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Pixies' Frank Black Launches Own Record Label

November 9th, 2011 2:28pm EST
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The Pixies frontman Frank Black has launched his own record label.

The Monkey Gone to Heaven singer recently founded The Bureau and he's now in the process of recruiting new talent with limited resources.

Black tells NME.com, "Running a label today isn't that different than at any other time. There's less money floating around, but I think it's a good thing. I think it's more honest. It just puts the pressure on everybody to be good."

The rocker is also hoping his new project will make it easier for him to get his own records made, adding, "More traditional record companies find it a ...
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Frank Black: 'Pixies Reunion Is About Money'

February 19th, 2010 7:00pm EST
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The Pixies frontman Frank Black only reformed the band for the bumper pay check - insisting the group's music career is "not about art" any more. The legendary group first split in 1993 and re-grouped in 2004 before parting ways once again in 2008.

Last year the band returned to the music scene with an appearance at the Isle of Wight festival in Britain in June, followed by a string of autumn dates.

And Black admits their ongoing reunion was staged purely for financial reasons.

He tells The Quietus, "We're interested in anything that's going to earn us a fair wage. It's not to s...
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'Rock Band' Adds Influential Pixies Album, 'Doolittle,' To Downloadable Music Catalog

June 17th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
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Harmonix and MTV Games announced the third album to be added to the Rock Bandâ„¢ Music Store catalog of downloadable content: The Pixies' Doolittle. On June 24th, one of the most influential rock records of the late '80s will get new life as Rock Band game play. The addition of these Pixies songs pushes Rock Band's online catalog to more than 200 songs available, a DLC milestone with over 12 million tracks sold!

Fledgling Black Francises, budding Kim Deals and diehard gamers alike can now rock out to the original master recordings of one of the Pixies' most eclectic and ambitious relea...
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Black Francis To Unveil Soundtrack To 1920 Movie

February 19th, 2008 11:00am EST
Frank Black
Rocker Black Francis has turned movie soundtrack composer - The Pixies star has written a new score for 1920 German silent film The Golem.

Francis - aka Frank Black - will premiere his new soundtrack with a performance at a screening of the expressionist movie at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April.

The concert/screening takes place at the city's Castro Theatre on April 25.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Frank Black Found Herman Brood Visit 'Too Intense'

September 7th, 2007 11:49am EDT
Frank Black
Cult rocker Frank Black is still haunted by the memory of his recent visit to the home of tragic artist Herman Brood - because the house has remained exactly the same as it was when the Dutchman died in 2001.

The former Pixies frontman - also known as Frank Black - was invited to his idol's Amsterdam home in Holland after Brood committed suicide in the U.S. six years ago.

And Francis, 42, discovered they shared more than just their love of music. He says, "The visit became very odd. 'Here is the medicine for his crabs. Here's where he would paint. Here's where he would shoot speed...
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A Cavalcade Of Stars To Judge Songwriting Competition

August 14th, 2007 9:39am EDT
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A galaxy of legendary musicians including Brian Wilson, Tom Waits, Ray Davies, Nelly Furtado, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn and Frank Black are the judges of this year's International Songwriting Competition.

Wannabe songwriters' entries will be listened to by the A-list panel, who will award one lucky winner $25,000 in cash and a further $20,000 worth of prizes. Two runners-up will also take home cash prizes.

Ornette Coleman, former New Order star Peter Hook, The Cure's Robert Smith, Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Macy Gray and Sean Paul are also on...
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Tom Petty Announces More Dates; The Strokes, John Mayer & Frank Black Open

July 10th, 2006 10:57am EDT
Tom Petty
With sold-out concerts -- including New York's Madison Square Garden and the 80,000-strong Bonnaroo -- house records set, and accolades like the Boston Globe's "one of the finest, most enduring outfits in rock'n'roll," Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers announce dates and support acts for Leg Three of their 2006 U.S. Summer Tour. The third leg, which includes headlining this year's Austin City Limits Festival and a return to the band's Gainesville, FL hometown, kicks off in Chicago on September 14 and will feature The Strokes on their first of several dates as support act. John Mayer and Frank B...
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Check Out "The Henry Rollins Show" On IFC

April 27th, 2006 11:00pm EDT
Henry Rollins
Following critical acclaim as IFC's outspoken host on Henry's Film Corner, the weekly series The Henry Rollins Show premiered on April 1 at 10:00pm ET for a 20-week run.

The format incorporates an eclectic selection of musical acts, a wider range of celebrity guests and new, original field segments. Henry Rollins, the articulate and opinionated former lead singer of "Black Flag," front man of the "Rollins Band," actor, author and spoken word artist, will continue to give us his unique take on the current state of pop culture, politics and everything entertainment, for better or wors...
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