1. Bacharach, Moog, Stockhausen Share Polar Music Prize

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog were honored with the Polar Music Prize last night (May 14) in Stockholm for service to the wo Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer…

  2. Hot Product

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Missy Elliott, R.E.M., Tool, Weezer, Depeche Mode, Buddy Guy, and more. 'Addicted' To Missy With the release this week of "Miss E ... So Addictive," her third set on The Gold Mind/Elektra, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is hitting the road…

  3. Kid Rock Claims 1989 Contract A Fraud

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock has filed a lawsuit against a man who claims the Detroit rap rocker signed a contract with him in 1989, agreeing to split the proceeds of all future record album sales. The artist, whose real Kid Rock has filed a lawsuit against a man who claims the Detroit rap rocker signed a…

  4. 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,…

  5. Plant, Neville Bros., More Set For WOMAD

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature appearances by Robert Plant, the Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, and festival co-founder Peter Gabriel. Set for July 27-29 This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature…

  6. Pop Gets Punchy On New Set

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop, who was among the featured performers at last weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., will in July release his latest studio album, "Beat 'Em Up" (Virgin). The Iggy Pop, who was among the featured performers at last weekend's…

  7. Music From a Painted Cave

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT One of the Native American music community's most charismatic artists, Robert Mirabal is an incredibly gifted writer, vocalist, musician, dancer, and storyteller. One of the Native American music community's most charismatic artists, Robert Mirabal is an incredibly gifted writer,…

  8. 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,"…

  9. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Gorillaz, Skunk Anansie

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Tank Girl, Damon Albarn, Blur, Dan the Automator, Cibo Matto, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Skunk Anansie Paul McCartney tops U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times' annual list of the country's wealthiest musicians. The former Beatle's personal fortune…

  10. Harmer To Accompany Cowboy Junkies On The Road

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer has been on the road since last year's release of her debut solo album "You Were Here" (Zoe), and she's planning to spend three months this summer touring with Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer has been on the road since last…

  11. Spector Battles Over Legendary Race Car

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The California legal battle over a long-lost, $4 million race car has taken a bizarre twist, with a lawyer for producer Phil Spector claiming the pop music legend still owns the 1964 Cobra Daytona Cou The California legal battle over a long-lost, $4 million race car has taken a bizarre twist,…

  12. Plant Plucks Alternative Musicians For Tour

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has scheduled a handful of European dates this month, to be followed by a brief North American tour in May and June. Plant will be backed on the jaunts by Strange Se Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has scheduled a handful of European dates this month, to…

  13. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Nelson, Continental Drifters

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Continental Drifters "I think the music world is split into two sides," says Paul McCartney, "where you get the people who are not going to last very long and who used to be called 'bubblegum' -- now it might be a bit more like &…

  14. Shepard, Downey, Sting Highlight 4th 'Ally' Set

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The fourth installment in a continuing series of compilations based around Fox Television's "Ally McBeal" will be released next Tuesday (April 24) on Sony's 550 Music label. Like past sets, the bulk o The fourth installment in a continuing series of compilations based…

  15. Hotlanta To Inaugurate Free Weekly Concert Series

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vertical Horizon, They Might Be Giants, Cowboy Mouth, and Sister Hazel are among the artists headlining during Atlanta's summer-long On the Bricks free weekly concert series. To be held in the city's Vertical Horizon, They Might Be Giants, Cowboy Mouth, and Sister Hazel are among…

  16. Napster's Filtering Efforts Fail To Impress Judge

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Calling Napster's compliance efforts "disgraceful," Judge Marilyn Hall Patel has ordered the file-swapping company to meet again via a conference call on Friday (April 13) to discuss other filtering o Calling Napster's compliance efforts "disgraceful," Judge…

  17. Isolation Drills

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike so many bands who have either carefully copied or mindlessly aped their British Invasion heroes, Dayton, Ohio's Guided by Voices has always followed the spirit rather than the letter of that mu Unlike so many bands who have either carefully copied or mindlessly aped their British…

  18. Catchall

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Red-blooded, full-hearted guitar pop returns with a vengeance. Red-blooded, full-hearted guitar pop returns with a vengeance. Mavericks vet Robert Reynolds teamed up with Wilco's Ken Coomer, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick, keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, and Doug Powell to create this…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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,…

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