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  • Green Day Unveil "Idiot"

    Green Day Unveil "Idiot" | ARTICLE

    Punk rock veterans Green Day began their operatic phase Thursday night at Los Angeles' Henry Ford Theater, debuting American Idiot live five days before the album hits stores. The sold-out show is one of four club dates...

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Chlis Do Ramones Bop

    Chlis Do Ramones Bop | ARTICLE

    The word "bittersweet" was used on more than one occasion at Hollywood's Avalon on Sunday night. An all-star group of musicians -- including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder and Pete Yorn -- paid tribute to...

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Waits Gives Dance Lessons

    Waits Gives Dance Lessons | ARTICLE

    Tom Waits has a penchant for tall tales, but the raspy-throated troubadour is not exaggerating when he says of his new album Real Gone, "It's got a lot of energy. I think you can dance to it." Waits...

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Eyed Peas Go Ape

    Black Eyed Peas Go Ape | ARTICLE

    A fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the Burbank, California, studio where Black Eyed Peas have been recording their fourth studio album, Monkey Business. The blaze -- the result of candles left burning -- destroyed $500,000...

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Donnas Go for the Gold

    Donnas Go for the Gold | ARTICLE

    The Donnas will release their fifth album, The Gold Medal, on October 26th. Produced by Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan), the album is the follow-up to the band's 2002 breakthrough, Spend the Night. Though The Gold Medal...

    August 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Wu-Tang Rise Again

    Wu-Tang Rise Again | ARTICLE

    The Wu-Tang Clan reunited Saturday in San Bernardino, California, for an eighty-minute performance that was recorded for a live album, due September 28th, and a DVD due October 12th. The show marked the first appearance of all ten...

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Phair, Grohl Sing for Dems

    Phair, Grohl Sing for Dems | ARTICLE

    "I've never done an acoustic set by myself," Dave Grohl announced as he took the stage of Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater last night for a show to benefit the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry. "The...

    July 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Nick Drake's New "Line"

    Nick Drake's New "Line" | ARTICLE

    Nick Drake died thirty years ago, and, unlike many other late musicians, he has remained unprolific in death. Now, eighteen years after the release of the "four last songs" -- "Rider on the Wheel," "Black Eyed Dog,"...

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Snoop, Stone Get Out Vote

    Snoop, Stone Get Out Vote | ARTICLE

    Snoop Dogg and Joss Stone performed at a Rock the Vote event in Los Angeles yesterday, kicking off a five-month bus tour by the voter-registration organization that will run until the November presidential election. Yesterday's two-part event included...

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Green Day Craft Punk Opera

    Green Day Craft Punk Opera | ARTICLE

    "It's our most ambitious album to date," says Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day's forthcoming American Idiot, a concept record the trio has dubbed a "punk rock opera." The sprawling thirteen-song album, due in September, tells the...

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Coachella Comes Alive

    Coachella Comes Alive | ARTICLE

    This year's Coachella festival, the fifth annual event in Indio, California, featured the strongest lineup to date. With Radiohead and the reunited Pixies headlining Saturday, and the Cure the top draw on Sunday, the festival sold-out for...

    May 3, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Prince Schools Los Angeles

    Prince Schools Los Angeles | ARTICLE

    School was officially in session in Los Angeles last night as Prince kicked off his Musicology Tour at the Staples Center before a sold-out and star-studded audience that included No Doubt, Eddie Murphy and Hilary Duff. Backed by...

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Green Day Cranking Out Songs

    Green Day Cranking Out Songs | ARTICLE

    Green Day are at work in Los Angeles with longtime producer Rob Cavallo. They plan to release a new album late this summer or early this fall. "We've got about thirty-five songs we're going to record," says frontman...

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Neil Young Goes Green on the Road

    Neil Young Goes Green on the Road | ARTICLE

    Neil Young has inspired generations of musicians musically, now he's hoping he can do the same environmentally. While promoting his latest album, the ecology-minded Greendale, and new film of the same name, the veteran rocker is filling...

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004: Prince

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004: Prince | ARTICLE

    A career milestone like induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame usually brings pause for reflection. But with a new album, Musicology, and extensive world tour set to begin March 29th in Los Angeles, Prince...

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Prince to Teach "Musicology"

    Prince to Teach "Musicology" | ARTICLE

    Prince announced plans for an upcoming tour as well as news of his forthcoming Musicology album before a group of 400 fan club members and press corps at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater today. Prince said the notion...

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails Let It Bleed

    Nine Inch Nails Let It Bleed | ARTICLE

    Nine Inch Nails are at work on their fourth album, Bleed Through, in Los Angeles. Trent Reznor and Co. hope to finish it by summer and release it later this year. "It's more song-oriented [than 1999's The Fragile],"...

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Courtney Rocks Los Angeles

    Courtney Rocks Los Angeles | ARTICLE

    "Can you forgive us, this whole new-band-haven't-played-in-five-years thing?" Courtney Love asked about halfway through an hour-long set Friday night at Los Angeles' Roxy Theater.While Love did play a radio station gig at the nearby Viper Room a...

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Neil Young Goes to the Movies

    Neil Young Goes to the Movies | ARTICLE

    Neil Young is bringing the film version of his ambitious 2002 concept album Greendale to theaters this winter. After a February 13th screening at New York's Lincoln Center, the movie will open in Austin, Texas, and Los...

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Blondie Honor Joey

    Blondie Honor Joey | ARTICLE

    Blondie will release their second post-reunion album, The Curse of Blondie, in March on Sanctuary Records. In April, the band plans to tour the U.S.The album finds the group, which reunited in 1998 after a sixteen-year break,...

    January 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET