VH1's Music Radar Wed., August 25, 2004 - Tues., August 31, 2004



    NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Notable this week . . .
 
     NOTABLE NEWS:  "When Partridge Family Ruled the World" premieres on August
 27 at 10 pm.* With catchy, bright tunes like "Come on, Get Happy" and "I Think
 I Love You," "The Partridge Family" sang its way into the hearts and living
 rooms of America.  From its debut in 1970, the show was an instant smash with
 young viewers.  Despite the fact that the group didn't really exist, The
 Partridge Family's songs regularly hit number one on the charts, even beating
 out The Beatles. "When The Partridge Family Ruled the World" is an inside
 story, told by the people behind the show's success and the Partridges
 themselves -- David Cassidy, Shirley Jones, and Danny Bonaduce.
 
     VH1 Soul Celebrates New Jill Scott Album With On-Air Listening Party. VH1
 Soul, now in 13 million households, is all about Grammy Award-winner Jill
 Scott and her new album.  The Jill Scott Album Release Party will air on VH1
 Soul on Tuesday, August 31 between Sunday, September 5 from 12 noon - 2:00
 pm*. The channel will mark the launch of her new release "Beautifully Human:
 Words & Sounds Vol. 2" with back-to-back videos, live performances and an
 exclusive interview and "Listening Party" presentation of her new album in its
 entirety. VH1 Soul brings 24 hours of the hottest Soul, Neo-Soul and R&B hits
 from the 90s and today, featuring core artists such as Mary J. Blige, Usher,
 Brandy and D'Angelo.
 
      This Weeks Top 20 Countdown:
      1.  Maroon 5 "She Will Be Loved"
      2.  Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You"
      3.  Avril Lavigne "My Happy Ending"
      4.  Finger Eleven "One Thing"
      5.  Black Eyed Peas "Let's Get It Started"
      6.  Switchfoot "Meant To Live"
      7.  Modest Mouse "Float On"
      8.  Alter Bridge "Open Your Eyes"
      9.  Usher "Confessions Part I & II"
      10. Jamie Cullum "All At Sea"
      11. Gavin DeGraw "I Don't Wanna Be"
      12. Hoobastank "The Reason"
      13. Ashlee Simpson "Pieces of Me"
      14. Keane "Somewhere Only We Know"
      15. Nickelback "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"
      16. Gretchen Wilson "Redneck Woman"
      17. Beastie Boys "Triple Trouble"
      18. Bowling for Soup "1985"
      19. Alanis Morissette "Eight Easy Steps"
      20. Joss Stone "You Had Me"
 
     New Video Adds:
     Beginning Thursday, August 26
     Vanessa Carlton "White Houses"
     Green Day "American Idiot"
     Seether f/Amy Lee "Broken"
 
     "Inside Track" - VH1 lets you in on who we think is hot right now
 
     The Killers - The Killers are the best thing to come out of Sin City since
 strippers and slot machines. The Las Vegas foursome blends the post-punk of
 The Cars with the flashy pop of David Bowie and the moody charm of Morrissey.
 Believe it when we say: Hot Fuss is what the fuss is all about.
 
     Keane - Hailing from the teeny southern-Brit town of Battle, Keane has
 mastered the art of soft-rocking, piano-driven, melodic pop as sweet and
 infectious as it comes. If you don't believe us, just check the U.K. charts,
 where the trio's album Hopes and Fears spent four weeks at #1. If you want to
 hear more, check out live and exclusive Keane performances at Live@VH1.com.
 
     Jamie Cullum - This British Invasion isn't quite what you think.  Although
 Jimmy Hendrix is his hero, he has chosen a baby grand piano to an electric
 guitar to make his mark.  Already a superstar in his native UK, look for Jamie
 to bring some pop infused jazz to the masses on his debut album
 "Twentysomething," a cool mix of original songs and covers ranging from Cole
 Porter to Hendrix to Radiohead to The Neptunes.
 
     Modest Mouse - Who says time doesn't pay?  These indie rock heroes have
 been slugging it out for years.  Their sophomore major label LP "Good news for
 people who love bad news" is bringing along good music along with that good
 news.  Their first single "float on" plays off their indie roots and grows
 into a retro filled pop anthem.  The band adds Monty Python-esque visuals to
 their video which shows off their true creative nature.
 
                               What's on VH1.com?
 
     Hear Music First
     R.E.M.: Leaving New York - (Warner Bros.)
     At first, Around the Sun's first single seems like a low-key offering.
     But the band pull it in some surprising directions. Listen now!
     http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/rem/artist.jhtml
 
     The Libertines: The Libertines - (Rough Trade)
     Britain's hottest band nearly self-destructed while making this album.
     But it's a fascinating peek into rock's highs and lows. Listen!
     http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/libertines/artist.jhtml
 
     Jill Scott: Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds, Vol. 2 - (Hidden Beach)
     The Philly soulstress's new disc is all about marriage and domestic bliss.
     But don't worry, there's a little passion in there, too. Listen!
     http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/scott_jill/artist.jhtml
 
                             What's on VH1 Classic?
 
     VH1 Classic "Headline Act" presents Squeeze premiering on Friday, August
 27 at 6:00 PM. The program features an exclusive interview with Glenn Tilbrook
 who visited the VH1 Classic set to discuss his solo album, "The Incomplete
 Glenn Tilbrook."  He also spoke about what influenced his music then and now,
 and the meaning behind some of Squeeze's biggest hits.
     The second half of "Headline Act" features videos including "Hourglass,"
 "853-5937," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Love's Crashing Waves," "Black Coffee in
 Bed," "Another Nail in My Heart," and "Tempted."  The episode will re-air on
 Saturday, August 28 at 3:00 PM and 3:00 AM.
     Then "VH1 Classic In Concert," which premieres on Friday, August 27 at
 9:00 PM showcases live, full-concert performances from some of the greatest
 names in rock, pop & soul.  Up on deck this week:  "Storytellers: Stevie
 Nicks."
 
     Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presents music
 videos, concerts and music specials featuring classic rock, soul and pop
 artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s.  Featured artists include The Beatles, The
 Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The
 Police and many more.
 
      *all times ET/PT
 
      Contact: Lori Hornik/VH1
               212-846-7131
 
 

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