Volume 6July 6, 1992S6.00Issue 299THE B-52'sBREAKOUTSKRIS KROSSM. JACKSCECE PENISTOFÏ A& MTECHNOTFIONIC SBK/ERGGUNS N ROSES GeffenTOAD THE WET. ColU2 Isl/PLGers/A&MSHAKESPFAR'S S.Lon/PLG RALPH TRESVANT PRDB-52's RepriseERIC B. & RAKIM MCADEEE-LITE ElektraELTON JOHN MCAR. TRES JANT PersiA&MSIOUXSIE WBMITCH MALLOY RCAH TRESVANTPers/A&MSee Page 14HOT NE W RELEASESBABYFACEGive U kteHeartLaFace/Ansta 4026FAITH NO MOREMidi* CrisisSlastVRep 1RA.12METALLICAVillerever IMay.Elektra 8592N 2 DEEPBack To The.Profile 5367BONNIE RAITTGood Man, Good.Capitol 9611RHCPGive ItAbvsyWB PRCD 5048THE SIGHSThink About SoulChar PRDC 098SISTER ACTIWillFollow.H'wood HR61334SOUL IlSOULMove Me No.Virgin 4KM12585
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July 6.1992Volu me 6Issue 299S6.00DENNIS LAVINTHALPublisherLENNY BEEREditorInChiefInVerLaFaceSI N GLESTONI PROFERAIt's still Sir Mix-A-Lot inthe top spot with Mariahand Celine right behind. Meanwhile, ArrestedDAVID ADELSONDevelopment brings Tennessee to anew state as itjumpsinto theTop Five.Executive EditorVice President/Managing EditorMIKE MURPHYSenior Broadcast EditorROY TRAKINSenior EditorDI AL O G UEANITA WEBBEpic President Dave Glew gets stuck telling al toKAREN GLAUBERzin.Onthewhole,he'd ratherbefishing in Montauk.Operations ManagerPost Modern EditorJ.J. JOHNSONJams EditorDARRYL LINDSEYHITS' flypaper-onthe-wall Daina "Double D" Dar-JA MSLONN FRIENDLaFace/Arista's Babyface and Toni Braxon team upto "Give U My Heart," from the smashJANIE HOFFMAN"Boomerang"Jams Broadcast EditorMetal EditorMetal Broadcast EditorTODD HENSLEYCONNIE BREEZEsoundtrack,whileJAMS'NICK BULLHITS' Metal Dominatrixes Janie & Deva tip theirHelmetattheTemple oftheDog.POST M O DE R NTERRY MOSERIt's summertime and the B-52s are sizzling, whileRUSTY STAGGERSBETSY ALTOMAREDAN FITZGERALDBUDDY DEALDEVA ANDERSONResearch AssistantsMICHAEL ALLENturners/labelheads/recordingartists L.A. Reid & Babyface arehitting hard. Their "Boo merang"53produced one smash in theBabyface/ToniBraxton duet.-GiveResearch Coon'',KANDACE TAYLORThese two producers areproducing. Ace knob-soundtrack has alreadyANGELA GARCIAk,.arch Editors47"Goober" Lindsey donateshistesticlestothecause.M ETALMARK PEARSON38DarrylBroadcast EditorsKERRY D'OYEN857Ivana applies 1,256,789level sunblock tokeep outtherays.ALB U MSgiving al atretailasBillyRay continuestodominate this week'sTop 50.See ms like so me more areU My Heart." with anotherhiton-deck in Boyz IlMen, whilelabelartist TLC ison theirsecond Top Ten single. Theseguys are as hotas the weather.while we're as cold as atwo-dayold pizza.76Computer OperationsKEITH MACLEODArt DirectorRANDI RASKINDHitsbound27Madonna'shack.Editorial DesignBRIAN LINDSEYELLIE LEACOCKVAN ARNORequestsTom Cochrane explodes.34Art &DesignDANNY FIELDSEarpicksContributing EditorU2 & Madonna.42Top Tens70Breakouts74Mariah Careystheday.Faith & Firehouse.MICHAEL FLYNNFacility ManagerCOLOR WESTLithography14958 Ventura Blvd.Sherman Oaks, CA 91403(818)501-7900Fax: 222525PostToastedRerapWavelength577382On The CoverThe B-52's celebrate Fourth ofJuly theHITS overappearance.
