1. Lemonheads Inks With Vagrant, New Album In Works

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Evan Dando and his band the Lemonheads have signed with Vagrant Records. The act's first new album in a decade is nearly complete and is being penciled in for a late September release. Evan Dando and his band the Lemonheads have signed with Vagrant Records. The act's first new album…

  2. Billboard Bits: Godsmack/Criss Angel, Tritt, World Party

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Godsmack/Criss Angel, Tritt, World Party Godsmack's Sully Erna and illusionist Criss Angel are working on a new trick. The two have taken the theme song from Angel's popular A&E series, "Mindfreak," and are reworking it for Angel's forthcoming Koch Records…

  3. Soul Asylum Readies First Album In Eight Years

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul Asylum will release its long-awaited new studio album this summer, the band's first in nearly eight years. Soul Asylum will release its long-awaited new studio album this summer, the band's first in nearly eight years. "The Silver Lining" will arrive July 11 via…

  4. Replacements Reunite For New Songs

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST As tipped yesterday (March 28) on Billboard's Jaded Insider blog, Replacements members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars have reunited to record two new songs for an upcoming retrospective As tipped yesterday (March 28) on Billboard's Jaded Insider blog, Replacements…

  5. Billboard Bits: Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival R&B veteran Irma Thomas will release her first effort in six years this spring. "After the Rain" will be available April 25 via Rounder. Produced by Scott Billington, it is the New Orleans vocalist's first studio album since…

  6. An Irishman In Germany

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono receives the German Media Prize. Irish-born U2 lead singer Bono shows his trophy after being awarded the German Media Prize Jan. 24 in Baden-Baden, southern Germany. At left is Media Control founder Karl-Heinz Koegel, at right applauding is Joschka Fischer, the former German Foreign…

  7. Kix Brooks Takes To The Airwaves

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Half of the superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn wade into unfamiliar waters with his new job as host of 'American Country Countdown.' While he acknowledges that his first and foremost job is that of "hillbilly singer," Kix Brooks of superstar country duo Brooks &…

  8. Underworld Cooking Up Downloads, Eno Collaboration

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Underworld is prepping the third installment in its recently launched Riverrun Project of downloads, which group member Karl Hyde tells Billboard.com "is probably a bit more chilled than the other two Veteran U.K. electronica act Underworld is prepping the third installment in its…

  9. Underworld Unleashing New Material Online

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The idea is to give us the chance to stretch out into areas we have only been able to touch on with traditional album releases," the group said. Pioneering electronica/dance act Underworld has begun selling new music via its official online store . Dubbed the Riverrun Project, the…

  10. Mike Peters

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men Walking tour continues, a new Alarm album is mastered and future plans are made. Thursday 13th October-Colchester Long drive down to Colchester today so I whiled away the hours watching 'No Direction Home', the Bob Dylan film put together by Martin Scorsese. What an…

  11. Soul Asylum Plans New Album, Shows

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Soul Asylum is nearing the release of its first new studio album in seven years, Billboard.com has learned. Soul Asylum is nearing the release of its first new studio album in seven years, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled set is due in March via Columbia/Legacy and is the…

  12. Young Debuts 'Prairie Wind' In Nashville

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young debuted material from his panoramic "Prairie Wind" album to an appreciative audience last night (Aug. 18) at the first of two shows at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The set is due Neil Young debuted material from his panoramic "Prairie Wind" album…

  13. Emmylou To Join Neil In Nashville

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by Emmylou Harris, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and Carl Gorodetsky and the N Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by…

  14. Immigration Drama Scotches Howe-Squire-White Tour

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The More Drama Tour, a North American outing combining the side projects of three longtime Yes principals, has been canceled due to immigration problems. The More Drama Tour, a North American outing combining the side projects of three longtime Yes principals, has been canceled due to…

  15. 27TunesOnTV

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 27-July 3, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 27 "Eminem's Making the Ass," |MTV2 Featured artist: Eminem ("Ass Like That"). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Billy Corgan. "VH1 All…

  16. Soul Asylum Co-Founder Mueller Dies

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. He was 41. Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home,…

  17. Mould: Don't Hold Breath For Huskers Reunion

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With such iconic alternative rock acts as Gang Of Four, the Pixies and Slint having re-formed over the past year, speculation has run rampant about which old favorite could be next. With such iconic alternative rock acts as Gang Of Four, the Pixies and Slint having re-formed over the past…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix…

  19. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Underworld, Dears

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Underworld, Dears The White Stripes have extended their spring South American tour, which will begin with a previously announced three-show run in Mexico. The group will also play shows in Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Chile and Argentina before wrapping the run with a…

  20. For The Love Of Garbage

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call it the eight-year itch. After recording and touring together since 1995, the four members of Garbage nearly called it quits two years ago. "We were on the verge of collapse," Garbage drummer and noted producer Butch Vig says. He…

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