12.10.01 "Strawberry Fields Forever" might be next "I Am Sam" single

In a recent article at news.excite.com, V2 Records president Andy Gershon said he hopes Ben Harper's "Strawberry Fields Forever" will be the second single from the highly anticipated soundtrack to "I Am Sam". The track has been floating around the Internet via promos, and many radio stations have spun the entire soundtrack in their rotations. The soundtrack is scheduled for release Jan. 8 on V2 Records; the film is set for release beginning Dec. 28.

12.05.01 The lowdown on J Train (and the upcoming performance)

If you're in the San Francisco bay area for the New Year's Eve private party, prepare yourself for J Train. A six-piece band from Southern California, J Train is a collaboration of Joe Aranda on drums, Jimmy Gonzales and Steve Moreno on guitars, Larry Jobe on keyboards, rounded out with J.R. Lira on drums and Innocent Criminal funkmaster Juan Nelson on bass. When he's not touring with the Innocent Criminals, Juan plays some of his favorite songs with J Train. The New Year's Eve show will showcase J Train from A-Z. For more information check out Juan's post on the Message Board.

11.30.01 New Year's Eve private party with Juan Nelson

Mark your calendars! This New Year's Eve in Walnut Creek, CA (East of San Francisco), J Train featuring Innocent Criminal bass man Juan Nelson and five others will perform a 3-4 hour gammet of funk and r&b covers and originals at a private party! With a club capacity of merely 150-200 people, the exclusive catered open-bar engagement will celebrate Innocent Criminal stage manager Josh Arroyo's 30th birthday as well as our friends Scott and Jenn's recent marriage. The 21 and over (ID will be checked) event will run from 8pm till 3am and features DJ'ing from Deano the Jazzy Rabbi on the Ones and Twos. There's even a light continental breakfast at the end to boot!

Now's your chance to get tickets. We're offering 20 lucky Innocent Criminal fans with their guests the opportunity to purchase $150 tickets to the event (prices subject to change). Email nye2001jtrain@yahoo.com with your email and phone number, and you will be contacted within 72 hours.