1. Merritt Returns To 'Bubble-Gum Goth' On New Album

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been nearly 10 years since Stephin Merritt released an album under the moniker the Gothic Archies, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been working on one. It's been nearly 10 years since Stephin Merritt released an album under the moniker the Gothic Archies, but that…

  2. A Pirate's Life

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due this week via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their…

  3. Marques Houston Grows Up On Veteran

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Marques Houston is finishing up his third album, "Veteran," due Nov. 14 via T.U.G./Universal. R&B singer Marques Houston is finishing up his third album, "Veteran," due Nov. 14 via T.U.G./Universal. The set features guest appearances from Shawnna, Mya…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty goes solo for the first time in 12 years, Pharrell Williams finally brings forth his oft-delayed solo debut, the New York Dolls recharge after a 30-year hiatus and Tapes 'N Tapes climbs the A new album from hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5, "Feedback" (Interscope), with a…

  5. Braff Drafts Coldplay, Snow Patrol For 'Last Kiss'

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock acts for the soundtrack to his new film, "The Last Kiss." As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock…

  6. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed Fill 'Rogue's Gallery'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due Aug. 22 via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their…

  7. U2, Wainwright Rock Cohen Film Soundtrack

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and Antony are among the artists paying tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen on the soundtrack to the new Cohen documentary " U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and Antony are among the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Daniel Powter, ACM Awards, Antony & The Johnsons

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter plays 'Idol,' ACM Awards pay tribute to Buck Owens, Antony & The Johnsons keep busy. Singer/songwriter Daniel Powter will perform his hit single "Bad Day" on May 23's final "American Idol" performance show. The pairing is a natural one as…

  9. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artist(s): Burt Bacharach. “Phil Vassar: Piano…

  10. Thomas, Wainwright Sing For 'Robinsons'

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rob Thomas and Rufus Wainwright will contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the animated Walt Disney film "Meet the Robinsons." Rob Thomas and Rufus Wainwright will contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the animated Walt Disney film "Meet the Robinsons."…

  11. Bright Eyes Gets Busy On New Album

    April 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes is eyeing a spring 2007 release for its next Saddle Creek studio album. The three-person crew, whose current incarnation includes leader Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, has tapp Bright Eyes is eyeing a spring 2007 release for its next Saddle Creek studio album. The…

  12. Stars Unite For Anti-War Concert

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Activists and musicians took the stage for the "Bring 'Em Home Now" concert in New York. Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (left), R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe (center) and Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner pose before taking stage at the March 20 Bring 'Em Home…

  13. Artists Rock Against Iraq War In New York

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last night (March 20) in New York for the Bring 'Em Home concert, marking the third anniversary of the United States-le Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last…

  14. Stipe, Bright Eyes Rock Against Iraq War

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Devendra Banhart and Peaches have signed on for "Bring 'Em Home Now," a March 20 concert at New Yo R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright,…

  15. Stars Salute James Taylor In L.A.

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "Millworker" to Sting's acoustic guitar on "Close Your Eyes," a generation of singer-songwriters influenced by James Taylor paid tribute to him last nigh From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "…

  16. Ask Billboard

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Brokeback Mountain,' Kelly Rowland and Prince questions answered. 'BROKEBACK' SOUNDTRACK Hi Keith, I saw the film "Brokeback Mountain" and just fell in love with it. In fact, I loved it so much I rushed out to the record store the next day and bought the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Khan/Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Chaka Khan/Aaron Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal Chaka Khan and Aaron Neville are the first two acts signed to the new Burgundy Records, Billboard has learned. The imprint was founded by Joe DiMuro, the executive VP of Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group. Burgundy will be…

  18. VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Elton John's Christmas Party"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice hot cocoa or a coffee. DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice…

  19. Johnny Marr Readies Second Solo Album

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No label has yet been announced for the as-yet-untitled project. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No…

  20. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

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