Tom Ferguson

  1. Obituary: Mike McGeever

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former Billboard writer Mike McGeever died Feb. 19 after suffering a heart attack at home in Pottsville, PA. He was 48. An experienced trade journalist and occasional radio presenter, McGeever was a key staffer as radio editor during the launch of ...

  2. Global Pulse

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian act Sleepy Jackson's eclectic second album, "Personality," debuted at No. 10 on the ARIA chart one week after its July 1 domestic release. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Australian act Sleepy Jackson's eclectic sec ...

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    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leonor Watling's jazz-pop ensemble Marlango readies to for a global release of sophomore album, "Automatic Imperfection," through Universal Classics & Jazz. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Leonor Watling's jazz-pop ens ...

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    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Enthusiastic audiences and media exposure in India are luring Australian pop-rock act Taxiride back to the subcontinent. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Enthusiastic audiences and media exposure in India are luring Australian pop-rock act Taxirid ...

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    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Blunt talk suggests strong future for Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Blunt talk suggests strong future for Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini. Read Tom Ferguson's column. News Paolo Nutini , Tom ...

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    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish pop-rock act Snow Patrol clearly got most things right on third album "Final Straw" (Fiction/Universal)--barring the title. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Scottish/Irish pop-rock act Snow Patrol clearly got most things r ...

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    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Melbourne, Australia's the Drones are in Europe to promote their award-winning second album, "Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Melbourne, Australia's the Dro ...

  8. Global Pulse

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Becoming the first domestic hip-hop act to top the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s album chart has forced a swift reappraisal of priorities for Hilltop Hoods. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Becoming the first domestic hip-hop act to t ...

  9. Global Pulse

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fifteen years after its first album, pioneering U.K. "trip-hop" act Massive Attack is hitting the road to promote "Collected--The Best of Massive Attack." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Fifteen years after its first album, pi ...

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    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "At last, an Italian who can rap!" Virgin Records Italy GM Mario Sala says this is the typical reaction to Mondo Marcio from his European colleagues. Read Tom Ferguson's column. "At last, an Italian who can rap!" Virgin Re ...

  11. Global Pulse

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based hip-hop nine-piece the Herd is reaching a wider audience Down Under with an unlikely cover of a 1980s anti-war song. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Sydney-based hip-hop nine-piece the Herd is reaching a wider audience Down Under wit ...

  12. Global Pulse

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Academy Award-winning success of South African film "Tsotsi" is giving the music of kwaito superstar, TV presenter and actor Zola international exposure. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The Academy Award-winning success of South Afr ...

  13. Global Pulse

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST New Zealand's art-punk trio Die! Die! Die! aims to lock in label and agency deals for the United States and Europe during its stateside visit around South by Southwest time. Read Tom Ferguson's column New Zealand's art-punk trio Die ...

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    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Roxette guitarist Per Gessle has remained busy since the Swedish duo took an enforced break in 2002 after vocalist Marie Fredriksson fell ill: He has released five album projects. Read Tom Ferguson's Roxette guitarist Per Gessle has remained ...

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    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Global deadlines are looming for Editors, with an international touring schedule keeping the Birmingham, England-based alternative rock act on the road throughout spring. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Global deadlines are looming for Editors, w ...

  16. Global Pulse

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rammstein's status as Germany's leading rock export of recent years is underscored by its Grammy Award nomination for best metal performance with "Mein Teil." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Rammstein's status as Germany& ...

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    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST After spending two months in Australian clubs fronting his new band the Ordinary Fear of God, Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe will face a much larger audience on Jan. 25. Read Tom Ferguson's After spending two months in Australian c ...

  18. Global Pulse

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.S. R&B act the Pointer Sisters have been enjoying unexpected chart action in Belgium. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Veteran U.S. R&B act the Pointer Sisters have been enjoying unexpected chart action in Belgium. Read Tom F ...

  19. Global Pulse

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST According to Sony BMG, the Barcelona-born brothers returned to the top of the Media Control chart in December with Estopa's fourth album, "Voces De Ultrarumba." Read Tom Ferguson's column. According to Sony BMG, the Barcelona-b ...

  20. Global Pulse

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Ben Lee's "Awake Is the New Sleep" is Australia's indie success story of the year. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Singer/songwriter Ben Lee's "Awake Is the New Sleep" is Australia's indie ...

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    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian singer/songwriter Pete Murray is eyeing North America after mining multiplatinum success Down Under. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Australian singer/songwriter Pete Murray is eyeing North America after mining multiplatinum success Do ...

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    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australians are having their way with "She Will Have Her Way," a tribute to New Zealand songwriters Neil and Tim Finn. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Australians are having their way with "She Will Have Her Way," a tribute to ...

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    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes says the title of her sophomore album, "The Roads Don't Love You," reflects the havoc endless touring wreaks on the mind. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes says ...

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    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's love affair with jazz continues with American-born Paris resident Brisa Roche. Read Tom Ferguson's column. France's love affair with jazz continues with American-born Paris resident Brisa Roche. Read Tom Ferguson's col ...

  25. Global Pulse

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six years after previous studio album "Ideal Crash" (Island), top Belgian alternative rock quintet Deus is back with "Pocket Revolution." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Six years after previous studio album "Ideal Crash& ...

