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In Brief: Britney, Furtado (Rolling Stone) Britney Spears and Mick Jagger have been added to the list of performers for the twenty-ninth-annual American Music Awards, which are set for January 9th in Los Angeles the program will be aired on ABC . . . Nelly Furtado, Ja Rule, Usher, Outkast and India.Arie will announce the nominees for the forty-fourth-annual Grammy Awards on January 4th in Beverly Hills . . . Betty Blowtorch frontwoman Bianca Halstead was killed on December 15th in a car accident near New Orleans; she was thirty-six . . . Robbie Robertson will be the keynote speaker at the South by Southwest Music Conference, which will take place in Austin from March 13th through the 17th . . . Chuck Schuldiner, the singer/guitarist of death-metal pioneers Death, died December 13th of complications of a brain tumor. He was thirty-four . . . - Dec 18 8:30 PM ET


Al Musella's Comments: (This is his personal views and are not necessarily the views of the Musella Foundation!)



Website: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/rolls/20011218/en/in_brief_britney_furtado_1.html

Posted on: 12/19/2001

In Brief: Britney, Furtado

Britney Spears and Mick Jagger have been added to the list of performers for the twenty-ninth-annual American Music Awards, which are set for January 9th in Los Angeles; the program will be aired on ABC . . . Nelly Furtado, Ja Rule, Usher, Outkast and India.Arie will announce the nominees for the forty-fourth-annual Grammy Awards on January 4th in Beverly Hills . . . Betty Blowtorch frontwoman Bianca Halstead was killed on December 15th in a car accident near New Orleans; she was thirty-six . . . Robbie Robertson will be the keynote speaker at the South by Southwest Music Conference, which will take place in Austin from March 13th through the 17th . . . Chuck Schuldiner, the singer/guitarist of death-metal pioneers Death, died December 13th of complications of a brain tumor. He was thirty-four . . .

The two-disc Essential Johnny Cash will be released on February 12th, covering the country legend's four-decade career, including "The Wanderer," his collaboration with U2 . . . Madonna (news - web sites), Radiohead and U2 are nominated for Pollstar's Major Tour of the Year prize, which will be awarded at a ceremony in Hollywood on February 9th . . . According to a medical examiner, former Big Country frontman Stuart Adamson died of asphyxiation from hanging on December 16th . . . Impact of a Legend, a new Eazy-E DVD, will be released on March 26th . . . Leann Rimes will marry dancer Dean Sheremet in Dallas on February 23rd . . . Live shows by Radiohead, Queensryche and Corrosion Of Conformity will air on various satellite/cable stations as part of Music Choice's January concert series . . .

Sheryl Crow received an honorary doctoral degree on December 15th during the commencement ceremony at Southeast Missouri State University . . . The songs from Shaggy's hit album, Hotshot, will be remixed for Hotshot Ultramix, due February 12th . . . Musiq Soulchild made a guest appearance at Stevie Wonder's sixth annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert on Saturday in Los Angeles . . . Everlast tapped Jane's Addiction's Stephen Perkins, the Deftones' Stephen Carpenter and members of Cypress Hill for a new all-star band, Mary Jane's Boyfriends, which performed in Los Angeles on December 15th . . . The Florida Orchestra filed a lawsuit against Arista Records to claim royalties from the re-release of Whitney Houston's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" . . .

Five classic Johnny Cash albums from the late-Fifties through the mid-Sixties, will be issued on CD for the first time on March 12th . . . Natalie Merchant will be featured on Up Close and Personal With Natalie Merchant, a televised concert to air on December 21st on Oxygen . . . A new Uncle Tupelo compilation -- consisting of songs from the band's first three, out-of-print albums and previously unreleased material -- will be released on March 12th . . . Tantric have landed the opening slot on Creed's tour, which kicks off on January 16th in Atlanta . . . Alan Jackson will release a new album on January 15th. It will include the hit single "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" . . . The Chemical Brothers will kick off a U.K. tour on March 18th at the Birmingham Academy . . . Travis Tritt will release two sixteen-track compilations, The Rockin' Side and The Lovin' Side, on February 5th . . .

(December 18, 2001)

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