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Music News in August, 2004

  • Xzibit To release Weapons of Mass Destruction

    posted on August 31, 2004

    There are moments in an artist's career when it's obvious that his time has come.

  • Alter Bridge Alter Bridge

    posted on August 31, 2004
    Alter Bridge

    The evolution of Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall as artists is marked with the debut of Alter Bridge.

  • The Used To release In Love And Death

    posted on August 29, 2004
    The Used

    The Used thrives on friction. You can hear it on the band's combustible self-titled debut.

  • Faithless Faithless

    posted on August 29, 2004

    Britain's premiere dance outfit are back. This is their masterpiece.

  • Alcazar Alcazar

    posted on August 29, 2004

    With over 700.000 sold singles of “Crying At The Discoteque” it’s once again time for Alcazar to spread like a bacteria over the world. Now stronger then ever.

  • Rupee To release 1 On 1

    posted on August 26, 2004

    "Music is all about evolution and progression. My sound is unique, and that has allowed me to create my own niche." - Rupee, 2004

  • Homelife Homelife

    posted on August 26, 2004

    Homelife is not a definite entity. It's hard to pin down their sound, how many people are in the band or even which band they are in!

  • Denver Harbor To release Scenic

    posted on August 26, 2004
    Denver Harbor

    Lead by singer/guitarist Will Salazar, formerly the voice of national act Fenix tx (Drive-Thru/MCA), Denver Harbor’s front line is...

  • Jacki-O To release Poe Little Rich Girl

    posted on August 26, 2004

    Amid the scores of albums by hip-hop starlets, TVT Records' Jacki-O is a bonafide standout, an emerging star who disarms her fans with lyrical dexterity, girl-power anthems and unapologetic sexuality.

  • Talib Kweli To release The Beautiful Struggle

    posted on August 25, 2004
    Talib Kweli

    An old saying is that the pen is mightier than the sword, and nowhere is this more apparent than on Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli's second solo offering, The Beautiful Struggle.

  • Joe Sample To release Soul Shadows

    posted on August 25, 2004
    Joe Sample

    On October 14, 2004 Verve/PRA will release the legendary Joe Sample's 1st ever solo piano recording titled Soul Shadows.

  • Tyler Hilton To release The Tracks Of

    posted on August 25, 2004
    Tyler Hilton

    With an appealing blend of luck, pluck and sheer musical talent, 20 year- old troubadour Tyler Hilton has launched a career that promises to take this gifted Palm Springs, California native all the way.

  • Orbital Orbital

    posted on August 23, 2004

    After 15 years working together as Orbital, Paul and Phil Hartnoll have announced that their forthcoming LP the Blue Album will be their last.

  • Outerspace Outerspace

    posted on August 23, 2004

    Jedi Mind Tricks proteges' first full length offering features guest appearances from Vinnie Paz, Sadat X, Esoteric, Immortal Technique, Celph Titled, King Syze and more.

  • Krumb Snatcha To release Let The Truth Be Told

    posted on August 22, 2004

    After being the first independent artist to receive The Source’s Hip-Hop Quotable of the Month for his verse...

  • Sum 41 To release Chuck

    posted on August 22, 2004
    Sum 41

    After nearly one year of hibernation in their icy homeland, "Canada" (phonetically: CA-NA-DA), everyone's guiltiest of guilty pleasures, SUM 41...

  • Jeru the Damaja Jeru the Damaja

    posted on August 22, 2004
    Jeru the Damaja

    Jeru the Damaja aka D. Original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel hails from Brooklyn, New York where he was born and raised.

  • Slug Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 21, 2004

    Lurking just below the “artistic” world of one beat party anthems that rule our radio world, down below the ceiling of popularity is Atmosphere .

  • Nikola Sarcevic Nikola Sarcevic

    posted on August 20, 2004
    Nikola Sarcevic

    As the frontman for Sweden’s beloved punks Millencolin, Nikola Sarcevic has guided that band through lauded discs like Pennybridge Pioneers and Battery Check...

  • Triple Seis Triple Seis

    posted on August 20, 2004
    Triple Seis

    Leaders are born to lead! And after earning his stripes as an integral member of Terror Squad;

  • Shawnna To release Worth tha Weight

    posted on August 18, 2004

    If you really think about it there aren’t that many significant female rappers out there.

  • Survivor Survivor

    posted on August 18, 2004

    In the mid-1980s, Survivor was among a vanguard of acts playing melodic, emotional, sincere, radio-ready rock that topped the charts and appealed to millions of men and women.

  • Skye Sweetnam To release Noise From the Basement

    posted on August 18, 2004
    Skye Sweetnam

    Girls just wanna have fun? Sure! But some girls also wanna rock.

  • Athens 2004 Olympics Athens 2004 Olympics

    posted on August 18, 2004
    Athens 2004 Olympics

    Capitol Records/EMI Music has announced a July 27, 2004 release date for ‘Unity’, an extra special album that is the only official ATHENS 2004 Olympics pop album.

  • Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux

    posted on August 18, 2004
    Carl Hancock Rux

    In contemporary hip-hop and R&B music, artists such as Cody Chestnut and The Roots have been dubbed as innovators who incorporate Black music styles into contemporary formats; artists who stand apart from the mainstream and deliver an original voice.

  • Dominique and DJ Wool Sound of Young New York II

    posted on August 18, 2004
    Sound of Young New York II

    ‘The Sound of Young New York’ (vol. I) surpassed our expectations with regard to how well received it was by press, consumers and even DJs and industry types.

  • Chronic Future Chronic Future

    posted on August 17, 2004
    Chronic Future

    There’s still hope for everyone unimpressed with the predictable, mainstream rock options; for everyone who feels no connection to rock’s buzzwords, fashionistas and micro-genres.

  • Jill Scott To release Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2

    posted on August 16, 2004
    Jill Scott

    Take a moment, be still… Imagine the beauty absorbed by merely adjusting the volume…

  • Badly Drawn Boy Badly Drawn Boy

    posted on August 16, 2004
    Badly Drawn Boy

    In a world where the prolific are seen as freaks and consistency is frowned upon (people like to think of musicians lost, scrabbling pitifully on the ground then rising again- it makes for good copy) Badly Drawn Boy (AKA Damon Gough) is mighty hard t...

  • Seether Seether

    posted on August 16, 2004

    No one wishes to die without making a statement and having an impact - especially if they are an artist.

  • AZ AZ

    posted on August 15, 2004

    KOCH Records announces the release of Final Call, the new full-length album by the critically-acclaimed former member of The Firm, AZ.

  • Finch Finch

    posted on August 15, 2004

    Driven by undeniable passion, Finch dive headlong into songs laden with raw intensity to create a perfect union of post-hardcore angst and melodic rock dynamics.

  • Phoenix Phoenix

    posted on August 14, 2004

    In 2000, Phoenix’s first album release, United, blazed across the musical skies like a newly discovered comet.

  • Infinite Livez Infinite Livez

    posted on August 14, 2004
    Infinite Livez

    Please welcome mild-mannered Vinnie Tiefilz, former art student, sometime comic book writer and video game designer, who was accidentally bathed in the milk of a glamour model and transformed into Infinite Livez, superhero!

  • Snow Patrol Snow Patrol

    posted on August 13, 2004
    Snow Patrol

    The same no frills sense of adventure informs Final Straw, Snow Patrol’s third album.

  • Shyne Shyne

    posted on August 13, 2004

    It wouldn’t matter if hip-hop was simply and sole a form of entertainment; a way to pass after-school hours and remove the tension of the workday.

  • 7L and Esoteric To release DC2: Bars of Death

    posted on August 13, 2004
    7L & Esoteric

    7L & Esoteric formed in 1992 when Esoteric, the emcee of the group, deejayed a Hip Hop show at a college radio station north of Boston.

  • Gretchen Wilson Gretchen Wilson

    posted on August 13, 2004
    Gretchen Wilson

    The moment Gretchen Wilson set foot on the stage she felt as though she was having an out-of-body experience, ...

  • St Juste To release 5 Dollars

    posted on August 13, 2004
    St. Juste

    There's a sound. The one you make when your spirit is open, your mind focused, your heart receptive and your body more than willing.

  • G Love To release The Hustle

    posted on August 12, 2004
    G. Love

    G. Love's upcoming release The Hustle is an invitation to spend long days lounging on the front porch listening to songs about love, life and lemonade.

  • Alice Coltrane To release Translinear Light

    posted on August 12, 2004
    Alice Coltrane

    It seems like a lifetime ago that we last heard something new from Alice Coltrane on record.

