DMB Gets Busy On New Studio Album

DMB Gets Busy On New Studio Album

Dave Matthews Band has enlisted producer Mark Batson (Seal, Indie.Arie) for its as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, due later this year via RCA. "Mark met the band at their [Los Angeles] show in August of last year," reads a message on a new Web site dedicated to the project. "After a late night of musical dialogue and shared experiences, it was obvious to all the guys that they had to work with Mark."
Country, Pop, Rock To Grace RodeoHouston

Country, Pop, Rock To Grace RodeoHouston

The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres.
Franti, Doughty To Rock Slamdance

Franti, Doughty To Rock Slamdance

Somewhat edgier than its better-known Sundance cousin, this year's Slamdance Film Festival will offer its share of musical treats to entertain moviegoers.
Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while American acts Maroon 5 and Scissor Sisters garnered three each. The Brit Awards will be handed out Feb. 9 in London.
TV

TV

Music-related TV listings for Jan. 10-16, 2005.
Usher Nabs Two People's Choice Awards

Usher Nabs Two People's Choice Awards

Usher and pop singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow was the big music winner in the music categories of the People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 9) in Pasadena, Calif.
Connick Jr. Heading To Broadway

Connick Jr. Heading To Broadway

Harry Connick Jr. will star next season in a Broadway revival of "The Pajama Game," one of the musical theater's biggest hits of the 1950s.
Kiss' Simmons Sued Over VH1 Sex Talk

Kiss' Simmons Sued Over VH1 Sex Talk

A woman who says she is a former girlfriend of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is suing him for slander, saying he made her sound like a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" during a "rockumentary" on VH-1.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a capacity crowd, many of whom had lined up outside the club as early as seven hours before doors were to open.
Closer

Closer

Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen, David Sanborn's new collection, "Closer," has its share of moving moments, especially when the alto saxophonist renders ballads and plays with spice.
Petra Haden and Bill Frisell

Petra Haden and Bill Frisell

The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a delicate flower with deep roots. Quiet, intimate and softly floating, this album is an eclectic mix of mild-mannered pop tunes that matter.
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