1. Elliott Smith Finishes 'Basement' Tapes

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album, tentatively titled "From a Basement on the Hill," according to manager Scott Booker. While label and release date informati Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album,…

  2. 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…

  3. Gin Blossoms Reuniting In Arizona

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act the Gin Blossoms, which rose from Tempe, Ariz., nightclubs in the early '90s to platinum-selling album success before disbanding in 1997, is scheduled to appear at Nita's Hideaway in T Modern rock act the Gin Blossoms, which rose from Tempe, Ariz., nightclubs in the…

  4. Hearing Voices

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ackerman founded Windham Hill in 1976 to release an album of his solo guitar music, In Search of the Turtle's Navel. Ackerman founded Windham Hill in 1976 to release an album of his solo guitar music, In Search of the Turtle's Navel. He has continued to record in this style for the…

  5. MTV Unplugged

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST For his MTV Unplugged debut, Alejandro Sanz said he didn't want an album of old hits but rather a collection of lesser-known material. And although a couple of hits are included here—notably "C For his MTV Unplugged debut, Alejandro Sanz said he didn't want an album of old hits…

  6. Indie Acts Join Forces For Homeless Benefit CD

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST A cast of prominent indie rockers will again join forces to benefit the homeless when "The Amos House Collection, Vol. II," is released Jan. 15 via Rhode Island-based Wishing Tree Records. Featuring r A cast of prominent indie rockers will again join forces to benefit the homeless…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A recap of late R&B star Aaliyah's chart performance, and a look at R&B acts who debuted in the 1960s who appear on the charts today, plus stories on Blu Cantrell, Jennifer Lopez, and Ja Rule. IN TRIBUTE: It was just a little over seven years ago that a young R&B singer by…

  8. The Incredible Moses Leroy On The Road

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Incredible Moses Leroy (real name: Ron Founteberry), will kick off a tour tomorrow (July 11) at Schuba's in Chicago. The trek comes in support of his cleverly concocted Ultimatum debut album, "Ele The Incredible Moses Leroy (real name: Ron Founteberry), will kick off a tour…

  9. Rio

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the original lineup of Duran Duran reunited for a new album and tour, the timing seems right for the reissue of 1982's Rio. With the original lineup of Duran Duran reunited for a new album and tour, the timing seems right for the reissue of 1982's Rio. The album has been…

  10. Missing Persons Found Again

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of California shows in July that will be the precursor further touring later this year, and a full U.S. tour next summer. Best Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of…

  11. Original Duran Duran Lineup To Reunite

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The original five members of Duran Duran are reforming for the first time in more than 15 years. Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Andy Taylor have not recorded together since The original five members of Duran Duran are reforming for the first time in more than 15…

  12. Dixie Chicks, Womack Lead ACM Winners

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 9), each taking home a trio of trophies from the ceremony at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night …

  13. The Anglo Files

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Agent Sumo, Matthew Herbert, Compost, Air, Mark B & Blade Agent Sumo Set to Dominate Agent Sumo -- Martin Cole and Steven Halliday -- are the latest dance act to emerge from the prolific area of South London that spawned fellow Virgin signings Mutiny and Basement Jaxx (XL…

  14. Rodney Crowell Looks Back On 'Houston Kid'

    February 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell takes an unflinching look at his rough-and-tumble Texas upbringing with his new album, "The Houston Kid," due Feb. 13 on Sugar Hill Records. Singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell takes an unflinching look at his rough-and-tumble Texas upbringing with his…

  15. Rodney Crowell Looks Back On 'Houston Kid'

    February 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell takes an unflinching look at his rough-and-tumble Texas upbringing with his new album, "The Houston Kid," due Feb. 13 on Sugar Hill Records. Singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell takes an unflinching look at his rough-and-tumble Texas upbringing with his…

  16. Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14,

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14, 2001 For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but direct one -- Stevie Wonder was instrumental…

  17. Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City, Jan. 14, 2001.I For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but direct one -- Stevie Wonder was…

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