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. Lil' Romeo Raps With Aliens In 'Shorty'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teenage rapper Lil' Romeo has signed on to star in the Universal Pictures film "Shorty," to be produced by his father, Master P, and directed by Jesse Dylan, who also directed "How High," starring rap Teenage rapper Lil' Romeo has signed on to star in the…

  3. 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…

  4. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records debut "World Outside My Window,"…

  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. Beat Surf Fun

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seattle's Tullycraft blends pop and punk sensibilities to create a catchy hybrid perfect for a summer day at the shore. With nods to both '60s surf music and '80s new-wave, the set's slower tracks' la Seattle's Tullycraft blends pop and punk sensibilities to…

  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. CMT Plans 'Flameworthy' Video Awards

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country Music Television (CMT) has announced plans for the first awards show to honor country music videos. Set for June 12 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, the inaugural CMT Flamworthy Vi Country Music Television (CMT) has announced plans for the first awards show to honor…

  9. 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…

  10. Hot Product

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from N*E*R*D, Destiny's Child, Bob Mould, B2K, and more. 'Search' And Ye Shall Find Production duo the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have spent the past few years churning out hits for the likes of Britney Spears, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and &…

  11. Rhino Leads The Band Through One 'Last Waltz'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rhino Records, United Artists, and MGM Home Entertainment have teamed for a variety of projects to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the final concert by the original incarnation of the Band, later re Rhino Records, United Artists, and MGM Home Entertainment have teamed for a variety of…

  12. 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,…

  13. Just the Right Sound—The Association Anthology

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST As noted in this two-disc set's booklet, three of BMI's top 100 songs of the century—"Never My Love," "Cherish," and "Windy"—belong to the Association, which is surpassed on the list onl As noted in this two-disc set's booklet, three of BMI's…

  14. Ferry Covers Dylan, Teams With Roxy Mates

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bryan Ferry, most recently seen on Roxy Music's 2001 reunion tour, resumes his solo career with the April 15 U.K. release of his new album "Frantic." The Virgin set features guest appearances by Radio Bryan Ferry, most recently seen on Roxy Music's 2001 reunion tour,…

  15. Moby Drafts Famous Pals For 'Stars' Video

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Electronic music maven Moby has teamed up with director Joseph Kahn (U2, Janet Jackson) on the video for "We Are All Made of Stars," the first single from his forthcoming V2/Mute album "18." The star- Electronic music maven Moby has teamed up with director Joseph Kahn (U2,…

  16. Weezer's Self Promotion Irks Label

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The unfamiliar Weezer songs listeners are hearing on U.S. modern rock radio stations this week have originated from an unlikely source: the band itself. "Dope Nose," "Keep Fishin'," "Take Control," an The unfamiliar Weezer songs listeners are hearing on U.S.…

  17. Mould Joins United Musicians For Albums, Tour

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock artist Bob Mould has joined the label collective United Musicians, founded by musicians Aimee Mann and Michael Penn. The company, in conjunction with RED Distribution and Mould's own Gran Veteran rock artist Bob Mould has joined the label collective United Musicians, founded…

  18. Makeba, Gubaidulina Win Polar Music Prize

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia Gubaidulina have been designated as the winners of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia…

  19. Zeppelin's John Paul Jones Brings The 'Thunder'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band of all time, John Paul Jones was in need for a change by the time Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980. Putting his own music on the As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band…

  20. One Night in America

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST They called him Memphis Charlie Musselwhite when the budding blues harmonica legend followed his black Mississippi Delta blues mentors north to Chicago to carve his own blues fame. They called him Memphis Charlie Musselwhite when the budding blues harmonica legend followed his black…

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