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HITS: THE DAN & DAVE OF TRADE M AGAZINES.ra.rArA iFRONT PAGEJuly 6,1992Volume 6Issue 299 6.00Three InThe TopTen &A#15 DebutForThe B52'sREPRISE RULING!Bush IsBurningInhis first direct public attack on the Hollywood community and his first indirectattackonTime- Warner(whose WB Records continuesto distributeIce-T's"Body Count"), PresidentGeorge Bush told a gatheringof law enforcementofficialsinSouthfield,Michigan that he felt acertain "moral obligation" tospeak out against certain rapsongsand other"filth."In an obvious swipe atTime Warner, Bush stated, "Itiswrong forany company —Idon't care how noble thename of that company — toissue records that approve ofkilling a law enforcementofficer."Bushstatementscamedespite claims by "CopKiller" author Ice-T that thesong did not advocate killingpolice."Istand against those whouse films orrecords ortelevision or video games toglorify killing law enforcementofficials. Itissick," saidBush.Bush's statement coincideswith the second huge weekfor Time- Warner's BatmanReturns and a WashingtonPost-ABC poll that has BillClinton leading both Bushand H. Ross Perot.HITSJuly 6,1992AdvertisementTo: Jerry BlairFrom: John C. LeonardIcan't keep our reporters offtheRodney Crowell forever.Ken Benson, P.D. and Ki m Matthews,M.D. at KKRZ were begging me to allowthe m to select this as our BEST NE WRECORD OF THE WEEK.So please let me know when you are readytogofull speed ahead on this one.It's already a TIP for this week and isagain upfor BEST NE W RECORD.Greatjob, great records.Have ahappy 4th ofJuly.When itrains, itpours, andas far as the folks atRepriseare concerned, flood warningsareinefect.This week, the label thatFrank Sinatra once did hisway isboasting three recordsin the Top Ten, a#15 debutand an up-and-comer at#24on the HITS Top 50 Albumschart. Nottooshabby.With a #1 single to itscredit,DefAmerican/Reprise's Sir Mix-A-Lot isruling at#6. The Def/Reprisecombo scoresmighty again at#7 with Black Crowes' "TheSouthern Musical And Harmony Companion," whilePoMo/Metal monsters FaithNo More trail slightly atthe#8 position.Ifthatain'tenough toputasmirk on Reprise's Sr. VPPromotion Rich Fitzgerald'schubby little mug, then checkout a#15 debut for the B52's, who areriding thewaveof asmash single and massive criticalacclaim.Meanwhile,theEnyaproject refuses to lie down,rising to#24 this week.Warner Bros. Sr. VP ofSales Lou Dennis was toobusy counting dead presidents to comment, but hisoffice did release the following statement (after we ThanksLou.13
ote/rsFR O N TPA G ELet'sAnalyze This,Shall We?Look,we'reaboutasqualified atpsychoanclysià aswe are at magazine publishing, but that doesn't stop usfrom doing either So let'stake agander atthisphoto ofFasterPussycat'sTaimeDowne at the recent Ti.Martell bowling party. Weconclude Taime posed for thisshotbecause:A) Taime has aminiscule penis. B) Taime hasno penis. C) Taime just likesto rub bowling balls againsthis crotch. We hoped you enjoyedthisindightfulpsychoanalysis. You can pickupBillboard now.-efidi New HITS Metal GoddessesMTV adds Michael Jackson (Epic). INXS (Atlantic).Bruce Springsteen (Columbia), Me Phi Me (RCA),Helmet(Interscope),TheMen (PLG) and InfectiousGrooves (Epic). There are norotation nor Buzz Bin changes, and Infectious Groovesgoes into Breakthrough.W I L DC A R DRALPH TRESVANTPERSPECTIVE/A&MThe Mo' Money soundtrackis booming in sales, alreadyholding one Top Ten single,and ready to produce thissecond winner. Out of thebox majors on this smoothmulti-format smash includeWXKS,KMEL,FM102,HOT977,KSOL,KS104,WI00, 0106, WZOU, KKFR,KOY, WJMO, W MXP, WKBQ,WPGC, PPIG, KHTK andKBEQ. Rick Stone and hishot staff are ready to closequickly. They want Mo'!14In-Chief Beer, 'Who the hellIn a move that reflects themarketplace, but they've alsoare Janie Hoffman and Devagrowing importance of theagreed to put my name inMetal marketplace, aswell asAnderson?"boldface at least three timesthese two ladies' poorjudgeNoted HITS Metal Editoran issue. Hey, that alone isment in career direction,Friend, "Not only are Janiereason topromote them."HITS EditorIn-Chief Lennyand Deva uniquely qualifiedConcluded Beer, "Who theBeer (who did an infrequentto research, analyze and inhell isLonn Friend?"teractwiththemetalwipe of the drool from hischin) and HITS Metal EditorLonn Friend (who removedhis lips from Axl Rose's butt)have appointed Janie Hofman to the post of MetalBroadcast Editor and DevaAnderson to Metal ResearchEditor.Hoffman and Andersoncome from Speed OfSound,their own management company. The pair will retaintheir management companysince both firmly believe thismagazine is going directlydown the toilet in the verynearfuture.According toJanie, "Hey, Iworked for Larry Sobers andlived totell about it— Icanworkforthesetwosleazeballs."According to Deva, "Mylifetotally sucks."Janie Hoffman. Hates it Deva Anderson: Loves DebCommented HITS Editorherealready.bieBoone.HITSJuly 6,1992
