1. Sheryl Crow Is Vulnerable, Vibrant On 'C'Mon, C'Mon'

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As Sheryl Crow found out while making her new album "C'mon, C'mon" (out April 9 on A&M), music does not always have charms, in the words of English playwright William Congreve, "to soothe the sava As Sheryl Crow found out while making her new album "C'…

  2. R.E.M./Cher Duet Highlights Bono Tribute

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill highlighted the Love Rocks: Celebrating the Biggest Hearts in Entertainment benefit concert, held last Friday at t An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill…

  3. All the Love

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the youth-obsessed world of contemporary R&B, where many artists are still in their teen years, one has to wonder if room still exists for the artists who came before. In the youth-obsessed world of contemporary R&B, where many artists are still in their teen years, one has to…

  4. The Lovin' Side

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST In terms of sheer power, soulfulness, and style, Travis Tritt has few if any vocal equals in country music. In terms of sheer power, soulfulness, and style, Travis Tritt has few if any vocal equals in country music. Nowhere is that more apparent than when he points his muscular voice toward…

  5. The Rockin' Side

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST This second CD of Rhino's two-disc Tritt set (with each disc sold separately), mostly lives up to its title, although a couple of cuts lean more to the country side of the equation. This second CD of Rhino's two-disc Tritt set (with each disc sold separately), mostly lives up to its…

  6. Super Troopers

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Imagine a film that's like Police Academy meets those Jim Varney Ernest films. Now, imagine the kind of music this movie would have on its soundtrack. Imagine a film that's like Police Academy meets those Jim Varney Ernest films. Now, imagine the kind of music this movie would have…

  7. J to tha L-O!: The Remixes

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles. More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles. In fact, to describe the alternate takes of…

  8. Usher Plans Spring North American Trek

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with a North American tour this spring. The artist's Evolution tour, which will follow a busy European itinerary, is After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with…

  9. Grammy Hall Of Fame Adds 55 Albums, Songs

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson's classic 1975 album "Red Headed Stranger" and Bob Dylan's 1965 breakthrough rock set "Highway 61 Revisited" are among 55 titles newly added to the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fam Willie Nelson's classic 1975 album "Red Headed…

  10. 'Now' Features Revamped Metheny Group

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997's "Imaginary Day," the band's namesake guitarist has released two trio discs, a film score, a duo project, and an all-star collab In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997&…

  11. Branford Launches Label As Jazz Alternative

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established independent label, Marsalis Music. Launched in collaboration with family patriarch and noted pianist Ellis Marsalis Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established…

  12. Sondheim Celebration Breaks Kennedy Center Records

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stephen Sondheim is proving to be a box-office bonanza for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Its record for single-day ticket-sales was shattered Monday when seats went on sale for a four-month c Stephen Sondheim is proving to be a box-office bonanza for the Kennedy Center in Washington,…

  13. Linda Eder's 'Gold': Her Crossover Album?

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" (her sixth recording overall), could actually be her debut for the label. For the first time, the artist has created a collection of songs th In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" …

  14. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rock The Vote, Foo Fighters, Tom Paxton

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Rock The Vote, Foo Fighters, Tom Paxton Dave Matthews and Destiny's Child will be the co-recipients of the Rock the Vote Patrick Lippert Awards, to be handed out Feb. 26 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Matthews is being recognized for his work with Bama Works Foundation,…

  16. Grammys Add More Performers, Presenters

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which will also feature newly confirmed performances by Train and Alan Jackson. As previously reported, other performances i Destiny's Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which…

  17. Hot Product

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Kasey Chambers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, and more. Thick As A 'Brick' From the first verse of the first track, Kasey Chambers' sophomore Warner Bros. set, "Barricades & Brickwalls," bursts with passionate songwriting and a singing…

  18. Update: Coachella Takes Shape With Bjork, Oasis

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here Friday, Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Bjork will close the first nigh As tipped here Friday , Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music &…

  19. Zero Church

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sadly, the wondrous Roches have been dormant as a trio since their father died in 1977. But Suzzy and Maggie Roche, at least, reunite on this album. Sadly, the wondrous Roches have been dormant as a trio since their father died in 1977. But Suzzy and Maggie Roche, at least, reunite on this…

  20. Best of the Vanguard Years

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Culled from banjo virtuoso/investment banker/label entrepreneur Alison Brown's four Vanguard releases (1990-96), Best of the Vanguard Years is an intriguing portrait of a confident yet still-evolving Culled from banjo virtuoso/investment banker/label entrepreneur Alison Brown's four…

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