1. Connick Plans 2 Albums, Play, Film

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr. has a busy fall ahead of him. Along with the simultaneous release of a solo piano album and a disc of Hollywood showtunes recorded with his big band and orchestra, the artist has con Harry Connick Jr. has a busy fall ahead of him. Along with the simultaneous release of a…

  2. Alison Krauss Rides 'O Brother' Wave

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT True to her traditional release pattern, Alison Krauss is following a solo effort -- in this case 1999's fine "Forget About It" -- with "New Favorite," a collection that reunites her with the band Uni True to her traditional release pattern, Alison Krauss is following…

  3. 'O Brother' To Hit The Highway

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Many of the artists who contributed bluegrass and traditional Appalachian music to the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack will bring their music to the people early next year. Emmylou Harris, Ral Many of the artists who contributed bluegrass and traditional Appalachian music to…

  4. Pearl Jam, R.E.M. Lead Massive Hunger Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissette will perform at a star-studded hunger benefit concert for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Oct. 22 at Seattle's Key Arena. The show Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissette will perform at a star-studded hunger…

  5. Artists Gather For Landmine Benefit Concert

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, and Bruce Cockburn will perform at a Sept. 20 acoustic concert at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Campaign for a Landmine Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, and Bruce Cockburn will perform at a…

  6. Hot Shots II

    July 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After stumbling on 1999's Beta Band—an eccentric album that was as frustratingly self-indulgent and impenetrable as it was occasionally fresh and brilliant—the Beta Band returns with a r After stumbling on 1999's Beta Band—an eccentric album that was as frustratingly self-indulgent…

  7. 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…

  8. Big Headed Girl

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Delilah Harris has obviously been studying new recordings by such artists as Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, as well as classics by such artists as Minnie Riperton. Newcomer Delilah Harris has obviously been studying new recordings by such artists as Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, as well…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jim Lauderdale, Trace Adkins, and more

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jim Lauderdale, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Brand New Immortals, and more Jim Lauderdale, who has released critically acclaimed albums and written songs for George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, and Patty Loveless, will play George Jones in the stage musical ''Stand By Your Man: The…

  10. Hot Product

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Sean Combs, Melissa Etheridge, Built to Spill, Ivy, Faithless, and more. All In The Family Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs returns to action this week with "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," out on his own Bad Boy label. The star…

  11. Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist wh John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award,…

  12. Return Of Essence Music Festival At Risk

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Essence Music Festival enters the last year of its commitment to the city of New Orleans, there is some doubt that it will return there in future years. A bold mix of seasoned stars and emerging artists stirs up this year's Essence Music Festival , whose "Party With a Purpose…

  13. Missing Persons Found Again

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of California shows in July that will be the precursor further touring later this year, and a full U.S. tour next summer. Best Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of…

  14. Marsalis Family To Honor Louis Armstrong

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT One of the most distinguished families in jazz will pay tribute to its patriarch, alongside one of the founding fathers of jazz itself, Louis Armstrong. The benefit concert, "Satchmo to Marsalis: A Tr One of the most distinguished families in jazz will pay tribute to its patriarch,…

  15. Manson Fills Ozzfest Off Dates With Solo Shows

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following the lead of several of his Ozzfest touring mates, Marilyn Manson has scheduled a handful of shows on off days from the tour. The often-controversial artist played his first of nine non-festi Following the lead of several of his Ozzfest touring mates, Marilyn Manson has scheduled a…

  16. 'O Brother' Spawns Live Album

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for "Down From the Mountain -- Live Concert Performances by the Artists and Musicians of O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The set was taped Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for …

  17. Billboard Bits: Mandy Moore, Alejandro Sanz, and more

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Mandy Moore, Alejandro Sanz, Townes Van Zandt Teenage pop vocalist Mandy Moore has lined up a series of in-store appearances in support of her self-titled third Epic album, due June 19. Moore will also be seen performing on a host of TV shows, including "Live With Regis and Kelly…

  18. Spinal Tap Brings Rock, Guests To NYC

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. Frontm Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at…

  19. Songcatcher

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This startling collection of newly recorded folk ballads—inspired by the indie movie Songcatcher, about an academic who in 1907 travels to Appalachia to steep herself in its musical traditions& This startling collection of newly recorded folk ballads—inspired by the indie movie…

  20. Hot Product

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Staind, Whiskeytown, Tyrese, Wellwater Conspiracy, and more. About To 'Break' Staind's third studio album, "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra), features the single "It's Been Awhile," which has been No. 1 on both Billboard's…

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