1. Fatboy's 'Weapon' Leads VMA Nominations

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," directed by Spike Jonze and starring actor Christopher Walken, leads the nominees for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards with nine nominations. The clip is The video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," directed by…

  2. A Tribute To John Hartford Live From Mountain Stage

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This latest Blue Plate special from the popular Live From Mountain Stage series is a fine tribute to influential songwriter John Hartford. This latest Blue Plate special from the popular Live From Mountain Stage series is a fine tribute to influential songwriter John Hartford. Far more than…

  3. Gravelled and Green

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Dylanesque" may be too easy a label for critics to apply and, once earned, difficult for young bands to shake. "Dylanesque" may be too easy a label for critics to apply and, once earned, difficult for young bands to shake. But it's hard not to hear the echoes of…

  4. Aaliyah Returns To Music

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Being on the verge of superstardom is not all glitz and glamour. Just ask Aaliyah. The 22-year-old singer/actress is readying for a fast-paced day of interviews and photo shoots to promote her eponymo Being on the verge of superstardom is not all glitz and glamour. Just ask Aaliyah. The 22…

  5. Band Vibe Brings Joe Strummer Alive

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are waiting for feedback from friends, their record label, critics, and others. But, with his third solo album, "Global a Go-Go" (d Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are…

  6. Live Ozzfest Album Due In August

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A compilation album culled from live performances on this summer's ongoing Ozzfest hard rock festival tour, is due Aug. 14 via Divine Recordings/Epic, just two days after the tour's final show. The 16 A compilation album culled from live performances on this summer's ongoing…

  7. Johnston's 'Rejected' Album Finally Available

    July 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Rejected Unknown," a long completed but never properly released studio album by beloved singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston, is finally being made widely available. According to a spokesperson for the "Rejected Unknown," a long completed but never properly released studio…

  8. The Anglo Files

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chemical Bros. at Creamfields, Paul Oakenfold remixes 'Planet Rock,' and albums from Funky Lowlives, Badmarsh & Shri, and Spiritualized. Chemicals At Creamfields Following the success of the Irish leg of the Creamfields festival in Dublin last month (June 23), the Liverpool,…

  9. Hiatt Declares 'The Tiki Bar Is Open'

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is Open." His second album for Vanguard Records, the set is the follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated "Crossing Muddy Waters," Hiatt's first acou John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is…

  10. Sabbath's Post-Ozzfest Tour Called Off

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Black Sabbath has called off its planned post-Ozzfest tour after Epic Records demanded that Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne instead spend the time finishing his long-festering new solo album. According Black Sabbath has called off its planned post-Ozzfest tour after Epic Records demanded that…

  11. 'Sounds Of Detroit' Lineup Announced

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As previously reported , Stevie…

  12. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, WXPN, Russell Crowe

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, WXPN Singer Songwriter fest, Russell Crowe Michael Jackson is expected to help in the search for Sabrina Aisenberg, who vanished from her crib as an infant nearly four years ago. It seems a plea for help from parents Steve and Marlene Aisenberg has caught the…

  13. Res Is Ready To Play

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Res may be from Philadelphia, but don't count her debut effort, "How I Do" (MCA, June 26), as part of the city's recent neo-soul movement. Res may be from Philadelphia, but don't count her debut effort, "How I Do" (MCA, June 26), as part of the city's…

  14. Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band's best work. The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band&…

  15. Spiritualized Prepare To 'Come Down'

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT English trance rock mavens Spiritualized have completed work on their long-anticipated new album, "Let it Come Down," due Sept. 11 via Arista. The album, the follow-up to 1997's acclaimed "Ladies and English trance rock mavens Spiritualized have completed work on their…

  16. Billboard Bits: Puffy, Lee Ann Womack, Rick Derringer

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Puffy, Lee Ann Womack tour, Rick Derringer song. A lawyer for Sean "Puffy" Combs says she expects a judge to dismiss a traffic violation filed against the rapper in April. A pretrial hearing was postponed yesterday (June 14) on Combs' charge of making an improper lane…

  17. 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)…

  18. Vince Gill To Receive Career Achievement Honor

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards. The June 13 awards show will be telecast live on both TNN and CMT from Na Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN &…

  19. Staind's 'Cycle' Heads Into Second Week At No. 1

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) easily holds the top of The Billboard 200 for a second week despite experiencing a sales drop of 54% from its debut week. The hard rock set sold 326,000 units Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) easily holds the top…

  20. Staind's 'Cycle' Makes Mark At No. 1

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with more than 716,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The album is the second consecutive hard rock Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The…

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