An archive of some old news.
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Fixx 2002 Tour
The guys are on tour again this summer, check out the tour information on Pollstar.
item last updated 2002.05.17
New Fixx Material
It appears that the Fixx will be releasing a new disc on Rainman Records this summer. I first heard June 25th, 2002, but I've now heard July 16th.. It is to be called Want That Life and was produced by Martin Rex. Martin graciously posted the track listing, here it is:
1. We Don't Own The World
item last updated 2002.05.30
Summer 2001 music
Rainman Records has released a live compilation of the Motels, the Fixx, and Berlin recorded on one of the stops on the 2001 tour. It's called Greatest Hits Live and apparently there's some crossing over of band personnel on it. Check it out.
item last updated 2002.05.17
A whole bunch of Fixx material has been re-issued on CD in the last few months! This includes the often-requested Phantoms and the limited-release Happy Landings, among others. Please check out your favorite CD shop or on-line vendor for the details. (If you don't have a favorite, there's always CDNow.)
Cy Curnin solo track
It appears that Cy has done the title song for the New Prohibition compilation. The site has an MP3 sample of all the tracks, including Cy's!
"One Thing" Video on DVD
MTV is realeasing a DVD called "MTV 20: Pop," and it contains the video for "One Thing Leads to Another." The scheduled release date is July 10, 2001, and the DVD is done in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. The only place I've been able to find a complete listing of what's on the DVD is at DVD Empire, though it sells for less at CDNow.
2001 Tour Info
The boys had a cool tour in 2001. Here were the details:
I will post new information on the tour as it becomes available. There will probably be more as the guys get involved in this traveling 80's fest with Asia, Berlin, etc.
Also, there's been some hinting that there might be some Euro/UK dates in late August, which would definitely be big news since The Fixx haven't toured in Europe for some time.
New Album in the Works
Yep, they've been back in the studio, finishing up new material. Roy Cicala is producing, and they finished recording in January and were supposed to be finishing the mixing in February. The tentitive title for album is Hollywood Ending.
I got a great message from Andy Bee, a presenter on X-CEL FM in East Anglia (in the UK). Rupert Greenall stopped by and a 1-hour special is in the works based on some of the material Rupert brought by. Here are some of Andy's comments on the tracks:
"Hollywood Ending" (title track) "classic" Fixx
"Boots" (Nancy Sinatra) The Fixx's first and I'm told only "cover" interesting dark and moody version!
"Wizard of Wonder" nice driving rhythm and some wonderful guitar from Jamie (my favourite!)
I played "Wizard of Wonder" on my evening show (last night) and the response was excellent, this I'm told by Rupert is an exclusive, first radio station in the UK/World to feature any of the new material, not bad for a little old radio station in the fens of East Anglia hey!
Thanks to Andy for that info--it's great to hear that the new material sounds so good!
I got another update from Andy. The show will air at 9:00pm on Sunday, July 29th on X-Cel FM 107.1 and 107.5, and repeated the following Wednesday at the same time. The songs included in the special are:
I've Been Here Before
It should be great--you folks in the UK who can pick up this broadcast are most fortunate!
New Fixx MP3's
The Fixx have released two songs recently on MP3.com, "Sweet Pandemonium" and "Modern World." Definitely something every Fixx fan should check out! "Sweet Pandemonium" is a bit different--Jamie does the lead vocals. Very wild!
2000 Tour Info
Here's the info from the 2000 tour:
Remix of "One Thing" Released!
The Fixx back in the studio!Another way-cool piece of info from Jeff Dinkins:
Can't talk for long, my wife's in early labor (baby #2, probably coming today or tomorrow!)
But... I wanted to pass this along before I'm outta here. I talked to Adam yesterday, and wanted to let you all know that The Fixx will be heading into a practice studio shortly and rehearsing for a week or two.
Sorry that can't say anything more! I'll let you draw your own conclusions. (-:
(aren't I a little devil?)
New Fixx Song Released on MP3!
Here's the news from 3/15/99, a post to the Fixx mailing list from Jeff Dinkins:
The Fixx are immediately releasing a new song titled "Elected". The song features (oooh.. you'll love this....) Mr. Dan K. Brown on Sousaphone!
The song is about politicians and elections, and being re-elected again and again and again (a reference to the chorus). It's a very whimsical and fun song, and is (as Madman said) very topical in the U.S.
Now, as if a new Fixx tune isn't great enough news: check out how it's being released: the band has decided to make this a trial run of releasing new music on the web, and are releasing Elected on MP3.com for the whole world to hear and download.
For those that don't know, MP3.com is the premier place to find free music on the web. They have over 250,000 songs available for download right now, and they have over a million visitors every day. They also have song charts for each subgenre (rock, classical, punk, etc) and also have an overall top-40 chart. It probably goes without saying that if the song gets up into the top-40 chart that they could gain some strong visibility from all this. Yes! Finally! (Hmm.. I guess I'm not hiding my excitement very well, am I?).
I'm currently in the process up getting Elected converted to mp3 format and uploaded to mp3.com, it'll then take them a day or two to approve the song. It's possible that it might be live as early as tomorrow afternoon. I'd guess Friday by the latest.
The URL that they will show up under is:
So, how's that for NEWS!
