1. Billboard Bits: Doves/Elbow, Remy Zero, The Knack

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Doves/Elbow, Remy Zero, The Knack As first reported here last week, U.K. modern rock colleagues Doves and Elbow will embark on a North American tour June 3 in Seattle. Eleven dates are confirmed so far, although venues in some cities are still tentative. Doves will be on tour in the U…

  2. Breeders Going Global For 'Title TK'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Resurrected alt-rockers the Breeders have announced a host of European and North American tour dates running through mid-August in support of the new record. Resurrected alt-rockers the Breeders -- whose third album , "Title TK" (Elektra), is due May 21 -- have announced a host of…

  3. The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap into the younger generation's budding enthusiasm for Americana authenticity by presenting its veteran blues artists as folk pi In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap…

  4. Costello Previews 'Cruel' In NYC

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live preview of his forthcoming album, "When I Was Cruel," to a New York crowd made up largely of Island/Def Jam staff mem Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live…

  5. Indigo Girls Nail Down Summer Tour Plans

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Indigo Girls will kick off their summer North American tour May 27 in Portsmouth, Va., and will be on the road through a July 21 date in Winter Park, Colo. The trek comes in support of the duo's l The Indigo Girls will kick off their summer North American tour May 27 in Portsmouth,…

  6. Kweli Does It Himself On The Road

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "Kwelity." The trek, which also features fellow hip-hoppers Blackalicious and KRS-One on select date Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his…

  7. Ween Delays New Album In Favor Of The Road

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cult rock duo Ween will put off the recording of its next studio album in favor of a summer North American tour. Dates begin Friday (April 19) in Asheville, N.C., and are booked through a June 23 appe Cult rock duo Ween will put off the recording of its next studio album in favor of a summer…

  8. Rhino Surveys Feinstein's Songbook

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, who has achieved renown through his interpretations of classic American pop songs, will be anthologized May 21 with Rhino/Elektra's release of the two-disc "The Mic Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, who has achieved renown through his…

  9. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  10. Radiohead To Unveil New Tunes At Summer Shows

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock experimentalists Radiohead plan to unveil "a great amount of new material" at a series of "intimate" European shows this summer, according to the Web site for its W.A.S.T.E. fan organization U.K. rock experimentalists Radiohead plan to unveil "a great amount…

  11. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  12. Fight For Garcia's Guitars Continues

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST The struggle for ownership of several guitars owned by the late Jerry Garcia has hit another snag -- this time over taxes -- surprising even the judge who thought the dispute was nearing an end. The struggle for ownership of several guitars owned by the late Jerry Garcia has hit another snag …

  13. Blues Explosion Powers Up For Spring Tour

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will kick off a 21-show North American tour April 25 in Washington, D.C. The trek comes in support of the group's upcoming album "Plastic Fang," due April 9 via Matador. It Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will kick off a 21-show North American tour April…

  14. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Rocking 'Fang'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing at the Matador Records offices in lower Manhattan. "We just wanted to make a more traditional record. And, personally, I was looking f "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing…

  15. Jewel Takes Labelmate M2M On The Road

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jewel has made plans for a summer tour -- her first full-fledged road trip since 1999 -- that will kick off June 14 in Tampa, Fla. Accompanying her on the trek will be fellow Atlanti Singer/songwriter Jewel has made plans for a summer tour -- her first full-fledged road trip…

  16. Billboard Bits: McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand Paul McCartney dedicated an a cappella rendition of "Yesterday" to his former Beatles bandmate George Harrison during a tribute concert at Liverpool, England's Empire Theater last night (Feb. 24). Before the show, McCartney…

  17. The Essential Johnny Cash

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential Johnny Cash. To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential…

  18. Dead Percussionists Come To Life

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but life and music continues on for many of the group's former members, including drummer/percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kre The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but…

  19. Live at First Baptist Atlanta

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Southern gospel music is a genre so perfectly suited to live recordings. Southern gospel music is a genre so perfectly suited to live recordings. Emotionally charged performances, rousing songs, and audience enthusiasm are staples at any Southern gospel show—and such qualities are found in…

  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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