1. Anglo Files

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gearing Up For Island Clubbing Island Clubbers Pack Their Cases With much of the U.K. and Europe now basking in a wave of summer sun, the island clubbing season is well underway. And with many British promoters expanding their horizons further afield than the established haunts of Ibiza,…

  2. Napster's Latest Legal Blow: Appeal Rejected

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected Napster's appeal of a February appellate ruling that upheld an earlier finding that the file-swapping service is liable for copyri The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected Napster's…

  3. Yazbek Jumps From 'Full Monty' to 'Damascus'

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Yazbek plans to use the notoriety he gained through "The Full Monty" -- even without winning a Tony -- to push "Damascus," the July 10 What Are Records? (W.A.R.?) release by his rock band, simpl When "The Producers" swept the Tony Awards June 3, one man…

  4. There's an Angel Watching You

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A non-denominational set based on faith, not religious beliefs, There's an Angel Watching You is steeped in all things angels. A non-denominational set based on faith, not religious beliefs, There's an Angel Watching You is steeped in all things angels. Masterminded by producer…

  5. Billboard Bits: Napster/Grand Royal, Shaggy, T. Hip

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Napster, Grand Royal, Shaggy, and Tragically Hip's Gordon Downie The Beastie Boys-run Grand Royal label has teamed with embattled file-swapping company Napster to promote Grand Royal artists online via free downloads. The first track available is "Smokewood," the title…

  6. Artists Named To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne Warwick is going into the hall even though she didn't write a word of her biggest hits, including "Do You Know the Way The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne…

  7. U2 To Return To North America This Fall

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 is plotting a return to North America for a fresh round of arena shows this fall, following a 33-date summer European run, Billboard Bulletin reports. "There is a distinct possibility we will be ba U2 is plotting a return to North America for a fresh round of arena shows this fall,…

  8. Staind Fends Off Radiohead, St. Lunatics At No. 1

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG) experienced a 25% sales drop, yet manages to squeak its way past a powerful debut by Radiohead's "Amnesiac" (Capitol) to spend a third straight week atop Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG)…

  9. Waterboys' Latest To See U.S. Release

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Critical darlings the Waterboys have signed with U.S. independent label Razor & Tie for domestic release of the Mike Scott-led band's latest album, "A Rock in the Weary Land." Released last year i Critical darlings the Waterboys have signed with U.S. independent label Razor…

  10. '80s Brit Popsters Team For Tour

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A veritable gold mine of a bill for any devotee of '80s British pop will hit the U.K. arena circuit in November. Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Nick Heyward, T'pau, Go West, and Heav A veritable gold mine of a bill for any devotee of '80s British pop will hit…

  11. Prince Confirms North American Tour

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prince has confirmed dates for a seven-week North American tour, which will kick off June 21 in Columbus, Ohio. The trek will follow Prince: A Celebration, a week-long affair at his Paisley Park Studi Prince has confirmed dates for a seven-week North American tour, which will kick off June 21…

  12. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

  13. The Complete Columbia Recordings

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For generations of musicians and historians, Mildred Bailey remains the most important female jazz singer of the pre-Billie Holiday/Ella Fitzgerald swing era. For generations of musicians and historians, Mildred Bailey remains the most important female jazz singer of the pre-Billie Holiday…

  14. Nice & Slow

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. On his sixth album, keyboardist Brian Culbertson delivers a feel-good set powered by a core group of…

  15. Ron Sexsmith Rocks Out On 'Blue Boy'

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron Sexsmith knew that his new album, "Blue Boy" (released June 5 by Cooking Vinyl/spinART), was going to be a significant depa As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron…

  16. Harper Celebrates 60 With Plant, Page

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday Sunday (June 10) with an intimate, star-studded show at London's Royal Festival Hall. Harper, whose actual birthd Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter Roy Harper will celebrate his 60th birthday…

  17. The Anglo Files

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Channel 4 On The Road, Italian Dance, Ashley Beedle, and more. Sheffield On The Map Again With connections to kitsch revivalists All Seeing I and subversive beat combo Add N to (X), I Monster are no strangers to chart success. The group's current single, "Daydream in Blue,"…

  18. Roni Size, BT, Oakenfold Line Up For Mekka

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New Deal are among the top electronic music acts confirmed for the inaugural Mekka festival, set to kick off Aug. Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New…

  19. Spinal Tap Brings Rock, Guests To NYC

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. Frontm Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at…

  20. Hot Product

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Radiohead, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams, St. Lunatics, and more. Forget The Past Just eight months since the release of the often confounding "Kid A" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart…

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