1. The Songs of Hank Williams Jr.—A Bocephus Celebration

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST While writer types seldom give him credit for it, Hank Williams Jr.'s contribution to modern country music can hardly be overstated, as he built the previously non-existent link between George Jones a While writer types seldom give him credit for it, Hank Williams Jr.'s contribution…

  2. Hot Product

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Solange, Groove Armada, the Sea & Cake, and more. 'Star' Search "It got to the point where I told Columbia that they were going to have to drop me," 16-year-old newcomer Solange recalls. Not exactly something typically heard from a young…

  3. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Noise Pop Compilation

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a two-disc, 43-track compilation due March 11 from Amazing Grease Records. The set, titled "Ten Years Of Noise Pop," will in San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary…

  4. The Edge of Silence

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Edge of Silence will be remembered as the album where Solas began to push the envelope and first hinted that nothing was beyond its collective musical soul. The Edge of Silence will be remembered as the album where Solas began to push the envelope and first hinted that nothing was beyond…

  5. Noise Pop Adds GBV, Modest Mouse

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have been added to the lineup for the 10th edition San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival, running Feb. 26 through Ma Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have…

  6. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

  7. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

  8. Jack Johnson's Hawaiian Fairytale

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Few singer/songwriters can claim as unique a career launch as acoustic groovemaster Jack Johnson. With "Brushfire Fairytales," both his and the tiny Enjoy label's debut release, over the past year the Few singer/songwriters can claim as unique a career launch as acoustic…

  9. Billboard Bits: Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET Last year, Rykodisc introduced Nick Drake to a whole new audience following the use of "Pink Moon" in an advertisement for the Volkswagen Cabrio. Now, Mammoth is hoping for similar results with Britain's Wiseguys (led by producer Theo Keating),…

  10. Billboard Bits: Napster/Grand Royal, Shaggy, T. Hip

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Napster, Grand Royal, Shaggy, and Tragically Hip's Gordon Downie The Beastie Boys-run Grand Royal label has teamed with embattled file-swapping company Napster to promote Grand Royal artists online via free downloads. The first track available is "Smokewood," the title…

  11. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name:…

  12. Volkswagen Ad Music Drives Onto Internet

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Car company Volkswagen has launched a Web radio station, Billboard Bulletin reports. The 24-hour service, at radiovw.com, features music with "the variety and eclecticism featured in the Volkswagen te Car company Volkswagen has launched a Web radio station, Billboard Bulletin reports.…

  13. Ex-Pavement Guitarist Goes To 'School'

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Pavement guitarist Spiral Stairs, a.k.a. Scott Kannberg, has completed work on his debut solo album, to be released under the name Preston School of Industry. The set, titled "All This Sounds G Former Pavement guitarist Spiral Stairs, a.k.a. Scott Kannberg, has completed work on…

  14. Sheik's Collaboration With Playwright Yields 'Phantom Moon'

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST When New York playwright Steven Sater approached Atlantic singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik to write music to his lyrics, neither expected the result to become a full-fledged recording. When New York playwright Steven Sater approached Atlantic singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik to write music to his…

  15. Sheik's Collaboration With Playwright Yields 'Phantom Moon'

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST When New York playwright Steven Sater approached Atlantic singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik to write music to his lyrics, neither expected the result to become a full-fledged recording. When New York playwright Steven Sater approached Atlantic singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik to write music to his…

  16. George Harrison: 'All Things' In Good Time

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST An expanded edition Billboard Editor-In-Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George Harrison, available only on Billboard.com. This is an expanded edition Billboard Editor In Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George Harrison (which appeared in the Dec. 30,…

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