Cy Curnin solo disc
Some time ago (Feb 9, 2000), there was a hint on Lighthouse, which is the Fixx mailing list, that there would be a Cy Curnin solo album entitled Decompression released sometime in April. April has come and gone and I've gotten no further word on this.
This site has been reporting for some time that Cy Curnin solo project (tentatively titled Mayfly) on the Thoughtscape label was in the works. This project was shelved, and Thoughtscape now appears to be defunct. However, two songs from that working CD appear on a Thoughtscape Sampler CD, which was for sale for a while.
New disc tidbitsCy made an appearance on the mailing list a while back, and said that he would be producing the next Fixx disc. Furthermore, the band is working with Doug Beck on the new disc, and Doug is apparently re-mixing "One Thing Leads To Another." If/when I ever get info on release dates, they'll appear here. Furthermore, Cy recently appeared on the cover of EQ magazine, and the article within discusses the remix.
1998 Tour Info
The most recent tour was in the summer of 1998, promoting the CD Elemental. (If you don't have this disc yet, you should definitely get it!!) This is all the info I had on that tour:
The Fixx are now represented by Premier Talent NYC and are managed by Go! Management (Joey and Chris) in the U.S. and remain managed by Martin Stainton in the U.K.
Cy Curnin recently appeared on the ABC television program Politically Incorrect, and there is a transcript avaialble.
The band also recently appeared in a chat session on America Online. I don't have AOL, so I missed it, but I did get a transcript.
On Jan 14, 1998, I received this wonderful piece of news from Martin Stainton, the band's manager:
NEWS FOR ALL FIXX FANS
LONDON 1/14/98: Latest news from the Band's management office reveals that TheFIXX signed a recording contract late last week with CMC Records International for a three record deal--thereby securing not only a release for the Happy Landings album but also follow-up recordings as well.
Happy Landings will mark The Fixx's return to center stage following a lengthy period of writing and a few US shows to try out new material last year. The Band are currently finishing up final work on the record and expect release late Spring. An active US touring program is in planning for this summer.
Said Adam Woods: "Fixx fans may feel that a recording deal has taken a long time to come about but the Band felt it better to take the time to get it right. In the meantime we have concentrated on the music--which is why we are all here. We are excited to be back in the marketplace--now we are going to show are fans what we can really do when we get going."
On behalf of all TheFIXX, Adam said: "Thanks to all of you out there--your support and encouragement has been inspirational. Now as they say: 'Take a seat for this coming attraction'."
TheFIXX management said that details of the album and tour are likely to be released next month. In the meantime, TheFixx are hard at work getting the Happy Landings album ready for release.
The Fall 1997 tour ended a while ago. This included:
Also, Adam Woods wrote a way cool tour report, which is terrific reading.
This press release was recently sent to the Fixx mailing list. New management for the band and some other tibits, definitely worth a read:
Press Release * Press Release * Press Release
New Management Structure For The Fixx - October Start To Second US Tour in '97 And New Record Deal Forecast
The Fixx, the atmospheric British rock band with three No.1, five Top 5 and a dozen Top 10 Billboard Rock Tracks and a lively US touring program, has announced that it has changed its management structure in order to prepare itself for a major new phase in its recording and performing career.
The band's US manager for the last two years, Jeff Neben, is stepping down and being replaced by business manager Martin Stainton, based in London, England, with associate management offices in California. The Fixx continues to be represented in New York by publisher Joey Gmerek at Hit & Run Music, New York attorney William Leibowitz at Leibowitz, Roberts & Ritholz and by agent Buck Williams at the PGA agency, Nashville.
Adam Woods of The Fixx said: "Jeff has held the fort for us over the past few years while we have been largely concentrating on writing new material and developing a style fit for the new millenium. We are grateful for his contribution but are now moving into a higher gear and need a dedicated team that is able to concentrate on developing the band's future."
"Martin Stainton has been a friend of the band for many years and has extensive experience of business management in the music and entertainment industries. Although the band members have always stayed close to our own business progress, as we move forward to new deals and new markets, Martin will be there to help guide our thinking and to work with us in achieveing our potential," said Woods.
Woods confirmed that the success of The Fixx's short July-August '97 tour has led to another short tour in October-November and a long tour next year which may well be extended into Europe. An album deal is apparently also in the offing, although Woods would not confirm details other than to say that the band has an album completed and a follow-up in progress, is talking to interested labels and expects to have a release date early in 1998.
A long time ago (mid 1997), I was told that a U.S. release of Missing Links was also in the works. I suspect this is no longer the case. Regardless, I was originally told that it would most likely not have the same track lineup as the European release, instead being made up of some subset of the following remixed and remastered tracks:Time In A Glass
Red Skies (extended mix)
Never Mind What You Leave Behind
Ships Are Safe In Harbour
Digging Up The Rock
All About You
I've Been Here Before
Are You There
Do What You Can
Crucified (Rupert Hine mix)
The question is whether this is something that will come up at a later date. Hard to say, but if I hear anything, it will show up here.
Really Old Tour Info
OK, so the summer 1997 tour has been over for some time. Here's where and when it was:
There is also a RealAudio broadcast of the Chicago concert available!
NotesVarious sources have contributed to these tidbits, including:
It has been suggested that more information about all these things would be nice. I agree, and if I had any more information I'd certainly post it here. This is all I know, so if it ain't here I don't have it!
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