Tag: The B-52s

New releases: Bryan Ferry, R.E.M., The Fall, Elvis Costello, Marc Almond, Prefab Sprout

New releases: Bryan Ferry, R.E.M., The Fall, Elvis Costello, Marc Almond, Prefab Sprout

This week’s releases include a new studio albums from Bryan Ferry (‘Olympia’) and Elvis Costello (‘National Ransom’), a live DVD from R.E.M. (‘Live From Austin, TX’), a 4CD ‘omnibus edition’ from The Fall (‘The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall’) and the belated U.S. release of Prefab Sprout’s new album (‘Let’s Change the World With Music’).

Milestones: US Festival kicked off 28 years ago today; watch Ramones’ full set — and more

Milestones: US Festival kicked off 28 years ago today; watch Ramones’ full set — and more

Twenty eight years ago today, the first of what would turn out to be two multi-day US Festivals — envisioned by their organizer, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, as ‘Woodstock West’ — opened in blistering 110-degree heat at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino County, Calif.

B-52s’ Fred Schneider releasing ‘Destination… Christmas!’ holiday CD with The Superions

B-52s’ Fred Schneider releasing ‘Destination… Christmas!’ holiday CD with The Superions

Ever-quirky frontman Fred Schneider will take a break from the long-running B-52s this fall to release ‘Destination… Christmas!,’ a collection of 11 original and “party friendly” holiday tunes with his Orlando, Fla.-based side project The Superions.

Q&A: Erasure’s Andy Bell on ‘Non-Stop’ solo album, working with his ‘hero’ Vince Clarke

Q&A: Erasure’s Andy Bell on ‘Non-Stop’ solo album, working with his ‘hero’ Vince Clarke

Erasure’s Andy Bell talks to Slicing Up Eyeballs about ‘Non-Stop,’ his dancefloor-ready second solo album that, in some ways, is actually Bell’s third, after his record label forced him to scrap a Stephen Hague-produced effort that ‘sounded too much like Erasure.’

Squeeze, Blondie each co-headlining U.S. shows with Cheap Trick this summer

Squeeze, Blondie each co-headlining U.S. shows with Cheap Trick this summer

New Wave vets from both sides of the pond — Brit pop-rockers Squeeze and New York mainstays Blondie — each will tour the U.S. this summer co-headlining some or all of their dates with long-running rockers Cheap Trick.

New releases: Hoodoo Gurus, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie; B-52s reissue ‘Cosmic Thing’

New releases: Hoodoo Gurus, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie; B-52s reissue ‘Cosmic Thing’

This week’s new releases include ‘Purity of Essence,’ a new studio album from the Hoodoo Gurus (out in Australia, anyway); ‘Sunflower Stories,’ a four-track EP from the Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie; and an Audio Fidelity gold-disc reissue of The B-52s’ ‘Cosmic Thing.’

Vintage Video: Ramones find ‘Something to Believe In’ with ‘Hands Across Your Face’

Vintage Video: Ramones find ‘Something to Believe In’ with ‘Hands Across Your Face’

Tweet Few things are more reminiscent of ’80s pop culture than the type of celebrity do-goodery that sprouted up in the aftermath of the earthquake […]

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim ready ‘Here Lies Love,’ their Imelda Marcos concept album

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim ready ‘Here Lies Love,’ their Imelda Marcos concept album

Tweet David Byrne and Fatboy Slim next month finally will release Here Lies Love, the duo’s long-gestating, star-laden 22-track concept album about former Filipino first […]

Pylon’s 1983 sophomore album ‘Chomp’ to be reissued with four bonus tracks

Pylon’s 1983 sophomore album ‘Chomp’ to be reissued with four bonus tracks

The second album from Pylon — beloved early-’80s Athens, Ga., post-punk contemporaries of R.E.M. and the The B-52’s — will be reissued next week in […]