Diana Ross Writing 'Heartaches' Memoir

Diana Ross Writing 'Heartaches' Memoir

Veteran singer Diana Ross is writing a memoir that will offer "a tough look at the recent heartaches in her life," including her drunken driving arrest, the breakup of her marriage, and her disastrous Supremes reunion tour. "Upside Down: Wrong Turns, Right Turns and the Road Ahead" is scheduled for release this spring from ReganBooks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
James Brown Donates Concert Tix To Military

James Brown Donates Concert Tix To Military

Soul superstar James Brown donated 400 tickets to military personnel for his concert last night (March 29) in Houston. Brown said the free tickets for the show were intended to give a boost to military workers as the U.S.-led war with Iraq continues.
HOT PRODUCT

HOT PRODUCT

Previewing new releases from Robbie Williams, the White Stripes, the Beatles, Wilco, and more.
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

Chart-related column profiling new artists on Billboard charts: Ms. Dynamite, Cat Power, Cody Chesnutt, and Cave In.
That's Right!

That's Right!

This disc is the 17th album for Roomful of Blues (ROB).
Peter Cincotti

Peter Cincotti

This is Peter Cincotti's debut album, though his reputation—earned primarily while performing in Manhattan nightclubs—does precede him.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Rosslyn

Rosslyn

A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the erstwhile Peter Erskine Trio, veteran English pianist John Taylor rarely takes the spotlight under his own name.
Spirit Rising, Volume 1: Praise &Worship

Spirit Rising, Volume 1: Praise &Worship

The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of melding traditional and modern gospel, performed by artists with careers based in both secular and gospel music.
Whip It On

Whip It On

It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but basically what Danish duo Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner, aka the Raveonettes, do on Whip It On is rehash '60s guitar pop—from California surf music to swingin' London to Stooges-era Detroit—and overlay it with a translucent sheet of new millennium emotional asphyxia.
The Essential Sly & the Family Stone

The Essential Sly & the Family Stone

For too many years, Sly & the Family Stone fans have had to content themselves with the landmark group's 1970 greatest-hits compilation.
but one day. . .

but one day. . .

Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, and Scott Walker—was a brave, artful attempt to break out of her avant-cabaret world into something wider and wilder.
Meteora

Meteora

Not unlike a blockbuster Hollywood sequel, the anticipated follow-up to Linkin Park's 2000 set, Hybrid Theory, isn't so much a revelation as it is a ready-made crowd pleaser that delivers on the familiar.

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