The System Has Failed

The System Has Failed

By the sound of Dave Mustaine's guitar performance on "The System Has Failed," one would never know he called his career to a halt in 2002 after sustaining a nerve injury to his arm.
Déjà Voodoo

Déjà Voodoo

Four years after the untimely death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule has completed a lengthy mourning period marked by several tribute albums—which included most of the top bass players of the last 35 years—and relentless touring, likewise featuring a large cast of guest players.
A Hangover You Don't Deserve

A Hangover You Don't Deserve

Bowling for Soup has carved a musical niche somewhere in between Blink-182 and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Wet From Birth

Wet From Birth

The charm of the Faint is that it makes indie kids dance.
The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle

After recording well-received projects with Black Star partner Mos Def and Reflection Eternal colleague Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli went on his own in 2002 with "Quality." On this sophomore solo jaunt, the lyrically diverse and prolific griot delves deeper into the real-life realm from which he staked his initial acclaim.
Wayward Angel

Wayward Angel

After two releases that each boasted moments of brilliance, Aussie alt-country princess Kasey Chambers emerges with her most focused release to date.
The Heroines

The Heroines

New releases from swamp rock titan Tony Joe White don't come along very often, and this one is special, indeed.
Gotas de Piel

Gotas de Piel

Dominican singer/songwriter Alih Jey released her self-titled debut album Sept. 11, 2001.
Eternal

Eternal

The challenge in delivering an all-ballads instrumental CD is to entice, seduce and then sustain the listener's attention. It's no cakewalk.
Love Saddled With Financial, Legal Woes

Love Saddled With Financial, Legal Woes

Courtney Love's trial on drug possession charges was postponed yesterday (Sept. 30), but her financial woes mounted as creditors on both coasts pressed court claims that the singer/actress was dodging unpaid bills.
Timberlake Rides The 'Alpha' Wave

Timberlake Rides The 'Alpha' Wave

Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in the Nick Cassavetes-directed film "Alpha Dog," which will also feature Emile Hirsch and Sharon Stone. It marks the first film project Timberlake has attached himself to after his acting debut in the upcoming drama "Edison," alongside Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman and LL Cool J.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Mandy Moore, Christine McVie and Boyz II Men.

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