Punk

  1. Review: The Stooges' 'The Weirdness'

    March 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Stooges: "The Weirdness" Producer: Steve Albini Virgin Release Date March 6 The Stooges don't reinvent their particular sonic wheel on their first all-new album in 34 years -- and that's just fine. "The Weirdness" ...

  2. Review: Fall Out Boy "Infinity On High"

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST With "Infinity on High," a shamelessly melodic, wild and powerful pop record, the Chicago outfit has reinvented itself as the world's biggest boy band. The set, which opens with an intro by Jay-Z ("Yo! FOB!"), wraps catchy ...

  3. Koch Expands Distro Roster

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution started the new year with the addition of a handful of indies. Joining Koch's exclusive distribution roster is Bodog Music, Syntax Records, Latchkey Recordings and Indianola Records. ...

  4. Trustkill Joins Fontana Roster

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group's indie distribution arm Fontana has reached an exclusive deal with hard rock label Trustkill Records. Effective immediately, Fontana will begin handling Trustkill product for the U.S. market. Releases from the Tinto ...

  5. Hello Top 40, Goodbye Obscurity

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST When Drive-Thru Records first signed synth-pop act Hellogoodbye in 2004, the label had to keep its new band on the down low. Drive-Thru's multiyear deal with MCA/Geffen was coming to an end, and Drive-Thru co-founder Stefanie Reines didn' ...

  6. Victory Launches Revamped Web Site

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Popular Chicago label relaunches site with expanded store, download offerings. Chicago rock label Victory Records, the label home to Hawthorne Heights, launched a redesigned Web site last week. The reworked site boasts access to nearly every video ...

  7. LEGAL MATTERS: INDIE LABEL SUES MAJOR

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Right about now, members of the band Hawthorne Heights must be feeling a little like property. Indie label Victory has sued major label Virgin and EMI Music North America for "poaching" the band from Right about now, members of the band ...

  8. Victory Records Sues EMI Music, Virgin

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Suit centered on the band Hawthorne Heights. Suit centered on the band Hawthorne Heights. News ...

  9. Victory Records Sues EMI Music, Virgin

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Victory Records has sued Virgin Records and EMI Music North America for interfering with its contractual relationship with the band Hawthorne Heights. Victory claims that the major label "poached" the Victory Records has sued Virgin Reco ...

  10. New York Club CBGB Hosting Final Concert

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. News Patti Smith ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. New York Dolls Book First Major Tour In 30 Years

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off Nov. 6 in San Diego. The New York Dolls will kick off their first extended headlining tour in more than 30 years on Nov. 6 in San Diego. The Supersuckers will support on the outing, which runs through Dec. 2 in St. Louis. The group will ...

  13. Hawthorne Heights Sues Victory Records, Label Head

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band wants recording agreement rescinded. Hawthorne Heights filed a lawsuit today (Aug. 7) against its record label, Victory Records, and label head Tony Brummel. The band claims that Brummel's "overly-aggressive, unethical and illegal s ...

  14. Indies Tapped For 'Beer' Marketing

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tour launches June 2, DVD release set for June 6. The indie comedy, Beer: the Movie is set for DVD release nationwide, June 6 on Sony-BMG’s RED Distribution. The DVD is backed by a laundry list of indie artists on the score and soundtrack, some of ...

  15. Indie Tapped For 'Beer' Marketing

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tour launches June 2, DVD release set for June 6. The indie comedy, Beer: the Movie is set for DVD release nationwide, June 6 on Sony-BMG’s RED Distribution. The DVD is backed by a laundry list of indie artists on the score and soundtrack, some of ...

  16. Osaka Popstar Teams With The Topps Company

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Planning creation of 'Wacky Packages' sticker. Punk band Osaka Popstar has teamed with The Topps Company for the creation of an Osaka Popstar "Wacky Packages" sticker. The bonus sticker is housed inside the group's self-ti ...

  17. 6 QUESTIONS WITH IGGY POP

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Punk icon Iggy Pop says he has been holed up in "a little cottage in the boonies on a little river" in Florida writing music with his old band the Stooges. Punk icon Iggy Pop says he has been holed up in "a little cottage in the boo ...

  18. Ticketmaster, eMusic Link On Album Promo

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket buyers receive free digital Cars, Blondie album. Ticket buyers receive free digital Cars, Blondie album. News ...

  19. Ticketmaster, eMusic Link On Album Promo

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 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 Cars and Blondie. eMusic and Ticketmaster have teamed up to ...

  20. Ted Leo Signs With Touch & Go

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Next album expected later this year. Revered indie rocker Ted Leo has signed a new deal with Touch & Go Records and will release his next album with his band the Pharmacists later this year. Leo was previously inked to Lookout!, which issued h ...

  21. Hawthorne Heights Singer Brings Label To Victory

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST First releases due in May. Chicago-based Victory Records has entered into an exclusive, worldwide distribution agreement with Carbon Copy Media, a label founded by Hawthorne Heights lead singer JT Woodruff. Based in Cincinnati, Carbon Copy will is ...

  22. Victory Re-Ups With RED

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock label home to Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu. Chicago rock label home to Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu. News ...

  23. Victory Re-Ups With RED

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock label home to Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu. Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has renewed its agreement with New York-based RED Distribution. The deal comes after months of industry speculation as to where the sought-after label w ...

  24. Kobalt Pacts With The Hives

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inks exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Swedish rock act The Hives has sealed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Kobalt Music, the London-based music publishing group. The agreement covers all The Hives' future works, plus all ...

  25. Kobalt Pacts With The Hives

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inks exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Swedish rock act The Hives has sealed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Kobalt Music, the London-based music publishing group. The agreement covers all The Hives' future works, plus all ...

