1. Billboard Bits: Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, & more

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, Boyz II Men, Greg Dulli, Lo Fidelity Allstars Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Monday (Oct. 29) in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug…

  2. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  3. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Travis are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. They join previously announced performers Destiny's Child, Basement Jaxx, Blink…

  4. Billboard Bits: Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton Hard rock outfit Sevendust will be featured in a special, "Live Animosity," that begins airing Tuesday (Oct. 30) on MTV2. The show sports live concert footage shot recently in Gainesville, Fla., as well as video clips and backstage…

  5. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, 'Volunteers,' Lil' Troy

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Shania Twain, the 'Volunteers for America' benefit concerts, and rapper Lil' Troy. Shania Twain has readied two MCA home video releases for next month. The first, "The Platinum Collection DVD," is due Nov. 6 and features 21 music videos in chronological…

  6. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Janovitz/Kirkwood, Yahoo!

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the MTV Europe Awards, Bill Janovitz & Curt Kirkwood, and a Yahoo! charity auction. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has been added to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The group joins previously announced performers Blink…

  7. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P A host of top stars have been added to the performance lineup for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, set for Nov. 7 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow will debut their duet, "I'll Be…

  8. Mercury Rev Takes 'Dream' On Tour

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North American dates in support of its latest V2 album, "All Is Dream." The trek begins Nov. 22 in Toronto and wraps Dec. 12 Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North…

  9. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Daft Punk, Grand Puba

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Weezer, Daft Punk, and Grand Puba. Weezer has drafted comedy rock duo Tenacious D and modern rock outfit Jimmy Eat World as support acts for its upcoming Extended Midget tour. So far, only two shows are confirmed (Nov. 19 in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 20 in San Diego), both of which…

  10. Billboard Bits: Family Values Tour, Enya, A*Teens

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Family Values Tour, Enya, A*Teens The itinerary for the Family Values tour, which kicked off last night (Oct. 11) in Cleveland, has undergone a number of cancellations and date changes. According to the tour's official Web site , "circumstances beyond our control"…

  11. 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…

  12. Robbie Turns Back The Clock With 'Swing'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT London's Royal Albert Hall was reminiscent of a bygone age last night (Oct. 10) as former boy-band sensation Robbie Williams entertained an adoring sell-out crowd with his versions of swing classics. London's Royal Albert Hall was reminiscent of a bygone age last night (Oct. 10) as…

  13. Court Postpones Napster Decision

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In ongoing Napster litigation, a federal judge opted yesterday (Oct. 10) not to issue an immediate ruling on whether the file-sharing service is in violation of copyright law. Instead, U.S. District J In ongoing Napster litigation, a federal judge opted yesterday (Oct. 10) not to issue an…

  14. Billboard Bits: Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records R&B singer/songwriter Brian McKnight will premiere a one-hour concert special Oct. 21 on the Oxygen cable television network. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the previously taped "Up Close and Personal With Brian McKnight" will be hosted by…

  15. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  16. Tick, Tick . . . Boom!

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Before the late composer Jonathan Larson created Rent, he was working on Tick, Tick . . . Before the late composer Jonathan Larson created Rent, he was working on Tick, Tick . . . Boom! Larson's rumination on turning 30 is now enjoying a posthumous off-Broadway production and its first…

  17. Billboard Bits: Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin Bonnie Raitt has pleaded guilty to trespassing charges from an anti-logging protest at a wood products company. The singer and 16 other activists from the Rainforest Action Network were arrested July 25 on disorderly conduct charges after refusing to…

  18. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA Organizers say the MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany, will continue as scheduled. The announcement comes a day after Janet Jackson's decision to cancel her appearance on the show and her entire European tour. "MTV…

  19. Limp Bizkit Whips Up Remix Album, DVD

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While Limp Bizkit fans may be wishing for some new material this holiday season, what they actually will get is a remix album, said to be titled "Limp Remizkit," according to a post from frontman Fred While Limp Bizkit fans may be wishing for some new material this holiday season,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been confirmed to produce the new album by Dallas rock act Speedealer. The set, tentatively titled "Second Sight," is due next spring on Palm. According to Palm A&R executive Michael Alago, "…

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