1. Live by Request

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Sixty albums into a career of remarkable longevity, Kenny Rogers releases his first live effort on his own Dreamcatcher label. Sixty albums into a career of remarkable longevity, Kenny Rogers releases his first live effort on his own Dreamcatcher label. The 17-song collection—recorded in…

  2. Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Meticulously remastered in state-of-the-art 24-bit sound, the two-disc Echoes comes close to achieving the impossible task of encapsulating the essence of perhaps the most ambitious and enduringly suc Meticulously remastered in state-of-the-art 24-bit sound, the two-disc Echoes comes close to…

  3. Blind Pig Records—25th AnniversaryCollection

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST San Francisco's Blind Pig Records— which actually started in the basement of an Ann Arbor, Mich., blues joint in 1977—proudly celebrates its imminent 25th anniversary with a glorious sin San Francisco's Blind Pig Records— which actually started in the basement of an Ann Arbor, Mich.…

  4. Tenacious D Balancing Film, Touring

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- is finally tasting the success it has been bragging about for years. While its self-titled Epic debut is at No. 105 in its seventh week The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- is finally tasting the…

  5. Matador Readies Richard Hell Collection

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Matador is planning an early 2002 release for a double-CD set collecting early material by founding Television, Heartbreakers, and Voidoids member Richard Hell. The currently untitled package will inc Matador is planning an early 2002 release for a double-CD set collecting early material by…

  6. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  7. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  8. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  9. Limp Bizkit Nabs Trio Of MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit rolled on with three key victories at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2001, presented last night (Nov. 8) at Frankfurt's Festhalle, Billboard Bulletin reports. Fred Durst's nu-metal outfit was Limp Bizkit rolled on with three key victories at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2001…

  10. Jackson's 'Invincible' To Debut At No. 1

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's long awaited Epic album "Invincible" will debut at No. 1 on this week's The Billboard 200 on sales of 366,300 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The set has already bowed at Michael Jackson's long awaited Epic album "Invincible"…

  11. 'Tribute To Heroes' CD, Video Due Dec. 4

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group -- will collaborate for the Dec. In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG),…

  12. George Strait Takes 'The Road Less Traveled'

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled." So the obvious opening question for the reticent Strait -- whose represen George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his…

  13. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi Country artist Travis Tritt, Broadway star Audra McDonald, vocal group the Manhattan Transfer, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will perform at the 78th annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, set for Dec. 6 on the Ellipse near…

  16. All-Star Album Features New Harrison Track

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his much-publicized battle with cancer will be featured on "Small World Big Band," the new album by British musician and broadcaster J George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his…

  17. Gravity Kills Finds Sanctuary

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based ac After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning…

  18. Listen.com Inks Indie Deals

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Online music company Listen.com has entered into content licensing deals with 19 independent labels for use of their music on Rhapsody, the on-demand streaming subscription service it is developing, B Online music company Listen.com has entered into content licensing deals with 19 independent…

  19. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Travis are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. They join previously announced performers Destiny's Child, Basement Jaxx, Blink…

  20. Chuck Berry Recording New Album

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Legendary guitarist Chuck Berry is recording a new album, his first with new material in 20 years, in a St. Louis studio in celebration of his recent 75th birthday. Berry tells Billboard he hopes that Legendary guitarist Chuck Berry is recording a new album, his first with new material in 20…

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