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.
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.
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).
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.
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.