Following two revered discs (Polydistortion and This Is Normal, both for 4AD), a move from Reykjavik to Barcelona, and a label switch (to Moonshine Music), a newly realigned Gusgus emerges with the most potent and cohesive album of its career.
A tuxedo-clad Johnny Cash must have cut an imposing figure when he took the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden in December 1969, performing songs about prison, cocaine, and murder alongside gospel hymns and patriotic antiwar sentiments (as a self-proclaimed "dove with claws").
Emergency back surgery has abruptly taken Al Jarreau off the road. The veteran jazz vocalist underwent a procedure early yesterday (Sept. 12) morning at Los Angeles' USC Medical Center to relieve compression on his spinal cord. "This became urgent as I was not only experiencing a lot of pain in my upper back and arms, but my walking and balance has progressively worsened over the last eight weeks," Jarreau explained in a letter on his official Web site.
Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival later this month. Krauss is playing with other artists from the "Down From the Mountain" tour, inspired by music from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" film, including the Peasall Sisters and the Whites, at the Sept. 28 event in Maysville, Ky.
About a year after establishing a Canadian version of the music channel, MTV will launch its first Campus Invasion tour of the country's institutes of higher learning. Set to kick off Oct. 4 at the University of British Columbia, the event will feature I Mother Earth, 30 Seconds To Mars, Pepper Sands, and Billy Talent.
The son of rocker Rod Stewart was sentenced yesterday (Sept. 12) to 90 days in jail and ordered to undergo drug rehabilitation after pleading no contest to attacking a man outside a Malibu, Calif., restaurant.
2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass to a Kenny Chesney concert.
"Disease," a track co-written by singer Rob Thomas and the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, has been tapped as the first radio single from matchbox twenty's new Atlantic album, "More Than You Think You Are." The song will be sent Sept. 30 to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. Although the two artists worked together on the song, Jagger does not appear on the recording.