Archive for 2002

For those of you who need to catch up, you have major Rhett sightings, comments, and/or and interviews in the new CMJ, No Depression, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Maxim magazines. Did I miss any?

Also, you might recall that the 97’s Murry Hammond tied the not this past spring with Grey DeLisle, who I’ve come to discover is as nice as she is talented and beautiful. That is to say: very. Well, one nugget on the wedding I’d heard but not mentioned – until reminded by a comment on Wrecked – is that The Learning Channel actually taped their wedding, portions of which will air on TLC’s A Wedding Story, this October 3, and again on December 10. It’s like getting an invite yourself, so check it out. The setlist is however, TBA 😉

Can you Come Around for Rhett’s Carson Daly taping? Here’s the skinny I got in an e-mail from Elektra’s, ahem… website:

Want free tickets to see Rhett Miller on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ this coming Monday (9/16)?

If you will be in the NYC area — please read on! BUT…

Even if you’re not within traveling distance to NYC to be there in person, you can still see Rhett when this taping airs on NBC on on 9/24…check your local listings.

Now for the deal on how to get some tickets:

See Rhett Miller’s acoustic performance of ‘Come Around’…

RHETT MILLER will be on NBC’s LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY on Monday, September 16th. If you will be in the NYC area (30 Rockefeller Center to be exact) and would like to reserve your free tickets for the show, please send an email to Tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Please put “Rhett” in

the subject heading, and include your full name, phone number and the number of tickets you would like to request. There is a limit of 4 tickets per party. You will receive an email to confirm your reservation if you receive tickets. All audience members must be at least 16 years of age and have identification. We hope to see you at the show!

Don’t forget to check out for all Rhett info including his upcoming tour dates with Dashboard Confessional.

Take care and tell your friends.

Calling El Lay fans! To coincide with his record release show at the Troubadour that same evening, Rhett will be appearing at an acoustic in-store performance and autograph signing at 6 pm on Tuesday, September 24th at Amoeba Records; 6400 Sunset Boulevard, in beautiful Los Angeles. So SoCal 97’s fans, if you’ve not made an “in-store” before, you’re in for an up-close and personal treat, plus you’ll get two shows in one day. Enjoy!

OK, make it three shows, because that night, Rhett will be making an acoustic appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly, on NBC! Set your Tivo!

Finally, Rhett’s added a couple of new shows with Dashboard Confessional, both of them in Salt Lake City, on 10/25-26 at Bricks Club. Lucky stiffs.

Thanks to Doug Hein for alerting the “Hitchhiking” list that Rhett was

“…on San Francisco’s KFOG morning show last week, (and ) they have placed on the KFOG website a couple real audio files of him. A portion of the interview:”

“Where he confirms the 97’s aren’t dead. (That we knew.) And then there’s another one of him performing ‘Come Around’:”

So thanks to Doug and KFOG!

There’s a huge and revealing new interview with Rhett – with contributions from Murry too – in the new No Depression (#41) magazine. It’s not up on their site yet, so please go buy the magazine. Or better yet, subscribe! And enjoy.

Also, HBAT visitor Doug Holmes points out that Rhett also puts in an appearance – or four appearances – in the new issue of Maxim. Writes Doug, “Rhett has 4 full page clothing model shots, one of which talks about the Old 97’s and Rhett’s new solo album.” So there you go.

Remember the post below about Much Music’s “Oven Fresh” video voting. The actual voting starts Monday (not sure what time) and goes through Thursday with the winners being picked Friday. Well, my family’s political motto is “Vote Early, Vote Often” and there’s certainly no reason not to vote more than once for Rhett’s video for “Come Around.”

The method below might be a little bit of work, but it works and produces results — and it is all for Rhettster.

1) Go to and go to the ‘Oven Fresh’ section

2) Click on Rhett Miller’s video, (wait for new window to open) and click ‘Keep It’

3) Close all Much Music windows (hence all Internet browsers that have the Much Music site open in)

4) Find the ‘Cookies’ folder on your computer. If you don’t know where that is, you can try going to Start->Search and search for ‘cookie’, and the ‘Cookies’ folder should be a search result.

5) Go into your ‘Cookies’ folder and delete something that should look like ‘yourID’@php[1]. The ‘yourID’ will be an ID for you; something personal. HINT: Sort the cookies by date and look at the most recent ones, ‘yourID’@php[1] should be there if you’re voting right now — and I assume you are.

6) Open up a new Internet browser, and repeat from step 1

7) yeah so it’s a bit of work, but there’s no need to parachute in with squads of lawyers, there are no messy recounts, and no butterfly ballots. And we pick the winner! Let’s get busy shall we?

Ooh, ooh, there’s also this: After yesterday’s announcement here that you can stream The Instigator is you pre-purchase it at, our source inside the AOL-Time-Warner-Elektra-Deathstar reported, “Rhett’s (Amazon) sales rank has jumped from #6000 to inside the Top 100! Pretty cool.” Hey, that is pretty cool!