Back Again

Back Again

Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again.
B-Sides and Confessions Volume One

B-Sides and Confessions Volume One

Singer/songwriter Jeff Black offers a Dualtone set here that at the very least lives up to the latter part of its title, with vivid spiritual/metaphysical imagery, passionate vocals, and big-picture themes.
Great White To Play California Benefit

Great White To Play California Benefit

The surviving members of Great White plan to perform together for the first time since the band's Feb. 20 concert in Rhode Island resulted in a nightclub fire that killed 99 people, including guitarist Ty Longley. The group will perform one song during a benefit show at West Hollywood, Calif.'s Key Club on April 29 to raise money for a Longley memorial fund, group manager Paul Woolnough said.
A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitments in the midst of the trek. The run begins Aug. 15 in Phoenix and will wrap Aug. 23 in Seattle.
Rolling Stones Cancel Two More Asia Gigs

Rolling Stones Cancel Two More Asia Gigs

Southern China's outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has claimed over 50 lives, and now along with it, the Rolling Stones first two scheduled appearances in China.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of Madonna, Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey, Darryl Worley, and Eminem.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers.
AOL Offers 50 Cent, Taylor, Train, Jewel First Listens

AOL Offers 50 Cent, Taylor, Train, Jewel First Listens

Beginning today (March 28) AOL Music's First Listen program will debut four new songs from four different artists -- 50 Cent, James Taylor, Train, and Jewel -- over the next four days. Each of the tracks will be exclusively available at Keyword: First Listen on AOL for 24 hours.
Marley Bassist Proceeds With Royalties Lawsuit

Marley Bassist Proceeds With Royalties Lawsuit

Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the longtime bassist with Bob Marley & the Wailers, today (March 28) received the green light from London's High Court to mount a claim over the band's royalties, potentially worth millions of pounds.
New Metallica Album To Include Bonus DVD

New Metallica Album To Include Bonus DVD

Metallica's upcoming album, "St. Anger," will be bundled with a bonus DVD featuring live versions of each of the set's 11 tracks. The DVD component for the album, due June 10 from Elektra, will feature the first footage of Metallica playing with new bassist Rob Trujillo, who in late February took over for exited member Jason Newsted.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in Orangeville, Ontario. He is 73. Koffman, who played flute, saxophone, and clarinet, released 30 albums in his 50-year career. He is best known for his 1958 hit "Swinging Shepherd Blues."
Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sampled Voice Mail

Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sampled Voice Mail

In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a California man claims that his life is in danger because the rapper used a phone message he left in a song taunting Snoop's rival, rap-mogul Suge Knight.
'Idol' Finalists Team Up For Charity Single

'Idol' Finalists Team Up For Charity Single

The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity single, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Cross.

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