1. Mars Volta Readying Sophomore Album

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock act the Mars Volta will release its sophomore album, "Frances the Mute," March 1 via Strummer/Universal. Rock act the Mars Volta will release its sophomore album, "Frances the Mute," March 1 via Strummer/Universal. Expanding on the progressive epics of the former At…

  2. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards,…

  3. Frusciante Spins Solo Six Pack Suite

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST As inconceivable as the concept of recording and releasing six albums in approximately six months may seem, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, who is in the middle of doing just that, sa As inconceivable as the concept of recording and releasing six albums in approximately six…

  4. Mulatos

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has been more than willing in the past two years to pursue his artistic vision wherever it leads him. Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has been more than willing in the past two years to pursue his artistic vision wherever it leads him. Both "Ayaguno" (2003) and…

  5. ATDI 'Commands' Reissues, Anthology

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The bulk of At The Drive-In's catalog will be back in print Nov. 9, when Orange County punk label Fearless Records reissues four discs, including the band's 2000 breakthrough "Relationship of Command. The bulk of At The Drive-In's catalog will be back in print Nov. 9, when…

  6. Handsome Boys Surrounded By 'People' On New CD

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Handsome Boy Modeling School, an on-again/off-again project featuring Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Prince Paul, will unleash its second album this fall. Due Nov. 9 via Atlantic, "White People" wil As tipped here in March, Handsome Boy Modeling School, an on-again/off…

  7. Skinny Puppy Returns At The 'Right' Time

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together on somewhat of a lark to being recording and creating a reaction to popular music: something anti-pop, anti-c In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together…

  8. Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Set for Jan. 22-25 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to…

  9. A New Life

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cuban-born artist Omar Sosa is the most consistently arresting pianist in jazz today. Cuban-born artist Omar Sosa is the most consistently arresting pianist in jazz today. His virtuosity as an ensemble leader has been well-established with his last four CD releases. His third solo effort, …

  10. TOP LATIN ALBUMS

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/latin50.jsp 1. Herencia Musical: 20 Corridos Inolvidables , Los Tigres Del Norte 2. Hits Mix , Celia Cruz 3. Almas Del Silencio , Ricky Martin 4. The Last Don , Don Omar 5. 30 Inolvidables , Los Cadetes De Linares Issue date: Aug. 2, 2003 News Ricky Martin , Don Omar , Almas Del…

  11. Mars Volta Celebrates Chaos On Debut

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler had formed the Mars Volta. Without even hearing a note of their new endeavor, major labels began making cal Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aceyalone, Rob Dougan and !!! A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. REVEALING AN ACE: Socially aware underground rapper Aceyalone has built a…

  13. Mars Volta, Rapture Sign With Strummer

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Strummer Recordings, the Universal-distributed label run by former Capitol president Gary Gersh that was first announced last year. Strummer's first release, due June 24, is th Details have emerged on Strummer Recordings, the Universal-distributed label run by…

  14. Mars Volta Keyboardist Found Dead

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May 25 from an apparent drug overdose, according to Defacto's record company Gold Standard Labs (GSL). The 27-year-old The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May…

  15. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will open Sept. 12 with a two-week festival…

  16. Ayaguna

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has followed his superb 2002 release Sentir (Grammy Award-nominated for best Latin jazz album) with a live album, recorded in July 2002 in Yokohama, Japan. Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has followed his superb 2002 release Sentir (Grammy Award-nominated for best Latin…

  17. Chili Peppers Gearing Up For Summer Tour

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up a North American summer tour, due to launch in May. While many venues have yet to be confirmed, and dates will be added in coming weeks, Snoop Dogg and t The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up a North American summer tour, due to launch…

  18. Flea Helps At The Drive-In Alums On Debut Set

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea is lending his bass skills to the debut album from the Mars Volta, which features former At The Drive-In members Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez. Hard at work in L Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea is lending his bass skills to the debut album…

  19. Common Ropes In Final 'Circus' Details

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "Electric Circus, which, as previously reported, is due Dec. 10 via MCA. First single "Come Close to Me" featuring Mary J. Blige debuted Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "…

  20. Bouderbala

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nass Marrakech's U.S. debut album, Sabil a Salaam (Alula), was released in 2000. At that time, the group's sound was primarily a Gnawa-fusion groove. Nass Marrakech's U.S. debut album, Sabil a Salaam (Alula), was released in 2000. At that time, the group's sound was…

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