Daily Insider
The Daily Insider is a music news service launched in 1981 to fill the need for up to the minute, accurate news about artists who are receiving airplay.  Billboard has called it, "a service that always manages to distinguish itself."  The Monday-through-Friday publication has provided interviews and news items to more than 125 outlets in the U.S., Canada and the Far East, including such clients as MTV, Muchmusic, MJI, AT40, Playboy, MusiquePlus, X Radio Network, ABC Rock Network, Radio/TV Hong Kong, Star-TV and various trade publications. For subscription information contact: Terrymars@aol.com
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THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2002
O-TOWN TELLS CLARKSON "GET A GOOD LAWYER AND SPEAK UP"
(DI)  O-TOWN'S DAN MILLER HAS SOME FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR KELLY CLARKSON:  "GET A GOOD LAWYER AND SPEAK YOUR MIND FROM THE BEGINNING."   MILLER HAS BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.  AFTER WINNING HIS PLACE IN O-TOWN COMPETING ON THE TV SHOW "MAKING THE BAND," HE IS NOW HELPING TO LAUNCH THE GROUP'S SECOND ALBUM, "02."  HIS ADVICE COMES AS "AMERICAN IDOL" CREATOR AND CLARKSON'S MANAGER, SIMON FULLER, HAS REVEALED PLANS FOR A MOVIE STARRING CLARKSON AND RUNNER-UP JUSTIN GUARINI.  THE ROMANTIC COMEDY WILL BE WRITTEN BY FULLER'S SISTER, KIM, WHO WROTE "SPICE WORLD."  FULLER IS ALSO DEVELOPING A SHOW CALLED "SECOND CHANCE IDOL" ON WHICH HAS-BEENS, OR AT LEAST THOSE PERCEIVED AS HAS-BEENS BY THE PUBLIC, WILL BE GIVEN A SHOT AT MAKING A COMEBACK.  WITH THE SECOND SEASON OF "POPSTARS," THE BRITISH EQUIVALENT OF "AMERICAN IDOL," NOT PERFORMING AS WELL AS THE FIRST, FULLER HAS ADMITTED, "IN ENGLAND, THE BUBBLE'S ALREADY ABOUT TO BURST.  THE CLEVER THING IS TO TAKE IT AND PARODY IT."  ALL OF WHICH MEANS CRITICS' DREAMS COULD COME TRUE:  CLARKSON'S FAST RISE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A HARD FALL.  "IN THE END IT'S REALLY ABOUT NOT BEING AFRAID TO SPEAK UP," SAYS O-TOWN'S MILLER. "YOU ARE THE ARTIST AND YOU HAVE TO PROMOTE.  YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP A LOT OF YOUR TIME AND A LOT OF YOUR LIFE FOR YOUR CRAFT.  SHE SHOULD JUST SAY WHAT SHE FEELS RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE BECAUSE WE DIDN'T DO THAT AND I THINK IT HURT US-NOT JUST MUSICALLY BUT WITH CONTRACTS AND WITH MONEY.  SO I HOPE SHE'S GOT A GOOD LAWYER AS WELL.  I KNOW SHE'S BATTLING A LOT OF THE SAME ISSUES WITH TELEVISION CONTRACTS AND RECORD CONTRACTS THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH."  MILLER ADDED WITH A LAUGH, "SHE'S IN A LOT BETTER POSITION THAN WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW.  SHE HAS THE BEST PROMOTION IN THE WORLD.  SHE'S EVERYWHERE."



SANTANA, STEWART, ELVIS ARE IN THE TOP FIVE
(DI)  FAITH HILL AND ELVIS PRESLEY WERE THE ONLY ARTISTS WHO HELD THEIR OWN AGAINST AN ONSLAUGHT OF NEW RELEASES ON THE SOUNDSCAN CHART THIS WEEK.  SANTANA EASILY OUTDISTANCED HILL.  "SHAMAN" SOLD ALMOST 300,000 COPIES, PUSHING HILL INTO SECOND PLACE.  THE FOO FIGHTERS DEBUT AT NO. THREE AND ROD STEWART'S ALBUM OF CLASSICS, "IT HAD TO BE YOU . . . THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK," ENTERS AT NO. FOUR.  ALTHOUGH SANTANA'S SUCCESS WAS PRETTY MUCH ASSURED AFTER "SUPERNATURAL," HE'S STILL GETTING MOST OF THE ATTENTION, WHEN STEWART'S HIGH DEBUT WAS A SURPRISE AND QUITE A CHANGE FROM HIS LAST ALBUM. "HUMAN" DEBUTED AT NO. 50 IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR AND QUICKLY SANK.  STEWART'S BIGGEST SUCCESS LATELY HAS BEEN A GREATEST HITS PACKAGE, WHICH HAS SOLD ALMOST 700,000 COPIES SINCE IT WAS RELEASED A YEAR AGO.  ELVIS PRESLEY'S "30 #1 HITS" CLOSES OUT THE TOP FIVE.  ANOTHER VETERAN ACT, THE ROLLING STONES, ALSO HANG ON TO THEIR TOP 10 STATUS THIS WEEK, WITH "40 LICKS" AT NO. NINE.                                   (10/31/02)

