1. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty goes solo for the first time in 12 years, Pharrell Williams finally brings forth his oft-delayed solo debut, the New York Dolls recharge after a 30-year hiatus and Tapes 'N Tapes climbs the A new album from hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5, "Feedback" (Interscope), with a…

  2. GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS, "Nineteeneighties"

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's always been a yucky nostalgia surrounding the '80s -- Reaganomics, "the decade of greed," and all that -- with the music of the era earning particular ridicule and frequently reduced to punchl There's always been a yucky nostalgia surrounding the '80s --…

  3. 'Gothic Box' Shines Light On Ultra Dark Music

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has rounded up the top names in goth rock for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Rhino has rounded up the top names in goth rock for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Despite…

  4. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed Fill 'Rogue's Gallery'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due Aug. 22 via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their…

  5. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). "Today," NBC Featured artist(s):…

  6. U2, Wainwright Rock Cohen Film Soundtrack

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and Antony are among the artists paying tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen on the soundtrack to the new Cohen documentary " U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and Antony are among the…

  7. Billboard Bits: MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur Christina Aguilera and AFI are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 3 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Aguilera will perform an as-yet-unannounced track from her next…

  8. Mojave 3 Completes New 'Puzzles'

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Mojave 3 will release its fifth studio album, "Puzzles Like You," June 6 via 4AD. U.K. rock act Mojave 3 will release its fifth studio album, "Puzzles Like You," June 6 via 4AD. The 11-track follow up to 2003's "Spoon and Rafter" reveals a more…

  9. Say Anything

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST A year after a nervous breakdown derailed his band's debut album and headlining tour, Max Bemis is ready for a second chance. Max Bemis is feeling much better these days. The Say Anything frontman is excited to be back on tour with his band, finally. "It's great being back on…

  10. MAN MAN, "Six Demon Bag"

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Incorporating the whole sea chantey/carnival barker routine can either make or break your act in rock'n'roll. It has done wonders for the careers of Tom Waits, Procol Harum and Tod A. of Firewater/Cop Incorporating the whole sea chantey/carnival barker routine can either make or…

  11. Nick Cave Tries His Hand At Film

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave is best known for his violent lyrics and legions of black-clad fans, but his latest incarnation is as screenwriter of a gritty Australian western. Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave is best known for his violent lyrics and legions of black-clad fans,…

  12. Pictures Speak More Than Words

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Smiles or not, this 'good-looking crew in nice jackets and cocktail dresses makes unpolished, violent, gorgeous noise.' When I first listened to Glaswegian foursome Sons & Daughters, I had to check out the photos page on the band's Web site just to see how seriously I…

  13. Nintendo Fusion Tour / Nov. 9, 2005 / Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With their fast-paced, hooky songs, non-threatening good looks, and coordinated thrift store wardrobes, the acts of Nintendo Fusion have a savvy understanding of their core demographic that's appropri Say what you will about the artistic or commercial merits of Lollapalooza's Golden…

  14. Top Acts Set For Spain's Benicassim Festival

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. The event will be held Aug. 4-7 and feature performances by Oasis, Keane, Nick Cave and the…

  15. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B vocalist Tweet's "It's Me Again" (Atlantic), featuring guest appearances by Missy Elliott. A new album from Detroit-based power-pop purveyor Brendan Benson, "The Alternative To Love" …

  16. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Phoenix, Little Birdy, Wolfmother and Martha Wai Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  17. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Nightbird" (Mute). The latest release…

  18. Before the Poison

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This time she works with, among others, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, who had a songwriting/production hand in eight of Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This…

  19. John, Aussie Stars Pledge Tsunami Aid

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elton John, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Bjork, Paul McCartney and such Australian stars as Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Kasey Chambers and the Finn Brothers are the latest acts to sign on for events to raise f Nearly four weeks after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean left more than…

  20. Mercury Rev Shares Its 'Secret'

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act Mercury Rev will return next year with a new V2 album, "The Secret Migration." Rock act Mercury Rev will return next year with a new V2 album, "The Secret Migration." In an unusual move, the 13-track set will be available Jan. 25 in digital form exclusively via…

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