1. Scott Walker the Musician vs. Scott Walker the Politician: A Comparison

    July 07, 2015 5:05 PM EDT Within the last few years, fans of avant-indie music have come to terms with the fact that the name Scott Walker is no longer most closely associated with the American-born British singer-songwriter behind some of the more challenging, celebrated albums of the last 20 years. Instead, the…

  2. New Noise: U.S. Girls Gives a Voice to America's 'Everywoman'

    May 06, 2015 6:26 PM EDT Welcome to New Noise, a shout-out to Refused and a new weekly Billboard.com column highlighting up-and-coming alternative and rock artists. When we say "up-and-coming," we don't necessarily mean "brand-new," as both of our past subjects -- Mitski and Turnover -- both…

  3. John Mellencamp Unhappy With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Over Song Use

    April 16, 2014 11:44 PM EDT Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail. Politicians for years have been using rock songs at campaign events, and Mellencamp has found…

  4. Drake Rarities Blossom On 'Family Tree'

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For decades, fans have made a pilgrimage to Nick Drake's hometown in tiny Tanworth-In-Arden, England. For decades, fans have made a pilgrimage to Nick Drake's hometown in tiny Tanworth-In-Arden, England. His parents would invite these visitors into their house, playing early reel-to…

  5. SCOTT WALKER, "The Drift"

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's a point in the waning moments of "The Escape," the penultimate track on Scott Walker's uneasy listening masterwork "The Drift" -- only the oddball singer's third album in 30 years -- where Wal There's a point in the waning moments of "The…

  6. Billboard Bits: Scott Walker, Willy Mason, Jerome Dillon

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Scott Walker, Willy Mason, Jerome Dillon Cult rock hero Scott Walker will release his first studio album in more than a decade via a new deal with 4AD Records. Titled "The Drift," the set is due in May and is the follow-up to 1995's Drag City effort "Tilt,"…

  7. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Morrison A New Plan Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison unveils his solo debut, "Travistan," this week via Barsuk Records. The set was co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and veteran Washington, D.C., engineer Don Zientara. Guests include…

  8. Dismemberment Plan Singer Goes Solo

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. The set was co…

  9. Radiohead Wins, Scorns Top Q Award

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead (Oct. 2) won the "best act in the world today" award for the third-year running at the Q Awards in London. However, the band sent a silent video message to accept the accolade, pouring scorn Radiohead made it a hat-trick of wins yesterday (Oct. 2) when it won the "…

  10. but one day. . .

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, and Scott Walker—was a brave, artful attempt to break out of her avant-cab Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis…

  11. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…