1. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears unveils a new studio album in the midst of her embattled personal life, the Backstreet Boys return minus one of their founding members, the Eagles deliver their first new album in nearl The soundtrack to the Bob Dylan-focused film "I'm Not There" (Columbia),…

  2. Lloyd Exiting Television As New Album Looms

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Lloyd has a new album coming this fall. We even know the title ("Radiant Monkey"), but the Television guitarist tells Billboard.com -- quite adamantly -- that "you may not speak the term!" Richard Lloyd has a new album coming this fall. We even know the title (…

  3. Patti Smith Helps CBGB Say Goodbye

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The legendary stage of New York rock club CBGB got its final workout last night (Oct. 15), courtesy of another legend, Patti Smith. Smith -- who played her first show at CBGB in February 1975 and earl The legendary stage of New York rock club CBGB got its final workout last night (Oct. 15),…

  4. Dead Boys Come Alive For Shows, Recording

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although they weren't a true New York band, Ohio transplants the Dead Boys are considered one of the finest acts to emerge from the same first punk wave that unearthed the Ramones, Blondie and the Tal Although they weren't a true New York band, Ohio transplants the Dead Boys are…

  5. Sweet, Hoffs Team Up For '60s Covers Fest

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may not seem to the casual fan like the perfect pairing for a duets album. Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may not seem to the casual fan like the perfect…

  6. The Head Set

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Formed by Mike Blaugrund and his brother Jordan, the Head Set's members are five-year veterans of the New York music scene. Although the Strokes' guitar interplay have earned them regular comparisons to '70s forebears Television, it was fellow New York act Head Set that…

  7. Ono, MMW To Play Benefits For NYC Club

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yoko Ono, Medeski Martin & Wood and Jim O'Rourke are among the artists that will play benefit shows to help raise funds for New York club Tonic. Yoko Ono, Medeski Martin & Wood and Jim O'Rourke are among the artists that will play benefit shows to help raise funds for New…

  8. Sweet Celebrates Life With Two New CDs

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between solo releases with two new albums. Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between solo releases with two new albums. "Kimi…

  9. Television Pondering Studio Work

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seminal New York rock act Television is pondering a return to the recording studio, guitarist Richard Lloyd tells Billboard.com. Seminal New York rock act Television is pondering a return to the recording studio, guitarist Richard Lloyd tells Billboard.com. Although Television has not…

  10. Television Plugs Back In

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The catalog of seminal New York rock act Television will be upgraded this fall with new editions of the albums "Marquee Moon" and "Adventure," plus the first official release of the oft-bootlegged con The catalog of seminal New York rock act Television will be upgraded…