1. Love Sweet Love

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This duo, consisting of Bruce Allen and Allen Wiggins, has turned in another smooth, jazzy collection of tunes that will make listeners feel as cheery as springtime weather. This duo, consisting of Bruce Allen and Allen Wiggins, has turned in another smooth, jazzy collection of tunes that…

  2. Bono, Geldof Seek To Drop The Debt

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing support of Drop The Debt, a London-based organization committed to raising consciousness and encouraging cr U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bush, Sony Discos, Ours

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bush, Gavin Rossdale, Sony Discos, Billboard, Ours, Powderfinger Bush is hard at work on its fourth studio album in Los Angeles with producer Dave Sardy (Marilyn Manson, Dandy Warhols). As first tipped here last month, the as-yet-untitled set will mark the first fruit of the U.K.…

  4. Classical Brit Award Nominees Unveiled

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Conductor Sir Simon Rattle, tenor Russell Watson, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, and soprano Lesley Garrett each received two nominations for the Classical Brit Awards 2001, to be presented May 31 at Lond Conductor Sir Simon Rattle, tenor Russell Watson, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, and soprano…

  5. Eddie Van Halen Confirms Cancer Diagnosis

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has confirmed that he is undergoing treatment for cancer. In a statement posted on the veteran rock group's official Web site, he writes, "I'm sorry for having wait Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has confirmed that he is undergoing…

  6. Oakenfold Spears 'Swordfish' Soundtrack

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts on a one-man show on the soundtrack to "Swordfish," due June 5 on London/Sire. The film, starring John Travolta, Gabriel Byrne, and Halle Berry, hits U.S. theater World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts on a one-man show on the soundtrack to "…

  7. Phish Members Stay Busy During Hiatus

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish is on a hiatus of undetermined length, but its members remain as busy as ever. At the top of the list is guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio's summer tour with a seven-piece band, set to begin Jul Phish is on a hiatus of undetermined length, but its members remain as busy as ever. At…

  8. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…

  9. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink, Lionel Richie, Popstars 'LADY' FLASH: All four of the artists involved with the new version of "Lady Marmalade" have been in the top-10 of The Billboard Hot 100 before, although some have been there more than others.…

  10. Third Day Takes Home Five Dove Awards

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Georgia rockers Third Day took top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, presented last night at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The Essential Records act won five awards: Georgia rockers Third Day took top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Association…

  11. Joey Ramone Tribute Set For May 19

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The mother and brother of late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone have confirmed preliminary plans for a tribute concert for the artist, set for May 19 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The date would hav The mother and brother of late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone have confirmed preliminary…

  12. Son By Four Wins Big At Billboard Latin Awards

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Son By Four was the big success story of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented last night (April 26) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., as the culmination of the Billboa Son By Four was the big success story of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards,…

  13. Online Hip-Hop Awards Postponed

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Security concerns and other problems have caused the postponement of the fifth annual Online Hip-Hop Awards. Due to feature Redman, Missy Elliott, and Wyclef Jean, among other celebrities, the event w Security concerns and other problems have caused the postponement of the fifth annual Online…

  14. Paul Simon Taps Brian Wilson For Summer Tour

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon has invited fellow pop legend Brian Wilson to support his upcoming U.S. summer tour. The trek is set to kick off June 9 in Seattle and wrap July 24 in Wantagh, N.Y. Paul Simon has invited fellow pop legend Brian Wilson to support his upcoming U.S. summer tour. The trek is set to…

  15. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and…

  16. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Coachella Festival, Billy Idol, and Alice Cooper Artists and fans from across the globe will descend on Indio, Calif., Saturday (April 28) for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Staged by Southern California concert promoter Goldenvoice, the event returns with an eclectic…

  17. Janet Jackson World Tour Begins July 5

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson will begin her All For You World Tour 2001 on July 5 at the GM Place in Vancouver, Billboard.com has learned. Janet Jackson will begin her All For You World Tour 2001 on July 5 at the GM Place in Vancouver, Billboard.com has learned. The arena tour, produced worldwide by SFX,…

  18. Marc Anthony Plans 4 Albums In 2001

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony will simultaneously release two albums of new material in June. One will be a salsa set on Sony Discos; the other will be an English-language pop album on Columbia. The latter set will fe Marc Anthony will simultaneously release two albums of new material in June. One will be a…

  19. Country Kudos For Kenny

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers will receive a career achievement award at the 36th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 9 in Los Angeles. The award is periodically given to an artist who has had a substa Kenny Rogers will receive a career achievement award at the 36th annual Academy of Country…

  20. Sisqo, Electra To Host World Music Awards

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping R&B artist Sisqo and actress Carmen Electra will host the 2001 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. The 13th annual ceremony will take place May 2 at the French Riviera hotspot Le Spor Chart-topping R&B artist Sisqo and actress Carmen Electra will host the 2001 World Music…

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