1. Charges Reduced Against Manson

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST A Clarkston, Mich., judge has reduced a charge against Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) from criminal sexual conduct to disorderly conduct in connection with a July concert. Manson was... A Clarkston, Mich., judge has reduced a charge against Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner)…

  2. All in Your Head

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri indie Slewfoot, and it's a focused, confident effort showcasing insightful, often dark lyrics, robust instrumentati Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri…

  3. AOL Time Warner CEO Levin Steps Down

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST AOL Time Warner Inc.'s CEO Gerald Levin will step down in May 2002 and co-COO Richard Parsons will replace him, the company announced today (Dec. 5). Parsons' fellow COO Robert Pittman will become the AOL Time Warner Inc.'s CEO Gerald Levin will step down in May 2002 and co-COO…

  4. Slayer Not Liable For Teen's Murder

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST A California Superior Court judge has ruled that heavy metal band Slayer, along with the music industry, cannot be held liable in the July 22, 1995, murder of a 15-year-old girl by three teenage boys, A California Superior Court judge has ruled that heavy metal band Slayer, along with the…

  5. Angie Stone Warms Up On 'Mahogany'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second studio effort and J Records debut (due Nov. 6), R&B diva Angie Stone is notably relaxed and content. "Everything is flowing," she ent As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second…

  6. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  7. O'Jays Sing 'For The Love'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are still recording. One that can is the O'Jays. Now part of the MCA family after a string of R&B/crossover hits on Philadelphi Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are…

  8. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…

  9. Quincy Celebrated With Rhino Box

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will be celebrated in a four-disc box set due Oct. 16 from Rhino. The release of "Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones" will coin Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will…

  10. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  11. Herbie Hancock Rocks It Again

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on the cutting edge. "It's part of my nature," he insists. "I get excited when trying out new stuff, whether it be an idea or equip After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on…

  12. 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…

  13. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Slash, Blues Foundation, and more

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Slash, Blues Foundation, Toby Keith, Gatlin Brothers Former Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash is the latest musician to sign onto the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute shows taking place Sept. 7 and 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden. "I am so excited about working with…

  16. The Very Best of Miki Howard

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Miki Howard returned to the contemporary scene earlier this year with her first new studio album in seven years, the Peak/Concord release Three Wishes. Miki Howard returned to the contemporary scene earlier this year with her first new studio album in seven years, the Peak/Concord release…

  17. Etta James' 'Blue Gardenia' Blooms In August

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than 37 years after making her first recording with her vocal trio the Peaches, legendary vocalist Etta James will on Aug. 21 release her latest album, "Blue Gardenia." The Private Music collecti More than 37 years after making her first recording with her vocal trio the…

  18. The Anglo Files

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chemical Bros. at Creamfields, Paul Oakenfold remixes 'Planet Rock,' and albums from Funky Lowlives, Badmarsh & Shri, and Spiritualized. Chemicals At Creamfields Following the success of the Irish leg of the Creamfields festival in Dublin last month (June 23), the Liverpool,…

  19. A Twist of Marley

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Lee Ritenour—a central force behind 1997's Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, A Twist of Jobim—pays homage this time to reggae pioneer Bob Marley, who died 20 years ago in May. Guitarist Lee Ritenour—a central force behind 1997's Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, A Twist of Jobim…

  20. Full Force Marshals New-School Army

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1995's "Sugar on Top" (Calibre Records), Full Force -- the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based group comprising the George brothers (Bowlegged Lou, Paul Anthony, and Brian, aka "B-Fine") and For the first time since 1995's "Sugar on Top" …

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