1. The Frogs/Evening Primrose

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A must-have for Sondheim fans, this disc unearths two of his lesser-known gems. A must-have for Sondheim fans, this disc unearths two of his lesser-known gems. First is the world-premiere recording of The Frogs, a modern spin on Aristophanes' Greek comedy, originally staged in a Yale…

  2. Boney James Takes Guest Artists For A 'Ride'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz. Not this time around. The saxophonist's upcoming Warner Bros. release, "Ride" (Oct. 23), carries a decidedly more R&B be When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz.…

  3. Stevie Wonder Sued For Palimony

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder's ex-girlfriend has filed a $30 million palimony lawsuit against him, claiming that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Angela McAfee alleges in a lawsuit filed yesterday (Oct. 4 Stevie Wonder's ex-girlfriend has filed a $30 million palimony lawsuit against him…

  4. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  5. California Senate To Study 'Seven-Year Statute'

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The California State Senate will hold a hearing Sept. 5 in Sacramento, Calif., to begin investigation of the so-called "Seven-Year Statute," Billboard Bulletin reports. Don Henley and Courtney Love ar The California State Senate will hold a hearing Sept. 5 in Sacramento, Calif., to…

  6. Update: Boyz II Men Signs With Arista

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B act Boyz II Men has left Universal and signed a new five-album deal with Arista Records, where it will reteam with label head Antonio "L.A." Reid, who worked as a songwriter and produc Veteran R&B act Boyz II Men has left Universal and signed a new five-album…

  7. Hot Product

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Maxwell, Nathan Larson, Tom McRae, Bill Janovitz, Robbie Fulks, and more. 'Now' Or Never Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more…

  8. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who…

  9. Bobby Brown Suffers Seizure

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Bobby Brown was rushed to a Morristown, N.J., hospital in the early hours of yesterday (Aug. 8) morning to receive treatment for a seizure. Brown's wife, fellow performer Whitney Housto R&B singer Bobby Brown was rushed to a Morristown, N.J., hospital in the early…

  10. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee Hard rock act Papa Roach is asking its fans to submit material for a forthcoming DVD/home video, due this fall on DreamWorks. Anything from live bootleg footage to personal testimonials are welcome, and can be sent to the band at P.O. Box 691389, Los…

  11. Sheryl Crow Cancels Michigan Concert

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A surgical procedure has forced singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow to cancel her second concert in Michigan this summer. The William Morris Agency, which represents Crow, said she would not make her schedu A surgical procedure has forced singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow to cancel her second concert…

  12. Billboard Bits: Slash, Blues Foundation, and more

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Slash, Blues Foundation, Toby Keith, Gatlin Brothers Former Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash is the latest musician to sign onto the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute shows taking place Sept. 7 and 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden. "I am so excited about working with…

  13. Billboard Bits: Neil Diamond, Dead Kennedys, COC

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Diamond, Dead Kennedys, COC The next episode of A&E's performance program "Live by Request" will feature legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond, Billboard Bulletin reports. He'll take the stage July 28 at Sony Music Studios in New York; the performance…

  14. Surfers Plan 'Weird Revolution'

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Austin, Texas, experimental rockers the Butthole Surfers will resurface Aug. 28 with the release of their ninth full-length album and first for Hollywood/Surfdog, "Weird Revolution." Austin, Texas, experimental rockers the Butthole Surfers will resurface Aug. 28 with the release of…

  15. Eminem Draws 1 Year Of Probation

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem (real name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III) received one year of probation today (June 28) in a Pontiac, Mich., courtroom for a weapons charge authorities say stemmed from a dispute with a r Rapper Eminem (real name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III) received one year of probation today …

  16. Paulina Rubio Aims To Cross Over

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Latin star Paulina Rubio plans to follow her successful "Paulina" album with an English-language album, and has just kicked off a U.S. tour. When Paulina Rubio was a little girl, she asked for permission to redecorate the house while her mother -- Mexican film star Susana Dosamantes…

  17. 'Jay & Silent Bob' Assemble Eclectic Soundtrack

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal soundtrack to director Kevin Smith's "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is turning out to be a wide-ranging compilation. Due out Aug. 14, th Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal…

  18. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, and more

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Tenacious D Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics star in "Rip Van Nelly," a new online Macromedia Flash game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wakes up under the St. Louis Arch after a 20-year nap, and users…

  19. Judge Denies Eminem's Mom's Request

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A judge has denied a request by Eminem's mother to collect more money for settling a pair of lawsuits against the rap superstar. Debbie R. Mathers-Briggs tried to change attorneys and protest efforts A judge has denied a request by Eminem's mother to collect more money for settling…

  20. Corgan Signs On For New Order Shows, Album

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has found a part-time summer job. A spokesperson for the bald-headed rocker confirms he will join veteran U.K. electronic pop group New Order as a tourin Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has found a part-time summer job. A…

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