1. Bronchitis Knocks Nicks Off Tour

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Severe bronchitis has forced rock singer Stevie Nicks to postpone concerts last night (Aug. 21) and tonight at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. The former Fleetwood Mac singer experienced so Severe bronchitis has forced rock singer Stevie Nicks to postpone concerts last night (Aug.…

  2. Taj Mahal Street Naming Raises Community Ire

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Plans to rename a Springfield, Mass., city street in honor of blues musician and former resident Taj Mahal have run into a dead end. Following objections from people who live on Monroe Street, city co Plans to rename a Springfield, Mass., city street in honor of blues musician and former…

  3. Black Crowes Expand Fall Tour Plans

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes have expanded their fall North American tour itinerary, which kicks off Saturday (Aug. 25) in Green Bay, Wis., and will wrap Oct. 27 at New Orleans' Voodoo Music Festival. The group, The Black Crowes have expanded their fall North American tour itinerary, which kicks off…

  4. Anthony, Beck Lead TNT's Lennon Tribute

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony and Beck lead the list of artists who will celebrate the music of John Lennon during a TNT taping Sept. 20 at New York's historic Radio City Music Hall. "Come Together: A Night for John L Marc Anthony and Beck lead the list of artists who will celebrate the music of…

  5. Oysterhead Emerges For Album, Fall Trek

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist Les Claypool, and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland, will on Oct. 2 release its Elektra debut album, " Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus…

  6. Amid Protest Concerns, Latin Grammys Shift To L.A.

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a weekend of heated discussions among show organizers, city officials, and the local host committee, the second annual Latin Grammy awards, slated for Sept. 11, have been moved from Miami's Amer After a weekend of heated discussions among show organizers, city officials, and the…

  7. Outkast, Nelly Top Source Awards Winners

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Outkast and newcomer Nelly came out on top at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Aug. 20) in Miami Beach, Fla. Outkast snagged best artist of the year by a group and best live per Hip-hop duo Outkast and newcomer Nelly came out on top at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards…

  8. McCartney Tribute Album To Benefit Breast Cancer

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's solo material will be the subject of an upcoming tribute album dubbed "Listen To What the Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney." Due Oct. 9 from Oglio Paul McCartney's solo material will be the subject of an upcoming tribute…

  9. C-Murder Turns Himself In To Police

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder, the brother of No Limit Records mogul Master P, turned himself into Baton Rouge, La., police today (Aug. 17) and was awaiting booking for allegedly trying to fire a gun at a nightclub Rapper C-Murder, the brother of No Limit Records mogul Master P, turned himself into Baton…

  10. Sting Invites 200 For Live Album Taping

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sting has invited 200 lucky friends, family members, and contest winners to a private villa in Tuscany, Italy, for a Sept. 11 concert that will be taped for a live album and filmed for release on DVD. Sting has invited 200 lucky friends, family members, and contest winners to a private villa…

  11. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, and more

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, Cowboy Junkies, Fabrice Morvan Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, and Staind have been added to the performance line-up for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Spears, who also performed at last year's ceremonies, will debut a new song, "…

  12. Tool Beefs Up Fall Itinerary

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tool has tacked on 10 more shows to its fall North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Sept. 6 in St. Paul, Minn. No support act for the first 11 shows has been announced, but Tool has tacked on 10 more shows to its fall North American tour, which, as previously…

  13. Merengue Crew Grupomania Stays On Winning Streak

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Months after its March release, the band is still pushing its Universal label debut, "Grupomania 2050," nominated for best merengue album in the upcoming Latin Grammys. "Those guys are warriors," say It's a Friday morning at Miami's Airport Hilton, and the…

  14. Lit Tour To Follow Gravity Games Concert

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Lit will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 9 with a concert at the annual Gravity Games in Providence, R.I. Supported by Sound of Urchin, Lit's appearance will follow concerts by the Mighty M Modern rock act Lit will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 9 with a concert at the annual…

  15. Keys' 'Songs' Notch Double Platinum

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 million copies, respectively, Alicia Keys' debut a Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry…

  16. Alison Krauss Rides 'O Brother' Wave

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT True to her traditional release pattern, Alison Krauss is following a solo effort -- in this case 1999's fine "Forget About It" -- with "New Favorite," a collection that reunites her with the band Uni True to her traditional release pattern, Alison Krauss is following…

  17. Billboard Bits: New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan Revered U.K. electronic act New Order will give fans of preview of its forthcoming Reprise album, "Get Ready," Aug. 20 on streaming audio site Spinner.com . The site will allow fans to stream the album in its entirety from Aug. 20-Aug.…

  18. Chili Peppers Cancel Israeli Performance

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a performance later this month at Israel's Heat Wave Festival due to security fears, according to organizers. More than 15,000 tickets were already sold for the Aug. The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a performance later this month at Israel's Heat…

  19. Modest Mouse Gears Up For Tour With New EP

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock outfit Modest Mouse has lined up more than a month's worth of U.S. tour dates in support of a new EP, "Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks." The eight-song set, due Sept. 25 from Epic, i Indie rock outfit Modest Mouse has lined up more than a month's worth of…

  20. Hot Product

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Ozzfest tour, Phoebe Snow, the Derailers, a Twisted Sister tribute set, and more. The 'Ozz' Strikes Back "Ozzfest 2001 - The Second Millennium" (Epic) culls from live performances on this summer's ongoing Ozzfest hard rock festival tour.…

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