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  • White Heats Up "Cold Mountain"

    White Heats Up "Cold Mountain" | ARTICLE

    For the soundtrack to the new Civil War movie Cold Mountain, starring Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Renee Zellweger, director Anthony Minghella gave producer T Bone Burnett a monumental task. Burnett, who also compiled the Grammy-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou...

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Velvet Revolver Fired Up

    Velvet Revolver Fired Up | ARTICLE

    Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland can't contain his enthusiasm when talking about the band's still-untitled debut album, due in late March/early April. "As a whole, the album is a true representation of the best aspects of STP's music, and the...

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • P.O.D., Linkin Park Plan Tour

    P.O.D., Linkin Park Plan Tour | ARTICLE

    P.O.D. and Linkin Park are hitting the road together in January for more than a month's worth of co-headlining dates. "They got a hold of us," P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval says. "They said, 'Hey, we really want to take you...

    December 1, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Alanis Embraces "Chaos"

    Alanis Embraces "Chaos" | ARTICLE

    Alanis Morissette will release So-Called Chaos on April 13th. She is currently putting the finishing touches on the album, the follow-up to last year's Under Rug Swept, with longtime collaborator Tim Thorney and John Shanks (Michelle Branch)...

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Steven Tyler Gets MAP Honor

    Steven Tyler Gets MAP Honor | ARTICLE

    Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has won many awards in his career, but few meant as much to him as the honor bestowed on him at the fourth annual MAP (Musician's Assistance Program) Awards dinner/performance, hosted by Sharon Osbourne, in Los...

    November 6, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Fiona Apple Ripe for Return

    Fiona Apple Ripe for Return | ARTICLE

    Fiona Apple has some good news: "We're about two weeks from being done," she says of her long-awaited third record, the follow-up to 1999's When the Pawn . . .. She's working in an Los Angeles studio...

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Gibbons, Webb Go In "Season"

    Gibbons, Webb Go In "Season" | ARTICLE

    After garnering international acclaim over the past year, Out of Season -- a collaboration by Portishead vocalist Beth Gibbons and ex-Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb -- will finally be released in the U.S. on October 7th.According to...

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • 50 Cent, G-Unit Show "Mercy"

    50 Cent, G-Unit Show "Mercy" | ARTICLE

    50 Cent's G-Unit crew will drop their debut, Beg For Mercy, on November 4th."It's like Get Rich or Die Tryin' times ten," says Young Buck, a member of the rap quartet that includes Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo...

    September 5, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • No Doubt, Green Day Celebrate Radio Legend

    No Doubt, Green Day Celebrate Radio Legend | ARTICLE

    "Rodney is an underrated legend," says Gwen Stefani of trendsetting Los Angeles radio DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. "He helped a lot of people along the...

    July 24, 2003 2:00 PM ET
  • Duran Duran Invade L.A. Again

    Duran Duran Invade L.A. Again | ARTICLE

    Newspapers and calendars might say it's 2003, but in L.A. last night (July 15th), it was 1983 all over again -- the five original members of Duran Duran, playing together for the first time in over fifteen years, caused pandemonium...

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Matrix Snare Shakira

    The Matrix Snare Shakira | ARTICLE

    Since helping launch Avril Lavigne to pop stardom, the Los Angeles-based production trio the Matrix has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin to Britney Spears to David Bowie. "Somebody said we were the hottest production team in the world the other...

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • P.O.D. Guitarist Quits

    P.O.D. Guitarist Quits | ARTICLE

    More than a decade after co-founding P.O.D., guitarist Marcos Curiel has left the band to pursue other musical interests. "It saddens me to say that Marcos is no longer with P.O.D.," frontman Sonny Sandoval wrote in a Web post. "[He]...

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Beasties, RHCP Do Coachella

    Beasties, RHCP Do Coachella | ARTICLE

    The Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline this year's Coachella Festival, which will be held April 26th and 27th at the picturesque Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. For the Beasties, it will...

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Norah, Mayer Toast Elton

    Norah, Mayer Toast Elton | ARTICLE

    "Elton's created such a library of songs they almost take on a whole life of their own while standing next to each other," said John Mayer about his friend Elton John's remarkable run of hits. That catalogue, created by John...

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Michelle Branch Finds Freedom

    Michelle Branch Finds Freedom | ARTICLE

    "I'm being selfish," Michelle Branch says of the continuing work on her as-yet-untitled second record. Branch has already tracked twelve songs for the album -- the follow-up to her 2001 debut, The Spirit Room -- but she...

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Shakira Trots Out "Mongoose"

    Shakira Trots Out "Mongoose" | ARTICLE

    Midway through her hour-and-forty-five-minute set on opening night of the Tour of the Mongoose, Shakira informed the sold-out crowd at the San Diego Sports Arena, "Pop stars are not supposed to talk about politics." This served to introduce the Spanish-language anthem,...

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Slash Unites Gn'R Vets

    Slash Unites Gn'R Vets | ARTICLE

    Axl Rose may have declared "Round One" at Guns n' Roses' recent performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, but Slash is getting ready for Round Two. "I'm doing a fucking record with me, [bassist] Duff [McKagan] and [drummer] Matt...

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Strokes, Bjork Reign at Coachella

    Strokes, Bjork Reign at Coachella | ARTICLE

    The Coachella Arts and Music Festival was started in 1999 by Southern California promoters Goldenvoice. Patterned after European summer festivals, the event was intended to celebrate the eclecticism of music through a diverse, left-of-center lineup. The tricky...

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • KMFDM Prepare to "Attak"

    KMFDM Prepare to "Attak" | ARTICLE

    No one could blame German industrial staples KMFDM for retreating after being partially blamed for the decline of western civilization after their music was discovered to be a favorite of the Columbine killers. But retreating isn't KMFDM...

    March 7, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Love for Bono on Valentine's Day

    Love for Bono on Valentine's Day | ARTICLE

    Bono may yet one day win the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian efforts, but the ceremony will be hard-pressed to top the tribute that he received last night at the Hollywood's new Kodak Theater, where the...

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM ET