Italian superstar Laura Pausini has flirted with American audiences via a few soundtrack appearances but approaches a full-blown love affair on From the Inside, her glittering English-language debut on Atlantic.
The fourth installation in a remarkably inspired and prolific collaboration between Johnny Cash and Rick Rubin, marked by stunning performances and ambitious song selection, finds the legendary artist in a reflective but nonetheless fearless mode—just how we like him.
A threat by the Teamsters to shut down this weekend's Rolling Stones concerts in San Francisco was averted when a major promoter gave the union part of the action. Bill Graham Presents announced the deal with Teamsters Local 85 Wednesday after the union picketed in front of Pac Bell Park, where the Stones will play tonight (Nov. 8) and tomorrow.
U2's new single, "Electrical Storm," will probably prove a "connecting point to our next record," guitarist the Edge tells Billboard.com. Of the track, one of two new songs on the just-released "The Best of 1990-2000," he adds, "I really think that in terms of arrangement, it's really back to guitar, bass, and drums -- the primary colors of rock'n'roll. I think that's where we're gonna take the next album."
Beloved rock duo Ween is "just about done" with its next studio album, guitarist Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo tells Billboard.com. "That doesn't mean it's going to come out for awhile," he cautions. "We didn't want to take any money from a label right now and have to deal with their involvement throughout the recording process."
2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group and album categories for their ""Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.""