1. Eels Ready Beard-Inspired Album

    May 21, 2009 10:01 AM EDT The Eels' E says his beard inspired the wolf-man style character that voices his songs on the group's new "Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire," which comes out June 2. "I had been working on some other music and was brushing my teeth one morning and looked in the mirror…

  2. Steve Howe Doing Double-Duty With Yes, Asia

    May 05, 2009 12:42 PM EDT Steve Howe expects to be making some new music with both Yes and Asia after the two bands complete a joint U.S. tour this summer. Though the guitarist insists specific plans are "hypothetical" at the moment, he tells Billboard.com that Asia is "hot on the trail of another…

  3. April 30, 2009

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Mariah Carey marries rapper-actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Darrell Sweet of Nazareth suffers a fatal heart attack as the…

  4. Pixies Getting Reissue Treatment With 'Minotaur' Box Sets

    April 21, 2009 12:09 PM EDT The Pixies studio catalog will be released in a pair of box sets in June, though neither will feature remastered sound and the bonus track situation is still up in the air. Both of the collections, due out June 15, will be titled "Minotaur" and feature the influential modern rock…

  5. Dave Matthews Band Talks 'Big Whiskey'

    April 10, 2009 12:01 AM EDT An exclusive video previewing Dave Matthews Band's new album and an in-depth conversation with Matthews himself. From the bluesy sax solo that opens the album, to the inspired songs and performances throughout, it's clear that this one's for LeRoi. Exclusive: DMB "Groogrux…

  6. Bob Dylan's 'Together Through Life' Due April 28

    March 16, 2009 11:51 AM EDT Bob Dylan’s new studio album, "Together Through Life" is set for release on April 28, Columbia Records announced today. "Together," recorded late last year after Dylan was asked to compose music for a forthcoming film by French director Oliver Dahan, takes its musical cues…

  7. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 2:19 PM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme sports demos and a gaming/tech zone. Killswitch…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  9. Ben Harper Rocks Out With New Band

    November 11, 2008 11:28 AM EST Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. "White Lies for Dark Times" is due in May via Virgin and finds Harper backed by guitarist Jason Mozersky, drummer Jordan Richardson and bassist…

  10. Ben Harper Rocks Out With New Band

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. "White…

  11. Mason Jennings, Oct. 25, Minnesota

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT How often is Chicago in the identical same part of the Universe? My aunt has a good point: If you are planning on time traveling and are expecting to end up in the same spot, you are in for the shock of your life. With the earth spinning and orbiting, you will end up a plum ripe in Outer…

  12. Things The Grandchildren Should Know

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett pens a memoir that's a great big grin winced out through gritted teeth. One of those musicians whose work regularly graces critics' year-end polls, Everett records sometimes as E but more famously as head of the forward-looking alt-rock ensemble…

  13. Fall Out Boy Album Moved Back Six Weeks

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story posted earlier today, Fall Out Boy's new Island album, "Folie a Deux," has shifted from its original Nov. 4 release date to Dec. 16. A post on the band's Web site cited concerns over Updating a story posted earlier today, Fall Out Boy's new Island…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at…

  15. Squire: Anderson 'Absolutely' Still Part Of Yes

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although it's hitting the road this fall with a different lead singer, Yes hardly considers ailing frontman Jon Anderson to be out of the band. Although it's hitting the road this fall with a different lead singer, Yes hardly considers ailing frontman Jon Anderson to be out of the…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  18. Vaselines, Mudhoney Rock Sub Pop 20 Bash

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sure, there were Nirvana songs on the first day of Sub Pop's 20th anniversary bash at Seattle's Marymoor Park. They just happened to be by the Vaselines. The shambling Scottish duo, so greatly loved b Sure, there were Nirvana songs on the first day of Sub Pop's 20th anniversary…

  19. For Squirrels Alum Tooke Cooks Up 'Artichoke'

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gainesville, Fla., musician Travis Tooke is back after an eight-year hiatus from the music industry with "Artichoke," his first solo album. Gainesville, Fla., musician Travis Tooke is back after an eight-year hiatus from the music industry with "Artichoke," his first solo…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year…

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