1. Public Enemy, Minus Flav, Still Pushing Buttons

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Public Enemy is back on the road, but prominent group member Flavor Flav is back in a place that's unfortunately too familiar: jail. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested in New York Public Enemy is back on the road, but prominent group member Flavor Flav is back in a…

  2. Rollins Supports Jailed Trio With 'Rise Above'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio Tennessee youths incarcerated for a 1993 triple murder. They continue to proclaim their innocence and have built Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio…

  3. Living Colour Debut Expanded For Reissue

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Living Colour's landmark 1988 album "Vivid" will be reissued in expanded form Sept. 3 via Epic/Sony Legacy, according to a label spokesperson. In addition to the Mick Jagger/Ed Stasium-produced set's Living Colour's landmark 1988 album "Vivid" will be…

  4. Wyclef Among Arrests At NYC Protest

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students turned out yesterday (June 4) for a rally to hear hip-hop stars and politicians denounce proposed cuts in Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students…

  5. Public Enemy Starts A New 'Revolution'

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rap outfit Public Enemy will release its eighth album July 23 via SlamJamz Records and Koch Entertainment's In The Paint label. Dubbed "Revolverlution," the set will be a mixture of new and li Veteran rap outfit Public Enemy will release its eighth album July 23 via…

  6. Furtado, Goo Goo Dolls To Rock The Vote

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop star Nelly Furtado, modern rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, and R&B newcomer Glenn Lewis will all be on hand to perform Feb. 26 when Rock The Vote stages its annual awards ceremony. As reported earl Pop star Nelly Furtado, modern rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, and R&B newcomer Glenn Lewis…

  7. Busta Rhymes Enjoys Rebirth

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently," the ever-confident rapper says of his new album, "Genesis." "With this album, you're getting everything from the best of what you already love m "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently,…

  8. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  9. Cuttin' Heads

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in the aftermath of Sept. On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in…

  10. Simmons, Kiss, King Deemed 'Heroes'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, shock rock act Kiss, and singer/songwriter Carole King will be honored with 2001 New York Heroes Awards, bestowed by the local chapter of the Recording Academy. Also to Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, shock rock act Kiss, and singer/songwriter Carole King will be…

  11. VH1 Celebrates Black Music With Documentary, Boxed Set

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America," the five-part documentary focusing on the cultural, political, spiritual, and financial impact of R&B, hip-hop, soul, gospel, jazz, and blue "Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America," the five-part…

  12. Professor Griff's 'Soul' -ful Solo Effort

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister of Information goes on record Sept. 11 with "And the Word Became Flesh" (The Right Stuff/EMI), his first new solo project since 1998's Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister…

  13. Professor Griff Eyes Solo Set, New P.E. Album

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Public Enemy's Professor Griff will release his fifth solo album, "And the Word Becomes Flesh," Sept. 11 via The Right Stuff/EMI. The album, featuring a guest appearance by Public Enemy frontman Chuck Public Enemy's Professor Griff will release his fifth solo album, "…

  14. Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist wh John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award,…

  15. 'Twisted Forever' Due In August

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Originally slated for September, "Twisted Forever," a 16-track tribute to 1980s pop metal band Twisted Sister, has been bumped up to Aug. 14. As previously reported, the Koch Records set features cove Originally slated for September, "Twisted Forever," a 16-track tribute…

  16. Cornell, Rage To Record Studio Album

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the three remaining members of Rage Against the Machine, according to published reports. The album will feature a Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the…

  17. Stipe Donates Conversation To Utah Saints Album

    May 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. house duo Utah Saints knew they wanted R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe to contribute to their new album, so they gave him a call. What transpired was a taped one-hour conversation, which led to the inspir U.K. house duo Utah Saints knew they wanted R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe to contribute…

  18. The Anglo Files

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Basement Jaxx, Slam, Deviant Records, Chuck D, Public Domain, Essential Festival, Grand Central, Fat City Basement Jaxx Album & U.S. Tour Basement Jaxx -- aka Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton -- is set to release its eagerly anticipated sophomore LP, "Rooty" on June 25…

  19. Napster Preps For Hearing With Promotions

    March 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST In what may seem like a last stand, Napster has planned two major Washington D.C. events -- a forum with Chuck D and Napster founder Shawn Fanning, and a free concert from Boston-based band Dispatch - In what may seem like a last stand, Napster has planned two major Washington D.C. events --…

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