1. Yellowcard Makes Unlikely Pairing With A Dixie Chick

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yellowcard's third album, "Lights and Sounds," due Tuesday (Jan. 24) via Capitol, represents a number of sonic departures for the Jacksonville, Fla.-based pop-punk outfit. Yellowcard's third album, "Lights and Sounds," due Tuesday (Jan. 24) via Capitol,…

  2. Will's World: Peas Member Starts Label, Plots Solo CD

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has established his own will.i.am music group, a joint venture with A&M/Interscope. The label will officially launch with the Feb. 14 release of Sergio Mendes' Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has established his own will.i.am music group, a…

  3. Scarface Rolls With 'Homies' On New CD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the mainstream breakthrough of Houston's hip-hop scene, preeminent Texas rapper Scarface is readying a new album for release next month. In the wake of the mainstream breakthrough of Houston's hip-hop scene, preeminent Texas rapper Scarface is readying a new album for…

  4. Up From The 'Hood And Giving Back

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST At 72 years old, Quincy Jones shows no sign of slowing down. His work and passion keep him young at heart. Quincy Jones is getting on a plane to Cambodia in five hours. He is leading a coalition in conjunction with UNICEF to bring attention to the region's desperate need for heath care.…

  5. NEIL YOUNG NATION: A Quest, an Obsession (and a True Story)

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. In 2004, Chong was nearing…

  6. t.A.T.u., "Dangerous and Moving"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST If t.A.T.u. represents the tippy-top of the marketing universe, it also represents the bottom third of pop songwriting. There may be a worthy sociological debate buried within the shtick of t.A.T.u.; a potential argument that their teen lipstick-lesbian persona aspires to take the Madonna…

  7. Cowboy Troy

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Road whiplash is setting in, blurring one stop into the next and sleep is at a premium. 'Not complaining just explaining,' he says. Dude! I have been running constantly. It feels as if we are having great fun everywhere we go, however, trying to remember the city we just left is…

  8. 'Mouse' Hunt

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Daniel Dumile's MF Doom moniker is a nod to Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom, and when he is alone, he admits, he pretends he is talking to cartoons. Rapper Daniel Dumile's MF Doom moniker is a nod to Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom, and when he is alone, he admits, he pretends…

  9. Ozzy Emerges From 'Under Cover'

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Newly recorded covers of John Lennon's "Woman," Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way" and the Moody Blues' "Go Now" will be found on the Ozzy Osbourne collection "Under Cover," due Nov. 1 as a Dualdisc via Newly recorded covers of John Lennon&…

  10. Q&A: Nikki Sixx

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It is 2:30 in the afternoon and Mötley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is just getting up. He lights his first cigarette of the day. Telephones are ringing in the background. It is 2:30 in the afternoon and Mötley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is just getting up. He lights his first cigarette of…

  11. Wu-Tang Checks In With The Underground

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson received a pitch on an album that combines the production talents of Wu-Tang Clan membe Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records…

  12. Cowboy Troy

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Sup Kinfolk? You are about to join in on a behind the scenes look at what I do as an artist, a friend and business man. 'Sup Kinfolk? You are about to join in on a behind the scenes look at what I do as an artist, a friend and business man. Over the next few weeks and subsequently…

  13. Cagle Tackles Bon Jovi On New Album

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Chris Cagle's new manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Kiss) asked the country singer to consider covering Bon Jovi's '80s classic "Wanted Dead or Alive" for his upcoming third studio album When Chris Cagle's new manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon…

  14. Death From Above 1979 Planning 'Epic' New CD

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979 will return to the studio on Sept. 1 to begin recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2004 Vice debut, “You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.” Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979 will return to the studio on Sept. 1 to begin recording the follow…

  15. Raekwon Rebuilding 'Cuban Linx' With Wu Mates

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his critically lauded breakthrough solo debut, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx," Wu-Tang Clan founding member Raekwon is recording a sequel to the project, with an e To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his critically lauded breakthrough solo…

  16. Will Smith Urges Rappers To Be Role Models

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith has one big introduction to make at tonight's (June 28) BET Awards in Los Angeles: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world. Will Smith has one big introduction to make at tonight's (June 28) BET Awards in Los Angeles: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world.…

  17. D12's Bizarre Readies Hip-Hop 'Circus'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo debut, "Hannicap Circus." Due June 28 via Sanctuary, the 17-track set is led by the single "Rockstar" produced by D12 leader Em D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo…

  18. Rapper Capone Readies Solo Debut

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Due July 12 via Pain, Time & Glory Enterprises…

  19. Ex-Kyuss Singer Resurfaces In Hermano

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. The band&…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre, April Sixth Legendary German electronic act Kraftwerk will begin a five-week world tour with a May 30-31 stand at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The quartet will also play New York, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, before 11 European dates through…

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