1. Flaming Lips To Film 'Mars' Follow-up Movie

    March 08, 2010 1:40 PM EST After a 2009 that saw the release of two albums -- "Embyronic" and the collaborative recitation of Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" with Stardeath and White Dwarf -- Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne has is donning his filmmaker's beret again. Coyne tells…

  2. Patti Smith Group / Feb. 19, 2010 / Detroit (Saint Andrews Hall)

    February 24, 2010 7:06 PM EST It was, to paraphrase U2 , a sort of homecoming for Patti Smith . The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and poet did, after all, live in the Detroit environs (suburban St. Clair Shores, to be precise) from 1980-96 with her late husband, former MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic"…

  3. Supporters Try To Resurrect 'Lost' Cash Album

    February 23, 2010 12:33 PM EST On Feb. 23, a few days before what would have been Johnny Cash 's 78th birthday, Lost Highway will release "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the final recordings Cash made with producer Rick Rubin . And as fans celebrate the legacy of one of the most iconic musicians of the…

  4. Rob Zombie, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2"

    January 22, 2010 3:52 PM EST Sequels are tricky in any art form, but Rob Zombie -who has revived the "Halloween" horror film franchise and has "The Blob" on his radar-certainly seems like the right guy for the job. While "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" certainly captures the Saturday afternoon matinee…

  5. Clipse, "Til the Casket Drops"

    January 22, 2010 3:41 PM EST Hip-hop duo Clipse was bound to face high expectations for its new album, "Til the Casket Drops." After all, Virginia brothers Pusha T and Malice will be measured up to the heavy acclaim (if not sales) of 2006's "Hell Hath No Fury," which featured snarling cocaine-rap…

  6. Exclusive Album Debut: Clipse

    December 07, 2009 3:05 PM EST The Clipse third album, "Til the Casket Drops" (Re-Up/Columbia; Dec. 8), revisits the drug and crime themes the Virginia Beach, Va., raised brothers lyrically addressed to critical acclaim on its first two albums. But whereas 2002's "Lord Willin' " was more…

  7. Clipse Eyes Fresh Start With New Label

    November 30, 2009 12:02 PM EST Between label setbacks and its ex-manager's legal case, rap duo the Clipse has weathered its share of drama. Instead of wallowing in self-pity or anger, however, the brothers (Gene "Malice" and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton) are reveling in the fresh start afforded by…

  8. CMJ '09: Clipse Video Q&A

    October 21, 2009 4:39 PM EDT The 2009 installment of the CMJ Music Marathon kicked off Tuesday (Oct. 20) in New York City with musicians from everywhere descending on 71 venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even northern New Jersey for five days of non-stop noon-to-wee-hours shows. As always, there's no way to see it…

  9. 50 Cent Brings Together N.Y. Rap Elite, Taking 'Thisis50' Fest To L.A. and Atlanta

    October 09, 2009 5:20 PM EDT Cent held his first annual "ThisIs50" Fest at New York's Governor's Island last weekend, and considering his career has been tarnished with a number of hip hop feuds, the Queens rapper managed to bring together some of New York rap's elite for the event. On the…

  10. Joe Budden, Saigon Indie Releases Coming

    August 18, 2009 4:26 PM EDT Rappers Joe Budden and Saigon, both former major label acts who are currently signed with online label and promotional company Amalgam Digital, will see their new releases and back catalogues distributed by E1 Music (formerly Koch Records), in a deal announced by the companies today. The…

  11. Middle Distance Runner

    June 25, 2009 2:14 PM EDT "The Fury" - Middle Distance Runner Listen to our exclusive stream of the new Middle Distance Runner single "The Fury." You may have never heard of Middle Distance Runner, but you've probably heard the band's music before. One of their latest releases, a track…

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Capital Jazz Fest, Slaughterhouse

    May 29, 2009 12:20 PM EDT -- Chaka Khan is stepping in for Natalie Cole at the 17th annual Capital Jazz Fest (June 5-7) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Cole is recuperating from recent kidney transplant surgery. Khan joins a lineup that includes Lalah Hathaway, Roy Ayers, Will Downing and the…

  13. Middle Distance Runner

    May 25, 2009 4:23 PM EDT "The Fury" - Middle Distance Runner You may have never heard of Middle Distance Runner , but you've probably heard the band's music before. One of their latest releases, a track titled "The Sun and Earth," was recently featured in an HBO Signature Films…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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"…

  18. 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)…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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