1. Weiland: STP Wanted To Make Double Album

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If the members of Stone Temple Pilots had their way, their forthcoming Atlantic album "Shangri-la Dee Da" would have been a two-CD set. Frontman Scott Weiland tells Billboard.com that longtime produce If the members of Stone Temple Pilots had their way, their forthcoming Atlantic…

  2. Inside Out

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few contemporary country artists have so successfully balanced artistic integrity and commercial viability as Trisha Yearwood has—and on her 11th MCA release, she manages to take that mastery a Few contemporary country artists have so successfully balanced artistic integrity and commercial…

  3. Billboard Bits: EMP, Charlatans, Pru

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Experience Music Project, Charlatans, Pru Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opened its first international exhibition last night (June 7) with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history of Jamaican popular music from…

  4. Beck, Williams, Harper Salute Mississippi John Hurt

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch, Ben Harper, Geoff Muldaur, Mark Selby, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Bruce Cockburn, Chris Smither, and Bill Morr Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch…

  5. Poll: Ozzfest Ranks As Most Anticipated Rock Fest

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Black Sabbath-headlined Ozzfest is this summer's most anticipated rock festival tour, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. The outing -- which will also feature mainstage acts Mar The Black Sabbath-headlined Ozzfest is this summer's most anticipated rock…

  6. Dupri, Timbaland Honored In Atlanta

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at the 14th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Atlanta, Billboard Bulletin reports. Earning kudos as publ Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at…

  7. Jill Scott Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Jill Scott, fresh from an opening slot on Sting's North American tour, will set off on her own Words and Sounds tour this summer. The trek begins with July 17 with the first of two sh R&B vocalist Jill Scott, fresh from an opening slot on Sting's North American…

  8. spinART reissues EBTG, Nesmith Albums

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York-based independent label spinART has just reissued the solo albums from the members of U.K. dance/pop duo Everything But The Girl and plans to re-release a solo album from former Monkees guita New York-based independent label spinART has just reissued the solo albums from the members…

  9. Vince Gill To Receive Career Achievement Honor

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards. The June 13 awards show will be telecast live on both TNN and CMT from Na Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN &…

  10. For Lil' Romeo, Music Is All In The Family

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At the tender age of 11, rapper Lil' Romeo has already achieved something many more-seasoned artists are still hoping for: a No. 1 record. At the tender age of 11, rapper Lil' Romeo has already achieved something many more-seasoned artists are still hoping for: a No. 1 record. His…

  11. Spiller Nabs 3 DanceStar Honors

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Italian producer Cristiano Spiller walked away with three of the four awards for which he was nominated at the DanceStar 2001 World Dance Music Awards last night (June 6) in London. Italian producer Cristiano Spiller walked away with three of the four awards for which he was nominated at the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Shaggy, 'N Sync, R.E.M.

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Shaggy, 'N Sync, and R.E.M. Performances by Shaggy, Sugar Ray, BBMak, Dream, and the Baha Men will be featured in the "Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert," to be broadcast Sunday (June 10) at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. The special was taped at the Walt Disney World Resort…

  13. Prof Who Broke SDMI Code Sues To Reveal Findings

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A group of university professors and a computer science association have filed a lawsuit against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) to A group of university professors and a computer science association have filed a lawsuit…

  14. Ron Sexsmith Rocks Out On 'Blue Boy'

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron Sexsmith knew that his new album, "Blue Boy" (released June 5 by Cooking Vinyl/spinART), was going to be a significant depa As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron…

  15. Bono Preaches Debt Relief To Harvard Grads

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono yesterday (June 6) urged Harvard University's graduating seniors to do their part to help poor people in Third World countries. "The debts of the father are now the debts of the so U2 lead singer Bono yesterday (June 6) urged Harvard University's graduating…

  16. Staind's 'Cycle' Heads Into Second Week At No. 1

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) easily holds the top of The Billboard 200 for a second week despite experiencing a sales drop of 54% from its debut week. The hard rock set sold 326,000 units Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) easily holds the top…

  17. 'O Brother' Spawns Live Album

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for "Down From the Mountain -- Live Concert Performances by the Artists and Musicians of O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The set was taped Mercury's new Lost Highway imprint is planning a July 24 release for …

  18. Harper Celebrates 60 With Plant, Page

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday Sunday (June 10) with an intimate, star-studded show at London's Royal Festival Hall. Harper, whose actual birthd Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday…

  19. Billboard Bits: Mandy Moore, Alejandro Sanz, and more

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Mandy Moore, Alejandro Sanz, Townes Van Zandt Teenage pop vocalist Mandy Moore has lined up a series of in-store appearances in support of her self-titled third Epic album, due June 19. Moore will also be seen performing on a host of TV shows, including "Live With Regis and Kelly…

  20. Elton Denied Appeal In Accounting Litigation

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A British judge rejected Elton John's bid to appeal a failed negligence lawsuit against his former accountants. Judge Andrew Ferris at London's High Court said today (June 6) that he was not satisfied A British judge rejected Elton John's bid to appeal a failed negligence…

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