1. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Nickelback and Cliff Richard. DOUGH RE: 'ME': Enough people purchased the newly-released commercial single of Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" (Roadrunner) to send the single up two notches on The Billboard Hot 100, from No. 3 to No. 1. It'…

  3. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  4. B-52s Shoot For The 'Moon'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two-disc anthology from the original Athens, Ga., college-rock pranksters, the B-52s, due Jan. 15 from Rhino/Warner Bros. The set will "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two…

  5. Henley, Crosby Perform at Benefit

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Don Henley and David Crosby helped raise $300,000 for children of Merrimack Valley victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by headlining a concert last night (Dec. 5) at the Paul Tsongas Arena in Lo Don Henley and David Crosby helped raise $300,000 for children of Merrimack Valley victims…

  6. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  7. Ali

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Juxtaposing new and old, as well as various genres (R&B/soul, jazz, rock, Eastern, Arabic, and South Asian), this complement to the highly anticipated film starring Will Smith parallels legendary Juxtaposing new and old, as well as various genres (R&B/soul, jazz, rock, Eastern, Arabic…

  8. Billboard Bits: Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, Home Alive

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, and the second Home Alive benefit compilation. Reggae singer/rapper Shabba Ranks, the subject of a recent Sony/Legacy greatest-hits compilation, is recording a new album after a six-year self-imposed hiatus. Slated for early 2002, the as-yet-untitled set…

  9. George Harrison Dies At 58

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58. Harrison died George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual…

  10. Anthony, Sanz, Vives Set For NYC Latin Benefit

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, and Carlos Vives are among the artists who will perform at Hispanos Unidos Por New York ("Hispanics United for New York"), a Latin music benefit concert in New York. Set Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, and Carlos Vives are among the artists who will…

  11. Mission Of Burma Reforms After 19-Year Hiatus

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first shows in nearly 19 years Jan. 12 at New York's Irving Plaza and Jan. 18 at Boston's Avalon Ballroom. The gigs preceed a <a hr Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first…

  12. Boxing Thirty Years Of Kiss

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish. But the Kiss bassman admits that the band's long-desired boxed-set retrospective has been delayed over the years because It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish.…

  13. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

  14. Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Meticulously remastered in state-of-the-art 24-bit sound, the two-disc Echoes comes close to achieving the impossible task of encapsulating the essence of perhaps the most ambitious and enduringly suc Meticulously remastered in state-of-the-art 24-bit sound, the two-disc Echoes comes close to…

  15. Jonathan King Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Former pop star and music industry entrepreneur Jonathan King has been sentenced to seven years in jail in England for a series of sexual assaults against schoolboys. A jury at the Old Bailey in Londo Former pop star and music industry entrepreneur Jonathan King has been sentenced to seven…

  16. Hot Product

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Creed, Marc Anthony, Timbaland & Magoo, Mick Jagger, Sting, and more. 'Weather'ing The Storm "Everything about this record is turned up a few extra notches," Creed frontman Scott Stapp says about "Weathered," the modern rock trio&…

  17. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band'…

  18. Scorsese, PBS Working On Six-Part Blues Series

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part series that will air on PBS in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. A source says that unlike recent PBS series such as "Ken Burns Jazz" and Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part…

  19. The Sssound of Mmmusic

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST As a producer/remixer, Bertrand Burgalat has worked with such groups as Depeche Mode and Soul II Soul. As a producer/remixer, Bertrand Burgalat has worked with such groups as Depeche Mode and Soul II Soul. On his solo debut, he creates his own songs—and, in the process, his own brand of neo…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley in the U.K. and Celine Dion in France. ELVIS AND CLIFF: Steve Young of Hull, England, notes that the latest Elvis Presley single may only have debuted at No. 69 on this week's U.K. Singles chart, but "America the Beautiful" gives Elvis…

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