1. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST 1.627 k 204 4 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to ...

  2. Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet Go '80s on Third 'Covers' Album: Exclusive Song

    August 19, 2013 11:07 AM EDT 3.491 k 99 6 0 "Under the Covers, Vol. 3," out Nov. 12, focuses on the '80s. Listen to their version of Go-Go's classic, "Our Lips Our Sealed" After taking on the '60s and '70s with the first two volumes of "Un ...

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  4. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Callaghan (Exclusive Video)

    May 01, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a little help from Shawn Mullins, the British singer/songwriter is making U.S. inroads with her debut album, 'Life in Full Colour.' " Shawn Mullins ' storytelling got me interested in songwriting," British-born singer/s ...

  5. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Seth MacFarlane, Gloria Estefan, the Bangles

    October 06, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE'S ... A ... CHARTING ... GUY!: "Family Guy" and "American Dad" creator Seth MacFarlane make his Billboard chart debut under his own name, as "Music Is Better Than Words" debuts at No. 2 on Traditional Jazz Album ...

  7. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  8. Susanna Hoffs, Matthew Sweet Go 'Under The Covers' Again

    June 29, 2009 12:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Susanna Hoffs, the petite rock singer/guitarist whose band the Bangles remains one of the most enduring all-girl groups in history, has always had an ear for a good cover. "I taught myself music by listening to music," she says. "I wo ...

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slipknot throws its "Maggots" a fresh piece of musical meat, the Game unveils a potential retirement album, the Verve storms back with its first set in 11 years and DragonForce looks to break further Pop/R&B artist Solange's " ...

  10. 29OnTV

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 17 "One Life To Live," ABC Featured artist(s): Jeannie Ortega. "Lil' Wayne Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Lil' Wayne, Robin Thicke. "Larry King ...

  11. Kracker, Hiatt, Sweet Cozy Up To 'Earl'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previously unreleased songs from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker and John Hiatt will be featured on "My Name Is Earl -- The Album." Previously unreleased songs from Matthew Sweet, Uncle Kracker and John Hiatt will be featured on "My Name ...

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Busta Rhymes strikes back on Dr. Dre's label, Sonic Youth slims down to a quartet, the Replacements quit arguing and record some new songs and "Dead Man Walking" is reborn in this week's Hot Product. The Billy Joel concert souven ...

  13. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News P ...

  14. Billboard Bits: George Martin, Matthew Sweet, Plaid

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on George Martin, Matthew Sweet, Plaid Sir George Martin will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at induction ceremony to be held later this year in London. The "fifth Beatle" will receive this year's honorary member tr ...

  15. Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. "Big ...

  16. Sweet, Hoffs Team Up For '60s Covers Fest

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may not seem to the casual fan like the perfect pairing for a duets album. Veteran power-pop singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles crooner Susanna Hoffs may no ...

  17. Black Does Iggy, Sweet Covers Petty On 'Reunion'

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally planned for a September release, the compilation "High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80s Films" will now arrive Dec. 1 via American Laundromat and Face Down Records. Originally planned for a September release, the com ...

  18. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is comp ...

  19. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A double-disc retrospective from singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, "Words & Music" (Island). A new best-of from country act Brooks & Dunn, "Greatest Hits C ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Matthew Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones Matthew Sweet will hit the road in November for a North American tour in support of his two new albums , "Living Things" and "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu." Twelve dates are confirmed so ...

  21. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A solo album from former Fleetwood Mac principal Christine McVie, “In the Meantime” (Koch). The first North American-released studio album from Matthew Sweet in five years, “Livin ...

  22. Sweet Celebrates Life With Two New CDs

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between solo releases with two new albums. Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between so ...

  23. Nettwerk Plans Christmas, Kids Compilations

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab For Cutie and Ivy, Nettwerk America will add a third volume to its "Maybe This Christmas" compilation series th With a batch of new holiday recordings ...

  24. Hanson Forms New Label, Books Carnegie Hall

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brotherly pop trio Hanson has formed its own label, 3CG Records, through which it will release its third album, "Underneath," in early 2004. The band, which parted ways with Island Def Jam in May, has Brotherly pop trio Hanson has formed i ...

  25. Skywatching

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The mainstream got its first taste of Seattle-based singer/songwriter Pete Droge in 1994, when the infectious "If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself)" appeared in the movie "Dumb and Dumber." Those w The mainstream got ...

  26. Dixie Chicks Pluck Thorns For Euro, Oz Dates

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Thorns to open for them on their upcoming European and Australian tour dates. The alt-country leaning band of like-minded singer/songwriters -- Matthew Sw The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Th ...

  27. Hanson Sets Acoustic August

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brotherly pop band Hanson, which parted ways with Island Def Jam earlier this year, has set a summer North American acoustic tour. At the shows, the group will unveil a number of songs slated for its Brotherly pop band Hanson, which parted ways with ...

  28. The Thorns

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There are a lot worse things an act could be accused of than sounding like Crosby, Stills & Nash. There are a lot worse things an act could be accused of than sounding like Crosby, Stills & Nash. And that's exactly who comes to mind whe ...

