1. Red Letter Days

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The beauty of the Wallflowers is that they function far beyond time. They don't bend or yield to trends. The beauty of the Wallflowers is that they function far beyond time. They don't bend or yield to trends. Rather, they strive to be a classic band, crafting timeless songs that…

  2. The Rodeo Eroded

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the Atlantic-distributed Ropedope imprint for the venturesome instrumental group's most engaging, impressive album yet. Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the…

  3. New Found Freedom

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's the little touches that make a contemporary jazz release stand out from the pack, and most are so intrinsic to the nature of jazz that it is a wonder how often they are ignored. It's the little touches that make a contemporary jazz release stand out from the pack, and most are…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…

  5. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  6. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  7. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  8. Tunes On TV

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 4 "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Tommy Lee. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artist: Aaliyah, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Sum 41. …

  9. Donnas Rebel Against Pop On Tour

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the release of their Atlantic debut "Spend the Night," longtime indie outfit the Donnas are attempting to come to terms with the increased publicity that normally surrounds a buzz band on the ris With the release of their Atlantic debut "Spend the Night," longtime…

  10. Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Madonna, H and Claire, and "Bonnie & Clyde." LADIES STILL LOVE COOL JAMES Hi Fred, Reading Michael Ellis and Todd Martens' summary of chart news on Billboard.com last Thursday, I was amazed to discover that "…

  12. Audioslave Rocks The Mic With DMX

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell -- have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello,…

  13. Pearl Jam To Rock Seattle Benefit

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will on Dec. 8 play its first hometown show since October 2001 with a benefit concert at Seattle's Key Arena. Guitarist Mike McCready told local radio station KNDD today (Oct. 23) that proce Pearl Jam will on Dec. 8 play its first hometown show since October 2001 with a benefit…

  14. Radiohead, Coldplay Head Q Awards

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the world today" at the 13th annual Q Awards, held yesterday (Oct. 21) in London. Coldplay picked up the best album award for "A Rush For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the…

  15. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  16. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself…

  18. Brazilian Dreams

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom Jobim), helped along by vocal group New York Voices and Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, is tasteful and subdued. Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom…

  19. The Last DJ

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's always sort of tough to rally behind an artist dissin' the music industry—I mean, how do you support someone who's living a rock star's life but still complaining, right? It's always sort of tough to rally behind an artist dissin' the music industry—I mean,…

  20. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville: Entertainer of the year: the Del McCoury Band Male vocalist of the…

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