1. Juan Gabriel Shares Video for 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain': Watch

    May 30, 2016 4:18 AM EDT The Mexican legend brings rainbows and flowers to his cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic. Juan Gabriel has released the official video for  “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.”  The Mexican legend brings rainb ows, flowers and little bit of his trademark drama to his cover of the …

  2. ZZ Top Guitarist Billy Gibbons to Release Cuban-Flavored Solo Album 'Perfectamundo' in October

    August 09, 2015 1:00 PM EDT ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons will release his first solo album on Concord Records in October. As an annoucement about the album on ZZ Top's website suggests, the fact that it's a bilingual record with "Afro-Cuban flavor" is surprising. Perhaps more surprising has been…

  3. Veteran Texas Musician Mike Flanigin Teams Up With ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons on 'The Drifter': Exclusive Song Premiere

    June 17, 2015 1:11 PM EDT Veteran Texas sideman Mike Flanigin made his first-ever solo album, The Drifter , with a little help from his friends. And after 25 years of playing, including a residency with Austin's famed Antone's house band, that list is impressive. The Drifter , due out Aug. 21, features…

  4. Sunset Marquis: Secrets of Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Hotel

    May 28, 2015 6:16 PM EDT U2 's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, passed away recently at the Sunset Marquis hotel, a Los Angeles institution with a history of hosting rock royalty.  This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When it comes to hotels, Hollywood’s A-list…

  5. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted at No. 39 on the March 7 Billboard 200 --…

  6. Johnny Winter Eying All-Star Guitarists for 'Roots' Sequel

    August 03, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Johnny Winter plans on staying true to his "Roots" for his next album. After scoring raves for last year's "Roots" albums, which featured 11 blues staples recorded with guests such as Winter's younger brother Edgar along with Derek Trucks, Blues Traveler's…

  7. Rock Hall Inducts Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    April 15, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the high rollers at the VIP tables and the 6,000 "real"…

  8. Rock Hall: Axl Rose Will Miss Faces Reunion, Chili Peppers + More

    April 12, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Green Day Still Confirmed to Induct Guns N' Roses on April 14 G uns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend, despite Axl Rose's bombshell decision on Wednesday to boycott the event due to various grievances, large and small. A spokesperson…

  9. Leslie West on Leg Amputation: 'I Cried a Couple F--kin' Times'

    July 12, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Leslie West says that a looming new album in September and concert tour this fall have given him incentive to recover from having the bottom half of his right leg amputated last month. "I don't think there is another attitude," the former Mountain man tells Billboard.com from…

  10. Johnny Winter Taps All-Star Lineup for 'Roots' Album

    April 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It should be no surprise that Johnny Winter 's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues. The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first studio album in more than seven years finds him…

  11. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT And that's a wrap! SXSW 2011 ended with some surprise appearances (Diddy, Bon Iver), scary performances (DFA 1979, Trash Talk) and everything in between. Check out 10 things Billboard.com saw and overheard on the last day of the festival: SXSW 2011 Main Page | SXSW Billboard Showcase…

  12. Rachael Ray Hosts Delicious SXSW Feedback Party

    March 20, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Rachael Ray's biggest nightmare about her annual Feedback party at South By Southwest? Why, the food, of course. "The toughest part is I get so nervous about the food," Ray told Billboard.com on Saturday after watching her husband John Cusimano's band The Cringe jam with…

  13. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas to Play Super Bowl Halftime in 2011?

    September 16, 2010 6:34 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Eyed Peas To Play 2011 Super Bowl? The Black Eyed Peas are rumored to perform at the halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, according to the Sports by Brooks blog. The group previously performed at…

  14. Country, Rock Stars Join For 'Nashville Rising' Benefit

    June 23, 2010 10:29 AM EDT Nashville Rising was as much a celebration of Music City as it was a flood-relief benefit concert. Star after star - including surprise visitor Sandra Bullock - professed their love and admiration for the city and its people, who have been praised for handling one of the state's most…

  15. Conan O'Brien Plays Guitar, Recruits Neil Young & Will Ferrell For Last 'Tonight Show'

    January 23, 2010 6:27 PM EST Conan O'Brien ended his short-lived gig as host of NBC's "Tonight Show" on Friday night (Jan. 22), and the comedian went out with a star-studded episode that featured two memorable musical numbers. First, O'Brien brought out special guest Neil Young for a moving…

  16. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck Reveal Tour Plans

    December 01, 2009 11:55 AM EST Reprising their live collaboration in Tokyo earlier this year, guitar legends Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have revealed three additional concert dates for next February in North America. The artists will perform together Feb. 18 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Feb. 21 at Toronto'…

  17. ZZ Top Doubles Down With New Live Set

    August 31, 2009 11:08 AM EDT ZZ Top will feature performances from 1980 and 2008 on its next concert DVD, "Double Down Live," which is due out Oct. 20 on Eagle Rock. The "Definitely Then" half of the two-disc set features a 22-song performance from the 1980 "Deguello" tour that was filmed at…

  18. Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

    July 17, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely. "I think it's a matter of having opportunities that are available," Haynes…

  19. Warner Acts Go Covers Crazy For Compilation

    January 13, 2009 12:43 PM EST A host of unusual covers can be found on "Covered, A Revolution in Sound: Warner Bros. Records," due Feb. 24. On it, 11 current Warner Music Group acts cover a classic tune from the label's back catalog. Amongst the most intriguing are the Flaming Lips covering Madonna's …

  20. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded…

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