1. Beach Boys Love & Johnston Carry On

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT marks the 40th anniversary of the first release by the Beach Boys, the closest America came to producing a band who matched the Beatles in terms of artistic innovation and commercial impact. 2001 marks the 40th anniversary of the first release by the Beach Boys, the closest America came…

  2. Marilyn Manson Asked To Cancel Denver Gig

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson, who was accused by some of influencing Columbine (Colo.) High School killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, has been asked to cancel a Denver appearance this summer. The church-affilia Marilyn Manson, who was accused by some of influencing Columbine (Colo.) High School killers…

  3. Bertelsmann Researching Napster Security Systems

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Digital World Services (DWS) says it is testing two security systems for Napster. DWS, which handles download technology for RCA parent Bertelsmann AG, also says Napster is on track for the launch of Digital World Services (DWS) says it is testing two security systems for Napster. DWS, which…

  4. Billboard Bits: Little Steven, Sigur Ros, Henry Rollins

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Little Steven, Sigur Ros, and Henry Rollins E Street Band member Little Steven Van Zandt has taken a 50% stake in New York garage-rock label Cavestomp! Records. Label founder Jon Weiss says the guitarist and "Sopranos" co-star will oversee A&R for the label. He adds that…

  5. Dear Louis

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Louis Armstrong not only set the benchmark for jazz soloing for all who would follow—he also made sure everyone around him had a good time. Louis Armstrong not only set the benchmark for jazz soloing for all who would follow—he also made sure everyone around him had a good time. On his sixth…

  6. Lissette En Vivo!

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In a career that spans more than 25 albums, Lissette had, until now, never released a live album. In a career that spans more than 25 albums, Lissette had, until now, never released a live album. Lissette en Vivo! seeks to remedy this by including two full-length CDs that contain three…

  7. Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Retrospectives like this two-disc, 44-song anthology usually culminate a celebrated artist's career, but 1999 Billboard Century Award honoree Emmylou Harris' tenure is going stronger than ever with he Retrospectives like this two-disc, 44-song anthology usually culminate a…

  8. Trouble In Shangri-La

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nicks' first solo set in five years positions the rock legend as this year's comeback equivalent to Carlos Santana. Nicks' first solo set in five years positions the rock legend as this year's comeback equivalent to Carlos Santana. Offering her strongest material since her…

  9. Let Me Be

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rasha's captivating voice takes a modernist excursion with Let Me Be. Rasha's captivating voice takes a modernist excursion with Let Me Be. The Sudan-born singer's recording career took off in 1998 with the release of Sundaniyat, a debut that leaned heavily on traditional…

  10. The Electric Mile

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On his fifth and most confident album yet, G. On his fifth and most confident album yet, G. Love continues marrying rootsy blues with modern influences in the church of hip-hop; this time out, he adds touches of classic rock and psychedelia, among other references. The opening track, "…

  11. The Negatives

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT During the '80s, Lloyd Cole was the thinking-teen's heartthrob, effectively waxing sensitive and poetic over jangly guitar-pop melodies. During the '80s, Lloyd Cole was the thinking-teen's heartthrob, effectively waxing sensitive and poetic over jangly guitar-pop melodies.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Barenaked Ladies, Bon Jovi, and more

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Barenaked Ladies, Bon Jovi, Marcus Miller, Billy Higgins Barenaked Ladies fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the band's upcoming North American tour via a special Internet pre-sale offer. Beginning May 10 at 7 a.m. ET through 10 p.m. PT, half of the available…

  13. Exclusive: Rhino Plans Elvis Costello Reissues

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records will reissue Elvis Costello's Columbia and Warner Bros. catalog as a series of augmented two-CD sets, including a full disc of alternate, rare, and previously unreleased material, Billbo Rhino Records will reissue Elvis Costello's Columbia and Warner Bros. catalog as a…

  14. Henry Hitches Tour Rides With Byrne, Harris

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming tours. First he'll open for David Byrne's entire North American trek in support of his new Virgin album "Look Into the Eyeball" ( Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming…

  15. Big Easy Airport May Honor Louis Armstrong

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans International Airport may soon bear the name of the city's most famous native son, jazz legend Louis Armstrong. The new name -- Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport -- could b New Orleans International Airport may soon bear the name of the city's most famous…

  16. Staind, Cold, Puddle Of Mud Team For Tour

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Staind has drafted Flip labelmate Cold as well as Puddle of Mud (signed to Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst's Flawless imprint) for the Open Your Eyes tour, kicking off Tuesday (May 8) in Toront Hard rock act Staind has drafted Flip labelmate Cold as well as Puddle of Mud …

  17. Nikka Costa Goes Beyond Family Ties

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa, the twenty-something singer/songwriter could have easily used the family name to jumpstart her own career st Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa,…

  18. Music Stars Race To Erase MS

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, and Gloria Estefan are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Keeping the Dream Alive - RACE to Erase MS." Due June 5 through Epic, the album will benefit the Na Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, and Gloria Estefan are among the artists who…

  19. Madonna Cancels Tour Openers In Germany

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Madonna has canceled June 5-6 concerts in Cologne, Germany, the first scheduled stop of her Drowned World Tour, blaming a technical snafu. The international star will instead inaugurate the tour June Madonna has canceled June 5-6 concerts in Cologne, Germany, the first scheduled stop of her…

  20. Maverick Malo Planning Solo Turn

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mavericks singer Raul Malo plans to record his debut solo album in one scant week. Starting May 14, the artist will head into a Los Angeles recording studio with producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and Mavericks singer Raul Malo plans to record his debut solo album in one scant week. Starting…

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