Rhino largely established itself by mining the Turtles' rich catalog; this new two-disc collection again reinforces the fact that we're talking about one of the ultimate '60s pop/rock bands—thanks to many varied hits, including the immortal 1967 chart-topper "Happy Together." The band's range, in fact, was such that 1968's The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands—represented here by four cuts, including "Elenore"—had the band in a different stylistic guise on every cut.
Bryan Ferry, most recently seen on Roxy Music's 2001 reunion tour, resumes his solo career with the April 15 U.K. release of his new album "Frantic." The Virgin set features guest appearances by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and former Roxy members Brian Eno and Paul Thompson, plus two songs co-written by Ferry with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart.
When "The Sting," the sophomore album from Wu-Tang Clan side project Killa Beez, is released on Tuesday (March 12), the In The Paint/Koch set will include a second disc of new RZA as Bobby Digital tracks. The six-track limited-edition bonus disc will back up the new 17-track Beez album, helmed by chief Wu-Tang producer RZA, with group members Inspectah Deck and U-God.
With its legal battle with young country starlet LeAnn Rimes resolved, Curb Records plans to re-release the artist's 2001 odds-and-ends compilation "I Need You." Due March 26, the album adds five songs to its original 10-track running order, four of which are radio mixes of the studio versions on the set.
Electronic music maven Moby has teamed up with director Joseph Kahn (U2, Janet Jackson) on the video for "We Are All Made of Stars," the first single from his forthcoming V2/Mute album "18." The star-studded clip, shot on location in throughout Los Angeles, features the likes of former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, actress Thora Birch, guitarist Dave Navarro, and actor Corey Feldman.
Tower Records Argentina is refusing to sell albums by Epic artist Shakira, in protest of the appearance of her boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua, in her latest video, "Underneath Your Clothes," Billboard Bulletin reports. De la Rua is the son of former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua, who resigned in December in the midst of profound economic and political turmoil in the country. Antonio de la Rua was his father's closest advisor; his inclusion in Shakira's video has caused a stir in the local media.
Atlantic labelmates Nappy Roots and Course Of Nature will head out on the road accompanying the WB On Tour, a 10-city trek that to promote various shows on the television network. The cross-country jaunt is set to launch April 1 in Los Angeles and wrap April 18 in Atlanta.