1. New Lambchop Album Due In February

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19 release date for "Is a Woman," the group's sixth Merge album and the follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Nixon." According to the lab Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19…

  2. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, Randy Newman

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, and Randy Newman. Rob Zombie is the latest artist to be confirmed for the concert series the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) is staging Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. Zombie has been added to the bill at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, which already includes…

  3. Billboard Bits: Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween Seattle-based, Texas-raised country punks the Supersuckers will on March 12 release "Must've Been Live," the first concert album of the group's decade-plus career. The recording of the band's infrequent country concert sets "…

  4. Korn Wrapping Up New Album

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth Immortal/Epic album, according to a statement. The set, produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers), is still Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth…

  5. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  6. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  7. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

  8. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year's nominations with five, joining other…

  9. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again. Hill, 34, gave birth last Thursday to Audrey Caroline McGraw, according to her spokesperson. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie. …

  10. Billboard Bits: "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More Sheryl Crow's cover of the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son" has been added to the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," due Jan. 8. As previously reported , the set consists entirely of Beatles covers performed…

  11. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  12. Nitin Sawhney Fulfills His Self-Expression On 'Prophesy'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer/musician Nitin Sawhney traveled the world in search of emotional connections. "What I've been searching for over the years is balance," Sawhney says. "I don't For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer…

  13. Billboard Bits: So Solid Crew, Dick Clark, and more

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on So Solid Crew, Dick Clark, and more The entire 11-date U.K. tour of controversial garage collective So Solid Crew and domestic dance duo Oxide & Neutrino have been canceled due to safety concerns. Promoters and authorities pulled a number of dates earlier this week in response to…

  14. Billboard Bits: Naughty By Nature, Janet, So Solid Crew

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Naughty By Nature, Janet, So Solid Crew Veteran hip-hop act Naughty By Nature's debut for new label TVT, "iicons," is due March 5. The set finds longtime members Treach and Vinnie collaborating with Method Man and Redman on "Rock'N'Roll," Pink on …

  15. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Goo Goo Dolls, Blackground

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on 'N Sync, Goo Goo Dolls, Blackground 'N Sync has teamed up with a Swiss watchmaker to raise money for children orphaned by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the group announced. Audemars Piguet has created 200 limited-edition watches that also will…

  16. Hot Product

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the 'America: A Tribute to Heroes' telethon, De La Soul, Nate Dogg, and more. A Time For 'Heroes' In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and…

  17. World Mourns George Harrison

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who died yesterday (Nov. 29) at age 58 in Los Angeles, after a long battle with cancer. Lone surviving Beatles P Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who…

  18. Billboard Bits: MixTape, Joe Diffie, Spirit of Liberty

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on MixTape, Joe Diffie, Spirit of Liberty The sixth annual MixTape Awards will be held Dec. 11 at New York's Apollo Theater, honoring primarily non-commercial DJs who create underground hip-hop mixtapes. DJ Red Alert will host the event, presenting awards in 17 categories to mixtape…

  19. Billboard Bits: Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall The first three albums from critically adored Los Angeles cult act Love will be rereleased on vinyl Dec. 18 by Sundazed. The group's 1970 greatest hits set from Elektra, featuring selections from the band's first four releases, will also be…

  20. Billboard Bits: Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce Hard rock supergroup Tomahawk and Canadian rock outfit the Tea Party are the latest acts confirmed to appear at a portion of dates on the 10th annual Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. They join previously announced performers System…

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