1. Bubbling Under: Kathy Griffin Sings It With 'I'll Say It' on Dance/Club Play Songs

    September 28, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Kathy Griffin, Benjamin Gibbard, Joanna Smith and the Gaslamp Killer. Kathy Griffin Two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian/actress…

  2. Fountains of Wayne's Schlesinger: 'There's Interest' in New Tinted Windows Music

    May 03, 2012 2:10 PM EDT With Fountains of Wayne 's track record of taking four years between albums, the group's Adam Schlesinger knows better than to predict a quick follow-up to last year's "Sky Full of Holes." But he won't rule it out, either. "We haven't really talked…

  3. Fountains of Wayne Move Past 'Stacy's Mom' With Fifth Album

    July 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The Fountains of Wayne camp has a term for casual fans most familiar with the group for its 2003 smash single "Stacy's Mom," which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Our manager calls them 'drive-bys,'" lead singer/co-songwriter Chris Collingwood…

  4. Stereo Skyline Builds Solid Foundation on 'Repeat'

    August 08, 2010 10:00 AM EDT On the road for the last two years, Stereo Skyline! is watching its hard work pay off. The Long Island, N.Y., pop-punk band's first album, "Stuck on Repeat" (Columbia/Sony), debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, selling 4,000 copies in its first week,…

  5. Hanson To Debut New Songs On Fall Tour

    August 21, 2009 1:14 PM EDT Hanson plans to play a bunch of new music for its fans this fall -- even though the sibling trio's new album won't come out until probably the spring of 2010. "We've tried since we started to not go more than a year without throwing something new to the fans," singer…

  6. Tinted Windows Ready To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2009 12:58 PM EDT After playing some showcase performances, including three at this year's South By Southwest Music & Media Conference, the all-star group Tinted Windows is facing the harsh reality of some "real" tour dates -- which is proving to be a challenge. "From the point of view…

  7. Power Pop Supergroup Tinted Windows Talks Debut Album

    February 24, 2009 2:26 PM EST Newly-formed power pop supergroup Tinted Windows have set an April 21 release date for their debut self-titled album, due via S-Curve. As previously reported , the band comprises singer Taylor Hanson of Hanson, guitarist James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins, bassist Adam Schlesinger of Ivy and…

  8. Iha, Carlos, Hanson, Schlesinger Form Band

    February 17, 2009 5:32 PM EST Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Hanson's Taylor Hanson and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger have formed a new band, Tinted Windows. The group has recorded its debut album at Stratosphere Sound Studios in New York, which…

  9. Colbert Snags Costello, Feist For Xmas Special

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will debut "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" Nov. 23 on the network, featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will debut "A Colbert Christmas: The…

  10. Dashboard Confessional Eyes Fall For New Album

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This Chris Carrabba-led band's latest album won't be out until fall via Vagrant, but the artist believes "it has a vibrance that is suited for summertime." Part of the reason? Sympathetic production b This Chris Carrabba-led band's latest album won't be out until…

  11. Should We Talk About The 'Weather?'

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the release this week of the Virgin project "Traffic and Weather." Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the release this week of the Virgin project "…

  12. Daughtry Edges Out 'Dreamgirls' To Claim No. 1

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry's debut RCA album, released under his last name, ascends to No. 1 in its ninth week on The Billboard 200 by selling 65,000 copies in the United States, accord "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry's debut RCA album,…

  13. Fountains Of Wayne Untangle 'Traffic' Jams

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the April 3 release of the Virgin album "Traffic and Weather." First single "Someone To Love" will arrive in late Febru Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio…

  14. ABC's Fry Is Hugh Grant's New Vocal Coach

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wearing gold lame and crooning suave, blue-eyed soul, Martin Fry has always seemed the quintessential frontman. Wearing gold lame and crooning suave, blue-eyed soul, Martin Fry has always seemed the quintessential frontman. But the lead singer of '80s hitmakers ABC stepped behind the…

  15. America Doubles Its Pleasure With New CD

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Enduring soft rock act America will release a new double-disc collection Sept. 26 via Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. Enduring soft rock act America will release a new double-disc collection Sept. 26 via Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. As previously reported , the as-yet-untitled set will…

  16. Stipe Covers Arthur Song For Katrina Relief

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" for a digital EP, proceeds from which will benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to rebuild New Orleans neighborhoods d R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph…

  17. Fountains Of Wayne Get Busy On New Album

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne have begun work on their first studio album since 2003. The group has already logged time at Bearsville Studios near Woodstock in upstate New York and plans to resume work this mont Fountains Of Wayne have begun work on their first studio album since 2003. The group has…

  18. Schlesinger, Iha Producing New America Disc

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed on to produce a new studio album from enduring soft rock act America. Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed…

  19. The Sounds Finishing Up Sophomore Album

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Sounds are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due early next year via New Line. The Swedish rock act spent about two months in Oakland, Calif., recording with The Sounds are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due…

  20. Fountains Of Wayne Rounds Up Rarities

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of rarities for the album "Out-of-State Plates," due June 28 via Virgin. The set also boasts two new songs: "The Girl I Can't Forget" and the single "M Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of…

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