1. There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom "Ys" that make it so undeniably highbrow. Anybody in or out of the rock world wielding a harp, whether virtuosic or not, is certainly a challenge to unacc There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom "Ys" that make it so…

  2. Bloc Party Unveils March North American Tour Plans

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bloc Party is hitting the road in support of its forthcoming Vice/Atlantic effort, "A Weekend in the City." Bloc Party is hitting the road in support of its forthcoming Vice/Atlantic effort, "A Weekend in the City." The British rock troupe will kick off the tour on March…

  3. Billboard Bits: M. Ward/Fader, Jonny Greenwood, Valentin Elizalde

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST M. Ward and Ladyhawk are the first artists to be featured on the Fader magazine's 7-inch vinyl series. Ward's "Magic Trick (Kansas City Remix)" featuring My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Ladyhawk's " M. Ward and Ladyhawk are the first artists to be featured…

  4. McGraw Teams With Hill Again On New Album

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw will release "Let It Go," his first studio album in three years, on March 27 via Curb. The set, the follow-up to 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," will feature a pair of duets with wife Fa Tim McGraw will release "Let It Go," his first studio…

  5. Billboard Bits: Allman Brothers Band, Maria Taylor, Pelican

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band will stage their annual run at New York's Beacon Theatre beginning March 22. Tickets for the 13-show extravaganza go on sale Saturday (Jan. 6); plans are in the works to cyber The Allman Brothers Band will stage their annual run at New York's Beacon Theatre…

  6. Switchfoot Plots North American Tour

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Switchfoot's new Columbia album "Oh! Gravity" is pulling the band onto the road for an extensive North American tour in February and March. Labelmate Copeland will open. Switchfoot's new Columbia album "Oh! Gravity" is pulling the band onto the road for an…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  8. Billboard Bits: Chayanne, Jeff Tweedy, Scissor Sisters

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne will kick off a 21-stop U.S. tour April 20 at Miami's American Airlines Arena. The stateside shows, which are also coming to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, El Paso, Hid Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne will kick off a 21-stop U.S. tour April 20 at Miami'…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie…

  10. Take That Dominates U.K. Singles, Album Charts

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Take That's triumphant reunion was made complete yesterday as the erstwhile boy band topped the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously for the first time in its career. As "Patience" started a s Take That's triumphant reunion was made complete yesterday as the…

  11. Billboard Bits: UGK, 'Arthur And The Invisibles' & More

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27. Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Chamillionaire, Jennifer Hudson, Aerogramme

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Houston rapper Chamillionaire will return March 27 with his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Specific details have yet to be announced for the follow-up to 2005's "The Sound of Revenge," which has Houston rapper Chamillionaire will return March 27 with his…

  13. Billboard Bits: Cold War Kids, Antibalas, Mana

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buzz band Cold War Kids will spend almost every Wednesday and Friday in January performing in either New York or Los Angeles. Buzz band Cold War Kids will spend almost every Wednesday and Friday in January performing in either New York or Los Angeles. The Orange County quartet will first play…

  14. Billboard Bits: Willy Mason, Crime Mob, Art Garfunkel

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Willy Mason will unveil his second album, "If the Ocean Gets Rough," March 20 via Astralwerks. The project was recorded at an obscure studio on a farm in North Brookfield, Mass., nea Singer/songwriter Willy Mason will unveil his second album, "If the Ocean…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ron Sexsmith, Cash/Case, Apple

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith has signed a U.S. deal with Ironworks Music, owned by Keifer Sutherland and Jude Cole, for his latest album, "Time Being." Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith has signed a U.S. deal with Ironworks Music, owned by Keifer Sutherland and Jude…

  16. Billboard Bits: Trans Am, Bloc Party, Decemberists

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran indie rock trio Trans Am will release its eighth studio album, "Sex Change," Feb. 20 via longtime label Thrill Jockey. The 11-track set was primarily recorded in Auckland and Brooklyn, N.Y., a Veteran indie rock trio Trans Am will release its eighth studio album, "Sex…

  17. Billboard Bits: Christmas Jam, Lee Hazlewood

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In addition to his own band, Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes has drafted Dave Matthews, the John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic, the Taj Mahal Trio and Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives for the In addition to his own band, Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes has drafted Dave Matthews,…

  18. Kozelek Preps Live Album, 'Ghosts' Reissue

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Kozelek will release his first full-length concert album, "Little Drummer Boy Live," Nov. 28 via his own Caldo Verde imprint. Mark Kozelek will release his first full-length concert album, "Little Drummer Boy Live," Nov. 28 via his own Caldo Verde imprint. The two…

  19. Jackson Dusting Off 'Thriller' For Awards Appearance

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson will perform "Thriller" from his famed 1982 album of the same name during a rare public appearance at the World Music Awards next week. Michael Jackson will perform "Thriller" from his famed 1982 album of the same name during a rare public appearance at the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Sandy West, Mario, Thomas Dolby

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sandy West, drummer for the influential '70s band the Runaways, died Oct. 21 after a long battle with lung cancer. Sandy West, drummer for the influential '70s band the Runaways, died Oct. 21 after a long battle with lung cancer. West was a founding member of the Runaways, which…

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