1. Billboard Bits: Green Day, Judas Priest, Thrills

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Green Day, Judas Priest and the Thrills. Green Day has scheduled a slate of four club shows during which the band will play its new album, "American Idiot" (Reprise), in its entirety. The shows are set for Sept. 16 in Los Angeles; Sept. 18 in Chicago; the day of the album…

  2. One Plus One Is One

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Damon Gough, the wildly talented British singer/songwriter who records as Badly Drawn Boy, is proving to be as frustrating as he is brilliant. Damon Gough, the wildly talented British singer/songwriter who records as Badly Drawn Boy, is proving to be as frustrating as he is brilliant. Living…

  3. Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour, Frank Black has found time to prep two new albums, including a double-disc set. Tentatively due Oct. 12 via spinART is "Frank Black Francis," the first Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour , vocalist/guitarist…

  4. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen 50 Cent will be among the guest voices heard in the forthcoming 16th season of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons." The G-Unit rapper will reportedly be featured in an episode dubbed "Pranksta Rap." No airdate has been set for the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  6. Beasties, Green Day Lead Voodoo Fest Lineup

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60 acts that will play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience. Following last year's expansion to a three-day format The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60…

  7. Springsteen, Dylan, Pixies Salute Zevon

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Live recordings by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as well as newly recorded cuts by Jackson Browne, the Pixies and Ry Cooder will be featured on an upcoming tribute to the late Warren Zevon. Live recordings by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as well as newly recorded cuts by Jackson Browne…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  10. The Tangled Web

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: iTunes, MusicNotes.com and Underworld. MILESTONES, MORE 'TEARS': Apple's iTunes Music Store, in its eighth month of operation, has sold more than 25 million song downloads, according to the…

  11. Pixies DVD A Go, Tour Plans Unknown

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST While reports that the Pixies will reunite for concerts in 2004 remain unconfirmed, Billboard.com has learned there are two archival projects in the works. While reports that the Pixies will reunite for concerts in 2004 remain unconfirmed, Billboard.com has learned there are two archival…

  12. The Bad Plus 'Give' Again

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. As was the group's 2003 debut, "These Are the Vistas," the new set was produced by…

  13. Cobain 'Journals' Bolstered With New Material

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The paperback edition of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's "Journals" has been bolstered with 14 pages of new material, including an extended narrative about a semi-fictional serial killer. The paperback edition of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's " Journals …

  14. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  15. Triggers

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mon Dieu! Elfin New York-born Francophile April March (aka Elinore Blake) returns with her second solo album, the highly literate and insidiously addictive "Triggers." A '60s-pop and futurism mix that Mon Dieu! Elfin New York-born Francophile April March (aka Elinore Blake)…

  16. Stellastarr*

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While the likes of the White Stripes and the Strokes are busily mining '70s rock riffs and proto-punk sounds for a new generation of listeners, a second wave of new buzz bands—led by Hot Hot He While the likes of the White Stripes and the Strokes are busily mining '70s rock riffs…

  17. TMBG Documentary Heads To DVD

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock duo They Might Be Giants, is being readied for release on DVD. Plexifilm, in a An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack…

  18. Pixies To Reform In April?

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite next year. At deadline, rumors of a tour and a potential new studio album remain unconfirmed. The group's manager t A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite…

  19. A Mark. A Mission. A Brand. A Scar

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To understand the world of adolescent melodrama that Dashboard Confessional taps into, look no further than the title of its latest full-length: "A Mark. To understand the world of adolescent melodrama that Dashboard Confessional taps into, look no further than the title of its latest…

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

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 18-24, 2003. How about that blackout for ya? Well, the power's back on and the TV's glowing again, so life is getting back to normal. Now settle into that easy chair and look to the box for some musical…

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