Slipknot Tides Fans Over With 'Disasterpieces'

Slipknot Tides Fans Over With 'Disasterpieces'

While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early 2004, the alt-metal act is tiding fans over with its first-ever DVD, "Disasterpieces." The Roadrunner release features a full-length concert filmed in February in England. Band member Shawn "Clown" Crahan (aka #6) tells Billboard.com that the project was created with one thing in mind.
Will Smith Impersonator Gets Three Years

Will Smith Impersonator Gets Three Years

A man who racked up nearly $33,000 on credit cards while using Will Smith's identity can forget about any independence days for the next three years. Carlos Lomax of Duquesne, Pa., who pleaded guilty in September to one count of using unauthorized credit cards, was sentenced last Thursday to 37 months in federal prison.
Hot Product

Hot Product

Previewing new albums from Lil' Romeo, Dashboard Confessional, Tyrese, and more.
51TunesOnTV

51TunesOnTV

Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84.
Take No Prisoners

Take No Prisoners

In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn't just his depictions of the nocturnal New York underworld that were on the edge; his interactions with his audience and the press could be volatile, to say the least. Witness the still-astonishing live album Take No Prisoners, recorded in 1978 at New York's Bottom Line. Reed does as much talking as singing, and his often X-rated raps present a cavalcade of late-'70s urban characters, with his targets ranging from Barbra Streisand to Village Voice critic Robert Christgau.
Twoism

Twoism

Twoism began life as a small, vinyl-only independent offering in 1995 on Boards of Canada's Music70 label, swelling into a sought-after eBay item by the end of the decade.
Charmbracelet

Charmbracelet

The title of Mariah Carey's new album (her first from her new Island Def Jam-distributed Monarc label) recalls simpler, more innocent times.
Shut Up

Shut Up

For a kid of a spectacularly famous musician, releasing an album of his or her own can be painful.
Better Dayz

Better Dayz

Six years after his death, 2Pac's catalog continues to grow, as evidenced by this latest posthumous double-disc set.
A Perfect Dream

A Perfect Dream

"Be Like Water" launches the odyssey that is A Perfect Dream, a sensual feast of electronic leanings and hypnotic atmospheres that is brewed with alternative-leaning gothic melodies.
Just Whitney . . .

Just Whitney . . .

Brevity is the order of the day for Whitney Houston. At 10 tracks, which collectively clock in at under 40 minutes, Just Whitney . . .
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.

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