1. Medeski, Martin & Wood: An 'Uninvisible' Trio

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the title of the trio's 10th album, "Uninvisible" (due April 9 via Blue Note) is "a bit like a Rorschach test -- it means different thi According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the…

  2. Jam Favorites Sign On For Bonnaroo Festival

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, the String Cheese Incident, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade are among the acts confirmed for the first annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper,…

  3. Flyin' the Koop

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just what constitutes "jazz" and "jam-band," and where do the two go their separate ways? Purists would argue that the two have nothing to do with one another, but this release by Galactic drummer Sta Just what constitutes "jazz" and "jam-band," and…

  4. Blackalicious' 'Arrow' Spears De La Rocha, Harper

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, comprised of lyricist the Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, has drafted a stellar lineup of guests for its MCA debut, "Blazing Arrow," due April 30. The se Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, comprised of lyricist the Gift of Gab and…

  5. Marsalis Leads Playboy Jazz Lineup

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held June 15-16 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. On the first day of the event, Marsalis will perfor Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to…

  6. Hundreds Of Acts Flock To 2002 Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and India.Arie, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, to be held at t Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt,…

  7. Jam Bands Sign On For 'Superfly During Jazzfest'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Medeski Martin & Wood, Gov't Mule, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli, the New Deal, and Galactic are among the acts confirmed for the Superfly During Jazzfest concert series, set for April 2 Gov't Mule, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli,…

  8. SnoCore Icicle Ball Returns

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, "Animosity" (TVT). The group will kick off the month-long tour Jan. 26 in Royal Oaks, Mich., with former labFor the sec For the second year in a row, SnoCore has splintered into two concurrent tours,…

  9. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  10. Isaak's 'Tonight' Arrives Next Month

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reprise has set a Feb. 12 release date for Chris Isaak's first album in four years. "Always Got Tonight" is Isaak's first set since 1998's "Speak of the Devil," and its 12 songs follow in the artist's Reprise has set a Feb. 12 release date for Chris…

  11. Tony Bennett & Friends Win Bravos For 'Blues'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated his three-quarter-century mark in August with a gala event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. RPM Records/Columbia fo Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated…

  12. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band'…

  13. 'Breathe' Benefit Downsized

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This weekend's Breathe breast cancer benefit concert has been moved from Los Angeles' 8,500-capacity Greek Theatre to the more intimate 2,300-capacity Wiltern Theatre. Organizers cite less support tha This weekend's Breathe breast cancer benefit concert has been moved from Los…

  14. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  15. '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.…

  16. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  17. Billboard Bits: Spitfire, Big Head Todd, VMAs

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Spitfire Tour, Big Head Todd, VMAs Ambitious political rapper Michael Franti, former Dead Kennedy frontman Jello Biafra, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and singer/songwriter Jill Sobule are among those slated to appear on the fourth annual Spitfire Tour, a non-profit jaunt of…

  18. Diana Krall's 'Look Of Love'

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Diana Krall, revered by critics and consumers alike as one of today's preeminent jazz singers, returns Sept. 18 with "The Look of Love" -- a Verve release that strives to broaden her creative palette Diana Krall, revered by critics and consumers alike as one of today's…

  19. Billboard Bits: Backstreet Boys, Kinks, Album Leaf

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Backstreet Boys, Kinks, Album Leaf Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys spent some time yesterday (Sept. 9) with patients at Boston's Children's Hospital to help raise awareness of the disease lupus. Dorough joined patients and doctors to promote a newly formed alliance that…

  20. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind Marc Anthony and Destiny's Child are the latest performers to be added to the lineup for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. While Anthony will perform solo, Destiny's Child will join Alejandro Sanz at the Sept. 11 ceremony,…

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