1. Uberjam

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Scofield's latest groove-fest hits home in all the right places, from the feel-good rhythms that anchor the music to the solid jazz improvisations and appealing compositions at the heart of Guitarist Scofield's latest groove-fest hits home in all the right places, from the…

  2. I'm Every Woman

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country blues singer/guitarist Rory Block takes a scenic side trip into soul music on this, her 14th Rounder set. Country blues singer/guitarist Rory Block takes a scenic side trip into soul music on this, her 14th Rounder set. The Ashford & Simpson-penned title track, of course, covers…

  3. Age of the Sun

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor Control (OTC) co-founder Bill Doss largely abandons the experimental bent of his former band for a more straight In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no big wedding. It will be a small wedding with…

  5. Koko Taylor Hospitalized In Chicago

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported in fair condition yesterday (Jan. 29) at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital two days after fainting at her South Side nightclub, Koko Taylor's Celebrity. Th Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported in fair condition yesterday (Jan. 29) at…

  6. Lanois, Cohl Heading Into Canadian Music Hall

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris through the recording process, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan,…

  7. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Garth Brooks, Diana Krall, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, and pianist Richard Joo will pay tribute to Billy Joel at the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year awards dinner, to be held Feb. 25 at the…

  8. Oakenfold, Deep Dish Sign On For Ultra Festival

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and Roni Size are confirmed to appear March 23 at the fourth Ultra festival, which will kick off the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach. The event, which will be Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and Roni Size are confirmed to appear March 23 at the fourth Ultra…

  9. Keys, U2, Outkast, Dylan On Grammy Nominees CD

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping the seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due Feb. 5 on Universal Music Entertainment's (UME) UTV Records, the As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy…

  10. The Who: Together Again, For A Good Cause

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who -- vocalist Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, and bassist John Entwistle -- is about to hit the stag Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who…

  11. Billboard Bits: New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Osmond

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Donny Osmond Families are growing in a feminine way all about the music industry, as Metallica's James Hetfield, R&B singer Tamia, and country couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have all welcomed new female additions in recent days. On Jan. 17, Hetfield…

  12. Sugarcult Sweet On Tour, 'Van Wilder'

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure wit Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month…

  13. Country Stars, Vedder, Beck Join RAC Concerts

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to appear at its first series of historic all-star concerts on Feb. 26 in and around Los Angeles, Billboard report The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to…

  14. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, McCartney, Napster

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Napster Although it arrived a bit late for the holidays, Pearl Jam's annual Christmas single for members of its Ten Club fan organization lives up to the eclectic tracklists of its predecessors. The four-song vinyl release features a cover of John…

  15. Chapman, Mullen Among Dove Nominees

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan, and Rebecca St. James lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 33rd annual Dove Awards. Michael W. S With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan,…

  16. Top Acts Petition Against Seven-Year Law

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow, along with the Deftones, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Paul Doucette (matchbox twenty), and In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks…

  17. Billboard Bits: Phish, Weezer, 'Attack Of The Clones'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Phish, Weezer, 'Attack Of The Clones' Phish may be on a long-term hiatus, but its four members recently regrouped to record dialogue for the April 7 episode of Fox's "The Simpsons," according to a spokesperson. The episode features a previously recorded live…

  18. John Paul Jones Summons 'Thunder'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18 and take part in a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday (Jan. 27), both featuring special guest Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18…

  19. Billboard Bits: Brit Awards, Minnelli, Mellencamp

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brit Awards, Liza Minnelli, John Mellencamp The Strokes, Dido, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, and Sting are confirmed to perform at the 2002 Brit Awards , to be presented Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. As previously reported, Gorillaz snared a leading six…

  20. Nelly Furtado Bolsters Tour Itinerary

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The trek begins Jan. 28 in Victoria, British Columbia, and is scheduled to wrap April 18 in Toronto. Furtado will Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The…

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