1. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find…

  2. 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…

  3. Rhino Scours No. 1 Hits For Soul Box Set

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits -- for the six-CD box set "Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience," due Oct. 16. The set features familiar hits from Marv Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits …

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  5. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  6. McCartney To Read At Poetry Fest

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney will read from his poetry next month as part of National Poetry Day celebrations in London. The former Beatle will treat audiences to new material at the 21st Poetry Olympics on Oct Sir Paul McCartney will read from his poetry next month as part of National Poetry Day…

  7. Macy Gray Taps Into Her 'Id'

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 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 album: She just refused to be told wha Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it…

  8. Jackson Becomes 'Invincible' In October

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, Michael Jackson's first studio album in six years will be released Oct. 30 in the U.S. and Canada, and a day earlier internationally. Titled "Invincible," the Epic album will As tipped here last week , Michael Jackson's first studio album in six…

  9. Butthole Surfers Get 'Weird'

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Butthole Surfers' forthcoming album, "Weird Revolution," due Aug. 28 via Hollywood Records, is a return to raucous, experimental form for the band, one that could delight both followers of the gro Throughout the 20-year span of their career, the Butthole Surfers have not so…

  10. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who…

  11. MTV Anniversary Bash Swells

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, MTV's star-studded 20th anniversary celebration is growing by leaps and bound. The latest artists confirmed to perform during the Aug. 1 "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal" show at New York's As expected, MTV's star-studded 20th anniversary celebration is…

  12. 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…

  13. Aaliyah Returns To Music

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Being on the verge of superstardom is not all glitz and glamour. Just ask Aaliyah. The 22-year-old singer/actress is readying for a fast-paced day of interviews and photo shoots to promote her eponymo Being on the verge of superstardom is not all glitz and glamour. Just ask Aaliyah. The 22…

  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. Mariah, Jane's, TLC, Busta For MTV's 20th

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey is confirmed to headline MTV's 20th anniversary concert, dubbed "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," which will air live Aug. 1 on the music network from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Other Mariah Carey is confirmed to headline MTV's 20th anniversary…

  16. 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…

  17. Springsteen Wins Copyright Suit

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A record company that released an album of Bruce Springsteen's early recordings without his permission has lost its bid to keep copyright control over the songs and has been ordered to destroy its rec A record company that released an album of Bruce Springsteen's early recordings…

  18. Billboard Bits: MTV, American Recordings, Roger McGuinn

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV, American, Rick Rubin, Def Jam, Roger McGuinn MTV is planning a concert to celebrate its 20th anniversary, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The network will televise the event, which is set for Aug. 1 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. No acts have been confirmed. Last month…

  19. The Anglo Files

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Channel 4 On The Road, Italian Dance, Ashley Beedle, and more. Sheffield On The Map Again With connections to kitsch revivalists All Seeing I and subversive beat combo Add N to (X), I Monster are no strangers to chart success. The group's current single, "Daydream in Blue,"…

  20. Savage Garden's Hayes Working On Solo Album

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Savage Garden's Darren Hayes has begun work on a solo album in a San Francisco studio. He says that he and his bandmate, Daniel Jones, are not broken up, despite rumors to the contrary. "We're on a hi Savage Garden's Darren Hayes has begun work on a solo album in a San…

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