1. Fountains Of Wayne Get Busy On New Album

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne have begun work on their first studio album since 2003. The group has already logged time at Bearsville Studios near Woodstock in upstate New York and plans to resume work this mont Fountains Of Wayne have begun work on their first studio album since 2003. The group has…

  2. Schlesinger, Iha Producing New America Disc

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed on to produce a new studio album from enduring soft rock act America. Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2003 - Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham…

  4. Snow Patrol 'Opens' Up On New Album

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol has christened its new album "Eyes Open" and is planning to issue the set in April via Polydor in the United Kingdom and A&M/Interscope in North America. Snow Patrol has christened its new album "Eyes Open" and is planning to issue the set in April via…

  5. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have…

  6. Pictures Speak More Than Words

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Smiles or not, this 'good-looking crew in nice jackets and cocktail dresses makes unpolished, violent, gorgeous noise.' When I first listened to Glaswegian foursome Sons & Daughters, I had to check out the photos page on the band's Web site just to see how seriously I…

  7. OKKERVIL RIVER, "Black Sheep Boy Appendix"

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Those already on the Okkervil bandwagon will surely eat this up. But for the uninitiated, be warned: the appendix will only mean something if it has the rest of its body. Earlier this year, the stark intellectualism of Okkervil River's "Black Sheep Boy" caught the ear of many…

  8. ROCK AND ROLL ARCHAEOLOGIST: How I Chased Down Kurt's Stratocaster, the "Layla" Guitar, and Janis's Boa

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Seattle music fan is transformed from mere collector to museum curator. A Seattle music fan is transformed from mere collector to museum curator. There was a time not so long ago when collecting pop culture artifacts was a much less crowded field, according to music historian Blecha (Taboo…

  9. NEIL YOUNG NATION: A Quest, an Obsession (and a True Story)

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. In 2004, Chong was nearing…

  10. Snow Patrol Making Progress On New CD

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snow Patrol has completed primary recording of eight songs for its next Interscope album. Snow Patrol has completed primary recording of eight songs for its next Interscope album, frontman Gary Lightbody wrote in a post on the band's Web site . The group had been recording in Scotland up…

  11. Upcoming book releases

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Upcoming book releases Rock And Roll Archaeologist: How I Chased Down Kurt's Stratocaster, the "Layla" Guitar, and Janis's Boa Peter Blecha Sasquatch Publication Date: Nov. 9 Puccini Without Excuses William Berger Vintage Publication Date: Nov. 8 My Sax Life: A Memoir…

  12. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  13. Withers In No Hurry To Make New Album

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "You don't know how frigging good you are. Just be yourself and sing." That is the advice rock icon Graham Nash offered 34 years ago to a nervous Bill Withers. The occasion? The recording of Withers' "You don't know how frigging good you are. Just be yourself and…

  14. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Performer and entrepreneur Jimmy Osmond, the youngest member of the Osmond family, and wife Michelle Larson welcome their second child. 6-pound, 15-ounce Zachary James is the 50th grandc 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  16. 'Mouse' Hunt

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Daniel Dumile's MF Doom moniker is a nod to Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom, and when he is alone, he admits, he pretends he is talking to cartoons. Rapper Daniel Dumile's MF Doom moniker is a nod to Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom, and when he is alone, he admits, he pretends…

  17. Boss Confession

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A love of Bruce Springsteen's music explained. Holy crap, I love Bruce Springsteen . Fortunately, it's a love of which can be spoken. Let me come clean here: I'd always imagined myself as the subject in myriad Springsteen songs. I wanted to be the one convincing Mary to leave…

  18. Elton Talks

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At the top of every hour the clock in Elton John's dressing room at Caesars Palace breaks wind. And every hour, the farting clock makes John laugh. The British superstar has every reason to smile. His Las Vegas run, in which he alternates…

  19. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Vazquez, Dionne Farris

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Vazquez, Dionne Farris The White Stripes have made an unlikely teaming with Nickelodeon to premiere the video for the group's new single, "My Doorbell." The clip will debut tonight (Aug. 19) at 9 p.m., prior to a new episode of the series "Girls vs.…

  20. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight (July 6) at the last of…

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