1. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, On The Bricks, Keiko Matsui

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, On The Bricks festival, Keiko Matsui Tom Waits was honored with the Founders Award at the 18th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif., Billboard Bulletin reports. The song of the year award went to "I Knew I Loved You," the Savage…

  2. Full Force Marshals New-School Army

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1995's "Sugar on Top" (Calibre Records), Full Force -- the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based group comprising the George brothers (Bowlegged Lou, Paul Anthony, and Brian, aka "B-Fine") and For the first time since 1995's "Sugar on Top" …

  3. Friends Help Out On New Ringo Starr Album, Tour

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To coincide with the start of Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour, Koch Records will release "The Anthology ... So Far: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band," a three-CD live collection, Billboard Bu To coincide with the start of Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour,…

  4. Jim Lauderdale Delivers 'The Other Sessions'

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The Other Sessions," derives its title from the fact that it was recorded after the completion of his originally intended album last August. Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The…

  5. Chambers, Amorosi Top Oz's APRA Nominations

    May 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kasey Chambers and Vanessa Amorosi lead the nominees for this year's Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards, to be handed out May 28 in Sydney, Billboard Bulletin reports. Both are up Kasey Chambers and Vanessa Amorosi lead the nominees for this year's Australasian…

  6. May Brings New Album, Tour For Cray

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home," on May 15 through Rykodisc. It's the contemporary blues group's 12th studio album and second for the label. A U.S. tour behind the St The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Gang Starr Gets To Work On New Album

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a three-year hiatus from the recording studio, Gang Starr -- the jazz-influenced hip-hop duo of Guru and DJ Premier -- has just begun work on the follow-up to 1998's "Moment of Truth" (Virgin), After a three-year hiatus from the recording studio, Gang Starr -- the jazz…

  10. Fantomas Get Cinematic On New Album

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Experimental noise outfit Fantomas, featuring Mr. Bungle and ex-Faith No More leader Mike Patton, as well as bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), guitarist Buzz Osborne (Melvins), and drummer Dave Lombar Experimental noise outfit Fantomas, featuring Mr. Bungle and ex-Faith No More leader Mike…

  11. The Magnet

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If for no other reason than the chance to hear new music by such genre icons as Millie Jackson, Isaac Hayes, the Dells, former Temptation Dennis Edwards, Manhattans mainstay Gerald Alston, and chanteu If for no other reason than the chance to hear new music by such genre icons as Millie…

  12. Billboard Bits: 'Tomb Raider,' Duran Duran, and more

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Tomb Raider, Moby, Outkast, A Perfect Circle, Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Angelina Jolie, Duran Duran, Los Lobos, Home, Steve Wynn, Giant Sand, Calexico Although the final lineup is yet to be confirmed, Billboard Bulletin has learned that a number of major artists will be on the…

  13. INXS, Midnight Oil, Men At Work To Tour U.S.

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST In a triple bill of Australian rock heavyweights that would have filled arenas in 1988, INXS, Midnight Oil, and Men At Work will team for a month-long North American tour this summer. The jaunt, with In a triple bill of Australian rock heavyweights that would have filled arenas in 1988, INXS,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Fatboy Slim, Suede, Keb' Mo'

    March 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Fatboy Slim, Christopher Walken, Spike Jonze, Timo Maas, Suede, Neil Codling, Keb' Mo', The video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon Of Choice" is airing every hour on the hour today (March 23) on MTV2, and has already been slotted into heavy rotation on MTV and Much…

  15. Terrific Twosomes Plan Summer Tours

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST As the summer touring season nears, several big-name outings have just been announced and talk is heating up about a number of other high-profile treks, Billboard Bulletin reports. Among the pairings As the summer touring season nears, several big-name outings have just been announced and…

  16. Female Musicians Join Anti-Violence Benefit

    January 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST More than 75 female entertainers will rally for a live performance of Eve Ensler's acclaimed "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 10, with proceeds going to the V-Day Fund, which benefits programs aimed at en More than 75 female entertainers will rally for a live performance of Eve…

  17. Gov't Mule Album To Salute Woody

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes and Mat Abts are in the studio working on a new, as-yet-untitled album, which will serve as a tribute to the band's late bassist, Allen Woody. To fill the void left by Woody Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes and Mat Abts are in the studio working…

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