  29. Sweet, Droge, And Mullins Blossom As The Thorns

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In joining together to form the Thorns -- a group focused entirely on three-part harmonies -- Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins do not seem to have created anything terribly groundbreaking. B ...

  30. Hot Product

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Phish Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • A new album from Pennsylvania modern rock act Live, "Birds of Pray" (Radioactive/MCA). • An album from Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and his band the Fer ...

  31. Pop Super-Trio Thorns To Unveil Debut

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Acoustic harmony trio the Thorns -- a group made up of singer/songwriters Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins, and Pete Droge -- is set to release its debut self-titled album May 20 on Aware/Columbia Records Acoustic harmony trio the Thorns -- a group made ...

  32. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lucinda Williams/Jayhawks A pair of roots rock veterans, Lucinda Williams and the Jayhawks, release new albums this week for Lost Highway. Williams' "World Without Tears" is the follow-up to 2001's "Essence," which debu ...

  33. Rockers Chip In For Injured Haden

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM Radio, will compose a double-seven inch single benefiting former That Dog violinist Petra Haden. Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller ...

  34. Jayhawks Cancel Winter Tour

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks have canceled a 13-date tour of the U.S. and a pair of shows in the U.K. due to the hospitalization of frontman Gary Louris. Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks have canceled a 13-date tour o ...

  35. Jayhawks Wrap New Album, Set Tour Dates

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Americana purveyors the Jayhawks will release a new studio album, "Rainy Day Songs," in April, according to the band's new label, Lost Highway. Americana purveyors the Jayhawks will release a new studio album , "Rainy Day Songs,& ...

  36. Cult Fave Jellyfish Feted By Box Set

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A year ago, listening to Bruce Brodeen outline his plans to fete early-1990s power-pop act Jellyfish might have left one thinking the Not Lame Recordings chief was a tad insane. At the time, he was taki ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002 Eric Clapton, Matthew Sweet, Sugar Ray, Van Dyke Parks, and In Bloom will join Brian Wilson for an Oct. 6 benefit concert at Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The event wil ...

  38. 'Austin Powers' Soundtrack Shines With Stars

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," due July 16, Maverick Records is recreating the series' '70s-meets-the present vibe with songs from classic artists of yesteryear (Ro For the soundtrack to the th ...

  39. FLA/Delerium's Fulber Conjures New Music

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys ...

  40. Albarn, Lambchop, Queens Cover The Kinks

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jonathan Richman, Fountains Of Wayne, and Bebel Gilberto are among the acts that have recorded Kinks covers for "T Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambc ...

  41. 'Driving Rain' Falls For McCartney In November

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain," is set for a Nov. 13 release in North America via Capitol, a spokesperson for the former Beatle confirms. As McCartney told Billboard Paul McCartney's first studio ...

  42. McCartney Tribute Album To Benefit Breast Cancer

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney's solo material will be the subject of an upcoming tribute album dubbed "Listen To What the Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney." Due Oct. 9 from Oglio Paul McCartney's solo materia ...

  43. 'Bootleg Series' Reveals Velvet Underground

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music Group is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's demise with releasing the first installment in a series of previously unreleased live recordings by the Lou Reed Universal Music Group is commemorating the ...

  44. Janet & Destiny's Child Duke It Out For No. 1

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an all female top-3 on The Billboard Hot 100, as Janet Jackson's "All for You" and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" respectively dominate the top two positions for a third straight week, and Dido's " ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Sixpence, Beatles, Garth Brooks

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News from Sixpence None The Richer, The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Ann Wilson, Alan Parsons, John Entwistle, Garth Brooks Sixpence None The Richer is in the studio finishing up its as-yet-untitled fourth album. The set is being produced by Paul Fox (XT ...

  46. Stars Honor Brian Wilson In New York

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California last night (March 29), as TNT taped of the fifth installment in its Masters Series, An All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson. New York's Radio City Music Hall was f ...

  47. Billboard Bits: B.E.A.M., Sizzlin' Country, Carrack

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Matthew Sweet, Pat DiNizio, Jim Beam, Sizzlin' Country, Jessica Andrews, Billy Gilman, Paul Carrack Matthew Sweet will join Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio as co-chairman of Jim Beam's B.E.A.M. advisory board, a program which awar ...

  48. Martin, Joel, Others Added To Wilson Tribute

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TNT's upcoming "An All Star Tribute To Brian Wilson" has signed on a raft of additional talent. Set to tape March 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the special will feature newly added performer TNT's upcoming "An ...

  49. Simon, Sweet, Others Join TNT Wilson Tribute

    March 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Paul Simon leads a list of artists who have newly signed on to TNT's upcoming tribute to former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson. Simon, Aimee Mann & Michael Penn, and Matthew Sweet join previou Paul Simon leads a list of artists who have ...

  50. Billboard Bits: Missy Elliot, Big Daddy Kane, Matthew Sweet

    February 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Missy Elliot, Big Daddy Kane, Matthew Sweet, Jay-Z, Method Man, Redman, Eve, Ludacris, Ginuwine, Timbaland, Nisan Stewart, Dante Nolan. "Let's just say -- if there are any rules left to be broken... I'm breakin' 'em! ...