Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album, which will feature the band going back to its modern rock-meets-dance music roots, Billboard.com has learned. Speaking from a London studio where the band is recording the still-untitled set, producer/Chic founder Nile Rodgers says the song "Taste of Summer" appears to be a frontrunner for the first single.
Two Tim McGraw Books In The Works

Two Tim McGraw Books In The Works

Atria Books has plans to publish two books by country singer Tim McGraw. Due in November, the first is an illustrated behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the road. Its publication will coincide with the release of McGraw's forthcoming Curb studio album.
Elvis Single Keeps Rolling On U.K. Chart

Elvis Single Keeps Rolling On U.K. Chart

"A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL, the remix of Presley's 1968 track by Dutch DJ Tom Holkenberg, secured a second week at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (June 23). The achievement comes in the week of the 45th anniversary of the King's first British chart-topper, "All Shook Up," which hit No. 1 on the survey dated June 28, 1957.
26TunesOnTV

26TunesOnTV

Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002.
Blue Man Group Gets 'Complex'

Blue Man Group Gets 'Complex'

Performance art troupe Blue Man Group is plunging headfirst into the rock world for its upcoming stint on the Area2 tour, scaling back its theatrics and putting more emphasis on the musical aspect of its show.
Tales of Wonder

Tales of Wonder

Nothing beats the combination of a great singer with a great song—it's a slam-dunk every time.
The Willies

The Willies

Guitar wiz Frisell, joined by Danny Barnes (banjo, guitar) and Keith Lowe (bass), has tracked eight original songs and seven traditional tunes here, bending a few genres to suit his typically visionary purpose in the process.
East of the River Nile

East of the River Nile

Augustus Pablo (born Horace Swaby) passed away in May 1999, leaving behind one of the most formidable and influential bodies of work in the history of reggae; yet, he never achieved the international status of artists like Bob Marley or Peter Tosh.
Gravity

Gravity

Our Lady Peace (OLP) is one of those journeymen bands that never fails to connect with rock-radio listeners—and yet it hasn't garnered the massive, mega-platinum success that it deserves.
You Think You Really Know Me

You Think You Really Know Me

Perhaps best known as the man who "rocks the most," according to Beck in the single "Where It's At," the eccentric and enigmatic Gary Wilson—author of curious song titles like "6.4=Make Out" and "Groovy Girls Make Love at the Beach"—has long been a cult favorite among fans of avant rock.
Border Girl

Border Girl

Part sex kitten, part dance diva, Paulina Rubio—Latin music's latest crossover act—has fashioned her English-language debut more after Cher than Shakira.

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