1. Love Is Live!

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Love Fellowship Tabernacle (LFT)—pastored by modern gospel phenom Hezekiah Walker—has flourished over the past decade, so, too, has the church's 70-voice choi As the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Love Fellowship Tabernacle (LFT)—pastored by modern gospel phenom…

  2. Soul Heavy

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In his decade of playing to packed houses across the country with the Subdudes, Tommy Malone helped kick off the rootsy jam-band phenomenon with his stinging blues/rock guitar and soulful vocals. In his decade of playing to packed houses across the country with the Subdudes, Tommy Malone…

  3. 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…

  4. G. Love Still Running 'The Electric Mile'

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will "blow up" commercially, the front man of perennial blues/rock group G. Love & Special Sauce is not willing to forsake the sound As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will "…

  5. G. Love Still Running 'The Electric Mile'

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will "blow up" commercially, the front man of perennial blues/rock group G. Love & Special Sauce is not willing to forsake the sound that ha As much as he admits to hoping that "The Electric Mile" will …

  6. Sade To Tour Behind 'Lovers Rock'

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nigerian-born songbird Sade will take her band on a 30-date summer tour of North America, of which seven West Coast dates have been confirmed. The R&B singer will begin the jaunt in Vancouver on J Nigerian-born songbird Sade will take her band on a 30-date summer tour of North America, of…

  7. Weezer's 'Hash Pipe' Smoking At Rock Radio

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Hash Pipe," the first single from Weezer's long-awaited "The Green Album" (Geffen/Interscope), has quickly caught fire at U.S. rock radio stations. In its first week, the track is already in the top- "Hash Pipe," the first single from Weezer's long…

  8. 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'…

  9. 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'…

  10. 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 &…

  11. Super Furry Animals Go 'Around The World'

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a little help from a former Beatle, Welsh popsters Super Furry Animals are set to release their fifth studio album July 16 in the U.K. on new label Epic. The set, titled "Rings Around the World," With a little help from a former Beatle, Welsh popsters Super Furry Animals are…

  12. Joey Ramone Dead At 49

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, died yesterday (April 15). H Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp…

  13. Hot Product

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing upcoming albums from the Billboard 2001 Latin Music Awards, Angie Martinez, David Gray, MJ Cole, Brooks & Dunn, and more. Hot Latin Sounds Christina Aguilera, Christian Castro, Luis Miguel, Carlos Vives, Son By Four, and Paulina Rubio are among the artists featured on BMG Latin…

  14. Buckcherry Lines Up Tour Through June

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Buckcherry, currently on tour with Monster Magnet, will keep bringing its tawdry anthems to the masses through the beginning of June. The band will open for Monster Magnet until the en Modern rock act Buckcherry, currently on tour with Monster Magnet, will keep bringing its…

  15. Joey Ramone Dead At 49

    April 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, died yesterday (April 15). H Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp…

  16. Straight Down Rain

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As one of roots music's largely undiscovered gems, singer/songwriter Greg Trooper has released a trio of critically acclaimed albums while operating mostly under the mainstream radar. As one of roots music's largely undiscovered gems, singer/songwriter Greg Trooper has released a…

  17. Showtime

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The instantly recognizable harmonies of veteran vocal group the Statlers sound great on their first new album in five years—and the primarily original songs are all up to par. The instantly recognizable harmonies of veteran vocal group the Statlers sound great on their first new album in five…

  18. Richland Woman Blues

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's not such a long way from "Midnight at the Oasis" to Richland Woman Blues, at least not for Maria Muldaur. It's not such a long way from "Midnight at the Oasis" to Richland Woman Blues, at least not for Maria Muldaur. Nowadays, many years after "Midnight…

  19. Fazil Say, piano

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stravinsky's primal ballet score Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) famously caused a riot at its 1913 Parisian premiere. Stravinsky's primal ballet score Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) famously caused a riot at its 1913 Parisian premiere. Some would say that the…

  20. Black Crowes Find Themselves On 'Lions'

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson says the Atlanta-based rock veterans feel revitalized by their forthcoming "Lions," their sixth album and first fruit of a new deal with V2. Due May 8, the set Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson says the Atlanta-based rock veterans feel…

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