1. Matthew Sweet Sets Release Date for Kickstarter-Funded 'Tomorrow Forever' Album: Exclusive

    April 20, 2017 9:55 AM EDT You can blame the long wait (six years) between Matthew Sweet albums on the expectations generated by a Kickstarter campaign. "That's why it took so long; I was trying to do multiple batches of real recording and be able to pull from it something ostensibly stronger than if I didn&…

  2. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  3. Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet Go '80s on Third 'Covers' Album: Exclusive Song

    August 19, 2013 11:07 AM EDT "Under the Covers, Vol. 3," out Nov. 12, focuses on the '80s. Listen to their version of Go-Go's classic, "Our Lips Our Sealed" After taking on the '60s and '70s with the first two volumes of "Under the Covers" series, Susanna Hoffs…

  4. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Callaghan (Exclusive Video)

    May 01, 2012 2:05 PM EDT With a little help from Shawn Mullins, the British singer/songwriter is making U.S. inroads with her debut album, 'Life in Full Colour.' " Shawn Mullins ' storytelling got me interested in songwriting," British-born singer/songwriter Callaghan reveals. "His (1998…

  5. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Seth MacFarlane, Gloria Estefan, the Bangles

    October 06, 2011 6:30 PM EDT HE'S ... A ... CHARTING ... GUY!: "Family Guy" and "American Dad" creator Seth MacFarlane make his Billboard chart debut under his own name, as "Music Is Better Than Words" debuts at No. 2 on Traditional Jazz Albums and Heatseekers Albums. The collection,…

  7. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MEDICAL CHART…

  8. Susanna Hoffs, Matthew Sweet Go 'Under The Covers' Again

    June 29, 2009 12:39 AM EDT Susanna Hoffs, the petite rock singer/guitarist whose band the Bangles remains one of the most enduring all-girl groups in history, has always had an ear for a good cover. "I taught myself music by listening to music," she says. "I would become obsessed with certain songs, and…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot throws its "Maggots" a fresh piece of musical meat, the Game unveils a potential retirement album, the Verve storms back with its first set in 11 years and DragonForce looks to break further Pop/R&B artist Solange's "Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams"…

  10. 29OnTV

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 17 "One Life To Live," ABC Featured artist(s): Jeannie Ortega. "Lil' Wayne Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Lil' Wayne, Robin Thicke. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured artist(s): Sheryl…

  11. Kracker, Hiatt, Sweet Cozy Up To 'Earl'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously unreleased songs from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker and John Hiatt will be featured on "My Name Is Earl -- The Album." Previously unreleased songs from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker and John Hiatt will be featured on "My Name Is Earl -- The Album." The soundtrack…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes strikes back on Dr. Dre's label, Sonic Youth slims down to a quartet, the Replacements quit arguing and record some new songs and "Dead Man Walking" is reborn in this week's Hot Product. The Billy Joel concert souvenir "12 Gardens Live" (Columbia),…

  13. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

  14. Billboard Bits: George Martin, Matthew Sweet, Plaid

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on George Martin, Matthew Sweet, Plaid Sir George Martin will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at induction ceremony to be held later this year in London. The "fifth Beatle" will receive this year's honorary member trophy for his contribution to British music.…

  15. Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. "Big Star, Small World" is due May 23 via…

  16. Sweet, Hoffs Team Up For '60s Covers Fest

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may not seem to the casual fan like the perfect pairing for a duets album. Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may not seem to the casual fan like the perfect…

  17. Black Does Iggy, Sweet Covers Petty On 'Reunion'

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Originally planned for a September release, the compilation "High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80s Films" will now arrive Dec. 1 via American Laundromat and Face Down Records. Originally planned for a September release, the compilation "High School Reunion: A…

  18. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  19. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A double-disc retrospective from singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, "Words & Music" (Island). A new best-of from country act Brooks & Dunn, "Greatest Hits Collection 2" (Arista Nashville). A new…

  20. Billboard Bits: Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Matthew Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones Matthew Sweet will hit the road in November for a North American tour in support of his two new albums , "Living Things" and "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu." Twelve dates are confirmed so far, kicking off Nov. 3 in Denver at the…

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