Tribe Beatmaster Muhammad's 'Garden' Grows

Tribe Beatmaster Muhammad's 'Garden' Grows

A Tribe Called Quest principal Ali Shaheed Muhammad's Garden Seeker Productions has signed a new deal with Penalty Recordings and Ryko Distribution. Muhammad's solo debut, "Shaheedullah and Stereotypes," will arrive Oct. 12, to be followed later this year or in the first quarter of 2005 by releases from Chip Fu, Kay and Sy Smith.
Kinks Guitarist Recovering From Stroke

Kinks Guitarist Recovering From Stroke

Dave Davies, one of the founding members of legendary British rock group the Kinks, has been partially paralyzed by a stroke he suffered in June.
Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records.
Rascal Flatts Plans Road Rally

Rascal Flatts Plans Road Rally

With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in Annapolis, Md.
Oak Ridge Boy Suffers Heart Attack

Oak Ridge Boy Suffers Heart Attack

William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is recovering from a mild heart attack, according to the group's publicist.
Rick James Funeral Set, Autopsy Inconclusive

Rick James Funeral Set, Autopsy Inconclusive

A public viewing for funk legend Rick James will be held tomorrow (Aug. 11) from 5 to 8 p.m. PT at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. PT Thursday.
Westerberg Reels In Film Work

Westerberg Reels In Film Work

In the year between finishing his new album and its anticipated release next month, Paul Westerberg has shifted his focus to film. He has been working on songs for the Sony Pictures Animation project "Open Season," which he also expects to score.
Pearl Jam Eyeing Winter Studio Return

Pearl Jam Eyeing Winter Studio Return

After Pearl Jam reassembles in early October for its first live shows in nearly a year, the group will get busy on its eighth studio album. "I think they're planning on going back to the studio this winter," manager Kelly Curtis tells Billboard.com. As for a possible release date, he would only say, "When they're done, they give it to us and we go."
Audio Xtract, Jones Soda

Audio Xtract, Jones Soda

The Tangled Web, a weekly column featuring interesting music-related online destinations. This week: Audio Xtract and Jones Soda.

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