1. D12 Leapfrogs Keys, Returns To No. 1

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and his cohorts in D12 have reclaimed the top spot on The Billboard 200. Third week sales of D12's "Devil's Night" (Shady/Interscope) declined 21%, yet the 174,000 copies it moved, according to Eminem and his cohorts in D12 have reclaimed the top spot on The…

  2. 500 Performers Lined Up For Bumbershoot

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta Lynn, and Taj Mahal, are confirmed to appear Seattle's 31st annual Bumbershoot festival, taking place Aug. 31-Se A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta…

  3. Hiatt Declares 'The Tiki Bar Is Open'

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is Open." His second album for Vanguard Records, the set is the follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated "Crossing Muddy Waters," Hiatt's first acou John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is…

  4. Tell the Truth

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With Keb' Mo' sitting in on mandobanjo and harmonica, Lee Roy Parnell gets into the countrified blues of "I Declare," singing, "I declare I've been set free." For all we know, this could be a direct r With Keb' Mo' sitting in on mandobanjo and…

  5. Neptunes Enter New Musical Galaxy With N*E*R*D

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes are everywhere. With five songs that they've produced currently on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, not to mention earlier chart-topping hits by Mystikal and Ja The Neptunes are everywhere. With five songs that they've produced currently…

  6. From the Heart

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This record marks a special homecoming for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys. This record marks a special homecoming for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys. Following the group's multitude of country hits, From the Heart sees the Boys—currently William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall, and…

  7. Hundreds Remember John Lee Hooker

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite said that when you listened to John Lee Hooker's music you were hearing his heart. Musselwhite joined fellow blues musicians Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy yester Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite said that when you listened to John Lee…

  8. Anglo Files

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gearing Up For Island Clubbing Island Clubbers Pack Their Cases With much of the U.K. and Europe now basking in a wave of summer sun, the island clubbing season is well underway. And with many British promoters expanding their horizons further afield than the established haunts of Ibiza,…

  9. John Lee Hooker Memorial Planned

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A memorial service for late bluesman John Lee Hooker will be held Thursday (June 28) in Oakland, Calif. Hooker died last week of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. A memorial service for late bluesman John Lee Hooker will be held Thursday (June 28) in Oakland, Calif. Hooker died…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2 Bob Dylan's Duluth, Minn., boyhood home has been sold for $94,600 on online auction service eBay. The Web listing, posted May 24 on Dylan's 60th birthday, described the duplex as "a must-have for the ultimate diehard Dylan fan." Owner…

  11. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Joplin

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Janis Joplin An auction held yesterday (June 21) at Bonhams & Brooks auction house in London sold more than 100 items once owned by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, in part benefitting charity organization Drugscope. The auction, organized by one-time…

  12. Bluesman John Lee Hooker Dies

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21) at his home in Los Altos, Calif. For six decades, Hooker's rich sonorous voice coupled with a brooding rhythmic Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21)…

  13. Boy George's More Protein Label Pacts With J-Bird

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More Protein, the U.K.-based label founded by former Culture Club leader Boy George (real name: George O'Dowd), has pacted with the J-Bird Music Group for North American distribution and promotion of More Protein, the U.K.-based label founded by former Culture Club leader Boy George …

  14. Stars Gather In Nashville For 'America' Recording

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June 19) in a Nashville studio to record "America the Beautiful" under the guidance of producers Tony Brown of MCA Nashvill More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June…

  15. Joan Osborne Takes On Troubadour Style

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan Osborne has been able to sustain her career through steadfast touring and well-received live performances. As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan…

  16. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, and more

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Tenacious D Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics star in "Rip Van Nelly," a new online Macromedia Flash game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wakes up under the St. Louis Arch after a 20-year nap, and users…

  17. Free City

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The St. Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The…

  18. Poses

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The danger of an artist issuing a universally praised debut is that the follow-up is inevitably a let-down. The danger of an artist issuing a universally praised debut is that the follow-up is inevitably a let-down. Or is it? Three years after leaving critics breathless with his eponymous…

  19. A Twist of Marley

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Lee Ritenour—a central force behind 1997's Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, A Twist of Jobim—pays homage this time to reggae pioneer Bob Marley, who died 20 years ago in May. Guitarist Lee Ritenour—a central force behind 1997's Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, A Twist of Jobim…

  20. Billboard Bits: Puffy, Lee Ann Womack, Rick Derringer

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Puffy, Lee Ann Womack tour, Rick Derringer song. A lawyer for Sean "Puffy" Combs says she expects a judge to dismiss a traffic violation filed against the rapper in April. A pretrial hearing was postponed yesterday (June 14) on Combs' charge of making an improper lane…

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