1. He Might Sing About Them, But Ben Kweller Is Hardly A Slacker

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It's a slacker's lifestyle that we do so well," folk-popster Ben Kweller muses on "Commerce, TX," a song from his new album and solo debut, "Sha Sha," due March 26 via ATO). "It's a slacker's lifestyle that we do so well," folk…

  2. Keys Takes 'Minor' Songs On Major Tour

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys has confirmed dates for a summer concert tour, set to begin July 2 during the annual Summerfest in Milwaukee. The new dates, which are scheduled to wrap Aug. 30 at the American Music Festi Alicia Keys has confirmed dates for a summer concert tour, set to begin July 2 during the…

  3. 'Mountain' Summer Tour Dates Come On Down

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST The full slate of summer dates for the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"-related Down From the Mountain tour has been confirmed. The North American trek is set to begin June 25 in Louisville, Ky., and clos The full slate of summer dates for the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  4. Yorn Plans Tour, Debut Album Reissue

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of headlining and festival appearances, and tentative dates opening for Weezer. As previously reported, dates wi Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of…

  5. Jam Favorites Sign On For Bonnaroo Festival

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, the String Cheese Incident, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade are among the acts confirmed for the first annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper,…

  6. New Korn Album Pushed To June

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn has pushed the release date of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," from May 14 to June 11. Hard rock outfit Korn has pushed the release date of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," from May 14 to June 11. A video for first single …

  7. Dreamgirls in Concert

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sometimes more is definitely less. The original 1982 Geffen cast album of Dreamgirls deftly moved from one show-stopper to another. Sometimes more is definitely less. The original 1982 Geffen cast album of Dreamgirls deftly moved from one show-stopper to another. A new two-disc recording from…

  8. Goo Goo Dolls Rev Up For 'Rock & Roar'

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the 28th annual Toyota Grand Prix, set for April 13 outside Long Beach, Calif.'s Convention Center. Pioneer will als Modern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the…

  9. Static-X To Star In Chaos! Comic

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Contemporary metal act Static-X will be the subject of an upcoming sci-fi action adventure comic book. Due July 24 from Chaos! Comics, "Static-X #1" will find the band's members -- Wayne Static, Ken J Contemporary metal act Static-X will be the subject of an upcoming sci-fi…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack and Brandy. THE 'BROTHER' FROM ANOTHER YEAR: The motion picture "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" opened in the year 2000. The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack album debuted on The Billboard 200 at No.…

  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. Keene Gets Star Help On 'Merry-Go-Round'

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Power-pop icon Tommy Keene will release his first studio album in nearly four years on June 4 as part of a new deal with spinART Records. Titled "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," the 12-song follow-up Power-pop icon Tommy Keene will release his first studio album in nearly four years…

  13. Grammy Surge Pushes 'O Brother' To The Top

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" claims the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. The set manages the feat 63 Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway…

  14. Donelly Eschews 'beautysleep' For Road Trip

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tanya Donelly will hit the road in April for a North American tour in support of her latest solo album, "beautysleep." Set to kick off April 2 in Northampton, Mass., the dates come after a brief promo Tanya Donelly will hit the road in April for a North American tour in support of…

  15. Blondie's Gary Valentine Recalls 'New York' Memories

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981" is a memoir by former Blondie member Gary Valentine. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London, the "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and…

  16. Belle & Sebastian Return With New 'Stories'

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop collective Belle & Sebastian will release its first album in nearly two years June 4 via Matador. The 18-track set, dubbed "Storytelling," includes a mix of songs featured in the similarl U.K. pop collective Belle & Sebastian will release its first album in nearly…

  17. Spiritualized, BRMC Plan North American Tour

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Spiritualized has drafted like-minded U.S. colleagues Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for a month-long North American tour, set to begin April 1 in Vancouver and wrap May 2 in Lawrence, Kan. U.K. rock act Spiritualized has drafted like-minded U.S. colleagues Black Rebel Motorcycle…

  18. Chuck Leavell Unveils 'Forever Blue' And 'Forever Green'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In-demand session player and A-list sideman Chuck Leavell can add "solo recording artist" to his resume with the release of his solo piano album, "Forever Blue," on Terminus Records. Leavell made his In-demand session player and A-list sideman Chuck Leavell can add "…

  19. Vintage Richard Hell Frozen In 'Time'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Punk original Richard Hell is in retrospective mode. On March 19, Matador Records will release "Time," a two-CD compilation of vintage 1975-1984 live recordings -- more than half of them previously un Punk original Richard Hell is in retrospective mode. On March 19, Matador Records…

  20. MTV2 Presents New Artists On Tour

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST LostProphets and Apex Theory will hit the road next week on an MTV2-sponsored tour. The U.S. tour will kick off March 19 in San Diego and close May 7 in Albuquerque, N.M. Party rocker Andrew WK will j LostProphets and Apex Theory will hit the road next week on an MTV2-sponsored tour. The U.S.…

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