1. New Pornographers / July 4 / New York (Hudson River Park)

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with some of indie rock's most beloved free-health-care-toting neighbors from up North. Yes, this year's River to River July 4 performance at Ne Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with…

  2. Wilco, Widespread Panic, White Stripes Close Bonnaroo

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Stripes helped close Bonnaroo in grand fashion on Sunday (June 17) in Manchester, Tenn., a day which was marred by jazz legend Ornette Coleman's on-stage collapse Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Stripes helped close Bonnaroo in grand fashion on…

  3. R.E.M. Hitting The Studio With Jacknife Lee

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. will record its 14th studio album this spring with Irish producer Jacknife Lee, best known for his work on U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" and Snow Patrol's "Final Straw." The project is R.E.M. will record its 14th studio album this spring with…

  4. Calexico

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Left when it was dark. Arrived when it was dark. left when it was dark. arrived when it was dark. waking when it's dark. funny. well, we were sure happy to see Hiroshi Asadah pick us up at the airport. we had been told to wait outside as the airport was CLOSING. huh? what the? so i…

  5. Calexico

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just outside of Benson, Ariz., on I-10 we see a similar van and trailer pass us on the left. It's gotta be a band van, there's even a fake tennis ball stuck into a cracked windshield. Sh*t, it's Annua Tucson, Ariz., December 2, 2006 Rialto Theatre Benefit Concert for KXCI…

  6. TORI AMOS, "A Piano: The Collection"

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhino's top-quality compilations and Tori Amos' unique artistic vision combine to make "A Piano: The Collection" a delight for Tori-philes. Rhino's top-quality compilations and Tori Amos' unique artistic vision combine to make "A Piano: The Collection"…

  7. TLC's Chilli Inks With Akon's Konvict Muzik

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST TLC founding member Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas has inked with Akron's Konvict Muzik label, which is aiming to release her as-yet-untitled solo debut in mid-2007. The album will be distributed by Intersco TLC founding member Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas has inked with Akron&…

  8. Ask Billboard

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Pet Shop Boys, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa and a pop-leaning LeAnn Rimes. PET SHOP SHOPPING Hey Keith, Thanks for bringing enjoyment every week with your column and awesome statistics. Now, speaking of which, I'm a big Pet Shop Boys fan and I'm really…

  9. Pumpkins Reunion Is On, New Album In Works

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billy Corgan-led group said it will begin recording this summer but has no release date in mind for the project. Confirming news first reported here in February, veteran modern rock act Smashing Pumpkins is writing material for its first new studio album since 2000. In a message on its…

  10. Suwannee Springfest / March 23-26, 2006 / Live Oak, Fla. (Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park)

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told a crowd of folk and acoustic music enthusiasts wrapped up in heavy coats and blankets and seated under moss-draped ancient Oaks for the "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told…

  11. Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt / March 19, 2006 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Southpaw)

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Man, are we the driest act in rock?," Sam Prekop asked his Sea and Cake colleague Archer Prewitt during a tuning break last night (March 19) in Brooklyn, N.Y. The crowd cracked up, but only because P "Man, are we the driest act in rock?," Sam Prekop asked his Sea and Cake…

  12. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal…

  13. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  14. TunesOnTV

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 15-21, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brad Paisley. "TRL," MTV Featured artist: Mario, Backstreet Boys. "Access Granted: Scream Tour IV," BET…

  15. Tunes on TV

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 1-7, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 1 "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV Featured artist: Bobby Valentino. "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artists: Switchfoot, Teairra Mari. "Tavis Smiley," PBS…

  16. TunesOnTV

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 25-31, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Babyface (also scheduled: Jessica Biel). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Natalie, Baby Bash …

  17. A New Reality For INXS

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The greatest question facing INXS since lead singer Michael Hutchence died of an apparent suicide in 1997 was how to replace him. Now, the question many have for the band is, Why do it with a reality show? INXS guitarist and co-founder Tim…

  18. Tunes On TV

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 18 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Frankie J (also scheduled: Suzanne Somers). "Fabulous Life of Snoop Dogg," VH1 Featured artist: Snoop Dogg. "Rock Star: INXS,…

  19. Hot Product

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sleater-Kinney Out Of The 'Woods' "I definitely think we wanted to do something that was challenging and creative and kind of took our musicianship up a notch, where we were doing things that weren't straightforward and weren't really easy for us," says Sleater…

  20. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

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