1. Amanda Palmer on Her New Memoir, Self-Doubt, Self-Editing and Feminist Trolling

    November 10, 2014 12:16 PM EST On a recent fall afternoon at Bard College, the musician Amanda Palmer was wrapping up Sunday’s rehearsal for a student production she composed music for called The Bed Show . The 38-year old has an easygoing demeanor for someone whose eyebrows are painted like lines of barbed wire. She…

  2. Courtney Love Calls the Current Draft of Her Memoir a ‘Disaster’

    August 31, 2014 1:44 PM EDT "It's a disaster," Love told Paper of the current draft of her book. Courtney Love is hard at work on her upcoming memoir, The Girl With the Most Cake , but the writing process hasn’t been easy, the singer said in a recent interview with Paper . Courtney Love Preps 'Blonde…

  3. Hole's Eric Erlandson Talks 'Letters to Kurt' Book, Courtney Love

    April 17, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Eric Erlandson's new book, "Letters to Kurt" (as in Cobain), has not only returned the former Hole guitarist to the spotlight but will likely bring him back to public music-making as well. "I really am inspired to do a soundtrack to the book," Erlandson tells…

  4. Hole Reunites For Drummer Patty Schemel's Documentary Premiere

    March 28, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Former Hole drummer Patty Schemel is happy that her new documentary is bringing together a Hole reunion of sorts. Her onetime bandmates -- Courtney Love , Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf Der Mar -- all plan to attend the premiere of "Hit So Hard: The Live & Near Death Story of Patty…

  5. Nas, Damian Marley Cancel London Show, Flight Ban Lifted

    April 21, 2010 6:58 AM EDT The Nas and Damian Marley show in London has been canceled as a result of the shutdown on flights in the U.K. However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash from Iceland closed U.K. airspace for six days,…

  6. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba Carson, aka Professor X, dies of spinal…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  8. Adams Sees The 'Light' With New EP

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fresh on the heels of "Easy Tiger," his highest charting album yet, Ryan Adams will on Oct. 23 release a new EP via Lost Highway. "Follow the Lights" is a collection of seven songs, both old and new. Fresh on the heels of "Easy Tiger," his highest charting album…

  9. Film, Comic To Augment Auf Der Maur Album

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur has completed her second solo album, "Out of Our Minds," and it's part of a multidisciplinary Viking-themed project that includes a short fil Former Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur has completed her…

  10. Should We Talk About The 'Weather?'

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the release this week of the Virgin project "Traffic and Weather." Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the release this week of the Virgin project "…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  12. Fountains Of Wayne Untangle 'Traffic' Jams

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the April 3 release of the Virgin album "Traffic and Weather." First single "Someone To Love" will arrive in late Febru Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio…

  13. Pumpkins Reunion Is On, New Album In Works

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billy Corgan-led group said it will begin recording this summer but has no release date in mind for the project. Confirming news first reported here in February, veteran modern rock act Smashing Pumpkins is writing material for its first new studio album since 2000. In a message on its…

  14. Billboard Bits: Cat Power, Priestess, Lidell, Federline

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Cat Power, Priestess, Lidell, Federline After scrapping her spring tour at the last minute due to an undisclosed medical reason, Cat Power is ready to get back on the road. The Chan Marshall-led act will return to duty April 27 in Tucson, Ariz., which will serve as a warm-up for an…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Norah Jones is the big winner at the 45 annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she is nominated. Jones wins the coveted best new artist award, a 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  16. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal…

  17. EMI Canada Drafts Auf Der Maur For A&R

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The assignment is a byproduct of Auf Der Maur moving back to Montreal in recent months, after spending much of the past decade encamped in Los Angeles and New York, as well as touring the globe with H While she completes recording for her sophomore album , expected by year's end via…

  18. Auf Der Maur Rocks With Old Friends On New CD

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melissa Auf Der Maur is recording her sophomore Capitol album with the help of some old friends, including former Smashing Pumpkins bandmate Billy Corgan and Steve Durand and Jordon Zadorozny, her col Melissa Auf Der Maur is recording her sophomore Capitol album with the help of some old…

  19. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," hits stores today (June 21). But fans in his hometown of Chicago were greeted with a full-page ad in this morning's Chicago Trib Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden Former Cars leader Ric Ocasek will release his first solo album in eight years this fall. Due Sept. 27 on his own Inverse label via Sanctuary, "Nexterday" will include such tracks as "I'm Thinking," "In a Little Bit" and…

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