1. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Starts Own Label

    January 27, 2011 8:52 AM EST W ilco , the Chicago-based experimental rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, has announced they are leaving their long-time label Nonesuch Records to start their own record company, dBpm Records. The band's longtime manager, Tony Margherita, will run the enterprise from his offices in…

  2. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Make 'Fight' Film, Warped Tour Bands Announced

    December 08, 2010 6:29 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Making Short Film With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Elijah Wood Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys , who continues to battle cancer, will write and direct a short film inspired by the band&…

  3. Billboard Bits: Gaga Cops To Cocaine Use, T.I. Gets Married

    August 02, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Dabbles in Cocaine, Not Sex In the cover story for Vanity Fair's September issue, Lady Gaga admits that she occasionally does cocaine. The singer says that she uses the drug "a couple of times a…

  4. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Metallica, Soft Pack, Depeche Mode And More

    January 28, 2010 6:26 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. A previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix song made its internet debut on Spinner . "Valleys of Neptune" is the first song off the new collection of previously unreleased Hendix studio…

  5. Johnny Cash Releasing Another Posthumous Album

    January 14, 2010 7:10 AM EST More than six years after his death, Johnny Cash will return to record stores next month with a new album featuring one of the last songs the country legend ever wrote. "American VI: Ain't No Grave," billed as the final installment in a series of comeback recordings overseen by…

  6. Arctic Monkeys / December 11, 2009 / New York City (Terminal 5)

    December 14, 2009 8:15 PM EST "Christmas" came early to fans that packed into New York's Terminal 5 for Arctic Monkey 's sold out show Friday night (Dec. 11). During the breakdown of "Fluorescent Adolescent," one of the breezier songs from the night's set, drummer Matt Helders emerged…

  7. Fever Ray / September 28, 2009 / New York (Webster Hall)

    September 30, 2009 4:01 PM EDT Anyone who's followed masked-marauding electro-pop duo the Knife knows that Swedish singer Karin Dreijer Andersson isn't really big on recognition. When she took the stage with her new project, Fever Ray , at Webster Hall Tuesday night (Sept. 28), the crowd was drenched in so much…

  8. Dr. Dog Signs With Anti-, Announces Tour

    July 29, 2009 12:21 PM EDT Philadelphia psych-rock quintet Dr. Dog has signed with Anti- Records, and plans to release a new LP in early 2010, the label announced today. The band also announced 28 North American tour dates, beginning July 31 in Portland, Ore. and ending Oct. 24 in their hometown. Dr. Dog's…

  9. Kylie Minogue Dreams Of Movie Roles, Not U.S. Success

    May 11, 2009 8:25 AM EDT Pop singer Kylie Minogue is not bothered that the music stardom she enjoys in Britain and Australia has eluded her in the United States but says she fantasizes about a credible film career. Minogue, 40, who got her start more than 20 years ago as an actress in an Australian daytime soap,…

  10. Yoko Ono, Roots To Play London's Meltdown Festival

    April 28, 2009 1:09 PM EDT The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots will open the event at the Royal Festival Hall…

  11. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis Lined Up for Roskilde

    April 17, 2009 3:22 PM EDT Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Lil Wayne and Coldplay are set to headline the 39th annual Roskilde Festival, to be held July 2-5 outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. Additional artists slated to perform at the seven-stage event, which is the longest-running outdoor music festival in the world…

  12. Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys Top Readings And Leeds Lineups

    March 31, 2009 8:30 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England's August Bank Holiday weekend (Aug. 28-Aug. 30). Other…

  13. Chart Beat- "Slumdog Millionaire," American Idol, Flex

    March 26, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. BEST IN…

  14. Pet Shop Boys Taking 'High Tech' Show On The Road

    March 24, 2009 9:35 AM EDT Pet Shop Boys will play European festivals this summer as part of the campaign for their 10th album "Yes" (Parlophone), including a headlining appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival according to keyboard player Chris Lowe. It was also confirmed today that Pet Shop Boys will…

  15. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help…

  16. All Tomorrow's Parties Heads To Australia

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT All Tomorrow's Parties will launch its first Australian events in January. Native sons Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will curate and perform at the shows, which run from Jan. 8-19 at a variety of venues All Tomorrow's Parties will launch its first Australian events in January. Native…

  17. Nick Cave To Pen Second Novel

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 20 years since his debut novel, Nick Cave will put pen to paper for a second work of fiction, "The Death of Bunny Munro." Canongate has acquired world rights for the book, due in September 2009 Nearly 20 years since his debut novel, Nick Cave will put pen to paper for a…

  18. Alberta Cross

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last year, British roots-rock outfit Alberta Cross released a seven-song EP, "The Thief and the Heartbreaker," via Geffen in the United States and Fiction in the United Kingdom to much critical succes Last year, British roots-rock outfit Alberta Cross released a seven-song EP, "…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. phenom Leona Lewis scores big in the States ahead of the release of her debut album, Ray J precedes his next set with a "sexy" single and P.O.D. reunites to rock with an old chum in this week's H A new album from Kim Deal's on-again, off-again band the Breeders, "…

  20. Barry Adamson Goes Pop With 'Cat'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Known for his work with David Lynch films and Nick Cave's Bad Seeds, Barry Adamson will try to shake the "noir" sound he's known for this spring with his eighth album "Back to the Cat." The ten song s Known for his work with David Lynch films and Nick Cave's…

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