1. Blues Ain't Pretty

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Unlike the multitude of blues sets that seem geared toward young guitar fanatics, singer Magness carves out a niche by singing the blues with maturity and sophistication, aiming for an audience disenf Unlike the multitude of blues sets that seem geared toward young guitar fanatics, singer…

  2. 'Concert for New York City' CD Due

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20, will be released as a two-CD set Nov. 27 by Columbia. A VHS/DVD will follow on an as-yet-undetermined date The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20…

  3. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation In anticipation of the Nov. 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin has established the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox . The site features 90-second clips of all of the tracks on Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway,"…

  4. Vedder, Crowes Cover Beatles For 'I Am Sam'

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the Wallflowers, Ben Harper, and Nick Cave are among the artists who have recorded Beatles covers for the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," star Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the…

  5. Creed Has 'Weathered' Success

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST At a time when far too much current rock music is steeped in anger and darkness, Creed frontman Scott Stapp thinks that it's time for a little light. "I don't see the merit in wallowing in misery," St At a time when far too much current rock music is steeped in anger and…

  6. Bravo To Look Inside 'Musicians'

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Bravo cable network will see whether its "Inside the Actors Studio" interview format translates to the world of music with "Musicians," an hour long music-themed interview show to launch next year The Bravo cable network will see whether its "Inside the Actors…

  7. National Antiseptic

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST James "Jimbo" Mathus, founding member of the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Squirrel Nut Zippers, has been working with the Knockdown Society as a side project for a few years, and as the Zippers' schedule h James "Jimbo" Mathus, founding member of the Chapel Hill, N.C.…

  8. Vocalist Tim Booth To Exit James

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tim Booth has announced that James' forthcoming U.K. tour this December will be his last with the band. With 11 albums and 20 top-40 U.K. singles under its belt with Booth at the helm, the Manchester- Tim Booth has announced that James' forthcoming U.K. tour this December will be…

  9. Creole Moon

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The good doctor's powers of rhythmic persuasion are in full force on his latest release, an authoritative romp through a gumbo of Louisiana-bred styles. The good doctor's powers of rhythmic persuasion are in full force on his latest release, an authoritative romp through a gumbo of…

  10. Ex-Whiskeytown Principals Forge Ahead

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off on his own. Now, two of his former bandmates are pressing forward with their own solo projects. First up is Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off…

  11. Modern Rockers Add Punch To 'Out Cold'

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters have reworked a four-year-old B-side, "Make a Bet," into the track "Win or Lose," which will be featured on the RCA soundtrack to the film "Out Cold." The album is due Nov. 20; the fi The Foo Fighters have reworked a four-year-old B-side, "…

  12. James Brown's Ex-Security Chief Sentenced

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A former security chief for James Brown pleaded guilty to forgery, property damage, and stealing $75,000 from the singer. Richmond County (Ga.) Superior Court Judge Albert M. Pickett sentenced Richard A former security chief for James Brown pleaded guilty to forgery, property damage, and…

  13. Millions Raised By Weekend Benefit Concerts

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. The Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden -- Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded…

  14. Hot Product

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DMX, Incubus, Dilated Peoples, Bush, Gov't Mule, and more. 'Great' Expectations Rapper DMX's fourth album, "The Great Depression," arrives this week via Def Jam. The 17-track set follows last year's "And Then There Was X,"…

  15. Waters Takes 'In The Flesh' International

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters was in Studio One at London's famous Abbey Road Studios today (Oct. 19), where with Pink Floyd he recorded many of the band's best-known songs, to announce his In The Flesh 2002 world tou Roger Waters was in Studio One at London's famous Abbey Road Studios today …

  16. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  17. Huey, Carole, Janet 'United'; Kiss, Mick Not

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C., continues to evolve. Huey Lewis & the News and Carole King are the latest artists to sign on, while K The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C.,…

  18. Warren Haynes Flourishes As He Keeps The Mule Alive

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet that has helped make Warren Haynes perhaps the hardest-working man on the so-called jam-band circuit. It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet…

  19. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  20. Clapton Brings 'Hyde Park' To DVD

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park," for Nov. 13 release. The disc, featuring the legendary guitarist playing to 150,000 people at a free concert in London on J Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park,…

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