1. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST White Stripes The Jack And Meg Show There is something comforting in the fact that the White Stripes recorded their new Third Man/V2 set, "Elephant," in 10 short days. Rushed recording stints are expected of nascent bands bereft of big budgets and label backing. But last year was a…

  2. 'Idol' Finalists Team Up For Charity Single

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity single, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity…

  3. White Stripes Roar Back With 'Elephant'

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Detroit-based rock duo the White Stripes' fourth studio album, "Elephant," has been set for an April 15 release by the band's Third Man imprint, in association with V2 Records. Detroit-based rock duo the White Stripes' fourth studio album, "Elephant," has…

  4. Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony i Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish…

  5. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  6. Sirena

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This sophomore set by the maritime-obsessed band Cousteau contains several aquatic metaphors that border on corny; but, overall, Sirena plays as a lush pop album driven by sincere songwriting and catc This sophomore set by the maritime-obsessed band Cousteau contains several aquatic metaphors…

  7. Mellow Looks To Score From 'CQ'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mellow doesn't mind being compared to Air. After all, both French groups share a similar love of vintage synthesizers, swinging lounge, intergalactic swirls, and digitized flourishes. Mellow would, ho Mellow doesn't mind being compared to Air. After all, both French groups share a…

  8. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  9. When I Was Cruel

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners from the fact that he is one of the rare artists of his generation to grow more adventurous with time. Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners…

  10. Wyclef Continues The 'Masquerade'

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Fugees principal Wyclef Jean has wrapped work on his third solo album, "Masquerade," due June 18 from Columbia. First single "PJ's" has begun to get early airplay on U.S. radio outlets... Former Fugees principal Wyclef Jean has wrapped work on his third solo…

  11. The Wait Is Over: Elvis Gets Rowdy

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo-soprano and whose next project is "a 200-page score written with a pencil." Between these projects, Elvis Costello is rockin' Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo…

  12. Rings Around the World

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Costello? Now, toss in some smartly placed electronic wizardry (as In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian…

  13. Makeba, Gubaidulina Win Polar Music Prize

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia Gubaidulina have been designated as the winners of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia…

  14. Love's Labors Not Lost: Arthur Lee Out And About

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The news today will be the movies for tomorrow, and look: we're going round and round and how could I forget they're locking them up today, they're throwing away the key -- I wonder who it will be to "The news today will be the movies for tomorrow, and look: we'…

  15. The Year's Model, Blood and Chocolate, Brutal Youth

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The second installment of Rhino's magnificent Elvis Costello two-CD catalog reissues (with each set's second disc including bonus material) focuses on the artist's harder-edged Attractions-generated r ELVIS COSTELLO This Year's Model REISSUE PRODUCERS: Gary Stewart and Val…

  16. Costello Plans 'Cruel' 2002 Return

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST The next page in Elvis Costello's storied career will turn with the April 23, 2002, release of "When I Was Cruel." Due out through Island, the album features frequent collaborators drummer Pete Thomas The next page in Elvis Costello's storied career will turn with the…

  17. The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 2

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The sequel to a fine first DVD Video collection culled from the invaluable PBS series Sessions at West 54th, this Volume 2 documents another superb selection of intimate, often inspired live performan The sequel to a fine first DVD Video collection culled from the invaluable PBS series…

  18. Artists Named To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne Warwick is going into the hall even though she didn't write a word of her biggest hits, including "Do You Know the Way The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne…

  19. Luther Vandross Re-Emerges

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT That voice. From Luther Vandross' early days as a jingle and background singer to his first R&B chart-topper on Epic (1981's "Never Too Much") through an ensuing string of R&B/pop hits, the Gr That voice. From Luther Vandross' early days as a jingle and…

  20. Bacharach, Moog, Stockhausen Share Polar Music Prize

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog were honored with the Polar Music Prize last night (May 14) in Stockholm for service to the wo Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer…

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