1. 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…

  2. Deftones Finalize European Tour Plans

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT California-based hard rockers the Deftones have confirmed a summer European tour that will hit major festivals as well as Moscow's Gorky Park. The trek begins June 22 at the Sound Arena Rock Festival California-based hard rockers the Deftones have confirmed a summer European tour that…

  3. Ghetto Gothic

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although many know Melvin Van Peebles as an author/filmmaker/playwright and father of actor/director Mario Van Peebles, few may know that the elder Van Peebles is also a credible musical artist. Although many know Melvin Van Peebles as an author/filmmaker/playwright and father of actor…

  4. Fans Find Jessica Simpson 'Irresistible'

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When Jessica Simpson recorded her first album, 1999's "Sweet Kisses," she was just 17 years old. Now, knocking on the door of 21, the singer explains that there have been a few changes. "When you're When Jessica Simpson recorded her first album, 1999's "…

  5. The Anglo Files

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lyon's Finest Make U.K. Live Debut, Oakenfold Heads To Ibiza Lyon's Finest Make U.K. Live Debut May saw the live debut of French four-piece Le Peuple de L'Herbe at North London's famous Jazz Cafe. During the group's two-hour set (including a lengthy encore), its…

  6. Busy B.B. Is King Of The Road, Studio

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A staple of the summer concert circuit, B.B. King's annual touring blues festival will hit the road again in 2001, only this time under a new name. The 10th annual tour -- which will feature Buddy Guy A staple of the summer concert circuit, B.B. King's annual touring blues festival…

  7. Billboard Bits: MusicNet, Uncle Tupelo, La Route du Rock

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MusicNet's launch, Uncle Tupelo reissues, La Route du Rock festival RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser unveiled the delivery technology for MusicNet -- the joint-venture online music subscription service between Real, Warner Music Group (WMG), BMG Entertainment, and EMI -- today (May 17…

  8. Estonia's 'Everybody' Erupts At Eurovision

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An unexpected first-time victory for Estonia in the 46th annual Eurovision Song Contest caught record companies and music publishers off guard. There are no deals yet in place for the winning song, "E An unexpected first-time victory for Estonia in the 46th annual Eurovision Song Contest…

  9. France's Air Gets Trippy With New Source Album

    May 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, better known as French act Air, aren't delusional. They realize their new album, with its unexpectedly dark landscape, will take some fans by surprise. Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel aren't delusional. They realize their new album, with…

  10. May Brings New Album, Tour For Cray

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home," on May 15 through Rykodisc. It's the contemporary blues group's 12th studio album and second for the label. A U.S. tour behind the St The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home,…

  11. Plant, Neville Bros., More Set For WOMAD

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature appearances by Robert Plant, the Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, and festival co-founder Peter Gabriel. Set for July 27-29 This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature…

  12. Pop Gets Punchy On New Set

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop, who was among the featured performers at last weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., will in July release his latest studio album, "Beat 'Em Up" (Virgin). The Iggy Pop, who was among the featured performers at last weekend's…

  13. Fatboy Slim & Daft Punk Lead DanceStar Nominations

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations with five each. Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations…

  14. Fuerza!

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Originally edited by Virgin France, Fuerza! (Strength!) focuses mainly on Latin-influenced music—encompassing rock, rap, and reggae—made by European-based artists. Originally edited by Virgin France, Fuerza! (Strength!) focuses mainly on Latin-influenced music—encompassing rock, rap, and…

  15. The Magnet

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If for no other reason than the chance to hear new music by such genre icons as Millie Jackson, Isaac Hayes, the Dells, former Temptation Dennis Edwards, Manhattans mainstay Gerald Alston, and chanteu If for no other reason than the chance to hear new music by such genre icons as Millie…

  16. Germany's Rammstein Hopes 'Mutter' Helps Cross Borders

    April 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's been three years since German sextet Rammstein broke through in the States on the strength of fiery live performances and the hypnotic single "Du Hast." According to songwriter/guitarist It's been three years since German sextet Rammstein broke through in the States…

  17. Germany's Rammstein Hopes 'Mutter' Helps Cross Borders

    April 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's been three years since German sextet Rammstein broke through in the States on the strength of fiery live performances and the hypnotic single "Du Hast." According to songwriter/guitarist Richard It's been three years since German sextet Rammstein broke through in the…

  18. Joseph Arthur Moving Along On New Albumd

    April 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur is hard at work on his third album for Peter Gabriel's Virgin-distributed Real World label. Speaking backstage after an opening slot for Coldplay last night (April 9) i Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur is hard at work on his third album for Peter Gabriel&…

  19. Sigur Ros Inks Deal With MCA Subsidiary

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Icelandic ambient rock outfit Sigur Ros has signed a North American licensing deal with MCA subsidiary Pias. The first release under the deal will be a reissue of the group's recent album "Agaetis Byr Icelandic ambient rock outfit Sigur Ros has signed a North American licensing deal…

  20. Offspring Drafts Pals For U.S. Tour

    March 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Offspring will be joined by many on its Conspiracy Of One tour, which includes several spring festival dates in the U.S. in April and May and heads off to France in June. The Southern California-b The Offspring will be joined by many on its Conspiracy Of One tour, which includes several…

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