1. Sufjan Stevens Wins First New Pantheon Award

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, "Illinois." Stevens beat out nine other finalists for the $5,000 prize, which aims to continue the mission of the now-def Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, …

  2. Blind Faith's Live Debut Heads To DVD

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Short-lived supergroup Blind Faith's live debut will be chronicled on the DVD "London Hyde Park 1969," due April 10 in Europe and the following month in North America via Sanctuary. Short-lived supergroup Blind Faith's live debut will be chronicled on the DVD "London…

  3. New Cars Ready To Roll With Album, Tour

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new version of the band, appropriately dubbed the New Cars. Confirming long-standing speculation , Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new…

  4. Sweet, Hoffs Team Up For '60s Covers Fest

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may not seem to the casual fan like the perfect pairing for a duets album. Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may not seem to the casual fan like the perfect…

  5. New Pantheon Awards Rescheduled For March

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Originally scheduled to be handed out at a Feb. 6 ceremony in Los Angeles, the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been bumped to an as-yet-undetermined date in March. Originally scheduled to be handed out at a Feb. 6 ceremony in Los Angeles, the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been bumped…

  6. New Pantheon Award Finalists Revealed

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 10 finalists for the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been chosen. The list includes albums by Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Fiona Apple, the Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Death Cab For The 10 finalists for the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been chosen, Billboard.com can…

  7. Rundgren Steps In For Ocasek In New Cars

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes are in talks to team with veteran singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren in a new incarnation of pioneering new wave rock act the Cars, which will tour and possi Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes are in talks to team with veteran singer…

  8. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawthorne Heights. "GAC Nights," Great…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat…

  10. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Dancehall star Sean Paul's "The Trinity" (VP/Atlantic). R&B veteran Toni Braxton's studio debut for Blackground/Universal, "Libra." Blues patriarch Buddy Guy's "Bring 'Em In,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Scott Stapp, Ric Ocasek, TMBG

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Scott Stapp, Ric Ocasek, TMBG Former Creed vocalist Scott Stapp will release his solo debut, "The Great Divide," due Nov. 22 via Wind-Up. The title cut has been tapped as the first single; a video for the cut was recently shot in an airport hangar in Los Angeles by director…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  15. 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…

  16. This Island

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. Instead, the self-described "electronic feminist punk" trio has been preaching to the converted. Until now, that is. On…

  17. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe…

  18. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal). "CMT Insider: CMA Special Edition,…

  19. Sweet Celebrates Life With Two New CDs

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between solo releases with two new albums. Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between solo releases with two new albums. "Kimi…

  20. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

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