1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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, "…

  5. 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…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  7. Grandaddy Happy To Be Alive, On The Road

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild tells Billboard.com that once you've been driven over by a large truck and have broken various bones in your shoulder, life offers a bit of a new perspective. Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild tells Billboard.com that once you've been driven over by…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fountains Of Wayne, Mest and Grandaddy. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. WAYNE'S WORLD: The peppy power-pop of New York-based quartet…

  9. Full Noise Pop Fest Lineup Unveiled

    February 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST The full lineup for the ninth annual Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco has been finalized. The event will kick off Feb. 27 and will feature performances from such indie rock favorites as Superchunk, The full lineup for the ninth annual Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco has been finalized.…