1. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  2. Folk Artist Mimi Farina Dies

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mimi Farina, Joan Baez's sister and an accomplished folk singer in her own right and founder of an organization that brought free live music to the sick and imprisoned, has died. She was 56. Mimi Farina, Joan Baez's sister and an accomplished folk singer in her own right and founder…

  3. New Order Dusts Off Live Show

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live show in more than two-and-a-half-years to 2000 fans at the Liverpool (England) Olympia. The performance, a war Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live…

  4. Pioneer Awards Honor Al Green

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 12th annual Pioneer Awards, presented by the charitable Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Scheduled for Oct. 4 at N R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 12th…

  5. 'Philip On Film': Glass Continues To Score

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beginning this summer and continuing well into 2002, Philip Glass' cinematic oeuvre will be celebrated with major premieres, an eight-city fall tour, and a deluxe retrospective boxed set from Nonesuch Since the curtain first rose on the cinematic art form, composers of classical music…

  6. Live Boasts New Attitude On 'V'

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Live's new album "V" (due Sept. 18 via Radioactive/MCA) is the group's most musically aggressive in its 15-year history. While Live's music and lyrics have always had a full-throttled intensity, "V" h The often spiritual, always intelligent music of Live…

  7. Joy Division's 'Soul' Celebrated With Box Set

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The legacy of seminal U.K. post-punk outfit Joy Division will be celebrated with the upcoming four-disc box set "Heartandsoul," due Aug. 7 in the U.S. on Rhino, but out since 1998 in the U.K. The coll The legacy of seminal U.K. post-punk outfit Joy Division will be celebrated with…

  8. Ringo Lines Up All Starr Band Itinerary

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario, and play nearly 30 dates before closing Sept. 2 in San Diego. As previously reported, the seventh edition of Starr's band Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario…

  9. Robert Earl Keen Hopes New Disc Will Defy 'Gravity'

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Already a monster act in his home state of Texas, singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen is making serious inroads in many other markets. Hopes are that Keen's new Lost Highway release, "Gravitational For Already a monster act in his home state of Texas, singer/songwriter Robert Earl…

  10. Iggy Pop Still Packs A Punch

    July 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With his new disc, "Beat 'Em Up," Iggy Pop says he was looking to create a garage-rock album that was also "kind of a '70s revival, classic rock album." At the same time, Virgin was hungry for an albu It's almost 6 p.m., and Iggy Pop is midway through his…

  11. Drawn From Life

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Over the years, Brian Eno has taken ambience into abstraction on such albums as 1997's The Drop and a more recent series of limited-edition releases drawn from his visual installation projects. Over the years, Brian Eno has taken ambience into abstraction on such albums as 1997's…

  12. "Mother-In-Law" Singer Ernie K-Doe Dies

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe died yesterday of liver failure at University Hospital in New Orleans. He was 65. R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe died yesterday of liver failure at University Hospital in New Orleans. He was 65. Born Ernest Kador Jr., he scored a No. 1 pop and R&B hit in 1961…

  13. Billboard Bits: John Lennon, Woody Allen, Crystal Method

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Lennon, Woody Allen, and the Crystal Method. Yoko Ono visited the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, England, today to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in honor of her late husband. The airport's new…

  14. 'Sounds Of Detroit' Lineup Announced

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As previously reported , Stevie…

  15. From the Heart

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This record marks a special homecoming for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys. This record marks a special homecoming for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys. Following the group's multitude of country hits, From the Heart sees the Boys—currently William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall, and…

  16. Volume 3: Further in Time

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT From the opening cinematic sweep of "North Part 1 & 2" to the dervish of "Colossus," Afro Celt Sound System's third album maps out its terrain where Irish bodhrans and uilleann pipes dance with Af From the opening cinematic sweep of "North Part 1 & 2"…

  17. Phish, Dead Honored With Jammys

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held last night (June 28) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish took home two of the most prestigious awards -- stu Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET Last year, Rykodisc introduced Nick Drake to a whole new audience following the use of "Pink Moon" in an advertisement for the Volkswagen Cabrio. Now, Mammoth is hoping for similar results with Britain's Wiseguys (led by producer Theo Keating),…

  19. MTV Will Play Controversial D12 Video

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After several days of negotiations with Eminem's Shady Records, MTV has agreed to air the "Purple Pills" video from Eminem's side group D12, but only during overnight hours. The network will begin sho After several days of negotiations with Eminem's Shady Records, MTV…

  20. Better Day

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The song "Live on Love" opens with the sound of Peter Holsapple laughing. The song "Live on Love" opens with the sound of Peter Holsapple laughing. It's an ironic moment, considering that Better Day—the third release by this supremely talented pop-rock sextet…

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