AttenCHUN!

AttenCHUN!

Bone Crusher grabs hip-hop by the throat with his So So Def/Arista debut, AttenCHUN! The aggressive Atlanta native is one of many new Southern MCs who are making a name for themselves in the hip-hop game by any means necessary.
Dance Divas

Dance Divas

It's a boa paradise on Dance Divas, a non-stop, 75-minute tour de force of beats and bellows, courtesy of popular New York-based DJ Louie DeVito.
Franklin Told To Clean Up Fire Mess

Franklin Told To Clean Up Fire Mess

After a six-month investigation into the cause of a fire at her Oakland County, Mich., mansion, Aretha Franklin now has 10 days to clean up the mess.
DMB Violinist Stays 'True' On Solo Debut

DMB Violinist Stays 'True' On Solo Debut

Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley will release his solo debut, "True Reflections," June 17 via RCA/Bama Rags. The set shares its name with an unrecorded Dave Matthews Band song that Tinsley has sung live for many years, a new version of which closes the 11-track disc.
'American Fleadh' Marks Irish Invasion

'American Fleadh' Marks Irish Invasion

A group of Irish acts will hit the U.S. next month for a series of American Fleadh tour dates. Performing under the banner at various dates will be the Saw Doctors, Black 47, Eileen Ivers, Hothouse Flowers, Flogging Molly, and the Prodigals.
Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and likeness to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" The Hellcat Pictures film was written and directed by independent filmmaker John Roecker and produced by Rancid/Transplants guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong.
Hanson Splits Island, Working On New Album

Hanson Splits Island, Working On New Album

Brotherly pop trio Hanson has left Island Def Jam (IDJ) and is working on a new studio album. "For a long time, it was building up that this partnership wasn't something that was productive," group member Taylor Hanson tells Billboard. "We said, 'Hey guys, let's make it easy on both of us -- we would like to leave this label. Will you let us? It's time to part ways.'"
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

"Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before.
Dixie Chicks Fans Cheer At Tour Opener

Dixie Chicks Fans Cheer At Tour Opener

A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North American tour kick-off concert in Greenville, S.C., last night (May 1). Fans showed little concern for the controversy that has surrounded the band since lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush over the war with Iraq.

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