1. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas The video clip for the Foo Fighters track "Low," which was rejected by MTV and…

  2. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury…

  3. 'moe.down' Drafts Flaming Lips

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival. Slated for Aug. 29-31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, N.Y., the event will also feature Rusted Root a Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival…

  4. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  6. Super Furry Animals Tap Into 'Phantom Power'

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals will return this summer with their sixth studio album, "Phantom Power," due July 15 in North America and a day earlier internationally from XL Recordings/Beggars Gro Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals will return this summer with their sixth studio…

  7. Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles -- A new studio album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Evolve" (Righteous Babe). -- Dancehall veteran Buju Banton's "Friend for Life" (VP/Anti), featuring Sly & Robbie, Fat Joe, and Wayne Wonder. -- Modern rock outfit A.F.I.'s "…

  8. Aguilera, Jones Control U.K. Charts Again

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K. singles and album charts, released yesterday (March 9). Aguilera's "Beautiful" (RCA) notched a second week on top, as she Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K.…

  9. Timberlake, t.A.T.u Hold U.K. No. 1s

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit Awards, which featured a guest appearance by Kylie Minogue, helped his "Justified" album (Jive) return to No.1 on yesterday's (Feb. 23) new U.K Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit…

  10. Performers, Schedule Set For South By Southwest

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music-industry festival South By Southwest, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music…

  11. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  12. Tillis To Tour Again

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning next year. This after a 45-year career that has yielded more than 60 albums. The 70-year-old entertainer has a full s Veteran country artist Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning…

  13. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival After establishing herself as an international pop star, Britney Spears turned to acting. Now, Spears is said to be making a move into the restaurant biz. Crain's New York Business reports that Spears is partnering with noted New York…

  14. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond series of films. The MGM feature is the 20th…

  15. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards…

  16. Chemistry Is What We Are

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST One might expect raw, primal sounds to emerge from an outfit named after apes. But this four-piece band from Manchester draws inspiration from quieter sources: Standout song "Mr. Crow" resonates with One might expect raw, primal sounds to emerge from an outfit named after apes. But…

  17. 5:30 Saturday Morning

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who thinks that all female teenagers entering the music business are of the same cookie-cutter pedigree (a blond fashion plate who sings strictly made-for-radio fare) will be jolted from their Anyone who thinks that all female teenagers entering the music business are of the same…

  18. 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…

  19. Powerman 5000 Postpones Album, Tour

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Powerman 5000 has postponed the Aug. 28 release of its upcoming DreamWorks album, "Anyone for Doomsday?," so it can record additional new material for the set, according to the label. No new release d Powerman 5000 has postponed the Aug. 28 release of its upcoming DreamWorks album, …

  20. PJ Harvey Plots North American Return

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date headlining tour, kicking off Sept. 4 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Beforehand, the Polly Jean Harvey-led band will U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date…

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