1. 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…

  2. Staind Makes Mark On U.K. Chart

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock act Staind pulled off a major achievement on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 26) when its Flip/Elektra set "Break the Cycle" debuted at No. 1 -- despite the fact that the band has yet t U.S. rock act Staind pulled off a major achievement on the U.K. album chart…

  3. Five Earns Another No. 1 In The U.K.

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Going more than a year between singles can be a risky business in the fast-moving world of U.K. pop. But RCA boy band Five showed no reduction in power in returning to the chart at No. 1 yesterday (Au Going more than a year between singles can be a risky business in the fast-moving world of U…

  4. The Band's Garth Hudson Files For Bankruptcy

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Garth Hudson, founding member of seminal rock act the Band, has filed for bankruptcy for a third time and faces foreclosure on his home in New York's Hudson Valley. Garth Hudson, founding member of seminal rock act the Band, has filed for bankruptcy for a third time and faces foreclosure…

  5. So Solid Crew Races To No. 1 In The U.K.

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT London garage collective So Solid Crew -- featuring MCs such as Megaman and Romeo, plus DJs such as Oxide and Dan the Man -- made its expected arrival at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (A London garage collective So Solid Crew -- featuring MCs such as Megaman and Romeo, plus DJs…

  6. Anglo Files

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Profile of producer/MC Roots Manuva. Hip Hop's Hope: Roots Manuva Being lumbered with the dubious title of "of U.K. hip-hop's savior" might have sent some individuals spiraling into panic. South London producer/MC Roots Manuva (real name Rodney Smith) shrugged off the…

  7. Keys, David, Gorillaz Up For MTV2 Award

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorillaz, India.Arie, Jurassic 5, and Mudvayne are nominated for the inaugural MTV2 award, to be presented Sept. 6 at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorillaz, India.Arie, Jurassic 5, and Mudvayne are…

  8. Fatboy's 'Weapon' Leads VMA Nominations

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," directed by Spike Jonze and starring actor Christopher Walken, leads the nominees for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards with nine nominations. The clip is The video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," directed by…

  9. Robbie Holds On At No. 1 In The U.K.

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Showing uncharacteristic stability for the fast-moving U.K. market, four of last week's top five singles held their positions on the singles chart yesterday (July 22), as Robbie Williams remained at N Showing uncharacteristic stability for the fast-moving U.K. market, four of last week&…

  10. Exclusive: Bizkit Takes Back Seat To Durst's Films

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those awaiting a new Limp Bizkit album will have to wait a little longer. Fresh from directing the debut video for Puddle of Mudd, the new act on his Interscope imprint Flawless, Bizkit frontman Fred Those awaiting a new Limp Bizkit album will have to wait a little longer. Fresh from…

  11. Billboard Bows New Electronic Chart

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com today (July 19) introduces a brand-new chart that lists the most-popular electronic music albums in the U.S. The <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/charts/electronic.jsp">Top El Billboard.com today (July 19) introduces a brand-new chart that lists the…

  12. Billboard Bits: 1910 Fruitgum Co., Herman Brood, T. Rex

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on 1910 Fruitgum Co., Herman Brood, T. Rex Late '60s bubblegum group 1910 Fruitgum Company has reformed around two of its original members, drummer Floyd Marcus and guitarist Frank Jeckell (the latter of whom, in the spirit of full disclosure, is a cousin of Billboard.com senior…

  13. 'Marmalade' Propels 'Moulin Rouge' To Platinum

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Interscope soundtrack to the summer musical film "Moulin Rouge" has been certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 mil The Interscope soundtrack to the summer musical film "Moulin Rouge" has…

  14. System Of A Down Unleash 'Toxicity' On Aug. 14

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act System of a Down has readied its sophomore American/Columbia album, "Toxicity" for an Aug. 14 release. The 14-track album, produced by the band with American label head Rick Rubin, was w Hard rock act System of a Down has readied its sophomore American/Columbia album, …

  15. 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),…

  16. Movie Theme Madness On U.K. Singles Chart

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Movie songs continue to hold sway on the new U.K. singles chart, as the multi-artist remake of LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade" (Interscope/Polydor) from "Moulin Rouge" goes straight to No. 1, while Faith H Movie songs continue to hold sway on the new U.K. singles chart, as…

  17. Poll: It's Going To Be A 'Beautiful' Summer

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U2 single "Beautiful Day" is the leading contender for "ubiquitous unofficial song of the summer" for 2001, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. The song, the lead single from the The U2 single "Beautiful Day" is the leading contender for …

  18. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Ahmet Ertegun, Sugar Ray, "Lady Marmalade" FOUNDERS AND COMPOSERS: Earlier this year, Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun collected a No. 1 songwriting credit on The Billboard Hot 100, thanks to the success of "Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon. How Ertegun…

  19. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on top songs of the year, Lee Ann Womack, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: With the first half of the calendar year coming to a close, it's a good time to review which songs have advanced to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 during 2001. Seven different titles have moved…

  20. 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)…

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