1. Slipknot Drummer Launches Label

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. The imprint falls under the Sanctuary Records umbrella; its…

  2. Hot Product

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Crooked Fingers / Iron & Wine / M. Ward Meet The Folkers This week brings new releases from three acclaimed singer/songwriters, led by a new Sub Pop EP, "Woman King," from Iron & Wine. The set finds Iron & Wine mastermind Sam Beam broadening his acoustic-based repertoire…

  3. Billboard Bits: Death Cab, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Death Cab For Cutie, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana Death Cab For Cutie will offer its final release on longtime indie home Barsuk Records next month, in the form of the seven-track live set "The John Byrd EP." The collection was recorded during the band's…

  4. Billboard Bits: Love, Sigur Ros, Crooked Fingers

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Courtney Love, Sigur Ros, Crooked Fingers Reports that Courtney Love is writing a tell-all autobiography are untrue, according to the artist's representatives. "Courtney Love has received numerous offers to write her autobiography," her spokesperson tells Billboard.com.…

  5. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  6. Funky ABBA

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The notion of applying a funk-jazz coating to history's ultimate superlative for pop music—ABBA—may sound absurd in concept, but there are some delightfully inspired moments on "Funky AB The notion of applying a funk-jazz coating to history's ultimate superlative for pop music…

  7. Robbie, R.E.M. Overtake U.K. Charts

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct. 10) new U.K. charts. Robbie Williams notched his sixth best-selling single with "Radio" (Chrysalis) while R.E.M. gained its sev Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct.…

  8. N.J. 'Light Of Day' Benefit Expands

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For its fifth installment, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation's annual concert benefit has expanded to three nights of music. For its fifth installment, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation 's annual concert benefit has expanded to three nights of music. Already on…

  9. Townshend Site To Host Streaming TV Station

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The system has been tested in recent months with a live Who rehearsal and performances by Townshend-mentored singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller. Who guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site will soon play host to a streaming TV station dubbed "Who TV." The system has been…

  10. Land of the Sun

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. It was a disc of balladic love songs from Cuba and…

  11. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  12. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  13. Unlikely Star Groban Is King of Highbrow Pop

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Josh Groban recalls going into a record store to buy a copy of his debut album on the night of its release late in 2001. "They couldn't figure out who I was asking for. 'Josh Gorgan? Who?'" Groban recalls with a smile. It…

  14. Korn's New 'Look'

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While Korn's 2002 album, "Untouchables," earned the hard rock outfit a Grammy Award for best metal performance, the experimental set drew more than the usual share of ire from critics. But bassist Fieldy takes it in stride. "I…

  15. Melodica

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norwegian duo Frost unveils languid emotional electro-pop vistas on its spacious and lush debut "Melodica." Comprising vocalist Aggie Peterson and producer/programmer Per Martinsen, Frost's songs conj Norwegian duo Frost unveils languid emotional electro-pop vistas on its…

  16. Korn Sets New Album Track List

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The track list for Korn's next album, "Take a Look in the Mirror," has been unveiled. The 13-track set, due Nov. 25 via Epic, opens with the single "Right Now," which is No. 23 on Billboard's Mainstre The track list for Korn's next album , "Take a Look…

  17. Korn 'Looks' Ahead At New Album

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Korn will return this fall with its sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror." Epic will release the set Nov. 18, with first single "Right Now" due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early Octo Hard rock act Korn will return this fall with its sixth album, "…

  18. Rossdale Heads To 'Constantine'

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and Djimon Hounsou are poised to join Warner Bros. Pictures' "Constantine" for director Francis Lawrence. Based on an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book "Hellblazer," Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and Djimon Hounsou are poised to join…

  19. TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUMS

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/electronic.jsp 1. Emotional Technology , BT 2. Give Up , The Postal Service 3. Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life , Soundtrack 4. Louie DeVito's Dance Factory Level , Louie DeVito 5. Trance Party (Volume Three) , The Happy Boys Issue date: Aug. 23, 2003 News Lara…

  20. TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUMS

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/electronic.jsp 1. Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life , Soundtrack 2. Louie DeVito's Dance Factory Level 2 , Louie DeVito 3. Trance Party (Volume Three) , The Happy Boys 4. Deborah Cox Remixed , Deborah Cox 5. Give Up , The Postal Service Issue date: Aug. 9, 2003 News…

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