1. Q&A With The Fray: New Album 'Scars & Stories,' 10 Years of Hits

    February 07, 2012 2:45 PM EST On Jan. 20, Chart Beat sat down with the Fray 's Isaac Slade and Joe King before the band's performance at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York. The Denver-based quartet, rounded out by Dave Welsh and Dan Wysocki, performed at the venue (in…

  2. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Planning Espresso Blend

    January 31, 2012 6:10 PM EST With indie rock titans LCD Soundsystem behind him, James Murphy's taking his talents to another industry that requires exacting production. "I make a lot of coffee," the musician told New York Magazine after the Sundance premiere of his concert documentary, "Shut Up and…

  3. Wilco Gets Animated With Popeye & Olive Oyl For 'Dawned On Me' Video

    January 25, 2012 1:09 PM EST When we first saw that Wilco was featured in a "Popeye the Sailor Man" comic strip with its own brand of spinach, we figured it was nothing more than a nod to the band's unconventional merch efforts . Now it all makes sense. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,&…

  4. Wilco Gets Fashion Boost for 'Whole Love' Video: Watch

    January 06, 2012 9:25 PM EST Wilco 's latest video is getting some "Love" from the fashion world. Frontman Jeff Tweedy's son Spencer directed a video for the title track of the band's self-released "The Whole Love," which features an appearance from fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson.…

  5. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  6. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

  7. Wilco Considered Splitting 'The Whole Love' Into Two Albums

    October 05, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Wilco's latest recording sessions almost yielded two albums rather than just "The Whole Love," the group's eighth studio album, which was released Sept. 27 as the first release on Wilco's own dBpm Records label. Multi-instrumentalist and "The Whole Love" co…

  8. J. Cole Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Blink-182 Snags No. 2

    October 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Just one week after we saw 85-year old Tony Bennett grab his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole, 26, bows in the No. 1 slot with "Cole World: the Sideline Story,…

  9. J. Cole, Blink-182 Prepare to Rock Billboard 200 Chart

    September 30, 2011 5:45 PM EDT As reported earlier, J. Cole is looking to snag his first No. 1 album -- with his first release -- next week on the Billboard 200 as his "Cole World: the Sideline Story" should easily top the list. Industry sources say the set is on track to sell around 240,000 copies by the end of…

  10. J. Cole's 'World' Album Headed for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 28, 2011 8:30 PM EDT Watch for J. Cole to debut atop the Billboard 200 next week with his first album "Cole World: the Sideline Story," which could move as many as 240,000 to 250,000 copies by week's end on Oct. 2, so say industry prognosticators. If the 26-year old Roc Nation/Columbia rapper opens…

  11. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,' Diva Moments & Pompous Journos

    September 27, 2011 5:30 PM EDT There's something about Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy that suggests that, generally speaking, he does what he pleases. In recent years, this includes starting Wilco's own record label (dBpm) and music festival (Solid Sound), and oddly enough, covering the Black Eyed Peas . One day he&…

  12. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Covers Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling': Watch

    September 07, 2011 12:38 PM EDT Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is a known pro at folk-tinged anthems and alt-rock slow-burners, but what happens when he tries his hand at Top 40? Watch below, as Tweedy launches into an acoustic version of the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling." Performing at journalist Dan Sinker…

  13. Fall's 25 Most Anticipated Albums, 2011

    August 18, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Chart Article Chart Article Chart Article SuperHeavy | "SuperHeavy" Date: Sept. 20 Twitter: @SuperHeavy Touring: Possible in 2012 Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley formed a…

  14. Lollapalooza 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 08, 2011 12:45 PM EDT They came, they saw, they rocked. Neither rain, nor thunder, nor mud, nor malfunctioning gear could keep the Foos, the fans, the Mau5, the Monkeys or the Man from closing out Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary right. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits…

  15. Wilco, "I Might"

    July 29, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Demonstrating the power of owning your own label (dBpm Records), Wilco sounds more adventurous on new single "I Might" than the band has in ages. With a discography crammed full of curveballs, one would think that the veteran group would be out of surprises, but on "I Might,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier today. SwagSec still maintains control of…

  17. Wilco Announces 'Whole Love' Track List, Fall Tour Dates

    June 29, 2011 5:32 PM EDT Wilco has announced a release date for its latest album "The Whole Love," which will be available for purchase Sept. 27, according to published reports. The album will feature 12 new songs, including the new single "I Might." "The Whole Love" marks the band'…

  18. Wilco Releases New Single 'I Might': Listen

    June 27, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Alt-country troubadours Wilco headlined their own Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Mass. this past weekend, where they were selling the 7-inch vinyl version of a new single called "I Might." The single marks the first taste of the band's forthcoming album, revealed to be…

  19. Bonnaroo: 10 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    June 10, 2011 12:05 PM EDT The 10th annual Bonaroo festival kicked on Thursday night in Manchester, TN with enthusiastic crowds, sweltering temperatures and hot sets from a host of buzzworthy indie and hip-hop acts, including Twin Shadow , the Walkmen , Deerhunter , J. Cole , the Drums and more. Here's a few…

  20. My Morning Jacket, "Circuital"

    June 10, 2011 10:00 AM EDT One of the great glories of My Morning Jacket is the band's ongoing element of surprise. The group carved out a sweet, soaring jam-band niche for itself early on, and keeps toying with that perception. (Witness its challenging 2008 set "Evil Urges.") And while "Circuital…

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