1. No More Drama

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With No More Drama, Mary J. Blige bids farewell to the blues and embraces a better tomorrow. With No More Drama, Mary J. Blige bids farewell to the blues and embraces a better tomorrow. "Cuz we're celebrating no more drama/In our lives," she sings on the winning lead single—the…

  2. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert tonight (Sept. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The first of two heavily hyped concerts (the It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at…

  3. Hot Product

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from System Of A Down, Orbital, Jeff Carson, and more. 'Toxic' Sounds System Of A Down drops one of the most anticipated hard rock albums of the year this week with "Toxicity," its sophomore American Recordings set. The 14-track album, produced by the…

  4. Life on a String

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rather than simply release an album version of her recent multimedia presentation Songs and Rather than simply release an album version of her recent multimedia presentation Songs and Stories of Moby Dick, Laurie Anderson has included some songs that derive from it—such as the moody "One…

  5. Busta's New Label Dropping 5 Albums

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-of-all-trades Busta Rhymes has a busy year planned. As the ink dries on the deal his Flipmode Entertainment imprint signed with Clive Davis' J Records, the artist is launching a new record labe Rapper-of-all-trades Busta Rhymes has a busy year planned. As the ink dries on the deal…

  6. Hot Product

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Slipknot, Mary J. Blige, Bjork, Brian McKnight, and more. We're Not In 'Iowa' Anymore Few groups have anything in common with Roadrunner hardcore nonet Slipknot, which, in the three years since emerging from the very definition of the middle of…

  7. Nate Dogg Draws Probation For Firearm Charge

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) was sentenced to three years probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possessing an unmarked firearm. On Tuesday, a Norwalk, Rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) was sentenced to three years probation…

  8. No Doubt 'Rock Steady' In December

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Just 16 months after the release of its last Trauma/Interscope album "Return of Saturn," No Doubt will on Dec. 18 unveil "Rock Steady," its fifth studio set. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, Jam No Doubt will on Dec. 18 unveil "Rock Steady" (Trauma…

  9. Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs Signs With Anti

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Founding Cypress Hill member and House Of Pain producer DJ Muggs (real name: Lawrence Muggerud) has signed to Epitaph Records' Anti imprint, and will release his third solo album in early 2002. Accord Founding Cypress Hill member and House Of Pain producer DJ Muggs (real name: Lawrence…

  10. 'Suge' Knight Sprung From Slammer

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was released yesterday (Aug. 6) from a federal prison in Oregon after serving nearly five years behind bars. The 36-year-old co-founder of Death Row Records was re Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was released yesterday (Aug. 6)…

  11. First Born Second

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On his debut set, First Born Second, newcomer Bilal—who has already collaborated with the heady likes of Common and Guru—offers what may very well be the year's most adventurous R&B On his debut set, First Born Second, newcomer Bilal—who has already collaborated with the heady likes…

  12. P. Diddy, Bowie Team For Soundtrack Cut

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently linked up with veteran rocker David Bowie to record a re-make of Bowie's 1985 track "This Is Not America." The song will be featured on the Priority soundt Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently linked up…

  13. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Eminem, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Eminem, Jamie-Lynn Sigler Madonna's Aug. 6 show at Boston's FleetCenter has been postponed one day "due to logistical reasons," according to the show's promoters. Tickets for that show on the Drowned World Tour will be honored on the rescheduled date…

  14. Living Colour Revived For U.S. Tour

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a handful of U.S. tour dates, kicking off Aug. 1 in Old Bridge, N.J., according to the Black Rock Coalition, a non-p Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a…

  15. Shaq Bounces Beats

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having gone on to win his second straight championship and to further secure his place in basketball history, O'Neal is again diversifying his resume with several new entertainment projects during thi Shaquille O'Neal is no doubt flashing that sly, multimillion-dollar grin on the…

  16. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  17. Billboard Bits: Vandross, Chemical Brothers, Deftones

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Luther Vandross, the Chemical Brothers, and the Deftones. R&B mainstay Luther Vandross is planning to write a book about his battle with obesity. "It's an autobiographical approach, because I want to make sure that's it's understood that this is how I did it…

  18. Metallica, Dr. Dre Settle Napster Lawsuits

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Metallica and Dr. Dre have settled long-standing legal disputes over alleged infringement of their copyrighted music against online file-swapping service Napster. No specific details about the settlem Metallica and Dr. Dre have settled long-standing legal disputes over alleged infringement of…

  19. Ringo Lines Up All Starr Band Itinerary

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario, and play nearly 30 dates before closing Sept. 2 in San Diego. As previously reported, the seventh edition of Starr's band Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario…

  20. Hiatt Declares 'The Tiki Bar Is Open'

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is Open." His second album for Vanguard Records, the set is the follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated "Crossing Muddy Waters," Hiatt's first acou John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is…

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