1. David Grisman Reflects On His 'Grateful Dawg' Days

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Probably the most striking and telling segment in "Grateful Dawg," a new documentary on the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and noted mandolinist David Grisman's musical relationship, was captured almost Probably the most striking and telling segment in "Grateful Dawg,…

  2. Country, Pop Up For People's Choice Honors

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are populated with a nearly equal mix of country and pop artists. Country artists dominate the male musical performer slate as The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are…

  3. CSNY Plan 'Tour Of America'

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Classic rock veterans Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are returning to the road for the 35-date Tour of America, due to kick off Feb. 6 in Detroit and wrap April 17 in Atlanta. The group embarked on Classic rock veterans Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are returning to the road for the 35…

  4. Epiphany Opens 'Door' To Mick Jagger Disc

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones' marathon Bridges to Babylon tour two years ago, he wrote a few songs, began recording them at home -- and he suddenl Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones'…

  5. Weekend in Memphis

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST The late Richard Hite, former Canned Heat bassist, invited Yardbirds drummer/vocalist Jim McCarty to Memphis for a blues session. The late Richard Hite, former Canned Heat bassist, invited Yardbirds drummer/vocalist Jim McCarty to Memphis for a blues session. McCarty thought it sounded like a…

  6. Garth Off To Slow Start, Buyers Look To Shakira

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol), released Tuesday (Nov. 13), is widely expected to top next week's Billboard 200, but music retailers surveyed by Billboard Bulletin say the set is off to a lukewar Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol), released Tuesday …

  7. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  8. The Golden Road (1965-1973)

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fat with dozens of previously unreleased tracks—live stuff, alternate studio versions, and, believe it or not, Warlocks recordings—The Golden Road will no doubt overwhelm many a Deadhea Fat with dozens of previously unreleased tracks—live stuff, alternate studio versions, and, believe it or…

  9. 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.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more New York radio outlet Z100 (WHTZ) has gotten a jump on the holiday season with the announcement of its annual Jingle Ball concert. Set for Dec. 13 at Madison Square Garden, the event line-up already boasts Alicia Keys, Craig David, and Enrique…

  11. Alright Guy

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan has flirted with a major breakthrough on three previous releases, and with any luck, Alright Guy's edgier, superbly chosen fare will take him over the top. It's his best album yet, from the Gary Allan has flirted with a major breakthrough on three previous releases, and…

  12. Merle Haggard Returns To His 'Roots'

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Merle Haggard has made a lot of albums in his 40-year recording career, but he says of his new collection, "Roots Volume 1," on the eclectic Epitaph Records' Anti- imprint, "This is my favorite album, Merle Haggard has made a lot of albums in his 40-year recording career,…

  13. R.E.M. Returns To Athens For Secret Show

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concert in its hometown of Athens, Ga., on Tuesday night (Oct. 16), taking the stage at the Georgia Theatre in front of a less-than-packed house that had come R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concert in its hometown of Athens, Ga., on Tuesday…

  14. More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the…

  15. Billboard Bits: United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and Rod Stewart are the latest additions to the United We Stand benefit concert, set for Oct. 21 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. They join previously confirmed performers such as Michael…

  16. Lit's 'Atomic' Born In Arenas

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In recording "Atomic," Lit's follow-up to 1999's "A Place in the Sun," the band looked to the arena-rock sound of the '70s and '80s for inspiration. "That's what made us want to play music -- big aren In recording "Atomic," Lit'…

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav Australian pop songstress/current U.K. chart queen Kylie Minogue and modern rockers R.E.M. are the latest artists signed to perform live at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. Minogue and R.E.M.,…

  18. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  19. Jay-Z Makes It Three In A Row At No. 1

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1 for a third straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 36% sales decline to 174,000 units, according to SoundScan. In a week Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1…

  20. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly…

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