1. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribution to the U.K.’s live music industry and…

  2. Elliott Smith Giving Back on What Would've Been His 44th Birthday

    July 01, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Elliott Smith never turned down an invitation to play a benefit show. About a year before his death in 2003, Smith was the main attraction at a fund-raiser at the Echo in Los Angeles to help pay for the medical bills of the club's booker, Jennifer Tefft. Smith's sister Ashley…

  3. Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young Headlining

    April 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder , Metallica , Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12. The 2012 fest marks the return of Metallica and…

  4. Patterson Hood, "Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)"

    July 07, 2009 4:14 PM EDT This long-in-coming sophomore set from Patterson Hood , the prolific Drive-By Truckers frontman, hopscotches across time in a way that would make J.J. Abrams happy. It's grounded in tracks that predate the Truckers, songs that he wrote upon first moving to Athens, Ga., in 1994. But "…

  5. Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood's 'Love Songs' Due This Summer

    April 17, 2009 10:38 AM EDT After fifteen years of work, the second solo album from the Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, "Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)," will finally see the light of day this summer. "It's very much a labor of love," said the jet-lagged but ever-gregarious Hood…

  6. Jason Lytle Finding Life After Grandaddy

    February 10, 2009 3:41 PM EST Ex-Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle will resurface this spring with his Anti- debut "Yours Truly, The Commuter." Due May 19, the 12-song set was recorded last year in Lytle's new home state of Montana. Except working with Thom Monohan (Dinosaur Jr, Devendra Banhart) on mixing,…

  7. The Right 'Time': M. Ward

    February 06, 2009 4:05 PM EST Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey Deschanel. But Ward, who in the past has…

  8. Modest Mouse Returning To The Road

    January 28, 2009 1:57 PM EST Modest Mouse is returning to the road next month for a 12-date U.S. tour, beginning Feb. 22 in Oakland, Calif. The trek concludes March 8 at the Langerado Festival in Miami. Former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild will join Modest Mouse on stage in place Johnny Marr, who will be touring with…

  9. SMALL SINS, "Small Sins"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT So did you hear that Matt Sharp was putting the Rentals back together? Too bad for him that one-man band Thomas D'Arcy has already recorded the best album the former Weezer bassist new wave unit never So did you hear that Matt Sharp was putting the Rentals back together? Too bad for him…

  10. Gnarls Barkley Won't Budge On U.K. Charts

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" (Warner Bros.) began an eighth week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 21) to become the longest-running chart-topper since Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" s Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" (Warner Bros.) began…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers double the musical pleasure for the first time in their career, Gnarls Barkley catches fire with "Crazy," Paul Simon looks to the future with Brian Eno and Snow Patrol tries The second solo album from pop vocalist Nick Lachey, "What's Left of Me…

  12. Drive-By Truckers Eyeing New Album In Spring

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, due next spring on New West Records. Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on…

  13. Unreleased Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and Filter magazine. An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc…

  14. Grandaddy Finishes Up New Album

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT California rock act Grandaddy is putting the final touches this week on the follow-up to its 2003 V2 release, "Sumday," which debuted at No. 84 on The Billboard 200. California rock act Grandaddy is putting the final touches this week on the follow-up to its 2003 V2 release, "…

  15. Hot Product

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stars ’Fire’ In The Night Canadian rock act Stars spent the early part of 2004 in the small Quebec town of North Hatley, north of Montreal. During that time, the quintet led by singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan wrote, worked, played, ate, tobogganed and occasionally argued with each…

  16. Stars 'Fire' Up Their Sound On New Album

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock act Stars spent the early part of 2004 in the small Quebec town of North Hatley, north of Montreal. During that time, the quintet led by singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan wrote, wo Canadian rock act Stars spent the early part of 2004 in the small Quebec town of North…

  17. Wilco, Franz Donate Rarities For Tsunami CD

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed rare or previously unreleased tracks to a double-disc compilation that will raise funds for Asian tsunami Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed…

  18. Billboard Bits: CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop 3 Doors Down has been tapped to replace Los Lonely Boys at CMT's live music special from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena the night before the Super Bowl. The show will be headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd and also feature Jo Dee Messina. "…

  19. Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles. SMiLE, BRIAN: Brian Wilson's Carnegie Hall performances of the legendary "lost" album "SMiLE" will get an…

  20. THE TANGLED WEB

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destinations: Brian Wilson, Phish, Grandaddy & Ray Charles /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News Ray Charles , Brian Wilson …

Pages