1. Buffett Braves 'Weather' On New Album

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Perennial Parrothead Jimmy Buffett will release his 32nd record, "Take the Weather With You," Oct. 10 on RCA Records. Perennial Parrothead Jimmy Buffett will release his 32nd record, "Take the Weather With You," Oct. 10 on RCA Records. The title hails from Buffett's…

  2. U2 Back In The Studio With Rick Rubin, Green Day

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2 is working on material for its next studio album with producer Rick Rubin, according to the band's Web site. The group has been at work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "How To Dismantle U2 is working on material for its next studio album with producer Rick Rubin,…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce enlists a quintet of top producers for her sophomore "B-Day" celebration, Audioslave unveils album number three and Hem overcomes adversity in this week's Hot Product. A retrospective from the newly reformed Alice In Chains, "The Essential Alice in Chains" …

  4. Corey Miller Ordered Into Home Confinement

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has led a judge to put the rapper on full home confinement until his second trial on a second-degree murder cha An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has…

  5. Stars Salute New Orleans With Benefit Show

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ticket sales have been far from spectacular, but Ivan Neville says performing at the same Hurricane Katrina anniversary concert as Stevie Wonder tonight (Aug. 29) in New Orleans is going to be incredi Ticket sales have been far from spectacular, but Ivan Neville says performing at the same…

  6. 80 Years Of Tony Bennett

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his integrity and won't sing a song he does not believe in. He adheres to the philosophy of art for art's sake -- whether Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his…

  7. Winston Salutes Gulf Coast On New Album

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pianist George Winston salutes the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast on his new album, "Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions -- A Hurricane Relief Benefit." Pianist George Winston salutes the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast on his new album, "Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions -- A…

  8. Star-Studded Katrina Benefit Heading To DVD

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Performances like Elton John's "Levon," a duet by Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffett on Neil Young's "Heart of Gold," Lenny Kravitz' "Hercules" and three songs from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are among Nearly a year ago, artists like Elvis Costello,…

  9. Bombs Away

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has culled 21 pieces of music originally recorded during sessions for his 2005 album, "Illinois," for the new release "The Avalanche." Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has culled 21 pieces of music originally recorded during sessions for…

  10. DJ Shadow Gives Voice To 'The Outsider'

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DJ Shadow throws fans a stylistic curveball on his new album, "The Outsider," due Sept. 12 via Universal. A number of songs on the 17-track set explore hip-hop more fully than Shadow ever has, particu DJ Shadow throws fans a stylistic curveball on his new album, "The Outsider,…

  11. Wu-Tang, Flaming Lips Join Voodoo Music Bill

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Wu-Tang Clan, Flaming Lips, My Chemical Romance and Kings Of Leon have joined the bill for the eighth Voodoo Music Experience. The event will be held Oct. 28-29 in New Orleans' City Park and will The Wu-Tang Clan, Flaming Lips, My Chemical Romance and Kings Of Leon have joined the…

  12. Bonnaroo Day Two: Radiohead Rocks, Everybody Jams

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The long awaited and much-discussed collision of hipsters and hippies arrived at Bonnaroo last night (June 17), with a headlining main stage appearance from Radiohead, taken in by the vast majority of The long awaited and much-discussed collision of hipsters and hippies arrived at Bonnaroo…

  13. Usher Helps Clean Up New Orleans

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five-time Grammy winning R&B artist Usher pulled on some work gloves, grabbed a pair of trimmers and chopped away at a patch of vines that had overtaken a fence at a New Orleans school shuttered b Five-time Grammy winning R&B artist Usher pulled on some work gloves, grabbed a pair of…

  14. Jazz Artist Hilton Ruiz Dies In New Orleans

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jazzman Hilton Ruiz has died from complications following an accident in New Orleans. Ruiz had turned 54 barely a week ago. Jazzman Hilton Ruiz has died from complications following an accident in New Orleans. Ruiz had turned 54 barely a week ago. A native of Teaneck, N.J., Ruiz was widely…

  15. Deep 'River'

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Verve this week unveils the Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collaboration "The River in Reverse." Verve this week unveils the Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collaboration "The River in Reverse." Recorded with producer Joe Henry over two weeks in Toussaint's native New…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AFI reasserts its modern rock dominance, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint pay tribute to a post-Katrina New Orleans, Cheap Trick lets it rip and top artists steer the "Cars" soundtrack in this week' The latest album from rapper Ice Cube, "Laugh Now, Cry Later" …

  17. Billboard Bits: Dirty Pretty Things, Dulli/Lanegan, Chuck Berry

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Dirty Pretty Things, Dulli/Lanegan, Chuck Berry "Waterloo to Anywhere," the debut album from ex-Libertines principal Carl Barat's new band Dirty Pretty Things, will be released Aug. 1 in North America via Interscope. The set has been out since last month internationally…

  18. Jackson To Resurface At MTV Japan Awards

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson plans to make his first public appearance since his trial acquittal last June at a ceremony in Tokyo to accept MTV Japan's "Legend Award," his spokesman said. Michael Jackson plans to make his first public appearance since his trial acquittal last June at a…

  19. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi…

  20. 'Long' Is The New Short

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of their career. The Open Wide/Columbia set "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addresses the controversy The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of…

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