1. Mudcrutch Hopes To Live Beyond Reunion Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. The reunited Gainesville, Fla., band that Petty and company…

  2. The Roots Bump 'Birthday' From New Album

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has fallen off of "Rising Down," due April 29 via Def Jam. The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has…

  3. R.E.M. Earns Eighth U.K. No. 1 Album

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, debuting at No. 1 to become its eighth British bestseller. London-born R&B singer Estelle scored a third "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album…

  4. Radiohead Strips 'Nude' For Remix Project

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is utilizing the Internet for another initiative built around its album, "In Rainbows." The U.K. rock act has teamed with iTunes and GarageBand for an interactive project which allows fans t Radiohead is utilizing the Internet for another initiative built around its chart…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to take in a free performance by the Colombian artist. The audience of more than 6,000 spills into 2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," dies in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had suffered a brai 2006 - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part…

  8. The Zombies / March 7, 2008 / London (Shepherd's Bush Empire)

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT During the Zombies' moment in the sunshine of chart attention in the mid-1960s, people would observe their qualifications as school-leavers and talk of the English group as the most well-educated of h During the Zombies' moment in the sunshine of chart attention in the mid-1960s,…

  9. Wyclef, Flo Rida Sign On For MTVU Fest

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean, the Bravery, Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, Simple Plan, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Lloyd, the Spill Canvas and All Time Low, among others, will perform as part of MTVU's 2008 Campus Invasion Mus Wyclef Jean, the Bravery, Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, Simple Plan, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol" is changing the landscape of music,…

  11. Notorious B.I.G. Film Finds Its Star

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Biggie is coming to the big screen. Fox Searchlight has hired Jamal Woolard, a Brooklyn-based rapper, to play late rap icon Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., in its upcoming biopic "Notoriou Biggie is coming to the big screen. Fox Searchlight has hired Jamal Woolard, a Brooklyn…

  12. U.K. Star Faulkner Takes On The States

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST After going platinum in his native U.K. and scoring a No. 1 download at iTunes, singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Netwon Faulkner is ready to roll out his debut album, "Hand Built By Robots," in After going platinum in his native U.K. and scoring a No. 1 download at iTunes,…

  13. Sasquatch! Snags R.E.M., Cure, Lips, Death Cab

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., the Cure, Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. lead the bill for the 2008 Sasquatch! Music Festival, to be held May 24-26 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Wash. R.E.M., the Cure, Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. lead the bill for the…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jakob Dylan, Love, DirecTV/SXSW

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records and Starbucks Entertainment will co-release the solo debut from Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan. Columbia Records and Starbucks Entertainment will co-release the solo debut from Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan. Due May 13, the largely acoustic "Seeing Things" was…

  15. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Click here to return to…

  16. Looking Bright For The Truckers

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," due Jan. 22 on New West, is extremely long. Nineteen tracks long, can't-burn-two-seconds-more-on-the-CD long First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, …

  17. Exclusive: Atlantic To Release Yael Naim Album

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Right now, the only way to get a copy of Yael Naim's "New Soul," which is prominently featured in the new Mac Air ad, is to buy it on iTunes. Alternatively, a friend in France could procure you a phys Right now, the only way to get a copy of Yael Naim's "New Soul,…

  18. Eric Burdon, WAR Reuniting In London

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST For the first time in 37 years, Eric Burdon and WAR will be performing together -- for one night only -- at London's historic Royal Albert Hall on April 21. Tickets go on sale Feb. 14. For the first time in 37 years, Eric Burdon and WAR will be performing together -- for one night only -…

  19. Billboard Bits: Dr. John, Kanye West

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. John has signed with the Savoy Label Group's 429 Records and will be releasing his next effort through the imprint in May. Dr. John has signed with the Savoy Label Group's 429 Records and will be releasing his next effort through the imprint in May. Tentatively titled "The…

  20. Adele, Basshunter Top U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1, delivering on the critical acclaim it has garnered, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Th Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered…

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