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I have a couple A&M/Interscope questions for you. Are there any plans to release Bryan Adams' "Room Service" in the United States? Also, there was talk of two albums from Sheryl Crow this year -- assuming A&M would want at least six months between the two, shouldn't the first one be out soon?
Newport Beach, Calif.
Bryan Adams' "Room Service," which was released outside the United States late last year, will see a May 10 bow here. He will hit the road with Def Leppard beginning June 1 in Portland, Ore. The trek, dubbed the Rock 'N Roll Double-Header, will wrap up in August.
As for Sheryl Crow, it was reported in Billboard's "The Beat" column in January that she was aiming to submit her two albums to her label by the end of that month. She wants to release the first "art" record first, and then issue the "pop" record towards Christmas. No release dates, titles or any other information about the forthcoming sets are known at this point.
Do you see another tour for Fleetwood Mac this year? Do you think they will tour Canada and other parts of the United States?
It's unlikely that Fleetwood Mac will mount another tour in 2005 as the band band wrapped up its 2003-2004 world tour in September.
Currently, the Mac's Stevie Nicks is prepping to stage a special "Dreams" show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The four-night event (May 10-11, 13-14) was created exclusively for the venue, which is also home to Celine Dion's "A New Day" and Elton John's "The Red Piano." Tickets go on sale March 19 through the Caesars Palace box office and Ticketmaster.
Meanwhile, band member Lindsey Buckingham is at work on a forthcoming studio album, which he hopes to release by the end of the year. The Mick Fleetwood Band (Fleetwood, Todd Smallwood and Lauren Evans) issued "Something Big" in September 2004. Christine McVie -- who did not participate in the Mac's Say You Will tour -- released her solo album "In The Meantime" set last September as well.
Fleetwood Mac's most recent studio album, "Say You Will" (2003), debuted and peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 844,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Nicks' latest solo set, "Trouble in Shangri-La," debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2001 on the same chart and has moved 648,000 copies.
Nothing has been announced officially regarding any upcoming album releases from either Fleetwood Mac or Nicks.
I was in Montreal this past weekend and I was listening to a French radio station. There was a French song with a techno/dance beat, and it was talking about being OK and the word "bebe" was in the title. I was wondering if you could help me out and let me know either the title of the song and/or the artist.
Well, that's not a lot of information to go on, unfortunately. Perhaps one of our readers will know the answer and e-mail us.
In the meantime, I reached out to some of Billboard's international staffers, but the only thing one could come up with was a song called "Pensons a L'Avenir." However, that track, performed by Cali, is a guitar-based mid-tempo song (though it does repeat the word "bebe" in the chorus).
Sorry I could not be more helpful!