1. LaBelle, Krall Lead Aspen Jazz Fest

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen festival, to be held June 21-24 in Snowmass Village, Colo., near Aspen. Labelle will anchor the four-day eve Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen…

  2. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

  3. Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin Saluted At N.Y. Fest

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 2001 edition of the Gathering of the Vibes festival will host an all-star celebration of a trio of fallen rock heroes. Dubbed the Thirty Year Jam, the June 30 event will pay tribute to Doors singe The 2001 edition of the Gathering of the Vibes festival will host an all-star celebration of…

  4. Billboard Bits: Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons & more

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons, Squirrel Nut Zippers Cuban "sonero" Compay Segundo, 93, is recovering at home in Havana after being hospitalized for extreme fatigue and is unlikely to perform again, Billboard Bulletin reports. Segundo, who found world fame at the age of 89…

  5. 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…

  6. Buffalo Springfield Gets Boxed

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal 1960s supergroup Buffalo Springfield is getting its first turn on the retrospective carousel with "Box Set," due July 3 from Atco/Elektra/Rhino. The band, which only lasted a brief two years b Seminal 1960s supergroup Buffalo Springfield is getting its first turn on the…

  7. Dear Louis

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Louis Armstrong not only set the benchmark for jazz soloing for all who would follow—he also made sure everyone around him had a good time. Louis Armstrong not only set the benchmark for jazz soloing for all who would follow—he also made sure everyone around him had a good time. On his sixth…

  8. Music Stars Race To Erase MS

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, and Gloria Estefan are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Keeping the Dream Alive - RACE to Erase MS." Due June 5 through Epic, the album will benefit the Na Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, and Gloria Estefan are among the artists who…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. Anglo Influences Make Tender Idols

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When front man Ian Webber announces from the stage in an unmistakably English accent, "We're the Tender Idols from Atlanta," uninitiated audience members often do a double take. When front man Ian Webber announces from the stage in an unmistakably English accent, "We'…

  12. Anglo Influences Make Tender Idols

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When front man Ian Webber announces from the stage in an unmistakably English accent, "We're the Tender Idols from Atlanta," uninitiated audience members often do a double take. When front man Ian Webber announces from the stage in an unmistakably English accent, "We'…

  13. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Return With New Look At Old Themes

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A more mature, confident Nick Cave is revealed on Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' 11th studio set, "No More Shall We Part." Reprise will issue the album April 10 in the U.S., while Mute released it Apr It has been four years since Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an album…

  14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Return With New Look At Old Themes

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It has been four years since Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an album of new material. In that time, the multifaceted Cave has curated a major London music festival, finished a screenplay It has been four years since Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an album of new material. In…

  15. Zombies Rock Again In London

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the original lead vocalist and keyboard player of increasingly influential '60s British band the Zombies, thrilled a London audience Wednesday with a two-part show at L Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the original lead vocalist and keyboard player of…

  16. MTVi Locks Up Major Labels For Paid Download Service

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, MTVi and RioPort announced yesterday (April 4) that they have secured all five major labels to participate in download sales that are scheduled to launch later this month on MTV.com and V As expected, MTVi and RioPort announced yesterday (April 4) that they have secured all five…

  17. Guided By Voices Return To Form On 'Isolation Drills'

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed, the 43-year-old front man of Dayton, Ohio-based underground icons Guided by Voices has been singlehandedly trying to resurrect the glory Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed,…

  18. Guided By Voices Returns To Form On 'Isolation Drills'

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed, the 43-year-old front man of Dayton, Ohio-based underground icons Guided by Voices has been singlehandedly trying to resurrect the glory d Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed,…

  19. Rancid Frontman Takes Charge For DVD

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Southern California punks Rancid will release a DVD sometime before the end of the year, according to a source at Epitaph Records. Details are still being worked out, but footage shot by frontman Tim Southern California punks Rancid will release a DVD sometime before the end of the year,…

  20. Montgomery Gentry Keeps 'Carrying On'

    March 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Anyone expecting Columbia's country duo Montgomery Gentry to tone things down on its sophomore album is in for a surprise, as "Carrying On," due May 1, offers another heaping helping of the type of So Anyone expecting Columbia's country duo Montgomery Gentry to tone things…

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