Concept albums

  1. Gabriel's 'I/O' Takes Shape

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's long-percolating album project is moving ahead under the working title "I/O," representing the initials "Input/Output," the connection points on musical hardware. The alternative rock legend tells Billboard ...

  2. Fintage Inks Zappa Deal

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fintage Music will now be sub-publishing nearly 1,000 Frank Zappa titles outside North America. Zappa's widow, Gail, has closely watched over use of Zappa's songs for many years to protect the integrity of the legendary artist's wor ...

  3. Wilson Beams On 'Lucky Old Sun' Project

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sept. 10, the Beach Boy legend tells Billboard.biz. Wilson admits there is no specific timetable in mind for the recor ...

  4. Pink Floyd Catalog Arrives In MP3

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd is the latest heavyweight act to premiere their catalog in the MP3 format through digital delivery firm 7digital. With immediate effect, 7digital has released the legendary prog-rock band's entire albums repertoire as DRM-free down ...

  5. Lupe, Kanye, Pharrell Hoping To Make Full Album As CRS

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having already released one song via an online mixtape, CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers), the hip-hop supergroup featuring Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, is hoping to find time to craft an entire album. "Us Placers," which samp ...

  6. Smashing Pumpkins Name New Album, Add Dates

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album "Zeitgeist" and announced an unusual release date of July 7, a Saturday, for the project, which willl be issued by Reprise. The news was broken this morning to fans that had been ...

  7. Linkin Park Hits iTunes

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three of the group's albums available as of Aug. 29. Linkin Park, one of the few major acts that had yet to make its music available via Apple's iTunes Music Store, has changed course and pacted with the service. Three of the group' ...

  8. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the ...

  9. The Who Prep North American Tour

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off Sept. 12 in Philadelphia. The Who will kick off a fall North American tour Sept. 12 in Philadelphia. Seventeen dates for the outing were announced today (July 13) by the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey via satellite from Berl ...

  10. Muse Open At No. 1 In Europe

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British progressive rock band Muse scores a chart-topping debut on European Top 100 Albums with its fourth studio set "Black Holes & Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's new at No. 1 British progressive roc ...

  11. Muse Open At No. 1 In Europe

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British progressive rock band Muse scores a chart-topping debut on European Top 100 Albums with its fourth studio set "Black Holes & Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's new at No. 1 British progressive roc ...

  12. Sufjan Stevens Wins First New Pantheon Award

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, "Illinois." Stevens beat out nine other finalists for the $5,000 prize, which aims to continue the mission of the now-def Sufjan Stevens has taken home the fi ...

  13. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'American Idiot' holds off 'Bedlam' in '05 chart. 'American Idiot' holds off 'Bedlam' in '05 chart. News ...

  14. Beach Boys' Love Sues Former Bandmate Wilson

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love's attorney hopes the suit won't mar their good vibrations. (AP) -- Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love� ...

  15. Beach Boys Singer Mike Love Sues Brian Wilson

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seeks 'millions of dollars in illicit profits.' Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love's lawyer hopes the lawsuit won't mar their good vibrations. Love filed the lawsuit in federal c ...

  16. 'War Of The Worlds' Coming to The U.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT American producer Jeff Wayne is to take his hit 1970s musical album "The War of the Worlds" on the road next year as a full-live production. American producer Jeff Wayne is to take his hit 1970s musical album "The War of the Worlds& ...

  17. 'War Of The Worlds' Coming to The U.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Wayne to launch live production of album. American producer Jeff Wayne is to take his hit 1970s musical album "The War of the Worlds" on the road next year as a full-live production. Clear Channel Entertainment will promote the tour ...

  18. The Who, Samsung Partner For Free DVD

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Box set free with TV, home theater purchase. The Who's three-disc DVD box set, "Tommy and Quadrophenia-Live in Concert" (Rhino Entertainment), will be given away free prior to its Nov. 15 retail release to consumers who purchase sel ...

  19. Muse Sign To Warner

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next year after signing new recording and publishing deals with Warner Music and Warner Chappell U.K., respectively. British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next ...

  20. Muse Sign To Warner

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next year after signing new recording and publishing deals with Warner Music and Warner Chappell U.K., respectively. British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next ...

  21. Coldplay Opens At No. 1 In Europe

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third album "X&Y" (Parlophone) makes a stellar bow on European Top 100 Albums, opening at No. 1 after a spectacular first week of sales around the region. Having been confirmed on Monda Coldplay's third album ...

  22. Coldplay Opens At No. 1 In Europe

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third album "X&Y" (Parlophone) makes a stellar bow on European Top 100 Albums, opening at No. 1 after a spectacular first week of sales around the region. Having been confirmed on Monda Coldplay's third album ...

