1. Hot Product

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack, and more. This Is A Long 'Drive' Alan Jackson was well into work on his new Arista Nashville album, "Drive," when the events of Sept. 11 intervened. Several weeks later,…

  2. Alanis Excels On Her Own

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the final frame of the clever video for the new Alanis Morissette single, "Hands Clean, "a loose retelling of her rise to stardom, she sits alone -- serene, comfortable, and completely confident. A In the final frame of the clever video for the new Alanis Morissette single, "…

  3. Exclusive: Extra Alanis Cuts Won't Be 'Under Rug Swept'

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette is feeling remarkably prolific right now, so much so that she wrote 27 songs for her upcoming third Maverick album, "Under Rug Swept." While not all of those tracks made the 11-track Alanis Morissette is feeling remarkably prolific right now, so much so that she…

  4. EMF Bassist Zac Foley Dies At 31

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, died yesterday (Jan. 3) at the age of 31. The circumstances of his death have yet to be revealed. Foley was born Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, died…

  5. Billboard Bits: Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween Seattle-based, Texas-raised country punks the Supersuckers will on March 12 release "Must've Been Live," the first concert album of the group's decade-plus career. The recording of the band's infrequent country concert sets "…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Nickelback and Cliff Richard. DOUGH RE: 'ME': Enough people purchased the newly-released commercial single of Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" (Roadrunner) to send the single up two notches on The Billboard Hot 100, from No. 3 to No. 1. It'…

  7. New Year's Eve Dance Events Mount

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dance music revelers in Los Angeles will be torn between two massive raves this New Year's Eve, with Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT leading an.. Dance music revelers in Los Angeles will be torn between two massive raves this New Year's Eve, with Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT…

  8. B-52s Shoot For The 'Moon'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two-disc anthology from the original Athens, Ga., college-rock pranksters, the B-52s, due Jan. 15 from Rhino/Warner Bros. The set will "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two…

  9. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  10. Ruff Ryders Band Together For 'Vol. III'

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST With albums from Eve, Jadakiss, and DMX all making noise on this year's charts, it was only a matter of time before the entire Ruff Ryders family reunited for "Ruff Ryders Vol. III: In the 'R' We Trus With albums from Eve, Jadakiss, and DMX all making noise on this year&…

  11. Queens Readying New Album, 'Desert Sessions'

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Queens Of The Stone Age is finishing up its next Interscope studio album, "Songs for the Deaf," co-produced by the band with Eric Valentine (Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind). The duo of v Modern rock act Queens Of The Stone Age is finishing up its next Interscope studio…

  12. Report Critical Of Bizkit In Big Day Out Death

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit, and particularly singer Fred Durst, came under fire this week on the first day of the inquest into the death of 16-year-old Jessica Michalik, who was crushed in a crowd surge at the Sydne Limp Bizkit, and particularly singer Fred Durst, came under fire this week on the first day…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley in the U.K. and Celine Dion in France. ELVIS AND CLIFF: Steve Young of Hull, England, notes that the latest Elvis Presley single may only have debuted at No. 69 on this week's U.K. Singles chart, but "America the Beautiful" gives Elvis…

  14. 'O Brother,' McGraw Top CMAs

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, with the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" winning two awards during a show steeped i It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association …

  15. George Strait Takes 'The Road Less Traveled'

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled." So the obvious opening question for the reticent Strait -- whose represen George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his…

  16. Indie Rockers Beef Up Indie Film Soundtrack

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A who's who of the independent rock scene graces the soundtrack to the independent film "Dean Quixote," due out Nov. 20, appropriately, via indie label spinART. The set includes songs by Beachwood Spa A who's who of the independent rock scene graces the soundtrack to the…

  17. Robbie Turns Back The Clock With 'Swing'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT London's Royal Albert Hall was reminiscent of a bygone age last night (Oct. 10) as former boy-band sensation Robbie Williams entertained an adoring sell-out crowd with his versions of swing classics. London's Royal Albert Hall was reminiscent of a bygone age last night (Oct. 10) as…

  18. Billboard Bits: Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records R&B singer/songwriter Brian McKnight will premiere a one-hour concert special Oct. 21 on the Oxygen cable television network. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the previously taped "Up Close and Personal With Brian McKnight" will be hosted by…

  19. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, GBV, Sammy Hagar, COC

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jamiroquai, GBV, Sammy Hagar, COC Jay Kay, the lead singer of U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai, has been charged with common assault and criminal damage stemming from a fracas with a photographer in April, police said today (Oct. 4). Kay, 31, is due to appear Monday (Oct. 8) at Bow…

  20. Robbie Goes Rat Pack On 'Swing'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi-platinum Chrysalis album "Sing When You're Winning" next month with a Frank Sinatra-inspired set of covers called "Swing When You're Winning," U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi…

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