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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.