1. Alberta Cross

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last year, British roots-rock outfit Alberta Cross released a seven-song EP, "The Thief and the Heartbreaker," via Geffen in the United States and Fiction in the United Kingdom to much critical succes Last year, British roots-rock outfit Alberta Cross released a seven-song EP, "…

  2. Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you think you're out on "American Idol," they keep pulling you back in. Indeed, season-two winner Ruben Studdard will perform the "farewell song" used to pla To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you…

  3. Thrill Jockey Bands Cover Each Other On Boxed Set

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thrill Jockey bands old and new have recorded songs for a boxed set to celebrate the Chicago label's 15th birthday. Bands were asked to choose a song to cover by any other act on the roster; the resul Thrill Jockey bands old and new have recorded songs for a boxed set to celebrate the…

  4. LadybiRds Take Flight

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to imagine, but it's true: Members of rock bands Gym Class Heroes, Say Anything and the Get Up Kids have united to create an electro-pop album. Calling themselves <A HREF="http://www.myspace It's hard to imagine, but it's true: Members of rock bands Gym…

  5. Bo Diddley Stable After Heart Attack

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bo Diddley is in stable condition at a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The 78-year-old artist complained of dizziness and nausea during a routine medical checkup Friday, said publicis Bo Diddley is in stable condition at a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The…

  6. Oasis Tour Documentary Heading To DVD

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oasis' 2005 world tour is chronicled in the documentary "Lord Don't Slow Me Down," due on DVD Oct. 29 internationally. Oasis' 2005 world tour is chronicled in the documentary "Lord Don't Slow Me Down," due on DVD Oct. 29 internationally. Directed by…

  7. London Court Says Diddy Breached Name

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST A British court ruled on Wednesday that U.S. rap star Sean "Diddy" Combs had breached an agreement with a London-based record producer not to use the alias "Diddy" in Britain. However, the judgment st A British court ruled on Wednesday that U.S. rap star Sean "Diddy…

  8. Organist Suing For 'Whiter Shade' Copyright

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over authorship of one of the decade's most iconic songs. Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over…

  9. Brand New Balances 'Devil,' 'God' On New Album

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long Island quartet Brand New embraces polar opposites on its upcoming major label debut, "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me." The Interscope set hits stores Nov. 21 and was produced by the band Long Island quartet Brand New embraces polar opposites on its upcoming major label…

  10. Billboard Bits: Ray Davies, Kotche/Cline, Wax On Radio/The North Atlantic

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London awards, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel. Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award…

  11. Crooked Fingers' Bachmann Heads 'To The Races'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Crooked Fingers frontman Eric Bachmann will release his first solo album, "To the Races," Aug. 22 via Saddle Creek. Crooked Fingers frontman Eric Bachmann will release his first solo album, "To the Races," Aug. 22 via Saddle Creek. Bachmann wrote the material for the 10…

  12. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Eric Bachmann, Cursive

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form of “Life Wasted,” the first video directed by visual artist Fernando Apodaca. The clip is av Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form…

  13. 'Open' All Night

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "We've experimented a lot more with sounds and odd instruments we've never used and pushed ourselves as far as we can but the essence of what we are is still the same," frontman Gary Lightbody says. Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, "Eyes Open,"…

  14. Margot & The Nuclear So & So's Band Together

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT So what do you call an ensemble that plays singer/songwriter tunes with an indie bent that are too smart for top 40? The Bowery Ballroom in New York has a large stage for a 600-capacity venue, giving bands ample room to move during a show. But the space was still a squeeze for the eight-piece…

  15. 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…

  16. Snow Patrol Makes New Album Date

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 11-track set features a duet between frontman Gary Lightbody and singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright on "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" as well as guest appearances from Posies/Big Star principal Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, " Eyes Open ," May 1…

  17. Billboard Bits: Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt Kanye West has been chosen to reinterpret the classic "Mission: Impossible" theme song for the third installment in the Tom Cruise-starring film franchise, which opens May 5 in U.S. theaters. The theme was previously performed by the U2…

  18. Ashanti Files Lawsuit Over Early Demos

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. The complaint,…

  19. Chef Shouts For Scientology

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Isaac Hayes performs at the International Association of Scientologists charity ball. Isaac Hayes performs Oct. 30 at the International Association of Scientologists charity ball concert at Saint Hill Manor in England. The event also included appearances by actors John Travolta and Anne…

  20. Update: D'Angelo Okay After Virginia Car Crash

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond, Va., hospital after being injured during a Sept. 19 car accident. According to a statement from the Virginia State Poli Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond,…

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