Although it was a long time coming, New York noise-pop combo Skeleton Key follows its lauded 1997 Capitol album Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon (and an even better Motel debut EP from '96) with the irresistible Obtainium for Mike Patton's Ipecac label.
The Super Audio CD (SACD) format, offering higher-resolution audio than the standard compact disc, receives an estimable boost with the Rolling Stones Remastered, a collection of 22 titles from ABKCO Records.
Listening to legendary Brit-folkie Linda Thompson's first album of new material since 1985's One Clear Moment makes it hard to imagine how hysterical dysphonia—a psychological syndrome that prevented the artist from producing speech—could have halted her stellar career for so long.
If one great singer/songwriter deserves interpretation by another great singer/ songwriter, look no further than Mary Lee Kortes' remake of Bob Dylan's 1975 masterwork, recorded live at New York's Arlene Grocery club last year with her band Mary Lee's Corvette.
3LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton that she was forced out of the R&B trio. As reported yesterday, Naughton recently said in an interview with WBLS New York that she exited because of tensions within the group. During the interview, Naughton alleged that she faced complaints about her image and performance. She also claimed Williams threw a plate of food at her during an argument.
Following the recent court resolution of a legal dispute, teen pop group Dream Street will resurface with new members and a new record deal, according to Louis Baldonieri, a partner in the group's New York-based management/production firm Dream Street Entertainment (DSE).
Rhino is planning a Sept. 17 release for "The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem, and More: the 25th Anniversary Collection," a single-CD compilation disc featuring songs and dialogue from "The Muppet Show" TV series and the full-length Muppet films. Rhino touts the collection as the most complete Muppet compilation to date. The Zoom Express label issued "Muppet Hits," a 19-track single-disc set, in 1993.
Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in May as a guest of Greta Van Susteren, is now battling the Fox News Channel host over an exclusive videotaped interview he says was obtained under false pretenses.
1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release ""Imagination."" The suit is filed by Wilson's wife and conservator Melinda.
When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in support of the chart-topping Volcano album "Lateralus," the prog-metal act named the somewhat obscure group Tomahawk to the surprise of many, including Tomahawk frontman Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas). The trek hits Buffalo, N.Y. tonight (Aug. 23).