1. Graham Parker and the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham Perform at 'This is 40' Soundtrack Party

    December 12, 2012 9:57 PM EST 0 0 0 While Ryan Adams was taking a seat onstage to start the "This is 40" soundtrack record release concert, the scene at the box office outside Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre may as well have been a scene from another Judd Apatow film. Lindsay ...

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  3. Fiona Apple Banked on Buzz to Build Anticipation for New Release

    June 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT For her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel . . .," Fiona Apple wasn't willing to let her work be mishandled. Nearly seven years ago, the reclusive singer/songwriter released third album "Extraordinary Machine," a project that ...

  4. Best Coast Team With Jon Brion, Urban Outfitters for Sophomore Album

    May 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino still writes all of her songs in her bedroom in Los Angeles, describing the setting as her "safe place." As the indie-pop duo continues developing a national identity and prepares for another U.S. tour, ...

  5. Best Coast's Cosentino Launching Clothing Line

    March 01, 2012 8:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Bethany Cosentino is bringing her style to Urban Outfitters, the Best Coast rocker revealed on Twitter on Thursday. The indie singer will launch her debut clothing line for the brand in May, following in the footsteps of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordo ...

  6. New Fiona Apple Album Coming In Weeks, Says Epic's L.A. Reid

    January 24, 2012 2:58 PM EST Fiona Apple sightings are few and far between, especially in the last six-plus years -- that's how long it's been since the singer last released an album before promptly retreating from public life. But according to Epic Records chairman ...

  7. Best Coast Addresses Lineup Changes

    December 09, 2011 8:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Best Coast has responded to the departure of drummer Ali Koehler on Facebook . The lineup change caused an online stir upon its announcement on Wednesday. Music blog Hipster Runoff broke the news, posting a photo of the band performing with a new dr ...

  8. Johnny Marr Enlists Best Coast, Au Revoir Simone and More for Ray-Ban Project

    October 18, 2011 7:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie songs produced for fashion lines are as common as Converse sneakers these days, but Ray-Ban's "Raw Sounds" project landed a legend: Johnny Marr . According to Spin , the former Smiths guitarist was asked to pick four younger act ...

  9. Keane Strips Down With Jon Brion In L.A.

    December 08, 2008 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Keane was joined by producer Jon Brion on stage last night (Dec. 7) for several songs during its 14-song set at the Largo Theater in West Hollywood. The group, whose current album, "Perfect Symmetry," was produced by Brion, c ...

  10. Dido, "Safe Trip Home"

    November 21, 2008 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Dido counts herself lucky. She has two homes: one in Los Angeles and one in London. And by "homes," she doesn't necessarily mean houses -- she means places where she feels comfortable and creative. "London is still home -- but I ...

  11. Ludovico Einaudi Plays First U.S. Solo Show

    November 20, 2008 2:29 PM EST 0 0 0 A well-known name in his European homeland, Italian composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi gave his first American solo performance Tuesday (Nov. 18) at Largo in Los Angeles.With his unique blend of classical melodies, pop structures and ambient atmosphe ...

  12. Ludovico Einaudi Plays First U.S. Solo Show

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A well-known name in his European homeland, Italian composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi gave his first American solo performance Tuesday (Nov. 18) at Largo in Los Angeles. A well-known name in his European homeland, Italian composer/pianist Ludovico E ...

  13. 'Home' And Dry

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dido counts herself lucky. She has two homes: one in Los Angeles and one in London. And by "homes," she doesn't necessarily mean houses -- she means places where she feels comfortable and creative Dido counts herself lucky. She has tw ...

  14. Dido Brings It All 'Home' On New Album

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dido has slated a Nov. 4 release date for her oft-delayed third album, "Safe Trip Home" (RCA Label Group). Album track "Look No Further" is being made available as a free download as of today (Aug. 22 Dido has slated a Nov. 4 rel ...

  15. Free Download Introduces New Keane Album

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keane is introducing its third album, "Perfect Symmetry," with a free download of the track "Spiralling" via its Web site. The set is due Oct. 13 internationally via Polydor and a day later in North A Keane is introducing its thi ...

  16. Keane 'Nearly Done' With Third Album

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock outfit Keane is "nearly done" with its third album, according to a Web posting from pianist Tim Rice-Oxley. No title or release date has been confirmed for the project, but it's likely to ap U.K. rock outfit Keane is "n ...

  17. Kanye Targeting September For 'Graduation'

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West is eyeing a September release for his third Def Jam album, "Graduation," which, as first reported here in January, will feature Coldplay's Chris Martin on the song "Homecoming" as well as t Kanye West is eyeing a ...

  18. Jon Brion / March 9, 11, 2007 / Chicago (Steppenwolf Theatre; the Hideout)

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jon Brion doesn't get out much, but he sure gets around. Composer, singer, songwriter, session musician, producer: Brion's name crops up at a pretty regular clip even if they guy rarely seems to leave Jon Brion doesn't get out much, b ...

  19. Kanye Rolling With Chris Martin On New Album

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West is hard at work on his next album, "Graduation," tentatively due in late 2007 via Def Jam. The artist tells Billboard the likely first single from the album will be "Homecoming" featuring C Kanye West is hard at work o ...

  20. KAADA, "Music for Moviebikers"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he would've given Ennio Morricone and John Barry a serious run for their money. It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't mak ...

  21. FERNANDO, "Enter to Exit"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock. Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock. It's a hazy waltz of Liverpudlian rolls and Topanga Canyon-esque wav ...

  22. Lennon Readies First Album In Eight Years

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eight years after his solo debut, Sean Lennon will return Sept. 26 with the Capitol album "Friendly Fire," which features contributions from Jon Brion, session drummer Matt Chamberlain, Cibo Matto's Y Eight years after his solo debut, ...

