1. Alanis Excels On Her Own

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the final frame of the clever video for the new Alanis Morissette single, "Hands Clean, "a loose retelling of her rise to stardom, she sits alone -- serene, comfortable, and completely confident. A In the final frame of the clever video for the new Alanis Morissette single, "…

  2. Feeder Drummer Jon Lee Found Dead

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, was found dead at his home in Miami on Monday. Lee, 33 and originally from Newport in South Wales, is said by unconfirmed reports to have hanged hi Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, was found dead at his home in Miami on…

  3. Rancid, Strummer 'Give 'Em The Boot'

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Rancid, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Dropick Murphys, Agnostic Front, and others will be featured on the third volume of Hellcat's budged-priced punk and ska compilation series, "Give Tracks from Rancid, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Dropick Murphys, Agnostic…

  4. Bad Religion Planning North American Tour

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran punk act Bad Religion is lining up a North American tour in support of its upcoming Epitaph album "The Process of Belief," due out Jan. 22. Before setting out with Hot Water Music and Less Tha Veteran punk act Bad Religion is lining up a North American tour in support of its…

  5. Billboard Bits: Kurupt, Mathus/Guy, No Good

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Kurupt, James Mathus/Buddy Guy, No Good Rapper Kurupt will release the home video "G-TV" on Feb. 19 via Southwest Distributors. The film, available on two VHS tapes or a double-disc DVD, chronicles life on the road with the rapper, who said in a statement, "there's…

  6. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…

  7. Third Chuck E. Weiss Album Due

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the release of his third album, "Old Souls & Wolf Tickets" (Rykodisc). The album is the follow-up to 1999's Tom Waits-produ The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the…

  8. Ted Hawkins' Early Fave Sees Daylight

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST As musicians go, the late Venice Beach busker Ted Hawkins seems to have been the prototypical fish out of water when he convened with artist/producer Michael Messer and his band in a London studio in As musicians go, the late Venice Beach busker Ted Hawkins seems to have been the prototypical…

  9. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Britney Spears,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Presley Steely Dan principals Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have recently spent time recording material which may comprise the follow-up to 2000's Grammy album of the year, "Two Against Nature." A posting on the group's official…

  11. Oldham Still 'Rolling' With The Stones

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K. rockers will almost certainly be performing to mark this milestone, and the inevitable media hoopla will ens 2002 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K.…

  12. Neptunes, Daft Punk Tinker With Air

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Neptunes, Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, and Modjo are among the acts that have contributed remixes to the Air odds-and-ends collection "Everybody Hertz," due Feb. 19 from Astralwerks. The 10-track The Neptunes, Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, and Modjo are among the acts…

  13. Final Harrison Cut Due For North American Release

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues," will see release in the North America on Jan. 8 via Rhino. The album, which contains the last song George Har Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland&…

  14. Canadian Mainstream Embraces Swollen Members

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST The recent enthusiastic embrace by mainstream audiences in Canada of Vancouver-based hip-hop duo Swollen Members -- alias MCs Mad Child and Prevail -- means the act has assuredly lost its long-held (a The recent enthusiastic embrace by mainstream audiences in Canada of Vancouver-based hip-hop…

  15. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

  16. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. But it's his elder fellow Mississippian Charley…

  17. Colvin, Vega On New Folkways Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky will be featured on the two-disc, 34-track Smithsonian Folkways release "Fast Folk: A Communi Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka,…

  18. Unified Theory Unravels

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Unified Theory, the band formed out of the ashes of Blind Melon, has called it quits, with bassist Brad Smith blaming a sudden lack of chemistry for the demise. Unified Theory, the band formed out of the ashes of Blind Melon, has called it quits, with bassist Brad Smith blaming a sudden lack…

  19. Their Greatest Hits: The Record

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST This isn't the first time that the Brothers Gibb have offered a compilation of their many, many hits. This isn't the first time that the Brothers Gibb have offered a compilation of their many, many hits. But it is the first time they've offered interpretations of a handful of…

  20. The Who Draft Page, Plant, Oasis & More For Benefits

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb. 5-9 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with a cast of fellow rock heavyweights in tow. The Who will perform Feb. 7-8, while The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb.…

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