ARTISTS' RIGHTS BILL INTRODUCED IN NEW YORK
(DI)  AN ARTISTS' RIGHTS BILL SIMILAR TO THE ONE THAT DIED IN THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE EARLIER THIS YEAR, WAS INTRODUCED IN NEW YORK ON TUESDAY (29), THE MORNING AFTER A CONCERT WAS HELD TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE ARTISTS EMPOWERMENT COALITION, THE AEC.  THE BEACON THEATER CONCERT INCLUDED STEVIE WONDER, DMX, ROBERTA FLACK, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, MONTEL JORDAN AND FAITH EVANS.  THE ARTISTIC FREEDOM ACT WOULD LIMIT RECORDING CONTRACTS TO SEVEN YEARS.  IT HAS THE SUPPORT OF AFTRA, THE AFL-CIO AND THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS.  THE BILL WAS INTRODUCED BY NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, SHELDON SILVER, A DEMOCRAT.  THREE MORE DEMOCRATS ALSO SIGNED ON TO THE BILL.                                             (10/31/02)



N.E.R.D. AWARDED "SHORTLIST" PRIZE
(DI)  N.E.R.D. TOPPED BJORK, DJ SHADOW, THE HIVES, DOVES, APHEX TWIN, ZERO 7, THE FLAMING LIPS AND THE AVALANCHES TO WIN THE SECOND ANNUAL "SHORTLIST PRIZE" IN LOS ANGELES ON WEDNESDAY (30).  THE AWARD WAS RECOGNITION FOR THE DEBUT N.E.R.D. ALBUM, "IN SEARCH OF . . .," WHICH HAS NOW SOLD 450,000 AFTER A ROCKY START.  THE JUDGES INCLUDED BECK, IGGY POP, LARS ULRICH, LARRY MULLEN, JR., MEMBERS OF THE STROKES, ALANIS MORISSETTE, INDIA.ARIE, BAZ LUHRMANN AND SPIKE JONZE.  ALTHOUGH THE AWARD IS PRACTICALLY MEANINGLESS AND HAS NO VALUE, PHARRELL WILLIAMS AND CHAD HUGO OF N.E.R.D. SAID IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES THEY HAVE RECEIVED.  THEY SAID IT WAS COOL TO BE AMONG THOSE ARTISTS WHO WERE NOMINATED BECAUSE, "IT'S A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WITH A SIMILAR VISION TO MAKE MUSIC, NOT CARING WHAT BOUNDARIES OR GENRES.  IT'S FOR THE PEOPLE ULTIMATELY."  SIGUR ROS, WHO JUST RELEASED A NEW ALBUM AND STARTED A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS WEEK (30) IN TORONTO, WON THE PRIZE LAST YEAR.  THEIR SALES INCREASED BY 75 PERCENT BUT THE ALBUM STILL ONLY SOLD 122,000 COPIES IN THE U.S.                         (10/31/02)

U2 INTERVIEW WILL REALLY BE GLOBAL
(DI)  WHEN U2 DO THEIR FIRST GROUP INTERVEW IN TWO YEARS ON MONDAY (4) AT U2.COM, THEY WILL BE ON THREE DIFFERENT CONTINENTS.  LARRY MULLEN, JR. AND BONO WILL BE IN NEW YORK, EDGE WILL BE IN DUBLIN AND ADAM CLAYTON WILL BE PHONING IN FROM SOMEWHERE ON THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT.  THE HOUR-LONG Q&A WILL BE HOSTED BY BBC RADIO ONE'S JO WHILEY.  QUESTIONS FOR THE BAND CAN BE SUBMITTED TO "BEST OF" AT THE GROUP'S WEB SITE.                                                     (10/31/02)




