1. London Philharmonic/Leon Botstein

    July 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Continuing with his enterprising London Philharmonic series for Telarc (which has ranged from Bruckner and Strauss to Szymanowski and Hartmann), American conductor Leon Botstein essays the music of Be Continuing with his enterprising London Philharmonic series for Telarc (which has ranged…

  2. Billboard Bits: DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge, Ice-T, Cracker Rapper/actor Ice-T will host the 16th annual DMC/Technics U.S. turntablist finals Aug. 24 at San Francisco's Club Townsend. The competition features 17 regional winners from qualifying competitions across America battling for the U.S.…

  3. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Eminem, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Eminem, Jamie-Lynn Sigler Madonna's Aug. 6 show at Boston's FleetCenter has been postponed one day "due to logistical reasons," according to the show's promoters. Tickets for that show on the Drowned World Tour will be honored on the rescheduled date…

  4. Beasties Plan U.K. Tibetan Freedom Concert

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys are re-launching the Tibetan Freedom Concert after a one-year-hiatus. The fifth event, featuring performances from the Beasties, ex-Clash principal Joe Strummer, veteran U.K. rock act The Beastie Boys are re-launching the Tibetan Freedom Concert after a one-year-hiatus. The…

  5. The Anglo Files

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British DJ Lee Burridgehas mixed and compiled the fifth installment of Global Underground's "Nu Breed" series, due out Aug. 13 in U.K., plus Ministry of Sound launches a new label. Tyrant Goes Global British DJ Lee Burridge has carved out a formidable career since he first…

  6. Garbage, U.K. Labels Settle Suit

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock outfit Garbage and a number of U.K. labels have reached an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit involving the recording status of lead singer Shirley Manson, Billboard Bulletin reports. Modern rock outfit Garbage and a number of U.K. labels have reached an out-of-court settlement…

  7. George Harrison 'Feeling Well,' Denies Death Rumors

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Beatle George Harrison says reports of his imminent death from cancer are false, and that he is "active and feeling very well in spite of the health challenges he has had this year," according to p Ex-Beatle George Harrison says reports of his imminent death from cancer are false…

  8. 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…

  9. Bjork Rolls Out More Euro Dates

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bjork has confirmed a host of additional dates at European opera houses in support of the upcoming Elektra album "Vespertine," due Aug. 27 internationally and a day later in North America. In addition Bjork has confirmed a host of additional dates at European opera houses in support…

  10. Episode II

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For the uninitiated, Safri Duo is a classical percussion duo consisting of Morten FRIis and Uffe SAvery, two Danish musicians who studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory. For the uninitiated, Safri Duo is a classical percussion duo consisting of Morten FRIis and Uffe SAvery, two Danish…

  11. One Touch

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Sugababes' soulful pop sounds finally make their Stateside debut via One Touch, which finds the London-based teen trio effortlessly merging musical genres, including R&B/hip-hop, alternative r The Sugababes' soulful pop sounds finally make their Stateside debut via One Touch…

  12. Band Vibe Brings Joe Strummer Alive

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are waiting for feedback from friends, their record label, critics, and others. But, with his third solo album, "Global a Go-Go" (d Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are…

  13. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Leona Naess, Oasis

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Guided By Voices, Leona Naess, Oasis Guided By Voices have been forced to cancel a host of summer tour dates after drummer Jon McCann broke his hand over the weekend. The group will fulfill two festival engagements -- Saturday (July 21) at the Siren Festival on New York's Coney…

  14. The Anglo Files

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Essential Festival proves to be one of Britain's best; plus Maize, Danny Tenaglia, and Thomas Brinkmann. Essential Viewing In 2001, Essential's trademark "dance and roots" policy once again helped the festival prove itself to be amongst the most discerning Britain has…

  15. Billboard Bits: Sevendust, Lambchop, Dodgy

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Sevendust, Lambchop, Dodgy To fill the gap until its new studio album emerges in the fall, hard rock act Sevendust will on Aug. 14 release its first DVD. Titled "Retrospect," the TVT set will feature the band's entire "Live & Loud" concert (released on VHS…

  16. Vega Plans New Album, U.S. Tour

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega is set to release her sixth studio album -- and first in five years -- in late September via Interscope/Geffen/A&M. "Songs In Red and Gray" will be the artis Veteran singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega is set to release her sixth studio album --…

  17. Colossal Small

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Greg and Thom Moore's drowsy, breathy vocals aren't always on key. Greg and Thom Moore's drowsy, breathy vocals aren't always on key. The Californians' acoustic guitars could stand to have their strings tightened as well. And their lyrics often sound like surreal…

  18. Ringo Lines Up All Starr Band Itinerary

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario, and play nearly 30 dates before closing Sept. 2 in San Diego. As previously reported, the seventh edition of Starr's band Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario…

  19. U.K. Garage Act Artful Dodger Splits

    July 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning U.K. garage duo Artful Dodger has thrown in the towel. A statement issued by Warner Music confirmed that Mark Hill and Pete Devereux -- who were recently honored with an Ivor Novello awa Award-winning U.K. garage duo Artful Dodger has thrown in the towel. A statement issued by…

  20. 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,…

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