1. Love Is Everything: The Jane Siberry Anthology

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There's a lot to be said for artists who insist on following the beat of their own drum. There's a lot to be said for artists who insist on following the beat of their own drum. No artist does this better than Canadian chanteuse Jane Siberry, who has, over the years, flirted with…

  2. Espíritu Vivo

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest effort by Peruvian sensation Susana Baca reflects the artist's ongoing fascination with her country's black music heritage, which tra Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest…

  3. When I Was Cruel

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners from the fact that he is one of the rare artists of his generation to grow more adventurous with time. Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners…

  4. Vhunze Moto

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Medeski Martin and Wood turn in some of their most satisfying and accessible work in years on Uninvisible, the genre-hopping jazz trio's latest exploration of funk-soul-rock-hip-hop fusion. Medeski Martin and Wood turn in some of their most satisfying and accessible work in years on…

  5. Injured Jewel Determined To Tour Europe

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel plans to go ahead with her planned European tour. Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel…

  6. Jewel Thrown From Horse, Euro Tour In Doubt

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jewel (full name: Jewel Kilcher) was injured yesterday (April 24) when she was thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. Due to her injuries and Singer/songwriter Jewel (full name: Jewel Kilcher) was injured yesterday (April 24) when she…

  7. Todd Snider's 'New Connection'

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like the singer/songwriters he admires most, Todd Snider manages to effectively translate life experiences into songs that capture the imagination. On the R.S. Field-produced "New Connection," his fif Like the singer/songwriters he admires most, Todd Snider manages to effectively…

  8. Atlanta Prepares For 'On The Bricks'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rising neo-soul star India.Arie will headline the inaugural show of Atlanta's 2002 On the Bricks free weekly concert series. Set for May 24 in the city's Centennial Olympic Park, the bill for the open Rising neo-soul star India.Arie will headline the inaugural show of Atlanta's…

  9. Parents Of Dream Street Members Sue

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The parents of the members of Dream Street have filed suit against the teen boy band's creators, alleging that their children were exposed to booze, women, and pornography. The lawsuit, filed in New Y The parents of the members of Dream Street have filed suit against the teen boy band&…

  10. Mott The Hoople Principals To Tour

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the perennially sunglassed frontman of Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter made some of the finest music of the '70s, including "All the Way From Memphis," "Honaloochie Boogie," and the David Bowie-penned As the perennially sunglassed frontman of Mott The Hoople, Ian…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Dashboard, Creamfields

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Dashboard Confessional, Creamfields Microhits Music Corp. has filed a copyright-infringement suit against Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie), his songwriting partners, publishers, Lava Records, and Atlantic Records over Rock's 1998 song "Cowboy." The suit --…

  12. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  13. C'mon, C'mon

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Trends, be damned! Crow closes a four-year gap between recordings with a set that bravely (and wisely) leaves the tail-chasing and kiddie-baiting to others. Trends, be damned! Crow closes a four-year gap between recordings with a set that bravely (and wisely) leaves the tail-chasing and…

  14. The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap into the younger generation's budding enthusiasm for Americana authenticity by presenting its veteran blues artists as folk pi In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap…

  15. Co-Balt

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hardcore fans of the ever-quirky, wholly uninhibited Southern singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt definitely seem to be getting more out of Brute—his occasional teaming with Widespread Panic— Hardcore fans of the ever-quirky, wholly uninhibited Southern singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt definitely…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Osbournes,' 'Episode II,' Autechre

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Osbournes,' 'Episode II,' Autechre "The Osbournes," the reality sitcom about rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, is officially the biggest hit series in MTV's 21-year history. Just under 6.3 million people watched Tuesday's…

  17. Costello Previews 'Cruel' In NYC

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live preview of his forthcoming album, "When I Was Cruel," to a New York crowd made up largely of Island/Def Jam staff mem Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live…

  18. Tyrese Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer and actor Tyrese (full name: Tyrese Gibson) has been hospitalized for injuries from a motorcycle accident last week, his spokesperson said. The 23-year-old performer sustained cuts and injured Singer and actor Tyrese (full name: Tyrese Gibson) has been hospitalized for injuries from a…

  19. Susana Baca Brings Sept. 11 Into The Studio

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs better in front of a crowd. Knowing this, she, producer Craig Street, and the folks at Luaka Bop Records decided Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs…

  20. Aerosmith Relishes 'Icon' Status

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As bassist Tom Hamilton puts it, Aerosmith's collective feet are pushed solidly to the floor. On the heels of the million-selling Columbia album "Just Push Play" and the No. 7 Hot 100 hit "Jaded," the As bassist Tom Hamilton puts it, Aerosmith's collective feet…

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