New Releases: Bad Boy's Da Band, Dido, Sting, Kelly Osbourne, Paul Oakenfold, Alice Cooper, Chemical Brothers & More
September 29, 2003 / 7:18 PM
If you thought all Bad Boy's Da Band did was choke each other on national television, think again. The kids from "Making the Band 2" got an album out of their time together as well. Too Hot for TV features the six scrappers from the series as well as guest star Wyclef Jean and da man behind Da Band, P. Diddy.
We've all heard about Sting's Sacred Love, but this time we're talking about his new album. Mary J. Blige joins him on the ballad "Whenever I Say Your Name," and Sting addresses the war in Iraq on "This War." Also out this week is airy Brit-pop singer Dido's Life for Rent, featuring the first single "White Flag" and "The Eyes of Alice Cooper," on which the rocker finally gives his famous eyeliner-smeared peepers their due.
Paul Oakenfold releases a mix CD -- a two-disc set that remixes Madonna and Björk, among others. And Kelly Osbourne gets a bit of a remix herself as her debut album, Shut Up, is rechristened Changes. The disc features five new tracks, including a cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes" co-sung by her famous dad, Ozzy.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale features music by Michelle Branch, Blur and Joey Ramone, plus the Dandy Warhols on the show's theme song. Elsewhere in soundtrack land, the Jack Black movie "School of Rock" is set to classic rock tunes by the Who, the Doors, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks, the Ramones and, of course, the School of Rock itself.
Finally, "Beef": it's what's on shelves this week. The DVD features 50 Cent, DMX, Ja Rule and other feuding rappers doing what they do best.
Out Tuesday, September 30:
22-20s - 0503 (EP, Astralwerks)
Gary Allan - See If I Care (MCA Nashville)
Bad Boy's Da Band - Too Hot for TV (Bad Boy)
Richard Bona - Munia (The Tale) (Verve)
Chris Botti - A Thousand Kisses Deep (Columbia)
The Chemical Brothers - Singles 93-03 (Astralwerks)