1. Rochester Plans Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list that spans from Aretha Franklin and Sonny Rollins to John Hammond and Medeski Martin & Wood. The festiv The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list…

  2. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  3. 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…

  4. Chapman, Mullen Among Dove Nominees

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan, and Rebecca St. James lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 33rd annual Dove Awards. Michael W. S With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan,…

  5. Destiny's Child To Play Gospel's Stellar Awards

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child are confirmed to perform at the 17th annual Gospel Music Stellar Awards, to be taped Saturday (Jan. 12) at the Atlanta Civic Center and air in syndication through Feb. 10. The group wi Destiny's Child are confirmed to perform at the 17th annual Gospel Music Stellar…

  6. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Britney Spears,…

  7. MTV Unplugged

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST For his MTV Unplugged debut, Alejandro Sanz said he didn't want an album of old hits but rather a collection of lesser-known material. And although a couple of hits are included here—notably "C For his MTV Unplugged debut, Alejandro Sanz said he didn't want an album of old hits…

  8. Jam Bands Unite For Vann Benefit

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Phish bassist Mike Gordon, former God Street Wine guitarist/vocalist Lo Faber, keyboardist John Medeski, and avant-garde turntablist DJ Logic were among the musicians that gathered Sunday night at New Phish bassist Mike Gordon, former God Street Wine guitarist/vocalist Lo Faber, keyboardist…

  9. Waits Plans Pair Of Albums

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Innovative troubadour Tom Waits will follow-up his acclaimed 1999 debut for Epitaph's Anti- imprint, "Mule Variations," with a pair of albums, "Alice" and "Red Drum." Due in spring 2002, the releases Innovative troubadour Tom Waits will follow-up his…

  10. Strokes Head Back Out On The Road

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rising New York rock act the Strokes have lined up a two-week swing of U.S. dates in support of their RCA debut, "Is This It." The new shows begin Nov. 14 in Philadelphia and wrap Nov. 28 in Norfolk, Rising New York rock act the Strokes have lined up a two-week swing of U.S. dates…

  11. A Halloween Homecoming For The Strokes

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the most highly touted band to come out of the Big Apple in two decades. Even if all the fuss helped the group quickly sell o A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the…

  12. Si Quieres Saber Quién Soy

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although Alejandro Lerner's "Amarte Así" has been nominated for a Latin Grammy, the album that carries the song is only now being released in the U.S. Although Alejandro Lerner's "Amarte Así" has been nominated for a Latin Grammy, the album that carries the song…

  13. Brotherly Love

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sadly, these are among the last tracks that Hammond B-3 preacher Brother Jack McDuff cut before his death last year. Sadly, these are among the last tracks that Hammond B-3 preacher Brother Jack McDuff cut before his death last year. To his credit, the album's as exciting as anything he…

  14. Classic Rockers Form Label/Web Venture

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the Spencer Davis Group's namesake are among the 15 classic rock musicians who've joined together to form Rockforever.com. The venture incorporate Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the…

  15. Hot Product

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Slipknot, Mary J. Blige, Bjork, Brian McKnight, and more. We're Not In 'Iowa' Anymore Few groups have anything in common with Roadrunner hardcore nonet Slipknot, which, in the three years since emerging from the very definition of the middle of…

  16. 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…

  17. Cachaíto

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The latest offering from the Buena Vista Social Club circuit—courtesy of bassist Orlando Cachaíto López (his uncle is Miami-based bassist Israel "Cachao" López)—is r The latest offering from the Buena Vista Social Club circuit—courtesy of bassist Orlando Cachaíto López (his uncle is…

  18. Nice & Slow

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. On his sixth album, keyboardist Brian Culbertson delivers a feel-good set powered by a core group of…

  19. France's Air Gets Trippy With New Source Album

    May 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, better known as French act Air, aren't delusional. They realize their new album, with its unexpectedly dark landscape, will take some fans by surprise. Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel aren't delusional. They realize their new album, with…

  20. Hot Product

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Janet Jackson, the Bee Gees, Tim McGraw, Case, Blind Boys Of alabama, and more. 'All' You Ever Wanted Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) is the follow-up to 1997's chart-topping "The Velvet Rope." The title track is in its…

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