1. The Electric Mile

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On his fifth and most confident album yet, G. On his fifth and most confident album yet, G. Love continues marrying rootsy blues with modern influences in the church of hip-hop; this time out, he adds touches of classic rock and psychedelia, among other references. The opening track, "…

  2. Henry Hitches Tour Rides With Byrne, Harris

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming tours. First he'll open for David Byrne's entire North American trek in support of his new Virgin album "Look Into the Eyeball" ( Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming…

  3. Nikka Costa Goes Beyond Family Ties

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa, the twenty-something singer/songwriter could have easily used the family name to jumpstart her own career st Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa,…

  4. Wellwater Conspiracy Gears Up For Live Gigs

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's been months since Wellwater Conspiracy (Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron and ex-Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain) played in front of an audience, but these are two musicians who don't get rusty It's been months since Wellwater Conspiracy (Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron…

  5. It's No Myth: Michael Penn Is Still Songwriting

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband Michael Penn can be forgiven for wondering whatever happened to the latter singer/songwriter. Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband…

  6. Billboard Bits: Pennywise, Pavarotti, Violent Femmes

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Pennywise, Luciano Pavarotti, Violent Femmes Punk veterans Pennywise will on June 19 release a new album, "Land of the Free," via Epitaph. The set will arrive just days before Pennywise sets off on this year's Vans Warped Tour and will feature first single "Fuck…

  7. VH1 Ranks 'Thriller' As Greatest Video

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's "Thriller," a mini-movie that was more of a pop culture event than a mere music video, tops VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Videos." Michael Jackson's "Thriller," a mini-movie that was more of a pop culture event than a mere music…

  8. Mary Chapin Carpenter Takes On Themes Of Time, Sex, Love

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a title like "Time*Sex*Love," it's not hard to figure out that Mary Chapin Carpenter's first new studio album in almost five years is packed with the kind of lyrically deep, personal songs for wh With a title like "Time*Sex*Love," it's not hard to…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest Members of U2, Oasis, the Corrs, and many others are expected to be part of a stellar turnout in Northwest London this evening for the screening of "Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour 74." The remastered film of the late and much-loved Irish…

  10. The Anglo Files

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Basement Jaxx, Slam, Deviant Records, Chuck D, Public Domain, Essential Festival, Grand Central, Fat City Basement Jaxx Album & U.S. Tour Basement Jaxx -- aka Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton -- is set to release its eagerly anticipated sophomore LP, "Rooty" on June 25…

  11. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg, Tommy Lee, Pavarotti

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, John Singleton, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Methods Of Mayhem, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Tenors Rapper Snoop Dogg and R&B singer/model Tyrese will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack to John Singleton's new Columbia Pictures film "Baby Boy," in…

  12. David Byrne Looks To Future With 'Eyeball'

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." Exhaling as he glances out the window of his New York…

  13. The Voice

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Opera with an attitude" goes the promo line for soccer-arena tenor Russell Watson's debut disc; it should rather be "Opera without aptitude." The young Brit indeed has a voice, one perhaps better tha "Opera with an attitude" goes the promo line for soccer…

  14. Just Enough Education to Perform

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT How Stereophonics' sterling 1999 opus Performance & Cocktails (a mega-smash in the band's native U.K.) didn't meet with manic listener approval in the U.S. How Stereophonics' sterling 1999 opus Performance & Cocktails (a mega-smash in the band's native U.K.)…

  15. Fast Girl

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release schedule of albums by the Tractors seems to be measured in glacial terms, but the results are rarely disappointing. The release schedule of albums by the Tractors seems to be measured in glacial terms, but the results are rarely disappointing. Fast Girl finds the Tulsa-based…

  16. Oakenfold Spears 'Swordfish' Soundtrack

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts on a one-man show on the soundtrack to "Swordfish," due June 5 on London/Sire. The film, starring John Travolta, Gabriel Byrne, and Halle Berry, hits U.S. theater World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts on a one-man show on the soundtrack to "…

  17. Phish Members Stay Busy During Hiatus

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish is on a hiatus of undetermined length, but its members remain as busy as ever. At the top of the list is guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio's summer tour with a seven-piece band, set to begin Jul Phish is on a hiatus of undetermined length, but its members remain as busy as ever. At…

  18. 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,"…

  19. Paul Simon Taps Brian Wilson For Summer Tour

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon has invited fellow pop legend Brian Wilson to support his upcoming U.S. summer tour. The trek is set to kick off June 9 in Seattle and wrap July 24 in Wantagh, N.Y. Paul Simon has invited fellow pop legend Brian Wilson to support his upcoming U.S. summer tour. The trek is set to…

  20. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Coachella Festival, Billy Idol, and Alice Cooper Artists and fans from across the globe will descend on Indio, Calif., Saturday (April 28) for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Staged by Southern California concert promoter Goldenvoice, the event returns with an eclectic…

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