1. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  2. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop…

  3. Betty Blowtorch Singer Killed

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, died Saturday while riding in a speeding car that went out of control on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. Halstead, 36, died around 5:30 a Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, died Saturday while riding in…

  4. Bowie Bolts Virgin, Launches Indie Label

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock artist David Bowie has opted not to renew his contract with Virgin Records, and has instead launched his own independent label, ISO. Based in London and New York, the label will be home t Veteran rock artist David Bowie has opted not to renew his contract with Virgin Records, and…

  5. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. But it's his elder fellow Mississippian Charley…

  6. Top Electronic Acts Set For New Years In L.A.

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT will headline the Center of the Universe New Year's Eve dance festival on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. About a half mile stretch of Hollywoo Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT will headline the Center of the…

  7. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  8. Rosa Mundi

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tabor keeps it simple and atmospheric with Rosa Mundi, a collection of songs that, in one way or another, allude to roses. Tabor keeps it simple and atmospheric with Rosa Mundi, a collection of songs that, in one way or another, allude to roses. Tabor is joined in this admirable effort by Huw…

  9. The Who Draft Page, Plant, Oasis & More For Benefits

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb. 5-9 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with a cast of fellow rock heavyweights in tow. The Who will perform Feb. 7-8, while The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb.…

  10. AOL Time Warner CEO Levin Steps Down

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST AOL Time Warner Inc.'s CEO Gerald Levin will step down in May 2002 and co-COO Richard Parsons will replace him, the company announced today (Dec. 5). Parsons' fellow COO Robert Pittman will become the AOL Time Warner Inc.'s CEO Gerald Levin will step down in May 2002 and co-COO…

  11. J. Lo, Kid Rock, Ja Rule To Sing For U.S. Troops

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST MTV will pair with the United Service Organizations (USO) to produce the 90-minute holiday televised concert "For the Troops: An MTV/USO Special," set to air Jan. 1 in the U.S., and featuring performa MTV will pair with the United Service Organizations (USO) to produce the 90-minute…

  12. Country, Pop Up For People's Choice Honors

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are populated with a nearly equal mix of country and pop artists. Country artists dominate the male musical performer slate as The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are…

  13. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

  14. Buck Trial Begins In London

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck staggered around a plane, got stuck between seats, and covered himself in yogurt after downing 15 glasses of red wine on a flight to the U.K., a London court was told today R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck staggered around a plane, got stuck between seats, and covered…

  15. Ozzy's Broken Leg Forces 'Mayhem' Tour Break

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has suffered a stress fracture in his leg, forcing him to postpone 10 dates on his current Merry Mayhem tour. Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has suffered a stress fracture in his leg, forcing him to postpone 10 dates on his current Merry Mayhem tour , according to a…

  16. Three Star-Studded Shows To Benefit L.A. Clinic

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST A trio of December concerts featuring the likes of Elton John, Sting, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Third Eye Blind, and Jaguares, will be staged to benefit Los Angeles' Hollywood-Sunset Free Clinic. The A trio of December concerts featuring the likes of Elton John, Sting, the Red Hot Chili…

  17. Las Vegas Entertainers Stage USO Benefit

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Las Vegas resort entertainers made music and magic together for the first time yesterday (Nov. 11) during a sold-out benefit for the United Service Organizations (USO). "People think Las Vegas is hear Las Vegas resort entertainers made music and magic together for the first time…

  18. Update: 'Prankster' Ken Kesey Dies

    November 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed against authority in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and orchestrated an LSD-fueled bus ride that helped immortalize the era, died Satu Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed…

  19. 'Britney' Bursts From Gate, But Stores Look For More

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' "Britney" (Jive), released Tuesday in the U.S., is posting impressive numbers and is expected to debut at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200, but retailers aren't exactly celebrating, Britney Spears' "Britney" (Jive), released Tuesday in…

  20. Billboard Bits: American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more American Head Charge guitarist Dave Rogers was arrested Wednesday after playing a set completely nude during the Pledge of Allegiance tour stop at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Rogers was arrested backstage for public…

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