1. Mason Jennings, Oct. 9, Toronto

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT when I asked her how she can stand listening to people solo on electric guitars all day, she said that she had seven siblings and she asked, "What soloing?". Toronto is a great place. You can't help but love it. Yesterday our piano broke down and when Zach and I went to a music…

  2. Keane: The Upward Spiral

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. Keane by name and keen by nature, the melodic rock trio from Sussex has sold about 8…

  3. The Upward Spiral

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. Keane by name and keen by nature, the melodic rock trio from Sussex has sold about 8…

  4. Indigo Girls Going Indie For Next Album

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indigo Girls principal Amy Ray is about to begin a tour (Oct. 19 in Nashville) in support of her third solo studio effort, "Didn't It Feel Kinder," but her main group is also soon to return to activit Indigo Girls principal Amy Ray is about to begin a tour (Oct. 19 in Nashville…

  5. Beck / Oct. 10, 2008 / New York (United Palace Theater)

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By the time Beck brought things to a climax with a funky encore that included anthems like "Mixed Bizness" a full-on party had erupted in the audience. It was just unfortunate that the crowd was havin Beck is tired. That's neither a critique of his recent musical output, nor of…

  6. Fall Out Boy Album Moved Back Six Weeks

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story posted earlier today, Fall Out Boy's new Island album, "Folie a Deux," has shifted from its original Nov. 4 release date to Dec. 16. A post on the band's Web site cited concerns over Updating a story posted earlier today, Fall Out Boy's new Island…

  7. The-Dream Spreads The 'Love' On New Album

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." "In…

  8. Panic At The Disco 'Writing Non-Stop' On Tour

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After taking two-and-a-half years between its first two albums, Panic at the Disco is planning a quicker turnaround for its third -- like by spring or early summer of 2009, according to frontman Brend After taking two-and-a-half years between its first two albums, Panic at the Disco is…

  9. Metallica To Emphasize 'Magnetic' On Tour

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich promises that fans will hear "a lot of new songs" from "Death Magnetic" on the group's upcoming tour, which begins production rehearsals Monday in San Francisco and kicks Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich promises that fans will hear "a…

  10. Safetysuit

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Safetysuit's vocalist and guitarist Douglas Brown laughs as he recounts how the band first came together: "We just started playing a couple of years ago for fun. Then we performed at a battle of the b Safetysuit's vocalist and guitarist Douglas Brown laughs as he recounts how…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis rocks from its soul, Bob Dylan empties the vault and Rachael Yamagata offers two for the price of one in this week's Hot Product. The long-awaited release of "The Clash at Shea" (Legacy), chronicling a 1982 opening set for the Who in New York. The latest release from the…

  12. 6 Questions With Amy Grant

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Few artists, if any, have had a more powerful impact on the Christian music industry than Amy Grant. Few artists, if any, have had a more powerful impact on the Christian music industry than Amy Grant. She burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teen who helped define the contemporary Christian…

  13. Ra Ra Riot

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "A weight has been lifted." That's how Wes Miles, lead vocalist for Ra Ra Riot, describes his band's reaction to the release of its debut full-length, "The Rhumb Line." "A weight has been lifted." That's how Wes Miles, lead vocalist for Ra Ra Riot,…

  14. Elbow Sets Sights On Kids Album, Animated Film

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elbow, recently crowned victors of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, plans to follow its prize-winning set "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor) by working on an album of children's music and Elbow, recently crowned victors of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize,…

  15. Robin Thicke: White Like Me

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's an unusually hot and humid summer night in Hollywood. A murmuring line of fans -- mostly women --snakes around the Sunset Boulevard perimeter of the House of Blues. They're waiting for one thing It's an unusually hot and humid summer night in Hollywood. A murmuring line of…

  16. Cox Returns To R&B With 'The Promise'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After last year's foray into jazz with the Dinah Washington tribute album "Destination Moon," Deborah Cox shifts into R&B mode with "The Promise." After last year's foray into jazz with the Dinah Washington tribute album "Destination Moon," Deborah…

  17. 50 Cent, Kanye Set For December Album Battle

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a repeat of their battle for marketplace domination last September, 50 Cent and Kanye West will release new albums a week apart in December. An Interscope representative confirms 50's In what could be a repeat of their battle for marketplace domination last September, 50…

  18. Voegele Debuting New Song On 'One Tree Hill'

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kate Voegele is gearing up for the release of her next single -- which is not on her debut album, "Don't Look Away." Kate Voegele is gearing up for the release of her next single -- which is not on her debut album, "Don't Look Away." Rather, the MySpace Records…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/pop acts…

  20. Rob Thomas Gets Worldly On New Solo Disc

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas says he's "probably about 80 percent done" with his second solo album, the follow-up to 2005's platinum "...Something to Be," with plans to have it ready for releas Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas says he's "…

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