1. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  2. R.E.M. 'Reveals' Free Remixes

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. has posted 10 remixes of songs from its latest Warner Bros. album, "Reveal," in MP3 form on its official Web site. R.E.M. has posted 10 remixes of songs from its latest Warner Bros. album, "Reveal," in MP3 form on its official Web site , welcoming fans to download…

  3. Legendary Ralph Stanley Offers Solo Album

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At an age when most professional musicians are ready to back off both road and studio activity, acoustic legend Ralph Stanley has hit a remarkably productive streak and is showing no signs of settling At an age when most professional musicians are ready to back off both road and studio…

  4. Look Inside

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Instead of becoming a footnote on oldies compilations, five-man squad the Dramatics is still busy touring—and recording—after 40 years. Instead of becoming a footnote on oldies compilations, five-man squad the Dramatics is still busy touring—and recording—after 40 years. This latest project,…

  5. Wake

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vocally innovative and lyrically intense, Nicholls' sophomore project is instantly striking for its sheer lack of timidity, a quality that many female singer/ songwriters lack. Vocally innovative and lyrically intense, Nicholls' sophomore project is instantly striking for its sheer…

  6. FLA/Delerium's Fulber Conjures New Music

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial…

  7. Queensryche Guitarist Kelly Gray Exits

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Guitarist Kelly Gray has left the Seattle-based progressive metal act Queensryche.…

  8. John Mellencamp Exits Columbia Records

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom he issued his past two studio albums. "It was a good arrangement at a good time," Mellencamp says in a statement, "because John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom…

  9. International Artists 'Celebrate Brooklyn'

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule for this year's event, with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Talib Kweli, Lambchop, Femi Kuti, Ely Guerra, and Yo The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule…

  10. Billboard Bits: Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on La Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate La Route du Rock, a French pop and electronic festival now in its 12th year of existence, has announced the lineup for this year's version of the event. Sigur Ros, DJ Shadow, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Royskopp, and the Notwist are…

  11. Raphael Saadiq: Timing Is Finally Right For Solo Set

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Raphael Saadiq isn't stressing over how many units his Universal solo debut, "Instant Vintage," will sell following its June 11 release. Raphael Saadiq isn't stressing over how many units his Universal solo debut, "Instant Vintage," will sell following its June…

  12. Frank Black Back With Two New Albums

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed with former label spinART and is planning an Aug. 20 release for two new albums. "Black Letter Day" and "Devil's Workshop," the follow-ups to his 2001 s Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed…

  13. Julia Fordham Unveils 'Concrete Love'

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A label closure, an unplanned performance at a house party, and an opportunity to revisit the studio each had a hand in sprinkling fairy dust on "Concrete Love," British singer/songwriter Julia Fordha A label closure, an unplanned performance at a house party, and an opportunity to…

  14. Bono To Tour Africa With Treasury Secretary

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired Republican treasury secretary, and Bono, the U2 frontman with the wraparound sunglasses. They are pairing up, not for the sum Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired…

  15. New Bowie Single Hosts 'Toy' Rarities

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first single from David Bowie's forthcoming ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," will appear in a number of U.K. and European formats augmented with a number of rarities. Album extract "Slow Burn" will The first single from David Bowie's forthcoming ISO/Columbia…

  16. Keating Takes Garth To Top Of The Charts

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the album chart for Doves were the big stories on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (May 12). Also new to A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the…

  17. Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 31-year-old Joseph Haydn, newly engaged as vice Kapellmeister by the Austro-Hungarian house of Esterházy (which would employ him for much of his life), was given the compositional task of f The 31-year-old Joseph Haydn, newly engaged as vice Kapellmeister by the Austro-Hungarian house of…

  18. Almost Happy

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The transition from carefree adolescence to decision-laden early adulthood is the complex subject intricately and emotionally evoked on K's Choice's fourth studio album, which is accompanied here by a The transition from carefree adolescence to decision-laden early adulthood is the…

  19. Albarn's 'Mali Music' Headed Overseas

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn's collaboration with musicians from Mali will be released July 30 in North America via Honest Jon's/Astralwerks. The album, "Mali Music," is an attempt to introduce Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn's collaboration with musicians…

  20. Anselmo Hits The Road With Superjoint Ritual

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Pantera on hiatus, singer Philip Anselmo is using the time to explore his musical interests and rock influences for varied projects. Aside from recording with the New Orleans speed-flavored hard With Pantera on hiatus, singer Philip Anselmo is using the time to explore his musical…

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