1. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Fu Manchu, Warren Haynes

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Fu Manchu, Warren Haynes Performing his first concert in New York since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Bob Dylan left no doubt last night (Nov. 19) about his fondness for the Big Apple and its citizens. As he finished his nearly two-hour set, Dylan addressed the Madison…

  2. Jam Bands Unite For Vann Benefit

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Phish bassist Mike Gordon, former God Street Wine guitarist/vocalist Lo Faber, keyboardist John Medeski, and avant-garde turntablist DJ Logic were among the musicians that gathered Sunday night at New Phish bassist Mike Gordon, former God Street Wine guitarist/vocalist Lo Faber, keyboardist…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  4. Warren Haynes Flourishes As He Keeps The Mule Alive

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet that has helped make Warren Haynes perhaps the hardest-working man on the so-called jam-band circuit. It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet…

  5. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  6. Ja Rule Feels No 'Pain' At No. 1

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected, to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally with "Pain Is Love" (Murder Inc./Def Jam). The set Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected…

  7. Phish Fans Help Native American Music Programs

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Mockingbird Foundation, founded by fans of rock act Phish, awarded a $4,760 grant to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, based in Traverse City, Mich. The tribe plans to use th The Mockingbird Foundation, founded by fans of rock act Phish, awarded a $4,760 grant to the…

  8. The Grand Pecking Order

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Oysterhead—Phish's Trey Anastasio (guitar), Primus' Les Claypool (bass), and ex-Police man Stewart Copeland (drums)—largely sidesteps the clichÉs of rock supergroups on its studio Oysterhead—Phish's Trey Anastasio (guitar), Primus' Les Claypool (bass), and ex-Police man…

  9. Anastasio, Claypool, Copeland Peer Inside Oysterhead

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, and Stewart Copeland would lead to a 13-track studio recording and a tour under Few people could have predicted that an impromptu April 2000 New Orleans jam session among…

  10. Hot Product

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Oysterhead, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, George Jones, Billy Joel, and more. Life Is 'Grand' What began as an impromptu jam between Phish's Trey Anastasio, Primus' Les Claypool, and the Police's Stewart Copeland last spring in New Orleans has grown…

  11. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…

  12. Gov't Mule Goes Off 'The Deep End'

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1," its first studio album since the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=874281">August 2000 death</A> of fo Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1,…

  13. Anastasio Recording With Touring Band

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has nearly completed recording the basic tracks for a studio album with the eight-piece band which backed him on a recent North American tour, Billboard.com can reveal. Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has nearly completed recording the basic tracks for a studio…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D Colombian pop rocker Juanes has been added to the list of performers for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. Juanes leads the nominations with seven, including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. As…

  16. Oysterhead Emerges For Album, Fall Trek

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist Les Claypool, and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland, will on Oct. 2 release its Elektra debut album, " Oysterhead, the alt-rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Primus…

  17. Six Live Phish Shows Headed To Retail

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hibernating jam-band juggernaut Phish and Elektra Records will kick off the Live Phish series of CD releases Sept. 18 with the release of five full concerts on a total of 14 discs. A sixth show will f Hibernating jam-band juggernaut Phish and Elektra Records will kick off the Live Phish…

  18. Sugar Ray Concert Heads To Big Screens

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A company intending to show live broadcasts of concerts and other events on movie screens is launching its service with an Aug. 15 Sugar Ray concert. The performance will take place live at the Tabern A company intending to show live broadcasts of concerts and other events on movie screens is…

  19. Govt' Mule, Roots Head For The Summit

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule, the Roots, the String Cheese Incident, Burning Spear, and the Funky Meters are among the acts set to play at the Summit, a three-day music festival held the weekend of Aug. 17-19 at Mariav Gov't Mule, the Roots, the String Cheese Incident, Burning Spear, and the Funky…

  20. Billboard Bits: Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play The Wetlands Preserve, a staple of the New York music club scene for more than a decade, will close its doors for good on Sept. 15. The club blames "gentrification" in its Tribeca neighborhood for spiraling rent costs; the building "…

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