A tuxedo-clad Johnny Cash must have cut an imposing figure when he took the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden in December 1969, performing songs about prison, cocaine, and murder alongside gospel hymns and patriotic antiwar sentiments (as a self-proclaimed "dove with claws").
In the first release since the death of founding member Van Stephenson, BlackHawk's Henry Paul and Dave Robbins combine big-picture themes with catchy melodies, and the trademark BlackHawk harmonies remain intact behind Paul's distinctive lead vocal.
"Disease," a track co-written by singer Rob Thomas and the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, has been tapped as the first radio single from matchbox twenty's new Atlantic album, "More Than You Think You Are." The song will be sent Sept. 30 to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. Although the two artists worked together on the song, Jagger does not appear on the recording.
"I Am Mine," the first single from Pearl Jam's upcoming album "Riot Act," is being previewed online beginning today (Sept. 13) via AOL's First Listen (keyword: First Listen) program and Netscape Music.
Veteran country artist Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning next year. This after a 45-year career that has yielded more than 60 albums. The 70-year-old entertainer has a full slate of dates in Branson, Mo., and a few road dates scheduled through October.
R&B superstar act TLC is set to release "3D" -- the group's fourth album and first since the death of group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes earlier this year. Due Nov. 12 via Arista, the album will be the follow-up to 1999's "Fanmail," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 4.68 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.