1. Know Your Enemy

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Britpop heroes Manic Street Preachers continue their formula of punk-meets-grandiose-rock on an effort that sees its best moments too often offset by heavy-handed "message" songs and a brutally long p Britpop heroes Manic Street Preachers continue their formula of punk-meets…

  2. Dixie Chicks, Womack Lead ACM Winners

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 9), each taking home a trio of trophies from the ceremony at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night …

  3. Jackson: Beatles Catalog Not For Sale

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has released a statement insisting he has no plans to sell the rights to the Beatles' song catalog. "I want to clarify a silly rumor: the Beatles Catalogue is not for sale; has not bee Michael Jackson has released a statement insisting he has no plans to sell the…

  4. Brian Wilson Live Album Headed To Retail

    May 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Independent label Oglio Records will on June 19 release "Brian Wilson's Live at the Roxy," previously available only on the Internet, to traditional retail. The 24-cut album was recorded last April at Independent label Oglio Records will on June 19 release "Brian Wilson&…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  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. 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…

  12. 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 "…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Madonna Bra, Tickets Fetch Top Dollar

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT One of Madonna's eye-popping conical bras sold for $21,150 today (April 26) to a Chilean fashion museum at a pop memorabilia auction in London. One of Madonna's eye-popping conical bras sold for $21,150 today (April 26) to a Chilean fashion museum at a pop memorabilia auction in…

  16. McCartney Delights At NYC Poetry Reading

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul McCartney handled it in typically assured fashion. McCartney delighted a packed house last night (April 24) at It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul…

  17. Experience Music Project Honors Sun, Reggae

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seattle's Experience Music Project (EMP) will feature live performances by rock legends Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner next month as part of its month-long celebration of Sun Records. "Dawn of Rock: T Seattle's Experience Music Project (EMP) will feature live performances by…

  18. Wellwater Conspiracy Unfurls 'Scroll'

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even after a grueling 75-date tour of Europe and North America, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron wasted no time getting back into the studio.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Even after a grueling 75-date tour of Europe and North America, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron wasted no time getting…

  19. Moby Unveils Plans For Area: One Festival

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here earlier this month, Moby has recruited a host of major acts from a wide variety of music genres for the inaugural Area: One festival tour, which will hit 16 North American markets As first tipped here earlier this month, Moby has recruited a host of major acts from a wide…

  20. R.E.M.'s Buck Arrested At Heathrow Airport

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport Saturday for allegedly assaulting two crew members on an overnight flight from Seattle to London, Scotland Yard said. The crew on R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport Saturday for…

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