1. Paul Weller Plots Boxed Set, New York Run

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock mainstay Paul Weller will celebrate the late January release of a career-spanning boxed set with a three-night stand at New York's Irving Plaza. U.K. rock mainstay Paul Weller will celebrate the late January release of a career-spanning boxed set with a three-night stand at New…

  2. Bon Savants

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bon Savants leader Thomas Moran left his post as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to prep for the release of his band's debut, "Post Rock Defends the Nation." Bon Savants leader Thomas Moran left his post as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute…

  3. Hynde Hoping To Hit The Studio Next Year

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Pretenders have been relatively active in the past year as a touring act. But beyond a slew of dates opening for the Who in North America this fall, there's no concrete plan for the future of the The Pretenders have been relatively active in the past year as a touring act. But beyond…

  4. Johann Johannsson

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST As he crafted the "IBM 1401, A User's Manuel" over the last six years, Johann Johannson learned that creativity can be bred from the most unexpected places. At the core of the album are the primitive As he crafted the "IBM 1401, A User's Manuel" over the last six…

  5. Re-Awakening

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST For his third project, "Awake," Josh Groban at first wasn't sure what he wanted to accomplish. But he knew exactly what he did not want to do. For his third project, "Awake," Josh Groban at first wasn't sure what he wanted to accomplish. But he knew exactly what…

  6. Chart Beat

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! THE STATE OF 'MONTANA': "Hannah Montana" isn't the first fictional character to appear on a Billboard chart, but the teenage singer portrayed by Miley Cyrus in the…

  7. Campbell Goes Folk For Second Album Of 2006

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST On the heels of her Mercury Prize-nominated "Ballad of the Broken Seas," a collaboration with former Screaming Trees principle Mark Lanegan, Scottish singer/songwriter Isobel Campbell will on Nov. 7 r On the heels of her Mercury Prize-nominated "Ballad of the Broken Seas,"…

  8. 'Saturday Night' Special

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been three years since the Deftones released their last album of all-new material. But guitarist Stephen Carpenter says the group wasn't sweating the long wait for the new "Saturday Night Wrist," It's been three years since the Deftones released their last album…

  9. Andy Taylor Splits With Duran Duran

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. The band's founding guitarist has split with the band again, this time ahead of a string of U.S. dates, beginning tonight (Oct. 26…

  10. Cobain Bests Elvis As Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley has ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead celebrity. Elvis Presley has ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead celebrity. The list, published yesterday …

  11. Heartbeat Keeping Studio One Rarities Alive

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heartbeat Records continues its refurbishing of the fabled Studio One reggae catalog with today's release of the compilation "Six the Hard Way," which is both a pet project and the fulfillment of a se Heartbeat Records continues its refurbishing of the fabled Studio One reggae…

  12. 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…

  13. COBRA STARSHIP, "While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets"

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although it gets off to a rocky start with Gabe Saporta's awkward warbling on the acoustic "Being From Jersey Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry," Cobra Starship overall conjures up a fun and char Although it gets off to a rocky start with Gabe Saporta's awkward…

  14. Universal Sues Video Sites, IFPI Sues 8,000 File Sharers

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has launched a fresh wave of 8,000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers around the world, escalating its drive to stamp out online piracy and encourage the use of legal download se Universal Music Group has filed lawsuits against online video sharing sites Grouper and Bolt…

  15. Shins Settle On Third Album Track List

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Shins have revealed the track list for their third Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away," due Jan. 23. The Shins have revealed the track list for their third Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away," due Jan. 23. The 11-track set will be preceded by the single "…

  16. Lady Sov, Pinback Go Covers Crazy On 'OC Mix 6'

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists contributing exclusive covers to "OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks," due Dec. 5 via Warner Bros. Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists…

  17. 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),…

  18. Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / New York (CBGB)

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Washington, D.C. transplants the Bad Brains led the pack in hardcore's earliest days. The group's original lineup has only performed together sporadically since the '90s, but to mark the closing of th One of the most renowned rock clubs of the last 30 years has gone the way of…

  19. Final Crowded House Show Heading To CD/DVD

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Crowded House's last performance may have been a decade ago, but the "Farewell to the World" concert will stay alive via Capitol/EMI's 10th anniversary CD and DVD collections. Crowded House's last performance may have been a decade ago, but the "Farewell to the…

  20. 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…

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