1. Leona Naess

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The eponymous title of Leona Naess' third album reinforces her stated sense of it being more like a first one. The eponymous title of Leona Naess' third album reinforces her stated sense of it being more like a first one. The sweetly melancholic set is surely more solid overall than…

  2. Coldplay Nabs Four Q Award Nominations

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four nods, including a mention in the best act in the world category, Coldplay heads the nominations for this year's Q Awards. With four nods, including a mention in the best act in the world category, Coldplay heads the nominations for this year's Q Awards. The British band is…

  3. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock titles Rock The House This week sees the release of new albums from a host of notable rock acts. Alien Ant Farm's "TruAnt" (DreamWorks) is the group's first album since it was involved in a serious car accident in May 2002. The set was produced by Stone Temple Pilots&…

  4. The Jayhawks Return To Their Roots

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like so many artists, Jayhawks frontman Gary Louris doesn't spend much time listening to his own albums after they're finished. Yet, as the father of a 3-and-a-half year-old boy -- who, as Louris laughingly puts it, is "totally…

  5. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lucinda Williams/Jayhawks A pair of roots rock veterans, Lucinda Williams and the Jayhawks, release new albums this week for Lost Highway. Williams' "World Without Tears" is the follow-up to 2001's "Essence," which debuted at No. 28 on The Billboard 200. The set…

  6. Jayhawks Cancel Winter Tour

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks have canceled a 13-date tour of the U.S. and a pair of shows in the U.K. due to the hospitalization of frontman Gary Louris. Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks have canceled a 13-date tour of the U.S. and a pair of shows in the U.K.…

  7. Jayhawks Wrap New Album, Set Tour Dates

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Americana purveyors the Jayhawks will release a new studio album, "Rainy Day Songs," in April, according to the band's new label, Lost Highway. Americana purveyors the Jayhawks will release a new studio album , "Rainy Day Songs," in April, according to the band's…

  8. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the…

  9. Counting Crows Content In 'Candy' Land

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here earlier this month, California-based modern rockers Counting Crows are slated to release their fourth studio album this summer via Geffen. Tentatively titled "Hard Candy," the set As first tipped here earlier this month, California-based modern rockers Counting…

  10. Counting Crows Sign On For Who Trek

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows have signed on to open at least two dates on the Who's summer U.S. tour, with a July 3 show outside San Francisco and a July 4 gig in Marysville, Calif., confirmed so far. Counting Crows have signed on to open at least two dates on the Who's summer U.S. tour, with a…

  11. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  12. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins…

  13. Whiskeytown On Lost Highway

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he begins to describe the two-year delay in the release of the alt-country band's third full-length album, "Pneumonia. "It was like waiting in a really long "Ugh," Whiskeytown's Mike Daly mutters, as he…

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