1. Ocasek Looks To 'Nexterday,' Cars Documentary

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Not much has been heard musically from Ric Ocasek since the release of his 1997 solo album, "Troublizing," as his main focus has been on producing such bands as Guided By Voices and Weezer. But with t Not much has been heard musically from Ric Ocasek since the release of his 1997…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden Former Cars leader Ric Ocasek will release his first solo album in eight years this fall. Due Sept. 27 on his own Inverse label via Sanctuary, "Nexterday" will include such tracks as "I'm Thinking," "In a Little Bit" and…

  3. Falkner, Walker Sign On For Cars Tribute

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are among those contributing tracks to "Substitution Mass Confusion," a tribute to New Wave icons the Cars, due Jan. 4 from Not Lame Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  5. Ric Ocasek Joins Elektra A&R Team

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Ric Ocasek has been named senior VP of A&R at Elektra Entertainment Group (EEG). As expected, Ric Ocasek has been named senior VP of A&R at Elektra Entertainment Group (EEG), Billboard Bulletin reports. Ocasek, frontman for legendary Elektra act the Cars, has in recent…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  7. Rock Steady

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of Saturn, the members of No Doubt decided it was time to party, creating the dancehall and new-wave-influenced R After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of…

  8. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope album, "Rock Steady," and he says…

  9. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  10. Weezer Shooting For New Album By Next May

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The members of Weezer are planning to have their fourth studio album ready by May 2002, and have laid down a total of 24 demos in the past week, according to a post over the weekend on the band's <a h The members of Weezer are planning to have their fourth studio album ready by May…

  11. Weezer

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a commercially disappointing experiment with edgier indie rock on the 1996 cult classic, Pinkerton, Weezer returns from an extended hiatus with this eponymous set—a back-to-basics effort After a commercially disappointing experiment with edgier indie rock on the 1996 cult classic,…

  12. Isolation Drills

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike so many bands who have either carefully copied or mindlessly aped their British Invasion heroes, Dayton, Ohio's Guided by Voices has always followed the spirit rather than the letter of that mu Unlike so many bands who have either carefully copied or mindlessly aped their British…

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