1. Avril Sets Date For Clap-Happy New Album

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne has penciled in an April 17 release for her new RCA album, "The Best Damn Thing." As previously reported, the first single is "Girlfriend"; it will arrive March 5 at U.S. radio outlets, Avril Lavigne has penciled in an April 17 release for her new RCA album, …

  2. Brett Gurewitz: Lessons In Independence

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epitaph Records in 1981, his father was lecturing him to take guitar lessons. The Bad Religion guitarist and punk-rock entrepreneur never sat down for cour Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epitaph Records in 1981, his father was…

  3. Juliet

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The perils of touring are many and include tables and chairs. September 11 I woke up this morning in Philadelphia. Four years later… God Bless us all. Last night was a trip. It’s midnight and I’m back in NY I spent the day with friends… in another life. Right, the show… None of us knew what…

  4. Hot Product

    June 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Transplants Ghost Stories To Transplants lead signer Rob Aston, hearing the trio's new songs on the radio is vindication. Aston says more than half the songs on the punk act's genre-hopping second album, "Haunted Cities," were intended for another project -- his solo album…

  5. Major-Label Transplants

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To Transplants lead signer Rob Aston, hearing the trio's new songs on the radio is vindication. Aston says more than half the songs on the punk act's genre-hopping second album, "Haunted Cities," were intended for another…

  6. Transplants To Drop Second Disc In June

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Punk trio the Transplants has inked with Atlantic, which will release the group's second album, "Haunted Cities," on June 21. Punk trio the Transplants has inked with Atlantic, which will release the group's second album, "Haunted Cities," on June 21. The set…

  7. Good Charlotte Takes On 'Life And Death'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I wear black on the outside because that's how I feel on the inside," Good Charlotte's Joel Madden deadpans when describing his romantic outlook. Though it's surprising to hear the lead singer of a multiplatinum pop/punk…

  8. Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) via September certifications by the Recording Industry After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first…

  9. Unreleased Strummer, Rancid Kick Hellcat Compilation

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo" compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label. Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo"…

  10. 'Punk Voter' Slates 'Rock Against Bush' Tour

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Kicking off Sept.…

  11. Vedder, Peppers Salute The Ramones

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones' 30th anniversary party Sept. 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Pepper A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones'…

  12. Social D Preaches 'Sex, Love And Rock And Roll'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran California punk act Social Distortion will release a new studio album, "Sex, Love and Rock and Roll" Sept. 28 via Time Bomb Recordings. Veteran California punk act Social Distortion will release a new studio album, "Sex, Love and Rock and Roll" Sept. 28 via Time…

  13. Billboard Bits: Warped, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Warped Tour, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden Rancid, Good Charlotte, Pennywise, Sick Of It All and Fishbone are among the acts set to play a Vans Warped Tour 10th Anniversary Reunion concert Aug. 20 outside of Boston. The show will take place one day after the tour's last…

  14. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  15. Try This

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. By bucking convention on her second album, "Missundaztood," Pink (and thus, her label)…

  16. Warped Tour Gears Up For 2004

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. The 2004 trek will wrap with a…

  17. Color Pink In Hues Of Punk

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After raising eyebrows with her last album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. Her third album, "Try This," finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  18. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pink 'Try,' Try Again After raising eyebrows with her previous album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. "Try This," due this week from Arista, finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  19. Beyonce's 'Baby' Stays Strong On Charts

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a third week in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a fourth on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The next three sp Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a…

  20. 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 …

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