16 items by Dan Leroy

  • Vince Neil Readies Crue and Solo Albums

    Vince Neil Readies Crue and Solo Albums | ARTICLE

    With his band's massive, yearlong comeback tour, Carnival of Sins, still in full swing, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is determined to return to his solo material once the trek's latest leg wraps in May. For the...

    March 24, 2006 4:08 PM ET
  • Public Enemy Return, With Guest

    Public Enemy Return, With Guest | ARTICLE

    Why would one of hip-hop's most legendary lyricists recruit another MC to write him an album full of rhymes? According to Public Enemy's Chuck D, it's an experiment he's been wanting to try for some time, finally...

    February 17, 2006 1:58 PM ET
  • Billy Bragg Gets Boxed

    Billy Bragg Gets Boxed | ARTICLE

    How much has the world changed since leftist icon Billy Bragg began mixing pop and politics nearly twenty-five years ago? Here's one clue: Britain's new conservative leader David Cameron is a Smiths fan whose favorite album is...

    February 17, 2006 11:14 AM ET
  • The Wu-Tang Clan Re-Enter

    The Wu-Tang Clan Re-Enter | ARTICLE

    Any hip-hop act kicking off its first U.S. tour in nearly a decade would return to face some serious questions. And bigger ones than usual awaited the reunited Wu-Tang Clan last night in New Haven, Connecticut, where...

    February 8, 2006 1:16 PM ET
  • Bono Gets the "Red" Out

    Bono Gets the "Red" Out | ARTICLE

    Bono has announced a partnership with several companies to sell products under the brand "Red" in a new push to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa. "This is really sexy to me," the U2 frontman said at...

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Alicia Collaborator Krucial Goes Solo

    Alicia Collaborator Krucial Goes Solo | ARTICLE

    Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, Alicia Keys' longtime songwriting and production partner, is ready to break out on his own with a hip-hop debut, the EP Take Da Hood Back, set for February release. Although part of a duo...

    December 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Buckethead Knows Chicken

    Buckethead Knows Chicken | ARTICLE

    The anonymous, mostly mute guitarist Buckethead is one of the more over-the-top, mysterious figures in rock. Sporting a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head and a white mask over his face, the artist has claimed in...

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Echo and the Bunnymen Visit "Siberia"

    Echo and the Bunnymen Visit "Siberia" | ARTICLE

    As one of rock's most quotable frontmen, Ian McCulloch has never been a shrinking violet. And with Echo and the Bunnymen's tenth studio album, Siberia, on its way, he's certainly not about to start now. "It's a...

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Bono Boosts Abdel Wright

    Bono Boosts Abdel Wright | ARTICLE

    He got encouragement from Johnny Cash, convinced Eurythmic Dave Stewart to produce him and has been called "the most important Jamaican artist since Marley" by U2 frontman Bono. Now roots singer-songwriter Abdel Wright hopes his self-titled debut can...

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Coe Revisits Penitentiary

    Coe Revisits Penitentiary | ARTICLE

    After spending years imprisoned in the vaults, the long-lost 1969 debut from country outlaw David Allan Coe is about to be freed. Penitentiary Blues, which features songs Coe wrote while serving time in various prisons, will get...

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Zombie Kills Banjo Duo

    Zombie Kills Banjo Duo | ARTICLE

    It's one of the strangest stories in music: Not long after recording the 1978 album Lord, Don't Let Me Die in a Cheap Motel, country duo Banjo and Sullivan disappeared from the infamous Kahiki Palms Motel, presumed...

    July 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Strummer's 101ers Calling

    Strummer's 101ers Calling | ARTICLE

    Joe Strummer often spoke of reissuing the lone album from his mid-Seventies pre-Clash band, the 101ers. But the punk legend's untimely death of a heart attack in 2002 gave the project a new urgency that will finally...

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Roger Waters Wraps Opera

    Roger Waters Wraps Opera | ARTICLE

    Former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters has completed Ca Ira, his long-awaited opera. After a decade of work on the project, Waters reports that "it's done and delivered" and should be available as a double-CD through Sony...

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Alice Cooper Gets "Dirty"

    Alice Cooper Gets "Dirty" | ARTICLE

    How serious is Alice Cooper about making his upcoming release a "pure Alice album"? Here's a hint: The godfather of shock rock has decided to bring the guillotine back to his stage show. ...

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • The dB's Make Noise Again

    The dB's Make Noise Again | ARTICLE

    After a hiatus of nearly two decades, power-pop pioneers the dB's have reunited and are recording a new album for release next year. For the first time since 1982, the group will feature its original lineup...

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Al Green's "OK" With God

    Al Green's "OK" With God | ARTICLE

    Al Green can't even visit his local drugstore without some guy showing him baby pictures and confiding that the youngsters were conceived to a soundtrack of his romantic R&B hits. But these days, Green -- whose religious struggles...

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET