1. Van Dyke Parks

    Van Dyke Parks

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  2. Van Dyke Parks Takes Artful Approach on First Solo Album in Decades

    July 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT On "Songs Cycled," acclaimed composer enlists artists Art Spiegelman, Klaus Voorman and others The artwork inside the booklet for Van Dyke Parks' first solo album in 20 years is as important as the music itself, the songwriter-compo ...

  3. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. R ...

  4. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known ...

  5. Expanded 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Soundtrack Arriving Aug. 16

    June 09, 2011 8:47 PM EDT An expanded edition of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," the biggest-selling soundtrack of the last decade, will be released Aug. 16. A two-CD set from UMe, the deluxe edition includes 13 songs recorded during original sessions for the film ...

  6. Dr. Luke, Fergie, Rufus Wainwright and Executives Offer Songwriting Tips at ASCAP Expo

    April 28, 2011 9:30 PM EDT When producer-songwriter Dr. Luke started to deconstruct the nearly 200 tracks in Katy Perry's "E.T." at the end of day one (April 28) of ASCAP's I Create Music Expo, the way in which he creates a song felt light-years away fro ...

  7. MoogFest 2010 Expands Lineup

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Devo, Disco Biscuits, Van Dyke Parks, Clare and the Reasons, Bonobo, and Ikonika have been added to the bill of MoogFest 2010, to be held Oct. 29-31 in multiple venues throughout downtown Asheville, N.C. Other artists scheduled to appear at the AC ...

  8. Richard Thompson Preps New Live 'Dream'

    May 25, 2010 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ichard Thompson says "misguidedness" led him to record his next album, "Dream Attic" -- due out Aug. 31 -- live in concert rather than in a studio. "I was thinking that, gosh, recording is an expensive process in the studi ...

  9. Ringo Starr Says 'Y Not' For New Album, Tour

    January 11, 2010 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R ingo Starr says that "a lot of luck went into" his new album, "Y Not," particularly in assembling the all-star cast that co-wrote songs with him and play on the album. "People just came out and supported me 'cause I w ...

  10. Ringo, McCartney Duet On Starr's Latest Solo Album

    November 19, 2009 2:43 PM EST 0 0 0 R ingo Starr is joined by his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney for a duet on "Y Not," the drummer's forthcoming solo album due out Jan. 12, 2010 on Hip-O Records/UMe. The album also includes vocal turns by Joss Stone , Ben Harpe ...

  11. Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit Sets Solo Album Release Date

    September 15, 2009 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit is planning an Oct. 20 release date for "Expando," his first solo album in eight years, on Lost Highway. The 11-track set includes a variety of guests, including Kid Rock , Dwight Yoakam , Graham Nash , Keb ...

  12. Eagles' Timothy Schmit Taps Kid Rock, Dwight Yoakam For Solo Set

    April 21, 2009 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amidst touring with the Eagles and this weekend's Poco reunion at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif., Timothy B. Schmit is putting the finishing touches on "Expando," his first solo album in eight years. The singer and bassist t ...

  13. Van Dyke Parks Signs Up To Big Sound

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.S. producer and songwriter Van Dyke Parks is one of the guest speakers confirmed for the Australian Big Sound music industry summit and showcase event this September, organizers said today. Now in its eighth year, the Brisbane, Queenslan ...

  14. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Sings The Blues

    January 30, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Van Dyke Parks and Los Lobos' David Hidago lend a hand on storied songwriter Ramblin' Jack Elliott's second album this decade, "A Stranger Here." Due April 7th via Anti-, the set finds Elliott, 77, working with producer Joe ...

  15. Sun, Sun, Sun, Here It Comes

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After issuing his recent work on Rhino and Nonesuch, Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson returns to Capitol Records for the release this week of his next album, "That Lucky Old Sun." After issuing his recent work on Rhino and Nonesuch, Beach ...

  16. The Sea & Cake Energized For Eighth Album

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Sea & Cake frontman Sam Prekop concedes "Car Alarm," the Chicago indie rock institution's eighth studio album, "does feel much more upbeat and as much in your face as the Sea & Cake can be The Sea & Cake frontman ...

  17. Brian Wilson Returns To Capitol For New Album

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After issuing his recent work on Rhino and Nonesuch, Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson has returned to Capitol Records for the release of his next album, "That Lucky Old Sun." The set is due Sept. 2. After issuing his recent work on Rhino ...

  18. Peter Moren

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A great addition to the tour company I would say! She's a Tetris master and knows how to pack a van properly. 008-04-26: Schubas (Peter Morén "The Last Tycoon" Solo Album Tour), Chicago I'd never been to Schubas Tavern before. Re ...

  19. Newsom Shines With Brooklyn Philharmonic

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed album "Ys" from start to finish last night (Jan. 31) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, teaming up with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed a ...

  20. Gnarls CD Nearly Done; Danger Mouse Branches Out

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley's sophomore album is nearing completion, although a name and a release date have yet to be revealed. Gnarls Barkley's sophomore album is nearing completion, although a name and a release date have yet to be revealed. One son ...

