764 items by Andrew Dansby

  • Duran Duran Due in Fall

    Duran Duran Due in Fall | ARTICLE

    Duran Duran's classic lineup is trying to re-bottle the lightning that earned it seven Top Forty singles between 1983 and 1984. The reunited hit-making crew -- singer Simon LeBon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, guitarist Andy Taylor, bassist John...

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Revolver Shoot Down Usher

    Revolver Shoot Down Usher | ARTICLE

    Velvet Revolver's debut album, Contraband, sold 256,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, in its first week to debut Number One. The hard rock supergroup -- featuring former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland fronting a trio of...

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Britney Cancels Tour

    Britney Cancels Tour | ARTICLE

    Britney Spears has cancelled her Onyx Hotel tour to recover from the arthroscopic knee surgery she underwent last week. Spears, 22, suffered "severe damage," according to a statement from Jive Records, when she injured her knee while dancing...

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • James Brown Avoids Trial

    James Brown Avoids Trial | ARTICLE

    James Brown avoided a trial on a criminal domestic violence charge by forfeiting his $1,000 bond to the Beech Island (South Carolina) Summary Court. Brown's no contest plea will be classified as a conviction for a misdemeanor charge,...

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Earle Readies "Revolution"

    Earle Readies "Revolution" | ARTICLE

    Last fall Steve Earle said he'd written the first songs for a new record, with hopes of releasing it prior to this year's presidential election. He'll make good on that promise with the August 24th release of...

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Pixies Offer New Tune

    Pixies Offer New Tune | ARTICLE

    The Pixies are offering their first new song in thirteen years through the iTunes Music Store. The reunited group recorded "Bam Thwok" in Los Angeles in March, and is selling the tune for ninety-nine cents. The two-and-a-half-minute cut...

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Vines Cancel U.S. Tour

    The Vines Cancel U.S. Tour | ARTICLE

    The Vines have pulled out of a scheduled U.S. tour with Incubus that was scheduled to begin June 25th. Bassist Patrick Matthews walked off stage during the first song of a May 28th radio show in Sydney,...

    June 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jimmy Cliff Works "Magic"

    Jimmy Cliff Works "Magic" | ARTICLE

    For his first new studio album in six years, Jimmy Cliff had planned a set called "Fantastic Plastic People." But then a parade of guests -- including Wyclef Jean, Sting, Annie Lennox and the late Joe Strummer...

    June 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Back on Top

    Usher Back on Top | ARTICLE

    Since its release eleven weeks ago, Usher's Confessions has spent only two weeks away from Number One. Twice high-profile albums -- D12's D12 World and Avril Lavigne's Under My Skin -- have knocked Confessions from its perch,...

    June 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Love Charged with Assault

    Love Charged with Assault | ARTICLE

    Courtney Love was hit with felony assault with a deadly weapon charges yesterday. The singer allegedly attacked a woman with a bottle and a flashlight at the Los Angeles residence of former boyfriend Jim Barber on April 25th....

    June 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Punk Legend Quine Dies

    Punk Legend Quine Dies | ARTICLE

    Punk rock pioneer Robert Quine, whose piercing guitar style was one of the most distinctive among punk rock musicians, died of an apparent heroin overdose on June 5th. According to the Web site from fellow punk icon...

    June 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • J.Lo, Marc Anthony Marry

    J.Lo, Marc Anthony Marry | ARTICLE

    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were married on Saturday at Lopez's Beverly Hills, California, home, according to Us Weekly. The marriage follows highly publicized splits for both Lopez and Anthony, who previously dated in 1999. Anthony married former...

    June 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Creed Call It Quits

    Creed Call It Quits | ARTICLE

    Creed, one of the most successful of the late Nineties post-grunge bands, have decided to break up after nine years together. "It's kind of sad to end a chapter of your life, but it's also exciting starting a...

    June 4, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Avril Unseats Usher

    Avril Unseats Usher | ARTICLE

    Avril Lavigne's second album, Under My Skin, sold 381,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to debut Number One. Skin's tally shows just how far the Canadian pop star has come in the two years since she materialized...

    June 2, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Holds off Method Man

    Usher Holds off Method Man | ARTICLE

    With a big wave of new releases arriving in record stores last week, Usher's Confessions looked ripe for being knocked out of the Number One spot on the album chart. No such thing happened, as Confessions sold...

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish Call It Quits

    Phish Call It Quits | ARTICLE

    Following the June release of their new album, Undermind, and the two-day Conventry festival in their home state of Vermont, the four members of Phish will go their separate ways. Unlike the band's announcement that it would take...

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Fogerty Readies Album, Tour

    Fogerty Readies Album, Tour | ARTICLE

    No one will accuse John Fogerty of being anything resembling prolific as a solo artist. With Creedence Clearwater Revival, he once offered up three classic albums (Bayou Country, Green River and Willie and the Poor Boys) in...

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • New Van Halen Songs on "Best"

    New Van Halen Songs on "Best" | ARTICLE

    Van Halen, reunited with singer Sammy Hagar, have recorded three new tracks for inclusion on The Best of Van Halen, due this summer. "It's About Time," "Learning to See" and "Up for Breakfast" feature guitarist Eddie Van Halen,...

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Alicia Keys Writing "Diary"

    Alicia Keys Writing "Diary" | ARTICLE

    Just twenty-three years old, Alicia Keys doesn't have a particularly long life to reflect back upon, but the R&B star nevertheless has landed a book deal for her memoir to be published later this year. Like her chart-topping...

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Stones Toronto DVD Due

    Stones Toronto DVD Due | ARTICLE

    A DVD of last summer's Toronto Rocks concert, featuring the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Justin Timberlake, the Flaming Lips and Rush, will be released June 29th. The sixteen-hour concert, held July 30th at Downsview Park in Toronto, was an...

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET