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VH1's Music Radar Wed., April 16 -Tues., April 22, 2003

2003-04-1616:52ET - News Release

Also News Release (U-VIA) VIACOM INC

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Notable this week ...

Notable News -- "MADONNA SPEAKS" for the first time to VH1 on new "American Life" album and video in half-hour special. U.S. premiere of a performance only version of the new "American Life" video immediately follows.

Madonna sets the record straight for the first time about the withdrawn American Life video. The star also discusses her new album, her feelings on the current state of the world and her family in the VH1 special "Madonna Speaks," premiering Wednesday, April 16, at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Immediately following, VH1 will have the exclusive U.S. premiere of a performance only version of the new "American Life" single at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

  Top 20 Countdown:
   1. 3 Doors Down, "When I'm Gone"
   2. Coldplay, "Clocks"
   3. Lisa Marie Presley, "Lights Out"
   4. Norah Jones, "Come Away With Me"
   5. Aaliyah, "Miss You"
   6. John Mayer, "Why Georgia"
   7. Matchbox Twenty, "Unwell"
   8. Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, "Picture"
   9. Jennifer Lopez, "I'm Glad"
  10. Justin Timberlake, "Rock Your Body"
  11. Counting Crows with Vanessa Carlton, "Big Yellow Taxi"
  12. Audioslave, "Like a Stone"
  13. Eminem, "Sing for the Moment"
  14. Catherine Zeta-Jones, "All That Jazz"
  15. Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson, "Beautiful"
  16. No Doubt, "Running"
  17. Foo Fighters, "Times Like These"
  18. Amanda Perez, "Angel"
  19. Jason Mraz, "The Remedy"
  20. R. Kelly, "Ignition"

  New Video Adds:
  Beginning Monday, April 21
  Madonna "American Life"
  The Thorns "I Can't Remember"
  White Stripes "Seven Nation Army"
  Floetry "Say Yes"

  "Inside Track" -- VH1 lets you in on who we think is hot right now
  Jason Mraz
  Lisa Marie Presley

  WHAT'S ON VH1.COM?

  New Music
  Blue Man Group -- The Complex -- (Lava Records)

The performances of this arty New York outfit are crazed, and their music is both whimsical and imaginative. These creative oddballs make compelling sounds using homemade instruments, and even Dave Matthews gets in on the act. http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/blue_man_group/340389/album.jhtml

Fleetwood Mac -- Say You Will -- (Reprise)

It's been 16 years since we've had any new material from the mighty Mac. It was worth the wait. Together, the 18 tracks make up their most ambitious record since Tusk. With Lindsey Buckingham's guitar blazing away, and Stevie Nicks' voice bringing on all the passion of old, it's a thrilling installment in the band's saga. http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/fleetwood_mac/338815/album.jhtml

Lucy Woodward -- While You Can -- (Atlantic Records)

This New York newcomer is a one-time jingle singer and full-time opera buff. Her debut album is bursting with pop that's as clever as it is catchy, and her vocals provide just the right touch of emotional edge. http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/woodward_lucy/337193/album.jhtml

  New Features
  Gavin DeGraw: Songs in the Key of G

Billy Joel and Carly Simon inspire a new piano man whose voice will give you goosebumps. http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1471229/0414003/degraw_gavin.jhtml

Robbie Williams: Madcap Across the Water

Self-confessed "lazy" superstar wants to see Kid Rock kiss a man and have sick videos illustrate his latest tunes. http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1471171/0410003/williams_robbie.jhtml

Nick Cave: What a Way to Make a Living

Murder, infernos, fundamentalists -- just another day at the office for the Bad Seed. http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1471271/0415003/cave_nick.jhtml

  WHAT'S ON VH1 CLASSIC?

  "Headline Act"

VH1 Classic speaks with Deborah Harry and Chris Stein from Blondie on Monday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The half-hour show will feature a never-before-seen interview with the two band members along with classic Blondie music videos including "Hanging on the Telephone," "Union City Blue," "Heart of Glass," "Dreaming," "The Tide is High," "Atomic," and "Rapture." Harry and Stein discuss the band's storied past as new wave pioneers as well as their new releases Blondie Greatest Hits and Blondie Greatest Video Hits available on CD and DVD. Harry shares how she really feels about one of the group's most popular songs.

"I thought that the song part of the rap in Rapture, was actually very beautiful. The rap, I don't know. I guess I'm a little embarrassed about it in a way because it sounds so ... "

"White bread," Chris jokingly chimes in.

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