  23. Dido Working On Third Album With Jon Brion

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. vocalist Dido has drafted producer/songwriter Jon Brion to assist with her third studio album, which could be out before the end of the year via Arista. Drummer Matt Chamberlain has also particip U.K. vocalist Dido has drafted producer/songwrit ...

  24. Battling Tendonitis, Brion Tiptoes Back Into Performing

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the Los Angeles club Largo, where any number of guests would stop by and help augment his whimsical one-man-band For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician ...

  25. Intonation Festival / June 24-25, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drawing thousands of indie rock fans to an obscure park on Chicago's west side is no small feat, yet as so many other stationary fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo, et al.) have shown, a good lineup knows no Last year's inaugural Intonation Festiv ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton Rapper Ghostface Killah and reclusive underground rock hero Roky Erickson have joined the bill for the Intonation Music Festival, which will be held June 24-25 in Chicago's Union Park. For Er ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Intonation Fest, Kuyahoga, Lili Claire Benefit

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Intonation Fest, Kuyahoga, Lili Claire Benefit Robert Pollard, the Sword, Rhymefest and Erase Errata have been added to the lineup for the Intonation Music Festival, which will be held June 24-25 at Chicago's Union Park. Also new to the ...

  28. For Kanye, Confidence Is King

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropou ...

  29. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West Better 'Late' Than Never For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropout ...

  30. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B quartet 112's "Pleasure & Pain" (Def Soul/Def Jam) Former Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips' Lost Highway debut, "Winter Pays for S ...

  31. The Giant Pin

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The second CD for the wittily named band the Nels Cline Singers, an instrumental outside-the-lines jazz group, arrives in the wake of Cline's enlistment as Wilco's go-to guitarist. The second CD for the wittily named band the Nels Cline Si ...

  32. Pearl Jam, Mudhoney Rock For Votes

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, Queensryche, X's John Doe and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion are among the acts confirmed to perform at No Vote Left Behind, a festival/political f Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, ...

  33. PJ Harvey Heads West

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has confirmed six summer California shows. Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the ...

  34. Whoa, 'Baby': Evan Dando Returns

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 He burned out, dropped out and all but disappeared. Now, more than a decade after delivering the Lemonheads' acclaimed "It's a Shame About Ray," Evan Dando has returned with "Baby I'm Bored." He burned out, dropped ...

  35. Fiona Apple At Work On New Album

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her third Epic studio album. While a July 22 release date has been circulating online, a spokesperson says it will most likely arrive closer to September. Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her th ...

  36. Largo

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In jazz, the term "cutting edge" conjures expectations of something so "out there" that it is not ready for mass acceptance. In jazz, the term "cutting edge" conjures expectations of something so "out there" t ...

  37. Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up t Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have ...

  38. Phillips Brings The 'Love,' Tours With Doe, Hersh

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grant-Lee Phillips will commercially release "Ladies' Love Oracle," a collection of solo acoustic material, Aug. 20 via Zoe/Rounder. Recorded over the course of three days during October 1999 in produ Grant-Lee Phillips will commercia ...

  39. Elliott Smith Finishes 'Basement' Tapes

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album, tentatively titled "From a Basement on the Hill," according to manager Scott Booker. While label and release date informati Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has co ...

  40. Beck Re-Teams With Producer Godrich

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beck's official Web site confirms the artist is planning to enter a studio soon with producer Nigel Godrich to work on his long-awaited new album. Recording will follow the rapid, informal pace Godric Beck's official Web site confirms the ...

  41. Old 97s' Miller Looks To Ex-Grays For Solo Debut

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller is recording tracks in Los Angeles for his solo debut, with former Grays principal Jon Brion producing and that group's drummer, Dan McCarroll, lending a hand on some tra Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller is recording ...

  42. Beck Preps For Benefit With Low-Key Warm-Ups

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, in preparation for his acoustic performance tonight (Feb. 26) at L.A.'s Wiltern Theatre, as part of the Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs S ...

  43. Tweekend

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the four years since Los Angeles duo the Crystal Method released its beat-pleasing debut, Vegas (and such accompanying infectious singles as "Busy Child"), electronica went from being the next big In the four years since Los Angeles duo ...

  44. The Crystal Method Plan Crazed 'Tweekend'

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Who says you can't be all things to all people? Not the Crystal Method. The Los Angeles-based duo has heated its cauldron of rock, hip-hop, and electronica alongside Limp Bizkit on the Family Values t Who says you can't be all things to al ...

  45. 500 Performers Lined Up For Bumbershoot

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta Lynn, and Taj Mahal, are confirmed to appear Seattle's 31st annual Bumbershoot festival, taking place Aug. 31-Se A head-spinning array of performers, includ ...

  46. Dave Navarro Reveals Life Lessons

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Navarro is clearly not used to facing the press. Settling down in a chilly Los Angeles conference room at Capitol Records to discuss "Trust No One" (due out June 19), his first solo recording, he Dave Navarro is clearly not used to fa ...

  47. Old 97's Jump-Start Their 'Satellite Rides' With Singer's Solo Gigs

    March 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In most cases, when the singer in a really great, but not huge, rock band starts playing solo acoustic gigs, it's not a good sign. It's usually only a matter of time before that guy has gone off on In most cases, when the singer in a reall ...

  48. Old 97's Jump-Start 'Satellite Rides' With Singer's Solo Gigs

    March 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In most cases, when the singer in a really great, but not huge, rock band starts playing solo acoustic gigs, it's not a good sign. It's usually only a matter of time before that guy has gone off on hi In most cases, when the singer in a re ...