April 27th, 2001
BURBsAudio, the independent label which releases records by bands featured on the British Underground Rock Band Site, has announced a new deal which should considerably help its bands' exposure in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Not only will a new compilation CD be commercial»
Once their US tour supporting Placebo is over Idlewild will recommence work on their third album.
The album, which will should be out by next February, is to be produced by Stephen Street and Patti Smith's guitarist Lennie Kaye.
"I'm a huge Patti Smith fan." said Roddy to Planet Sound. "We»
April 26th, 2001
Those cheeky young Scottish scallywags Mogwai are at it again. Not content with picking a fight with Damon Albarn once, with their now infamous Blur:Are Shite t-shirt released two years ago, they've now decided to contend with animated dance noise-niks, Gorillaz. In an exclusive interview to be released on the si»
American music website Excellent are giving away a free CD's worth of
To celebrate the re-launch of their site, they'll be giving away a free CD's worth of mp3's to anyone who stops by the site and downloads it.
Their press released reads:
"Our idea was this: Get a bunch of gr»
April 25th, 2001
April 24th, 2001
Next months edition of Cosmopolitan magazine spread is sure to raise some eye brows.... it is Eminem in the buff. The controversial rapper - who has endured much criticism from women's groups in the past for his lyrics about violence towards women, will appear with just a stick of dynamite covering his cock.
US rappers OutKast have rejected Janet Jackson's request for them to be the opening act on her North American tour. However, they have agreed to be part of Moby's Area One summer tour in the US. The tour, featuring Moby, New Order, Paul Oakenfold, Nelly Furtado, the Orb, the Roots, Incubus and Carl Cox kicks off»
After a steady recovery from a bad car accident a year ago, acoustic punk performer Edward Hamell of Hamell On Trial is ready to get going again. He's making a brief appearance in the UK to promote his album "Choochtown," well-received in Britain by critics and fans. He's just returned from touring with Ani DiFran»
It has been reported in the Belfast Sunday newspaper 'Sunday Life' that Oasis mastermind, Noel Gallagher, plans to travel to Ireland later in the year to collaborate with Belfast 4-piece - Ash. Mr.Gallagher said: "They've got great talent. That's what pop music should be, not Steps »
April 23rd, 2001
Another year and it looks like another good Carling Weekender, Reading/Leeds festival to look forward to. The BBC Radio1 website today revealed the headliners, a day before tickets go onsale (April 24th). And the headliners are [dodgy drum roll]
Reading Friday 24th/Leeds Saturday 25th:
The Cult will return this summer with a new album and world tour. The line-up will be Ian Astbury on vocals, Billy Duffy on guitar and Matt Sorum (who left the band in 1991 to join Guns N' Roses) on drums and bassist Billy Morrison, who played in the band's original incarnation, Southern Death Cult. Bassis»
New York underground rock act The Strokes, are on the brink of signing a major label deal with RCA Records. Following the release of their debut single, "The Modern Age" on the Rough Trade, the band quickly became one of the most pursued American acts. Sources close to the band have said that in addition to signi»
Carlos Santana has spread his wings further afield then god telling him to make a new album..... now there is Carlos-brand footwear available at Macys stores in San Francisco. The Grammy-winning guitarist has also lent his name to signature hats and ties for his new range. However, plans for a wallet had to be s»
April 22nd, 2001
Prospective US smash film "Tomb Raider," has had it's soundtrack announced. U2's "Elevation" will be remixed and will be the first single from the soundtrack, which has a US June 5 release, according to Elektra Records. The video for the song, shot earlier this month, has an "evil" U2 kidnaping the Edge. He is th»
REM guitarist Peter Buck, pictured above in the centre, has been arrested on arrival at Heathrow Airport on a charge of air rage against 2 members of the flight crew. The band arrived in England in preparation for their South Africa Freedom Day gig in Trafalgar Square next Sunday, April 29th»
Sir Paul McCartney has turned his hand to another musical instrument, this time a stick of celery.
According Radio 1, the former Beatle munched away on the vegetable on a track for Super Furry Animals' new album.
Sir Paul chomped in time to the rhythmn on the song 'Receptacle For »
April 21st, 2001
Nina Persson, lead singer for The Cardigans, is due to release her debut solo album on 20th August.
The as yet untitled long player will be available through Stockholm Records, but not under Persson's given name; she's decided to call the project A Camp.
Persson has apparently been l»
Evening session current favourites The Music have announced they will play a short tour of the North. Tickets for all shows are £4.00, with the band bringing their own DJ instead of a support act.
The tour runs through July with the dates as follows.
Thu 12th - The Roadhouse, Manchester
April 20th, 2001
Courtney Love has been told to where to go by grunge icon Kat Bjelland after offering the ex-Babes In Toyland singer a songwriting role in her new band, “Bastard”. Bjelland was approached by Courtney's management with a list of rules stating how she should conduct herself if she became a "Bastard". These rules w»
Members of the all female band L7, Donita Sparks and Dee Plakas, were involved in a fracas in a bar while doing a TV interview. The were being interviewed for Channel 4 documentary 'The History Of Music Through British TV' at a Latino drag queen bar in Los Angeles. Aledgedly, the owner suddenly launched an attac»
After months of speculation, Weezer have finally confirmed a UK festival date. The band play Scotland's T In The Park on Sunday July 8th. Other dates confirmed are three nights at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, followed by a Birmingham date on July 6th and Manchester Academy on »
Sonic Youth are to play a one-off show at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 16. The performance has been titled 'Goodbye 20th Century', and will lift material from the band's recent album of the same name, which on its release paid tribute to artists such as Yoko Ono and John Cage by covering their songs»
Shaun Ryder has revealed he's currently working on his debut album. He's been in a recording studio in Australia since January finishing off the currently titled 'Shaun Ryder and Off World Sounds'. The tunes so far have been described by Ryder as 'Short stories put to breakbeat.' »
Skunk Anansie have split to pursue solo careers, the band said in a statement issued through a spokesperson. Skin is working on a solo album due early next year. guitarist Ace is also recording, bassist Cass is focusing on photography and drummer Mark Richardson is acting and playing music. Despite previous»
Joey Ramone, lead singer of legendary punk band the Ramones, passed away Sunday at the age of 49. The towering frontman, born Jeffrey Hyman, did not respond to treatment for lymphatic cancer, a disease that attacks the body's ability to fight infection. U2's "In a Little While" was playing in his room at New York»