JETT SUES MOVIE PRODUCERS FOR UNPAID FEE
(DI)  JOAN JETT FILED SUIT YESTERDAY (30) AGAINST THE PRODUCERS OF A MOVIE CALLED "PREY FOR ROCK AND ROLL," CLAIMING THEY HAVEN'T PAID HER THE AGREED UPON FEE FOR HER WORK.  IN THE SUIT, FILED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, JETT CLAIMS PREY LLC, HEADED BY A NEW JERSEY BUSINESSMAN, AND GMR PRODUCTIONS OF LOS ANGELES, AGREED TO PAY HER $100,000.  THE FEE WAS FOR JETT TO PROVIDE MUSIC FOR THE SOUNDTRACK AND MAKE AN APPEARANCE IN THE FILM.  SO FAR, THEY HAVE ONLY PAID HER $20,000.  WHEN SHE ASKED FOR THE BALANCE, JETT CLAIMS SHE WAS TOLD THEY WOULD RUN OUT OF MONEY IF THEY PAID HER.  SHE NOW WANTS AT LEAST TRIPLE THE $80,000 SHE IS OWED.                          (10/31/02)

"BARBERSHOP" CONTROVERSY RAGES ON
(DI)  IT'S DOUBTFUL THAT ICE CUBE OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FILM, "BARBERSHOP," COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED THE FIRESTORM OF CONTROVERSY IT HAS TOUCHED OFF.  ON MONDAY (28), THE 50,000 MEMBER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COSMETOLOGISTS SUED THE REVS. JESSE JACKSON AND AL SHARPTON, CLAIMING THEY MISREPRESENTED THEMSELVES AS SPOKESMEN FOR THE GROUP.  THE BARBERS ALSO SAY JACKSON'S REMARKS AND SHARPTON'S THREAT OF A BOYCOTT BECAUSE OF LINES IN THE FILM SCRIPT ABOUT THE REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND ROSA PARKS CREATED A NEGATIVE ATMOSPHERE THAT DROVE AWAY BUSINESS.  THIS WEEKEND (1 & 2), SHARPTON'S NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK IS SPONSORING A NATIONAL BLACKS IN COMMUNICATION SUMMIT IN DETROIT.  THE REV. HORACE SHEFFIELD III, PRESIDENT OF NAN'S MICHIGAN CHAPTER, CALLED "BARBERSHOP," "A FORM OF RACIST SNIPING BY THE MOVIE INDUSTRY."  THE GOAL OF THE SUMMIT IS TO DRAFT A SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO MOVIE MAKERS, TV AND RADIO BROADCASTERS INCLUDING SATELLITE BROADCASTERS AND PRINT PUBLISHERS.                                                  (10/31/02)




JENNIFER LOPEZ:  THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPICS COMMITTEE WILL BE VIEWING A PROMOTIONAL VIDEO MADE BY SAN FRANCISCO CELEBRITIES THIS WEEKEND IN WHICH ROBIN WILLIAMS SUGGESTS THAT ONE REASON FOR PICKING SAN FRANCISCO OVER NEW YORK IN 2012 MIGHT BE THE WEATHER.  HE NOTES THAT EAST COAST SUMMERS ARE "HOTTER THAN J. LO'S THONG AT CARNAVAL."  THAT WOULD BE THE OPPOSITE OF SAN FRANCISCO, WHERE MARK TWAIN IS OFTEN QUOTED AS SAYING, "THE COLDEST WINTER I EVER SPENT WAS SUMMER IN SAN FRANCISCO," ALTHOUGH HE NEVER ACTUALLY MADE THE REMARK.

EMINEM:  EMINEM'S GETTING READY FOR HIS FIRST BIG HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE.  "8 MILE" WILL BE SCREENED NEXT WEDNESDAY (6) AT MANN VILLAGE IN WESTWOOD.  JOINING EMINEM, KIM BASINGER AND THE OTHER STARS OF THE FILM, WILL BE DIRECTOR CURTIS HANSON, PLUS RON HOWARD, DR. DRE, MACY GRAY, JENNIFER CONNELLY, COLIN FARRELL, JAMIE FOXX, KEVIN SPACEY, THE ROCK, MATTHEW PERRY, DENISE RICHARDS, HELEN HUNT, DANNY DEVITO, JOSH LUCAS, MING-NA, SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT, EMILE HIRSCH, MARISA TOMEI AND MANY MORE.

BARRY WHITE:  BARRY WHITE REMAINS HOSPITALIZED WITH KIDNEY FAILURE IN LOS ANGELES.  A SEARCH FOR A DONOR HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER A MONTH WITHOUT RESULTS.

B.B. KING:  B.B. KING'S BATTLE WITH DIABETES WILL BE DETAILED ON THE DISCOVERY HEALTH CHANNEL'S "MEDICAL PROFILE" ON NOVEMBER 18.  THE BLUES GUITARIST IS ONE OF 17 MILLION AMERICANS LIVING WITH THE DISEASE WHICH HAS NO CURE.  KING NEARLY ENDED UP IN A COMA BEFORE HE WAS DIAGNOSED 12 YEARS AGO.                           (10/31/02)