System Of A Down Goes 'Boom' With Moore

System Of A Down Goes 'Boom' With Moore

The video to support System Of A Down's latest single, "Boom!," has been directed by guerrilla filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine"). The clip serves as a statement from the band against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq.
New Lovett Album Due In September

New Lovett Album Due In September

Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September. Speaking yesterday (March 15) with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith during a panel at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas, Lovett indicated that he and his band have finished recording the bulk of the as-yet-untitled set, with only some overdubs and the mixing process still ahead.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest.
Midnight Lounge

Midnight Lounge

Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s are having a difficult time finding credible footing in the current musical landscape.
Smile

Smile

During the course of a career that long ago transcended the country format, Lyle Lovett has built quite a canon of material within the film industry.
Yakar

Yakar

Singer/songwriter/percussionist Idrissa Diop is a native of Senegal who has resided in France for many years.
Never Trust a Hippy

Never Trust a Hippy

Adrian Sherwood's list of producer/mix credits is a mile long and includes such acts as Nine Inch Nails, Dub Syndicate, Asian Dub Foundation, and Blur.
South By Southwest Diary: Day Three

South By Southwest Diary: Day Three

Billboard.com Senior Editor Barry A. Jeckell reports in from the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, taking in sets from the Black Keys, the D4, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Cat Power, Willie Nelson, and more. The event, which has already featured a keynote address from producer Daniel Lanois and a surprise set from veteran British rock act Blur, wraps tomorrow (March 16).
Rural Renewal

Rural Renewal

It's been more than two decades since keyboardist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and saxophonist Wilton Felder recorded together, but this reunion is no romp down memory lane.
Eichendorff Lieder

Eichendorff Lieder

This disc by hunky-but-serious Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair has been in the can for more than three years, reflecting the shrunken market for lieder recordings but not the expansive quality of this very special thematic recital.
Let Your Glory Fall

Let Your Glory Fall

During the past few years a plethora of contemporary Christian artists have released praise and worship records.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" and Guano Ape's "Don't Give Me Names" win in the international and national rock/metal categories, respectively.

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