1. Pires Extends Global Reach

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The rise and rise of Alexandre Pires can be seen as a case study of many things: • Breaking a new act in the U.S. Latin market. • Successfully crossing over a Brazilian, Portuguese-speaking singer into the Spanish-language Latin…

  2. Iron Maiden Prepares 'Dance Of Death'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stalwart heavy metal act Iron Maiden will on Sept. 9 release a new studio album via Columbia. "Dance of Death" will be the group's 13th studio set. Singer Bruce Dickinson revealed details of the album Stalwart heavy metal act Iron Maiden will on Sept. 9 release a new studio…

  3. Original Guerilla Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This collection kicks off Adrian Sherwood's Sound Boy offshoot of his stalwart On-U Sound label. This collection kicks off Adrian Sherwood's Sound Boy offshoot of his stalwart On-U Sound label. It compiles a "best-of" selection of vocalist Junior Delgado from vital reggae…

  4. Dubtometry

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST On last year's Optometry album, DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. On last year's Optometry album, DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller) re-sequenced the DNA of jazz, creating dramatic arrangements that framed the improvisations of the Matthew Shipp Quartet. With Dubtometry, DJ Spooky lets remixers…

  5. Never Trust a Hippy

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Adrian Sherwood's list of producer/mix credits is a mile long and includes such acts as Nine Inch Nails, Dub Syndicate, Asian Dub Foundation, and Blur. Adrian Sherwood's list of producer/mix credits is a mile long and includes such acts as Nine Inch Nails, Dub Syndicate, Asian Dub…

  6. The Power to Believe

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Entering its 35th year, venerable is a word you might apply to King Crimson. Entering its 35th year, venerable is a word you might apply to King Crimson. The innovative progressive unit has left its mark across contemporary music, influencing bands from Talking Heads to Tool. But the roaring,…

  7. Hot Product

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Kim, Fabolous, King Crimson, and more. Mob Rule Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Styles P, and Mashonda Tifere are among the guests lending a hand on Lil' Kim's new album "La Bella Mafia," due this week from Queen Bee/Atlantic. Mr. Cheeks…

  8. King Crimson 'Believes' In Musical Exploration

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of King Crimson on stage and record. And as the band prepares the release of "The Power To Believe," due March 4 on Sanctu For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of…

  9. Dare/Love and Dancing

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST When the Human League embarked on its journey in 1979, synth-pop was but a blip on the radar screen. When the Human League embarked on its journey in 1979, synth-pop was but a blip on the radar screen. The outfit's first two albums (Reproduction and Travelogue, also being reissued along…

  10. 4ask

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kylie Minogue, TLC, and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). GOT THE FEVER FOR THE GIRL Keith, Over the holidays I picked up a copy of Kylie Minogue's latest album "Fever." I saw her at the KIIS [Los Angles] Jingle Ball Concert…

  11. King Crimson Slates March Album Release

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock outfit King Crimson has set March 4 as the release date for its latest studio album, "The Power To Believe." The follow-up to the 2000 "ConstruKtion of Light" (Virgin), the album will b Legendary rock outfit King Crimson has set March 4 as the release date…

  12. 49ask

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about TLC, Destiny's Child, Shania Twain, and Monica. TLC VS. DESTINY Keith, Each time TLC or Destiny's Child is in the media, they are introduced as the biggest selling girl group in history. Well, who is the biggest selling group and…

  13. Billboard Bits: WFUV, Dixie Chicks, Adrian Legg

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on WFUV New York's "City Folk Live V" compilation CD, the Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison's baby, and guitarist Adrian Legg's latest album. Noncommercial New York radio station WFUV's fifth "City Folk" compilation CD features live performances…

  14. Suspects Charged In Posh Spice Kidnap Plot

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Five men arrested on suspicion of plotting to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were charged today (Nov. 4) in London with theft and conspiracy to rob Sotheby's auction house, police said. Scotland Y Five men arrested on suspicion of plotting to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were…

  15. Billboard Bits: Jets/Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jets To Brazil/The Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel Noted underground rock outfit Jets To Brazil has canceled a 33-date North American tour "due to a sudden illness," according to a spokesperson. The trek was due to begin tonight (Oct. 14) in Brooklyn, N.Y., and last through…

  16. Sinead O'Connor 'Sexys Up' Irish Traditionals

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Take an album's worth of traditional Irish songs and spice them up, as a way to both shed a different light on music often regarded as being pretty "uncool" and to celebrate Ireland's rich songwriting past. It's a vision…

  17. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson Rapper Ja Rule will release a new album, "The Last Temptation," Nov. 19 via Def Jam. The first single, "Thug Lovin'," features R&B vocalist Bobby Brown; a video directed by producer Irv Gotti will be show Oct. 15-17 in Las…

  19. Producer Parish Makes A 'Move'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Parish once again teams up with his old friend Polly Jean Harvey on his new solo album, "How Animals Move," released Sept. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The Bristol-based multi instrumentalist/producer f John Parish once again teams up with his old friend Polly Jean Harvey on his new…

  20. Son of Evil Reindeer

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish supergroup of sorts, the Reindeer Section is a who's who collaboration of the Glasgow indie scene led by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody —and featuring members of Belle and Sebastian, A A Scottish supergroup of sorts, the Reindeer Section is a who's who collaboration of…

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