1. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page booklet accompanying this four-disc, 58…

  2. Wyman Sings, Writes, Archives The Blues

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman has spent his recent years playing, archiving, listening, interviewing, and writing about the music that acted as the ba With the Rolling Stones a memory for him, the group's former bassist Bill Wyman…

  3. The Altogether

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On their sixth full-length, British brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, aka Orbital, continue to mine the contemporary electronic playing field that they helped build via their 1989 international hit, "C On their sixth full-length, British brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, aka Orbital,…

  4. Quicksand Spawns Rival Schools

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It has been nearly two years since former Quicksand lead singer/guitarist Walter Schreifels began informal jam sessions with ex-Civ drummer Sammy Siegler and bassist Cache Tolman as Rival Schools. Arm It has been nearly two years since former Quicksand lead singer/guitarist Walter Schreifels…

  5. Superhero

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There is no denying Brian McKnight's ability to write a tear-jerking ballad, as such hits as "One Last Cry" and "Back at One" prove. There is no denying Brian McKnight's ability to write a tear-jerking ballad, as such hits as "One Last Cry" and "…

  6. Heart and Soul

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps oddly, the ebullient if existentially minded dance-pop of New Order rose from the ashes of the darkest, most volatile of British post-punk outfits, Joy Division—which ceased to exist wi Perhaps oddly, the ebullient if existentially minded dance-pop of New Order rose from the ashes of…

  7. Imbruglia Sets Sail To 'White Lilies Island'

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island," will be released Nov. 6 by RCA, a label representative confirms. The new set will be preceded next month by the single, "That Day," which wa Natalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island…

  8. Crystal Days, 1979-99

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the misty, faraway '80s—with their vital radio breeding ground dubbed "college rock"—Echo & the Bunnymen were among the most revered of British imports to the U.S., along with suc In the misty, faraway '80s—with their vital radio breeding ground dubbed "college…

  9. Guns N' Roses Members Keep Busy

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses will on Sept. 21 issue in Japan a DVD/VHS release of its show last New Year's Eve at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The two-hour and 20-minute performance features 20 songs, including Guns N' Roses will on Sept. 21 issue in Japan a DVD/VHS release of its show…

  10. Gray Climbs 'Ladder' To No. 1 In The U.K.

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even though Atomic Kitten's "Eternal Flame" (Innocent/Virgin) started a second week at the top of the U.K. singles survey, Britain's big chart achiever of the week is David Gray. The singer/songwriter Even though Atomic Kitten's "Eternal Flame" (Innocent…

  11. Billboard Bits: Ice-T, Foo Fighters, Clint Black, LFO

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Ice-T, Foo Fighters, Clint Black, LFO Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T will narrate his life story as it is acted out by an improv troupe of eight actors and comedians on the debut episode of "Lifegame." Due to air Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on cable outlet TNN: The National Network,…

  12. Harrison Joins Capaldi On New Single

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While accounts vary in the U.K. media about the health of George Harrison, the ex-Beatle continues to turn up as a treasured guest on various recordings. Next up is an apperance on guitar on "Anna Jul While accounts vary in the U.K. media about the health of George Harrison, the ex…

  13. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  14. Gravediggaz Rapper Too Poetic Dies Of Cancer

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (real name: Anthony Berkeley) died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital after a long fight with colon cancer. He was 35. Poetic had been at work on a new Gravediggaz album, " Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (real name: Anthony Berkeley) died Sunday at a Los…

  15. U.K. Charts Welcome Robbie, Usher At No. 1

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams scored his fourth solo No. 1 single and Usher earned his first No. 1 album in the region on yesterday's (July 15) U.K. charts. Former Take That member Williams, who first hit No. 1 on Robbie Williams scored his fourth solo No. 1 single and Usher earned his first No. 1…

  16. Joy Division's 'Soul' Celebrated With Box Set

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The legacy of seminal U.K. post-punk outfit Joy Division will be celebrated with the upcoming four-disc box set "Heartandsoul," due Aug. 7 in the U.S. on Rhino, but out since 1998 in the U.K. The coll The legacy of seminal U.K. post-punk outfit Joy Division will be celebrated with…

  17. Ringo Lines Up All Starr Band Itinerary

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario, and play nearly 30 dates before closing Sept. 2 in San Diego. As previously reported, the seventh edition of Starr's band Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario…

  18. Can Our Love . . .

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For their fifth studio album (and first for Beggars Banquet), the U.K.'s Tindersticks seem and sound quite at ease—that is, as much as one might expect from this somber sextet. For their fifth studio album (and first for Beggars Banquet), the U.K.'s Tindersticks seem and sound quite…

  19. Stansfield Sounds Sweet At London Show

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British soul diva Lisa Stansfield unveiled tracks from her new Arista Records U.K. album, "Face Up," last night (June 27) at a special London show which was taped for broadcast by BBC Radio 2. In what British soul diva Lisa Stansfield unveiled tracks from her new Arista Records U.K.…

  20. Basement Jaxx Support 'Rooty' With U.S. DJ Dates

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronic duo Basement Jaxx has confirmed a handful of U.S. DJ appearances in support of its forthcoming Astralwerks album "Rooty," due June 26. The dates include two special live performances J U.K. electronic duo Basement Jaxx has confirmed a handful of U.S. DJ appearances…

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