1. W.C. Handy Awards Line Up Top Blues Talent

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown are confirmed to perform at the 22nd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards ceremony. Hosted by Dr. John, the May 24 affair Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and…

  2. Radiohead Takes 'Amnesiac' To Buddy Lists

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead fans will soon be able to have information on the revered U.K. rock act delivered to them directly online, thanks to a new promotion between Capitol Records and Active Buddy Inc. The "instan Radiohead fans will soon be able to have information on the revered U.K. rock act…

  3. Wellwater Conspiracy Unfurls 'Scroll'

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even after a grueling 75-date tour of Europe and North America, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron wasted no time getting back into the studio.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Even after a grueling 75-date tour of Europe and North America, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron wasted no time getting…

  4. Moby Unveils Plans For Area: One Festival

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here earlier this month, Moby has recruited a host of major acts from a wide variety of music genres for the inaugural Area: One festival tour, which will hit 16 North American markets As first tipped here earlier this month, Moby has recruited a host of major acts from a wide…

  5. Hot Product

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Janet Jackson, the Bee Gees, Tim McGraw, Case, Blind Boys Of alabama, and more. 'All' You Ever Wanted Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) is the follow-up to 1997's chart-topping "The Velvet Rope." The title track is in its…

  6. Mogwai, Bardo Pond Pair For Summer Tour

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Instrumental-leaning Matador labelmates Mogwai and Bardo Pond will team for a month of North America dates, beginning May 24 in Philadelphia. A number of shows are still tentative, but performances in Instrumental-leaning Matador labelmates Mogwai and Bardo Pond will team for a month of North…

  7. Wellwater Conspiracy Unfurls 'Scroll'

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even after a grueling 75-date tour of Europe and North America, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron wasted no time getting back into the studio. He and cohort John McBain (ex-member of Monster Magnet) quic Even after a grueling 75-date tour of Europe and North America, Pearl Jam drummer Matt…

  8. Up Close & Personal

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York radio personality Angie Martinez crosses over to the other side with her debut set, Up Close & Personal. New York radio personality Angie Martinez crosses over to the other side with her debut set, Up Close & Personal. On one hand, the album is what one might expect—an all…

  9. Your Woman

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Everybody loves the sunshine, said jazzer Roy Ayers, and 25 years later, that sentiment rings true with Soulife/Atlantic's debut act, Sunshine Anderson. Everybody loves the sunshine, said jazzer Roy Ayers, and 25 years later, that sentiment rings true with Soulife/Atlantic's debut…

  10. McCartney Discusses Land Mines With Powell

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney pushed for the worldwide eradication of land mines during a meeting yesterday (April 19) with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in Washington, D.C., but evidently made no headway on Paul McCartney pushed for the worldwide eradication of land mines during a meeting yesterday …

  11. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Gorillaz, Skunk Anansie

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Tank Girl, Damon Albarn, Blur, Dan the Automator, Cibo Matto, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Skunk Anansie Paul McCartney tops U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times' annual list of the country's wealthiest musicians. The former Beatle's personal fortune…

  12. Edwin McCain Readies New Album, Tour Plans

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain will on June 19 release his fourth Lava/Atlantic album, "Far From Over." McCain, who has gained a reputation as a hard-working touring act by performing more than 300 da Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain will on June 19 release his fourth Lava/Atlantic…

  13. Nelly Furtado Added To Area One Festival

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming Canadian vocalist Nelly Furtado has been added to the Area One festival, Billboard.com has learned. As first reported here, the event is the brainchild of Moby and his management team, a Up-and-coming Canadian vocalist Nelly Furtado has been added to the Area One festival,…

  14. Sade To Tour Behind 'Lovers Rock'

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nigerian-born songbird Sade will take her band on a 30-date summer tour of North America, of which seven West Coast dates have been confirmed. The R&B singer will begin the jaunt in Vancouver on J Nigerian-born songbird Sade will take her band on a 30-date summer tour of North America, of…

  15. Weezer's 'Hash Pipe' Smoking At Rock Radio

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Hash Pipe," the first single from Weezer's long-awaited "The Green Album" (Geffen/Interscope), has quickly caught fire at U.S. rock radio stations. In its first week, the track is already in the top- "Hash Pipe," the first single from Weezer's long…

  16. Ocean Colour Scene Heads To U.S. With 'Wonder'

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Britpop mainstay Ocean Colour Scene will kick off a four-city U.S. tour May 1 at the Metro in Chicago. That day will also see the stateside release of the group's fourth album, the 11-track "Mechanica Britpop mainstay Ocean Colour Scene will kick off a four-city U.S. tour May 1 at…

  17. Plant Plucks Alternative Musicians For Tour

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has scheduled a handful of European dates this month, to be followed by a brief North American tour in May and June. Plant will be backed on the jaunts by Strange Se Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has scheduled a handful of European dates this month, to…

  18. Michael Jackson Plans Star-Studded NYC Show

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop is celebrating his 30th anniversary as a solo artist with a regal concert. A spokesperson for Michael Jackson announced yesterday (April 16) that the superstar will be feted Sept. 7 at The King of Pop is celebrating his 30th anniversary as a solo artist with a regal concert. A…

  19. Papa Roach Cancels 12 Tour Dates

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Papa Roach has canceled the second leg of its North American tour, which was slated to begin April 24 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and run until May 12 in Las Vegas, in order to give drummer David Buckner Papa Roach has canceled the second leg of its North American tour, which was slated to begin…

  20. Super Furry Animals Go 'Around The World'

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a little help from a former Beatle, Welsh popsters Super Furry Animals are set to release their fifth studio album July 16 in the U.K. on new label Epic. The set, titled "Rings Around the World," With a little help from a former Beatle, Welsh popsters Super Furry Animals are…

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