1. Missing Persons Found Again

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of California shows in July that will be the precursor further touring later this year, and a full U.S. tour next summer. Best Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of…

  2. Anglo Files

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gearing Up For Island Clubbing Island Clubbers Pack Their Cases With much of the U.K. and Europe now basking in a wave of summer sun, the island clubbing season is well underway. And with many British promoters expanding their horizons further afield than the established haunts of Ibiza,…

  3. Manson Plays In Denver Despite Protests

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Shock rocker Marilyn Manson took the stage at Mile High Stadium with a piercing scream last night (June 21) as part of the Ozzfest tour, after protesters failed in a months-long campaign to keep him a Shock rocker Marilyn Manson took the stage at Mile High Stadium with a piercing scream last…

  4. Life Is Getting Sweeter For Sugar Ray

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer Mark McGrath is "completely proud," of Sugar Ray's eponymous new set (released June 12 by Lava/Atlantic). "I've always dug what we've done, but this is the first record we've done that I'm able Mark McGrath is getting pumped up. The disarmingly…

  5. Billboard Bits: Chuck Berry, Slayer, Ween

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Slayer, Ween A federal judge has ruled that pianist Johnnie Johnson can proceed with his lawsuit against Chuck Berry. Johnson sued the rock 'n' roller last November seeking millions of dollars in past royalties for songs Johnson says he co-wrote…

  6. Eminem, Outkast Lead Source Awards Nominees

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five each and will go head-to-head for album, single, artist, and video of the year honors. LL Cool J will receive t Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five…

  7. Nice & Slow

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. On his sixth album, keyboardist Brian Culbertson delivers a feel-good set powered by a core group of…

  8. Ron Sexsmith Rocks Out On 'Blue Boy'

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron Sexsmith knew that his new album, "Blue Boy" (released June 5 by Cooking Vinyl/spinART), was going to be a significant depa As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron…

  9. Grammys Expand Rap Category, Change Latin Awards Date

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It wasn't until 1988 that rap music was recognized by the Recording Academy with a specific Grammy award. With 44th annual ceremony, the organization will expand the genre's honors to include a fourth It wasn't until 1988 that rap music was recognized by the Recording Academy…

  10. Distorted Lullabies

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Gnecco and his band, Ours, are drawing favorable comparisons to some of modern rock's most respected names with Distorted Lullabies. Songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Gnecco and his band, Ours, are drawing favorable comparisons to some of modern rock…

  11. Yardbirds Anthology Takes Flight

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is celebrating the career of the Yardbirds, the British guitar rock group that gave rise to the careers of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page. The two-disc "The Yardbirds: Ultimate!," due J Rhino is celebrating the career of the Yardbirds, the British guitar rock group…

  12. Newcomer Alicia Keys Chooses 'Songs In A Minor'

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the heart of a classical pianist and the soul of a hip-hop diva. On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the…

  13. Robert Plant To Record With Strange Sensations

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his backing band the Strange Sensations, plans to record a studio album with the group later this year. Plant t Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his…

  14. Nitty Gritty's McEuen Returns For Summer Tour

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen will reunite with the enduring country rock band for a handful of summer tour dates, as well as a fall Canadian tour supporting Alabama. The multi-in Founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen will reunite with the enduring country…

  15. Along for the Ride

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. He has gathered a stellar group of guest art-ists and scattered them throughout 13 tracks…

  16. Guitar Gods Satriani, Vai Team For Tour

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Electric guitar stars Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are presenting a new incarnation of Satriani's G3 tour this summer, also featuring John Petrucci (Dream Theater). The tour kicks off June 23 in Reno, N Electric guitar stars Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are presenting a new incarnation of…

  17. What Happens When Vic Chesnutt Is 'Left To His Own Devices'?

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Folky singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt says the first step in making his new album, "Left to his own Devices," was to start sorting through a big box of hundreds of cassettes carrying songs, song ideas, Folky singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt says the first step in making his new album, …

  18. Documentary Spotlights Wilco Album Sessions

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wilco will soon be the subject of its own feature-length documentary, tentatively titled "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," after a title of a track from the alt-country/pop band's forthcoming Reprise Wilco will soon be the subject of its own feature-length documentary,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest Members of U2, Oasis, the Corrs, and many others are expected to be part of a stellar turnout in Northwest London this evening for the screening of "Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour 74." The remastered film of the late and much-loved Irish…

  20. Bono, Geldof Seek To Drop The Debt

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing support of Drop The Debt, a London-based organization committed to raising consciousness and encouraging cr U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing…

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