1. Top Stars 'Unite' For D.C. Benefit Concert

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter will join with rock heavyweights Aerosmith, Kiss, and Mick Jagger for an Oct. 21 benefit concert for victims of t Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ric ...

  2. Top Acts Set To Play Billboard Awards

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. John Mellencamp will Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw ...

  3. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jag ...

  4. Billboard Bits: Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been confirmed to produce the new album by Dallas rock act Speedealer. The set, tentatively titled "Second Sight," is due next spring on Palm. According to ...

  5. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit conc ...

  6. Boz Scaggs Ready To Hit The Road

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran vocalist Boz Scaggs has lined up a 20-city U.S. theater tour in support of his new Virgin album, "Dig." The tour kicks off Oct. 20 in Houston, and wraps Nov. 19 in Anaheim, Calif. "Dig," relea Veteran vocalist Boz Scaggs ...

  7. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwr ...

  8. Tour To Celebrate Jazz Legends

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove will celebrate the music and lives of late jazz legends John Coltrane and Miles Davis with a U.S. tour dubbed Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist He ...

  9. Artists Band Together For Environmental Awareness

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, Moby, Phish's Trey Anastasio, James Taylor, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the artis Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Alani ...

  10. Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist wh John Mellencamp has been named the recipien ...

  11. Nearness of You—The Ballad Book

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A set of nothing but ballads might become tedious in the wrong hands, but tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker's sterling arrangements and thoughtful lines allow the music to flow with undeniable grace a A set of nothing but ballads might become t ...

  12. Songwriter John Hartford Dead At 63

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter and producer John Hartford died Monday in a Nashville hospital after a lengthy battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 63. Hartford is best known as the writer of Glen Campbell's 1 Singer/songwriter and producer John Hartfor ...

  13. Hot Product

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new releases from Eric Clapton, Semisonic, Los Super Seven, Daft Punk, and more. 'Slow Hand' Returns With 'Reptile' On "Reptile," Eric Clapton's first solo album for Reprise since 1998's "Pilgr ...

  14. Terrific Twosomes Plan Summer Tours

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the summer touring season nears, several big-name outings have just been announced and talk is heating up about a number of other high-profile treks, Billboard Bulletin reports. Among the pairings As the summer touring season nears, several big-n ...

  15. Knopfler 'Sailing' On World Tour

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mark Knopfler -- best known as frontman of U.K.-arena rock act Dire Straits -- will launch a world tour with a March 27-28 stand at Mexico City's National Auditorium. The artist's first tour in more t Mark Knopfler -- best known as frontma ...

  16. Grammy Hall Of Fame Adds 31 Titles

    February 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Academy has added 31 recordings to its Grammy Hall of Fame, bringing the total to 530, Billboard Bulletin reports. Among the titles added this year are the Beatles' "Hey Jude," Ray Charl The Recording Academy has added 3 ...

  17. Songwriters Hall To Honor Clapton, Parton, Sting, Willie

    February 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Sting, Paul Williams, and Willie Nelson will be the next inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), Billboard Bulletin reports. Billy Joel will also receive the Jo Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Sting, Paul Williams ...

  18. Guests, Covers Grace New Clapton Set

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On "Reptile," Eric Clapton's first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim," the artist surrounds himself with a substantial stable of guest musicians, and augments his own new compositio On "Reptile," Eric Clapton&# ...

  19. Poll: Dylan Deserves All-Star Tribute

    January 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bob Dylan is most deserving of the kind of all-star musical tribute cable network TNT has afforded to Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and others, a Billboard.com poll finds. Dylan garnered 22.3% of 2,363 Bob Dylan is most deserving of the kind of all-st ...

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