(from January 2000)
1.31.2000 14:57 GMT
Public Enemy Confirmed for Homelands
ENEMY have been confirmed for Homelands in May.
The landmark rap act, who released their latest album 'There's A Poison Goin On'
last year, have toured only intermittently in Europe recently.
The Homelands appearance will feature the full line-up, including rapper Flavor
Flav and DJ Terminator X.
The Homelands line-up is also bolstered by Roni
Size and Reprazent,
who play the End's Drum 'N' Bass Arena. the event will run from 1pm Saturday May
27 to 6am Sunday May 28.
Oakenfold has also been confirmed to DJ at the event. As previously
Brown are also taking part in this event.
Homelands returns to the Matterley Estate Bowl, near Winchester, Hampshire.
Tickets cost £45.
You can buy tickets from the Music365
More details about the event can be obtained from visiting the Homelands website.
1.31.2000 Public Enemy Bring the Noise
(from NME website)
PUBLIC ENEMY will play this year's Homelands dance
festival at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, Winchester (May 27-28).
The legendary rap group join Ian
Brown, Leftfield and Reprazent on the bill.
Leftfield will also play at the
UK's other two Homelands events at Mosney Holiday Centre, County Meath, Ireland
(April 29) and Straid Farm, Dalleagles, New Cumnock, Scotland (June 3).
For tickets, go to the nme.com
Ticketshop - click
Or call the 24-Hour NME Virgin
Cola Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.
1.25.2000 Coming Soon to Billboard Talent Net's Inside The Music - Chuck D
and Jellybean Benitez
Two legendary recording industry figures
will answer questions from musicians, fans, industry and web browsers from
around the world this February and March as the upcoming featured guests of
Billboard Talent Net's Inside The Music section, at http://www.billboardtalentnet.com.
A rapper, an innovator, a soldier at the front line of the online music
revolution and a music evangelist spreading the word about the Internet's power
as a music distribution tool, Chuck D, best known as the leader and co-founder
of Public Enemy, will answer questions during the month of February. BTN users
can also listen to Chuck's recent speech at the Jupiter Music Conference via the
BTN Music Insider Radio Show, within the Inside The Music section. Known for his
ability to rap about issues of race, rage and inequality, Chuck D is one of the
first high-profile musicians to adopt online distribution and claims that the
Internet is causing a top-to-bottom shift in the music industry.
Famed record producer, remixer, DJ and entrepreneur as well as President of
Jellybean Recordings, Inc., Jellybean Benitez will answer questions during the
month of March. Jellybeans' accomplishments include over 90 Billboard Top Ten
Hits (including 30 number one's), and work with such artists as Paul McCartney,
Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Madonna, to name a few.
Located on the BTN home page or accessed directly at: http://www.billboardtalentnet.com/insidemusic/insidemusic.html,
Inside The Music is a free service that engages BTN users with top music pros
and personalities. Users receive free advice and guidance to help further their
musical careers from the people that influence and inspire it. Features include
the monthly Q&A session and bi-weekly BTN Music Insider Radio Show (courtesy
Dejamuse.com), as well as archives from all past guests. Past guests include V2
Records recording artist MOBY; Craig Kallman, Executive VP, A&R, Atlantic
Records; David Bendeth, Senior VP A&R, RCA Records and Rose Noone, Vice
President, A&R, Epic Records; among others. From hot-topic debates and
controversial issues to general questions on how to make it in the biz, BTN
invites you to take a trip INSIDE THE MUSIC.
Billboard Talent Net (http://www.billboardtalentnet.com) is the first
professionally oriented Internet showcase for new and developing artists in
every genre. Launched in May, 1998, the site provides music industry
professionals and fans alike the opportunity to navigate an enhanced, 24-hour,
interactive link to the world of new and emerging artists and their music - well
before they become household names. First to provide a meaningful set of
rankings to profile top unsigned artists, the Top 10 and Radio BTN Top 50
forecast the next successful generation in music. Billboard Talent Net is owned
by Talent Net, Inc., a licensee of the Billboard Music Group, and has offices in
New York, Germany and Malaysia.
1.22.2000 Utahs work with Chuck D
Online Radio 1 website)
Utah Saints are making the most of their
comeback. They've enlisted the talents of Chuck D for their next album. They've
also used the vocal talents of funk soul legend, Edwyn Starr, and sampled Iggy
Pop from his days with the ĎStoogesí.
The Utahs spent their few years
away from the limelight very differently. Jez had his own radio show in Leeds,
whilst Tim DJ-ed in Chicago. They say getting Chuck D to perform on their
album's been the biggest buzz, not that they've met him yet: "We didnít
hear anything back and then suddenly out of the blue just before Christmas, I
got a phone call and he was up for doing it. So itís in the process of going
through, but no, we havenít met him yet". And they add: "Itís a
great honour to have someone like him because heís such an icon of really the
last decade and this decade as well. One of the most important spokespeople of
the last decade."
And they can add REM to their
list of supporters: "Michael Stipeís said that itís his perfect driving
record and that he likes driving around LA listening to our album. He also
bought several copies of our album to give to his friends apparently which was
to Dean's Tribute to Public Enemy (Main)
1.13.2000 Not Quite Time for It's About Time: Flavor Flav's Solo Album
Pushed Back Yet Again
by Dean Engmann
Fans of Public Enemy
and Flavor Flav will have to wait a little longer to hear Flav's long-awaited
solo album, It's About Time. According to the official Flavor
Flav website, the THE NEW (and
final) RELEASE DATE IS JANUARY 18, 2000ÖÖÖBut
apparently we will have to wait until sometime in March to hear the album
because of delays due to the Public Enemy tour. A post from Flav's manager
on his website says they're looking at the 7th or the 14th...let's hope...
Also, check out Flav in the new Will Smith video So Fresh...now playing on
1.13.2000 Public Enemy Concert to be Broadcast at HOB.com
by Dean Engmann
Cyber-savvy hip-hop group
Public Enemy will once again be webcasting a concert live from the House of
Blues, this time on February 10th. For more information on the concert,
check out the House of Blues website here.