1. 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…

  2. Declaration

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With 44 Gospel Music Assn. Dove awards and four Grammys to his credit, Chapman is the Christian community's most-feted artist. With 44 Gospel Music Assn. Dove awards and four Grammys to his credit, Chapman is the Christian community's most-feted artist. There's a reason for…

  3. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  4. Prince Unveils 'Rainbow Children'

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eccentric pop superstar Prince is set to release his latest album, "The Rainbow Children," on Oct. 17 as an Internet download available only to members of his NPG Music Club. In April, the artist made Eccentric pop superstar Prince is set to release his latest album, "The…

  5. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  6. 'N Sync, Madonna, Backstreet Go Latin

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync, Madonna, Ricky Martin, and the Backstreet Boys all have contributed exclusive remix tracks to a new compilation due Oct. 30 from Maverick Musica, a new Latin imprint of Madonna's Maverick Rec 'N Sync, Madonna, Ricky Martin, and the Backstreet Boys all have contributed…

  7. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-artists such as Robert Johnson, Hank Williams…

  8. Gold

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-six-year-old former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams continues to blossom brilliantly with Gold, his follow-up to Bloodshot's Heartbreaker (Music to My Ears, Nov. Twenty-six-year-old former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams continues to blossom brilliantly with Gold, his follow-up to…

  9. Anastasio, Claypool, Copeland Peer Inside Oysterhead

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, and Stewart Copeland would lead to a 13-track studio recording and a tour under Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among…

  10. Hot Product

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Oysterhead, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, George Jones, Billy Joel, and more. Life Is 'Grand' What began as an impromptu jam between Phish's Trey Anastasio, Primus' Les Claypool, and the Police's Stewart Copeland last spring in New Orleans has grown…

  11. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  12. Permanent

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Randy Crawford is the kind of singer who's so assured in her craft, she can open an album with barely a whisper—here, on a hauntingly romantic "Wild Is the Wind"—and still completely cap Randy Crawford is the kind of singer who's so assured in her craft, she can open an…

  13. Vespertine

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike the extroverted antics of such previous BjÖrk essays as Post and Homogenic, Vespertine is positively introverted. This intimate, often breathtakingly beautiful collection (primarily prod Unlike the extroverted antics of such previous Björk essays as Post and Homogenic, Vespertine is…

  14. Band of Gypsies

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited follow-up to Nonesuch's 1999 compilation of studio recordings by this amazing Gypsy band is a live set recorded over three evenings in Bucharest. The long-awaited follow-up to Nonesuch's 1999 compilation of studio recordings by this amazing Gypsy band is a live set…

  15. Fans Remember Aaliyah At Detroit Vigil

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Aaliyah's music played in the background as hundreds gathered in Detroit last night (Aug. 27) near her former high school for a candlelight vigil to remember the singer killed in a plane crash. As pre Aaliyah's music played in the background as hundreds gathered in Detroit last…

  16. Deepcut to Nowhere

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Deepcut to Nowhere has all the makings of a classic old-new-waver-against-the-elements album, with images of nor'easters, torrential rainfall, and flowing lava—not to mention floods of booze. Deepcut to Nowhere has all the makings of a classic old-new-waver-against-the-elements album,…

  17. Heart and Soul

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps oddly, the ebullient if existentially minded dance-pop of New Order rose from the ashes of the darkest, most volatile of British post-punk outfits, Joy Division—which ceased to exist wi Perhaps oddly, the ebullient if existentially minded dance-pop of New Order rose from the ashes of…

  18. Now

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Now, the message is clear: Maxwell wants people to know that he's only human. On Now, the message is clear: Maxwell wants people to know that he's only human. Overflowing with emotional and musical growth, Now showcases Maxwell's talent for soulful expression of…

  19. Rhino Jams With Larry Graham

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Founding Sly and the Family Stone member and current Prince bassist Larry Graham will be celebrated by Rhino/Warner Archives with "The Jam: The Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology," a Founding Sly and the Family Stone member and current Prince bassist Larry Graham…

  20. The Word

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This instrumental music project took shape when eclectic jazz keyboardist John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood) and the North Mississippi Allstars developed a mutual enthusiasm for the sounds o This instrumental music project took shape when eclectic jazz keyboardist John Medeski (of…

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