1. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Nina Persson, and more

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Nina Persson, Echo & the Bunnymen, Republica. Tim McGraw will celebrate the release of his new Curb album, "Set the Circus Down" on Tuesday (April 24) with free performances in New York and Nashville. With his band the Dancehall Doctors, the artist will play…

  2. The Anglo Files

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Orbital, Stereo MCs, Ministry Of Sound. Orbital Come Round Again Electronic music pioneers Orbital will on April 30 release "The Altogether" on FFrr/London Records, the follow-up to 1999's "The Middle of Nowhere." The band -- brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll,…

  3. Buckcherry Lines Up Tour Through June

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Buckcherry, currently on tour with Monster Magnet, will keep bringing its tawdry anthems to the masses through the beginning of June. The band will open for Monster Magnet until the en Modern rock act Buckcherry, currently on tour with Monster Magnet, will keep bringing its…

  4. Bad Religion Shifts Back To Epitaph

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After five albums for Atlantic, Bad Religion is returning to Epitaph Records, the label owned by Brett Gurewitz, a founding member of the 21-year-old punk band. Gurewitz has also rejoined the band in After five albums for Atlantic, Bad Religion is returning to Epitaph Records, the label owned…

  5. Billboard Bits: Sixpence, Beatles, Garth Brooks

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News from Sixpence None The Richer, The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Ann Wilson, Alan Parsons, John Entwistle, Garth Brooks Sixpence None The Richer is in the studio finishing up its as-yet-untitled fourth album. The set is being produced by Paul Fox (XTC, They Might Be Giants, Phish), and is…

  6. Widespread Panic Preps 'Don't Tell The Band'

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Renowned jam band Widespread Panic will on June 19 release its Sanctuary Records debut, "Don't Tell The Band." Produced by John Keane and recorded in his studio in the band's hometown of Athens, Ga., Renowned jam band Widespread Panic will on June 19 release its Sanctuary…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Tomb Raider,' Duran Duran, and more

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Tomb Raider, Moby, Outkast, A Perfect Circle, Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Angelina Jolie, Duran Duran, Los Lobos, Home, Steve Wynn, Giant Sand, Calexico Although the final lineup is yet to be confirmed, Billboard Bulletin has learned that a number of major artists will be on the…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Storytelling,' Quincy Jones, and more

    March 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Belle & Sebastian, Nathan Larson, Shudder To Think, Quincy Jones, Jeremaine Dupri, Source Hip Hop Awards Belle & Sebastian and ex-Shudder To Think guitarist Nathan Larson have laid down the score for Todd Solondz's "Storytelling," which will be released this…

  9. Hot Product

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Shawn Colvin, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, and more. 'Whole New' Colvin Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album with "complete terror" ultimately worked for her. "Whole New You," due…

  10. Billboard Bits: B.E.A.M., Sizzlin' Country, Carrack

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Matthew Sweet, Pat DiNizio, Jim Beam, Sizzlin' Country, Jessica Andrews, Billy Gilman, Paul Carrack Matthew Sweet will join Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio as co-chairman of Jim Beam's B.E.A.M. advisory board, a program which awards a total of $100,000 in grant money to up…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Nuggets,' Quango, Stereomud

    March 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Nuggets, Quango, Stereomud Rhino Records will release a follow-up to its popular "Nuggets" boxed set on June 19. The four-CD set, entitled "Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond, 1964-1969," will collect 109 garage rock tunes from the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Napster, Kid Rock, Geri, ECW

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Napster, Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls, ECW The Recording Industry Association Of America yesterday (March 13) accused Napster of "stall tactics" that are "unacceptable," Billboard Bulletin reports. On Monday, Napster CEO Hank Barry…

  13. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Shaggy, Proclaimers, Sawhney

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, MTV2, MTV, MTV.com, Shaggy, Rayvon, Rik Rok Ducent, the Proclaimers, Nitin Sawhney Fans can get a sneak peek at Pearl Jam's forthcoming DVD/VHS "Touring Band 2000" all weekend long on MTV2. As part of a "weekend of rock" that also extends to MTV and MTV.com…

  14. Billboard Bits: Air, LeAnn Rimes, The Rutles

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Air, Beck, Buffalo Daughter, Red Kross, LeAnn Rimes, Music In High Places, The Rutles, The Beatles Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, better known as the French duo Air, will release their new album, "10,000 Hz Legend," on May 29 via Astralwerks. The 11-track set…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie, Les Claypool, Mouse On Mars

    March 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Rob Zombie, Les Claypool, Mouse On Mars, Tortoise, Thrill Jockey Rob Zombie's film "House of 1,000 Corpses" has been denied release by Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures chairman Stacey Snider told the Los Angeles Times that the studio's decision to drop the…

  16. Buckcherry Sets Off 'Time Bomb'

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Considering that the band burst onto the rock radar with a song called "Lit Up" and then built its reputation on explosive live shows, it's only fitting that Buckcherry's sophomore album is titled Considering that the band burst onto the rock radar with a song called "…

  17. Buckcherry Sets Off 'Time Bomb'

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Considering that the band burst onto the rock radar with a song called "Lit Up" and then built its reputation on explosive live shows, it's only fitting that Buckcherry's sophomore album is titled "Ti Considering that the band burst onto the rock radar with a song…

  18. Billboard Bits: Santana, Modern English, MacGowan

    February 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Santana, Modern English, Shane MacGowan and the Popes, Pogues, Dropkick Murphys Returning home yesterday (Feb. 27) after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveiled a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. …

  19. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy --…

  20. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi invo The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy…

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