclosed on its loan on the rapper's Mandeville, La., home on Aug. 29 after Juvenile fail Rapper Juvenile is doing well on the Billboard chart, but not on his mortgage payments.…

  5. Buck Writing Material For New R.E.M. Album

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been writing a lot of new material and hopes to get into the recording studio "sooner rather than later" to work on the group's 13th album, according to a recent interv R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been writing a lot of new material and hopes…

  6. Poll: Curiosity Fuels Post-Death Sales Spike

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Consumers rush out to buy the albums of a recently deceased musician because of a curiosity about their music, according to nearly half of the respondents to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. O Consumers rush out to buy the albums of a recently deceased musician because of a curiosity…

  7. Bomb Scare Stops Clemons Solo Show

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons had to take an unexpected break during a Sunday night concert in Asbury Park, N.J., because of a bomb scare. Clemons, who was recording four weekend shows at E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons had to take an unexpected break during a Sunday…

  8. Melee Erupts At System Of A Down Show

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down to its fans yesterday (Sept. 3) in Los Angeles turned into a stage-swarming, speaker-tossing melee that resulted in six arrests A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down to its fans…

  9. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  10. New Album, TV, Film On Tap For Cyrus

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the Woodstock Fair in South Woodstock, Conn., country artist Billy Ray Cyrus plans to record his next album. "I don't know whe Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the…

  11. 'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Tabbed 5X Platinum

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Last week, exactly 30 days after its release, 'N Sync's Jive album "Celebrity" was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Released on July 24, the album Last week, exactly 30 days after its release, 'N Sync's Jive…

  12. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  13. Billboard Bits: Billie Holiday, Betty Everett, and more

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Billie Holiday, Betty Everett, and more Sony's Columbia Legacy imprint will celebrate the entire output of the known master recordings made during Billie Holiday's Columbia tenure with a 10-disc box set. Due Oct. 2, "Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia …

  14. 'Newcomer' Jamie O'Neal's Happy On Top

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "It feels great," says country artist Jamie O'Neal of scoring a No. 1 country single in the song "When I Think About Angels," from her debut Mercury solo album "Shiver." "I wasn't expecting it at all. It's not unusual for an artist to receive…

  15. Judge Refuses To Dismiss Garcia Guitars Suit

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A Marin County (Calif.) Superior Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that disputes the ownership of Jerry Garcia's guitars. Grateful Dead Productions (GDP), the Novato-based company representing th A Marin County (Calif.) Superior Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that disputes…

  16. Taj Mahal Street Naming Raises Community Ire

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Plans to rename a Springfield, Mass., city street in honor of blues musician and former resident Taj Mahal have run into a dead end. Following objections from people who live on Monroe Street, city co Plans to rename a Springfield, Mass., city street in honor of blues musician and former…

  17. Outkast, Nelly Top Source Awards Winners

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Outkast and newcomer Nelly came out on top at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Aug. 20) in Miami Beach, Fla. Outkast snagged best artist of the year by a group and best live per Hip-hop duo Outkast and newcomer Nelly came out on top at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Tupac Shakur

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Tupac Shakur Bruce Springsteen surprised music fans with a trio of onstage performances on Saturday in his old stomping grounds of Asbury Park, N.J. The Boss started his day with a half-hour solo set that featured him playing a guitar and harmonica during…

  19. 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…

  20. Update: D12 Booted From Warped Tour After Assault

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping rap outfit D12 has been thrown off the Warped Tour after a brutal assault on Detroit rap rivals Esham and T.N.T. The incident occurred last Friday during a tour stop in Camden, N.J., lea Chart-topping rap outfit D12 has been thrown off the Warped Tour after a brutal assault on…

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