  21. Which movie has the best soundtrack?

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last time we checked in with readers, you responded to the following question: There's a multiplex-full of music-driven movies in theaters this season. Which one actually has the best soundtrack? Last time we checked in with readers, you respon ...

  22. Film & TV Conference: Reilly Does Cox For 'Walk Hard'

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years worth of popular music in the upcoming film "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox," which was written and produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Jake Kasdan. It opens Dec. John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years ...

  23. Brian Wilson / Sept. 11, 2007 / London (Royal Festival Hall)

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Wilson's visits to London's South Bank have become so frequent that a new concert engagement by the musical titan is almost like an annual treat for his British faithful. Back we come, time afte Brian Wilson's visits to London&# ...

  24. Brian Wilson Hoping To Record 'Lucky Old Sun'

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sept. 10, the Beach Boy legend tells Billboard.com. Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the n ...

  25. Buddy Up

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder follows his 2005 album "Chavez Ravine" with "My Name Is Buddy," due this week via Nonesuch. On it, Cooder narrates from the perspective of Buddy Red Cat, a fictional felin Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder ...

  26. Cooder Rounds Up Seeger, Van Dyke Parks For New CD

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder will follow his 2005 album "Chavez Ravine" with "My Name Is Buddy," due March 6 via Nonesuch, Billboard.com can reveal. On it, Cooder narrates from the perspective of Budd Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder ...

  27. Newsom Follows Orchestral Muse Underwater On 'Ys'

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The things I wanted to write about, the ideas I was interested in, demanded longer songs," Newsom tells Billboard.com. Indie chanteuse Joanna Newsom went to the depths of the ocean for her sophomore set, " Ys ," due Nov. 14 via ...

  28. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smi ...

  29. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed Fill 'Rogue's Gallery'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due Aug. 22 via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a han ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B vocalist Tweet's "It's Me Again" (Atlantic), featuring guest appearances by Missy Elliott. A new album from Detroit-based power-pop purveyor Brendan Be ...

  32. DVD Uncovers Story Of Wilson's 'Smile'

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rhino has set a May 24 release date for the DVD "Brian Wilson Presents Smile," chronicling the making of the former Beach Boys leader's long-lost masterwork. Rhino has set a May 24 release date for the DVD "Brian Wilson Presents ...

  33. Collaborations Highlight Tibet House Benefit

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and Philip Glass tickled the ivories behind Lou Reed last night (Feb. 9) at the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit conce Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie Mc ...

  34. Wilson, Costello Sign On For South By Southwest

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an all-star panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant " ...

  35. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Warren Zevon 'Sandwich' Board Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Pixies, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the tribute album "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Wa ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of ...

  37. Brian Wilson Presents Smile

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Given its mysterious and mythologized history, "Smile," initially intended as the Beach Boys' follow-up to the celebrated "Pet Sounds," is one of the most intriguing releases of 2004, if not the last Given its mysterious and ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Wilson Don’t It Make You ‘Smile?’ Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public. A newl ...

  40. 'Always' In The Studio: Willie Keeps Busy

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Toby Keith, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams lend a hand to outlaw country icon Willie Nelson on his forthcoming studio album, "It Always Will Be." Toby Keith, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams lend a hand to outlaw country icon Willie Nels ...

  41. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Up-and-coming Irish rock act the Thrills' "Let's Bottle Bohemia" (Virgin), with guest spots from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Van Dyke Parks. Bowling For Soup' ...

  42. Browne, Raitt, Yorn Bolster Zevon Tribute

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the forthcoming tribute album "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon." Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. While the Music Lasts

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jesse Harris wrote five songs featured on Norah Jones' enormously successful debut, "Come Away With Me." Now he takes a substantial step in emerging from her shadow with "While the Music Lasts." A vet Jesse Harris wrote five ...

  45. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Dr. John, "N'Awlinz: Dis, Dat or D'udda" (Blue Note), featuring Willie Nelson, B.B. King, and Mavis Staples. Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Ha ...

  46. 'Head' Games With Brian Wilson

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for not going smoothly. The songwriter and universally acknowledged creative genius of the Beach Boys has variously walked out on journalists in mid-intervie Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for n ...

  47. Nonesuch To Release Legendary 'Smile' Album

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public Sept. 28, when a newly Nearly four decades af ...

  48. Elder Wainwright 'Happy' On Sanctuary Debut

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran songsmith Loudon Wainwright III will on Aug. 19 release "So Damn Happy," a live album recorded in January 2002 at Los Angeles' Largo club and the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, Calif. The disc is Veteran songsmith Loudon Wainwrig ...

  49. Brian Wilson To Perform Aborted Album

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirty-seven years after aborting his most ambitious project midway through recording, former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, plans to resurrect the long-lost "Smile" album in U.K. concerts next y Thirty-seven years after aborting his ...

  50. Frank Black Sheds Tears For New Album

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Modern rock mainstay Frank Black and his band the Catholics are set to release their sixth album together Sept. 8 on spinART Records. Titled "Show Me Your Tears," it will be Black's ninth since the de Modern rock mainstay Frank Black ...

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