1. O'Connor Recording Reggae In Kingston

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with some of the country's leading musicians. The artist has been in Kingston since last week working on tracks for the album, co- Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with…

  2. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) are…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that leader Michael Franti would grow into a sort of…

  4. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10…

  5. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  6. Tony Rebel Puts His Positive Spin On Reggae With 'Realms'

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS Records, Tony Rebel reaffirms why he's revered as one of reggae's true masters of the unique art of sing-jaying -- a blend of rapping and With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS Records,…

  7. Tony Rebel Puts His Positive Spin On Reggae With 'Realms'

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS Records, Tony Rebel reaffirms why he's revered as one of reggae's true masters of the unique art of sing-jaying -- a blend of rapping and sing With "Realms of Rebel," released today (April 24) via RAS…