75 items by Brian Orloff

  • Martha Wainwright Joins Family Biz

    Martha Wainwright Joins Family Biz | ARTICLE

    Martha Wainwright's last name is reminder enough of her impressive musical pedigree (her parents are folkies Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and her brother is decadent crooner Rufus), and it has fed and tortured her...

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Lil' Kim Guilty of Perjury

    Lil' Kim Guilty of Perjury | ARTICLE

    Rapper Lil' Kim was convicted on Thursday of perjury and conspiracy for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a New York radio station, Hot 97. The rapper,...

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • 50 Cent Still At The Top

    50 Cent Still At The Top | ARTICLE

    50 Cent's The Massacre slaughtered the competition this week, selling another 771,000 copies and maintaining its spot at Number One, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a dip in sales from last week, 50's record still outsold...

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Aimee Mann Raises "Arm"

    Aimee Mann Raises "Arm" | ARTICLE

    Aimee Mann will release The Forgotten Arm, her fifth album, on May 3rd. The concept album follows the story of a boxer and his girlfriend as they fall in love and road trip across America. "It...

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Foo Fighters Prep "In Your Honor"

    Foo Fighters Prep "In Your Honor" | ARTICLE

    The Foo Fighters plan to release their fifth album, In Your Honor, in June. The double album -- one disc will be acoustic and the other "rock" -- took a year to record and features twenty tracks. "It...

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Solomon Burke Makes Do on Covers Disc

    Solomon Burke Makes Do on Covers Disc | ARTICLE

    "I knocked this album up a couple of notches," Solomon Burke says of his latest effort, Make Do with What You Got, which hits stores March 1st. The record, the follow-up to the soul legend's high-profile...

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Malkmus Brings "Truth"

    Malkmus Brings "Truth" | ARTICLE

    Stephen Malkmus will release Face the Truth, his third album since splitting with Pavement, on May 24th. The album was recorded in Malkmus' Portland, Oregon, basement and mixed in a studio by Phil Ek (Built to Spill,...

    February 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Tori Amos Makes Sweet Honey

    Tori Amos Makes Sweet Honey | ARTICLE

    "All the pianos I've ever played, I call them 'the girls,'" says Tori Amos. But the singer-songwriter turned to the organ for her latest album, The Beekeeper, due February 22nd, after her husband gave her a Hammond...

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Faithfull Brings PJ, Cave

    Faithfull Brings PJ, Cave | ARTICLE

    Marianne Faithfull will release Before the Poison in January. As with 2002's electronica-influenced Kissin' Time -- a star-studded affair with help from Beck and Billy Corgan -- the veteran chanteuse and London scenester has enlisted a cadre...

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Rufus' Sleeping Beauty

    Rufus' Sleeping Beauty | ARTICLE

    After breaking his third album in half to release Want One last fall, Rufus Wainwright planned to get the topical Want Two out before this year's presidential election. "It tries to tackle some of the earthly troubles...

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Nick Cave Sings the Blues

    Nick Cave Sings the Blues | ARTICLE

    "I just get up and go to work," singer Nick Cave says matter-of-factly. "I'm very superstitious about the whole writing process. I feel if I don't carry on going into the office on a daily basis and write songs, it's...

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • De La Soul Grind It Out

    De La Soul Grind It Out | ARTICLE

    De La Soul's seventh album,The Grind Date, is aptly titled, as the hip-hop vets have been slogging away for fifteen years. "We've remained relevant," says Pos, "but it's been a lot of work." The Grind Date is De...

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • PJ Harvey Talks Tour

    PJ Harvey Talks Tour | ARTICLE

    Since her debut album, Dry, a dozen years ago, PJ Harvey has earned both incessant critical praise and a devoted fan base thanks, primarily, to her feral take on the blues and her commanding live performances. Though...

    October 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce, Dave, R.E.M. Swing

    Bruce, Dave, R.E.M. Swing | ARTICLE

    The day after the first presidential debate, the Vote for Change tour kicked off with six multi-artist bills in key "swing states." The performers -- including Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, R.E.M., Dave Matthews Band,...

    October 4, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • McGraw Holds Off Charles

    McGraw Holds Off Charles | ARTICLE

    Tim McGraw continues his residency at the top of the charts this week, selling another 227,000 copies of Live Like You Were Dying. In only two weeks, his sales have totaled nearly one million. McGraw's tally was just...

    September 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • McGraw Lives at Number One

    McGraw Lives at Number One | ARTICLE

    Country singer Tim McGraw had a whopper of a week, debuting at Number One and setting a career-high debut sales record. McGraw's Live Like You Were Dying sold 766,000 copies, besting his last album, 2002's Tim McGraw...

    September 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Kweli, Blige Get Beautiful

    Kweli, Blige Get Beautiful | ARTICLE

    Underground rapper Talib Kweli will finally release his third album, The Beautiful Struggle, on September 28th. The album's title takes on a richer meaning after an early version was leaked online, delaying the original spring release and...

    September 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Eminem Takes an "Encore"

    Eminem Takes an "Encore" | ARTICLE

    Rapper Eminem will release his fourth album, Encore, on November 16th, according to his label, Interscope. The album will be the follow-up to 2002's The Eminem Show which debuted at Number One on the Billboard charts. Meanwhile, the...

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Singer Laura Branigan Dead

    Singer Laura Branigan Dead | ARTICLE

    Singer Laura Branigan, who scored her first hit with her 1982 song "Gloria," died of a brain aneurysm Thursday at her New York home. She was forty-seven. Branigan began her career as a backup singer for Leonard...

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ashlee Bounced From Top

    Ashlee Bounced From Top | ARTICLE

    Ashlee Simpson surrendered her Number One chart position to the compilation Now That's What I Call Music! 16 this week, continuing the recent weekly back-and-forth battle. Simpson's Autobiography sold 164,000 copies, a significant drop in sales after...

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET