The Bee Gees' new single listened in Germany
"This is where I came in", the Bee Gees' first single from the
upcoming self-titled brand new album, was airplayed in the most important
German radio stations. The song was introducted by Maurice Gibb wishing
an happy new year.
(7 November 2000) The cover (in Spanish)
of "Run to me" top the Billboard's "Hot Latin tracks"
"Vieni a mi", Oscar De La Hoya's Spanish cover version of the
Bee Gees classic "Run to me" topped the Billboard's "Hot
Latin tracks" chart. The song is very popular in the Latin U.S. community
, and De La Hoya appeared in several TV shows in U.S. The self titled
album reached # 2 in the Billboard "Latin 50 albums" chart.
The English version entered the top 30 in the Billboard "Adult Top
(2 November 2000) Comments to the new Biography
Unofficial and press sources report some comments to the "Tales Of
The Brothers Gibb". According to these sources the personal manager
Dick Ashby stated he ignores the book at all, not having seen even a pre-release
copy of it. Later he officially denied this (alleged) statement. According
to a British newspaper Robin Gibb declared his complete disappointment
for the book, and for the lack of control the Brothers seem to have in
the releasing (by others) of news regarding their lives and career. It
seem he also said that the Bee Gees are planning the release of a new
auto (or authorized) biography.
(1 November 2000) BMI Award for the Bee Gees
The Bee Gees received the BMI Award for 4 million plays of "To Love
Somebody". Robin Gibb attended the ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel
in London. They received some years ago other similars awards (i.e. for
"Stayin'Alive" and "How can you mend a broken heart").
(16 October 2000) New Bee Gees long awaited
bio finally released
"Tales Of The Brothers Gibb", the brand new Bee Gees biography
book was finally released today in Great Britain. The 600 pages hardcover
book is, according to "Bee Gees Italy"'s editor, absolutely
a must for everyone (fan or not) that want to know more about the Brothers
Gibb. The book is very well written by the autors Hector Cook , Andrew
Mτn Hughes and Melinda Bilyeu, assisted by Joe Brennan and Mark Crohan.
The focus of the effort is to give an objective view of the Bee Gees career.
(20 September 2000) New album (maybe) finished
Official sources say that the work for the new album is now over. The
album, which definite title may be "This is where I came in"
is scheduled for a february European release, anticipated by the new single,
(it seems) the title track.
(30 August 2000) New Video Biography in the
A new Bee Gees 90 minutes video biography by A&E is being produced.
It is directed by David Leaf (that wrote the 1978 biography) and John
Scheinfeld. The video will be aired later this year in U.S. and will be
released on home video and DVD, surely next year.
(5 August 2000) No Olympics for the Bee Gees
Since the new album release is postponed to 2001, the Bee Gees decided
to pass on their Sidney Olympics appearance.
(31 July 2000) The Gibb song is not in the
Keating new album and the VH1 tribute will be re-scheduled
Hard times for the Bee Gees fans. Waiting for the new album they hoped
to hear a brand new Gibb composition , the largely anticipated "Lovers
and Friends", to be included in the debut solo album by Ronan Keating.
The very disappointing news is that the song (incredibly) was not included
in the album, even if the Gibb are credited in the album notes and in
the Keating's official website Barry Gibb is mentioned as a one of the
album songwriters. In the same days it was confirmed that the VH1 tribute
has been re-scheduled to an indefinite date, due to the delay of the release
of the new album.
(12 July 2000) New Bee Gees album: details
and ... delay
"This is where I came in" could be the title of the new Bee
Gees album, originally due for an october release, but now postponed for
release in 2001. Sources (BGQ) say that there's still a little chance
for a split release (november 2000 in Europe). Thanking to the great work
of the BGQ team, we are able to know some of the titles of the song that
could be included in the new release. Some of these : "The Wedding Day",
"Deja Vu", "Man in the Middle" and "This is where I came in" , that could
be also the first single taken from the album. For more details about
the album and for more Bee Gees news you better join the official Bee
Gees fan club "Bee Gees Quarterly".
(20 June 2000) The New Bee Gees Biography:
Hector Cook , Andrew Mτn Hughes and Melinda Bilyeu are the authors of
"Tales Of The Brothers Gibb", the ultimate complete Bee Gees/Andy Gibb
Biography. The editor of the book is Omnibus Press. "Tales Of The Brothers
Gibb" also includes 32 pages of photos from the Forties to the present
day, the vast majority of which have never been previously published.
It will be available in good bookshops in hardback (priced £20) from Monday,
Read more about
this great book
(8 June 2000) The Bee Gees in Sidney Olympics
The Bee Gees were invited to partecipate to the closing ceremonies of
the 2000 Olympics, in the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, on October 1st.
(7 June 2000) VH1 salutes the Bee Gees (??)
According to BBC Radio 1, Radio Capital (London), news agencies and some
music news websites, the Bee Gees should be honoured by VH1 in a star-studded
tribute concert in London. In the first release of the news were indicated
also the date of the event, monday August 14, and the venue, the Brixton
Academy in London. According to these sources the Brothers Gibb had to
be joined on stage by a string of major singers and acts for the opening
show in the channel's VH1 Salutes series. The event would be broadcast
worldwide in September. Unfortunately the news was not officially confirmed
and sources from BGQ invited the fans to wait for the official announcements,
before to make any plans to (eventually) try to attend the event.
Read more about the
first release of this news
(20 May 2000) New album on the mixing
The new Bee Gees album, scheduled for an October release, will be mixed
in the middle of june. According to Launch.com (the online news agency),
11 songs have been completed for the project. Sources (BGQ fan club) said
that there are more songs completed but still no choose have been made
for the ones that will be included in the new set, that is still untitled.
(10 May 2000) Gibb songs for other artists
The Bee Gees gave one of their compositions to the Australian singer Col
Joye. The previously unreleased song will be included in Col's new album
and is called "Love Is Blind". As largely anticipated another Bee Gees'
song, "Lovers and Friends", will be included in the upcoming new solo
album from Ronan Keating of the Boyzone. The album will be called simply
"Ronan" and will be released on 31 July 2000. Keating was particularly
glad for the collaboration with the Gibbs. "Working with Barry and Maurice
Gibb was a hugely memorable experience. Meeting those guys inspires me
to try to make music for the rest of my life", he stated in an interview.
(30 April 2000) Spencer Gibb's band "54 Seconds"
Spencer Gibb (son of Robin) is a member of a band called "54 Seconds".
The group members of this band are: Spencer Gibb ( vocal and guitar),
J.J. Johnson (drums, vocals), Stewart Cochran ( piano, synthesiser, keyboard,
vocal), Glenn McGregor (bass). The band was formed in 1998. They made
several concerts in Austin, Texas. If you are interested on their music
or you want to support them please visit 54seconds.com .
(18 April 2000) Bee Gees Covered By Chumbawamba
British anarchist band Chumbawamba, who had a big hit in 1997 with "Tubthumping,"
have recorded a version of the early Bee Gees hit "New York Mining Disaster
1941." The track, which is featured on the group's new album "WYSIWYG",
is done a capella. A Real Audio sample of the cover song is available
Online. Chumbawamba guitarist Boff told MTV that the Bee Gees have
promised to cover one of the songs on "WYSIWYG" to return the favor. A
spokesperson for the Brothers Gibb, called for comment, said the Bee Gees
have never met Chumbawamba, so no promises have been made. Spokerperson
added that anyway Barry, Robin and Maurice "are flattered that the younger
band chose to record one of their older songs".
(3 March 2000) Steven Gibb in a band with
Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
Steven Gibb, the elder son of Barry Gibb, has signed a contract with Americoma
Records, the new label owned by Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue). Steven is a
member of the band called "58". The title of the first album of the band
is "Diet for a new America". The other members of the band are Sixx, David
Darling (Boxing Ghandis) and Bucket, very known sessionman from Los Angeles.
According to Sixx, the sound of the band is between "Zooropa" (U2) and
"Diamond dogs" (David Bowie).
(25 February 2000) The Backstreet Boys pay
a little tribute to the Bee Gees at the Grammys
The Backstreet Boys, performing live at the Grammy Awards ceremony on
February 23rd, opened up their tribute to the past winners' segment with
a little of "How Deep Is Your Love". With this song, the Bee Gees won
the Grammy Award in 1977 for the Best Pop Vocal Performance, Group.
(14 February 2000) Postponed the new album
The release of the new album, originally planned for the first quarter
of 2000, is now postponed to the last quarter of the year. The delay reasons
seem to be strictly due to the fact that the making of the album is not
finished yet. Even the concerts will be re-scheduled. They were originally
anticipated for the next summer in Europe. Equally, any special events
or appearances will be scheduled near the time of the release of the album.