1. Bosstones Go Indie, Pull 'Jackknife'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are heading back to their independent label roots. Come July 9, the Boston-based band will release "A Jack Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty…

  2. Will Downing Takes Listeners On A 'Sensual Journey'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Sensual Journey," Will Downing's ninth album and first for GRP Records, validates the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's assertion that he is a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged adult R&B . "I feel like He rightfully considers himself a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged…

  3. New Songs, Surprises Abound At Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival over the weekend in Indio, Calif., playing before crowds of 30,000 on both days. The even Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music …

  4. Rush Extends North American Tour

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock trio Rush has confirmed 10 West Coast dates for the second leg of its North American tour. The additional stateside run in support of the forthcoming Anthem/Atlantic album "Vapor Trails, Canadian rock trio Rush has confirmed 10 West Coast dates for the second leg of its…

  5. Rush Blazes A 'Vapor Trail'

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It is and it isn't a coincidence that "One Little Victory" -- a song that celebrates personal triumph -- is the lead single from Rush's forthcoming album, "Vapor Trails" (due May 14 via Atlantic Recor It is and it isn't a coincidence that "One Little…

  6. Shake

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Italian Zucchero's homage to John Lee Hooker is an intoxicating, delicious collection of music that begs to be listened to, digested, and listened to again and again. Italian Zucchero's homage to John Lee Hooker is an intoxicating, delicious collection of music that begs to be…

  7. Outkast, Shaggy Cook Up 'Scooby' Snacks

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New music from Outkast, Shaggy, Lil' Romeo, and Solange highlights the Lava/Atlantic soundtrack to the Warner Bros. live-action "Scooby-Doo" motion picture. The set is due June 4, 10 days before the f New music from Outkast, Shaggy, Lil' Romeo, and Solange highlights the…

  8. Billboard Bits: System Of A Down, Manilow, Grushecky

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on System Of A Down, Manilow, Grushecky System Of A Down yesterday (April 23) released an enhanced version of its latest album, "Toxicity" (American/Columbia). The new set features the same 14 tracks repackaged with a "metallic rendering" of the cover art and a…

  9. Breeders Going Global For 'Title TK'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Resurrected alt-rockers the Breeders have announced a host of European and North American tour dates running through mid-August in support of the new record. Resurrected alt-rockers the Breeders -- whose third album , "Title TK" (Elektra), is due May 21 -- have announced a host of…

  10. 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:…

  11. 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…

  12. Not Quite Van Halen: Roth, Hagar Team For Tour

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar will hit the road together on this summer's co-headlining Song For Song, The Heavywe In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen…

  13. TMBG Moves 'No!'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!," has been moved to June 11. Originally expected in April, the Idlewild Recordings/Rounder release will be issued as an enhanced The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!,"…

  14. All 'Trails' Lead To Rush Tour

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian power trio Rush will kick off its first tour in five years June 28 in Hartford, Conn. The 27 confirmed stops are the first in the band's planned extensive tour in support of its latest Atlant Canadian power trio Rush will kick off its first tour in five years June 28 in Hartford…

  15. Kid Rock, Pam Anderson Engaged

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers -- the former Mrs. Tommy Lee is now engaged to bad-boy musician Kid Rock. The 34-year-old actress, star of the campy hit "V.I.P.," said "yes" when b Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers -- the…

  16. ACM Awards Add Star Performers

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be added to the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards ceremony. The performance lineup for Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be…

  17. 'Bandstand' 50th Gala Grows

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers…

  18. Rhino 'X'-cavates Reissues

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has readied a second batch of expanded reissues from seminal California punk act X for May 21 release. The three albums, 1983's "More Fun in the New World," 1985's "Ain't Love Grand," and 1987's Rhino has readied a second batch of expanded…

  19. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Turn Out For 'UrbanAID'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good cause last night (April 9) at LIFEbeat's UrbanAID 2 benefit. Held at New York's Beacon Theatre, the benefit concert featured perform R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good…

  20. Carl Perkins Remembered

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The late rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins was remembered for his love of music yesterday (April 9) in his hometown of Jackson, Tenn., on what would have been his 70th birthday. The late rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins was remembered for his love of music yesterday (April 9) in his hometown of…

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