1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Ludacris, Gray, Musiq Bolster 'Rush Hour 2'

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New tracks from Ludacris, Macy Gray, Musiq Soulchild will be featured on the Def Jam/Def Soul soundtrack to "Rush Hour 2." The album, due July 31, is loaded with Def Jam /Def Soul artists, including n New tracks from Ludacris, Macy Gray, Musiq Soulchild will be featured on the Def…

  6. Murray Celebrates His Freedom With New Solo Deal

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam has signed rapper Keith Murray to a long-term deal as a solo artist. The announcement follows Murray's exoneration last month on assault charges stemming from a 1995 incident at a Connecticut Def Jam has signed rapper Keith Murray to a long-term deal as a solo artist. The…

  7. Deftones Side Projects Blossom

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of last year's Maverick album "White Pony," side projects are keeping members of the Deftones busy. Vocalist Chino Moreno's Team Sleep's as-yet-untitled album was recorded last spring in In the wake of last year's Maverick album "White Pony,"…

  8. 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…

  9. Eminem, Outkast Lead Source Awards Nominees

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five each and will go head-to-head for album, single, artist, and video of the year honors. LL Cool J will receive t Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five…

  10. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Britney/Justin, Mozart

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love's theft, Britney and Justin's shopping, and Mozart's poisoning. More than $100,000 in jewels and other items were stolen from Courtney Love's Vancouver hotel suite while she was on the set of a movie, her manager says. Among the items said to have…

  11. Garth Brooks Headlines Reading Push

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has been named the honorary chairman of the National Education Association's Read Across America 2002 campaign. Brooks will be featured in radio, TV, and print public service announcement Garth Brooks has been named the honorary chairman of the National Education Association…

  12. Kurupt Keeps Busy With Two New Albums

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound: 2002," is set for a July 31 release on Death Row Records, some six years after the duo's 1995 debut, the multi-platinum "Dogg Food. The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound…

  13. Curtis Hanson On Board For Eminem Film

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award-winning director Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys") has come aboard to helm and produce Imagine Entertainment's feature "Fight Song," starring controversial rapper Eminem Academy Award-winning director Curtis Hanson ("L.A.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons & more

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons, Squirrel Nut Zippers Cuban "sonero" Compay Segundo, 93, is recovering at home in Havana after being hospitalized for extreme fatigue and is unlikely to perform again, Billboard Bulletin reports. Segundo, who found world fame at the age of 89…

  15. Busy B.B. Is King Of The Road, Studio

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A staple of the summer concert circuit, B.B. King's annual touring blues festival will hit the road again in 2001, only this time under a new name. The 10th annual tour -- which will feature Buddy Guy A staple of the summer concert circuit, B.B. King's annual touring blues festival…

  16. Product G&B Offers Its Own Brew Of Ghetto & Blues

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Product G&B splashed into public consciousness on Santana's 2000 hit single "Maria Maria." Now -- as the first act from Wyclef Jean's J Records imprint, Yclef -- the duo's Sincere (aka David M The Product G&B splashed into public consciousness on Santana&…

  17. Morissette Rescues Broadway Musical

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has bailed out the Broadway musical version of "Jane Eyre," at least for a week. The closing notice for the $6.5 million musical based on the Charlotte Bronte novel was taken down ye Alanis Morissette has bailed out the Broadway musical version of "Jane Eyre,…

  18. Friends Help Out On New Ringo Starr Album, Tour

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To coincide with the start of Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour, Koch Records will release "The Anthology ... So Far: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band," a three-CD live collection, Billboard Bu To coincide with the start of Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour,…

  19. Destiny's Child Tops BET Award Nominations

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child leads music nominees for the first BET Awards with nods for best female group, video of the year, and viewers' choice award. Artists with double nominations are Janet Jackson, Jill Sco Destiny's Child leads music nominees for the first BET Awards with nods for…

  20. Billboard Bits: Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro Rap mogul Russell Simmons is calling on hip-hop's power brokers to attend a June 12-13 summit in New York that will focus on the lyrics, content, and advertising of the music. Simmons says the event -- which will include participation from…

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