1. Review of Morrissey Book Wins Hatchet Job Prize

    February 11, 2014 8:18 PM EST A.A. Gill called the book "utterly devoid of insight, warmth, wisdom or likability" It was Morrissey who once sang: "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now." The former Smiths frontman may wish to replay the song. A savage review of his best-selling memoir won Britain's…

  2. Ex-Von Bondies Frontman Starts Over With Hounds Below

    March 07, 2012 5:45 PM EST First Listen: Hear "For You And I," from Jason Stollsteimer's new band. With the Von Bondies comfortably put to bed after 14 years and three albums, Jason Stollsteimer is ready to unleash the Hounds. The Hounds Below, that is. Stollsteimer actually formed his current group in…

  3. Top 10 Garage Rock Revival Bands: Where Are They Now?

    March 23, 2011 9:00 AM EDT After five long years, the Strokes have returned with "Angles," their fourth album out this week on RCA Records. It marks the comeback of a group whose debut album, 2001's "Is This It," was crucial in the garage rock revival that invaded U.S. shores and brought fuzzed…

  4. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  5. A.A. Bondy: Hallucinations On The East Coast

    December 04, 2008 4:46 PM EST Left in afternoon for Boston with drummer Nick Kinsey. It was cold and we talked like anyone but ourselves most of the way. Met with organist Lawson Feltman in Boston and together we tried to find our way to the bottom of huge bowls of Korean noodle soup. Good late show at Great Scott. We…

  6. A.A. Bondy: Waking Dreams In The Middle West

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lots of Christian signs out here. HELL IS REAL. JESUS IS COMING AND BOY IS HE MAD. I’m sure. Left New York in afternoon and headed west into the cold, feeling a bit like a truck driver and wishing I was on a horse. Drove ten hours and slept in the car at some rest stop. Woke up and rolled…

  7. The Von Bondies Sign With Majordomo

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After months of searching, the Von Bondies have finally found a home. The Detroit rock group has signed to Majordomo Records, a division of Shout Factory, and will release its third album, "Love, Hate After months of searching, the Von Bondies have finally found a home. The Detroit rock…

  8. Von Bondies Turn Free Agents For New Album

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Attention music industry: the Von Bondies are available. "Not for sale," cautions frontman Jason Stollsteimer, but looking for a new label deal. Attention music industry: the Von Bondies are available. "Not for sale," cautions frontman Jason Stollsteimer, but looking for a…

  9. Crowes, Black Keys, Bun B Set For SXSW

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun and R.E.M. are among the names newly confirmed to appear at the 2008 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. They join previously announced per The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun and R.E.M. are among the names newly…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "Petit Papa Noël," non-debut BB200 No. 1s, duets and more! JOYEUX 'NOEL' Hello Fred! It's a nice surprise to learn that "Noel" ("Christmas" in French) by Josh Groban is No. 1 this week. As a French [citizen] I'm very proud that…

  11. Von Bondies Roar Back With 'Love, Hate'

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Von Bondies plan to return in early 2008 after a three-year break with the Detroit rock group's second major-label effort, "Love, Hate and Then There's You." The Von Bondies plan to return in early 2008 after a three-year break with the Detroit rock group's second…

  12. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, The Explosion, Butch Walker

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson has popped up as a guest artist on New York rapper Tempamental's "No Friend of Mine," alongside the Fugees' Pras Michel. Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson has popped up as a guest artist on New York rapper Tempamental's "No…

  13. My Chemical Romance, Chingy Set For 'Flash' Concerts

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists like My Chemical Romance, the Game and Chingy will take part in the next round of Cingular and Sony Ericsson's free Flash Concerts series this fall. Artists like My Chemical Romance, the Game and Chingy will take part in the next round of Cingular and Sony Ericsson's free…

  14. Threats Alleged In White Stripes Royalty Trial

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A rival of White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White says he found an obscenity-filled warning note stuck to his door, but White denies he put it there. A rival of White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White says he found an obscenity-filled warning note stuck to his door, but White…

  15. 311 Plans Free Show, Fall Tour

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its summer roadwork ending over the weekend, 311 has confirmed the majority of its fall U.S. tour. With its summer roadwork ending over the weekend, 311 has confirmed the majority of its fall U.S. tour. The run will get underway Oct. 15 with a free Honda-sponsored show in the lot of Los…

  16. O.A.R. Tells 'Stories' On New Studio Disc

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. Due Oct. 4, the set was…

  17. Snoop, Stripes, Pixies On 'Street Scene' Bill

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Doog, the White Stripes, 311, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pixies are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the San Diego Street Scene festival. Snoop Doog, the White Stripes, 311, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pixies are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the San…

  18. MustVote.com, Elliott Smith, Joe Pernice

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: MustVote.com, Elliott Smith and Joe Pernice. MUSIC FOR VOTES: Many figures in the music community have mobilized this election year to encourage their fans to register and vote in the…

  19. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  20. B&E: Finger Eleven, Funeral For A Friend.

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OVER THE RAINBOW: Canadian rock act Rainbow Butt Monkey has come a long way. Since shedding its funk roots,…

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