HOT PRODUCT

HOT PRODUCT

Previewing the "Matrix Reloaded" soundtrack, and new releases from Blur, the Isley Brothers, Prince Paul, Serart, and more.
Kenna Lets 'Cow' Out Of The Barn

Kenna Lets 'Cow' Out Of The Barn

-born artist Kenna's full-length debut, "New Sacred Cow," is set for a June 10 release from Columbia Records. The album was originally scheduled to be released in 2001 on Fred Durst's Flawless imprint although it is unclear why it never previously saw the light of day.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hit single with 1954's "Paper in My Shoes."
QOTSA Keeping New Songs To Themselves

QOTSA Keeping New Songs To Themselves

Queens Of The Stone Age have approximately 25 new songs in the pipeline for their next Interscope studio album, but guitarist/vocalist Josh Homme tells Billboard.com fans shouldn't hold their breath to hear any of them performed for quite awhile.
Soft Boys Splinter Again

Soft Boys Splinter Again

Robyn Hitchcock has departed from the Soft Boys again, exiting for the second time from the seminal alt-pop outfit he co-founded. The group, which reunited for the 2002 Matador studio album "Nextdoorland," first parted ways after 1980's influential "Underwater Moonlight" (Armageddon).
Exclusive: Strokes Part Ways With Godrich

Exclusive: Strokes Part Ways With Godrich

The Strokes have parted ways with producer Nigel Godrich after a trial period of sessions intended for the group's second RCA album, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The band will return to the studio at the end of the month with producer Gordon Raphael, who was behind the boards for its 2001 debut, "Is This It," according to manager Ryan Gentles.
Tunes On TV

Tunes On TV

Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003.
Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

"Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake's "Justified" (Jive) returned to the top of the album chart, where it last reigned in February.
'Gilligan's Island' Composer Wyle Dies

'Gilligan's Island' Composer Wyle Dies

George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died Friday of leukemia.

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