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  • Soundtrack of Our Lives Open "Vol. 1"

    Soundtrack of Our Lives Open "Vol. 1" | ARTICLE

    During the studio sessions for Origin Vol. 1, the Soundtrack of Our Lives amassed nearly fifty songs. The Swedish rockers -- now billed in the U.S. as "The Soundtrack of Our Lives (T.S.O.O.L)," per the request...

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Ciara Heads to Studio

    Ciara Heads to Studio | ARTICLE

    Ciara, who recruited Missy Elliot for the track "1, 2 Step" on her debut, Goodies, has returned the favor for the rap star's next album. "She wrote the song and just called me to record," Ciara says of...

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • 311 Collab With Rookie

    311 Collab With Rookie | ARTICLE

    Four years ago, Daniel Victor, a twenty-one-year-old aspiring musician from Windsor, Ontario, hatched an idea to cold-call his favorite artists and somehow convince them to work with him. By the time he was done, musicians from 311,...

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Chingy to Tour, Mesmerize

    Chingy to Tour, Mesmerize | ARTICLE

    After chillin' in Louisiana with his family over Christmas, Chingy will hit the road with Snoop Dogg and Juvenile in support of Powerballin', his follow-up to 2003's triple-platinum Jackpot. "I'm gonna headline this tour, going out in...

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Esthero Plays With Cee-Lo

    Esthero Plays With Cee-Lo | ARTICLE

    Esthero, the sultry singer featured on Black Eyed Peas' "Weekends," will follow her We R in Need of a Musical Revolution! EP (due December 7th) with the full-length Wikked Lil' Grrrls early next year. The album boasts...

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Stone Meets Rolling Stone

    Stone Meets Rolling Stone | ARTICLE

    Joss Stone has earned quite a reputation as an interpreter, putting her soulful stamp on songs by Aretha Franklin and the White Stripes on her debut, 2003's The Soul Sessions. Her latest cover endeavor finds the seventeen-year-old...

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Christina Milian Gets Cool

    Christina Milian Gets Cool | ARTICLE

    Christina Milian will star in Be Cool, the sequel to the 1995 movie Get Shorty, due in theaters in February. The twenty-two-year-old rising pop star, whose "Dip It Low" is the Number Five single in the country,...

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • William Hung Inspires DVD

    William Hung Inspires DVD | ARTICLE

    William Hung is going to spend much of 2004 stretching his fifteen minutes of fame. Next up for the University of California engineering student turned American Idol reject, whose Inspiration album debuted at Number Thirty-four in April,...

    June 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Gene Simmons Is an "Asshole"

    Gene Simmons Is an "Asshole" | ARTICLE

    Kiss bassist Gene Simmons plans to hold "asshole parties" to promote his first solo album in twenty-six years. The disc, appropriately titled Asshole, includes contributions from Bob Dylan, Dave Navarro and the late Frank Zappa, and will...

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Avril Lavigne's Dark Side

    Avril Lavigne's Dark Side | ARTICLE

    Despite more than ten years difference in age, fellow Canadians Chantal Kreviazuk and Avril Lavigne formed a relationship of mutual respect and sisterhood -- and become songwriting partners -- after they met last summer. "We became really...

    April 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Alanis Becomes a "Nightmare"

    Alanis Becomes a "Nightmare" | ARTICLE

    Faced with the prospect of American radio stations refusing to play her new single, "Everything," Alanis Morissette changed its opening lyrics. The new version begins "I can be a nightmare of the of the grandest kind," as...

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • McLachlan Basks in "Afterglow"

    McLachlan Basks in "Afterglow" | ARTICLE

    After a lengthy hiatus, singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan releases her long-awaited fifth album, Afterglow, today. "I've had a luxurious two and a half years off," McLachlan says. "I've had seventeen months with my daughter. I got to make a record at a...

    November 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Stones Satisfy Toronto

    The Stones Satisfy Toronto | ARTICLE

    The Rolling Stones' concert to aid Toronto rewrote the record books yesterday -- 430,000 people attended the eleven-hour spectacular that also featured Justin Timberlake, AC/DC, the Flaming Lips, the Guess Who and others, making it the largest paid concert ever staged. Dubbed...

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Sheila E. Unites Prince Bands

    Sheila E. Unites Prince Bands | ARTICLE

    Drummer/singer Sheila E. is planning a benefit concert in Los Angeles featuring the alumni of Prince's many backing bands. Actress Carmen Electra, discovered and named by Prince in 1991, will host. "It's going to be all the Prince...

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Nickelback Choose "Long Road"

    Nickelback Choose "Long Road" | ARTICLE

    Nickelback's upcoming album, The Long Road, due September 23rd, features some of the heaviest songs the Vancouver-based rock band has ever recorded. "It sounds like Pantera meets Metallica," says Nickelback frontman and songwriter Chad Kroeger. "That comes out of...

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Earle's "Blues" on Film

    Earle's "Blues" on Film | ARTICLE

    Just An American Boy, a DVD documenting the period following Steve Earle's release of the controversial song "John Walker's Blues," will be released in September through Artemis/Koch. The film might also make a limited theater run. Directed by Amos Poe (Frogs...

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Police: Redding Death Natural

    Police: Redding Death Natural | ARTICLE

    Irish authorities say that Noel Redding, the British bassist best known for his late-Sixties work with Jimi Hendrix, likely died of "natural" causes. The fifty-seven-year-old was found Sunday at his home in County Cork. "He hadn't been seen since Saturday and...

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • SARS Hits Toronto Music Biz

    SARS Hits Toronto Music Biz | ARTICLE

    Bright Eyes, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Concrete Blonde, Billy Joel and Elton John are among the artists who have cancelled Toronto appearances in the last week due to the SARS outbreak. But, according to those in the city's music business,...

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Avril, Shania Lead Juno Noms

    Avril, Shania Lead Juno Noms | ARTICLE

    On the strength of her debut Let Go, Avril Lavigne leads the nominees for the 2003 Juno Awards, Canada's version of the Grammys, with nods in six categories, including album, single, new artist and songwriter of the year, as well...

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Beyonce Gets Dangerous

    Beyonce Gets Dangerous | ARTICLE

    Beyonce Knowles is in the studio this week with Missy Elliott and Timbaland working on tracks for her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, due next spring. The twenty-one-year-old Destiny's Child star describes the set as "a mix of soul and...

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM ET