Billboard Bits: Crow/Goo Goo Dolls, Supergrass, Yahoo!
Stories on Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls performing at the annual NHL All-Star Game, Supergrass heading to the U.S. for a handful of tour dates, and how some music stars ranked among the most searSheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls have signed on to perform at the annual National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game Feb. 2 in Sunrise, Fla. Crow will sing the title cut from her latest A&M/Interscope album "C'mon, C'mon" after the second period, while the Goo Goo Dolls will play "Sympathy" between the first and second periods. Crow will also play an outdoor show following the game.
Country artist Paul Brandt will sing the Canadian national anthem prior to the game, while Latin star Jorge Moreno will have the honor of performing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Following a few U.K. dates, modern rock trio Supergrass will head to the U.S. for a handful of New York-area and Los Angeles-area tourdates. As previously reported, the group's fourth studio album, "Life on Other Planets," has been set for a Feb. 11 North American release by Island. Issued internationally by Parlophone, the set debuted in October at No. 9 on the U.K. album chart on the strength of the singles "Never Done Nothing Like That" and "Grace."
Here are Supergrass' upcoming tour dates:
Jan. 22: Edinburgh, Scotland (Corn Exchange)
Jan. 23: York, England (Barbican Centre)
Jan. 24: Manchester, England (Apollo Manchester)
Jan. 25: London (Wembley Arena)
Feb. 8: Brooklyn, N.Y. (South Paw)
Feb. 10-11: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Feb. 13: West Hollywood, Calif. (Roxy Theatre)
Feb. 14: West Hollywood, Calif. (Troubadour)
Feb. 15: Silver Lake, Calif. (Spaceland of Dreams)
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.
"Britney Spears," "Eminem," and "Jennifer Lopez" rank among the top-10 most searched terms of 2002, according to popular search engine Yahoo! Spears remained at No. 2, the same position she held last year, once again behind "Playstation 2," which was the No. 1 searched term in 2001 an 2002. Eminem moved up from No. 14 to No. 5, and and Lopez from No. 11 to No. 9 on this year's list.
Also among the top-10 terms were "Kazaa" and "Morpheus," the names of two Internet music file sharing networks that gained significant exposure in the wake of Napster's decline. "Music-related searches were the focus in 2002, whereas last year we saw more national news stories featured within the top search terms due to the events surrounding September 11," Yahoo! Inc. editor in chief Srinija Srinivasan said in a statement. "This reflects the changing focus of the nation as people returned to normal patterns of daily life."
Here are the top-10 most searched terms of 2002, according to Yahoo!:
1. "PlayStation 2"
2. "Britney Spears"
3. "Dragon Ball Z"
8. "Internal Revenue Service"
9. "Jennifer Lopez"
10. "Harry Potter"
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.