1. Medeski, Martin & Wood: An 'Uninvisible' Trio

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the title of the trio's 10th album, "Uninvisible" (due April 9 via Blue Note) is "a bit like a Rorschach test -- it means different thi According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been added to the lineup for the fourth annual Waltz benefit, which, as previously reported , will be held Saturday (March 23) at Chicago's Metro. Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt,…

  3. Country Stars 'Dress' Up ZZ Top Tribute

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute to long-haired Texas trio ZZ Top on the upcoming RCA album "Sharp Dressed Men," a 15-track country homage to the veter Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute…

  4. Joel, John Postpone Remaining U.S. Shows

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel and Elton John have postponed the rest of their U.S. concert dates together to allow Joel to recover from an illness. The two were scheduled to play tonight (March 18) at Madison Square Gar Billy Joel and Elton John have postponed the rest of their U.S. concert dates together to…

  5. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

  6. 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…

  7. Earle, Chicago Vets 'Waltz' Again

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt, and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will join Nicholas Tremulis' house band for the fourth annual Waltz benefit. The event, set for March 23 at C Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt, and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy…

  8. Billboard Bits: Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM awards Billy Joel and Elton John postponed a show on their Face to Face concert tour last night (March 11) in Tampa, Fla., after Joel became ill. The performer is suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and has been…

  9. 11TunesOnTV

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-releated TV listings for March 11-17, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 "Fear Factor," NBC Featured Artist: Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson (also scheduled: Stephen Baldwin, Alison Sweeney, Kelly Packard, Alan Thicke, Ali Landry; hosted by Joe Rogan). "The NewMusic,…

  10. VH1 Storytellers

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Post-punk rebel Billy Idol's sneering, to-hell-with-it attitude has always been the key to his appeal, and on this live CD culled from a VH1 Storytellers episode, he shows that his days of growling an Post-punk rebel Billy Idol's sneering, to-hell-with-it attitude has always been…

  11. Killa Beez Set Adds Bobby Digital Disc

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST When "The Sting," the sophomore album from Wu-Tang Clan side project Killa Beez, is released on Tuesday (March 12), the In The Paint/Koch set will include a second disc of new RZA as Bobby Digital tra When "The Sting," the sophomore album from Wu-Tang Clan side project…

  12. Billy Bragg Addresses Parliament

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Outspoken singer/songwriter Billy Bragg hiked up his sweater to show off a T-shirt featuring the punk band the Clash as he testified yesterday (March 7) in Parliament in London, telling legislators th Outspoken singer/songwriter Billy Bragg hiked up his sweater to show off a T-shirt featuring…

  13. Hot Product

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Brandy, Natalie Imbruglia, Lo Fidelity Allstars, EchoBrain, and more. 'Moon' Shadow Brandy's "Full Moon" (Atlantic) comes on the heels of the young R&B star's secret marriage to producer Robert Smith and the recent announcement that…

  14. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Rocking 'Fang'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing at the Matador Records offices in lower Manhattan. "We just wanted to make a more traditional record. And, personally, I was looking f "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  16. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  17. 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…

  18. Bob Dylan To Star In 'Masked' Film

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Taking on his first acting role in 15 years, Bob Dylan has signed to star in Intermedia Films' tentatively titled "Masked & Anonymous," the big-screen directorial debut of television writer/direct Taking on his first acting role in 15 years, Bob Dylan has signed to star in…

  19. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

  20. Billboard Bits: Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes Asbury Park, N.J., rock'n'roll landmark the Stone Pony has been spared from the wrecking ball thanks to public outcry. Thousands of E-mails, petition signatures, and phone calls have saved the shore town club where such notable Jersey…

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