1. New Tortoise Album Coming In April

    January 20, 2009 2:20 PM EST Chicago instrumental rock institution Tortoise's first album of original music in five years offers "a lot of variety," according to bassist Doug McCombs. The as-yet-untitled set is due April 21 from Thrill Jockey. Drummer John McEntire's "Prepare Your Coffin"…

  2. Lou Reed / Oct. 3, 2008 / Los Angeles (REDCAT/CalArts Theater)

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The performers shared minimal interaction on stage, but when their eyes locked, it provided the performance with welcome jolts of humanity. Noise rock. It's neither noise, nor rock. Discuss. Whatever the connotations, last weekend in Los Angeles was a rock'n'roll sonic…

  3. Best Band Reunion?

    May 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Kids On The Block are just one of the many groups that have reunited lately and are planning on releasing reunion albums. Which one are you most excited about? New Kids On The Block are just one of the many groups that have reunited lately and are planning on releasing reunion albums.…

  4. New Weezer Single Scores Quickly At Radio

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer is off to a fast start with "Pork & Beans," the first single from its upcoming album. Weezer is off to a fast start with "Pork & Beans," the first single from its upcoming album . The track debuts this week at No. 19 on Bilboard's Modern Rock chart, the…

  5. No Time To Sleep

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When the always restless Enrique Iglesias is in the process of recording a CD, he works at night and sleeps during the day. So, it comes as little surprise that his latest disc is titled "Insomniac." When the always restless Enrique Iglesias is in the process of recording a CD, he…

  6. Taking Time Pays Off For Iglesias On New Album

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When the always restless Enrique Iglesias is in the process of recording a CD, he works at night and sleeps during the day. So, it comes as little surprise that his latest disc is titled "Insomniac. When the always restless Enrique Iglesias is in the process of recording a CD, he works…

  7. U.K.'s Enter Shikari Scores Without Label

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit Enter Shikari is claiming victory over the label system after crashing the U.K. top five with its self-released debut album. Rock outfit Enter Shikari is claiming victory over the label system after crashing the U.K. top five with its self-released debut album. "Take to the…

  8. Guns N' Roses / Oct. 31, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky holiday decor swinging from the rafters, nothing could quite out-weird the main spectacle: watching 1/8th of G Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bowling For Soup, Robert Pollard, Monk Jazz Competition

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bowling For Soup will release its next album, "The Great Burrito Extortion Case," Nov. 7 via Jive. Bowling For Soup will release its next album, "The Great Burrito Extortion Case," Nov. 7 via Jive. First single "High School Never Ends" will hit U.S. radio outlets…

  10. Bowling For Soup Happy To Make Happy Album

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has just begun writing the follow-up to 2004's "A Hangover You Don't Deserve" and already the songs are pouring out. Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has just begun writing the follow-up to 2004's "A Hangover You Don…

  11. The Jealous Girlfriends

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One-time solo songwriter Holly Miranda met keyboardist/bassist Alex Lipsen at New York's Headgear Studios, the Brooklyn-based recording/rehearsal space that Lipsen owns. And thus were born the Jealous One-time solo songwriter Holly Miranda met keyboardist/bassist Alex Lipsen at New York&…

  12. Taking Back Sunday Signs With Warner Bros.

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed with Warner Bros., after releasing two popular albums via Chicago-based label Victory. Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed with Warner Bros., after releasing two popular albums via Chicago-based label Victory. The group will hit the studio…

  13. A Prepares To 'Dance' On New Album

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act A will release its fourth album, "Teen Dance Ordinance," on June 27 internationally via London. U.K. rock act A will release its fourth album, "Teen Dance Ordinance," on June 27 internationally via London. The metal-tinged first single "Rush Song"…

  14. Raw Deal

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues guitarist Bill Perry's third album for Blind Pig is certainly a fiery affair. Blues guitarist Bill Perry's third album for Blind Pig is certainly a fiery affair. Popa Chubby stepped in to produce and he has honed the hard edge of Perry's blues/rock sound. The opening…

  15. Melody A.M.

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Many stateside trainspotters have been enjoying this sublime disc via import since its international release last year. Many stateside trainspotters have been enjoying this sublime disc via import since its international release last year. Now available here—complete with a U.S.-only bonus…

  16. A Gets 'Serious' On Sophomore Set

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the July 16 U.S. release of "Hi-Fi Serious" on Mammoth/Hollywood, British rock-punk band A has high hopes of transcending its popularity as a great live band and building a greater fan base on the radio airwaves. "Of…

  17. Everybody's Got a Story

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marshall's third recording stands miles apart from her previous work in a variety of ways. Marshall's third recording stands miles apart from her previous work in a variety of ways. For starters, she's tempered her signature acoustic-rock sound with refreshing elements of old…

  18. Laurie Anderson Sails On

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Laurie Anderson's new album, "Life on a String," due Aug. 21 via Nonesuch, could have been a whale of a project, but it ended up being something else. She originally planned to make an album drawn fr Laurie Anderson's new album, "Life on a String," due Aug. 21…

  19. Karaoke Superstars

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This is a disc aimed at teens, for sure, but it's actually for anyone young at heart. Musically, the songs are bouncy and buoyant. This is a disc aimed at teens, for sure, but it's actually for anyone young at heart. Musically, the songs are bouncy and buoyant. And although the band…

  20. Iggy Pop Still Packs A Punch

    July 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With his new disc, "Beat 'Em Up," Iggy Pop says he was looking to create a garage-rock album that was also "kind of a '70s revival, classic rock album." At the same time, Virgin was hungry for an albu It's almost 6 p.m., and Iggy Pop is midway through his…

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