1. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  2. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash 'Earth' First The sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set "Unearthed" arrives this week from American Recordings/Lost Highway, featuring 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during sessions for their four "American…

  3. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  4. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  5. Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill healt American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville…

  6. Exclusive: Cash's 'American' Outtakes 'Unearthed'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from his work over the past decade with Rick Rubin is being prepared for a possible Christmas release through American/Lost Highway. Tentati A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from the country legend's…

  7. Shortlist Prize Rolls Out 'Long List'

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The eighty-six nominees for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize have been unveiled as a precursor to selecting 10 finalists early next month and choosing a winner Oct. 16 in Los Angeles. The eighty-six nominees for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize have been unveiled as a precursor to selecting 10…

  8. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

  9. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 23-29, 2003. Ah, the sounds of summer. There's just so much live music on the tube, and this week most of it will be featured on the daily and nightly talk and news shows. Friday, as will be the case for the…

  10. All Tomorrow's Parties Solidifies L.A. Plans

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival has solidified its lineup. The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, which was postponed until Sept. 26-28 due to "sluggish ticket sales," has solidified its lineup. Among the…

  11. L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties Fest Postponed

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, originally set for June 20-22, has been postponed until the fall. A spokesperson says ticket sales had been "sluggish" for the alt The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival,…

  12. Counterfeit 2

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Counterfeit 2, Depeche Mode founding member/songwriter/occasional lead vocalist Martin Gore steps out of the shadows to deliver his long-awaited solo full-length. With Counterfeit 2, Depeche Mode founding member/songwriter/occasional lead vocalist Martin Gore steps out of the shadows to…

  13. but one day. . .

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, and Scott Walker—was a brave, artful attempt to break out of her avant-cab Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis…

  14. Nocturama

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Desolation shouldn't be this much fun. Desolation shouldn't be this much fun. Nick Cave has been waxing grim for more than two decades, and he's still the guy to go to if you need to get seriously dark. Nocturama, with its kaleidoscope narratives and surrealist, cuckoo's…

  15. Depeche Mode's Gore Preps Solo Album

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode singer/guitarist Martin Gore has set an April 28 release date for his upcoming Mute solo album, "Counterfeit2." The set, Gore's first solo album since 1989, will feature 11 tracks origina Depeche Mode singer/guitarist Martin Gore has set an April 28 release date…

  16. Nick Cave Plants New Bad Seeds

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tired of being bound by the traditional major-label album-tour-album cycle, Nick Cave marks a new chapter in his career -- one focused on spontaneity and capturing of-the-moment energy -- with the release of he and the Bad Seeds' Anti-…

  17. Cave, Bad Seeds Looking To Work Quickly

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming Anti-/Epitaph debut, "Nocturama," is to be the first of three albums released by the band over the next three years, Cave tells Billboard. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming Anti-/Epitaph debut , "Nocturama," is to…

  18. Sounds Eclectic Too

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best and most culturally valuable stations in the U.S. For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best…

  19. Update: The Promise Ring Calls It Quits

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Milwaukee-based underground rock quartet the Promise Ring has split, an Anti/Epitaph label spokesperson confirms. On tour to support its recent label debut "Wood/Water," the band reportedly announced Milwaukee-based underground rock quartet the Promise Ring has split, an Anti…

  20. Billboard Bits: Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi Epitaph-associated Anti Records has entered into a licensing arrangement with the U.K.-based Mute label to handle the U.S. release of upcoming projects by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Also home to Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Solomon Burke, and…

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