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  • OutKast Pack "Idlewild"

    OutKast Pack "Idlewild" | ARTICLE

    OutKast's long-awaited Idlewild -- the follow-up to the Grammy-winning blockbuster Speakerboxxx/The Love Below -- is shaping up to be an embarrassment of riches. "We're having a hard time picking the single," says Big Boi of the album being...

    November 23, 2005 12:45 PM ET
  • The Eurythmics Look Back

    The Eurythmics Look Back | ARTICLE

    The Eurythmics will reissue their entire back catalog -- each title remastered and featuring a number of unreleased tracks, including covers of Lou Reed, the Doors, David Bowie and the Smiths -- on November 15th. But today, the...

    November 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Cash Honored in L.A.

    Johnny Cash Honored in L.A. | ARTICLE

    "Johnny Cash crossed all boundaries," said Joaquin Phoenix, appropriately dressed in black, from the stage of Los Angeles' Pantages Theater for the taping of I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash. The TV special, to...

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • INXS Choose Lead Singer

    INXS Choose Lead Singer | ARTICLE

    Although the veteran Aussie rockers had fun taping their summer-long reality series, Rock Star: INXS, it was also serious business. "This whole process, the TV show, was all about finding a new singer so we can do...

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Last Smith Songs in Film

    Last Smith Songs in Film | ARTICLE

    Thumbsucker features new tracks from Elliott Smith, who died before he could complete the film soundtrack. Smith's contributions are the original "Let's Get Lost" -- which would appear on the 2004 posthumous release From a Basement on...

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Linkin Park's Shinoda Is Fit to Be Tied

    Linkin Park's Shinoda Is Fit to Be Tied | ARTICLE

    Linkin Park emcee/producer Mike Shinoda will become the first member of the multi-platinum act to release a solo album when he unveils his debut, as Fort Minor, on November 22nd. Shinoda says the album, The Rising Tied,...

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • The Doors Are Reopening

    The Doors Are Reopening | ARTICLE

    Despite battling each other in the courts, the surviving members of the Doors have been working together on plans for the band's fortieth anniversary in 2007. The festivities will begin early, with the limited-edition box set Love/Death/Travel...

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • White Stripes Heat Up Cozy Cali Gig

    White Stripes Heat Up Cozy Cali Gig | ARTICLE

    The White Stripes hit the sheds of America in support of Get Behind Me Satan beginning tonight at San Diego Street Scene. But before the duo of Jack and Meg White play to thousands, the pair got...

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Xzibit Opens His "Arms"

    Xzibit Opens His "Arms" | ARTICLE

    In the year since his last album, 2004's Weapons of Mass Destruction, Xzibit has become a full-fledged TV star as the host (and consulting producer) of MTV's Pimp My Ride. The rapper, who appeared opposite buddy Eminem...

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Louis XIV Tell Secrets

    Louis XIV Tell Secrets | ARTICLE

    San Diego's Louis XIV are high off the company they've been keeping since the release of their debut full-length album, The Best Little Secrets Are Kept, this past March. "We hung out with Dave Grohl for a...

    July 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Tracy Chapman Flies With Flea

    Tracy Chapman Flies With Flea | ARTICLE

    Tracy Chapman will release Where You Live, her seventh studio album and first album in three years, on September 13th. Co-produced by Chapman and Tchad Blake (Phish, Bonnie Raitt), the album features the Red Hot Chili Peppers'...

    July 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • LeToya Luckett's Solo Destiny

    LeToya Luckett's Solo Destiny | ARTICLE

    As the members of Destiny's Child get ready to go their separate ways, one former member is returning to the spotlight. LeToya Luckett, who was dismissed from the group in 2000, is releasing her self-titled solo debut...

    July 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • MCR Make Arena Rock

    MCR Make Arena Rock | ARTICLE

    Having reached mainstream success with Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, My Chemical Romance are one of the headliners of this year's Warped Tour. However, lead singer Gerard Way is almost ready to turn the page. "We don't want...

    July 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Fugees Surprise at BET Awards

    Fugees Surprise at BET Awards | ARTICLE

    The Fugees opened the BET Awards Tuesday night, surprising a star-studded audience at Los Angeles' Kodak Theater with three songs, "Ready or Not," "Fu-Gee-La" and "Killing Me Softly With His Song." The unannounced set was the fulfillment...

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • P.O.D. Are Set to Testify

    P.O.D. Are Set to Testify | ARTICLE

    Having recently finished recording their new album, Testify, at the Encino, California, studio of hitmaker Glen Ballard, P.O.D. are eyeing an October release. Frontman Sonny Sandoval is eager for fans to get a taste of the new...

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Perry Farrell Lifts "Satellite"

    Perry Farrell Lifts "Satellite" | ARTICLE

    Perry Farrell will debut portions of The Satellite Party, his new musical-theater piece, at Lollapalooza on July 23rd and 24th at Chicago's Grant Park. The former Jane's Addiction frontman hopes to mount a complete production next year,...

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Get Busy

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Get Busy | ARTICLE

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers are finishing up their new record in Los Angeles. The band, at work with longtime producer Rick Rubin, are recording final vocal tracks. "There's heavier stuff than the band's ever done,...

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Incubus Meet Pretenders

    Incubus Meet Pretenders | ARTICLE

    Incubus have recorded three songs for the soundtrack to the Jamie Foxx movie Stealth, which opens July 29th. Among the tracks is a duet with Chrissie Hynde called "Neither of Us Can See." "She's very punk rock, and...

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Rob Zombie Gets Raw

    Rob Zombie Gets Raw | ARTICLE

    "It's called Hurry Up and Finish It," jokes Rob Zombie of his in-progress third album. The follow-up to 2001's The Sinister Urge features the shock rocker backed by an all-star band: guitarist Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), drummer...

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Bon Jovi Bring the Rock

    Bon Jovi Bring the Rock | ARTICLE

    When Bon Jovi played the tenth anniversary party for Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday night, they looked backed fondly, treating the star-studded audience -- featuring fellow rockers Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn of...

    May 4, 2005 12:00 AM ET