New Wave music

  1. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  2. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  3. CBGB Founder's Biopic to Star Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal

    May 14, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving around the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. T ...

  4. CBGB Music Festival & Conference Coming to NYC

    May 08, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Although CBGB officially closed its famed New York location in 2006, the shuttered club -- founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 -- has lived on through CBGB fashions and radio. Now, the first ever CBGB festival will take place July 5-8 at venues acros ...

  5. CBGB's to Return...With a Music Festival

    March 15, 2012 12:47 PM EDT After a closed-door sale earlier this year -- which according, to the Local East Village, the ownership of the CBGB brand was apparently split between an unnamed party and the daughter of deceased owner Harry Kristal, Lisa Kristal (who had emerg ...

  6. MTV Music Meter Gets Upgrade, Integrates Tour Dates from Songkick

    February 15, 2012 5:13 PM EST MTV has improved Music Meter for iOS, Android and Web by integrating tour data from Songkick and adding lists for different music categories. Music Meter is a partnership between MTV Hive and 5 gum brand of chewing gum (whose display and pre-roll ...

  7. Exclusive: Story of CBGBs, Hilly Kristal, Birth of Punk Rock To Be Made Into Film

    May 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT The birth of punk rock in New York City will be chronicled in a film about the club CBGB and its owner, the late Hilly Kristal, according to the film's producers. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Kristal's daughter Lisa K ...

  8. Writing By Himself: Billy Idol's Book Deal

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billy Idol is writing a memoir - by himself. The bleached-blond punk rocker is promising a story of sex and drugs and 24-hour madness. He's calling his book "Dancing with Myself," in honor of his 1980s smash hit single. The 54-year- ...

  9. Buyer of CBGB Brand Files For Bankruptcy

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The company that bought the right to market the name of the legendary New York City rock club CBGB has filed for bankruptcy. In its punk heyday, CBGB hosted acts such as the Ramones, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Blondie. The venue closed in ...

  10. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 14). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  11. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 15). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  12. Devo Inks 360-Deal With Warner Brothers

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new 360-deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums. The company will internationally service all aspects of the ban ...

  13. Devo Whipping Up First Album Since 1990

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo, the new-wave band famed for its terraced headgear and the catchy ditty "Whip It," is putting the finishing touches on its first studio album since 1990. The as-yet-untitled release is scheduled to come out in the fall. It marks Dev ...

  14. Primary Inks McMann

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a multi-year marketing and administration agreement with singer/songwriter Gerard McMann. Under the terms of the agreement, Primary Wave will provide a wide range of services, including music consulti ...

  15. Former CBGB's Club To Be Men's Clothing Store

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The space of New York City's former seminal music club CBGB will be reopened as a men's clothing boutique from John Varvatos. "This store is going to be totally unique, different from our other boutiques," Varvatos said. " ...

  16. CBGB Founder Hilly Kristal Dies At 75

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, died yesterday due to complications from lung cancer. He was 75. Kristal founded the club in 1973 to showcase bluegrass and country acts, but it quickly became known as a breeding gr ...

  17. Universal Inks The Cars' Ocasek

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive agreement with former Cars frontman Ric Ocasek to administer his catalog of songs for the world excluding the United States. The catalog of Ocasek, a songwriter, artist and producer, include ...

  18. Andy Taylor Splits With Duran Duran

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist leaves ahead of tour, recording. Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. The band's founding guitarist has split with the band again, this time ahead of a string of U.S. dates, beginning tonigh ...

  19. New York Club CBGB Hosting Final Concert

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. CBGB was to host its final concert Sunday night (Oct. 15) after a 33-year residence in downtown New York as the iconic, grungy bastion of punk. The concert, headlined by rock poet Patti Smith, was to be the ...

  20. Duran Duran Videos Prepped For Download

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Twenty clips roll out Oct. 2. For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music videos is to be made available as digital downloads from Oct. 2. An initial offering of 20 clips will roll out across video-enable ...

  21. Duran Duran Videos Prepped For Download

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music videos is to be made available as digital downloads from Oct. 2. For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music ...

  22. Ticketmaster, eMusic Link On Album Promo

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket buyers receive free digital Cars, Blondie album. eMusic and Ticketmaster have teamed up to offer a free digital album download to fans who purchase concert tickets online for the upcoming "Road Rage 2006" tour, which pairs the Car ...

  23. Devo Revamps Tracks For Kids

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0. A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0. For the project, all five members of ...

  24. Saving CBGB: Supporters Still Have Time To Rally

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As that great protest singer Yogi Berra once sang, "CBGB ain't over till it's over." As that great protest singer Yogi Berra once sang, "CBGB ain't over till it's over." Yes, an eviction notice for failure t ...

  25. Artists Rally In New York To Save CBGB

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Public Enemy among those who performed. Blondie, Public Enemy among those who performed. News ...

  26. Artists Rally In New York To Save CBGB

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Public Enemy among those who performed. Blondie, Public Enemy, Bad Brains' HR and Institute were among the acts performing today (Aug. 31) in New York's Washington Square Park in a last-ditch attempt to rally support for venerab ...

  27. CBGB Eyeing Last-Ditch Summer Benefit Tour

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Downplays reports that club might move to Las Vegas. CBGB is hoping to host a 30-date festival of big-name acts this summer in a last-ditch effort to save the legendary punk rock club, founder and owner Hilly Kristal told the handful of journalist ...

  28. The Killers

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Upbeat and is awash with soaring new wave synthesizers, the Sin City-based group notches another multiformat hit. Upbeat and is awash with soaring new wave synthesizers, the Sin City-based group notches another multiformat hit. News ...

  29. The Bravery

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST For a band worth its weight in analog keyboards, look no further than the dancefloor-ready single by the new wave of new wave's latest the Bravery. For a band worth its weight in analog keyboards, look no further than the dancefloor-ready sin ...

  30. Gwen Stefani

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first taste of Gwen Stefani's solo debut is all dance, rock and thumpin' new wave style. The first taste of Gwen Stefani's solo debut is all dance, rock and thumpin' new wave style. News Gwen Stefani ...

  31. Tears for Fears

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British new wave duo's first album in 15 years is rich in melody and mood, guitar and piano. The British new wave duo's first album in 15 years is rich in melody and mood, guitar and piano. News ...

  32. Blondie

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blondie's first studio album in five years is a solid collection of quirky dance pop and cryptic rock. Blondie's first studio album in five years is a solid collection of quirky dance pop and cryptic rock. News ...

  33. Global Pulse

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tears for Fears reunites after 15 years for "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending!" Tears for Fears reunites after 15 years for "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending!" News ...

  34. Tube & Berger

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock icon Chrissie Hynde stars in German producer's King Brain's new remix single. Rock icon Chrissie Hynde stars in German producer's King Brain's new remix single. News Brain , Chrissie Hynde ...