1. Shwayze Brings Bigger Sound On 'Let It Beat'

    October 05, 2009 11:32 AM EDT With no TV reality show to flog them this time, the duo of Shwayze and Cisco Adler are hoping the new Shwayze album, "Let It Beat," will bring them a greater kind of musical credibility. "We want people to know this is a career band," Adler tells Billboard.com. "We…

  2. Brain Salad Surgery

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were partly responsible for helping the Beastie Boys first get into the recording studio. As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were partly responsible for helping…

  3. Exclusive: Bad Brains Back To Rock The 'Nation' With Beastie

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were partly responsible for helping the Beastie Boys first get into the recording studio. Now, one of the Boys is re As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were…

  4. Bad Brains Back In Business With Album, Shows

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST On-again/off-again rock act Bad Brains appears to be on once more. After being asked to kick off the final week of shows at CBGB with a trio of sold-out performances, the original Bad Brains line-up o On-again/off-again rock act Bad Brains appears to be on once more. After being asked to kick…

  5. Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / New York (CBGB)

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Washington, D.C. transplants the Bad Brains led the pack in hardcore's earliest days. The group's original lineup has only performed together sporadically since the '90s, but to mark the closing of th One of the most renowned rock clubs of the last 30 years has gone the way of…

  6. Ocasek Looks To 'Nexterday,' Cars Documentary

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Not much has been heard musically from Ric Ocasek since the release of his 1997 solo album, "Troublizing," as his main focus has been on producing such bands as Guided By Voices and Weezer. But with t Not much has been heard musically from Ric Ocasek since the release of his 1997…

  7. Soul Brains Unite With A Beastie Boy

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Soul Brains (formerly the Bad Brains) have completed basic tracks for their first all-new studio album since 1995's "God of Love." The Soul Brains (formerly the Bad Brains) have completed basic tracks for their first all-new studio album since 1995's "God of Love.…