1. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence…

  2. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  3. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  4. Off the Record

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There's something about guitarist Ronny Jordan, and it's still refreshingly evident on his latest Blue Note offering. There's something about guitarist Ronny Jordan, and it's still refreshingly evident on his latest Blue Note offering. This follow-up to last year's…

  5. Cuttin' Heads

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in the aftermath of Sept. On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in…

  6. Deepak Chopra Gets Eurythmicized

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although he's been rather high profile lately, acting as musical director of TNT's recent tribute to John Lennon, and accompanying U2's performance of "Walk On" during the historic "America: A Tribute Although he's been rather high profile lately, acting as…

  7. More Stars To Proclaim 'Country Freedom'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the Oct. 21 Country Freedom Concert to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Set to take place at N Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the…

  8. Alana Davis Looks Inside For 'Fortune'

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of the release of her sophomore album, "Fortune Cookies" (Elektra, due Oct. 30), singer/songwriter and native New Yorker Alana Davis can't hide her anxiety. In the four years since the rele On the eve of the release of her sophomore album, "Fortune Cookies"…

  9. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-artists such as Robert Johnson, Hank Williams…

  10. Shabaz

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The creative spark that makes Shabaz such an intriguing musical proposition is generated by Sukhawat Ali Khan, his sister Riffat Salamat, and Richard Michos. The creative spark that makes Shabaz such an intriguing musical proposition is generated by Sukhawat Ali Khan, his sister Riffat…

  11. Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's tough not to skip the first eight cuts on Labour of Love and go straight for Marshall Crenshaw and Christine Ohlman's take on "Cruel to Be Kind." Not only is the song what most of us know the lau It's tough not to skip the first eight cuts on Labour of Love and…

  12. k.d. lang Lives For Idol Tony Bennett's Tour 'Request'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When various artists compare how they spent the summer of 2001, k.d. lang is likely to be the source of widespread envy. After all, she spent it with one of her idols: the legendary Tony Bennett. When various artists compare how they spent the summer of 2001, k.d. lang is likely to be the…

  13. Worship

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Recorded live this summer at Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., Worship is one of the year's most highly anticipated albums in the Christian market. Recorded live this summer at Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., Worship is one of the year's most highly…

  14. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find…

  15. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  16. Violinist Isaac Stern Dies At 81

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died Saturday. He was 81. Stern was one of the last great violinists of his generation and helped advance the careers Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died…

  17. 'Doobies' Announced, To Be Presented Virtually

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 2nd annual High Times Doobie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept. 12 at New York's Wetlands Preserve, was another victim of last week's terrorist attack on the city. The counter-culture The 2nd annual High Times Doobie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept.…

  18. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  19. Gigi

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw sings in the Amharic language of her native Ethiopia, with her keening voice negotiating richly ornamented melodies. Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw sings in the Amharic language of her native Ethiopia, with her keening voice negotiating richly…

  20. Show Me Something

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This is Rosie Ledet's sixth album—and her definitive project to date—for Louisiana label Maison de Soul. This is Rosie Ledet's sixth album—and her definitive project to date—for Louisiana label Maison de Soul. Over time, Ledet has handcrafted her special sound, which unites soul and…

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