1. Bowie Has Believers For 'Heathen'

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When it was time for David Bowie to choose a new home for his music -- not to mention his fledgling ISO label -- he went with the label that didn't strive to render him a hit machine. He chose Columbi When it was time for David Bowie to choose a new home for his music -- not to mention…

  2. Update: Bowie Plays Booking Agent For Meltdown

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival, including Coldplay, Gorillaz, Suede, Mercury Rev, Supergrass, Pete Yorn, and Badly Drawn Boy. The event, which runs Jun David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival ,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond series of films. The MGM feature is the 20th…

  4. Harrison Makes 'Sweet' Return To U.K. No. 1

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST As anticipated in midweek sales data, the late George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" (Parlophone) vaulted back to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 20), following the reissue of the classic As anticipated in midweek sales data, the late George Harrison's "My…

  5. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  6. Lollapalooza Returning After 5-Year Layoff

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction leader Perry Farrell is planning to return Lollapalooza to the summer festival circuit in 2002, according to a representative from the William Morris Agency, which co-owns the tour. W Jane's Addiction leader Perry Farrell is planning to return Lollapalooza to the…

  7. White Stripes Sign With V2

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Detroit garage rock duo the White Stripes have a signed a two-album deal with New York-based V2 Records, home to Moby, the Black Crowes, and Mercury Rev. The agreement, essentially a licensing deal th Detroit garage rock duo the White Stripes have a signed a two-album deal with New York-based…

  8. Folds, Clem Snide Team For Tour

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pop pianist Ben Folds and Brooklyn, N.Y.-based indie rock outfit Clem Snide will embark on a tour of the U.S. in late November. Folds wrapped the first leg of his initial solo U.S. tour just two weeks Pop pianist Ben Folds and Brooklyn, N.Y.-based indie rock outfit Clem Snide will embark on a…

  9. Billboard Bits: Johnny Cash, Wilco, Isaac Stern

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Johnny Cash, Wilco, and Isaac Stern. Country legend Johnny Cash was released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital yesterday (Oct. 22), according to his management company, Artists Consultants, Inc. The 69-year-old singer was admitted to the hospital Oct. 7 with bronchitis and was…

  10. Mercury Rev Takes 'Dream' On Tour

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North American dates in support of its latest V2 album, "All Is Dream." The trek begins Nov. 22 in Toronto and wraps Dec. 12 Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North…

  11. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  12. Mercury Rev Creates An Upbeat, Mythic World

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mercury Rev lead singer Jonathan Donahue is perfectly willing to accept that "monsters want souls" and "vampires want blood," as he sings on new single "Nite and Fog." These mythic images, not convent Mercury Rev lead singer Jonathan Donahue is perfectly willing…

  13. Crowd Injuries Halt Eminem Festival Performance

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Police had to temporarily stop an Eminem performance Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, after 45 people were injured when the audience surged forward as the rapper came on stage. None of the injuries were Police had to temporarily stop an Eminem performance Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, after 45…

  14. New Mercury Rev Album Honors Producer Nitzsche

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Experimental rockers Mercury Rev have completed work on the follow up to 1998's critically lauded "Deserter's Songs." A tribute to late producer Jack Nitzsche, the Buffalo, N.Y.-bred band's forthcomin Experimental rockers Mercury Rev have completed work on the follow…

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