  23. Nine Inch Nails Returns On Top

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After nearly six years away, Nine Inch Nails rebounds to the top of The Billboard 200 as "With Teeth" (Nothing/Interscope) earns sales of 272,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soun After nearly six years away, Nine In ...

  24. System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team for a two-month North American tour later this year. Dates and venues have yet to be announced for the outing, which will begin in early August and featur System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team ...

  25. Nine Inch Nails

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST One of the most straight-forward rock songs the band has recorded, their latest track is anchored by a simple guitar riff and Trent Reznor's unmistakable vocals. One of the most straight-forward rock songs the band has recorded, their latest ...

  26. 'Massacre' Slays The Billboard 200

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST J.Lo comes in at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) bursts onto The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 1.14 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The figure -- the rapper's best sales week ever ...

  27. 'Massacre' Slays The Billboard 200

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" bursts onto The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 1.14 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The figure -- the rapper's best sales week ever -- topples last week's No. 50 Cent's " ...

  28. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries. "American Idiot" (Reprise) ...

  29. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  30. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  31. Studio Monitor

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST A look at "Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE," a Grammy Award nominee for best engineered album, non-classical. Read Chris Walsh's column. A look at "Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE," a Grammy Award nominee for best engineered album ...

  32. MusiCares To Honor Brian Wilson

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson is to be honored as the MusiCares 2005 Person of the Year at a dinner Feb. 11 at the Palladium in Hollywood. Brian Wilson is to be honored as the MusiCares 2005 Person of the Year. The songwriter, composer, producer and arranger -- wh ...

  33. Studio Monitor

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recording engineer Mark Linett gives a live touch to Brian Wilson's "Smile." Read Christopher Walsh's column. Recording engineer Mark Linett gives a live touch to Brian Wilson's "Smile." Read Christopher Walsh� ...

  34. Janet Gets New Managers

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson has signed with Wright Crear Management. The Virgin Records artist joins a roster that includes rapper Chingy and pop act the Backstreet Boys. LOS ANGELES -- Janet Jackson has signed with Wright Crear Management. The Virgin Records a ...

  35. Janet Gets New Managers

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson has signed with Wright Crear Management. The Virgin Records artist joins a roster that includes rapper Chingy and pop act the Backstreet Boys. Janet Jackson has signed with Wright Crear Management. The Virgin Records artist joins a r ...

  36. Björk

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With her seventh studio album, the Icelandic iconoclast creates her most reduced recording yet. With her seventh studio album, the Icelandic iconoclast creates her most reduced recording yet. News ...

  37. Ex-Kraftwerk Member Bartos To Keynote ADE

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Karl Bartos, a former member of pioneering German electronic music act Kraftwerk, will deliver the keynote speech at the 9th annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which begins October 21. Karl Bartos, a former member of pioneering German electronic ...

  38. Ex-Kraftwerk Member Bartos To Keynote ADE

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Karl Bartos, a former member of pioneering German electronic music act Kraftwerk, will deliver the keynote speech at the 9th annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which begins October 21. Karl Bartos, a former member of pioneering German electronic ...

  39. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  40. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  41. Wilson To 'Smile' On U.S. Audiences

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited "Smile" live performances to the United States this fall, after debuting the "lost masterpiece" in concert in the United Kingdom a Former Beach Boys mastermi ...

  42. Nightwish Claims Euro Chart Crown For 'Once'

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish scores a career best as its fifth album "Once" hits No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums after two weeks at No. 4. After reaching platinum certification for 30,000 shipm Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish s ...

  43. Nightwish Claims Euro Chart Crown For 'Once'

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish scores a career best as its fifth album "Once" hits No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums after two weeks at No. 4. After reaching platinum certification for 30,000 shipm Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish s ...

  44. Nonesuch To Release Legendary 'Smile' Album

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public Sept. 28, when a newly Nearly four decades af ...

  45. Library Of Congress Adds To Registry

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Library of Congress has made 50 new choices for the nation's Sound Recording Registry. The 2004 list, announced today (March 19), includes some of rock, pop and R&B's most-cherished albums, in The Library of Congress has made ...

  46. Jazz Singer Carl Anderson Dies At 59

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artist starred in Broadway's "Jesus Christ Superstar." Artist starred in Broadway's "Jesus Christ Superstar." News ...

  47. Three '90s Bowie Albums Set For Reissue

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie's last three studio albums of the 1990s will be reissued March 23 by Columbia, Billboard.biz has learned. "Outside" (1995), "Earthling" (1997) and "Hours" (1999) were originally released b David Bowie ...

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