1. Craig David Plans 2002 North American Tour

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST U.K. 2-step sensation Craig David has confirmed dates for his first full-scale North American tour. Due to kick off Jan. 29 at Billboard Live in Miami, the Armani Jeans-sponsored tour will last throug U.K. 2-step sensation Craig David has confirmed dates for his first full-scale North…

  2. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

  3. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  4. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

  5. Bowie Bolts Virgin, Launches Indie Label

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock artist David Bowie has opted not to renew his contract with Virgin Records, and has instead launched his own independent label, ISO. Based in London and New York, the label will be home t Veteran rock artist David Bowie has opted not to renew his contract with Virgin Records, and…

  6. Dando At Work On Solo Set

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of activity on his calendar in the coming months. The artist, who will close 2001 with four shows on the East Coast, Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of…

  7. Robbie Williams Reigns Over U.K. Charts

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams is Britain's undisputed chart king of the week. Yesterday (Dec. 16), his Chrysalis "Swing When You're Winning" album started a fourth week at the top of the U.K. album chart, and yield Robbie Williams is Britain's undisputed chart king of the week.…

  8. Subways Are for Sleeping

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST "While the future waits, the present swings," Carol Lawrence sings in "Comes Once in a Lifetime," the second-act showstopper from Subways Are for Sleeping. "While the future waits, the present swings," Carol Lawrence sings in "Comes Once in a Lifetime,"…

  9. AOI:Bionix

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Like most in hip-hop's first generation, the members of De La Soul (Dave, Posdnuos, and Maseo) probably grew up watching '70s TV shows The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Like most in hip-hop's first generation, the members of De La Soul (Dave, Posdnuos, and Maseo)…

  10. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. But it's his elder fellow Mississippian Charley…

  11. Born on the 24th of July

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST British tunesmith/producer/DJ Charles Webster has been concocting beats and rhythms for dancefloors since the mid-'80s. British tunesmith/producer/DJ Charles Webster has been concocting beats and rhythms for dancefloors since the mid-'80s. In the past, he recorded under numerous…

  12. Billboard Bits: Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, Joe Walsh

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, and Joe Walsh. The Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Inc., founded by hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Mos Def to promote literacy and use the arts, education, history, and science to promote culture, will host its inaugural benefit…

  13. Breeders Confirm 2002 Album, Tour

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST After years of dormancy, alternative rockers the Breeders have announced a February release for their forthcoming third studio album and have confirmed plans to tour the U.S. in early 2002. While the After years of dormancy, alternative rockers the Breeders have announced a February release…

  14. Death Cab, Dismemberment Plan Team For Tour

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Two of the most popular bands in the independent rock scene are teaming for a North American tour. Death Cab For Cutie and the Dismemberment Plan will hit the road for a five-week trek beginning Feb. Two of the most popular bands in the independent rock scene are teaming for a North American…

  15. Int'l Awards News: MuchMusic, MTV Europe, Chinese Music Awards

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Canada's 2002 MuchMusic Video Awards moved to June, the 2002 MTV Europe Awards to be held in Barcelona, and the eighth annual Chinese Music Awards (CMA) are to be held Jan. 25 at Beijing Capital Worke Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards, which have traditionally been held in September,…

  16. Merchant To Perform Live For Oxygen

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next Friday (Dec. 21). "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant" will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will be simultaneously Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next…

  17. MTV2 'Handpicks' New Compilation

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST MTV2 has partnered with Columbia Records to release its first compilation album, "MTV2 Handpicked," Billboard Bulletin reports. Due Jan. 22, the 18-track set will feature songs from acts that receive MTV2 has partnered with Columbia Records to release its first compilation album, …

  18. AOL Tunes Up MusicNet

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST America Online Inc. has demonstrated its version of the MusicNet digital music subscription platform. AOL Music senior VP and general manager Kevin Conroy referred to Wednesday's introduction of AOL P America Online Inc. has demonstrated its version of the MusicNet digital music…

  19. Dido, Coldplay Lead 'Roswell' Soundtrack

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the UPN TV series "Roswell," featuring the likes of Dido, Coldplay, Travis, and Zero 7, will see release Feb. 26 from Nettwerk America. The disc will also include songs by the Doves, The soundtrack to the UPN TV series "Roswell," featuring the likes of…

  20. 'Beware': Bow Wow Is Back

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST In between receiving BET and Nickelodeon awards, headlining a national tour, and receiving the key to the city of Camden, N.J., Lil' Bow Wow (aka Shad Moss) managed to record the follow-up to his debu In between receiving BET and Nickelodeon awards, headlining a national tour, and…

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