John Benson

Sugarland Writing New Tunes, Partying With Chesney

Sugarland Writing New Tunes, Partying With Chesney

Even though Sugarland's latest Mercury Nashville album, "Enjoy the Ride," was only released last fall, singer Jennifer Nettles tells Billboard.com the Atlanta-based duo is already writing material for its next album.
Cursive Ready To Rock On Mastodon Tour

Cursive Ready To Rock On Mastodon Tour

Cursive frontman Tim Kasher admits the offer for his indie rock act to open for alt-metal band Mastodon caught him off guard. Pop/punk outfit Against Me! is also on the bill for the trek, which begins tomorrow (May 1) in Los Angeles.
Flyleaf Hoping New Songs Heal The Hurt

Flyleaf Hoping New Songs Heal The Hurt

Getting to the truth not only as a songwriter but as a band is what vocalist/lyricist Lacey Mosley hopes to accomplish with Flyleaf's follow-up to its 2005 self-titled album.
Tapes 'N Tapes Hoping To Hit Studio In June

Tapes 'N Tapes Hoping To Hit Studio In June

A whole bunch of untitled songs is what Tapes 'N Tapes singer/guitarist Josh Grier has at this stage of writing the band's next album, which will hopefully be recorded in June and tentatively released in the fall.
Wolfmother Hoping To Further Rock Ambitions On New CD

Wolfmother Hoping To Further Rock Ambitions On New CD

After taking home a best hard rock performance Grammy for its song "Woman" two weeks ago, Wolfmother is beginning to think about its follow-up to its 2006 self-titled debut. "We just recorded a song in Vancouver, so that's pretty exciting," singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale tells Billboard.com. "It's called 'Love Attacker.' It's the first (new) song in the year-and-a-half since we recorded the album."
Patton Plugs Away With Peeping Tom, Tomahawk

Patton Plugs Away With Peeping Tom, Tomahawk

After a few European headlining jaunts and scattered Stateside opening dates (including the Who and Gnarls Barkley), the time was just right for a full-scale U.S. Peeping Tom tour, frontman Mike Patton tells Billboard.com.

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