1. Billboard Bits: Siouxie, Hank Jr., Moby, Tragically Hip

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Siouxie & The Banshees mini reunion tour, Hank Williams Jr. returning to the Grand Ole Opry, Moby's new MTV series, and the Tragically Hip's Special Olympics Benefit concert. Modern rock veterans Siouxie & The Banshees will regroup for an April 27 appearance at…

  2. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  3. 7TunesOnTV

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 11-17 MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2002 "Fresh: New Music," VH1 Featured Artist: The Calling. "The NewMusic," MuchMusic USA Featured Artists: Cypress Hill, Green Day, System Of A Down. "Musicians," Bravo Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow. "…

  4. Norah Jones: Blue Noter With Crossover Potential

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST At 22 years of age, singer/pianist Norah Jones holds the distinction of being the youngest artist on the Blue Note Records roster -- and of being one of the artists on the half-century-old jazz imprin At 22 years of age, singer/pianist Norah Jones holds the distinction of being the youngest…

  5. Hot Product

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the Chemical Brothers, Dawn Robinson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams III, and more. 'Come' Again Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new Astralwerks album, "Come With Us," with the techno-infused tribal jam "It Began in Afrika,…

  6. Almeria Club

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hank Williams Jr. was country music's top artist of the 1980s, concocting a heady mix of blues, country, Southern rock, and other influences to create a style uniquely his own, influencing acts rangin Hank Williams Jr. was country music's top artist of the 1980s, concocting a heady…

  7. AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. This…

  8. Kid Rock To Get 'Cocky' On The Road

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock/rap bad boy Kid Rock will launch a U.S. tour next month in support of his latest Lava/Atlantic album, "Cocky." While the only confirmed dates so far are the Feb. 22 opener in Saginaw, Mich., and Rock/rap bad boy Kid Rock will launch a U.S. tour next month in support of his…

  9. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  10. Garth, Faith, 'N Sync Are People's Choice

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 13) at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Garth Brooks beat out Tim McGraw and George Strait Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards,…

  11. Hot Product

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Starsailor, Hank Williams Jr., the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, and more. 'Love' For Sale In the grand tradition of such recent U.K. exports as Oasis, the Verve, Travis, and Coldplay, Starsailor's Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," arrives in…

  12. Hank Williams III Goes For 'Broke'

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Owning perhaps the most-revered pedigree in country music, Hank Williams III also possesses a fiercely independent streak that manifests itself well on his second Curb release, "Lovesick, Broke & Owning perhaps the most-revered pedigree in country music, Hank Williams III also…

  13. The Eloquent 'Drive' of Alan Jackson

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST There are few things so powerful as a man, his emotions, and a guitar. Never was that more evident than during this year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards show, when Alan Jackson debuted "Where There are few things so powerful as a man, his emotions, and a guitar. Never was…

  14. Roots Volume 1

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Merle Haggard and some of his contemporaries have been the cream of the country music crop for so long it seems they could have invented the genre, or at the least defined it. Merle Haggard and some of his contemporaries have been the cream of the country music crop for so long it seems they…

  15. All in Your Head

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri indie Slewfoot, and it's a focused, confident effort showcasing insightful, often dark lyrics, robust instrumentati Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri…

  16. New Foo, Offspring Songs Lead 'Orange County'

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST The pop-laden soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films movie "Orange County," due Dec. 18 from Columbia, will sport new singles from the Offspring and Foo Fighters. The set, which arrives three The pop-laden soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films movie "Orange…

  17. Country, Pop Up For People's Choice Honors

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are populated with a nearly equal mix of country and pop artists. Country artists dominate the male musical performer slate as The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are…

  18. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  19. Doc Pulls Haggard Off The Road

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard has canceled the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard, who has a history of coronary artery disease, complained last Thursday of tigh Under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard has canceled the balance of his U.S. touring…

  20. Merle Haggard Returns To His 'Roots'

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Merle Haggard has made a lot of albums in his 40-year recording career, but he says of his new collection, "Roots Volume 1," on the eclectic Epitaph Records' Anti- imprint, "This is my favorite album, Merle Haggard has made a lot of albums in his 40-year recording career,…

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