1. The Isness

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Groundbreaking ambient dance duo the Future Sound of London (aka Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans) is back with its first new studio album since 1996's Dead Cities. Groundbreaking ambient dance duo the Future Sound of London (aka Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans) is back with its first new…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do It Right),"" is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53. 2000 - Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do…

  3. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers. "All…

  4. Hydraulic Groove

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. He's also…

  5. Buddy Guy Wins Three W.C. Handy Honors

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of th Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues…

  6. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  7. New Waits Songs On Bluesy 'Big Bad Love' Soundtrack

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom Waits will grace the blues-heavy soundtrack to the upcoming film "Big Bad Love." The artist contributes "Long Way Home" and "Jayne's Blue Wish" t Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom…

  8. Flecktone Wooten Captures Live Vibes

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST When the time came for electric bassist/vocalist Victor Wooten to choose tracks for his first live project -- the two-CD set "Live in America" (Compass Records) -- he had to sift through five years of When the time came for electric bassist/vocalist Victor Wooten to choose tracks…

  9. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  10. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Sun Records

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, and a Sun Records tribute concert. Alicia Keys is the latest performer to sign on for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards. Keys joins previously announced performers 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy on the bill at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas…

  11. Hot Product

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DMX, Incubus, Dilated Peoples, Bush, Gov't Mule, and more. 'Great' Expectations Rapper DMX's fourth album, "The Great Depression," arrives this week via Def Jam. The 17-track set follows last year's "And Then There Was X,"…

  12. Comcast To Air Benefit Featuring Springsteen, Bon Jovi

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, and Joan Jett will be broadcast live Friday (Oct. 19) via Philadelphia-based cable television provider The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe…

  13. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly…

  14. Manilow Bolts Arista For Concord

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After 25 years with Arista Records, Barry Manilow has signeda new recording contract with Concord Records. The move signifies not only a major shift for the singer, but also a new direction for the re After 25 years with Arista Records, Barry Manilow has signeda new recording contract with…

  15. R.L. Burnside Live Album On The Way

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside will on Oct. 23 release his first live album, dubbed "Burnside on Burnside," via Epitaph-distributed Fat Possum Records. Recorded in January in Portland, Ore., and S Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside will on Oct. 23 release his first live album,…

  16. Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band's best work. The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band&…

  17. Silk Returns With Another 'Session'

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's been almost a decade since Atlanta-based quintet Silk stormed the music world with its 1992 chart-topping debut album, "Lose Control," which it followed in 1995 with "Silk." As the group prepares It's been almost a decade since Atlanta-based quintet Silk…

  18. Hot Product

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Paul McCartney, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, David Byrne, and more. Spreading His 'Wings' Rather than aping the sound Paul McCartney helped shape with the Beatles, his post-Fab Four band Wings was more personal and stylistically prismatic in tone, its…

  19. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…

  20. Bittersweet Anticipation For Final Shaver Set

    February 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Anticipation was already high for "The Earth Rolls On," the sixth album from Shaver -- the duo of highly regarded singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver and his son Eddy, whom many hold in equally high Anticipation was already high for "The Earth Rolls On," the sixth album…

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