1. Billboard Bits: Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett are the first confirmed performers for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The duo will open the Nov. 5 show with a rendition of their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."…

  2. Bad Girls—Deluxe Edition

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. It is fitting then…

  3. Do You Party?

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. His genre-trouncing debut, Do You Party?, features stories of sex, drugs, and break-dancing set…

  4. Black Cherry

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Goldfrapp's very fine 2000 debut album, Felt Mountain, was a tantalizing mix of twisted torch song, lush cinematic orchestration, and post-Massive Attack electronic beats. Goldfrapp's very fine 2000 debut album, Felt Mountain, was a tantalizing mix of twisted torch song, lush…

  5. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  6. Sin, Win & Grin

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the nÜ-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length debut from West Coast-based duo T.H.E.M., an acronym for Thee Human Ego Maniacs, otherwise known With the nü-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length…

  7. Tangent 2002: Disco Nouveau

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Disco Nouveau, the nÜ-electro movement—also called electrocrash and electroclash—has yet another reason to be cheerful. With Disco Nouveau, the nü-electro movement—also called electrocrash and electroclash—has yet another reason to be cheerful. The robust Disco Nouveau, from Ann Arbor,…

  8. The Anglo Files

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT F-Communications celebrations, Bent's MP3 album, Bob Sinclair pays homage to Cerrone, and the Beta Band returns. F-Comm Celebrations Hit U.K. F-Communications, Laurent Garnier's influential French label, continues its seventh birthday celebrations across Britain this week, hosting a…

  9. Hot Product

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Eric Clapton, Semisonic, Los Super Seven, Daft Punk, and more. 'Slow Hand' Returns With 'Reptile' On "Reptile," Eric Clapton's first solo album for Reprise since 1998's "Pilgrim," the artist surrounds himself with…

  10. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy --…

  11. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi invo The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy…

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