1. Nettwerk Plans Christmas, Kids Compilations

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab For Cutie and Ivy, Nettwerk America will add a third volume to its "Maybe This Christmas" compilation series th With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree,…

  2. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The first new album in seven years from Steve Winwood, "Almost Time" (Wincraft). -- Trip-hop pioneer Tricky's "Vulnerable" (Brown Punk/Sanctuary). -- Southern-leaning rock act Drive-By Truckers&…

  3. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that…

  4. Billboard Bits: Charlie Hunter, Tom McRae, Cutting Crew

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Charlie Hunter, Tom McRae, Cutting Crew Progressive jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter has set a March 25 release for his ninth album, "Right Now Move." The set will be his first for Ropeadope Records after releasing seven albums through Blue Note. Breaking away from his earlier…

  5. Billboard Bits: Brit Awards, Minnelli, Mellencamp

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brit Awards, Liza Minnelli, John Mellencamp The Strokes, Dido, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, and Sting are confirmed to perform at the 2002 Brit Awards , to be presented Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. As previously reported, Gorillaz snared a leading six…

  6. Dido Begins Work On 'No Angel' Sequel

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dido has begun work on the follow-up to her smash 1999 set "No Angel" (Arista), but says she probably won't devote her full attention to the project until April. "I'm still promoting ["No Angel"], unb Dido has begun work on the follow-up to her smash 1999…

  7. Tom McRae

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Tom McRae's melancholy debut album frames the small-town lad's ample discontent with somber melodies and stripped-down instrumentation. British singer/songwriter Tom McRae's melancholy debut album frames the small-town lad's ample discontent with…

  8. Hot Product

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Maxwell, Nathan Larson, Tom McRae, Bill Janovitz, Robbie Fulks, and more. 'Now' Or Never Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more…

  9. U.S. Launching New Album Prize

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, modeled after the U.K.'s Technics Mercury Music Prize, Billboard reports in its A The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for…

  10. U.K. Fave Tom McRae Makes U.S. Bow

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With his eponymous debut album -- a collection of deeply personal tunes dark enough to be dubbed "wrist-slashing" and "laceratingly bitter" by the British press -- Tom McRae knows he's teetering on th With his eponymous debut album -- a collection of deeply personal…

  11. Radiohead, PJ Harvey, SFA Vie For Mercury Music Prize

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's "Amnesiac" and PJ Harvey's "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea" have made the shortlist for the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, an annual contest that "aims to celebrate the best in B Radiohead's "Amnesiac" and PJ Harvey&…

  12. Special Feature: Pearl Jam

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST <b>Years ago, songs slated for the next Pearl Jam album would show up live beforehand. But this hasn't happened prior to the two most recent studio albums. Does it have anything to do <b>Years ago, songs slated for the next Pearl Jam album would show up live beforehand. But…