1. Spectrum Road Not Just a Tribute Act, Taking It To 'The Next Level'

    May 16, 2012 4:45 PM EDT With two original songs on their upcoming debut album, the members of Spectrum Road are confident it will be more than a one-off supergroup according to bassist Jack Bruce. "It started off as kind of a tribute but entered into a band -- John Medeski described it," the Cream veteran…

  2. Santana In A Trio Mood For Next Album

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. The guitarist and bandleader is teaming up…

  3. New Order, Ladytron, Faint On NIN Remix Album

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here earlier this week, Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" has been remixed track-by-track for "Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D," due Nov. 20 via Interscope. As tipped here earlier this week, Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" has been remixed track-by-track for "…

  4. Santana Rocks With Shakira, Tina, Kroeger

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three new songs will be featured on the Santana retrospective "Ultimate Santana," due Oct. 16 via Arista. They include a Shakira/Lil Wayne collaboration that has yet to be named, an "infectious" rocke Three new songs will be featured on the Santana retrospective "…

  5. No 'Place' Like Home

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will offer fans a holiday treat with the CD/DVD set "No Place To Be," due this week via Epic. Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will offer fans a holiday treat with the CD/DVD set "No Place To Be," due this week via Epic. The CD sports seven…

  6. Matisyahu In A Good 'Place' With CD/DVD Set

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will offer fans a holiday treat with the CD/DVD set "No Place To Be," due Dec. 26 via Epic. The CD sports seven tracks, among them two versions of the Police's "Message Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will offer fans a holiday treat with the…

  7. 27OnTV

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 10 "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Teddy Geiger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ne-Yo. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Fray (also featured: Michael Douglas, John Witherspoon). "The…

  8. Roots, Torah, Reggae

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Of all the artist-development stories to emerge in 2005, Matisyahu's was perhaps the most unique. Of all the artist-development stories to emerge in 2005, Matisyahu's was perhaps the most unique. Not only was his breakout album, "Live at Stubb's," hastily recorded for…

  9. Byrne, Eno Revisit 'Bush Of Ghosts'

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 collaboration "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" will be reissued March 28 via Nonesuch. The new edition features seven previously unreleased tracks that date fr David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 collaboration "My Life in…

  10. Matisyahu Eyes Studio Debut In January

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will release his studio debut, "Youth," Jan. 31 via Epic/Or Music/J Dub. Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will release his studio debut, "Youth," Jan. 31 via Epic/Or Music/J Dub. As previously reported , the majority of the project was…

  11. Matisyahu Aligns With Epic, Guests With P.O.D.

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will release his next album this fall via a partnership between Epic and Or Music, which last month released the album "Live at Stubb's." Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will release his next album this fall via a partnership between Epic and Or…

  12. Version 2 Version—A Dub Transmission

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The wizard of dub returns, in tandem with bassist Jah Wobble, to offer fans of electronica and dub another fascinating experience. The wizard of dub returns, in tandem with bassist Jah Wobble, to offer fans of electronica and dub another fascinating experience. Bill Laswell, an ace musician…

  13. The Rough Guide to Manu Dibango

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Manu Dibango is one of the greatest jazz musicians in the history of African music, and this retrospective pulls 13 tunes from 26 years of recording (1966-1992). Manu Dibango is one of the greatest jazz musicians in the history of African music, and this retrospective pulls 13 tunes from 26…

  14. Light Blue Sun

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lili Haydn is a violin-wielding singer/songwriter who has been trapped in the role of breathless electronica diva. Lili Haydn is a violin-wielding singer/songwriter who has been trapped in the role of breathless electronica diva. While her earlier album, "Lili," revealed a quirky,…

  15. Liberation

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Indian percussionist/tabla master Karsh Kale is a key member of Bill Laswell's Tabla Beat Science. Indian percussionist/tabla master Karsh Kale is a key member of Bill Laswell's Tabla Beat Science. And he has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Herbie Hancock,…

  16. Illuminated Audio

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The inspiration for this project is Ethiopian singer/songwriter Gigi's eponymous 2001 debut album. The inspiration for this project is Ethiopian singer/songwriter Gigi's eponymous 2001 debut album. Illuminated Audio is producer/mix guru Bill Laswell's mix translation of Gigi&…

  17. Axiom: Reconstructions & Vexations

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mixmaster/producer/Tabla Beat Science bassist Bill Laswell is a busy man these days, yet he's found time to get behind this remix project. Mixmaster/producer/Tabla Beat Science bassist Bill Laswell is a busy man these days, yet he's found time to get behind this remix project. He&…

  18. Sacred System: Book of Exit/Dub Chamber 4

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST The fourth and most engaging chapter in producer/mixmaster/bassist extraordinaire Bill Laswell's ever-inventive ambient-dub series for ROIR has a twist in the form of Ethiopian vocalist Ejigayehu "GiG RELEASE DATE: Oct. 29 The fourth and most engaging chapter in producer/mixmaster…

  19. Reggae Veterans Spiff Up 'Dark Side'

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST New York reggae label Easy Star has set a Feb. 18 release date for "Dub Side of the Moon," a song-by-song reggae/dub reinterpretation of Pink Floyd's landmark 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon." New York reggae label Easy Star has set a Feb. 18 release date for "…

  20. Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Master percussionist Zakir Hussain and bassist/mix guru Bill Laswell began the Tabla Beat Science collaboration with 2000's Tala Matrix. Master percussionist Zakir Hussain and bassist/mix guru Bill Laswell began the Tabla Beat Science collaboration with 2000's Tala Matrix. This new,…

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