  26. Making The Brand

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rock band the Mooney Suzuki can thank Madison Avenue and Hollywood for keeping its music alive when the going got tough. Read Michael Paoletta's column. New York rock band the Mooney Suzuki can thank Madison Avenue and Hollywood for ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Little Dog Hops To Fontana

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label to issue solo debut for Curt Kirkwood. Los Angeles-based Little Dog Records has inked an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Fontana, the independent distribution arm of the Universal Music Group. Little Dog was founded in 1993 by mus ...

  29. The Beat

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bowling for Soup lead singer Jaret Reddick, Soup manager Jeff Roe, former Universal Records VP of promotion Howard Leon and veteran marketing/sales executive Mark Flaherty have launched the Decibel Co Bowling for Soup lead singer Jaret Reddick, So ...

  30. Thrill Jockey Signs Tom Verlaine

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Debut expected early 2006. Thrill Jockey has signed Television singer/guitarist Tom Verlaine, whose label debut is expected in early 2006. In the meantime, Thrill Jockey is planning a fall reissue of Verlaine's 1992 instrumental album, " ...

  31. Hershey Upped At EMI Music Pub

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Talent, marketing VP reports to Evan Lamberg. EMI Music Publishing has promoted Kevin Hershey to East Coast VP of talent, acquisitions and marketing. He was previously senior director. His signings include the Used, Thursday, Story Of The Year, th ...

  32. Universal To Distribute Victory In Canada

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. LOS ANGELES -- Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. The deal takes effect July ...

  33. Universal To Distribute Victory In Canada

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. deal still up in the air. Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. The deal takes effect July 1. Chicago-based Victory had a previous seven-year arrangement with Koch Entertainment ...

  34. Universal To Distribute Victory In Canada

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. deal still up in the air. Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. The deal takes effect July 1. Chicago-based Victory had a previous seven-year arrangement with Koch Entertainment ...

  35. Guitar Wolf Bassist Sekiguchi Dies

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hideaki Sekiguchi, who played bass with Japanese hardcore band Guitar Wolf under the name Billy, died March 31 after suffering a heart attack. He was 38. Hideaki Sekiguchi, who played bass with Japanese hardcore band Guitar Wolf under the name Bil ...

  36. Guitar Wolf Bassist Sekiguchi Dies

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hideaki Sekiguchi, who played bass with Japanese hardcore band Guitar Wolf under the name Billy, died March 31 after suffering a heart attack. He was 38. Hideaki Sekiguchi, who played bass with Japanese hardcore band Guitar Wolf under the name Bil ...

  37. Vans Warped Tour Lineup Grows

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Senses Fail, Something Corporate, more join bill. Senses Fail, Dropkick Murphys, Something Corporate and Atreyu have joined the lineup for the 11th annual Vans Warped tour. They join previously announced performers the Offspring, the Transplants a ...

  38. Sweden's Grammis Break Out In Hives

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Hives were the big winners at the 23rd annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. The Hives were the big winners at the 23rd annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. The band wo ...

  39. Sweden's Grammis Break Out In Hives

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Hives were the big winners at the 23rd annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. The Hives were the big winners at the 23rd annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. The band wo ...

  40. Epitaph Planning Package Tour

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hard rock acts on the Epitaph label will embark on a package tour early next year, set to run Feb. 2-March 19. Hard rock acts on the Epitaph label will embark on a package tour early next year. The inaugural Epitaph Tour, to run Feb. 2-March 19, w ...

  41. Sugarcult Leads Sub City Tour

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The fifth annual Sub City Take Action! tour kicks off Feb. 2, 2005, in Washington, D.C., with headliner Sugarcult. Other acts on the bill include the Early November, Hawthorne Heights and Head Automat The fifth annual Sub City Take Action! tour ki ...

  42. Sum 41

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41's most mature album to date is one more reason why 2004 will go down as the year punk/pop grew up. Sum 41's most mature album to date is one more reason why 2004 will go down as the year punk/pop grew up. News ...

  43. Sanctuary Strikes Drive-Thru Distrib Deal

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based independent label Drive-Thru Records has inked a worldwide distribution deal with Sanctuary Records Group. The indie was formerly distributed through Geffen. Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based independent label Drive-Thru Record ...

  44. Sanctuary Strikes Drive-Thru Distrib Deal

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based independent label Drive-Thru Records has inked a worldwide distribution deal with Sanctuary Records Group. The indie was formerly distributed through Geffen. Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based independent label Drive-Thru Record ...

  45. Christian SuperTour Set For Fall

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary Christian rock acts Superchic[k] and the O.C. Supertones will team up for this fall's SuperTour, joined by openers the Wedding and SkyHarbor. Contemporary Christian rock acts Superchic[k] and the O.C. Supertones will team up for ...

  46. Label Vets Form Management Co.

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Label veterans Larry Jacobsen and Robert "Berko" Webber have teamed to form management company World Audience. Label veterans Larry Jacobsen and Robert "Berko" Webber have teamed to form management company World Audience. Jacob ...

  47. The Hives

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The band's signature brand of garage punk has been infused with a more mod, angular sound. The band's signature brand of garage punk has been infused with a more mod, angular sound. News ...

  48. Vagrant Signs Senses Fail

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vagrant Records has signed emo/post-hardcore group Senses Fail. The band had previously recorded for Drive-Thru, which released its EP, "From the Depth of Dreams," in April 2003. That title has sold 1 Vagrant Records has signed emo/post- ...

  49. New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.biz. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died Tuesday night (July 13) in Lo ...

  50. Punk Guitarist Robert Quine Dead At 61

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, was found dead Saturday (June 5) in his New York apartment. He was 61. Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, was found dead Saturday (June 5) in ...

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