1. Tweedy Gets Into Hunter's 'Heads' On New CD

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American politics and just old-fashioned fun, the singer says. Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American…

  2. Erasure, Lauper, Harry Anchor True Colors Tour

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and the Gossip will anchor the first True Colors tour this summer. Dresden Dolls, Misshapes and host Margaret Cho are also on boa As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and the Gossip will…

  3. Billboard Bits: Meg & Dia, VH1 Rock Honors, Hollywood Bowl

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing and distribution of its debut album, "So Real." The group remains signed to Doghouse, which issued the album last fall. Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing…

  4. Rufus Wainwright Seeing 'Stars' On Next Album

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crooner Rufus Wainwright is eyeing a May release for his next Geffen album, "Release the Stars." The 12-song set was executive produced by Pet Shop Boys principal Neil Tennant and boasts guest appeara Crooner Rufus Wainwright is eyeing a May release for his next Geffen album, "…

  5. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project.…

  6. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson visit Hospital Hospitality House in Nashville to raise awareness and support for the facility. HHH provides lodging for 2005 - Despite not having heard a human voice in six months, rapper Foxy Brown,…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "out" artists, two-letter names and album sales tallies. CAN YOU BE OUT AND SUCCESSFUL? Fred, Your opinion on "gay bands" got me thinking about some of my favorite groups and their success in America vs. Europe. The Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are two of my…

  9. Prince Gets 'Happy Feet' For New Soundtrack

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film "Happy Feat," due Oct. 31 via Atlantic. A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film "Happy Feat,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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."…

  20. 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…

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