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75 items by Brian Orloff

  • R.E.M., Maroon 5 Amp Up

    R.E.M., Maroon 5 Amp Up | ARTICLE

    R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks and Maroon 5 are singing for a considerably younger audience on a new compilation album, Mary Had a Little Amp, set for an October 5th release. The collection features prominent artists issuing new...

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Legal Win for P2P Makers

    Legal Win for P2P Makers | ARTICLE

    In a unanimous decision Thursday, California's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that distributors of peer-to-peer (P2P) software Grokster and Morpheus, created by StreamCast, cannot be held liable for unauthorized activities of users who download copyrighted material....

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Lauryn Reemerges on Kool

    Lauryn Reemerges on Kool | ARTICLE

    Lauryn Hill will make her first public performances in two years as part of the Kool Nu Jazz Festival, a series of concerts that will travel to four cities this fall. Hill, whose latest album was 2002's...

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ashlee Whoops Shyne

    Ashlee Whoops Shyne | ARTICLE

    Ashlee Simpson maintains her sales stronghold, topping the charts again this week. Simpson's Autobiography sold an additional 260,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which puts the album over the 1 million mark. Simpson bested Now That's What...

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • QOTSA Haul Garbage, Top

    QOTSA Haul Garbage, Top | ARTICLE

    Josh Homme is finishing work on the fourth Queens of the Stone Age album, and first since the departure of bassist Nick Oliveri. The guitarist/vocalist has been joined by an array of guest musicians, including Garbage singer...

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ono, Kravitz Wake Up

    Ono, Kravitz Wake Up | ARTICLE

    Wake Up Everybody, a compilation of politically minded songs, will arrive in stores September 21st. The album's title track is Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' re-recording of the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' 1975 hit. The new version...

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Simon, Def Play for ACLU

    Simon, Def Play for ACLU | ARTICLE

    Paul Simon, Mos Def, Lou Reed and Patti Smith will perform at a benefit concert for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on October 4th at Avery Fisher Hall at New York's Lincoln Center. The event, titled...

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Green Day Walk "Idiot"

    Green Day Walk "Idiot" | ARTICLE

    Green Day will preview its forthcoming album, American Idiot, in its entirety on a short run of club dates beginning in Los Angeles on September 16th. The four-date tour will also visit Chicago on September 18th, New...

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Pop, Strokes Rock Garage

    Pop, Strokes Rock Garage | ARTICLE

    Thousands of music fans of all ages and hair colors assembled Saturday on New York City's Randall's Island to celebrate rock & roll with one of its biggest cheerleaders: Steven Van Zant. Van Zant -- known as...

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Sheryl Crow Takes Flight

    Sheryl Crow Takes Flight | ARTICLE

    "When I'm done with this song, I'm going to put on a parachute and jump out," quipped singer Sheryl Crow before the final song of a forty-minute acoustic concert Tuesday performed from a most unusual venue: Row...

    May 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Clinic Enter "Cathedral"

    Clinic Enter "Cathedral" | ARTICLE

    Clinic will offer a sneak preview of their third album, Winchester Cathedral, during a U.S. club tour next month. The album will be released August 23rd, and it continues Liverpool-based art rockers' foray into eerie atmospheric territory,...

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Corgan Serenades Chicago

    Corgan Serenades Chicago | ARTICLE

    "This is your chance for immortality," Billy Corgan told a sold-out hometown crowd Monday night at the Metro in Chicago before encouraging crowd members to sing along to a folksy chorus. "Your part is very simple, but,...

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • David Byrne, Rufus Sing Opera

    David Byrne, Rufus Sing Opera | ARTICLE

    David Byrne has never been afraid to experiment, seasoning his solo albums with South American and African rhythms. On his new album, Grown Backwards, due March 16th on Nonesuch Records, the former Talking Heads frontman dabbles in...

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • DiFranco Goes Alone on "Guess"

    DiFranco Goes Alone on "Guess" | ARTICLE

    Folk singer Ani DiFranco has defined her career through her independent spirit, both on her albums and in her founding of Righteous Babe Records nearly a decade ago. But DiFranco's latest record, Educated Guess, due January 20th, pushes the limits of...

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Tori Amos Bears New Fruit

    Tori Amos Bears New Fruit | ARTICLE

    Tori Amos will encapsulate her decade-long career with the release of a best-of collection on Atlantic Records on November 18th. Amos, who first surfaced with 1992's Little Earthquakes, conceived the set -- which contains two new tracks,...

    September 5, 2003 12:00 AM ET
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