”I’m resilient. I have rhinoceros skin. Nothing can hurt me. Nothing.” – Michael Jackson doing little to quell plastic-surgery rumors, in ”Interview” magazine
”You know in ”The Terminator” when Schwarzenegger lands back in time with no clothes?…Then he goes into a bar, beats people, and goes, ‘I need your clothes’? Well, that’s what it was: We just needed some clothes.” – Lead singer Chris Martin on Coldplay’s higher calling, on Launch.com
FAST FORWARD UPCOMING ALBUMS
ANDREW W.K. The Wolf If his bark is still worse than his bite, Wolf may leave less of a mark than ‘01’s ignored I Get Wet.
FRANK BLACK AND THE CATHOLICS Show Me Your Tears With no reunion in sight, the indie icon teases Pixies fans.
BJORK Gling-Glo If you find Bjork’s English-language CDs baffling, wait until you hear this early set of Icelandic jazz.
PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES The New Romance Forget the name: There’s no Britpop on these punks’ second album.
SPIRITUALIZED Amazing Grace Kneel at the altar of these shoegazing survivors’ follow-up to ‘01’s Let It Come Down.
SOME GIRLS Feel It Ex-Blake Babies Juliana Hatfield and Freda Love join the Pieces’ Heidi Gluck for grrrl-powered alt-rock.
LEONA NAESS Leona Naess Freckled folkie enlists producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams) for her third album.
DMX Grand Champ 50 Cent, Cam’ron, and Syleena Johnson aid the mad rapper on his fifth and supposedly last album.
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