1. Jackson Holds Off Creed For A Third Week At No. 1

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 189,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Although the total is an 18% decline fr Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third…

  2. On The Rise: Steve Holy Shines With 'Blue Moon'

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Steve Holy is anything but an overnight sensation. Nearly 18 months after the release of his debut album, "Blue Moon" (Curb Records), he has hit big with his first No. 1 country single, "Good Morning Steve Holy is anything but an overnight sensation. Nearly 18 months after the…

  3. Ultimate Collection

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elbowing his way into the spotlight like Bruce Springsteen's redneck cousin, Steve Earle emerged in March 1986 armed with potent lyrics, melodic instincts, and a big chip on his shoulder in an uncerta Elbowing his way into the spotlight like Bruce Springsteen's redneck cousin, Steve…

  4. Springsteen, Dylan Pay Tribute To Johnny Cash

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam are among the rock and country giants that will be featured on an upcoming Johnny Cash tribute album. As previously reported, the set is be Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam are among the rock and country…

  5. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second…

  6. Koko Taylor Hospitalized In Chicago

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported in fair condition yesterday (Jan. 29) at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital two days after fainting at her South Side nightclub, Koko Taylor's Celebrity. Th Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported in fair condition yesterday (Jan. 29) at…

  7. 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,…

  8. Come On Up!

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST This really fine, thoroughly indie blues project delivers an uptown sound that we simply don't hear enough of today. This really fine, thoroughly indie blues project delivers an uptown sound that we simply don't hear enough of today. Lead vocalist Mary Cohn has a delightfully…

  9. Horses of Instruction

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Maverick U.K. minimalist Steve Martland made waves with his initial discs for British dance/rock indie Factory and BMG's now-defunct Catalyst art-house imprint; with their dynamic manifesto of sound, Maverick U.K. minimalist Steve Martland made waves with his initial discs for British…

  10. Tritt, Brooks & Dunn, Keith, McGraw Lead ACM Noms

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, to be handed out May 21 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS. Brooks & Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual…

  11. Alan Jackson Shifts Tour Into High Gear

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour next Friday (Feb. 1) in Champaign, Ill. The country artist is riding high after his new Arista album, "Drive," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboar Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour next Friday (Feb. 1) in Champaign, Ill. The…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Willie Nelson, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and the late George Harrison. ON THE CHART AGAIN: By debuting at No. 43 on The Billboard 200 with "The Great Divide" (Lost Highway), Willie Nelson has his highest-charting album since 1983,…

  13. U.K.'s Starsailor Riding High In U.S.

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than waving a couple of New Musical Express covers under the noses of American tastemakers. But with a program of liv The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than…

  14. Louise Goffin Marks Growth With Solo Set

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a Circle" (due Feb. 26 via DreamWorks), to a person who has worn tight clothes his or her entire life, and then suddenly puts on s Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a…

  15. Jackson 'Drives' Straight To No. 1

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to the top of The Billboard 200 after selling a potent 423,000 units -- the highest January debut in the SoundScan era -- and bounces Creed's "Weathere Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to…

  16. Top Acts Petition Against Seven-Year Law

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow, along with the Deftones, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Paul Doucette (matchbox twenty), and In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks…

  17. John Paul Jones Summons 'Thunder'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18 and take part in a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday (Jan. 27), both featuring special guest Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18…

  18. C-Murder Arrested In Louisiana Shooting

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper C-Murder, the younger brother of hip-hop mogul Master P, has been arrested in the shooting death of a 16-year-old at a nightclub, authorities said. Police accused Corey Miller, 30, of fatally s Rapper C-Murder, the younger brother of hip-hop mogul Master P, has been arrested in the…

  19. Early Psychedelic Furs Discs Expanded

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Influential British post-punk act the Psychedelic Furs will see its first three studio albums repackaged in expanded editions on March 5 via Columbia/Legacy. Featuring restored packaging and artwork f Influential British post-punk act the Psychedelic Furs will see its first three studio…

  20. DMB Spring Tour Kicks Off In April

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and amphitheaters for its spring North American tour, which kicks off April 4 in Washington, D.C., and concludes May 24 in As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and…

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