1. Hot Product

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from System Of A Down, Orbital, Jeff Carson, and more. 'Toxic' Sounds System Of A Down drops one of the most anticipated hard rock albums of the year this week with "Toxicity," its sophomore American Recordings set. The 14-track album, produced by the…

  2. Backstreet Boys File Hits In 'Chapter One'

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys have set an Oct. 23 release date for their first Jive greatest hits album, "Chapter 1." On the same day, the group will issue an accompanying VHS/DVD collection, details of which h The Backstreet Boys have set an Oct. 23 release date for their first Jive greatest…

  3. Billboard Bits: Diamond Rio, M. Jackson, J. Winter

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Diamond Rio, M. Jackson, J. Winter Country act Diamond Rio will host its 10th annual the Rio @ Hermitage celebrity golf tournament Sept. 11 in Old Hickory, Tenn., outside of Nashville. Among those slated to take part are fellow country artists Trace Adkins and Larry Stewart, comedian…

  4. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  5. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  6. Beatles Hotel To Open In Liverpool

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beatles fans with a ticket to ride will soon be able to book themselves into Liverpool's Hard Day's Night Hotel. The hotel, scheduled to open in 2003, will feature 120 rooms, each with a mural relatin Beatles fans with a ticket to ride will soon be able to book themselves into…

  7. Universal, Sony, EMI Plan Super Audio CD Titles

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show in Berlin that it will release a number of titles in the new Super Audio CD (SACD) Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA)…

  8. Dylan Rolls Out Six-Week Fall Tour

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his forthcoming Columbia album "Love and Theft," due Sept. 11 in North America. The trek, beginning Oct. 5 in Spokane, Wash Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his…

  9. Star-Filled Who Show Headed To DVD

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded benefit performance by the Who at London's Royal Albert Hall last November will be released Sept. 25 in DVD and VHS form. "The Who & Special Guests, Live at the Royal Albert Hall" f A star-studded benefit performance by the Who at London's Royal Albert…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Janet Jackson/America link, jumps to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, and Five's U.K. chart feats. 'VENTURA' GOVERNS: The trio known as America had a couple of No. 1 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 -- "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair.…

  11. Jackson Becomes 'Invincible' In October

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, Michael Jackson's first studio album in six years will be released Oct. 30 in the U.S. and Canada, and a day earlier internationally. Titled "Invincible," the Epic album will As tipped here last week , Michael Jackson's first studio album in six…

  12. Brubeck Guides 'Piano Jazz' Onto TV

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is teaming up again with jazz great Dave Brubeck, but this time they're taking the show to television. Marian McPartland, the host of the award-winning The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is…

  13. Butthole Surfers Get 'Weird'

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Butthole Surfers' forthcoming album, "Weird Revolution," due Aug. 28 via Hollywood Records, is a return to raucous, experimental form for the band, one that could delight both followers of the gro Throughout the 20-year span of their career, the Butthole Surfers have not so…

  14. 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…

  15. My World

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Nashville is pulling out all the stops to help break this Georgia songbird, and if truth be told, it has a lot to work with. Capitol Nashville is pulling out all the stops to help break this Georgia songbird, and if truth be told, it has a lot to work with. Thomson co-wrote eight of…

  16. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Alient Ant Farm FLYING SOLO: For the second consecutive week, Alicia Keys is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit, "Fallin'" (J). Keys is the sole writer and producer of the song. The last No. 1 hit to have only one writer and…

  17. Lights Dim On ELO Fall Tour

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne has canceled its fall tour due to poor ticket sales, according to building managers. "It went off with a giant thud. We sold 750 seats the first day [of sales] Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne has canceled its fall tour due to poor ticket…

  18. Weezer Bassist In Psychiatric Hospital

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Weezer bassist Mickey Welsh has checked into a psychiatric hospital, believed to be in his hometown of Boston. "We unfortunately still don't know what's wrong with [Welsh], and continue to find it ver Weezer bassist Mickey Welsh has checked into a psychiatric hospital, believed…

  19. Slipknot, SOAD 'Pledge' Rock For Fall Tour

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot and System of a Down's inaugural Pledge of Allegiance tour will kick off Sept. 14 in Rosemont, Ill., several weeks earlier than its previously announced start date of Oct. 1. Rammstein and Mu Slipknot and System of a Down's inaugural Pledge of Allegiance tour will kick off…

  20. 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…

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