City to City

City to City

Named after a type of Brazilian drum, London duo Cuica exhibits a fondness for South American rhythms, adapting well-known styles like samba into its mix.
Pain to Kill

Pain to Kill

Canadian songstress Terri Clark has successfully made the transition from country girrrl hitmaker to serious singer/songwriter without losing her considerable attitude or, for that matter, her commercial viability, as evidenced by this record's debut single, the feisty "I Just Wanna Be Mad." It's an accessible theme delivered with style, as are the banjo-driven "Three Mississippi" and the rambunctious country-rock title cut.
Linkin Park Spreads Out On 'Meteora'

Linkin Park Spreads Out On 'Meteora'

More details are emerging about Linkin Park's second studio album, "Meteora," which, as previously reported, will be released March 25 via Warner Bros.
New Lobbying Group Takes On Digital Fight

New Lobbying Group Takes On Digital Fight

Technology companies and advocacy groups have formed a new lobbying organization to counter the entertainment industry in the battle over access to digital music, movies, and books.
Johnny Marr Q&A: Past, Present, Future

Johnny Marr Q&A: Past, Present, Future

Q&A with Johnny Marr about his reputation for spending days on end in the studio, his varied collaborations with such artists as Neil Finn and New Order's Bernard Sumner, and his thoughts on the legacy of the Smiths.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresenting themselves in a deal to promote the company's vehicles.
Hootie And The Blowfish Return With New Album

Hootie And The Blowfish Return With New Album

Hootie and the Blowfish have finished their first new studio album in four-and-a-half-years. The self-titled set, largely produced by Don Was, arrives March 4 via Atlantic and will be preceded by the single "Innocence," due to hit U.S. radio outlets on Feb. 10. The album is the follow-up to 1998's "Musical Chairs," which debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 810,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Maria McKee Leaps From The 'High Dive'

Maria McKee Leaps From The 'High Dive'

Singer/songwriter Maria McKee will release her fourth studio album, "High Dive," April 22 via her own Viewfinder Records, Billboard.com has learned.
Paperwork Scotches Neptunes' Grammy Chances

Paperwork Scotches Neptunes' Grammy Chances

Fans may have been rightly surprised by the fact that the ubiquitous Neptunes weren't nominated for producer of the year, non-classical, for the upcoming 45th annual Grammy Awards. But it turns out that the Neptunes' name was never submitted for consideration.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplishments of Eminem, B2K and P. Diddy, "Chicago," and R.Kelly.

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