Kissin Time

Kissin Time

It's been 23 years since Marianne Faithfull released the dynamic Broken English.
Spiritual People

Spiritual People

One of the first debuts from ArtistDirect's recently launched iMusic, former Arrested Development frontman Speech returns with Spiritual People.
Attention

Attention

Following two revered discs (Polydistortion and This Is Normal, both for 4AD), a move from Reykjavik to Barcelona, and a label switch (to Moonshine Music), a newly realigned Gusgus emerges with the most potent and cohesive album of its career.
All Right Here

All Right Here

Last year's Conversations propelled this talented songwriter from witty, charming high-school English teacher to one of Christian music's most highly acclaimed new artists.
Speak Those Things: POL Chapter 3

Speak Those Things: POL Chapter 3

As one of very few who can truly take credit for ushering gospel into the era of modern urban and R&B music, anything Fred Hammond does is closely watched.
Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden

Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden

A tuxedo-clad Johnny Cash must have cut an imposing figure when he took the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden in December 1969, performing songs about prison, cocaine, and murder alongside gospel hymns and patriotic antiwar sentiments (as a self-proclaimed "dove with claws").
Al Jarreau Sidelined By Emergency Surgery

Al Jarreau Sidelined By Emergency Surgery

Emergency back surgery has abruptly taken Al Jarreau off the road. The veteran jazz vocalist underwent a procedure early yesterday (Sept. 12) morning at Los Angeles' USC Medical Center to relieve compression on his spinal cord. "This became urgent as I was not only experiencing a lot of pain in my upper back and arms, but my walking and balance has progressively worsened over the last eight weeks," Jarreau explained in a letter on his official Web site.
Krauss Headlines Clooney Festival

Krauss Headlines Clooney Festival

Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival later this month. Krauss is playing with other artists from the "Down From the Mountain" tour, inspired by music from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" film, including the Peasall Sisters and the Whites, at the Sept. 28 event in Maysville, Ky.
MTV Invades Canadian Campuses

MTV Invades Canadian Campuses

About a year after establishing a Canadian version of the music channel, MTV will launch its first Campus Invasion tour of the country's institutes of higher learning. Set to kick off Oct. 4 at the University of British Columbia, the event will feature I Mother Earth, 30 Seconds To Mars, Pepper Sands, and Billy Talent.
Rod Stewart's Son Gets Jail Time

Rod Stewart's Son Gets Jail Time

The son of rocker Rod Stewart was sentenced yesterday (Sept. 12) to 90 days in jail and ordered to undergo drug rehabilitation after pleading no contest to attacking a man outside a Malibu, Calif., restaurant.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass to a Kenny Chesney concert.
Matchbox Spreads 'Disease'

Matchbox Spreads 'Disease'

"Disease," a track co-written by singer Rob Thomas and the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, has been tapped as the first radio single from matchbox twenty's new Atlantic album, "More Than You Think You Are." The song will be sent Sept. 30 to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. Although the two artists worked together on the song, Jagger does not appear on the recording.

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