1. Elton To Host Star-Studded AIDS Benefit

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has set Dec. 12 as the date for The Concert - 20 Years of AIDS," an all-star event to benefit <A HREF=" http://www.apla.org" TARGET="new">AIDS Project Los Angeles</A> and the <A HREF="http: Elton John has set Dec. 12 as the date for The…

  2. Sean Lennon Signs With Capitol

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to the back catalog of his late father John, as well as his mother, Yoko Ono. Lennon, who released his debut albu Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to…

  3. Zoolander

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The multi-act recording accompanying Ben Stiller's latest movie vehicle is a wildly uneven, though often exhilarating, rollercoaster ride through old and new material. The multi-act recording accompanying Ben Stiller's latest movie vehicle is a wildly uneven, though often…

  4. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  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. Artists Step Up To Aid Victims Of Tragedies

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While many artists cancelled concerts last week after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., several that soldiered on used the events to raise mo While many artists cancelled concerts last week after terrorists attacked the World Trade…

  7. Amos Taking 'Strange Little Girls' On The Road

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Armed with only a piano, Tori Amos will support her upcoming Atlantic album, "Strange Little Girls," with a North American tour due to kick off Sept. 28 in West Palm Beach, Fla. As previously reported Armed with only a piano, Tori Amos will support her upcoming Atlantic album, "…

  8. Earth, Wind & Fire To Stress Healthcare On U.S. Tour

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire will celebrate its 30th anniversary next month with the Cool Blue September tour, due to launch Sept. 1 at the National Car Rental Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Sponsored by ph Earth, Wind & Fire will celebrate its 30th anniversary next month with the Cool Blue…

  9. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Wainwright, Graham Coxon

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Loudon and Rufus Wainwright, Graham Coxon R.E.M. has been added to the list of performers for the 15th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, to be held this October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. As previously reported , Pearl Jam and event organizer…

  10. 500 Performers Lined Up For Bumbershoot

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta Lynn, and Taj Mahal, are confirmed to appear Seattle's 31st annual Bumbershoot festival, taking place Aug. 31-Se A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta…

  11. Wotapalava Tour Cancelled

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This summer's gay-themed <A HREF="http://www.wotapalava.com" TARGET="new">Wotapalava tour</A>, which was to hit 18 U.S. cities throughout July and August, has been "postponed" until next year. This summer's gay-themed Wotapalava tour , which…

  12. Marc Almond Steps Into The Light.

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marc Almond has always lurked in the shadows, waxing poetic about dark fantasies and brooding over bittersweet affairs. So it comes as something of a shock to hear "Glorious," the first single from hi Marc Almond has always lurked in the shadows, waxing poetic about dark fantasies…

  13. Joan Osborne Takes On Troubadour Style

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan Osborne has been able to sustain her career through steadfast touring and well-received live performances. As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan…

  14. Staind Fends Off Radiohead, St. Lunatics At No. 1

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG) experienced a 25% sales drop, yet manages to squeak its way past a powerful debut by Radiohead's "Amnesiac" (Capitol) to spend a third straight week atop Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG)…

  15. Poll: Ozzfest Ranks As Most Anticipated Rock Fest

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Black Sabbath-headlined Ozzfest is this summer's most anticipated rock festival tour, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. The outing -- which will also feature mainstage acts Mar The Black Sabbath-headlined Ozzfest is this summer's most anticipated rock…

  16. Rufus Wainwright Strikes 'Poses' On Second Set

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright is not ashamed of the fact that he likes to be noticed. To that end, he's crafted "Poses" -- released June 5 by DreamWorks -- an album on which he deftly walks the line between the qu Rufus Wainwright is not ashamed of the fact that he likes to be noticed. …

  17. Hot Product

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Radiohead, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams, St. Lunatics, and more. Forget The Past Just eight months since the release of the often confounding "Kid A" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart…

  18. Sinead O'Connor Bolts Wotapalava Tour

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has backed out of a planned mainstage berth on this summer's gay-themed Wotapalava tour, citing "unforeseeable family commitments." The news was broken to tour organizers just hours be Sinead O'Connor has backed out of a planned mainstage berth on this…

  19. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Hip-Hop Summit, Wotapalava, Dave Navarro Rap mogul Russell Simmons is calling on hip-hop's power brokers to attend a June 12-13 summit in New York that will focus on the lyrics, content, and advertising of the music. Simmons says the event -- which will include participation from…

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