1. Inertia

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The exies ride a good mix of alt-rock, nÜ-metal, pop-rock, and more through their low-dose (35 minutes) sophomore album Inertia. The exies ride a good mix of alt-rock, nü-metal, pop-rock, and more through their low-dose (35 minutes) sophomore album Inertia. The title is a red herring as the…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Chicago,' Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Chicago,' Kathleen Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" continues to collect accolades, the latest being a leading five nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards. The film will compete for the…

  3. Maria McKee Leaps From The 'High Dive'

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Maria McKee will release her fourth studio album, "High Dive," April 22 via her own Viewfinder Records, Billboard.com has learned. Singer/songwriter Maria McKee will release her fourth studio album, "High Dive," April 22 via her own Viewfinder Records,…

  4. Jayhawks Cancel Winter Tour

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks have canceled a 13-date tour of the U.S. and a pair of shows in the U.K. due to the hospitalization of frontman Gary Louris. Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks have canceled a 13-date tour of the U.S. and a pair of shows in the U.K.…

  5. Latin Rock Revival Paves Way For Miguel Mateos' Return

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A successful national tour in the middle of an economic crisis, a one-shot concert in Mexico with an attendance of 35,000, a duet with the most prominent frontman of the Argentine alt-rock scene of the 1990s, and a self-released double-CD set…

  6. Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with b Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re…

  7. Slipknot Tides Fans Over With 'Disasterpieces'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early 2004, the alt-metal act is tiding fans over with its first-ever DVD, "Disasterpieces." The Roadrunner release features a full-l While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early…

  8. Phrenology

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Further eschewing the two-turn-tables-and-a-microphone ethos that defines much contemporary hip-hop, Philadelphia alt-rap collective the Roots delve deeper into the use of organic instrumentation on t RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Further eschewing the two-turn-tables-and-a-microphone ethos that…

  9. Have You Fed the Fish?

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brit alt-pop phenomenon Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) is a man of shrugging airs and saving graces. Brit alt-pop phenomenon Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) is a man of shrugging airs and saving graces. In a world of mimicry and way too much yawn-metal, Have You Fed the Fish? is a…

  10. FC Kahuna Brings 'Soul Through Machinery'

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "We wanted this record to be defiantly electronic," Daniel Ormondroyd of U.K.-based duo FC Kahuna reveals, referring to its debut album, "Machine Says Yes," due Nov. 19 via Nettwerk America. "Jon [Nowell, his musical…

  11. Fulks Invites Fans To Heckle Ryan Adams

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roots rock rabble-rouser Robbie Fulks is adding a little fuel to a recent controversy involving fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. At one of the latter's concerts earlier this month in Nashville, so Roots rock rabble-rouser Robbie Fulks is adding a little fuel to a recent controversy…

  12. Ryan Adams Not Amused by Name Game

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is apparently not amused by the similarity of his name to veteran Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. At a Ryan Adams concert Tuesday night at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, someo Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is apparently not amused by the similarity of his name to…

  13. Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid: 1983-1988 | The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg: 1989-1991

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chronicles of the early, pre-Warner Bros. days of Oklahoma City's most revered alt-rockers, these two discs are, simply put, a pair of distortion and psychedelia-drenched jewels. Chronicles of the early, pre-Warner Bros. days of Oklahoma City's most revered alt-rockers, these two…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  15. Rock, Welch Among Farm Aid Additions

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap rocker Kid Rock, alt-country artist Gillian Welch, and blues prodigy Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for this weekend's Farm Aid be Rap rocker Kid Rock, alt-country artist Gillian Welch, and blues prodigy Kenny Wayne…

  16. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  17. Nettwerk Plans Eclectic Holiday Collection

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming compilation "Maybe This Christmas." Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming…

  18. James Taylor Hits The 'Road' This Fall

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor, whose Columbia album "October Road" debuted last week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, won't be spending much of October on the road, but following a spate o Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor, whose Columbia album "…

  19. Learning From Falling

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT J Records founder Clive Davis and his key A&R man, Peter Edge, have a knack for discovering tomorrow's superstar divas today. J Records founder Clive Davis and his key A&R man, Peter Edge, have a knack for discovering tomorrow's superstar divas today. Lamya is the duo's…

  20. Quick Look

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Austrian-born singer/songwriter Pina Kollars came to the attention of RealWorld's Peter Gabriel via her duet with Iarla ó Lionáird ("Go on Through") featured on Afro Celt Sound System's Austrian-born singer/songwriter Pina Kollars came to the attention of RealWorld's…

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