  • John Fogerty To release Deja Vu All Over Again

    posted on August 12, 2004
    John Fogerty

    John Fogerty is true Hall of Famer -- one of the greatest rock & rollers to ever play the game.

  • Swayzak Swayzak

    posted on August 11, 2004

    Finally! The story of musical independence and experimentalism has a new chapter.

  • David Piccioni Azuli

    posted on August 10, 2004

    With the slogan used by the writer Kenneth Anger to describe Hollywood, the place existing in our imagination, ahead of geographic space, the music of "Made in Italy" becomes the way to evoke worlds, to project us in a far away dimension in space and...

  • Guttermouth Guttermouth

    posted on August 10, 2004

    “I can’t even go to a show anymore. It’s like going to church group!” complains Guttermouth front man Mark Adkins.

  • Bowling For Soup To release A Hangover You Dont Deserve

    posted on August 10, 2004
    Bowling For Soup

    It’s the perfect title for the return of Texas' reigning punk cowboys, Bowling For Soup.

  • Tift Merritt To release Tambourine

    posted on August 9, 2004
    Tift Merritt

    After the stunning success of her assured debut Bramble Rose and the acclaimed tour that followed, Tift Merritt didn't give herself a chance to rest much.

  • The Finn Brothers To release Everyone Is Here

    posted on August 9, 2004
    The Finn Brothers

    There’s a double rainbow in the sky over Los Angeles. It’s a good omen. Tim and Neil Finn have flown in from New Zealand to record a new album, Everyone Is Here.

  • Beat Assailant To release Hard Twelve

    posted on August 9, 2004
    Beat Assailant

    The number twelve - whether its a money making lucky roll of the dice, the number of songs on his first album or simply the month he was born - is a number which has carried significance throughout the life path of Hip Hop artist BA "The Beat Assaila...

  • Evanescence Evanescence

    posted on August 9, 2004

    The massive success that Evanescence has enjoyed so far is, in the words of co-founder and lead singer Amy Lee, “really bizarre when you think about it.

  • Easy Star All-Stars Review: Dub Side of The Moon

    posted on August 7, 2004
    Easy Star All-Stars

    The echo of the beat that has affected at least three generations of music echoes once again.

  • KRS-One KRS-One

    posted on August 7, 2004

    Born Lawrence Krisna Parker, KRS-One (an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone) began his career in the mid-'80s with DJ Scott LaRock as the voice of the pioneering hip-hop outfit Boogie Down Productions.

  • LL Cool J To release DEFinition

    posted on August 6, 2004
    LL Cool J

    Rap music and hip-hop culture is known for many things. Longevity isn’t one of them.

  • 213 213

    posted on August 6, 2004

    The best things in life are indeed worth waiting for. More than a decade in the making, 213 (the super group of hip-hop icons Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G) is set to release its explosive, long-anticipated debut album, The Hard Way.

  • Avril Avril

    posted on August 6, 2004

    "I had a lucid dream in which I was cancelling all the planned gigs," says Fred Magnon, a Frenchman better known to the discerning music fan by his middle name, Avril (French for April).

  • Squad Five-0 Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 5, 2004
    Squad Five-0

    MR's Courtney Davis had the opportunity to talk with Squad Five-O. She had a great interview which you can read in the following interview.

  • Quincy Jones To release The New Mixes Vol 1

    posted on August 5, 2004
    Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby

    While Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby are today considered two of the most prominent and accomplished entertainers in America...

  • Freestylers Freestylers

    posted on August 5, 2004

    So, here's what you probably already know about The Freestylers. They've made over 45 records, sold 350,000 albums, scorched the charts with the hot-footer 'B-Boy Stance', appeared on Top of the Pops and opened for Lenny Kravitz.

  • Green Day To release American Idiot

    posted on August 4, 2004
    Green Day

    As I lay here dying in my hospital bed from terminal cancer, I am flooded by memories I had back in the year 2004.

  • Cherry Bombs Cherry Bombs

    posted on August 4, 2004
    Cherry Bombs

    Once upon a time, in a land far far from Music Row, Rodney Crowell put together a band to ignite the songs...

  • John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker

    posted on August 4, 2004
    John Lee Hooker

    The Best of Friends celebrates the collaborations and friendships between John Lee Hooker and the musicians he has worked with over the past decade.

  • ORyan O'Ryan

    posted on August 1, 2004

    Change is inevitable and with each new generation a teen star is born. Meet O'Ryan.