1. Belgian Film Fest To Host World Soundtrack Awards

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter Burwell and Yann Tiersen for the composer of the year prize in the inaugural World Soundtrack Awards. The Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter…

  2. Hot Product

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from System Of A Down, Orbital, Jeff Carson, and more. 'Toxic' Sounds System Of A Down drops one of the most anticipated hard rock albums of the year this week with "Toxicity," its sophomore American Recordings set. The 14-track album, produced by the…

  3. Classic Rockers Form Label/Web Venture

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the Spencer Davis Group's namesake are among the 15 classic rock musicians who've joined together to form Rockforever.com. The venture incorporate Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the…

  4. Lone Cannibal Gift Plans Solo Release

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K. pop act Fine Young Cannibals. The self-titled album, due out via MCA, was produced by David Z (FYC, Jody Wat Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K.…

  5. Mercury Rev Creates An Upbeat, Mythic World

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mercury Rev lead singer Jonathan Donahue is perfectly willing to accept that "monsters want souls" and "vampires want blood," as he sings on new single "Nite and Fog." These mythic images, not convent Mercury Rev lead singer Jonathan Donahue is perfectly willing…

  6. TNT's Lennon Tribute Lineup Confirmed

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Lou Reed, and Seal have been confirmed to perform at TNT's Sept. 20 "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon" concert. The artists join previously Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Lou Reed, and Seal have…

  7. Weird Revolution

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT You just knew that whatever happened when the Butthole Surfers got their hands on a computer, it would be weird. You just knew that whatever happened when the Butthole Surfers got their hands on a computer, it would be weird. Perhaps the strangest thing on Weird Revolution, though, is how…

  8. Billboard Bits: Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D Colombian pop rocker Juanes has been added to the list of performers for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. Juanes leads the nominations with seven, including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. As…

  9. 'N Sync Drops Out Of Jacko Tribute

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, 'N Sync has pulled out of its planned appearance at a Sept. 7 Michael Jackson tribute concert Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV…

  10. In-Demand DJ Swamp Steps Out Solo

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed turntablist DJ Swamp will on Sept. 18 release "Never is Now" on his own Decadent Records. The 16-track set, composed and performed largely without the use of samples, is Swamp's first full-l Acclaimed turntablist DJ Swamp will on Sept. 18 release "Never is Now…

  11. Anthony, Beck Lead TNT's Lennon Tribute

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony and Beck lead the list of artists who will celebrate the music of John Lennon during a TNT taping Sept. 20 at New York's historic Radio City Music Hall. "Come Together: A Night for John L Marc Anthony and Beck lead the list of artists who will celebrate the music of…

  12. U.S. Launching New Album Prize

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, modeled after the U.K.'s Technics Mercury Music Prize, Billboard reports in its A The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for…

  13. Jay Bennett Exits Wilco

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having just parted ways with Reprise Records in the wake of disagreements over the group's new album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Wilco has now hit another rough patch, as songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Having just parted ways with Reprise Records in the wake of disagreements…

  14. Lights Dim On ELO Fall Tour

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne has canceled its fall tour due to poor ticket sales, according to building managers. "It went off with a giant thud. We sold 750 seats the first day [of sales] Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne has canceled its fall tour due to poor ticket…

  15. Wilco Freed From Reprise, Plans Short Tour

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Chicago rock outfit Wilco has officially confirmed its split with Reprise Records after three studio albums. The band will retain the rights to the recently completed album As tipped here last month , Chicago rock outfit Wilco has officially confirmed its split with…

  16. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer Although a spokesperson could not confirm any dates, sources tell Billboard.com that Weezer will kick off a long-awaited North American headlining tour Sept. 6, with fellow Interscope labelmates Cold supporting through Sept. 29. Weezer's lone…

  17. '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…

  18. The Crystal Method Plan Crazed 'Tweekend'

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Who says you can't be all things to all people? Not the Crystal Method. The Los Angeles-based duo has heated its cauldron of rock, hip-hop, and electronica alongside Limp Bizkit on the Family Values t Who says you can't be all things to all people? Not the Crystal Method. The Los…

  19. Incubus Plans U.S. Tour

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Incubus will hit the road Sept. 14 in advance of its fourth studio album, "Morning View" (Immortal/Epic). The tour will kick off at the Meadowbrook Amphtheatre in Gilford, N.H., and co Modern rock act Incubus will hit the road Sept. 14 in advance of its fourth studio…

  20. Hot Product

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Blue Cantrell, Bilal, Sam Phillips, the Crystal Method, and more. 'Blu' In The Face For Arista newcomer Blu Cantrell, a serious car accident involving her sister opened the door to a musical career. The Providence, R.I., native went with her family to…

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