764 items by Andrew Dansby

  • New Times for Camper

    New Times for Camper | ARTICLE

    Some folks have waited fifteen years for a gonzo concept record about a United States from an alternative universe, peppered with references to imperialism, civil wars, disgruntled soldiers, mind-altering substances and, um, aliens. Those folks are Camper...

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Weller Back With "Studio"

    Weller Back With "Studio" | ARTICLE

    Paul Weller will release his eighth album, Studio 150, in September. The covers album will be the former Jam frontman's first release as part of a new worldwide deal with V2 Records. Among the twelve tracks are Weller's...

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • New U2 Songs Swiped

    New U2 Songs Swiped | ARTICLE

    A disc containing new U2 material has been swiped in the South of France, where the group has been doing post-production for its next record. Guitarist Edge told the band's official Web site that it was his CD...

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish Get Televised

    Phish Get Televised | ARTICLE

    Phish will have their first full-length television special, when a 2003 performance airs August 2nd on PBS. It: A Phish Concert Special will include ninety minutes of footage from the group's two-day It Festival at the Loring Air...

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Disco Sucks 25 Years On

    Disco Sucks 25 Years On | ARTICLE

    With the benefit of hindsight, sure, there was an undercurrent of violence in the premise, but the promotion sounded simple enough. The Chicago White Sox were looking for a way to put fans in the seats, so...

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bowie Has Heart Surgery

    Bowie Has Heart Surgery | ARTICLE

    David Bowie is recovering at home in New York after undergoing emergency heart surgery last month. Bowie, 57, was forced to cut short a performance in Scheesel, Germany, on June 25th due to pain in his shoulder. Initially...

    July 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Lloyd Banks Bumps Jadakiss

    Lloyd Banks Bumps Jadakiss | ARTICLE

    Pretty much everything 50 Cent touches turns to money, because the cash-loving rapper has managed to puncture the hard, fast rule that posses don't pay. Lloyd Banks, a member of 50's G-Unit troupe, sold 434,000 copies of...

    July 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Fatboy Visits "Palookaville"

    Fatboy Visits "Palookaville" | ARTICLE

    Fatboy Slim will release Palookaville, his fourth album and first in four years, on October 5th. Palookaville, the title a reference to the classic film On the Waterfront, reunites Slim (a.k.a. Norman Cook) with Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins...

    July 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Lucinda, Shelby Join White

    Lucinda, Shelby Join White | ARTICLE

    Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne are among the "girls" that swamp rock legend Tony Joe White has enlisted for his new album, appropriately tagged The Heroines. The genesis of the album, due in September, was White's...

    July 2, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Moby, Public Enemy Make War

    Moby, Public Enemy Make War | ARTICLE

    Moby and Public Enemy's new collaboration, "Make Love F*ck War" is being released this week through the iTunes Music Store. The song, originally written and recorded for an upcoming compilation for the 2004 Olympic Games, is being...

    July 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jadakiss Beats Beasties

    Jadakiss Beats Beasties | ARTICLE

    Jadakiss sold 246,000 copies of his second album, Kiss of Death, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to debut Number One. The Ruff Ryders rapper knocked off the Beastie Boys' To the 5 Boroughs, which posted sluggish sales (compared...

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Keys Open "Factory"

    Black Keys Open "Factory" | ARTICLE

    The Black Keys will rumble again with the release of their third album, Rubber Factory, September 7th on Fat Possum Records. The Akron, Ohio, garage blues rawk duo's new set follows their breakthrough album, 2003's Thickfreakness, which...

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bowie's Nineties CDs Boxed

    Bowie's Nineties CDs Boxed | ARTICLE

    David Bowie's trio of Virgin-released albums from the mid- and late Nineties will be reissued on September 27th with a bundle of extras. Though Outside (1995), Earthling (1997) and Hours (1999) were met with mixed reviews and lukewarm...

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Beasties Blast Revolver

    Beasties Blast Revolver | ARTICLE

    The Beastie Boys' sixth studio set, To the 5 Boroughs, sold 360,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan to debut Number One. While the Beasties' tally was more than enough to knock down last week's chart-topper,...

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Knife and Fork Cut Blues

    Knife and Fork Cut Blues | ARTICLE

    Eric Drew Feldman was a teenager sitting on his bicycle in 1968 when Captain Beefheart stepped from a phone booth and spoke to him for the first time. "I just remember this very large man with a...

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Lollapalooza Cancelled

    Lollapalooza Cancelled | ARTICLE

    Poor ticket sales have prompted the cancellation of this year's Lollapalooza tour. The festival was to visit sixteen venues starting July 15th in Auburn, Washington, with two dates of different music for each stop. But facing potential...

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Richman Brings the "Love"

    Richman Brings the "Love" | ARTICLE

    Jonathan Richman will release his twenty-second album, Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love, in August. The new set will be Richman's first since Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow three years...

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Beck, Waits Cover Johnston

    Beck, Waits Cover Johnston | ARTICLE

    Fortunately Daniel Johnston is not dead. Though the title of a new tribute record to the cult favorite singer-songwriter is Discovered, Covered: The Late Great Daniel Johnston, it's more a tip to another Texas-based singer-songwriter, Townes Van...

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Unplug for CD

    Pearl Jam Unplug for CD | ARTICLE

    Pearl Jam will release Live at Benaroya Hall October 22nd 2003 on July 27th. The two-disc set captures a complete live, mostly acoustic set the band played at the intimate theater in its hometown of Seattle. The...

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher, Kanye to Tour

    Usher, Kanye to Tour | ARTICLE

    R&B crooner Usher and rap super-producer Kanye West are responsible for two of the biggest selling albums of 2004. Now the pair have decided to pool their popularity for this summer's The Truth tour, to launch August...

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET