1. Hot Product

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Oysterhead, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, George Jones, Billy Joel, and more. Life Is 'Grand' What began as an impromptu jam between Phish's Trey Anastasio, Primus' Les Claypool, and the Police's Stewart Copeland last spring in New Orleans has grown…

  2. O'Jays Sing 'For The Love'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are still recording. One that can is the O'Jays. Now part of the MCA family after a string of R&B/crossover hits on Philadelphi Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are…

  3. L.A.'s All Tomorrow's Parties Fest Postponed

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever American edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be curated by Sonic Youth and held Oct.19-21 on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles, has been po The first-ever American edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties…

  4. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page booklet accompanying this four-disc, 58…

  5. Stars Flesh Out Eminem Movie

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mekhi Phifer ("O") and Brittany Murphy ("Girl, Interrupted") will star in Universal Pictures' "The Untitled Detroit Project" directed by Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential"). As previously reported, th Mekhi Phifer ("O") and Brittany…

  6. Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel Set For Canadian Benefit

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel will perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert Friday (Sept. 28) at Montreal's Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. According to Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel will perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert…

  7. LL Cool J 'Delivers' In New Film

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J will star opposite Gabrielle Union in USA Films' romantic comedy "Deliver Us From Eva," written and directed Gary Hardwick. Shooting is scheduled to start in mid-October. "Eva" centers on th LL Cool J will star opposite Gabrielle Union in USA Films'…

  8. Napster, Publishers Reach Settlement On Royalties

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the Songwriters' Guild of America have signed a preliminary agreement with Napster that effectively ends their class-action lawsuit against the fi The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the Songwriters'…

  9. Artists Lead Weekend Of Tributes

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend, lending their voices and talents to a variety of events. Friday night, as the New York Mets returned to the field fo Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend…

  10. World Tunes In To Fundraising Telethon

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 60 million people in the United States watched music and film stars pay tribute to real-life heroes during an unprecedented benefit for victims of the terrorist attacks. The telethon was shown Nearly 60 million people in the United States watched music and film stars pay tribute to…

  11. Gerald's World

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previous albums. This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previous albums. With the help of such producers…

  12. More Celebs Join Relief Telethon

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting, and U2 have been added to the talent lineup for tonight's (Sept. 21) telethon benefitting the World Trade Center and Pentag Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting,…

  13. Jermaine Dupri 'Instructs' By Example

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it's Jermaine Dupri. The 27-year-old producer/songwriter/artist/entrepreneur drops his sophomore solo album, "Instructions," Oct. If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it&…

  14. Gov't Mule Goes Off 'The Deep End'

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1," its first studio album since the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=874281">August 2000 death</A> of fo Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1,…

  15. Indie Stars Sign On For All Tomorrow's Parties

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival has begun to take shape, with Shellac serving as the musical curators. This year's event will be held April 19-21 and Apri The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  17. LL Cool J Tapped For 'Mindhunters'

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "Mindhunters" for director Renny Harlin. Production is slated to begin in November in the Netherlands. The project will reunite the LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "…

  18. Eddie M.

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Eddie M. (nÉ Mininfield) moves from sideman to frontman on this debut. Saxophonist Eddie M. (né Mininfield) moves from sideman to frontman on this debut. Displaying the versatility that has earned him gigs with Prince, Stevie Nicks, Sheila E., Con Funk Shun, and Eric Benét, Eddie…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A recap of late R&B star Aaliyah's chart performance, and a look at R&B acts who debuted in the 1960s who appear on the charts today, plus stories on Blu Cantrell, Jennifer Lopez, and Ja Rule. IN TRIBUTE: It was just a little over seven years ago that a young R&B singer by…

  20. Star-Filled Who Show Headed To DVD

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded benefit performance by the Who at London's Royal Albert Hall last November will be released Sept. 25 in DVD and VHS form. "The Who & Special Guests, Live at the Royal Albert Hall" f A star-studded benefit performance by the Who at London's Royal Albert…

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