Massive Attack Takes Over U.K. Album Chart

Massive Attack Takes Over U.K. Album Chart

Massive Attack returned to the U.K. charts in style yesterday (Feb. 16) as its fourth album, "100th Window" (Virgin), became the group's second to debut at No. 1, repeating the feat of its 1998 predecessor "Mezzanine." The band reached No. 13 with its influential 1991 debut "Blue Lines" and No. 4 with 1994's "Protection."
Ono To Release Dance Version Of Lennon Song

Ono To Release Dance Version Of Lennon Song

Yoko Ono has recorded a dance version of her late husband John Lennon's final song, her U.K. record label said. Ono has teamed up with British pop act the Pet Shop Boys for a dance remix of the Lennon song "Walking on Thin Ice."
08TunesOnTV

08TunesOnTV

Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lot of a Tallahassee, Fla.-area Days Inn, where they were on a tour stopover. The men took the ambulance for a short ride and returned to the lot, where police charged them with grand theft auto. Griggs and Weaver are released after posting $1,000 bail each.
Ready for Love

Ready for Love

The follow-up to the 2001 set Wicked Grin—John Hammond's acclaimed collection of Tom Waits songs, produced by Waits—sees the veteran blues singer/guitarist in his most eclectic setting yet.
Natalia Lafourcade

Natalia Lafourcade

Eighteen-year-old Natalia Lafourcade's debut album is an invigorating revamp of Latin pop rules, down to a cover that shuns photos in favor of the singer's own art.
Mary Star of the Sea

Mary Star of the Sea

Billy Corgan is so intent upon differentiating Zwan from the sadly departed Smashing Pumpkins that he credits his performance on Mary Star of the Sea to the previously unknown "Billy Burke." It's a move that initially smacks of pretension, but it's ultimately fair enough. He wants a fresh start as a member of a band that bares little resemblance to his indelible former unit. While Zwan sometimes displays the anguished heart of the Pumpkins, the band also has a leaner, upbeat sound that is, at times, downright sweet and playful. No one will ever mistake Corgan for a glowing ray of sunshine, but he sure knows how to craft a poppy hook—as evidenced on the giddy "Baby Let's Rock!" and the bouncy "Lyric."
We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones

We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones

Boasting contributions from U2, Kiss, Tom Waits, and Metallica, star power alone set the bar pretty high for this set—maybe too high, as it is sadly weighted down by lackluster performances.
They Don't Know

They Don't Know

Frontwoman for soul group Cooly's Hot Box, Angela Johnson stretches out on her own with this solo debut.
Disco 3

Disco 3

The third volume in the Boys' Disco concept series arrives in the shadows of last year's critically acclaimed, acoustic-primed studio recording Release.
Choice: A Collection of Classics

Choice: A Collection of Classics

Internationally revered DJ Danny Tenaglia follows in the mighty footsteps of Frankie Knuckles and FranÇois Kevorkian to deliver the latest edition in the Choice series.
Next Big Thing

Next Big Thing

Vince Gill's affable, low-key personality may belie his formidable talent, but truth be told, he is one of country music's most impressive triple-threats as a singer/songwriter/musician.
Por Fín

Por Fín

In its major-label debut, Puerto Rican party band Algarete, which by some accounts is the single most active group on the island, enthusiastically translates its blend of ska, rock, rap, and reggae to disc, not allowing the studio to mellow out a certain aggression.

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