1. Ray LaMontagne Works Against The 'Grain'

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of his 2006 album "Till the Sun Turns Black," Ray LaMontagne is set to release his third studio album, "Gossip in the Grain," Sept. 9 via RCA. On the heels of his 2006 album "Till the Sun Turns Black," Ray LaMontagne is set to release his third…

  2. Crystal Castles

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Go easy on me." That's how Ethan Kath, one half of electronics-obsessed duo Crystal Castles, begins his interview with Billboard.com -- and for good reason. "Go easy on me." That's how Ethan Kath, one half of electronics-obsessed duo Crystal Castles, begins his…

  3. Rosemond Responds To L.A. Times/Tupac Story

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spoken to Billboard in response to a now-discredited Los Angeles Times story that he was involved, with Sean "Diddy" Combs, in a 1994 assault on late rapper Tupac Sha Artist manager Jimmy Rosemond has spoken to Billboard in response to a now…

  4. 'Once,' 'Atonement' Triumph In Music Oscars

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and Dario Marianelli won the Oscar for original score for "Atonement" at the 80th Academy Awards last night in Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for …

  5. Billboard Bits: Langerado Festival, John Mayer, Howlin' Rain

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311, the National, Phil Lesh, Matisyahu, !!! and the Walkmen are confirmed to perform at the 2008 Langerado Festival, to b R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311,…

  6. Kings Of Leon Hope To Be In Studio By February

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kings Of Leon are on the road promoting their third RCA album, "Because of the Times," which came out April. But the quartet is already looking down the creative road. Drummer Nathan Followill says th Kings Of Leon are on the road promoting their third RCA album, "Because of…

  7. The Click Five

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I made-out with one of the fairy goddesses. Awesome. Departure date: August 12 Return Date: September 2 So, we were asked to do a tour with Hilary Duff through the end of August and into early September. Originally we were a little skeptical of this offer because the average age of Hilary…

  8. Norah, Bright Eyes, Cat Power Visit 'Hottest State'

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones, Cat Power, Bright Eyes, the Black Keys, Feist and Willie Nelson are amongst the artists that have been tapped to perform new songs written by Jesse Harris for the upcoming soundtrack to E Norah Jones, Cat Power, Bright Eyes, the Black Keys and Willie Nelson are amongst the…

  9. Marr, Dixie Chicks Enrich Crowded House Album

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the newly reformed Crowded House will release its first album in nearly 15 years this summer. "Time on Earth" will feature contributions from guitarist Smiths/Modest Mouse guitarist Johnn As expected , the newly reformed Crowded House will release its first album in…

  10. Crowded House Hops On Reunion Bandwagon

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crowded House will reform after a 10-year-plus hiatus for a tour this year, including a stop at California's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in late April. The reunion, which was first repo Crowded House will reform after a 10-year-plus hiatus for a tour this year, including a…

  11. The Charms

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Three years ago when I was Sylvain's beer frau (drink fetcher in case you don't do german) at a Boston club gig he did with his solo band, I didn't think that we'd end up on tour with the New York Dol This is the second month we've been on Little Steven's…

  12. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  13. Finn Regroups With Crowded House Bassist

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Neil Finn has reunited with Crowded House bandmate Nick Seymour for his next solo album, which he plans to release next year. Neil Finn has reunited with Crowded House bandmate Nick Seymour for his next solo album, which he plans to release next year. Finn tells Billboard.com that bassist…

  14. The Charms

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Charms played first tonight and we came out to a glowing introduction by Little Steven (in one of a series of outlandish Halloween costumes). Ellie Vee: We were the opening band on this show and we were surprised how amped the crowd was at 7:00. So thanks to all of you that were there…

  15. The Romantics

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The last night of the tour and last curtain call in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at "Hard Rock Live" was a knock down, drag out, high energy, ass kickin', rock n roll milestone. 20 Flight Rock/ 20 cities in 26 days! The last night of the tour and last curtain call in Ft. Lauderdale,…

  16. The Charms

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The last week was a bit of a home-stretch for us in the northeast with shows in New Haven, Philadelphia, Altlantic City and New York and, of course, our homecoming show in Boston. Greetings from Charleston, SC. We are currently enjoying the southeast leg and final week of the October tour …

  17. The Charms

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The hotel employee describing how to get to the room sounded almost identical to Bo Diddley giving backstage directions to Spinal Tap, minus the "short jog" part. We actually had a "Helloooo Cleveland!" moment pretty much as soon as we arrived in the city. Got dropped off…

  18. The Garage Girls A Go-Go

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Well, it's the second time around and we just finished five shows on the West Coast. Well, it’s the second time around and we just finished five shows on the West Coast. Here we are again in Fargo, North Dakota at a service station getting the oil and filters changed on our two buses. No…

  19. 38OnTV

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 18-25, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Dilana Smith (also scheduled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Lionel Richie (also scheduled: Dr. Phil…

  20. Gordon Ready To Confess 'Bleeding Heart'

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Veruca Salt principal Nina Gordon is gearing up to release her sophomore solo effort, which has been nearly six years in the making. Former Veruca Salt principal Nina Gordon is gearing up to release her sophomore solo effort, which has been nearly six years in the making. After…

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