1. Tim McGraw Joins The 'Circus'

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum, Tim McGraw rebounded with a vengeance. For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum,…

  2. Billboard Bits: CFF, Fuel, Raffi, Nona Gaye

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Cambridge Folk Festival, Raffi, Fuel, Billy Gilman, Asleep At The Wheel, Nona Gaye Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman&…

  3. Madonna Ties Fab Four On Singles Honor Roll

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) -certified gold single (for U.S. sales of 500,000 copies) of "Don't Tell Me" now under her belt, Madonna has pulled neck-and-neck with the Beatl With a Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) -certified gold…

  4. Stereophonics Plan North American Jaunt

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Welsh trio Stereophonics have confirmed dates for a two-week electric tour of the U.S., kicking off May 14 in San Francisco. The 11 dates will follow the April 17 release of the band's third full-leng Welsh trio Stereophonics have confirmed dates for a two-week electric tour of the U.S.,…

  5. Travis Turns 'Invisible' In June

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Travis' long awaited third album, "The Invisible Band," has been confirmed for a June 12 release by Epic. The set will be preceded by first single "Sing," due for commercial release in the U.K. on May Travis' long awaited third album, "The Invisible Band,…

  6. Television Leads Noise Pop Chicago Lineup

    March 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST The nine-year-old San Francisco-based Noise Pop Festival is headed to Chicago for the second time May 9-13. The star-studded lineup is led by the newly reunited New York underground rock legends Telev The nine-year-old San Francisco-based Noise Pop Festival is headed to Chicago for the second…

  7. Def Jam Gets 'Fast And Furious'

    March 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Def Jam Records will reprise its relationship with Universal Films this June by producing the star-studded soundtrack to the action flick "Fast And Furious." Due June 5, the soundtrack features hip-ho Def Jam Records will reprise its relationship with Universal Films this June by…

  8. A 'Whole New' Shawn Colvin

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album with "complete terror" ultimately worked for her.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album…

  9. A 'Whole New' Shawn Colvin

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album with "complete terror" ultimately worked for her. "Whole New You," due March 27 from Columbia, was "diffi Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn…

  10. Semisonic Plays With 'Chemistry'

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chemistry may be difficult to define, but that unseen spark that creates an electric attraction between elements is undeniably crucial to a band's sound and, ultimately, its success. Chemistry may be difficult to define, but that unseen spark that creates an electric attraction between…

  11. Semisonic Plays With 'Chemistry'

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chemistry may be difficult to define, but that unseen spark that creates an electric attraction between elements is undeniably crucial to a band's sound and, ultimately, its success. Semisonic has al Chemistry may be difficult to define, but that unseen spark that creates an electric…

  12. Steely Dan's Grammy Grab Followed By Platinum Pickup

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Steely Dan's Giant set "Two Against Nature" was certified platinum last week by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of 1 million copies. The sales mark Veteran rock act Steely Dan's Giant set "Two Against Nature"…

  13. David Gray's 'Lost Songs' Hit The U.S. In April

    March 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Following its huge success in England and Ireland, David Gray's "Lost Songs 95-98" will be released April 17 via ATO in North America. The album is certified quadruple platinum in Ireland, and in Engl Following its huge success in England and Ireland, David Gray's "…

  14. 'NOW 6' Collects Hits From Britney, Shaggy, J. Lo

    March 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST The sixth U.S. installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" compilation series will feature a host of current pop, R&B, and modern rock hit singles. Due out April 3, the set will feature son The sixth U.S. installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!…

  15. Zeppelin, Aerosmith Mine RIAA Diamonds

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's 1969 self-titled Atlantic debut and Aerosmith's 1980 collection "Aerosmith's Greatest Hits" (Columbia) each earned Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) diamond awards with F Led Zeppelin's 1969 self-titled Atlantic debut and Aerosmith&…

  16. Hot Product for Monday, March 5, 2001

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Aerosmith, Eve, Delbert McClinton, Pam Tillis, Blake Babies, Amy Ray. 'Push' Harder Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" (Columbia) is the first self-produced album of the band's career. And if the success of first single "Jaded" (in its…

  17. Jane's Addiction, Weezer Head Coachella Lineup

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Mos Def, the Roots, and a host of top electronic and DJ acts are confirmed for the second Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Mos Def,…

  18. Living End 'Rolls On' With Aussie Punkabilly Sound

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager coming of age in Australia, he didn't follow the music of the day but instead opted for the classic sounds of '50s When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager…

  19. Living End 'Rolls On' With Aussie Punkabilly Sound

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager coming of age in Australia, he didn't follow the music of the day but instead opted for the classic sounds of '50s roc When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager…

  20. New Album, DVD On Tap From Powerman 5000

    February 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Powerman 5000 are in a Los Angeles studio working on the follow-up to "Tonight The Stars Revolt," the band's 1999 platinum-certified sophomore album. Bandleader Spider One, bassist Dorian 27, guitaris Powerman 5000 are in a Los Angeles studio working on the follow-up to "…

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