1. Weezer Teases Return to Studio: Watch

    March 19, 2014 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the band was highly prolific toward the latter part of last decade, releasing four full-lengths and one compilation album from 2005-2010, Weezer has remained fairly dormant since "Death to False Metal" dropped in 2010 -- though it&# ...

  2. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  3. Ric Ocasek

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  4. The Cars Reveal First Video, Release Date for 'Move Like This'

    February 18, 2011 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Cars gear up for their first new album in 24 years, titled "Move Like This," the new wave group is giving fans an initial taste of the release with the music video for "Blue Tip." The Cars Reunite for First Album in 23 Yea ...

  5. Billboard Bits: New Michael Jackson Music in the Works, Jessica Simpson in Talks with 'Idol'

    July 28, 2010 7:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Michael Jackson Music in the Works Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins has announced plans to work on a project involving unreleased Michael Jackson songs. ...

  6. Shwayze Brings Bigger Sound On 'Let It Beat'

    October 05, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 With no TV reality show to flog them this time, the duo of Shwayze and Cisco Adler are hoping the new Shwayze album, "Let It Beat," will bring them a greater kind of musical credibility. "We want people to know this is a career band,& ...

  7. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 ...

  8. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Byrne Rounds Up 'Freaks' At Carnegie Hall

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 David Byrne showcased artists from the so-called "freak folk" scene such as CocoRosie, Adem, Cibelle, Devendra Banhart, and Vetiver Friday (Feb. 2) at New York's Carnegie Hall. Vashti Bunyan, a pionee David Byrne showcased artists fro ...

  11. Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / Bad Brains / Oct. 9, 2006 / New York (CBGB)

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Washington, D.C. transplants the Bad Brains led the pack in hardcore's earliest days. The group's original lineup has only performed together sporadically since the '90s, but to mark the closing of th One of the most renowned rock clu ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - ...

  13. The Pink Spiders

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Think pink. Pink Spiders, that is. The Nashville-based power pop trio is weaving a web of gritty rock'n'roll, catchy riffs and flashy looks in order to capture the attention of a mainstream audience. Think pink. Pink Spiders, that is. The ...

  14. Ocasek Beefs Up Brazilian Girls' 'Bomb'

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eclectic New York outfit the Brazilian Girls get a lift from producer Ric Ocasek on its sophomore album, "Talk to La Bomb." Eclectic New York outfit the Brazilian Girls get a lift from producer Ric Ocasek on its sophomore album, "Talk ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Sufjan Stevens Wins First New Pantheon Award

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, "Illinois." Stevens beat out nine other finalists for the $5,000 prize, which aims to continue the mission of the now-def Sufjan Stevens has taken home the firs ...

  17. New Cars Ready To Roll With Album, Tour

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new version of the band, appropriately dubbed the New Cars. Confirming long-standing speculation , Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawke ...

  18. New Pantheon Awards Rescheduled For March

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally scheduled to be handed out at a Feb. 6 ceremony in Los Angeles, the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been bumped to an as-yet-undetermined date in March. Originally scheduled to be handed out at a Feb. 6 ceremony in Los Angeles, the ina ...

  19. New Pantheon Award Finalists Revealed

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 10 finalists for the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been chosen. The list includes albums by Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Fiona Apple, the Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Death Cab For The 10 finalists for the inaugural New Pantheon ...

  20. Rundgren Steps In For Ocasek In New Cars

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes are in talks to team with veteran singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren in a new incarnation of pioneering new wave rock act the Cars, which will tour and possi Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes ar ...

  21. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - ...

  22. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Dancehall star Sean Paul's "The Trinity" (VP/Atlantic). R&B veteran Toni Braxton's studio debut for Blackground/Universal, "Libra." Blues patriar ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Scott Stapp, Ric Ocasek, TMBG

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Scott Stapp, Ric Ocasek, TMBG Former Creed vocalist Scott Stapp will release his solo debut, "The Great Divide," due Nov. 22 via Wind-Up. The title cut has been tapped as the first single; a video for the cut was recently shot in a ...

  24. Ocasek Looks To 'Nexterday,' Cars Documentary

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not much has been heard musically from Ric Ocasek since the release of his 1997 solo album, "Troublizing," as his main focus has been on producing such bands as Guided By Voices and Weezer. But with t Not much has been heard musically from ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden Former Cars leader Ric Ocasek will release his first solo album in eight years this fall. Due Sept. 27 on his own Inverse label via Sanctuary, "Nexterday" will include such tracks as "I'm Thi ...

  26. Falkner, Walker Sign On For Cars Tribute

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are among those contributing tracks to "Substitution Mass Confusion," a tribute to New Wave icons the Cars, due Jan. 4 from Not Lame Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jo ...

  27. Ocasek Links With Sanctuary Management

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer/musician Ric Ocasek, best known as a principal member of the Cars and a solo artist, has joined the roster of Los Angeles-based Sanctuary Producer Management. Producer/musician Ric Ocasek, best known as a principal member of the Cars and ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Aust ...

  29. Ric Ocasek Joins Elektra A&R Team

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Ric Ocasek has been named senior VP of A&R at Elektra Entertainment Group (EEG). As expected, Ric Ocasek has been named senior VP of A&R at Elektra Entertainment Group (EEG), Billboard Bulletin reports. Ocasek, frontman for lege ...

  30. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Aust ...

  31. Rock Steady

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of Saturn, the members of No Doubt decided it was time to party, creating the dancehall and new-wave-influenced R After spending two years laboring over the intro ...

  32. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope a ...

  33. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussi ...

  34. Weezer Shooting For New Album By Next May

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The members of Weezer are planning to have their fourth studio album ready by May 2002, and have laid down a total of 24 demos in the past week, according to a post over the weekend on the band's <a h The members of Weezer are planning to ha ...

  35. Weezer

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a commercially disappointing experiment with edgier indie rock on the 1996 cult classic, Pinkerton, Weezer returns from an extended hiatus with this eponymous set—a back-to-basics effort After a commercially disappointing experiment with edgie ...

  36. Isolation Drills

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Unlike so many bands who have either carefully copied or mindlessly aped their British Invasion heroes, Dayton, Ohio's Guided by Voices has always followed the spirit rather than the letter of that mu Unlike so many bands who have either carefu ...