1. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tells Billboard that he's cut a new track,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Frank Black, Apache, Dru Hill And More

    January 22, 2010 6:58 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Hip hop pioneer Apache has died, according to an AllHipHop.com report . An original member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Apache best known single was "Gangsta Bitch" which hit No.…

  3. Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Album Release Scrapped

    May 15, 2009 4:06 PM EDT It’s been one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2009 since it was first announced: “Dark Night of the Soul,” a collaboration between the producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, The Black Keys) and critically acclaimed psych-rock act Sparklehorse (a.k.a. Mark Linkous). Due to…

  4. The Strokes' Fraiture Turns Toward Nickel Eye

    December 12, 2008 12:26 PM EST As he prepares to roll out his side project, Nickel Eye, next month, Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture predicts the group members' various solo activities will influence the music they make when they reconvene in February. "For any one of us, anything we do outside the band is our…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  6. Westerberg Returns To Action In Minneapolis

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The good news is that Paul Westerberg is writing songs again, but the bad news is there is neither an album nor a tour in the immediate future. The reclusive Minneapolis icon took to the stage last ni The good news is that Paul Westerberg is writing songs again, but the bad news is there is…

  7. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues on his hot streak with a new album, rap titans 50 Cent and Kanye West square off in a Sept. 11 shootout, indie heavyweights Pinback and Animal Collective take it to the next le Bad Boy boy band B5's "Don't Talk, Just Listen." Pixies frontman Frank…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  9. 42OnTV

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 16 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Dierks Bentley. "The Megan Mullally Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Mario Vazquez (also scheduled: Bradley Whitford). "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC…

  10. Frank Black / Aug. 13, 2006 / Indianapolis (Birdy's)

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new material and proceed to play a 26-song set with only one track representing the latest record. But nobody ever sai Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new…

  11. Frank Black Drafts New Band For Fall Tour

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Beginning Oct. 1 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Ariz., Black will be flanked by guitarist…

  12. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, DMX/Keyshia Cole, Tom Snyder

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty has drafted the Strokes, John Mayer and Frank Black as support acts for the third leg of his North American tour. Tom Petty has drafted the Strokes, John Mayer and Frank Black as support acts for the third leg of his North American tour. The run begins with a Sept. 14-15 stand in…

  13. Black Bags Penning 'Pixies-Esque' Songs

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There isn't, and may never be, any new Pixies music in the offing -- but that's not for trying, according to the group's Frank Black. There isn't, and may never be, any new Pixies music in the offing -- but that's not for trying, according to the group's Frank…

  14. 'Fast' Enough For You

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling whether to release "a lean and mean record with 11 songs on it, or a self-indulgent opus with everything." In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling whether to release "a lean and mean…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado puts pop on the backburner, Keane gets serious, Frank Black doubles up and Diana Ross is unearthed in this week's Hot Product. A CD/DVD combo from Madonna, "I'm Going To Tell You a Secret" (Warner Bros.), chronicling her 2004 Re-Invention tour. The latest…

  16. Billboard Bits: Frank Black, Blues & Brews, Caldo Verde

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Frank Black, Blues & Brews, Caldo Verde Pixies frontman Frank Black has expanded his run of summer solo acoustic dates opening for the Foo Fighters with a host of headlining appearances. The outing, Black's first under his own name since 1995, will begin Aug. 9 in Salt Lake…

  17. Foos Go Acoustic For Summer Run

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although he won't reveal the details, Busta Rhymes says that his forthcoming album weaves in a snippet from the 2004 edition of the BET Awards. "You'll just have to listen to the record when it comes As anticipated , the Foo Fighters are going acoustic this summer with a string…

  18. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  19. Pixies Planning One More Summer Tour

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two years since they reformed for the first time in more than a decade, the Pixies will reactivate for seven European shows in July. What happens after that is anybody's guess, according to guitarist Two years since they reformed for the first time in more than a decade, the Pixies will…

  20. Documentary Goes Inside Pixies Reunion

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST "loudQuietloud: A Film About the Pixies" will premiere Sunday (March 12) during the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. "loudQuietloud: A Film About the Pixies" will premiere Sunday (March 12) during the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas.…

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