1. Dodge Ad Boosts New Aerosmith Single

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST With an endless stream of car commercials hocking vehicles via classic rock anthems such as Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," little notice was taken when Dodge tru With an endless stream of car commercials hocking…

  2. My Story

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Listening to Townsend on these tracks, it's easy to hear that he's a veteran blues artist, but it's difficult to believe that he cut these tunes when he was 90 years old. Listening to Townsend on these tracks, it's easy to hear that he's a veteran blues artist, but it…

  3. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  4. U2's North American Tour Expands

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST U2 has tacked on eight new shows to the itinerary for the second North American leg of its Elevation world tour. The new dates begin Nov. 20 in Sacramento and will wrap Dec. 2 in Miami, about 30 miles U2 has tacked on eight new shows to the itinerary for the second North American leg of its…

  5. Linkin Park Extends Tour Plans

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming modern rock outfit Linkin Park has confirmed plans for a North American headlining tour to follow its stint on the Family Values tour, which wraps Nov. 17 in Tacoma, Wash. The new dates Up-and-coming modern rock outfit Linkin Park has confirmed plans for a North American…

  6. Britney Spears Restructures Fall Tour Plans

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has restructured her fall North American tour after a case of the flu delayed rehearsals. The trek will now begin Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C., with the originally scheduled kick-off dat Britney Spears has restructured her fall North American tour after a case of the flu delayed…

  7. Love and Theft

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind. Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the follow-up to Bob Dylan's…

  8. 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…

  9. Rod Stewart To Tour Into February

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having recently completed a 42-city tour of North America in support of his latest Atlantic album, "Human," Rod Stewart has announced another set of North American dates running through October and No Having recently completed a 42-city tour of North America in support of his latest…

  10. X Marks Rhino Reissues

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal California punk act X will next month see its first three albums remastered and re-released on CD in their entirety for the first time. Rhino will reissue 1980's "Los Angeles," 1981's "Wild Gi Seminal California punk act X will next month see its first three…

  11. Backstreet Tour Delayed Again

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys expect to resume the group's Black & Blue World Tour 2001 slightly later than originally planned, following band member AJ McLean's completion of treatment for depression and a The Backstreet Boys expect to resume the group's Black & Blue World Tour…

  12. Chris Whitley Takes A New Stand

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and stared at least most of them down. Since his still-revered Columbia debut of 10 years ago, "Living With the Law," the T Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and…

  13. Estranged Brother Dickey Betts Moves On

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dickey Betts is surprisingly calm as he discusses his new solo set, "Let's Get Together," due out July 31 via Back Alley/FreeFalls Entertainment. Though the album arrives at a pivotal point in his car Dickey Betts is surprisingly calm as he discusses his new solo set, "Let…

  14. Update: Backstreet Boys Postpone North American Tour

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Updating an earlier story, the Backstreet Boys have postponed their summer North American tour through Aug. 7 so group member AJ McLean can enter a treatment program for clinical depression, according Updating an earlier story, the Backstreet Boys have postponed their summer North American…

  15. Hundreds Remember John Lee Hooker

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite said that when you listened to John Lee Hooker's music you were hearing his heart. Musselwhite joined fellow blues musicians Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy yester Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite said that when you listened to John Lee…

  16. Bluesman John Lee Hooker Dies

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21) at his home in Los Altos, Calif. For six decades, Hooker's rich sonorous voice coupled with a brooding rhythmic Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21)…

  17. Beck, Williams, Harper Salute Mississippi John Hurt

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch, Ben Harper, Geoff Muldaur, Mark Selby, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Bruce Cockburn, Chris Smither, and Bill Morr Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch…

  18. Lives!

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT T. T. Graham Brown is a country balladeer with a boogie bluesman's heart, and he more than lives up to his sizable live rep with this collection of past hits and jukebox standards. Brown knows his way around a Delta rave-up, as demonstrated by the rollicking "Happy Ever After"…

  19. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the…

  20. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…

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