1. Mandela, R.E.M. Celebrate South African Democracy

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT London's historic Trafalgar Square was transformed last night (April 29) for a free concert to celebrate South Africa's seventh year as a democracy. The 30,000 strong crowd was treated to an eclectic London's historic Trafalgar Square was transformed last night (April 29) for a…

  2. Bono, Geldof Seek To Drop The Debt

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing support of Drop The Debt, a London-based organization committed to raising consciousness and encouraging cr U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bush, Sony Discos, Ours

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bush, Gavin Rossdale, Sony Discos, Billboard, Ours, Powderfinger Bush is hard at work on its fourth studio album in Los Angeles with producer Dave Sardy (Marilyn Manson, Dandy Warhols). As first tipped here last month, the as-yet-untitled set will mark the first fruit of the U.K.…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Tomb Raider,' David Gray, and more

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on "Tomb Raider" soundtrack, David Gray, George Harrison, Goo Goo Dolls As first tipped here last month, several major artists have contributed new and unreleased material to the Elektra soundtrack to "Tomb Raider," expected to be one of this summer's biggest…

  5. Edwin McCain Readies New Album, Tour Plans

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain will on June 19 release his fourth Lava/Atlantic album, "Far From Over." McCain, who has gained a reputation as a hard-working touring act by performing more than 300 da Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain will on June 19 release his fourth Lava/Atlantic…

  6. Mellencamp Tour To Feature Rarities, New Songs

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp will kick off a tour July 31 at San Diego State University that is expected to run through next spring, Billboard reports in its April 28 issue. Setlists will include old songs he has John Mellencamp will kick off a tour July 31 at San Diego State University that is expected…

  7. Farm Aid Concert Returning To Indiana

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Farm Aid benefit concert will return to Indiana this fall, and co-founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp are scheduled to perform. The concert is set for Sept. 29 at Verizon Wirel The Farm Aid benefit concert will return to Indiana this fall, and co-founders Willie Nelson…

  8. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Nina Persson, and more

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Nina Persson, Echo & the Bunnymen, Republica. Tim McGraw will celebrate the release of his new Curb album, "Set the Circus Down" on Tuesday (April 24) with free performances in New York and Nashville. With his band the Dancehall Doctors, the artist will play…

  9. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys, Trisha Yearwood, Kobe

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Beastie Boys, Trisha Yearwood, Kobe Bryant, Tone, Brian McKnight Five years worth of Beastie Boys history will be chronicled in photographs in Ari Marcopoulos's forthcoming book "Pass the Mic: Beastie Boys 1991-1996." The tome, due in September from powerHouse Books,…

  10. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Nelson, Continental Drifters

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Continental Drifters "I think the music world is split into two sides," says Paul McCartney, "where you get the people who are not going to last very long and who used to be called 'bubblegum' -- now it might be a bit more like &…

  11. Billboard Bits: Shyne, Midnight Oil, and more

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shyne, Sean Combs, Midnight Oil, INXS, Men At Work, Built To Spill, Phil Ek, Echo & the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch, Ian Broudie, Lightning Seeds Sentencing for rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, a co-defendant in Sean Combs' recent nightclub shooting trial, has been…

  12. R.E.M., Santana Petition For South African AIDS Funds

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Carlos Santana, Sarah McLachlan, and members of Rage Against The Machine are among the music heavyweights who have signed an Internet petition to support South African AIDS research activists. R.E.M., Carlos Santana, Sarah McLachlan, and members of Rage Against The Machine are among…

  13. Billboard Bits: Outkast, Ben Harper, Beta Band!

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Outkast, Ben Harper, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Beta Bandy Outkast's three concerts this week in Florida will be sponsored by the Florida "truth" anti-tobacco campaign. Bandanas, T-shirts, and necklaces were designed for group principals Big Boi and Andre emblazoned with…

  14. The Anglo Files

    April 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Fatboy Slim, Spike Jonze, Christopher Walken, LFO, Depeche Mode, Coldcut, Llorca Jonze Cooks Up Walken Dance For Fatboy Slim Video Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) releases his next single, "Star 69" backed with "Weapon of Choice," on April 23 through Skint Records in…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Def Jam, EMusicm

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Matt Cameron, Def Jam, Sisqo, Redman, Foxy Brown, and Beanie Sigel, EMusicC Pearl Jam has delayed the release of its concert VHS/DVD "Touring Band 2000" from Tuesday (April 10) to May 1. According to the band's official Web site, memory needed to be freed up…

  16. Billboard Bits: Neil Finn, Creed, AC/DC

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Finn, Eddie Vedder, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien and drummer Phil Selway, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Lisa Germano, ex-Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, AC/DC, Creed, Scot Former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn's star-studded concert tomorrow…

  17. R.E.M. To Headline London Benefit Concert

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will headline an April 29 open-air concert in London's Trafalgar Square in celebration of South Africa Day. Other acts slated to perform include the Corrs and Spice Girl Mel B. Proceeds will go R.E.M. will headline an April 29 open-air concert in London's Trafalgar Square in…

  18. Blades, Jobim Among Latin Hall Inductees

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actor Ruben Blades and the late Antonio Carlos Jobim are among the artists who will be inducted into the International Latin Music Hall Of Fame (ILMHF) tonight (April 4) at the organization's t Singer/actor Ruben Blades and the late Antonio Carlos Jobim are among the artists who…

  19. Billboard Bits: David Bowie, Dolly Parton, Fatboy Slim

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on David Bowie, Dolly Parton, Fatboy Slim, Christopher Walken, Underworld, Darren Emerson, Scanty SandwichA David Bowie will launch an online radio station, "BowieRadio," via his BowieNet Web community on Thursday (April 5). Using RealNetworks software, the station will stream…

  20. Travis Turns 'Invisible' In June

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Travis' long awaited third album, "The Invisible Band," has been confirmed for a June 12 release by Epic. The set will be preceded by first single "Sing," due for commercial release in the U.K. on May Travis' long awaited third album, "The Invisible Band,…

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