1. Robyn Hitchcock Discusses The Recording Process For His 21st (and Self Titled) LP

    April 18, 2017 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Robyn Hitchcock was planning to call his new album "My Vision of World Empathy." But after considering the sentimental and nostalgic bent of the 10 songs -- albeit with Hitchcock's wry bent -- he decided to make it the first eponymous ...

  2. Robyn Hitchcock on Covering His Muses, the Passage of Time & 20th Solo Album ‘The Man Upstairs’

    August 26, 2014 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I am effectively a folk artist. I’m just not a traditional folk artist." Pick up the phone to interview Robyn Hitchcock and you might get an unexpected lesson in history and geography. “I’m staring at the sea on the south coast of England ...

  3. Robyn Hitchcock's SXSW Journal, Entry #1: Shifting Genres, Circular Fashion

    March 13, 2013 6:56 PM EDT Robyn Hitchcock, co-founder of the highly regarded Soft Boys and prolific solo artist (among other things), will be writing about his experiences down in Austin for Billboard.biz each day of SXSW. The Austin dawn is raked by merciless sunlight a ...

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  5. Nick Lowe Helps Yep Roc Celebrate 15 Years, Explains The Label Allowed Him To 'Move Forward'

    September 24, 2012 5:44 PM EDT Nick Lowe will headline the first night of Yep Roc Records' three 15th anniversary concerts at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. It's a logical booking for Lowe: Yep Roc might have never existed were it not the desire of three men ...

  6. Album Reviews: Joe Walsh, Kelly Hogan, Melody Gardot, and Juanes

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 ROCK JOE WALSH Analog Man Producers: Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh Fantasy Records/Concord Release Date: June 5 Personal beyond the title's suggestion that the guitar great is a disconnected Luddite, Joe Walsh details his life in songs that touch on his ...

  7. Yep Roc Label To Celebrate 15 Years With 3-Day Concert With Nick Lowe, Robyn Hitchcock, Jon Doe, Others

    May 16, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Yep Roc Records will celebrate 15 years with a three-night birthday party. The indie label's Yep Roc 15 concerts will be held October 11-13 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina, and feature artists from throughout the label� ...

  8. Yep Roc Celebrates 15 Years With Concerts, Rarities

    May 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Exclusive Premiere: Watch Robyn Hitchcock's 'There Goes the Ice' Video Yep Roc Records will celebrate 15 years with a three-night birthday party. The indie label's Yep Roc 15 concerts will be held October 11-13 at the Cat's ...

  9. Gang of Four Aims for 'Wider Audience' with 'Content' Album

    January 15, 2011 9:13 AM EST 0 0 0 When the original members of Gang of Four reunited in 2004 for a world tour, no one expected them to make a new album. But the Leeds-bred post-punks, whose 1979 debut "Entertainment!" put its stamp on bands from R.E.M. to Franz Ferdinand , ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 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 ...

  11. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thiever ...

  12. March 3, 2009

    March 03, 2009 2:40 PM EST – R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland. 1994 – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana lapses into a coma in Rome after overdosing on Rohypnol and champagne. 1986 – ...

  13. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will b ...

  14. Decemberists Back In 'Love' On New Album

    December 10, 2008 3:36 PM EST 0 0 0 The Decemberists will return with another epic, story-driven album next spring in the form of "The Hazards of Love," due March 24 from Capitol. The narrative this time around concerns the trials and tribulations of Margaret, her lover Will ...

  15. Hitchcock, Partridge Working On Collaborative Album

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new DVD, another album with the Venus 3, a collaboration with XTC's Andy Partridge and a box set will be keeping Robyn Hitchcock busy for the coming year, and beyond. A new DVD, another album with the Venus 3, a collaboration with XTC's ...

  16. Decemberists' Meloy Heading To Stage, Studio

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After issuing a handful of tour-only EPs in recent years, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy is readying his first proper live album, "Colin Meloy Sings Live," for an April 8 release via Kill Rock Star After issuing a handful of tour-only E ...

  17. Hitchcock Clears Archives, Preps New Album

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I Wanna Go Backwards" is more than just the title of Robyn Hitchcock's upcoming boxed set. It's a theme that will stretch into next year -- until he releases a new album with his latest band, the Ven "I Wanna Go Backwards&q ...

  18. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  19. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  20. Hitchcock Looks 'Backwards' With Boxed Set

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Early recordings and previously unreleased material from Robyn Hitchcock will be packed in the five-disc boxed set "I Wanna Go Backwards," due Oct. 16 via Yep Roc. Early recordings and previously unreleased material from Robyn Hitchcock wi ...

  21. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman,& ...

  22. Pink Floyd Members Appear At Barrett Tribute

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last night (May 10) to pay respects to their former frontman, Roger "Syd" Barrett. Guitarist David Gilmour, bassist Roger Waters, dru The surviving members of Pink Floyd to ...

  23. 13OnTV

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 26 - April 1, 2007. MONDAY, March 26 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Tim McGraw. "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kelly Rowland, Hilary Duff. "The Late Show With Da ...

  24. 13OnTV

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 26 - April 1, 2007. MONDAY, March 26 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Tim McGraw. "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kelly Rowland, Hilary Duff. "The Late Show With Dav ...

  25. Morello, Townshend Kick Out The Jams At SXSW

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With hundreds of performances every day, its identity as a festival is pretty easily established. But two particularly special performances on Thursday (March 15th) marked South by Southwest's second With hundreds of performances every day, its ...

  26. R.E.M. Thrilled To Join Patti Smith In Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s joy at being named a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 inductee is made all the more special because the group itself is "wretched" at being retrospective, according to frontman Michael Stipe. R.E.M.'s joy at being named a ...

  27. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Char ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Robyn Hitchcock, John Anderson, Tapes 'N Tapes

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin on his new album, "Ole! Tarantula." Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principal ...

  29. Minus 5 Rocks With Wilco, Decemberists

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Enduring rock collective the Minus 5 will on Feb. 7 release its next studio album, "The Gun Album." Enduring rock collective the Minus 5 will on Feb. 7 release its next studio album, "The Gun Album." The Yep Roc set features core ...

  30. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Mas ...

  31. U.K. Acts To Descend On SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A U.K. new talent showcase will be sponsored by BBC Radio 2 and its digital station, 6 Music, in conjunction with the British Phonographic Industry. A second showcase will be aired in the United Kingd There will be a significantly upgraded British p ...

  32. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his ne ...

  33. Poe, Hitchcock Rock For Votes

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The English capital's newly reopened Marquee Club, now situated in Leicester Square, will stage the Time for Change concert, bringing together artists from the United States, United Kingdom and elsewh As the Vote for Change tour kicks off tomor ...

  34. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Soft Boys Splinter Again

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Robyn Hitchcock has departed from the Soft Boys again, exiting for the second time from the seminal alt-pop outfit he co-founded. The group, which reunited for the 2002 Matador studio album "Nextdoorl Robyn Hitchcock has departed from the Soft ...

  37. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into marri ...

  38. Soft Boys Resurface 'Nextdoor'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reformed new wave pioneers Soft Boys have set a Sept. 24 release date for a new album, their first in 22 years, on Matador Records. The set, titled "Nextdoorland," will be the first Soft Boys full-len Reformed new wave pioneers Soft Boys h ...

  39. A Quixotic Venture: Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook Goes Solo

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook," via his own Quixotic Records, the former Squeeze frontman sings about going it alone in today's marketplace: "I'm pushing out the boat/ On Glenn Tilbrook& ...

  40. 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 ...