1. Rhett Miller on New Solo Album 'The Traveler,' Working With Peter Buck & Decemberists

    May 26, 2015 10:36 AM EDT Texas-bred singer-songwriter Rhett Miller has been making music since the late 1980s, most famously with the alt-country group The Old 97's . But over his long career, Rhett's kept an open mind to collaboration, and on his new solo album, that spirit rings true as ever. On The…

  2. R.E.M. Surprises At Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2009 9:46 AM EDT R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last night (March 11) at Carnegie Hall. The band was being honored with a tribute show that boasted 20 different performers interpreting R.E.M.’s vast catalog. Stipe was humbled by the depth and range of the evening, and proceeded to play “E-Bow The Letter”…

  3. Old 97's Rhett Miller Sets Fourth Solo Release

    March 10, 2009 11:22 AM EDT Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller is planning a June 9 release for his fourth solo album, a self-titled affair on Shout! Factory that he recorded during January and February in Dallas. "I like the idea of bouncing back and forth" between solo and band albums, Miller tells…

  4. Joe Pug

    February 24, 2009 5:56 PM EST Like many Americans, Joe Pug recently lost his job, which he optimistically describes as the official start date of his becoming a full-time musician. "I looked at the big bunch of gigs I had lined up and realized I just need to pay rent, pay for my phone, keep some food on the table and…

  5. Old 97's Ready 'Epic' New Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There seems to be a pattern afoot with Old 97's. Every time the group makes a new album, it is quickly followed by a solo set from frontman Rhett Miller. There seems to be a pattern afoot with Old 97's. Every time the group makes a new album, it is quickly followed by a solo set…

  6. Eclectic Artists To Rock SummerStage

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A typically eclectic crew of artists will perform in the coming months as part of the SummerStage series in New York's Central Park. A typically eclectic crew of artists will perform in the coming months as part of the SummerStage series in New York's Central Park. Among the acts…

  7. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  8. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sought after albums from R&B artist Ne-Yo (his Def Jam debut), Hawthorne Heights (their biggest album yet for Victory) and Alan Jackson (his first gospel album for Arista Nashville) are profiled i A new release from Elvis Costello backed by the Metropole Orkest, "My Flame Burns Blue…

  10. Old 97's' Miller Readies Second Solo Set

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the Old 97's might not have flanked Rhett Miller on his forthcoming solo album, "The Believer," the singer got some help from some pretty notable names -- even if in spirit alone. The set is due While the Old 97's might not have flanked Rhett Miller on his…

  11. Harper, Leo, Donnas Salute 'Rubber Soul'

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among the artists confirmed to appear on a song-by-song tribute to the Beatles' "Rubber Soul." Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among…

  12. Brazilian Girls Forecast: Catching On, With Verve

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Brazilian Girls are not Brazilian -— nor are they all girls. But one thing is certain: The New York-based quartet is an essential element in the re-emergence of the Verve Music Group's legendary Forecast label. The group's self…

  13. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Old 97's What A 'Drag' Roots/rock combo Old 97's' "Drag It Up" marks the group's debut for New West after three full-lengths for Elektra. It's the follow-up to 2001's "Satellite Rides," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's…

  14. Tunes On TV

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 28-Aug. 3, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 28 "VH1 All Access: Oh Winona!" VH1 Featured Artists: Beck, Foo Fighters, Rhett Miller, Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, Dave Pirner, Jimmy Fallon, Evan Dando. "Making the Video,…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  16. John Doe Gets Simple On 'Dim Stars'

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his... While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his iMusic debut , "Dim Stars, Bright…

  17. John Doe To Be Found On The Road

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year. After a Jan. 20 show in Salt Lake City, the artist has a slate of shows kicking off on Valentine's Day in Los X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year…

  18. Finn Plans Another North American Tour

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Crowded House/Split Enz singer Neil Finn has scheduled another North American tour in support of his latest solo studio album, "One All" (Nettwerk). The 15-date club trek, Finn's third through Former Crowded House/Split Enz singer Neil Finn has scheduled another North…

  19. Dashboard Shuffles 'Unplugged' Release

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Vagrant has moved the release date for the previously announced Dashboard Confessional live album and DVD from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17. Vagrant has moved the release date for the previously announced Dashboard Confessional live album and DVD from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17. The set, "MTV Unplugged 2.0,…

  20. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's…

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