1. Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet Go '80s on Third 'Covers' Album: Exclusive Song

    August 19, 2013 11:07 AM EDT "Under the Covers, Vol. 3," out Nov. 12, focuses on the '80s. Listen to their version of Go-Go's classic, "Our Lips Our Sealed" After taking on the '60s and '70s with the first two volumes of "Under the Covers" series, Susanna Hoffs…

  2. SXSW 2012: 8 Things Seen & Heard Wednesday

    March 15, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Which R&B hitmaker is looking to collaborate with Shakira this month? How did The Staves deal with a chatty crowd at their show? Here's 8 things from Day 1 of South By Southwest 2012 that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Billboard @ SXSW • PHOTOS: The Scene From Austin …

  3. Record Store Day Highlights: Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor & More

    April 15, 2011 7:32 AM EDT As Record Store Day approaches on April 16, the fourth annual event continues to be an increasingly valued channel through which to sell music. The number of stores expected to participate will be about the same as last year: about 1,400 around the world. But the number of retail exclusives…

  4. 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…

  5. Portastatic Sits 'Still' In October

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Portastatic, the long-running side project of Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan, will return on Oct. 10 with its next Merge album, "Be Still Please." Portastatic, the long-running side project of Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan, will return on Oct. 10 with its next Merge album, …

  6. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest Musical pairings from throughout Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor's career have been compiled for "Collaborations," due June 21 via Capitol/EMI. The 17-track collection is highlighted by tracks with Peter Gabriel ("Blood…

  7. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track by the tribute's subject himself.…

  8. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  9. Tributo

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Born in Yugoslavia, composer/producer Suba migrated to São Paulo, Brazil, in the late-'80s and began producing records for such artists as Marina Lima and Edson Cordeiro, as well as collaborati Born in Yugoslavia, composer/producer Suba migrated to São Paulo, Brazil, in the late-'…

  10. Better Day

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The song "Live on Love" opens with the sound of Peter Holsapple laughing. The song "Live on Love" opens with the sound of Peter Holsapple laughing. It's an ironic moment, considering that Better Day—the third release by this supremely talented pop-rock sextet…

  11. Hot Product for Monday, March 5, 2001

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Aerosmith, Eve, Delbert McClinton, Pam Tillis, Blake Babies, Amy Ray. 'Push' Harder Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" (Columbia) is the first self-produced album of the band's career. And if the success of first single "Jaded" (in its…