1. Thomas Hampson, baritone; San Francisco Symphony and Chorus/Michael Tilson Thomas

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the Americana music boomlet going on right now, perhaps the public is more ready than ever for the avant-Americana of Charles Ives (1874-1954). With the Americana music boomlet going on right now, perhaps the public is more ready than ever for the avant-Americana of Charles Ives (1874…

  2. Moby Opts For More Warmth, Less Attitude

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind that listeners can "take home and embrace." Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the…

  3. Linda Eder's 'Gold': Her Crossover Album?

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" (her sixth recording overall), could actually be her debut for the label. For the first time, the artist has created a collection of songs th In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" …

  4. Wonderfully Made

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST This talented Georgia pop/rock outfit has a knack for creating vibrant music, with the end result immensely appealing. This talented Georgia pop/rock outfit has a knack for creating vibrant music, with the end result immensely appealing. This tradition is continued on Wonderfully Made, a…

  5. Eminem Film Angers Residents

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Residents of Highland Park, Mich., are burning mad because a film crew torched a house as part of rapper Eminem's upcoming movie "8 Mile." The house was set afire as part of a key point in the film, w Residents of Highland Park, Mich., are burning mad because a film crew…

  6. Canadian Mainstream Embraces Swollen Members

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST The recent enthusiastic embrace by mainstream audiences in Canada of Vancouver-based hip-hop duo Swollen Members -- alias MCs Mad Child and Prevail -- means the act has assuredly lost its long-held (a The recent enthusiastic embrace by mainstream audiences in Canada of Vancouver-based hip-hop…

  7. 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…

  8. Billboard Bits: Alanis Morissette, Megadeth, Kiss

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alanis Morissette, Megadeth, Kiss Alanis Morissette has named her upcoming album and is offering one of its tracks for free download. The Canadian vocalist's third Maverick set, tentatively due Nov. 13, will be titled "Under Rug Swept." Fans can access a streaming Real…

  9. 'Superhero' McKnight Plans U.S. Tour

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed dates for the intimate theatre tour extend through Nov. 18 in Jacksonville, Fla., although the run is expected R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed…

  10. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Britney/Justin, Mozart

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love's theft, Britney and Justin's shopping, and Mozart's poisoning. More than $100,000 in jewels and other items were stolen from Courtney Love's Vancouver hotel suite while she was on the set of a movie, her manager says. Among the items said to have…

  11. Controversial Madonna Video Hits Oxygen

    March 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Madonna's controversial video for "What It Feels Like For A Girl" will be shown in its entirety several times on the Oxygen TV network beginning tomorrow (March 23), Billboard Bulletin reports. MTV an Madonna's controversial video for "What It Feels Like For A Girl…

  12. Madonna Video Spurned By MTV, VH1

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Once again, a Madonna video has run afoul of MTV censors -- this time, because of violence, not sexual content. MTV and sister station VH1 will only air the pop superstar's new video -- "What It Feels Once again, a Madonna video has run afoul of MTV censors -- this time, because of…

  13. Morgan Heritage Offers 'More Teachings'

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST On "More Teachings," venerable reggae troupe Morgan Heritage offers its signature "One Love" lyrics over a blend of richly varied musical influences that will please loyalists while also courting a On "More Teachings," venerable reggae troupe Morgan Heritage…

  14. Morgan Heritage Offers 'More Teachings'

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST On "More Teachings," venerable reggae troupe Morgan Heritage offers its signature "One Love" lyrics over a blend of richly varied musical influences that will please loyalists while also courting a wi On "More Teachings," venerable reggae troupe Morgan Heritage…

  15. R.E.M.'s Peter Buck To Tour With Minus 5

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck will join his sometimes colleagues in the Minus 5 for a short U.S. tour and a March 13 appearance on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien." The dates, scheduled to begin in Seatt R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck will join his sometimes colleagues in the Minus 5…

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