1. Queen Latifah 'Chicago' Bound?

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, and Christine Baranski are in negotiations to round out the cast of Miramax's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago." Shooting begins shooting Dec. 10 w Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, and Christine Baranski are in negotiations to…

  2. Natalie Merchant Expands Fall Tour

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant has expanded dates for a tour in support of her forthcoming fourth solo album, "Motherland," due Nov. 13 on Elektra. Dates are now set to begin Oct. 27 in Minneapolis and wrap Dec. 14 Natalie Merchant has expanded dates for a tour in support of her forthcoming…

  3. Furs, Echo Plan Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran modern rock acts the Psychedelic Furs and Echo & The Bunnymen will launch a co-headlining theater tour Nov. 15 in Atlanta. The 18-city trek is due to run through a Dec. 9 finale in Las Veg Veteran modern rock acts the Psychedelic Furs and Echo & The Bunnymen will launch a co…

  4. Merchant Plans Tour Behind 'Motherland'

    October 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant has begun lining up dates for a tour in support of her forthcoming fourth solo album, "Motherland," due Nov. 13 on Elektra. Dates currently are set to begin Oct. 27 in Minneapolis and Natalie Merchant has begun lining up dates for a tour in support of her…

  5. The Id

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What does a neo-soul songstress extraordinare do for an encore when what came before (the multimillion-selling album On How Life Is) spawned a Grammy-winning single ("I Try") and collaborations with F What does a neo-soul songstress extraordinare do for an encore when what came…

  6. Marley Song Launches XM Satellite Radio Feed

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The voice of the late Bob Marley ushered satellite radio on the air yesterday (Sept. 25), promising listeners greater variety on the dial -- for a price. Hugh Panero, president of XM Satellite Radio, The voice of the late Bob Marley ushered satellite radio on the air yesterday (Sept. 25),…

  7. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find…

  8. Second Generation

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When the greatest hillbilly stylists are the topic, Keith Whitley's name will forever be on a list that includes the likes of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Lefty Frizz When the greatest hillbilly stylists are the topic, Keith Whitley's name will…

  9. Billboard Bits: Almost Famous, Mad Ave., Hootie & More

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Almost Famous, Mad Ave., Hootie & More The Dec. 4 DreamWorks DVD release of "Almost Famous," written and directed by Cameron Crowe, will be jammed with a host of special features. Most notable is an extended version of the film, dubbed "the Bootleg Cut," which…

  10. Update: Stars Honor Michael Jackson In New York

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A who's who of the entertainment industry showed up last night (Sept. 7) in New York to honor Michael Jackson and celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo career. The concert, Jackson's first perfor Michael Jackson's 30-year career as solo artist has encompassed everything…

  11. 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…

  12. Slim's 'Weapon' Bulges With Six MTV VMAs

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video emerged as the biggest winner at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), presented last night (Sept. 6) at the Metropolitan Opera House in New Y With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video…

  13. Lone Cannibal Gift Plans Solo Release

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K. pop act Fine Young Cannibals. The self-titled album, due out via MCA, was produced by David Z (FYC, Jody Wat Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K.…

  14. Billboard Bits: VMA, Doobie Awards, Folkways, Skyhooks

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a free Fatboy Slim, Crystal Method, MJ Cole, and Dub Pistols concert, the Doobie Awards, Smithsonian Folkways Cuban releases, and Graeme "Shirley" Strachan. Fatboy Slim, Crystal Method, MJ Cole, and the Dub Pistols will play a free, all-ages concert Tuesday (Sept. 4) at…

  15. Merchant Wrapping Up 'Motherland'

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant is eyeing a November release date for her third Elektra solo album, "Motherland." The set is being produced by T-Bone Burnett ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") and features a backing ban Natalie Merchant is eyeing a November release date for her third Elektra…

  16. 'N Sync Drops Out Of Jacko Tribute

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, 'N Sync has pulled out of its planned appearance at a Sept. 7 Michael Jackson tribute concert Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV…

  17. A Break From the Norm

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ever wonder what inspires master-sampler Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to create one of his signature big-beat electronic anthems? If so, A Break From the Norm should be in your collection. Ever wonder what inspires master-sampler Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to create one of his signature…

  18. Craig David, Fatboy Slim Top Billboard Video Noms

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me In" (Wildstar/Atlantic) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) lead the nominees for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. The awa With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me…

  19. Hot Product

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Ozzfest tour, Phoebe Snow, the Derailers, a Twisted Sister tribute set, and more. The 'Ozz' Strikes Back "Ozzfest 2001 - The Second Millennium" (Epic) culls from live performances on this summer's ongoing Ozzfest hard rock festival tour.…

  20. Creamfields New York Show Cancelled

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Just a week after the Las Vegas edition of the Creamfields electronic music fest was canceled due to logistical and other issues, the plug has been pulled on the New York installment of the event due Just a week after the Las Vegas edition of the Creamfields electronic music fest was canceled…

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