zFR O N TQuayle Raises Body CountVicePresidentDanQuayle's condemnation ofIce-T's controversial "BodyCount" album has causedsales to jump after hiscriticism, prompting a Sireexecutivetocomment,"Sending [him] aGold recordwill be one of the happiestdays of my life."The proposed Time- Warner boycott hasn't been verysuccessful, either, judging bythe box office receipts forthePlatinum Pepperscompany's"BatmanReturns." A recent surveysays only 18% ofthe population had participated in aproduct boycott in the pastthree years and only one percentdid so for moral reasons,mostlybecauseofthedifficulty of targeting afaceless conglomerate. Quaylethen responded by calling foraboycott of all consumersurveys.GiantTakes MedicineGiantRecordshaslaunched the Medicine labelas an outlet for new andemerging music, with exIsland A&R executive KevinPatrick as President, itwasannounced by Giant ownerIrving Azof."The Medicine label willoffer ahome to adventurousand diverse artists for whompersonal relationships and anempathetic approach to business are essential elements ofcreative growth," remarkedPatrick. "Don't ask me whatthat means. That's why theypay David Millman the bigbucks."AddedAzoff:"KevinwersPA G EPatrick has always had hisears attuned to new, excitingand groundbreaking music.There issimply no one betterqualified to head a labeldedicated tobringing the bestin tomorrow's sounds to awide audience." (Translation:"He actually wanted toworkfor me.")Patrick was previously atIsland Records, where he wasinstrumental inworking withthe U.K.-based Gee StreetRecords, which brought bothP.M. Dawn and Stereo MC'sto the label. He also workedwith The Pogues, MarianneFaithfulland Pi Harvey.ltI; Red Hot Chili Peppers remain downto-earth and unaffected asthey celebrate domestic double platinum certificationof "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" at the Bunny's Burbank HQ.Seen justbefore screaming atlabel execs for notcovering thepath totheir separate limousines with flower petals are (l-r):the band's Anthony Kiedis, producer Rick Rubin, the band'sFlea, WB Chairman Mo Ostin, the band's Chad Smith andmanager Lindy Goetz. The Lollapalooza I tour kicks ofJuly18.SinglesSales!The Top Ten biggest selling singles this week are #1Sir Mix-A-Lot (Def American/Reprise), #2 ArrestedDevelopment(Chrysalis/ERG), #3 Billy Ray Cyrus(Mercury), #4 Red Hot ChiliPeppers (WB), #5KrisKross "Jump" (Ruffhouse/Columbia), #6 Kris Kross"Warm" (Ruffhouse/Columbia), #7 TLC "Baby" (LaFace/Arista), #8 Sophie B.Hawkins (Columbia),#9 DasEFX (Atco/East-West) and#10 En Vogue "Lovin" (Atco/East-West).Madonna(Sire/ WB) isselling big initsfirstweek.Two Photos We Ran TogetherThe photo on the left shows talented Elektra artist EphraimLewis pondering theanthropologicaldeficienciesofthefamedTop 40 radio and Top 40promo geek during another ofthoseeventswhen theartistwould have had amuch better time staying at home and washing his neck. Pictured (1-r): GiacoMarketing's Joe Giaco, Z100 APD Frankie Blue, Elektra'sHITSJuly 6,1992Lisa Frank Ephraim Lewis, Z100 ruler Steve Kingston,Elektra's RICHARD Alden and Ron Gregory. As long aswe're dealing with anthropological aberrations, thephoto onthe right isthe legendary Margaret Mead. As always, wehope you enjoy both these fine,fine photos.15
mersFR O N TLonn Goes NationalIn a move second only inbrilliance totheirpurchase ofthegreatestmusic trade paperevertoreach aprinting press,Westwood One is takingHITS Metal Editor, RIPMagazine Editor and MTVLonn Michael Friend: IsAmericaready Glenn Frey (MCA), DelbertMcClinton (Curb), U2 (1land/PLG), Michael Jackson(Epic) and Olivia NewtonJohn(Geffen).BruceSpringsteen(Columbia)moves right into Five Star.Headbangers Ball contributorLonn Friend national.That's right, as of Saturday, July 4 (aday henceforthremembered and celebratedas the day Lonn went national), Lonn M. Friend willbe hosting the nationallysyndicated"PirateRadioSaturday Night With LonnFriend."Theshowisbroadcast live from "TheHouse That Norm Built"every Saturday night from 7pm toMidnight.Being therenegade,cuttingedge headbanger he is, theLonnster's first guests willincludeJockWagner,MichaelDamianandMarilyn Quayle singing alive rendition of Pantera's"VulgarDisplay OfPower."Lonn was unavailable forcommentsincetheannouncement coincided withthe first time his daughtermade poo-poo on the pot