GRANDADDY Sumday (V2) The follow-up to 2000’s The Sophtware Slump is an exercise in pith by Grandaddy standards: Only two songs are longer than four and a half minutes.
STEELY DAN Everything Must Go (Reprise) One of the tunes here features Walter Becker singing solo — marking a first in the Grammy-winning duo’s studio history.
JUSTIN GUARINI Justin Guarini (RCA) Idol’s onetime No. 2 gets a chance to best chart-conquering fellow American Kelly Clarkson.
LUTHER VANDROSS Dance With My Father (J) The ailing singer’s latest boasts guest spots by Beyonce Knowles, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, and Foxy Brown.
Socially conscious rappers the BLACK EYED PEAS join image-conscious pop stars JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and CHRISTINA AGUILERA for a set of summertime shows in, among other U.S. cities, San Francisco (June 15), Las Vegas (June 21), and Houston (June 29 and 30).
If he isn’t already, SNOOP DOGG will surely be Paid in full after this season’s tour sees him breezing through Cincinnati (July 9), Chicago (July 16), and Denver (July 22), with a final stop in Atlanta (Aug. 5).
HEART are hitting the road in support of their new album, Alive in Seattle — a two-CD hits package that also boasts covers and a few new tunes — with gigs in Orlando (June 26), Boston (July 10), San Diego (July 29), and L.A. (Aug. 3).