TV & Radio Appearances - February 1999

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VH1 "Hoch 5" (Germany)
February 27, 1999
    Toriphile Claudia informs me that there is a show on VH1 Germany called "Hoch 5." It airs nearly every day and various musicians or actors present their five favorite videos. On February 27, 1999 Tori was featured on the program. Claudia has kindly sent me a transcript of the show. This was likely filmed in the summer of '98 when she toured Germany. Read the transcript in my TV & Radio Archives. Christoph Viethen tells me that this was a repeat of the prorgram. It intially aired on June 29, 1998.

Grammy Awards
February 24, 1999

    The nominations for the 41st annual Grammy Awards (1999) were announced on January 5, 1999 and Tori received 2 nominations. She was nominated for Best Alternative Music Performance for "from the choirgirl hotel" and for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for Raspberry Swirl. The Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 24, 1999 and Tori did not win either of the awards that she was nominated for. She was also not at the ceremony. We all know that Tori deserves to win, but the Grammy voters are not daring enough to vote for her. It is amazing that she was even nominated, so we can at least be grateful for that.

    Tori lost the Best Alternative Music Performance Gammy to "Hello Nasty" by the Beastie Boys. This grammy was presented off air before the TV broadcast began. The Best Female Rock Vocal Performance award was given during the TV broadcast, and it went to "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette. Look below to see who was all nominated in these two categories.

    Best Alternative Music Performance

    • From The Choirgirl Hotel - Tori Amos
    • Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys (WINNER)
    • Is This Desire? - PJ Harvey
    • Airbag/How Am I Driving? - Radiohead
    • Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins

    Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

    • Raspberry Swirl - Tori Amos
    • There Goes The Neighborhood - Sheryl Crow
    • Glass House - Ani DiFranco
    • Uninvited - Alanis Morissette
    • Can't Let Go - Lucinda Williams

VH1 Storytellers
February 21, 1999
    Tori taped an episode of the one hour program VH1 Storytellers in New York City on October 24, 1998. This episode debuted on VH1 in the U.S. on Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 10:00PM ET/PT, and was shown several times after that.

    Read more about the program and see photos.

February 15, 1999
    ABC's 20/20 news program aired a story about rape on Monday, February 15, 1999. The segment focused on how Tori affects sexual assault survivors through songs like 'Me and a Gun' and RAINN. The show included interviews with RAINN co-founder Tori Amos and 2 Toriphiles deeply inspired by Tori's music.

    Read details and a transcript of the program and see photos.

Sessions At West 54th
February 6, 1999

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