Watts Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Watts Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is being treated for throat cancer, a spokesperson for the band said today (Aug. 14). The 63-year-old musician was diagnosed in June and has completed four weeks of a six-week course of radiotherapy at London's Royal Marsden Hospital.
All in the Family

All in the Family

After notching a few major-label hits in the late '90s, twin sisters Heather and Jennifer Kinley take matters into their own hands with the self-released "All in the Family." Banjos meld with more contemporary instrumentation on punchy fare like "Climbin' Up Mount Everest," "Crazy Love" and "Ridiculous," all of which would likely be well-received over the airwaves.
Bjork, Tiesto Help Ring in Olympics

Bjork, Tiesto Help Ring in Olympics

A tiny Icelandic singer wearing an ocean of a dress and a Dutch DJ with music flowing from his fingertips helped bring the 2004 Olympic Games to a wet and wild start.
Austin City Limits Music Festival: Live From Austin, Texas

Austin City Limits Music Festival: Live From Austin, Texas

In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long-lived TV show of the same name) has become a powerhouse music event, which this live CD from last year's fest aptly demonstrates.
Mud Stops Fans Headed To Phish Farewell

Mud Stops Fans Headed To Phish Farewell

With hundreds of cars stuck in the mud and more pouring in, Vermont State Police today (Aug. 14) started turning back traffic headed to the Phish farewell concert in Coventry, Vt., and told ticketholders they would get refunds but no admittance.
Lochloosa

Lochloosa

Mofro, comprising Floridians JJ Grey and Daryl Hance, is a strange bird of an outfit—an unmistakably Southern hybrid that maintains elements of funk, blues, country and Dixie rock.
Red Dragonfly

Red Dragonfly

Soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett takes on a selection of traditional songs from around the world for her latest interpretive jazz excursion.
Christmas Album, Book On Deck For Aiken

Christmas Album, Book On Deck For Aiken

The whirlwind ride for Clay Aiken will continue this fall with the release of a Christmas album and an autobiographical inspirational book.
The Used Wrestles With 'Love And Death'

The Used Wrestles With 'Love And Death'

Armed with only riff ideas and a healthy dose of skepticism, rock act the Used entered the studio earlier this year to create its highly anticipated sophomore release.
Destiny's Child Flipping Over New Album

Destiny's Child Flipping Over New Album

The next Destiny's Child studio album, which hits stores Nov. 16 via Columbia, will capitalize on CD/DVD flip-side technology, according to the group's manager, Mathew Knowles. The audio side will feature songs by the group, as well as turns by the individual members. Flip it over, and you have a DVD.
Hip-Hop Acts Bolster ESPN Videogame, Tour

Hip-Hop Acts Bolster ESPN Videogame, Tour

In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is featuring more than three dozen original or licensed tracks from 22 top hip-hop acts in "NBA 2K5," a fall release for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
Gov't Mule, Claypool Salute Skynyrd

Gov't Mule, Claypool Salute Skynyrd

Gov't Mule, Primus' Les Claypool, Blues Traveler and the Drive-By Truckers are among the acts getting down and dirty on "Under the Influence -- A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd," Billboard.com can reveal.

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