1. Herbie Hancock Rocks It Again

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on the cutting edge. "It's part of my nature," he insists. "I get excited when trying out new stuff, whether it be an idea or equip After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on…

  2. Gerald's World

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previous albums. This follow-up to last year's G finds Gerald Levert mining the same love-themed territory he has covered on previous albums. With the help of such producers…

  3. Jarre Looks To Wind Energy For Live Show

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine park with all of the electricity produced by wind energy, his management Cream Creative Management tells Billbo Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine…

  4. Billboard Bits: Dr. Dre, VFC, Road Rage Tour

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Dr. Dre, Voters For Choice, and Road Rage Tour. Billboard Bits: Dr. Dre, VFC, Road Rage Tour Rapper/actor Dr. Dre has joined the growing legion of celebrities donating money to aid the relief efforts following last week's deadly terrorist attacks on the U.S. Dre donated $1…

  5. Attacks Cause Broadway Closings

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Four Broadway shows will close this weekend -- or earlier, if they can get union concessions -- as ticket sales dropped dramatically following the terrorist attacks in New York. "The Rocky Horror Show Four Broadway shows will close this weekend -- or earlier, if they can get union…

  6. Artists Step Up To Aid Victims Of Tragedies

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While many artists cancelled concerts last week after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., several that soldiered on used the events to raise mo While many artists cancelled concerts last week after terrorists attacked the World Trade…

  7. Elton John Planning Fall Tour

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has begun lining up dates for a fall tour in support of his forthcoming Universal album, "Songs from the West Coast." Dates currently announced have the piano man stepping out Oct. 5 in Cle Elton John has begun lining up dates for a fall tour in support of his forthcoming…

  8. 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…

  9. Lookin' for a Home

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Odetta has frequently expressed her admiration for Huddie "Leadbelly" Odetta has frequently expressed her admiration for Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter and his music, and with the release of Lookin' for a Home, she's used her storied vocal talents in the service of…

  10. Alanis, Popper For D.C. Pro-Choice Benefit

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler's John Popper and Chan Kinchla, Michael Franti and Spearhead, and Joe Henry will perform at a Sept. 25 benefit concert at Washington, D.C.'s D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler's John Popper and Chan Kinchla, Michael…

  11. Weezer Shooting For New Album By Next May

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The members of Weezer are planning to have their fourth studio album ready by May 2002, and have laid down a total of 24 demos in the past week, according to a post over the weekend on the band's <a h The members of Weezer are planning to have their fourth studio album ready by May…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver Following the postponement of two shows and the cancellation of another earlier this week , Janet Jackson has canceled tonight's (Aug. 31) rescheduled concert in Philadelphia because of a nagging respiratory infection. "I greatly regret…

  14. Musiq Soulchild Wins Big At Billboard R&B Awards

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Musiq Soulchild was the big winner at the first Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, presented last night (Aug. 30) in New York in association with Heineken. The Def Soul singer won four major honors: to Musiq Soulchild was the big winner at the first Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, presented…

  15. Universal, Sony, EMI Plan Super Audio CD Titles

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show in Berlin that it will release a number of titles in the new Super Audio CD (SACD) Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA)…

  16. Ghost World

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic feature debut with his record-collecting heart on his sleeve. Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic…

  17. Backstreet Boy Littrell Forms Label With Wife

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell and his actress wife, Leighanne, have launched their own music label and production company, Brileigh Prods., in association with Insight Entertainment Group, acc Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell and his actress wife, Leighanne, have launched their…

  18. Taj Mahal Street Naming Raises Community Ire

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Plans to rename a Springfield, Mass., city street in honor of blues musician and former resident Taj Mahal have run into a dead end. Following objections from people who live on Monroe Street, city co Plans to rename a Springfield, Mass., city street in honor of blues musician and former…

  19. Elvis To 'Perform' In Memphis Tonight

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday (Aug. 16) marked the 24th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of fans have marked the annual somber occasion during "Elvis Week" with a candleli Yesterday (Aug. 16) marked the 24th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.…

  20. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Alient Ant Farm FLYING SOLO: For the second consecutive week, Alicia Keys is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit, "Fallin'" (J). Keys is the sole writer and producer of the song. The last No. 1 hit to have only one writer and…

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