1. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

  2. Robbie Williams Pipes Up On Final Dury Album

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams has voiced lyrics penned by late U.K. rock icon Ian Dury on the latter's posthumous album "Ten More Turnips From the Tip," due March 18 in the U.K. on Ronnie Harris Records. Williams s Robbie Williams has voiced lyrics penned by late U.K. rock icon Ian Dury on…

  3. Cash Buckles Down On 'American Four'

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Sony is in the midst of a year-long celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday -- which arrives today (Feb. 26) -- the country music icon is hard at work on his fourth collaboration with produce While Sony is in the midst of a year-long celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th…

  4. Limp Bizkit Narrows Guitar Search Hopefuls

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the hard rock group has invited several of its favorite picks from the auditions to continue jamming, in hopes that seeds f Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the…

  5. Jimmy Buffett Delivers On His Own Mailboat Label

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you own the record label, "you make yourself a lot more available than when you're working for someone else's company." Therefore, he's gra Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you…

  6. Sasha & Digweed Get 'Heavy' On Spring Tour

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST DJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt across North America, dubbed the Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour. The famed mixing duo will be transporting its own DJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt…

  7. Dead Percussionists Come To Life

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but life and music continues on for many of the group's former members, including drummer/percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kre The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but…

  8. Mariah Signs On For Boxing Flick

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST After receiving a string of favorable reviews for her starring turn in the Sundance Film Festival selection "Wisegirls," Mariah Carey is set to reteam with the film's producer, Anthony Esposito, for h After receiving a string of favorable reviews for her starring turn in the…

  9. Tanya Donelly Settles Into Solo Career

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST In Manhattan for a day of publicity work for her new album, "Beautysleep" (due Feb. 19 via 4AD/Beggars Banquet), Tanya Donelly is remarking on how the birth of her daughter, Gracie, two-and-a-half yea "We haven't been here in, well, a very long time. And what did we do…

  10. A Broadway Valentine

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST This compilation of "love songs from the heart of Broadway" is like a heart-shaped box of candy: mostly confectionary but undeniably tasty. This compilation of "love songs from the heart of Broadway" is like a heart-shaped box of candy: mostly confectionary but undeniably…

  11. Billboard Bits: West Memphis Three, Frampton, Sweet

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Henry Rollins-organized West Memphis Three benefit, Peter Frampton's new record deal, and former Sweet drummer Mick Tucker's death. Alt rock stalwart Henry Rollins has organized a March 8 benefit concert to raise awareness of the case of the West Memphis Three, who many…

  12. Mean Fiddler Buys In On Glastonbury Fest

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, Vince Power's bullish U.K. festivals and venue operator Mean Fiddler Music Group today (Feb. 14) announced it has taken a 20% stake in the Glastonbury Festival. The move is designe In a surprise move, Vince Power's bullish U.K. festivals and venue operator Mean…

  13. Hot Product

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Kasey Chambers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, and more. Thick As A 'Brick' From the first verse of the first track, Kasey Chambers' sophomore Warner Bros. set, "Barricades & Brickwalls," bursts with passionate songwriting and a singing…

  14. Folk Artist Dave Van Ronk Dies

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday (Feb. 10) at New York University Medical Center. He was 65. Van Ronk, who was a friend and influence on a Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday…

  15. Zero Church

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sadly, the wondrous Roches have been dormant as a trio since their father died in 1977. But Suzzy and Maggie Roche, at least, reunite on this album. Sadly, the wondrous Roches have been dormant as a trio since their father died in 1977. But Suzzy and Maggie Roche, at least, reunite on this…

  16. New Ground

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST New Ground finds blind, raspy-voiced former street singer Robert Bradley regrouping after the loss of the Blackwater Surprise's core—founding members and brothers Andrew and Michael Nehra. New Ground finds blind, raspy-voiced former street singer Robert Bradley regrouping after the loss…

  17. Queen of the Highway

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the dance/electronic landscape, singer/songwriter/producer (and remixer) Morel—aka Richard Morel—is a unique and rare individual. In the dance/electronic landscape, singer/songwriter/producer (and remixer) Morel—aka Richard Morel—is a unique and rare individual. While his songs are…

  18. Point

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The latest offering from producer/artist/ musician extraordinaire Cornelius—aka Keigo Oyamada—is a sublime soundscape of sunny, futuristic pop. The latest offering from producer/artist/ musician extraordinaire Cornelius—aka Keigo Oyamada—is a sublime soundscape of sunny, futuristic pop. On…

  19. Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST From the very first notes, Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues is simply a rollicking good time. From the very first notes, Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues is simply a rollicking good time. The former Squeeze keyboardist's boogie-woogie piano is very…

  20. 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…

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