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  • Rimes Returns to Studio

    Rimes Returns to Studio | ARTICLE

    LeAnn Rimes has entered the studio to begin the tentatively titled "Twisted Angel" with producer Desmond Child (Ricky Martin, Bon Jovi). The album is due in spring on Curb Records. "I think it's going to be a little...

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • New Chili Peppers Due in Spring

    New Chili Peppers Due in Spring | ARTICLE

    After six months of work, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have finished recording the instrumental tracks for their new album, and Anthony Kiedis is in the process of recording his vocals. The album should be completed by...

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Jagger to Sing on Matchbox Album

    Jagger to Sing on Matchbox Album | ARTICLE

    Mick Jagger will appear on Matchbox Twenty's third record, which the band will record next year. Returning a favor to Matchbox frontman Rob Thomas -- who co-wrote and contributed vocals to "Visions of Paradise" from Jagger's recent...

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Pat Benatar Gets the Girl

    Pat Benatar Gets the Girl | ARTICLE

    "I keep thinking we're going to stop and retire, but I don't think so," Pat Benatar says by phone from her Malibu home. "I can't imagine my life without this. And I really am enjoying making music...

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Shea Seger's Mutt Pop

    Shea Seger's Mutt Pop | ARTICLE

    To move from a small town in Texas with a population of 1,200 to London, when you're only eighteen-years-old takes a lot of guts. The remarkable thing about Shea Seger, who did exactly that for the purpose...

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Ozzy, Zombie Haunt Arizona

    Ozzy, Zombie Haunt Arizona | ARTICLE

    "People always ask me what I do for Halloween," Rob Zombie said from the stage of the Tucson Convention Center. "You get in a fucking bus and you drive to fucking Tucson!" Maybe not the answer you...

    November 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Nelly, Mary J. Blige Rock L.A.

    Nelly, Mary J. Blige Rock L.A. | ARTICLE

    Attending a live concert taped for television is about as fun as having the doctor say, "Turn to the left and cough." So, if you find yourself at home thinking, "Man, I wish I could be there,"...

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Monica Back in Studio

    Monica Back in Studio | ARTICLE

    It's been nearly four years since R&B star Monica released her last CD, 1998's The Boy Is Mine, which featured the chart-topping title track, a duet with Brandy. Her fans won't have too much longer to wait...

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Judas Priest's Real-Life Rock Star

    Judas Priest's Real-Life Rock Star | ARTICLE

    Quick synopsis of the current hit movie Rock Star, which stars a long-haired, Eighties-looking Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston: Wahlberg plays the lead singer of a cover band that he forms to pay tribute to his favorite...

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Artists Mourn Aaliyah

    Artists Mourn Aaliyah | ARTICLE

    Near the end of Ludacris' set at Saturday night's Powerhouse concert in Anaheim, California, someone came onstage and whispered in his ear. The rapper then addressed the crowd: "Hold up. This is serious. We just found out...

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • The Crystal Method Get Busy

    The Crystal Method Get Busy | ARTICLE

    "It's just more fun and games," the Crystal Method's Ken Jordan says of the electronic duo's new album, Tweekend. "I mean we're called 'the Crystal Method.'" True, but before you give Jordan and musical partner Scott Kirkland...

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Albarn Going Ape Over Gorillaz

    Albarn Going Ape Over Gorillaz | ARTICLE

    Just to be clear, Gorillaz is an animated group. Really. The English band, with a "mutated hip-hop, trip-hop, dub sound" (according to Blur frontman Damon Albarn) share the same cartoon world as the Archies and the Chipmunks. But...

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Sade Smooth in Opener

    Sade Smooth in Opener | ARTICLE

    In this culture where we worship everything young and fresh, Sade reminded us during last night's tour opener that there is no substitute for experience. Coming onstage Seattle's Key Arena behind a see-through curtain, the Nigerian-born chanteuse...

    July 15, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Crowes' Robinson Feeling Giddy

    Crowes' Robinson Feeling Giddy | ARTICLE

    "So, is this an interview about the Black Crowes or my wife's interpretive, progressive dance movement?" Chris Robinson asks laughing as we get set to talk about Lions, the latest album from the Crowes. Apologizing for his...

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Long Night for Beck & Co.

    Long Night for Beck & Co. | ARTICLE

    When Eliza Carthy announced sometime after 1 a.m. that the selection she would be performing during this tribute to Harry Smith's seminal Anthology of American Folk Music was entitled "99 Year Blues," it was hard for the...

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • U2 Honor Joey Ramone

    U2 Honor Joey Ramone | ARTICLE

    Last night's sold-out U2 show at San Diego Sports Arena was about celebrating the spirit of rock & roll, so it was fitting that U2 frontman Bono repeatedly paid tribute to the late Joey Ramone, who passed...

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Stevie Wonder, Sisqo Light Up House of Toys

    Stevie Wonder, Sisqo Light Up House of Toys | ARTICLE

    "And now help me welcome a true living legend," said comedian DL Hughley, introducing Stevie Wonder for what would be the first of the Motown hero's many appearances at his fifth-annual "House of Toys" benefit in Los...

    December 18, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Wallflowers Overcome Rust in Tour Opener

    Wallflowers Overcome Rust in Tour Opener | ARTICLE

    There was something in the air Thursday night in San Diego, as the Wallflowers and this fall's most photographed rock star, Jakob Dylan, launched a U.S. tour in support of the album Breach, the band's highly publicized...

    November 10, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Courtney Love Dishes Dirt at ROCKRGRL Conference

    Courtney Love Dishes Dirt at ROCKRGRL Conference | ARTICLE

    After two very successful days, the only thing the first annual ROCKRGRL Music Conference (held in Seattle Nov. 2-4) seemed to be missing was that big-name headliner to put it over the top. Enter Courtney Love. Conference...

    November 8, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Mark Knopfler Back with New Album After Four Years

    Mark Knopfler Back with New Album After Four Years | ARTICLE

    Despite repeated multi-platinum successes with Dire Straits, on such hits as "Sultans of Swing" and "Money for Nothing," Mark Knopfler seems absolutely sincere when he says, "I've never been commercially motivated." For the fifteen years he spent...

    September 28, 2000 12:00 AM ET
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