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  • Pras Finds U2 on "Win"

    Pras Finds U2 on "Win" | ARTICLE

    Pras says "it's been a minute" since the release of his debut album, Ghetto Supastar, but it's actually been seven years. During that time, the sometimes-Fugees member became entangled in legal tussles with his former label and...

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Hootie and the Blowfish Get Lucky

    Hootie and the Blowfish Get Lucky | ARTICLE

    Hootie and the Blowfish will release their sixth studio album, Looking for Lucky, on August 9th. The forthcoming follow-up to 2003's self-titled release is the band's first for Vanguard Records. Produced by Don Gehman, who did...

    April 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Nugent Wins Court Case

    Nugent Wins Court Case | ARTICLE

    Veteran rocker Ted Nugent was awarded $100,000 on Thursday by a Michigan jury, which ruled that organizers of the Muskegon Summer Celebration were in breach of contract when they cancelled his June 2003 concert. ...

    April 4, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Destiny's Child Rock the Troops

    Destiny's Child Rock the Troops | ARTICLE

    Performing for members of the military and their families on the beach at Camp Pendleton was an offer Destiny's Child couldn't refuse. "We know that [the Marines] requested the performers," Beyoncé told Rolling Stone backstage...

    April 4, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Neil Diamond Teams With Rick Rubin

    Neil Diamond Teams With Rick Rubin | ARTICLE

    Rick Rubin is hoping to do for Neil Diamond what he did for Johnny Cash. The producer -- who revived the Man in Black's career in the Nineties with the Grammy-winning American Recordings series -- has...

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Review: U2 Go Old School in Cali

    Live Review: U2 Go Old School in Cali | ARTICLE

    This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of U2's debut album, Boy. And while the band's current world tour, which kicked off last night before a sold-out crowd at the San Diego Sports Arena, is...

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • NIN Bare "Teeth" Live

    NIN Bare "Teeth" Live | ARTICLE

    Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor told Rolling Stone during last year's Grammy weekend that he was "coming back to combat all the shitty music out there." Well, it took thirteen months, but, last night, Reznor...

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Common Buzzing on "Be"

    Common Buzzing on "Be" | ARTICLE

    Illinois rapper Common will drop his fourth album, Be, May 24th. The record, his first since 2002's Electric Circus, will mark his debut on Kanye West's Good Music label. Kanye is one of two producers on...

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Joe Perry Goes Solo

    Joe Perry Goes Solo | ARTICLE

    Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will release his self-titled solo album on May 3rd. The thirteen-track blues-rock effort is Perry's first under his own name since 1984's Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker, the third and final release...

    February 4, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Grohl, Beck Play Tsunami Benefit

    Grohl, Beck Play Tsunami Benefit | ARTICLE

    "I feel a little bit guilty, because it's a little too much fun," Jack Black said backstage Monday night at the Wiltern Theatre before the benefit he organized for victims of last month's tsunami in South Asia. Despite...

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Ramone Statue Unveiled

    Johnny Ramone Statue Unveiled | ARTICLE

    Several of Johnny Ramone's friends -- including Eddie Vedder, Rob Zombie, Pete Yorn, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis and Nicolas Cage -- gathered at Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday, January 14th, to unveil a four-feet tall...

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Doors Manager Danny Sugerman Dies at 50

    Doors Manager Danny Sugerman Dies at 50 | ARTICLE

    Rock & roll manager and writer Danny Sugerman, best known as the manager of the Doors and the co-author of the best-selling Jim Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive, passed away Wednesday night at the...

    January 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Stevie Wonder Makes "Time"

    Stevie Wonder Makes "Time" | ARTICLE

    After a decade-long absence from the recording world, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-winner Stevie Wonder will return in April with A Time 2 Love. It's been a decade of personal change for the Michigan...

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Motley Crue Land in L.A.

    Motley Crue Land in L.A. | ARTICLE

    The four original members of Motley Crue -- vocalist Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars -- announced their first tour in six years at a Hollywood press conference Monday. Held at...

    December 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Mayer Sings the Blues

    Mayer Sings the Blues | ARTICLE

    John Mayer's Monday night show at Los Angeles' famed Viper Room was supposed to be a surprise, but his name on the marquee removed any air of mystery. Still, the singer-songwriter had some surprises in store for...

    December 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jane's Vets Launch Panic

    Jane's Vets Launch Panic | ARTICLE

    If all goes according to plan, fans should get to hear new music from the Panic Channel -- which features three quarters of the most recent lineup of Jane's Addiction (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and...

    December 3, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Mudvayne Unmask on "Lost"

    Mudvayne Unmask on "Lost" | ARTICLE

    Mudvayne have dropped their makeup and costumes for their third album, tentatively titled Lost and Found, due early next year. The Illinois hard rockers' first since 2002's The End of All Things to Come, the record represents a return to...

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Kelly Clarkson Rocks Out

    Kelly Clarkson Rocks Out | ARTICLE

    "It's the past two years as a journal of my life, basically," Kelly Clarkson says of her second album, due November 30th. Because her life has been more fast-paced, Clarkson promises a decidedly more aggressive style the...

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Chilis Rock for the Kids

    Chilis Rock for the Kids | ARTICLE

    Beverly Hills rocked Thursday night as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Perry Farrell played a backyard party at Esquire House to raise funds for both the Autism Coalition and Surfers Healing, a non-profit that teaches autistic...

    October 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Blondie, Garbage Unite

    Blondie, Garbage Unite | ARTICLE

    Blondie, Kelly Clarkson, En Vogue, Angie Stone and Garbage's Shirley Manson came together in Los Angeles Tuesday night for the fifth-annual WomenRock concert. The show, a benefit to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer, will...

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET