Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album, which will feature the band going back to its modern rock-meets-dance music roots, Billboard.com has learned. Speaking from a London studio where the band is recording the still-untitled set, producer/Chic founder Nile Rodgers says the song "Taste of Summer" appears to be a frontrunner for the first single.
Two Tim McGraw Books In The Works

Two Tim McGraw Books In The Works

Atria Books has plans to publish two books by country singer Tim McGraw. Due in November, the first is an illustrated behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the road. Its publication will coincide with the release of McGraw's forthcoming Curb studio album.
A Good Tip for a Good Time

A Good Tip for a Good Time

Retro rocker Cato Salsa Experience is the latest entry to the growing list of bands exploring the neo-garage/ post-punk sound most commonly associated with the Strokes and the White Stripes.
All Over Creation

All Over Creation

Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly because he's got serious game, blending country stylings with aggressive rock both as a solo artist and frontman for cowpunk pioneers Jason & the Scorchers.
Bunkka

Bunkka

When high-octane album opener "Ready Steady Go" kicks off with a hard-driving beat reminiscent of the Crystal Method, you know this isn't the usual fare from trance DJ Paul Oakenfold.
Strange Place for Snow

Strange Place for Snow

If Radiohead morphed into a jazz trio, it would sound very much like Sweden's E.S.T. (short for Esbjorn Svensson Trio). E.S.T.
Defining Tech

Defining Tech

Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene and Rise, a documentary on the electronic music scene in New Orleans.
Bramble Rose

Bramble Rose

The Lost Highway debut of North Carolinian Tift Merritt marks the auspicious emergence of a major talent.
Chase the Sun

Chase the Sun

MCA newcomer Shannon Lawson impresses out of the gate, powered by notable musicianship and sturdy vocals and songwriting chops.
Ojo de Tiburon

Ojo de Tiburon

Yes, that's Michele Greene as in the former L.A. Law actress who spent six seasons on the '80s TV hit as attorney Abby Perkins.
Balamouk

Balamouk

The inventive French sextet Les Yeux Noirs has developed a sizable following in Europe for its conflation of Eastern European Gypsy and klezmer traditions, with a hint of French-Gypsy jazz à la Django Reinhardt.
Can't Look Back

Can't Look Back

This is Montoya's fifth album and his first since his most successful release, Suspicion (2000)—a record that put Montoya's star firmly in the ascendency.
Gurrelieder

Gurrelieder

Rather than part of the incipient 20th century's "new music," Gurrelieder was the young Arnold Schoenberg's grandest of goodbyes to the late Romantic age—a massive two-hour symphonic/ vocal poem scored for the largest orchestra ever assembled, along with full chorus, four solo singers, and a speaker.

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