1. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The third album from Danish rock outfit the Raveonettes, "Pretty in Black" (Columbia), with guest appearances by Ronnie Spector and the Velvet Underground's Maureen Tucker. A seven-track mini-album from hard…

  2. Starr Sings Of 'Love' On New Album

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. On "Choose Love," the former Beatles drummer utilizes the talents of the Pretenders' Chrissie…

  3. Jumping the Creek

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reeds man Charles Lloyd's spirituality-infused music has a meditative, quiet side and a roiling, ecstatic manner of expression. Reeds man Charles Lloyd's spirituality-infused music has a meditative, quiet side and a roiling, ecstatic manner of expression. On his latest excursion,…

  4. In the House of the Lord . . . Live in Houston

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After 44 years and 35 albums, the Mighty Clouds of Joy—undeniably one of gospel's greatest foursomes—resurface with a new label, a hit producer, strong material and the steady rolling, o After 44 years and 35 albums, the Mighty Clouds of Joy—undeniably one of gospel's greatest…

  5. B&E: British Sea Power

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: British Sea Power. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its turn at the slightly shaky, slightly accented brand of British pop…

  6. Sarzo Recounts Osbourne/Rhoads Era

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rudy Sarzo's name has long been familiar to fans of '80s-era hard rock and heavy metal. Rudy Sarzo's name has long been familiar to fans of '80s-era hard rock and heavy metal. After all, he was a member of Quiet Riot and Whitesnake and currently holds the bass position in…

  7. Lucinda Readies Live Album, DVD

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recorded across three nights in San Francisco in 2003, the "Live @ the Fillmore" audio project boasts 22 tracks, each selected by the artist. The DVD, "Live From Austin, TX," stems from PBS' "Austin C A long-expected live album from Lucinda Williams will finally…

  8. Avril Takes Juno Hat-Trick

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno Awards, held last night (April 3) at Winnipeg's MTS Centre. Lavigne, who is currently on tour in the Far East, won artist of With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno…

  9. La Espada de la Noche

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excellence in jazz is all about the freedom to musically explore with an open mind and heart to ultimately find one's voice. Excellence in jazz is all about the freedom to musically explore with an open mind and heart to ultimately find one's voice. On "La Espada de la Noche,…

  10. Yoakam Plots New Album, Tour, Films

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the first time in a recording career that stretches back to the mid-1980s, Dwight Yoakam took the entire production mantle on his shoulders in the studio. For the first time in a recording career that stretches back to the mid-1980s, Dwight Yoakam took the entire production mantle on his…

  11. Chain Letter

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST This 19-year-old Houston native initially fronted the female trio Best Kept Secret—very fitting, given that the city is also home to another girl group, Destiny's Child. But BKS' implosion beca This 19-year-old Houston native initially fronted the female trio Best Kept Secret—very…

  12. Silent Alarm

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Clash. Joy Division. The Smiths. Talking Heads. Rock bands all that just happened to infuse their respective music with elements of disco and funk. Fab British foursome Bloc Party has the same rhy The Clash. Joy Division. The Smiths. Talking Heads. Rock bands all that just happened to…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  14. Back to Me

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two years after her debut release, "Failer," Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards delivers "Back to Me," a gorgeous collection that is equal parts country and rock, joy and (more often than not Two years after her debut release, "Failer," Canadian singer…

  15. DMB Takes A 'Stand' On New Album

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band has christened its new album "Stand Up," which will be released May 10 via RCA. First single "American Baby" will premiere at midnight tomorrow (March 15) exclusively via AOL Music' Dave Matthews Band has christened its new album "Stand Up,…

  16. Rebirth

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST For Jennifer Lopez, the title of her new album has more to do with her personal life than her music. Sure, "Rebirth" finds her discovering the joys of giving it up for the funk ("Whatever You Wanna Do For Jennifer Lopez, the title of her new album has more to do with her…

  17. In Flux

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST During Ravi Coltrane's short-lived stint on RCA/BMG, he came into his own as a saxophonist, composer and bandleader after years of perfecting his craft and sound in the shadow of his heavyweight-champ During Ravi Coltrane's short-lived stint on RCA/BMG, he came into his own as a…

  18. The Holy Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Under-appreciated in the United States, Manic Street Preachers' third studio album, "The Holy Bible," is now presented in a DVD/two-CD package featuring ample video footage and an extensive interview Under-appreciated in the United States, Manic Street Preachers' third…

  19. DMB Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will supports its new studio album on tour this summer in North America, beginning June 1 in Maryland Heights, Mo., and running through a Sept. 7 finale in Bonner Springs, Kan. Memb Dave Matthews Band will supports its new studio album on tour this summer in North America,…

  20. Love Songs

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Thanks to a voice as smooth and warm as hot buttered rum, Lou Rawls has enjoyed a career that most contemporary artists can only dream about. Thanks to a voice as smooth and warm as hot buttered rum, Lou Rawls has enjoyed a career that most contemporary artists can only dream about. For 40…

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