1. New Beck Album Denied U.K. Chart Eligibility

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck's new Interscope album, "The Information," could sell a million copies next week and still not be considered for placement on the U.K. album chart. Beck's new Interscope album, "The Information," could sell a million copies next week and still not be…

  2. ROGER JOSEPH MANNING JR., "The Land of Pure Imagination"

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to believe that a musician of Roger Joseph Manning Jr.'s caliber has taken this long to release a solo album, but as one listens, it begins to make sense. It's hard to believe that a musician of Roger Joseph Manning Jr.'s caliber has taken this long to release a…

  3. Beck Draws A Blank For 'Information' Artwork

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck wants to have a little fun with the artwork for his upcoming album, "The Information," and he wants his fans to contribute. Beck wants to have a little fun with the artwork for his upcoming album, " The Information ," and he wants his fans to contribute. The set, due…

  4. Petty, Panic, Crowes, Fiona To Rock Vegoose

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Widespread Panic, the Black Crowes, the Killers, the Raconteurs, Fiona Apple, the Mars Volta, the Roots and Damian Marley lead the lineup for the second Vegoose festiv Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Widespread Panic, the Black Crowes, the Killers, the…

  5. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed…

  6. Air, Cocker Board Gainsbourg's '5:55'

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Air, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and producer Nigel Godrich are among the artists contributing to French actress/singer Charlotte's Gainsbourg's new album, "5:55." Air, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and producer Nigel Godrich are among the artists contributing to French actress…

  7. Bonnaroo Goes Rock With Radiohead, Petty, Beck

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Death Cab For Cutie and My Morning Jacket are among the acts lined up to play the fifth Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Beck,…

  8. O.A.R.

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's a trick to staying healthy on the road, and O.A.R. knows it... Aside from that, there have been some good shows, videogame dreams and a visit with Sheryl Crow. We've just finished up a week of shows spanning from Texas to Colorado to Arizona and the extreme weather changes…

  9. Royksopp / Sept. 20, 2005 / Toronto (Opera House)

    September 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Norwegian electro-pop duo of Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge, otherwise known as Royksopp, became quick stars thanks to its 2001 debut, "Melody A.M." The Norwegian electro-pop duo of Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge, otherwise known as Royksopp, became quick stars thanks…

  10. Vegoose Adds Beck, High-Profile Evening Shows

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. The talent pool for the first Vegoose festival continues to grow. Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas&…

  11. Redwalls Offer Sibling Variety On 'De Nova'

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quartet from largely unswaggering Deerfield, Ill., produce a sound that's more suited to your average British pub than a Chicago burb. But the buzz around the ban The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quartet from largely unswaggering Deerfield, Ill.…

  12. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck Beck's Back Beck's new "Guero," due this week via Interscope, reunites him with the Dust Brothers, who produced his best-selling album to date, 1996's "Odelay." Propelled by a sing-along chorus and funky beat (as well as a sample of the Beastie Boys&…

  13. Beck's Back

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Heralded as the voice of a disenfranchised generation ever since the 1994 release of signature song "Loser," Beck just laughs when asked if he feels pressure to live up to such an impossible standard. "I have no delusion that that…

  14. Online Leak Won't Delay Beck's 'Guero'

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck's new studio album, "Guero," will be released as planned on March 29 via Geffen, despite an unmixed version of the set hitting the Internet last weekend. Beck's new studio album, "Guero," will be released as planned on March 29 via Geffen, despite an unmixed…

  15. The Trouble With Being Myself

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The trouble with Gray's third album is that it has arrived without much fanfare. The trouble with Gray's third album is that it has arrived without much fanfare. This is unfortunate, particularly because it is a much better album than its predecessor, "The Id," which had a…

  16. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch 'Paper'back Writer Michelle Branch will look to avoid the sophomore slump on her new album, "Hotel Paper," due this week from Maverick. First single "Are You Happy Now?" has already taken off at radio and is No. 12 on Billboard's Adult Top 40…

  17. 3 Doors Down To Tour Behind 'Sun'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act 3 Doors Down is gearing up for a tour in support of its forthcoming sophomore album, "Away From the Sun," due Nov. 12 from Republic/Universal. Fourteen dates have been announced so far Modern rock act 3 Doors Down is gearing up for a tour in support of its…

  18. DJ Shadow, Flaming Lips, Bjork Make Shortlist Cut

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips are among the 10 finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, whittled down from a much longer list made by a pan Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips are among the 10 finalists for the second…

  19. Faithfull's 'Kissin' Time' Headed To North America

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set an Aug. 13 North American release date for Marianne Faithfull's 11th album, "Kissin' Time," an eclectic set that pairs the singer with artists such as Beck, Billy Corgan, Pulp, and Blur Virgin has set an Aug. 13 North American release date for Marianne…

  20. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

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