1. Billboard Bits: J. Lo, Silver Jews, Murder City Devils

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jennifer Lopez, Silver Jews, and the Murder City Devils Jennifer Lopez will perform two full shows -- her first ever -- Thursday (Sept. 20) and Friday at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The shows will be taped by NBC and will air in November as a…

  2. Love and Theft

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind. Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the follow-up to Bob Dylan's…

  3. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  4. Still Rock'n'Roll To Billy Joel?

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel hesitates to describe his first post-pop recording, "Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano" (due Oct. 2 from Columbia/Sony Classical), as a traditional classical music effort. Whi Billy Joel hesitates to describe his first post-pop recording, "Fantasies …

  5. The Columbia Studio Recordings,1964-1970

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme; Bookends; and Bridge Over Troubled Water—Paul Simon and Art Ga In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage,…

  6. Ultimate!

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The key selling point of this two-disc, 52-track set is major: It's the first Yardbirds collection to include all three of the immensely influential, ever-experimental English group's long-since beati The key selling point of this two-disc, 52-track set is major: It's the first…

  7. How'd a White Boy Get the Blues?

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Make no mistake, New York City guitarist Popa Chubby isn't your standard-issue blues guy. Make no mistake, New York City guitarist Popa Chubby isn't your standard-issue blues guy. "Daddy Played the Guitar and Mama Was a Disco Queen" opens in a dobro-inspired acoustic…

  8. Sundance Looks To Sparklehorse, Air, And More

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout October with three separate programs, one focusing on the directing work of four young filmmakers, another on animated clips, a The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout…

  9. Charges Against P. Diddy Dismissed

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' traffic stop on South Beach's Ocean Drive during Easter weekend won't cost him any more than the bills from his two lawyers. Combs' legal team won dismissal today (Sept. 5) of a Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' traffic stop on South…

  10. Lone Cannibal Gift Plans Solo Release

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K. pop act Fine Young Cannibals. The self-titled album, due out via MCA, was produced by David Z (FYC, Jody Wat Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K.…

  11. Billboard Bits: Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas over the weekend. Donations can be sent to the fund care of Merrily Newton at the Entertainment Industry Foundation, 11132 Ventura Blvd. Suite 401,…

  12. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  13. Disturbed Leads Music As A Weapon Tour

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chicago hard rock outfit Disturbed will headline a fall package tour called Music as a Weapon with fellow Ozzfest 2001 alums Drowning Pool and Systematic as well as young, aggressive newcomers Adema a Chicago hard rock outfit Disturbed will headline a fall package tour called Music as a…

  14. Hot Product

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Slipknot, Mary J. Blige, Bjork, Brian McKnight, and more. We're Not In 'Iowa' Anymore Few groups have anything in common with Roadrunner hardcore nonet Slipknot, which, in the three years since emerging from the very definition of the middle of…

  15. Billboard Bits: Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt Train and Fuel will take a break from their current tours to perform as part of the Sam Adams/VH1 World Class Summer Jam Saturday (Aug. 25) at the Fleet Pavilion in Boston. Tickets to the event are only available through radio station giveaways…

  16. Dave Matthews Band Preps New Live Album

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album, informatively titled "Live in Chicago 12/19/98." The two-disc, 16-song RCA set chronicles the group's performance at the cit Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album,…

  17. Dope Comes Back To 'Life'

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Glammed-up metal act Dope will return with its sophomore set, "Life," on Oct. 30 via Flip/Epic. For fans who need a Dope fix sooner, the album will be preceded by the single "Now or Never," which shou Glammed-up metal act Dope will return with its sophomore set, "Life…

  18. Hot Product

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Maxwell, Nathan Larson, Tom McRae, Bill Janovitz, Robbie Fulks, and more. 'Now' Or Never Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more…

  19. DMX' 'Depression' Set For September

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam has set a Sept. 25 release date for rapper DMX's fourth album, "The Great Depression." The 17-track set follows last year's "And Then There Was X," which debuted on top of The Billboard 200 an Def Jam has set a Sept. 25 release date for rapper DMX's…

  20. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Joel, Baez, Les Paul

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Radiohead, Billy Joel, Joan Baez, Les Paul Radiohead was forced to cancel two concerts in Centreville, Va., over the weekend due to flooding. The shows were scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 11-12) at Centreville's Bull Run Regional Park. Storms in the area late…

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