1. Best of the Vanguard Years

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Culled from banjo virtuoso/investment banker/label entrepreneur Alison Brown's four Vanguard releases (1990-96), Best of the Vanguard Years is an intriguing portrait of a confident yet still-evolving Culled from banjo virtuoso/investment banker/label entrepreneur Alison Brown's four…

  2. Old Souls & Wolf Tickets

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Columbia launches a year-long celebration of La Streisand's 40th anniversary with the label by issuing a 40-song, career-spanning double-CD. Columbia launches a year-long celebration of La Streisand's 40th anniversary with the label by issuing a 40-song, career-spanning double-CD.…

  3. Old Souls & Wolf Tickets

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about Brian Jones' bones rolling in the grave, Old Souls & Wolf Tickets' very first track makes it clear that you're in for a With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about…

  4. Bono Everywhere At Economic Forum

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Every year at the World Economic Forum, there's a leader or two who stands out, courted by the rich and famous -- and the media. In years past, Madeline Albright, Yasser Arafat, Bill Clinton, and Geor Every year at the World Economic Forum, there's a leader or two who stands out,…

  5. Imbruglia Resurfaces On 'White Lilies Island'

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Several months after its international release, Natalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island," will be issued March 5 in North America by RCA. "Island," the follow-up to the former Austra Several months after its international release, Natalie Imbruglia&…

  6. Patti Smith Gets Anthologized

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation set of Patti Smith's 27-year recording career. "Land 1975-2002," a two-CD package, will include a "hits" disc of material culled from h Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation…

  7. The Who: Together Again, For A Good Cause

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who -- vocalist Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, and bassist John Entwistle -- is about to hit the stag Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who…

  8. Trail Of Dead Taking 'Source' On Tour

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Austin, Texas-based rock quartet ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has lined up a 20-date U.S. tour in support of its Interscope debut, "Source Tags & Codes," due Feb. 26. Austin, Texas-based rock quartet ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has lined up a 20…

  9. Hot Product

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Nitin Sawhney, KRS-One, Elbow, and more. 'All That' Jazz Nine Inch Nails' concert CD/DVD/VHS "And All That Could Have Been" (Nothing) documents the tour in support of 1999's chart-topping "The Fragile."…

  10. Busta Rhymes Takes 'Genesis' On Tour

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J Records debut, "Genesis." The trek begins Thursday (Jan. 25) in Worcester, Mass., and wraps March 16 in Binghamton, N.Y. The Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J…

  11. Billboard Bits: U2, Trey Anastasio, Jill Scott, Megadeth

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on U2, Trey Anastasio, Jill Scott, Megadeth U2 has teamed with retailer Target to offer "U2 7," an exclusive seven-track mini album featuring B-sides and rarities. The album, which carries a retail price of $6.99, will be available at all Target locations beginning Tuesday (Jan…

  12. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…

  14. Third Chuck E. Weiss Album Due

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the release of his third album, "Old Souls & Wolf Tickets" (Rykodisc). The album is the follow-up to 1999's Tom Waits-produ The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the…

  15. Betty Blowtorch Singer Killed

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, died Saturday while riding in a speeding car that went out of control on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. Halstead, 36, died around 5:30 a Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, died Saturday while riding in…

  16. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. But it's his elder fellow Mississippian Charley…

  17. Colvin, Vega On New Folkways Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky will be featured on the two-disc, 34-track Smithsonian Folkways release "Fast Folk: A Communi Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka,…

  18. Daniels Making 'Sweet' Music On Sparrow

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Though he recently celebrated his 65th birthday, Charlie Daniels shows no sign of slowing down. Combining staunch patriotism, unwavering faith, and Southern rock swagger, Daniels continues to keep aud Though he recently celebrated his 65th birthday, Charlie Daniels shows no sign of slowing…

  19. 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…

  20. Eve, Ice Cube Team In 'Barbershop'

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Eve will make her feature acting debut opposite rapper/actor Ice Cube in MGM's comedy "Barbershop" for first-time director Tim Story. Rounding out the barbershop quartet are comedians Cedric th Rapper Eve will make her feature acting debut opposite rapper/actor Ice Cube…

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