John Benson

Roots Ready To Rock The Classics On VH1 Tour

Roots Ready To Rock The Classics On VH1 Tour

Being up for a new challenge is how Roots drummer ?uestlove explains the act's involvement with the first VH1 Hip-Hop Honors tour, which kicks off Sept. 13 in San Francisco.
Killers Corralling Rarities For B-Sides Album

Killers Corralling Rarities For B-Sides Album

A wealth of material that stateside fans most likely haven't heard will comprise the Killers' next release before the end of the year, according to frontman Brandon Flowers. Flowers also hasn't ruled out putting a new track or two on the album, which he hopes to have out by the holiday season.
Counting Crows Blend Loud With Soft On New CD

Counting Crows Blend Loud With Soft On New CD

After cleaning himself up both physically and mentally, Adam Duritz tells Billboard.com he challenged his bandmates earlier this year when the Counting Crows began recording a new album, "Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings." The set is expected in November via Geffen.
Raveonettes Indulge 'Lust,' Shop For U.S. Label

Raveonettes Indulge 'Lust,' Shop For U.S. Label

Danish rock act the Raveonettes has left Columbia and is shopping for a new U.S. label to release its fourth album, "Lust Lust Lust." The set is due Nov. 5 internationally.
Cartel Ready For Life Outside The Bubble

Cartel Ready For Life Outside The Bubble

Hindsight being what it is, Cartel singer/guitarist Will Pugh tells Billboard.com he stands behind the band's recent decision to write, record and produce its self-titled Epic debut album in 20 days as part of the MTV reality show "Band in a Bubble."
Adkins Impatient To Unveil New Single, Album

Adkins Impatient To Unveil New Single, Album

After a string of platinum releases, Trace Adkins tells Billboard.com he's not too worried if his latest album "Dangerous Man," which is currently certified gold, doesn't cross the million albums sold mark.
Montgomery Gentry Ready To Rock On Next Album

Montgomery Gentry Ready To Rock On Next Album

Getting back to basics is the idea for Montgomery Gentry's next album, which is tentatively due out in early 2008 via Columbia, according to group member Troy Gentry.

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