Wednesday, November 17, 1999
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The results of the official ChartAttack Top 99 of the 90's Reader's Poll are now online. Click HERE to see the list...and if you disagree with it, you have no-one to blame but yourselves! This was tabulated using YOUR Top 10 lists submitted over the last six months.
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Bryan Ferry, NEW!
Insane Clown Posse, NEW!
Ben Harper, NEW!
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Medeski, Martin And Wood, NEW!
Iggy Pop, NEW!
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TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES:
The compilation series that won't die is back and sure to sell thousands of copies once again. The Big Shiny Tunes CD venture started four years ago by major record labels EMI Music Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada, in association with MuchMusic and MusiquePlus. Big Shiny Tunes 2 and 3 have a combined sales of over 2,000,000 copies. Big Shiny Tunes 4 hits stores on November 23 and features some of the best alternative-rock hits of the year.
Here are the tracks on the compilation:
1. Chemical Brothers - "Let Forever Be"
2. Fatboy Slim - "Praise You"
3. Lenny Kravitz - "American Woman"
4. Moist - "Breathe"
5. The Tea Party - "Heaven Coming Down"
6. Silverchair - "Anthem For The Year 2000"
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Scar Tissue"
8. Blink 182 - "What's My Age Again?"
9. Matthew Good Band - "Hello Time Bomb"
10. Goo Goo Dolls - "Slide"
11. Orgy - "Blue Monday"
12. Serial Joe - "Mistake"
13. Kid Rock - "Bawitdaba"
14. I Mother Earth - "Summertime In The Void"
15. Sugar Ray - "Someday"
16. Smash Mouth - "All Star"
Bring out your hairspray and fluorescent bracelets because Platinum Blonde is back playing in the clubs. The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver has just announced that '80s Canadian pop icons Platinum Blonde are playing a show there Dec. 9. Be prepared to hear those radio-friendly hits like: "Crying," "Situation Critical" and "Standing In The Dark." But will lead singer Mark Holmes be showcasing any of his new tunes with his own '90s band 9?
You young kids out there might not know who the hell Rik Emmett is, but just ask your parents and they'll be sure to pull out a Triumph album or two. Emmett was widely known as one of the best guitarists of his day (not to mention the fact that no one looked more horrid in pink spandex, shudder to think). Now Steve's Music Store, in association with Yamaha-Canada, presents Rik Emmett live at The 360 club on 326 Queen Street West in Toronto. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Emmett will meet and chat with fans while he plays most of his work.
Tori Amos, the eccentric piano player-singer-songwriter recently chatted with Ana Voog, who is well-known for using her website to document her personal life. Now, thanks to Amos' website, MTVNews says that you can hear their entire discussion as their meeting will be Webcast at toriamos.com on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Finally, Amos will be on hand to co-host a Fundraiser for RAINN (the Rape and Incest National Network, which the singer formed in 1994), with actor Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction) in New York on Dec. 7. The fundraiser will feature the U.S. release of Roth's directorial debut, The War Zone, which is a film detailing the struggle of a teenager who learns about the incestuous relationship between his father and sister. Tickets for the fundraiser, which includes the film's screening followed by a reception, go for $250.
Wendy (South Park)
Mary Kay Bergman, one of the voices on South Park, was found dead in her Los Angeles home Thursday night of an apparent suicide, according to MTVNews. The 38-year-old was with the show since its inception in 1997 and provided the voice for all of the show's female characters, including Ms. Cartman, Wendy Testaburger, Stan's Mom, Kenny's Mom, Mayor McDaniels, Ms. Crabtree, Principal Victoria, and others. During her time with South Park, Bergman worked beside numerous musical guest stars like Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Strummer, Elton John, the Cure's Robert Smith, and most recently Korn.
SISTER SOLEIL ONLINE
Tonight on JamTV, there will be a broadcast of a performance by Sister Soleil at 8:00 p.m.
MARY J. BLIGE, THE MAVERICKS AND JA RULE ON THE TUBE
Here's tonight's TV listings for your VCR-programming pleasure (all times EST):
Mary J. Blige - Saturday Night Live (12:00 a.m., COM)
Ja Rule - Rap City: The Basement (1:00 a.m., BET)
The Mavericks - Jay Leno (rerun, 2:05 a.m., NBC)
For the ultimate guide to music on television, check out Rock on TV.
Today's D.A.M.N. has been compiled by Debbie Bento.
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