1. Can't Back Down

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Collin Raye's swan song at Epic is predictably a mixed bag that once again seems to often misdirect the artist's considerable vocal powers. Collin Raye's swan song at Epic is predictably a mixed bag that once again seems to often misdirect the artist's considerable vocal…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV Singer/songwriter Jewel is putting herself on ice to perform the National Anthem prior to the 52nd National Hockey League (NHL) All Star game, set for Feb. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jewel is also expected to perform another song in…

  3. Indecent Proposal

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland certainly has a full plate. Witness his successful production credits for artists like Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Bubba Sparxxx, an As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland…

  4. Rotten Apples: The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Arriving less than a year after Smashing Pumpkins played their final show and just prior to the Christmas shopping crunch, Rotten Apples feels equally premature and perfect in its timing. Arriving less than a year after Smashing Pumpkins played their final show and just prior to the Christmas…

  5. Scarecrow

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Never accused of playing it safe (remember Chris Gaines?), Garth Brooks offers up a comparatively focused effort on Scarecrow, having zeroed in on his vocal strengths, Allen Reynolds' crystalline prod Never accused of playing it safe (remember Chris Gaines?), Garth Brooks offers up a…

  6. The Columbia Studio Recordings,1964-1970

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme; Bookends; and Bridge Over Troubled Water—Paul Simon and Art Ga In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage,…

  7. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  8. Ex-Mazzy Star Vocalist Preps Solo Debut

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval will release her debut solo album, "Bavarian Fruit Bread," on Oct. 23 via Sanctuary/Rough Trade. The album features instrumental contributions from Colm O'Cios Former Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval will release her debut solo album, …

  9. New Order 'Gets Ready'

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "Republic," it looked like England's greatest electro-pop band had broken up. It would be five years before the group performed together aga In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "…

  10. Viberate

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In need of a set of grunge licks colored by strained idealism? Well, look no further than Viberate, the sophomore set from Toronto's Joydrop. In need of a set of grunge licks colored by strained idealism? Well, look no further than Viberate, the sophomore set from Toronto's Joydrop.…

  11. Timbre

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Timbre is technically a reissue of an album first heard via Columbia last year, an incarnation that barely made a dent on the street. Timbre is technically a reissue of an album first heard via Columbia last year, an incarnation that barely made a dent on the street. Now available via Hawkins…

  12. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins…

  13. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really long "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he…

  14. Reports: Michael Jackson Cleared Of Plagiarism Charge

    March 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Overturning a lower court's decision, a Rome appeals court has cleared pop star Michael Jackson of plagiarism allegations in a case involving an Italian songwriter, news reports said. Al Bano, a veter Overturning a lower court's decision, a Rome appeals court has cleared pop star…

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