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Someone's listening after all
Chart-busters for the week
Chart-busters for the week
Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots
Getting the cream for free
Smooth-rhyming rapper Ol' Green Eyes rides his ticket to overnight stardom
Jett and Kreme hit O'Mallys for the dope flows and tight rhymes of "Roc the Mic Tuesdays."
With "Beers For My Horses," Willie Nelson proves attempts to mummify him are premature
TV pilot spotlights Valley variety
Or: How Mark Cuban would have and could have saved the music biz
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
After whacking Napster, the labels needed their own digital download alternatives, and fast. It shows.
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
Can one man persuade millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?
With his solo debut, the Negro Problem's singer-songwriter Stew takes pop in profound directions
This latest Latin sensation is nothing new
What happens when you cram too much music into one city and two pairs of eardrums? Nothing, if you move too fast to hear it all.
More than 30 years later, Smile remains the subject of so much mystery
Video may have killed the radio star, but it pumped plenty of life into last week's Jesus Chrysler gig
MC5 founder Wayne Kramer constantly competes with his revolutionary past and can still kick out the jams
Celebrated busker Mary Lou Lord reluctantly steps into the spotlight with major-label debut
Arizona native Betsy Pecanins dents the Mexican pop charts with American blues steeped in tequila
Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels
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