1. Femi Kuti 'Bored' of Afrobeat, Seeks New Musical Direction

    May 04, 2011 3:02 PM EDT F emi Kuti is ready to go beyond Afrobeat. But the oldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti isn't sure where that will actually take him. "I don't know what will happen," Femi, who's currently touring North America to promote his latest studio album, "…

  2. R. Kelly Kicks Off World Cup In South Africa

    June 11, 2010 10:37 AM EDT A sold-out crowd of 84,490 at Soweto's Soccer City celebrated the launch of the World Cup in South Africa today (June 11) at the opening ceremony - a music and dance spectacular that confirmed Africa's status as a global cultural hotbed. Video: R. Kelly performs "Sign of…

  3. Thievery Corporation To Work On New Album In 2010

    October 15, 2009 3:34 PM EDT As it winds down the cycle of its latest album, 2008's Grammy-nominated "Radio Retaliation," Thievery Corporation is planning to start the new year in the recording studio. "We're going to start recording in January," Rob Garza, who formed and leads the…

  4. String Cheese Incident Stage Rothbury Return

    July 04, 2009 8:33 AM EDT The second day of this year's Rothbury Festival brought a little more joy to what's already been a fertile year for the jam band world. Following the reunions of The Dead and Phish, String Cheese Incident, which hasn't done a full-on public gig in nearly two years, regrouped to…

  5. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

  6. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  7. Additional Titles For Hot Product, Nov. 14, 2008

    November 21, 2008 6:20 PM EST A new album from multi-national superstar vocal group Il Divo, "The Promise" (Syco/Columbia). An album of radio performances from Scottish indie rock outfit Belle & Sebastian, "The BBC Sessions" (Matador). The latest album from female-friendly country artist Blake…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback tries to follow up one of the biggest albums of the decade, Beyonce doubles up on her second solo disc, 'American Idol' champ David Cook stakes his claim and Dido returns after a long break A new album from multi-national superstar vocal group Il Divo, "The Promise…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the…

  10. Brett Dennen Anxious For 'More' On New Album

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having already established himself as a touring artist to watch, Brett Dennen is hoping to take his recorded-music career to the next level with the Oct. 21 release of "Hope for the Hopeless" (Dualton Having already established himself as a touring artist to watch, Brett Dennen is…

  11. Thievery Corporation Plots 'Retaliation'

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thievery Corporation's fifth album, "Radio Retaliation," will emerge Sept. 23 on CD via the duo's own ESL Music, with a digital release scheduled for two weeks earlier. Thievery Corporation's fifth album, "Radio Retaliation," will emerge Sept. 23 on CD via…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the…

  13. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>"Coldplay Live 2003," a forthcoming DVD release from Coldplay, receives big screen premieres across the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins…

  15. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton/Dolly

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton John and Dolly Parton. Alicia Keys will host and perform at a Thursday (Nov. 3) fundraiser for the AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will be joined by fellow music heavyweights Usher, Paul Simon, John Mayer…

  16. King Britt Remixing Sister Gertude Morgan

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-five years after she was buried in a pauper's grave in New Orleans, street singer Sister Gertrude Morgan is getting her own remix album. Twenty-five years after she was buried in a pauper's grave in New Orleans, street singer Sister Gertrude Morgan is getting her own remix…

  17. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A double-disc collection of rare tracks from Fountains Of Wayne, "Out-of-State Plates" (Virgin). The latest studio album from veteran jam band String Cheese Incident, "One Step Closer" (SCI Fidelity).…

  18. M.I.A., MC5 To Visit New York's SummerStage

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. The…

  19. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to…

  20. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

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