Different Point of View

Different Point of View

Producer James Stroud is known as a savvy judge of commercial talent, and he brings those skills to bear on Rick Ferrell's debut.
La Taberna del Buda

La Taberna del Buda

With only two albums to its name, CafÉ Quijano has already established a singular sound—a mix of surf-rock guitars, ridiculously wonderful melodies, and cinematic lyrics that make albums sound like a collection of short stories.
Bee Gees Planning 2002 World Tour

Bee Gees Planning 2002 World Tour

The Bee Gees will embark on their most extensive world tour in more than 20 years next spring, Billboard has learned. According to sources, 90-100 dates are being planned, starting in Southeast Asia, then hitting Australia, Europe, the U.S., and South America.
Surfers Plan 'Weird Revolution'

Surfers Plan 'Weird Revolution'

Austin, Texas, experimental rockers the Butthole Surfers will resurface Aug. 28 with the release of their ninth full-length album and first for Hollywood/Surfdog, "Weird Revolution."
Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist who has not received the wider recognition his or her ongoing body of work merits -- will be presented in December during the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The program will air on Fox Television.
Atlantic Passes On Darius Rucker Solo Set

Atlantic Passes On Darius Rucker Solo Set

Atlantic Records has decided not to release a solo album from Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, Billboard Bulletin reports. The set should have a new home within weeks, according to Rucker's manager, Jeff Smith.
Wilco Wraps 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'

Wilco Wraps 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'

Wilco has completed work on its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," to be released in mid-September on Reprise Records, according to a spokesman at the label. The 11-track, 52-minute set was produced by the band, with mixing done by indie-rock producer Jim O'Rourke (Red Krayola, Gastr Del Sol). Mastering was completed less than two weeks ago at Abbey Road Studios in London.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

News on Alicia Keys, J-Records, and Usher.
k.d. lang Live Album, Video Due

k.d. lang Live Album, Video Due

Warner Bros. will release k.d. lang's first concert album, "Live By Request," Aug. 14. Originally captured as her performance for the A&E cable network series of the same name, the title will also be released on DVD and VHS on the same date.
Writer/Producer Hits Emilio Estefan With Suit

Writer/Producer Hits Emilio Estefan With Suit

Miami-based songwriter/producer Kike Santander has filed suit against Emilio Estefan Jr., Estefan Enterprises Inc. (EEI), and Foreign Imported Productions Publishing (FIPP), Billboard Bulletin reports. The complaint -- filed Tuesday in Circuit Court of Miami Dade County, Fla. -- alleges breaches of Santander's exclusive songwriting agreement with FIPP and producing agreement with EEI.
Beach Boys' Jardine Sues Bandmates

Beach Boys' Jardine Sues Bandmates

Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine has sued his former band mates for about $4 million, claiming they excluded him from recent concerts, his attorney said. "Jardine claims he has been frozen out of the Beach Boys," attorney Jeffrey Benice said.

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