1. McGuinn Returns To Folk Roots On 'Treasures'

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the leader of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn spent much of the '60s reconstructing folk music by applying to it the backbeat and textures of rock. More than three decades later, he is performing an almos As the leader of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn spent much of the '60s reconstructing…

  2. Jay Farrar Spreads His Solo Wings

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar, the band's former leader, has no dramatic stories to tell. After the lauded group finished its final tour early Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar,…

  3. Gorillaz Grab Six MTV Europe Nominations

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of guest stars, grabbed six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be handed out Nov. 8 at the Festhalle in Fran Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of…

  4. David Ball Is 'Riding' A Hit, 'Amigo'

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game. Just ask David Ball as he watches "Riding With Private Malone" cruise up Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, from N There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game…

  5. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find…

  6. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  7. Jarre Looks To Wind Energy For Live Show

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine park with all of the electricity produced by wind energy, his management Cream Creative Management tells Billbo Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine…

  8. Gov't Mule Goes Off 'The Deep End'

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1," its first studio album since the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=874281">August 2000 death</A> of fo Gov't Mule will release "The Deep End Vol. 1,…

  9. Wyman Sings, Writes, Archives The Blues

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman has spent his recent years playing, archiving, listening, interviewing, and writing about the music that acted as the ba With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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 …

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.…

  20. 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,…

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