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July 10, 2001

Bob Schneider to join Stevie Nicks' tour in August by Christina Fuoco
LiveDaily Contributing Writer

Stevie Nicks has tapped singer-songwriter Bob Schneider as the opening act for her August and September dates. He joins the tour on Aug. 3 in Dallas and continues through Sept. 1.

Schneider, the former frontman for the Ugly Americans, has made a name for himself with his solo debut "Lonelyland" (Universal), which blends country, pop, blues and rock. He swept last year's South by Southwest Austin Music Awards in 2000 with nine, and broke a record this year with 10.

He has appeared on "Austin City Limits" and has opened for Train

Universal Records and MTV2's 'Universal Access' Debuts New Episode Featuring Texas Phenomenon Bob Schneider

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- "Universal Access," the innovative new musical program developed by Universal Records and MTV2, will air its fourth exciting episode this week featuring critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Bob Schneider.

The new episode will debut on Sunday, July 29 at 12:30 a.m. (EDT), 9:30 p.m. (PDT), with additional airtimes scheduled for Wednesday August 1, at 12 midnight, Tuesday, August 7 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m. and will spotlight Bob Schneider with an exclusive interview and a live performance of his upcoming single, "Bullets" from PBS Series, "Austin City Limits." "Access" goes one step further with an interactive feature that allows the viewer to go to http://www.universal-access.tv for even more information about Bob Schneider as well as take advantage of the special offer of a free promotional video sampler to the first 100 viewers who log onto the site.

A consummate performer and songwriter, Schneider has long been a fixture on the burgeoning Austin music scene. Schneider captivated audiences during his recent tour in support of his Universal CD Lonelyland, garnering positive reactions from fans and press alike. "... the Austin-based singer-songwriter turned on the seductive charm, mesmerizing the crowd with his sultry modern-rock croon and movie-star smile. It didn't hurt that the songs were solidly arranged and skillfully performed by Schneider and his four-piece band," says "The Washington Post."

For the second straight year, Schneider swept the recent South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival Awards, accruing wins in ten top categories -- the most ever won by a single artist in the 20-year history of the event -- including the coveted "Musician of The Year and Album of the Year (Lonelyland)." Further, Schneider is scheduled to join Stevie Nicks on the national "Trouble In Shangri-La" tour beginning August 3 in Dallas.

"Universal Access" was developed by Steve Leeds, Senior Vice President of Promotion for Universal Records, and Jeff Panzer, Senior Vice President of Video Production for Universal/Motown Records Group. The show provides viewers with an all-access pass into the exciting world of emerging artists. The first three episodes, which featured artists Mr. C of the Cha-Cha Slide, ATC, Dirty, Rammstein and St. Lunatics respectively, were met with great reviews. MTV2 is currently available on a majority of major cable providers and satellite television networks across the country.

Universal Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries around the world. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.


SOURCE Universal Records

CO: Universal Records; Universal Music Group; Vivendi Universal

ST: New York



07/27/2001 18:52 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com


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