1. Billboard Bits: U2, Monster Jam 2001, Teenage Fanclub

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on U2, Monster Jam 2001, Teenage Fanclub U2 has invited the world to the kick-off the third leg of its Elevation tour on Wednesday (Oct. 10) in South Bend, Ind., for a Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communications company Tiscali. Set to begin at 9 p.m. ET, the free…

  2. A Dream Come True

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Becky Taylor has been winning awards for singing since she was 7, when she played Eponine in Les MisÉrables. Becky Taylor has been winning awards for singing since she was 7, when she played Eponine in Les Misérables. Now 12, the British theater veteran releases this collection of songs from…

  3. Cypress Hill's Smoke Out Hits More Snags

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded the lineup for the Los Angeles show instead. Cancellation of the San Francisco date, which was scheduled fo Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded…

  4. Billboard Bits: Centro-Fly, Atari Teenage Riot, Cam

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Centro-Fly, Atari Teenage Riot, Cam A host of New York's top DJs and record producers will perform tomorrow (Sept. 25) at a benefit for the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York's Widow's and Children's Funds. The event, to be held at the…

  5. Evans Returns With 'Faithfully'

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "Faithfully," Nov. 6 via Bad Boy/Arista. Executive produced by Bad Boy founder Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Evans, and Todd Russaw, the album will R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "…

  6. Billboard Bits: Spitfire, Big Head Todd, VMAs

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Spitfire Tour, Big Head Todd, VMAs Ambitious political rapper Michael Franti, former Dead Kennedy frontman Jello Biafra, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and singer/songwriter Jill Sobule are among those slated to appear on the fourth annual Spitfire Tour, a non-profit jaunt of…

  7. Cypress Hill Alters Smoke Out Schedule

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Cypress Hill-organized Smoke Out festival has undergone a series of logistical changes, with a Sept. 29 date in Holmdel, N.J., postponed while producers look for another New York-area location. An The Cypress Hill-organized Smoke Out festival has undergone a series of logistical changes,…

  8. Cake's 'Comfort' Soars Like An 'Eagle'

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "It feels like, in a general sense, that the band is just hunkering down into the barrel of a cannon, about to be shot like a circus clown across the circus tent," Cake singer John McCrea tells Billbo "It feels like, in a general sense, that the band is just hunkering down into…

  9. Cake Takes 'Comfort' On The Road

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sacramento, Calif.-based modern rock act Cake kicked off a short U.S. tour Friday night (Aug. 31) at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore. The group is out in support of its recently released fourth Sacramento, Calif.-based modern rock act Cake kicked off a short U.S. tour Friday night (Aug.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Billie Holiday, Betty Everett, and more

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Billie Holiday, Betty Everett, and more Sony's Columbia Legacy imprint will celebrate the entire output of the known master recordings made during Billie Holiday's Columbia tenure with a 10-disc box set. Due Oct. 2, "Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia …

  11. Texas' Toadies Utter Final Croak

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Just five months after the release of its second Interscope album, "Hell Below/Stars Above," Ft. Worth, Texas-based rock act the Toadies has split. Singer/guitarist Todd Lewis confirmed the split to t Just five months after the release of its second Interscope album, "Hell…

  12. Billboard Bits: Shaggy, Backstreet Boys, Sisqo, and more

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shaggy, Backstreet Boys, Sisqo, and more Shaggy has pulled out of the twice-postponed Backstreet Boys arena tour due to conflicting commitments and has been replaced by Sisqo, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Backstreet Boys trek, due to resume Aug. 24 in Milwaukee, was rescheduled so…

  13. Billboard Bits: New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan Revered U.K. electronic act New Order will give fans of preview of its forthcoming Reprise album, "Get Ready," Aug. 20 on streaming audio site Spinner.com . The site will allow fans to stream the album in its entirety from Aug. 20-Aug.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more Co-founders Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and a solo Dave Matthews are confirmed to perform alongside John Mellencamp at this year's Farm Aid benefit concert, set for Sept. 29 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Ind., just north of…

  15. Belle & Sebastian Surfaces For U.S. Shows

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Reclusive Scottish indie rock outfit Belle & Sebastian has confirmed its first-ever dates on the West Coast of the U.S., beginning Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. From there, the group will hit San Franci Reclusive Scottish indie rock outfit Belle & Sebastian has confirmed its first-ever…

  16. Gipsy Kings, Maceo For Aspen Jazz Fest

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT World music veterans the Gipsy Kings, Colorado rockers Big Head Todd & the Monsters, saxophonist Maceo Parker, and reggae artist Alpha Blondy will headline the Janus Jazz Aspen festival this Labor World music veterans the Gipsy Kings, Colorado rockers Big Head Todd & the Monsters,…

  17. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  18. Illness Forces Deftones Cancellations

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotched the band's hometown appearance Sunday night in Sacramento, Calif. Doctors ordered the singer -- who at one point was unable to Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotched the band'…

  19. 42nd Street

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT nd Street doesn't have an original narrative, brilliant lyrics, or daring musical composition. 42nd Street doesn't have an original narrative, brilliant lyrics, or daring musical composition. What it does have, though, is the spritely energy of an optimistic girl from nowhere who&…

  20. Billboard Bits: Wilco, J-Lo, Windham Hill

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wilco, Jennifer Lopez, Windham Hill, George Winston Revered roots-tinged rock act Wilco has parted ways with Reprise Records after the label rejected the group's forthcoming album , "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," according to sources. The split was reportedly predicated around…

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