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    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Scottish act Simple Minds are back on European charts with their 15th studio album, "Black & White 050505." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Veteran Scottish act Simple Minds are back on European charts with their 15th st ...

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    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At 92, Australian country singer Smoky Dawson may be the oldest artist ever to release an album of new, original songs. Read Tom Ferguson's column. At 92, Australian country singer Smoky Dawson may be the oldest artist ever to release an albu ...

  28. Global Pulse

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some 26 years into their career, Liverpool, England, alternative rock act Echo & the Bunnymen are still going strong on new album "Siberia" (Cooking Vinyl). Read Tom Ferguson's column. Some 26 years into their career, Liverp ...

  29. Global Pulse

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Californian blues-rocker Beth Hart is on a roll in Europe. In early August, she received her first gold record in Denmark for the album "Leave the Light On." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Californian blues-rocker Beth Hart is on a rol ...

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    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tough times pay off for U.K. alternative rock quartet Supergrass in the making of the band's fifth album, "Road to Rouen." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Tough times pay off for U.K. alternative rock quartet Supergrass in the maki ...

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    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A decade into its recording career, Welsh alternative-rock quintet Super Furry Animals continues to develop on its seventh album, "Love Kraft" (Epic/Sony BMG). Read Tom Ferguson's column. A decade into its recording career, Welsh al ...

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    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Australian rock artist Jimmy Barnes scored his first chart-topper Down Under in nine years with album "Double Happiness." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Veteran Australian rock artist Jimmy Barnes scored his first chart-topper ...

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    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The figures are adding up for London-based pop quartet the Magic Numbers and their combination of country, soul and West Coast harmony. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The figures are adding up for London-based pop quartet the Magic Numbers and t ...

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    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG seeks independent companies in territories around the world who would be interested in Zamajobe Sithole's South African hit CD, "Ndawo Yami." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Sony BMG seeks independent companies in territor ...

  35. Global Pulse

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following the domestic success of her self-titled fourth album, Swedish pop/R&B singer/songwriter Robyn is seeking to license it internationally. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Following the domestic success of her self-titled fourth alb ...

  36. Global Pulse

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Italy will push electronic rock act Subsonica in Europe this year, buoyed by the domestic success of the Turin-based group's Virgin debut, "Terrestre." Read Tom Ferguson's column. EMI Music Italy will push electronic ...

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    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading Danish rock act D-A-D returned to its roots for its ninth studio album, "Scare Yourself" (EMI-Medley), released May 23 in the Nordic countries. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Leading Danish rock act D-A-D returned to its roots ...

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    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The delivery of Norwegian singer/songwriter Lene Marlin's third album came as something of a surprise to EMI Norway. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The delivery of Norwegian singer/songwriter Lene Marlin's third album came as something ...

  39. Global Pulse

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buoyed by its best reviews since forming 27 years ago, cult Australian outfit the Go-Betweens is touring through June in support of new album "Oceans Apart." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Buoyed by its best reviews since forming 27 ye ...

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    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand rock act Evermore, a star at home and in neighboring Australia, is chasing label interest in North America and Europe. Read Tom Ferguson's column. New Zealand rock act Evermore, a star at home and in neighboring Australia, is chas ...

  41. Global Pulse

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Anthony Callea's exposure on "Australian Idol" boosts his self-titled Sony BMG set. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Anthony Callea's exposure on "Australian Idol" boosts his self-titled Sony BMG set. Read Tom Ferguso ...

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    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first season of "Indian Idol" spawns a compilation CD and launches the career of winner Abhijeet Sawant. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The first season of "Indian Idol" spawns a compilation CD and launches the career of ...

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    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish artist Damien Dempsey sees his third set, "Shots," debut at No. 1 on the IRMA chart. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Irish artist Damien Dempsey sees his third set, "Shots," debut at No. 1 on the IRMA chart. Read Tom Fer ...

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    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will conclude her Showgirl tour at this year's Glastonbury Festival. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will conclude her Showgirl tour at this year's Glastonbury Festival ...

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    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases his first song in 27 years, solely as a digital download. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases his first song in 27 years, solely as a digital download. Read Tom F ...

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    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danish dance-pop duo Infernal aims to heat up European clubs this summer. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Danish dance-pop duo Infernal aims to heat up European clubs this summer. Read Tom Ferguson's column. News Tom Ferguson ...

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    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sicilian pop act Sugarfree has stolen the spotlight with its debut single, "Cleptomania." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Sicilian pop act Sugarfree has stolen the spotlight with its debut single, "Cleptomania." Read Tom Fergu ...

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    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. release of Scottish act Idlewild's "Warnings/Promises" marks the band's 10th anniversary. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The U.K. release of Scottish act Idlewild's "Warnings/Promises" marks the band&# ...

  49. Global Pulse

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Athlete's hit radio single, "Wires," helps propel its "Tourists" up the British album chart. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Athlete's hit radio single, "Wires," helps propel its "Tourists" up the ...

  50. Global Pulse

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roots duo Hush cements its popularity with five Danish Music Award nominations. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Roots duo Hush cements its popularity with five Danish Music Award nominations. Read Tom Ferguson's column. News Tom Ferguson ...

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