1. 'Head' Games With Brian Wilson

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for not going smoothly. The songwriter and universally acknowledged creative genius of the Beach Boys has variously walked out on journalists in mid-intervie Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for not going smoothly. The songwriter and…

  2. Elder Wainwright 'Happy' On Sanctuary Debut

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songsmith Loudon Wainwright III will on Aug. 19 release "So Damn Happy," a live album recorded in January 2002 at Los Angeles' Largo club and the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, Calif. The disc is Veteran songsmith Loudon Wainwright III will on Aug. 19 release "So Damn…

  3. Brian Wilson To Perform Aborted Album

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Thirty-seven years after aborting his most ambitious project midway through recording, former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, plans to resurrect the long-lost "Smile" album in U.K. concerts next y Thirty-seven years after aborting his most ambitious project midway through…

  4. Frank Black Sheds Tears For New Album

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock mainstay Frank Black and his band the Catholics are set to release their sixth album together Sept. 8 on spinART Records. Titled "Show Me Your Tears," it will be Black's ninth since the de Modern rock mainstay Frank Black and his band the Catholics are set to…

  5. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

  6. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest…

  7. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  8. 20 Years Later, Thompson Returns To The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The veteran folk singer/songwriter will be on the road in support of the recently released "Fashionably Late" (Rounder), Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The…

  9. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002 Eric Clapton, Matthew Sweet, Sugar Ray, Van Dyke Parks, and In Bloom will join Brian Wilson for an Oct. 6 benefit concert at Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The event will benefit the Carl Wilson Foundation,…

  10. Linda Thompson Returns After 17 Years

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's more than just a little irony in the title of Linda Thompson's new album, "Fashionably Late": The CD, which Rounder issues July 30, is her first album of new material since "One Clear Moment" came out in 1985…

  11. Silverchair Delays 'Diorama'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. The…

  12. Linda Thompson Arrives 'Fashionably Late'

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. folk rock artist Linda Thompson will release "Fashionably Late," her first new studio album in 17 years, July 30 via Rounder. The album follows 1985's "One Clear Moment" (Warner Bros.), and a pai U.K. folk rock artist Linda Thompson will release "Fashionably…

  13. Silverchair Peers Through 'Diorama'

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Australian rock trio Silverchair has set a July 9 North American release date for its Atlantic debut, "Diorama," which will arrive in Australia in April via new independent label Eleven. "This is our Australian rock trio Silverchair has set a July 9 North American release date…

  14. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  15. Life on a String

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rather than simply release an album version of her recent multimedia presentation Songs and Rather than simply release an album version of her recent multimedia presentation Songs and Stories of Moby Dick, Laurie Anderson has included some songs that derive from it—such as the moody "One…

  16. Fan Dance

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nonesuch 79625 Nonesuch 79625 Sam Phillips' first studio recording in five years (and her first for Nonesuch) will likely surprise those who initially discovered the singer/songwriter via 1994's Grammy-nominated Martinis and Bikinis (Music to My Ears, Billboard, Jan. 22, 1994) or…

  17. Laurie Anderson Sails On

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Laurie Anderson's new album, "Life on a String," due Aug. 21 via Nonesuch, could have been a whale of a project, but it ended up being something else. She originally planned to make an album drawn fr Laurie Anderson's new album, "Life on a String," due Aug. 21…

  18. Sam Phillips Offers Gentle Touch On 'Fan Dance'

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just over half an hour, the set packs a considerable punch with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics, and uniquely musical backdrops. Although Sam Phillips' new album, 'Fan Dance,' clocks in at just…

  19. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, Tricky, Sam Phillips

    February 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Tricky, Sam Phillips, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morissette, Ed Kowalczyk, guitarist Marc Ribot, drummer Carla Azar, Gillian Welch, Van Dyke Parks, T-Bone Burnett, DJ Mug A three-member panel in Geneva, Switzerland, refused to grant Bruce Springsteen's…

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