Linkin Park's new midtempo rocker "What I've Done" may sound familiar when you hear it blaring from radios. The track, which hit multiple rock formats April 2, boasts the empassioned singing and thick wall of guitars that marked the group's past hits. But an awful lot has changed since the last time Linkin Park graced the airwaves.
Travis is a band that likes its mystery, which is the first of two reasons that singer Fran Healy named the Brit-rockers' fifth album "The Boy With No Name." The second is that the record is named for his new son, who, for nearly a month, quite literally had no name.
To commemorate his 2006 detour with his New Orleans-themed Seeger Sessions Band, Bruce Springsteen will release a live CD/DVD this summer that captures a 2006 performance with the outfit. "Bruce Springsteen With The Seeger Sessions Band Live in Dublin" will be available online and in stores on June 5 via Columbia.
After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now officially the first artist signed to Hear Music, a new joint label formed by Starbucks and the Concord Music Group. The as-yet-untitled album is due early this summer; its release on Hear Music marks the end of McCartney's decades-long association with Capitol.
An uncharacteristically short three years after their last disc, 2004's "To the 5 Boroughs," the Beastie Boys are putting the finishing touches on a new record. "Hopefully that'll be out this summer, too," group member Adam Yauch tells Billboard. The trio will test out new material during a handful of summer live dates.
As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were partly responsible for helping the Beastie Boys first get into the recording studio. Now, one of the Boys is returning the favor, as a long-awaited Bad Brains record produced by the Beasties' Adam Yauch will see the light of day this summer.