1. Tom Petty Adds 35 U.S. Tour Dates

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have added some 35 dates across the U.S. to what was originally a 14-city West Coast tour, Billboard Bulletin reports. The tour begins May 9, 2001 at Gill Coliseum in Corva Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have added some 35 dates across the U.S. to what was…

  2. Bright Eyed Joy: Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Composer Ricky Ian Gordon's songs have been widely recorded, but Bright Eyed Joy is the first disc devoted entirely to his music—spare, piano-driven works that blur the line between opera and a Composer Ricky Ian Gordon's songs have been widely recorded, but Bright Eyed Joy is the…

  3. George Harrison Recovering From Cancer Surgery

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatles member George Harrison has undergone lung cancer surgery in the United States, the singer's lawyers said in a statement. The 58 year-old musician underwent a procedure at the Mayo Clini Former Beatles member George Harrison has undergone lung cancer surgery in the United…

  4. Destiny's Child-Led TRL Tour Kicks Off July 18

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT MTV's first TRL tour will kick off July 18 in Albany, N.Y., and run through a two-night finale Sept. 21 and 21 in Honolulu. As previously reported, the tour will feature headliner Destiny's Child, who MTV's first TRL tour will kick off July 18 in Albany, N.Y., and run through a…

  5. The Anglo Files

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Basement Jaxx, Slam, Deviant Records, Chuck D, Public Domain, Essential Festival, Grand Central, Fat City Basement Jaxx Album & U.S. Tour Basement Jaxx -- aka Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton -- is set to release its eagerly anticipated sophomore LP, "Rooty" on June 25…

  6. Radiohead Tour Crosses The Pond In June

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has lined up its first round of North American tour dates in support of its upcoming Capitol album "Amnesiac," due June 5. Following a handful of European shows, the revered U.K. rock act wi Radiohead has lined up its first round of North American tour dates in support of…

  7. It's A 'Wash' For Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will star in the upcoming film "The Wash" as mismatched roommates and fellow employees at a car wash, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The feature, written and directed by D Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will star in the upcoming film "The Wash" as…

  8. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and…

  9. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole…

  10. Mellencamp Rolls Out Summer Tour Itinerary

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, John Mellencamp will begin a tour July 31 at San Diego State University that is expected to run through next spring. The tour comes in advance of the artist's next Columbia a As tipped here last week, John Mellencamp will begin a tour July 31 at San Diego State…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Tomb Raider,' David Gray, and more

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on "Tomb Raider" soundtrack, David Gray, George Harrison, Goo Goo Dolls As first tipped here last month, several major artists have contributed new and unreleased material to the Elektra soundtrack to "Tomb Raider," expected to be one of this summer's biggest…

  12. The Anglo Files

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Agent Sumo, Matthew Herbert, Compost, Air, Mark B & Blade Agent Sumo Set to Dominate Agent Sumo -- Martin Cole and Steven Halliday -- are the latest dance act to emerge from the prolific area of South London that spawned fellow Virgin signings Mutiny and Basement Jaxx (XL…

  13. Moby Unveils Plans For Area: One Festival

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here earlier this month, Moby has recruited a host of major acts from a wide variety of music genres for the inaugural Area: One festival tour, which will hit 16 North American markets As first tipped here earlier this month, Moby has recruited a host of major acts from a wide…

  14. Mellencamp Tour To Feature Rarities, New Songs

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp will kick off a tour July 31 at San Diego State University that is expected to run through next spring, Billboard reports in its April 28 issue. Setlists will include old songs he has John Mellencamp will kick off a tour July 31 at San Diego State University that is expected…

  15. Lips Leader Goes Alien During Album Sessions

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After completing initial sessions for the Flaming Lips' new album, frontman Wayne Coyne has decided to become an alien. According the band's official Web site, the Oklahoma native is devoting time bet After completing initial sessions for the Flaming Lips' new album, frontman…

  16. Depeche Mode Sets Venues For North American Dates?

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. modern rock act Depeche Mode has confirmed the venues for the North American leg of its upcoming world tour. The MTV-sponsored trek will begin June 15 in Montreal and wrap Aug. 14 in Los Veteran U.K. modern rock act Depeche Mode has confirmed the venues for the North American leg…

  17. Reba, Martina Spearhead 'Girls' Night Out' Tour

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Some of country music's top female stars are banding together to hit the road this summer under the Girls' Night Out banner. The tour, featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Nea Some of country music's top female stars are banding together to hit the…

  18. I Finally Found Someone

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Taking a page from the George Jones/Tammy Wynette handbook, established artists Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw have parlayed their personal romance into a charming country album. Taking a page from the George Jones/Tammy Wynette handbook, established artists Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw…

  19. Janet Jumps To No. 1

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 has been dominated by males all year, but now two female artists are controlling the top of the chart. Janet's "All For You" makes the expected jump to No. 1 after just five week The Billboard Hot 100 has been dominated by males all year, but now two…

  20. Blind Boys Give Contemporary Voice To Old-Time Gospel

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and Asian artists on his Real World label than for any enthusiasm for Americana. But when Gabriel heard the British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and Asian…

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