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single is PROBABLY "Move Your Body"
Interview on GETMUSIC.COM
ALBUM - "Eternal"
Nov 23, 2001
Isley Brothers tour dates:
11/23/01 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
11/24/01 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
11/25/01 Baltimore, MD Mini II Theatre
11/26/01 Pittsburgh, PA "PBS Special"
11/30/01 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
12/01/01 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
12/02/01 Norman, OK Lloyd Noble Center
12/05/01 Tokyo, JPN Shibuya Ax
12/06/01 Tokyo, JPN Shibuya Ax
12/07/01 Nagoya, JPN Diamond Hall
12/09/01 Tokyo, JPN Liquid Room
12/11/01 Hiroshima, JPN Club Quattro
12/12/01 Osaka, JPN IMP Hall
15, 2001 - The Isley Brothers, "Eternal", hits The Billboard
200 at a commanding No. 3 this week. Isley Brothers
also debut at Number 1 on the Billboard
Top R&B Albums
"WE JUST SAID, 'GIVE US YOUR BEST. LET'S BLOW EVERYONE'S
MINDS!' " relates bona fide pop
legend Ron Isley of the roster assembled for the Isley
Brothers' new album, "Eternal"
(due Aug 7, 2001, from DreamWorks Records). "We're
at a point in our career where I feel we're doing our very best
work. We try to outdo ourselves with each record, but this time,
we're really out for blood. It's like the Isley Brothers Super
addition to the compositions written by Ron and Ernie Isley,
"Eternal" boasts an impressive roster of guest producers,
writers and performers: R. Kelly, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis,
Lucy Pearl/former Tony! Toni! Tone! vocalist Raphael
Saadiq and hot newcomer Steve Huff. Keeping it in
the family, Isley's wife, Angela Winbush, has lent her
songwriting, production and vocal skills as well.
chose these collaborators because we admire them enormously,
and they already have a firm grasp of the Isley Brothers flavor,"
Isley continues. "We've got a lot of faith in these folks.
In the case of Jimmy and Terry, I'd always wondered what
it would be like to work with them. We'd talked about it over
the years and knew it'd be great to do an album together, but
the timing and the inspiration had to be there at the same time.
It finally happened with this record."
is quick to mention brother Ernie's involvement as well.
"He'll definitely have a lot of guitar solos; every time
Ernie has solos, like on 'Who's That Lady' or 'Summer
Breeze,' they turn out to be hits!" Recorded in Minneapolis,
Chicago and Los Angeles, the new Isley's offering will also
unveil a reinterpretation of the Chicago classic "If
You Leave Me Now," which Isley considers "a masterpiece."
TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS
1, 2001 - After nearly four decades and more than 40 hit
records with the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley was presented
with the Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievement,
Soul Train's version of a lifetime achievement award.
The legendary artist thanked the forces in his life -- "God,
my family" that "kept me doin' this."
best compliment you can give the Lord at a time like this is
Hallelujah!" he added. "This means so much to me and
my family. It's because of you fans. It's because of you fans.
It's because of you fans. It's because of you fans. [yes, he
said this four times in a row] I am looking forward to some
of the best music we've made in our lives this year." Keeping
with the tradition of old artists turned hip artists, Isley
said he will be working with a stable of undisclosed young hitmakers
to mix a new formula for success. -
Heather Wood (CDNOW.com)
23, 2001 - Michael Bolton has been forced to eat
crow yet again. Bolton lost his bid to the U.S. Supreme Court
to overturn a $5.4 million jury verdict that his song "Love
Is A Wonderful Thing," copied parts of the 1961
Isley Brothers song of the same name. The high court, without
any comment or argument, rejected an appeal by Bolton, co-writer
Andrew Goldmark, and their record companies challenging
the largest reported music infringement judgment involving a
single song. -
Lee Bailey's EUR Web
26, 2000 - There'll be nothing
but smooth sailing, maybe not tonight, but soon. R. Kelly,
Raphael Saadiq, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will be laying
down tracks for the first Isley Brothers album in four years.
Though the disc has not yet been titled, the project is called
"The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley a.k.a. Mr. Biggs,"
according to a statement from Dreamworks Records. The
album, which will be recorded in Minneapolis, Chicago and Los
Angeles, will feature a cover of Chicago's ballad "If You
Leave Me Now." Ronald Isley's wife, singer Angela
Winbush, also contributed songs to the project. -