1. Songwriting Reunites Jayhawks Principals

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently reunited for a brief songwriting session, the fruits of which will most likely show up on Olson's next solo album. At th Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently…

  2. Hip-O Turns Back The Clock On Usher

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Youthful R&B star Usher's musical beginnings will see the light of day April 16 when Hip-O Records re-releases the self-titled debut of his first group, NuBeginning. "NuBeginning Featuring Usher R Youthful R&B star Usher's musical beginnings will see the light of day…

  3. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Noise Pop Compilation

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a two-disc, 43-track compilation due March 11 from Amazing Grease Records. The set, titled "Ten Years Of Noise Pop," will in San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary…

  4. Eels Take 'Souljacker' On Tour

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming DreamWorks album, "Souljacker," touring guitarist John Parish, who produced and co-wrote a handful of songs on the album, won't be When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming…

  5. 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…

  6. Montell Jordan Opens Up Like Never Before

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan," due Feb. 26, the Los Angeles native made music that means something to him. Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan,…

  7. Phish Fries Up Next Batch Of Live Albums

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live Phish series, due April 16 from Elektra. The performances, each covering three discs, are: 8/26/89 (Townshend Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live…

  8. Stabbing Westward Throws In The Towel

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four albums. The group posted a message on its official Web site over the weekend saying the members had amicably de Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four…

  9. Billboard Bits: Harrison, Ramones, Gaye, Arnold

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Ramones, Marvin Gaye, Eddy Arnold The U.K. city of Liverpool is planning a tribute concert this month for Beatles great George Harrison, who died of cancer on Nov. 29 at age 58. Organizers, who include Liverpool City Council and the British Broadcasting Corp., did not…

  10. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  11. Songs Without Words II

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like its 1997 predecessor, the second volume in Windham Hill's Songs Without Words solo piano series goes heavy on artists not affiliated with the label, some of whom are not even pianists by trade. Like its 1997 predecessor, the second volume in Windham Hill's Songs Without Words…

  12. Divide and Conquer

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Labeled early on as Dwight Yoakam's feminine side, Danni Leigh doesn't do much to distance herself from that image by bringing in longtime Yoakam collaborator Pete Anderson as producer/ musician for t Labeled early on as Dwight Yoakam's feminine side, Danni Leigh doesn't…

  13. Lanois, Cohl Heading Into Canadian Music Hall

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris through the recording process, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan,…

  14. Peasall Sisters' 'First Offering' Is On Their Own Label

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the many delights of the Grammy Award-nominated "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack was the gospel singing of White House, Tenn.'s young Peasall Sisters. For the soundtrack, 14-year-old Sar One of the many delights of the Grammy Award-nominated "O Brother, Where…

  15. Nirvana, Meat Puppets, Sublime Members Join Forces

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST After spending the month of December jamming and recording in Austin, Texas, Eyes Adrift -- an alternative rock supergroup fronted by former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and featuring Meat Puppets After spending the month of December jamming and recording in Austin, Texas, Eyes Adrift --…

  16. Sugarcult Sweet On Tour, 'Van Wilder'

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure wit Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month…

  17. Cee-Lo's 'Imperfections' Due In April

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rapper Cee-Lo, a founding member of veteran hip-hop group Goodie Mob and contributor to southern rap supergroup Dungeon Family, will release his debut solo album, "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Atlanta rapper Cee-Lo, a founding member of veteran hip-hop group Goodie Mob and…

  18. Neptunes Ink Label Deal With Arista

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under which the pair will sign and produce artists for their own Star Trak Entertainment imprint as well as Arista Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under…

  19. Live at the Fillmore East

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the title smartly suggests, this two-disc set comprehensively compiles the pioneering folk-rock band's pre-Columbia recordings, greatly expanding upon a like-titled 1969 compilation, with 40 tracks As the title smartly suggests, this two-disc set comprehensively compiles the…

  20. Return Of Pre-Fab 'Toon Pop Due

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Move over Gorillaz: comic book icons the Archies and Josie & The Pussycats are set to become real-life bands, thanks to a nationwide talent search set to launch in the U.S. There are already plans Move over Gorillaz: comic book icons the Archies and Josie & The Pussycats are set to…

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