1. Conversations With Tom Petty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The conversations are reprinted in this book -- the first authorized book CALIFORNIA So you went to California with the intention of getting a deal? tp: Yeah. We sent…

  2. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello / Stereolab Elvis And The Stereo "King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the Attractions and turn introspective and even rootsy, is the latest of the artist's catalog titles lined up for reissue via Rhino this week. The set is expanded to…

  3. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Pianist Jim Brickman's "Grace" (RCA Victor), featuring a guest appearance by vocalist Michael Bolton. Experimental electronic music duo Autechre's "Untilted" (Warp). Rapper Matisyahu's …

  4. Billboard Bits: Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Cassandra Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse Cassandra Wilson, the singer largely responsible for leading vocal jazz into the future, is in Los Angeles recording her sixth album for Blue Note with T-Bone Burnett producing. Wilson is writing new material and covering such tunes as "Easy…

  5. Costello's 'King' Receives Rhino Revamp

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST "King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the Attractions and turn introspective and even rootsy, is the latest of the artist's catalog titles lined up for reissue via Rhino. "King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the…

  6. Beat Cafe

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow") are lasting snapshots of the '60s backtracks to an earlier decade. In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("…

  7. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  8. Simon And Garfunkel Unveil Reunion Plans

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first major concert tour since 1983, due to kick off Oct. 18 at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit. The trek, As expected , Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first…

  9. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  10. Buenos Hermanos

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All-Stars projects. The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena…

  11. Zevon Reissues Tout Bonus Material

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25 when EMI/Capitol reissues the singer/songwriter's 1969 debut "Wanted Dead or Alive," as well as his two Virgin Records efforts, 1987's "Sentimenta Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25…

  12. Mambo Sinuendo

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Buena Vista Social Club production overseer Ry Cooder lends his clout to another relatively unsung Cuban master: guitarist Maneul Galbán, the formidable string-bender for the '60s doo-wop group Buena Vista Social Club production overseer Ry Cooder lends his clout to another relatively…

  13. Ry Cooder's Cuban Era May Be Capped With New Sets

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'd hate to say this whole Cuban experience is at an end for me," Ry Cooder says. "But I can't see any way they're going to allow us to do it again. We just got in under the wire. It was a miraculous adventure, but…

  14. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's…

  15. McCartney, Starr Lead Harrison Tribute Concert

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London concert commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The event, set Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London…

  16. Full George Harrison Album Tracklist Revealed

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The full tracklist has been unveiled for former Beatle George Harrison's forthcoming studio album "Brainwashed" (Dark Horse/EMI Recorded Music), which he was working on prior to his death last Novembe The full tracklist has been unveiled for former Beatle George Harrison's…

  17. Final George Harrison Album Due In November

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The studio album former Beatles guitarist George Harrison was working on prior to his death last November will be released this fall. "Brainwashed," produced by Harrison and his son Dhani in tandem wi The studio album former Beatles guitarist George Harrison was working on prior to…

  18. Another Sweet Mess

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major distribution (following a pair of self-releases) shows an uncommon command of self-penned pop-rock, expertly produced Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major…

  19. Largo

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In jazz, the term "cutting edge" conjures expectations of something so "out there" that it is not ready for mass acceptance. In jazz, the term "cutting edge" conjures expectations of something so "out there" that it is not ready for mass acceptance.…

  20. Kirstin Candy Makes A 'Sweet Mess'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "A lot of people are emulating someone else, but she does her own thing," Liquid 8 president Mason Munoz says of his label's rising Santa Barbara, Calif.-based artist, Kirstin Candy. "She has her own sense of style and great…

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