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The new CD is a return to form

Canadian uber- band Rush has announced their 2002 summer tour, and they plan on resurrecting older songs as well.

Awesome, baby! Awesome!

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Today’s New Releases

As we head slowly into the delicious summer the Music companies are slowly starting to release music that is more worthy of out time.

And today is no exception. We get a very worthy release this day courtesy of the luscious Sheryl Crow!

Here’s a look at the rest of the new CD releases for Tuesday, April 16, 2002.

* A GLOBAL THREAT Here We Are
* ANDY WILLIAMS 25 All-Time Greatest Hits: 1956-1961 The Cadence Years (Varese Sarabande)
* ASHANTI Foolish (Def Jam)
* BAABA MAAL Missing You (Palm)
* BILL CHARLAP Stardust (Blue Note)
* BILL LASWELL & JAH WOBBLE Radio Axiom (Palm)
* BILLY VAUGHN The Billy Vaughn Collection (Varese Sarabande)
* CASKET LOTTERY Survival is For Cowards
* CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA All that You Give (Ninja Tune)
* CRAIG ARMSTRONG As If To Nothing (Virgin)
* DENALI Denali (Jade Tree)
* DIANE CRAIG Fortunes Told (Other People’s Music)
* DJ ALIGATOR Payback Time (Popular)
* FATS DOMINO Fats Domino Jukebox (Capitol)
* FLAW Through the Eyes (Universal)
* FRICTION Hours of Operation: Discography 1991-1994 (Polyvinyl)
* GIGI Gigi (Palm)
* GOGI GRANT Her Very Best (Varese Sarabande)
* JANE SIBERRY Love Is Everything: The Jane Siberry Anthology (Rhino)
* JELLO BIAFRA Big Ka-Boom, Part One (Alternative Tentacles)
* KAIA Oregon (Mr. Lady)
* LA MOSCA TSE TSE Visperas de Carnaval (EMI Latin)
* LENNY SOLOMON After You’ve Gone (Virgin)
* MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER Yellow Stone – The Music of Nature (American Gramaphone)
* MU330 Ultra Panic (Asian Man Records)
* MUKEKA DI RATO Acabar Com Voce
* NORTEC COLLECTION Tijuana Sessions (Palm)
* OASIS The Hindu Times (single) (Sony)
* PAUL ANKA Live in Las Vegas (Varese Sarabande)
* PEDRO THE LION Control (Jade Tree)
* PORTABLE Only If You Look Up (TVT)
* RACHELLE FERREL Live At Montreux (Blue Note)
* ROKY ERICKSON & THE ALIENS The Evil One (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
* RUSTED ROOT Welcome to My Party (Island)
* SHERYL CROW C’mon, C’mon (A&M)
* SKINDIVE Skindive (Palm)
* SLY & ROBBIE Strip To The Bone (Palm)
* TEYE El Gitano Punky (Other People’s Music)
* THE BALDWIN BROTHERS Cooking With Lasers (TVT)
* THE BEARDS Funtown (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
* THE CONSTANTINES The Modern Sinner Nervous Man
* THE FULL NINE The Full Nine (Hollywood)
* THE KENT 3 Spells
* THE TOASTERS Enemy of the System (Asian Man Records)
* TRISTEZA Tristeza (Gravity)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS Finger Poppin’ And Stompin’ Feet (Capitol)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS Sunday Morning Coffee (American Gramaphone)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS Progressive Development 1 (Nettwerk)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS Bluegrass Mountain Style (Rounder)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS True Bluegrass (Rounder)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS Ska Almighty (Rounder)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS A-F Records Sampler
* VARIOUS ARTISTS Apocalypse Always (Alternative Tentacles)
* VARIOUS ARTISTS Jade Tree Sampler (Jade Tree)

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I’m speechless!

Dude, Where’s the Sequel?

Twentieth Century Fox is developing a sequel to its low-budget hit comedy “Dude, Where’s My Car?”

Entitled “Seriously Dude, Where’s My Car?,” the new picture would follow the adventures of two sophomoric underachievers, played by Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott, who — thanks to some particularly potent marijuana — are once more comedically denied the whereabouts of their ride.

The decision seems obvious, at least on a financial level: the $14 million picture “Dude, Where’s My Car?” grossed $73 million worldwide since its 2000 release.

The studio is in final negotiations to sign producers Gil Netter and Wayne Rice and screenwriter Philip Stark for the sequel. It plans to shoot the film next year during Kutcher’s summer hiatus from hit sitcom “That ’70s Show,” where Stark formerly served as a story editor.

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I’ll go and see it

Miramax Buys ‘Seinfeld’ Documentary

Miramax Films has inked for worldwide rights to “Comedian,” a documentary about Jerry Seinfeld’s year on the road doing standup gigs after “Seinfeld” ended its hugely successful NBC run. No release date is set.

The documentary, which had been offered to other distributors, went to Miramax following protracted negotiations. Seinfeld financed the picture himself.

Directed by Christian Charles and produced by Gary Streiner, the Ogilvy and Mather creatives who made Seinfeld’s American Express commercials, “Comedian” takes audiences behind the scenes as Seinfeld travels from venue to venue for his standup gigs. It also includes appearances by Seinfeld pals Colin Quinn, Chris Rock and Garry Shandling.

The 100-minute picture, shot on mini DV, offers up Seinfeld post-bachelorhood — a less private comic able to mock singleness and marriage at the same time.

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Ouch! I am starting to feel guilty!

Global recorded music sales in 2001 fell five percent to $33.7 billion because of a sluggish global economy and increased consumer piracy.

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Well, I find that hard to believe

The Smiths have beaten off the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to be declared the most important rock group of the last 50 years.

Hmmm….

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I love that guy!

NO LONGER SPONGE-WORTHY?

SpongeBob Squarepants creator Steve Hillenburg telling the Los Angeles Times that, after 60 episodes, he is taking an indefinite break from the hit Nickelodeon ‘toon. The cable net has the option of continuing without him.

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Boooooooo!!!!!!

PHONING HOME

Steven Spielberg’s rerelease of E.T. earned $1.5 million over the weekend to surpass Star Wars: Episode I–The Phantom Menace for third place on the all-time domestic box office list. Its 20-year total now stands at $433 million, behind the original Star Wars and Titanic.

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R.I.P.

MOURNED

Robert Urich, the Emmy-winning actor who became a fixture on American television with starring roles on Vega$ and Spenser: For Hire, died early Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. Urich was 55.

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Was he still working?!?!

“ROCKY IV” STAR DOLPH LUNDGREN ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

B-movie star Dolph Lundgren has announced his retirement from movie making. “I’d like to spend the next 20 years with my family and kids, taking life easy,” said Lundgren to a Swedish tabloid. However, Lundgren does have one last movie on the way: STRAIGHT BLAST. In BLAST, Lundgren plays “a cold-blooded assassin.”