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.
Daniel Lanois, known for his production work for such artists as Bob Dylan and U2, is "not producing anything for about a year." The artist/producer made the declaration yesterday (March 13) in response to a question posed during his keynote address at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas. "I want to come back to it fresh," he added.
Liz Phair has recorded her first album of new material in more than five years. Speaking yesterday (March 13) with Recording Academy president Neil Portnow during the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference, Phair described the self-titled set, due June 24 from Capitol, as having "big songs. They are cool and they rock."
Although he says the members of the Police felt "really terrific" playing together in public for the first time in 18 years on Monday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, drummer Stewart Copeland adds that "not one syllable" was discussed about a possible reunion or return to the studio. "I'm very keen on [reuniting]," Copeland tells Billboard.com. "But I absolutely understand why it's not going to happen and I'm down with that."
Celebrated producer Rick Rubin is currently working with Weezer on material for its next studio album, and will begin work shortly on the next Slipknot effort. In the meantime, he's continuing to prepare material for his fifth collaboration with Johnny Cash.
A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being derailed after an allegedly bogus investor passed the project's organizer a bad check.