1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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&…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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 "…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. '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…

  12. 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…

  13. Merengue Crew Grupomania Stays On Winning Streak

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Months after its March release, the band is still pushing its Universal label debut, "Grupomania 2050," nominated for best merengue album in the upcoming Latin Grammys. "Those guys are warriors," say It's a Friday morning at Miami's Airport Hilton, and the…

  14. U.K. Tibetan Freedom Concert Postponed

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. edition of the Tibetan Freedom Concert, scheduled for Sept. 15 at London's Brockwell Park, has been postponed due to "unexpected scheduling complications and logistical issues," according to The U.K. edition of the Tibetan Freedom Concert, scheduled for Sept. 15 at…

  15. Billboard Bits: Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play The Wetlands Preserve, a staple of the New York music club scene for more than a decade, will close its doors for good on Sept. 15. The club blames "gentrification" in its Tribeca neighborhood for spiraling rent costs; the building "…

  16. Pearl Jam Plotting Studio Return

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The actual date may be some time off, but Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard tells Billboard.com that the Seattle rock veterans have begun eyeing a return to the recording studio. "I don't know exactly The actual date may be some time off, but Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard tells…

  17. All Tomorrow's Parties Finalizes L.A. Lineup

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Event organizers have finalized the lineup for the first North American installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Oct. 19-21 on the campus of the University of California at Los A Event organizers have finalized the lineup for the first North American installment of…

  18. Beasties Plan U.K. Tibetan Freedom Concert

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys are re-launching the Tibetan Freedom Concert after a one-year-hiatus. The fifth event, featuring performances from the Beasties, ex-Clash principal Joe Strummer, veteran U.K. rock act The Beastie Boys are re-launching the Tibetan Freedom Concert after a one-year-hiatus. The…

  19. Live to Tell

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Milan, Italy-born Lucrezia returns with the follow-up to last summer's club hit "Lookin 4 Love." As a 1986 ballad, "Live to Tell" was a No. Milan, Italy-born Lucrezia returns with the follow-up to last summer's club hit "Lookin 4 Love." As a 1986 ballad…

  20. Seattle Stars Gather For Baseball Benefit

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A host of Seattle-based rockers will be on hand at the city's Showbox club tonight (July 9) for the Major League Baseball (MLB) charity concert Show for the Show, which will benefit league charities. A host of Seattle-based rockers will be on hand at the city's Showbox club tonight …

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