Naughty by Nature may very well be one of hip-hop's most underrated groups. With 10 years and a few hip-hop classics under its belt, the duo of Treach and Vinnie—DJ/producer Kay Gee left the group after the release of 1999's 19 Naughty IX: Nature's Fury—returns with its fifth album and first for TVT. Both a comeback album and a tribute set, iicons reminds fans of everything that
On their first formal release in close to a decade, the Breeders pick up where frontwoman Kim Deal's 1995 side project, the Amps, left off, favoring a brooding garage-punk sound over the playful alternative pop it became best known for in the early '90s on the hit "Cannonball." Credit some of that shift to the presence of Steve Albini, who is behind the boards for the first time since 1990's wonderfully creepy
Los Angeles-based metal rock quintet 3rd Strike is poised to score a home run with its Hollywood Records debut Lost Angel, which turns a set of tales of angst and hard knocks into a spray of flaming, spiked spitballs.
Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist of the year (guitar); his Silvertone album "Sweet Tea" was named contemporary blues album of the year.
Where some bands present themselves as four separate individuals, post-punk gatecrashers ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (commonly referred to, for brevity's sake, as Trail of Dead) operate as a smartly dressed youth gang that tackles adversity with loud guitars, panache, and matching haircuts.
Hole, the Courtney Love-led rock outfit that shot to fame in the mid-'90s on the strength of singles such as "Doll Parts" and "Asking for It," has officially called it quits. "I will always treasure the time we played together," Love said in a statement. "[Guitarist] Eric [Erlandson] has been an important part of my family for over 10 years and he'll continue to be a part of my life." Said Erlandson, "we're incredibly proud of the music we've made together, but it seems like time for both of us to move on."
Korn is planning to kick off the release of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," with a June 10 performance in New York, the evening prior to the set's release. In an unprecedented move, band and label are teaming with United Artists to digitally simulcast the performance to 40 movie theaters in 30 major U.S. cities.
Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album, "The Eminem Show," will hit stores on Sunday (May 26), nine days before the original release date. Interscope went to extraordinary lengths to keep the highly anticipated album -- originally slated for a June 4 release -- under wraps. But music pirates have made it available on the Internet and in counterfeit forms on street corners, forcing the label's hand. Last week, the album's street date was moved forward to May 28.
For more than 15 years, the prevailing sentiment was that the only way former Van Halen singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar would share a stage would be at a ceremony when receiving a major industry accolade for the band.
Songs by Elvis Presley, as well as Elvis covers by Wynonna and the A*Teens make up the soundtrack to the forthcoming animated Walt Disney Pictures film "Lilo & Stitch." Due June 11 via Walt Disney Records, the album also leans on the film's lush Hawaiian setting with two songs by Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu and the Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus.