1. Diana Krall Returns With Rock-Tinged 'Glad Rag Doll': Listen

    July 02, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Diana Krall is getting "Glad" on a journey to the past. For the jazz singer's '20s and '30s-inspired "Glad Rag Doll," she teamed with producer T Bone Burnett (John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson), making what the singer calls "a song and dance record."…

  2. The Dude Abides: Jeff Bridges Delivers a Self-Titled Album

    August 12, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Jeff Bridges is receiving the kind of exposure for his new, self-titled album that Otis "Bad" Blake would probably kill for. This month, Bridges is booked to perform on "Today," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "NPR&…

  3. Majestic Silver Strings Close 'World Tour' At Grammy Museum

    March 11, 2011 2:46 PM EST The Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's consortium of esteemed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz, opened and closed their 2011 "world tour" in one night, performing Thursday (Mar. 10) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The recording project alone required…

  4. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Talks Pregnancy Rumors, Arcade Fire Plots Tour

    August 16, 2010 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Addresses Baby Rumors While Beyoncé's decision to take a break earlier this year prompted rumors that she and husband Jay-Z are looking to have children, the singer says that there are "no dates,…

  5. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releases a retrospective box set, "On the…

  6. Elton John Recording Album With Leon Russell

    March 05, 2010 2:22 PM EST In an unexpected pairing, Elton John and Leon Russell are recording an album together in Los Angeles with producer T-Bone Burnett. Both artists have written songs for the project, which has no title or release date as of yet. Billboard.com has learned that Neil Young , Booker T. Jones , Marc…

  7. Jakob Dylan Joins Neko Case, T-Bone Burnett For 'Women And Country'

    January 28, 2010 11:24 AM EST J akob Dylan , the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who founded The Wallflowers , is readying the release of his second solo album. "Women and Country," a 11-song set due Apr. 6 on Columbia Records, reunites Dylan with acclaimed producer T-Bone Burnett , who produced the…

  8. Norah Jones Announces 2010 Tour Dates

    November 30, 2009 4:44 PM EST Although her new album is entitled "The Fall," Norah Jones is waiting until spring to embark on a 36 city tour, which kicks off Mar. 5, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The trek will see the veteran jazz-pop singer play midsize theatres in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and…

  9. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far, the drama swirling around this year's…

  10. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the as-yet-untitled project, which will also…

  11. Swell Season Follows 'Once' Success With 'Strict Joy'

    July 12, 2009 8:52 PM EDT Acclaimed folk duo the Swell Season will release "Strict Joy," the pair's first set of new material since their breakout on-screen performances in the indie film "Once." Due September 29 on Anti-, the 12 songs find Oscar winners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and…

  12. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT Veteran jazz guitarist Marc Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday this May with a career-spanning, week-long musical retrospective in New York City. Ribot will visit many of his critically acclaimed projects, including the Los Cubanos Postizos, his ode to Cuban roots music; the Young…

  13. Toussaint Teams With Henry For 'Mississippi'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with producer Joe Henry for his next album, a collection tentatively titled "The Bright Mississippi" due out in early 2009 o Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with…

  14. M. Ward, Marc Ribot On Jolie Holland Album

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jolie Holland has put the finishing touches on her fourth album, "The Living and the Dead," due Oct. 7 via Anti-. Singer/songwriter Jolie Holland has put the finishing touches on her fourth album, "The Living and the Dead," due Oct. 7 via Anti-. Holland…

  15. MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG, "Party Intellectuals"

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marc Ribot has been an active member of the NYC experimental music scene for years, lending his oddly shaped and often delirious guitar work to everyone from Tom Waits and Elvis Costello to the Lounge Marc Ribot has been an active member of the NYC experimental music scene for years, lending…

  16. Celebrate Brooklyn! Turns 30 With Hayes, Orton

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. Isaac…

  17. Crowes, Black Keys, Bun B Set For SXSW

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun and R.E.M. are among the names newly confirmed to appear at the 2008 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. They join previously announced per The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun and R.E.M. are among the names newly…

  18. Don't Call 'Em Duets

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant shocked many by agreeing to play a one-off show with Led Zeppelin in November in London. But he isn't particularly concerned that his fans might be taken by surprise by "Raising Sand," hi Robert Plant shocked many by agreeing to play a one-off show with Led…

  19. Plant, Krauss Cover Everlys, Waits On New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant and Alison Krauss put their collaborative stamp on an eclectic repertoire of material on "Raising Sand," due Oct. 23 via Rounder. Among the tracks appearing on the T Bone Burnett-produced Robert Plant and Alison Krauss put their collaborative stamp on an eclectic…

  20. Album A No, But Plant's Honeydrippers To Play Show

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The death of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun in December put the kabosh on a new Honeydrippers album Robert Plant planned to record this year. Plant tells Billboard.com that he and Ertegun b The death of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun in December put the kabosh on a new…

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