1. Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 07, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Nas, Damian Marley, the Roots, Big Boi and Common, among others, will lead this summer's Rock the Bells traveling hip-hop festival, which is set to visit 10 North American cities on consecutive weekends from June 27-Aug. 9. Also on the bill in various markets are KRS-One, House of Pain,…

  2. Anthony Hamilton's Heights

    December 19, 2008 11:45 AM EST Anthony Hamilton is best-known for chronicling heartbreak on songs like "Charlene" and "Can't Let Go." But on "The Point of It All," arriving Dec. 16 from Jive, the artist says it's time to rejoice. Embodying the message is the first single "Cool…

  3. Slipknot

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was…

  4. Winehouse Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's two-CD, deluxe edition of her "Back to Black" album rose 3-1 yesterday to top the U.K. album chart for the first time. In a singles top 10 featuring almost no changes from last week, D Amy Winehouse's two-CD, deluxe edition of her "Back to Black"…

  5. Jack Johnson, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10) as "Sleep Through the Static" (Brushfire/Universal Island) debuted at the top. "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10)…

  6. Adele, Basshunter Top U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1, delivering on the critical acclaim it has garnered, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Th Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered…

  7. Exclusive: The Clipse Signs With Columbia

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This time last year, the Clipse complained to anyone who'd listen how unhappy it was on Jive Records. Now, the act's wish to leave has been granted. Sibling MCs Malice and Pusha T have ended their dea This time last year, the Clipse complained to anyone who'd listen how unhappy…

  8. The Clipse Working On Next Album, Re-Up Gang Debut

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It took Virginia duo the Clipse almost four years and numerous label travails to release the follow-up to 2002's "Lord Willin'," which finally arrived last year in the form of "Hell Hath No Fury." It took Virginia duo the Clipse almost four years and numerous…

  9. Radio 4 Tunes In For D'Ambrosio Documentary

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'Ambrosio documentary "Let Fury Have the Hour," which examines the political impact of artists like the Clash and Manu Chao over the pa New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst grows up on a new album with a little bit of everything, superstar DJ Tiesto returns to his own music and Nick Cave gets down and dirty with Grinderman in this week's Hot Pro A new album from indie rock outfit Blonde Redhead, "23" (Touch & Go)…

  11. Risks Pay Off For Korn On 'Unplugged'

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer succinctly describes fan reaction to the news that his band taped an MTV "Unplugged" session in December. "'What? Korn unplugged?' That doesn't really compute with Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer…

  12. Incubus' 'Grenades' Ignite At No. 1

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with the Epic set "Light Grenades," which moved 165,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. After six weeks o Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with the Epic…

  13. Worth The Wait

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST After years of bitter legal wrangling, the long-awaited second album from rap duo the Clipse, "Hell Hath No Fury," will finally arrive this week via Jive. After years of bitter legal wrangling, the long-awaited second album from rap duo the Clipse, "Hell Hath No Fury,"…

  14. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Clipse end a four-year legal battle with Jive Records for the release of the album "Hell Hath No Fury," while Incubus keeps rocking on its sixth Epic album, in this week's Hot Product. The latest album from crunk duo the Ying Yang Twins, "Chemically Imbalanced" …

  15. Prince Unveils Plans For Las Vegas Club

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purple was the color and Prince was the star yesterday (Nov. 8) as the eccentric musician launched a nightclub venture that will see him performing twice a week in Las Vegas. Purple was the color and Prince was the star yesterday (Nov. 8) as the eccentric musician launched a nightclub venture…

  16. Exclusive: Strummer Documentary To Premiere At Sundance

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST "The Future is Unwritten," Julien Temple's new film on the life and career of late Clash frontman Joe Strummer, will have its U.S. premiere in mid-January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, U "The Future is Unwritten," Julien Temple's new film on the…

  17. New Clipse Album Finally Gets Release Date

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After years of bitter legal wrangling, the long-awaited second album from rap duo the Clipse, "Hell Hath No Fury," will finally arrive Nov. 28 via Jive. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Lord Willin'," wh After years of bitter legal wrangling, the long-awaited…

  18. New Clipse Album Penciled In For December

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been four years since a debut album full of crack-cocaine tales put the Clipse on the map, and there's no guarantee fans will get their next fix anytime soon. It's been four years since a debut album full of crack-cocaine tales put the Clipse on the map, and there's…

  19. Sleater-Kinney Sizzles At Final NYC Show

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winding down a venerated decade-plus career, Sleater-Kinney played its final show in New York last night (Aug. 2), a blistering two-hour performance that mocked the tropical weather conditions outside Winding down a venerated decade-plus career, Sleater-Kinney played its final show in New…

  20. Dixie Chicks Doc To Hatch At Toronto Film Fest

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A documentary about the firestorm that greeted the Dixie Chicks' anti-Bush comments will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. "Dixie Chicks -- Shut Up and S A documentary about the firestorm that greeted the Dixie Chicks' anti-Bush…

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