1. Pearl Jam: The 'Backspacer' Q&As

    September 08, 2009 6:38 AM EDT "Backspacer," Pearl Jam Frontman Eddie Vedder The new album, "Backspacer," seems especially personal. I guess we end up being conduits for whatever's around us. You don't really think about it while it's happening, but then you look back on this group of…

  2. Aerosmith's Joe Perry Turns To Twitter Fans For Solo Album Title

    July 02, 2009 10:48 AM EDT Aerosmith's next album might be "on the bench, in pieces," waiting for the group to resume recording after it finishes touring in mid-September, but guitarist Joe Perry's next solo album is just about ready to go. Perry tells Billboard.com that he's just finishing…

  3. Aerosmith Drummer Pens Hard-Hitting Book

    June 30, 2009 5:48 PM EDT Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he wrote his new book, "Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top," in order "to be entertaining, but at the same to...help people." Kramer tells Billboard.com that "Hit Hard," which publishes today (June 30), is the…

  4. Mastodon Eying 'Crack The Skye' Movie

    May 05, 2009 7:25 AM EDT A film adaptation of Mastodon's latest album, "Crack the Skye," is well within the realm of possibility -- albeit not in production yet. Drummer and lyricist Brann Dailor tells Billboard.com that the heavy rocking Atlanta quartet sat down with a film director, who he declines…

  5. Steven Tyler Enlists In Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    April 17, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Recovered from a recent bout of pneumonia, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is ready to infect the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles with some wisdom gleaned from nearly 40 years of recording and touring. "I've not done anything like this before. I'm…

  6. Pearl Jam Album, Film, Tour In The Works

    April 13, 2009 10:11 AM EDT Pearl Jam will play live dates in the U.S. later this year, including the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco Aug. 28-30, Billboard has confirmed. The band has also completed 14 songs for a new album and is working on a film with director Cameron Crowe, guitarist Mike McCready said in a…

  7. Aerosmith To Tour With ZZ Top, New Album Delayed

    April 04, 2009 10:44 AM EDT Health issues and touring commitments have combined to postpone Aerosmith's next album, according to guitarist Joe Perry. Perry tells Billboard.com that the record sessions -- for the group's first album since 2004's "Honkin' on Bobo" and first of all-original…

  8. Q&A: Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament

    March 24, 2009 11:17 AM EDT As Pearl Jam's blockbuster 1991 debut, "Ten," gets a re-release on March 24 so deluxe that it would be fairer to call it a complete reimagining, the veteran Seattle band's bassist and co-founder Jeff Ament sat down with Billboard to talk about what went into the four…

  9. Pearl Jam Turns "Ten" Buzz To 11 With Modern Rock Tracks No. 1; TV and Gamer Specials

    March 19, 2009 6:32 PM EDT As Pearl Jam fans eagerly await the release next Tuesday of the "Ten" reissue , the group's debut album and the first in a two year catalog re-release campaign, its starting to sound like 1991 all over again on radio and TV. "Brother," one of six previously unreleased…

  10. Update: Mastodon To Play Complete 'Skye' On North American Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:49 PM EST Atlanta-based Mastodon have a strange story to tell on their new seven song, 50-minute heavy metal opus, "Crack the Skye." And the best way to hear the whole twisted tale will be live and direct: the band plans to perform the album, due March 24, in its entirety on their upcoming…

  11. Pearl Jam Pumped Up To Hit The Studio

    February 06, 2009 11:35 AM EST Pearl Jam is about to hit the studio for a two-week session in Los Angeles with producer Brendan O'Brien as it continues work on its ninth studio album, which the band plans to self-release in the United States. After laying down some instrumental beds last summer, additional demos were…

  12. Pearl Jam Rolls Out 'Ten' With Verizon

    January 08, 2009 11:37 AM EST Pearl Jam is rolling out tracks from the remastered version of its 1991 debut album, "Ten," exclusively through Verizon Wireless. A different song from the new edition, due March 24 from Epic/Legacy, will go live through V Cast Music with Rhapsody for 10 consecutive weeks, beginning…

  13. Wal-Mart Snags Exclusive Springsteen Hits Set

    December 23, 2008 10:35 AM EST Wal-Mart will be the exclusive U.S. retailer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Greatest Hits," which will arrive Jan. 13, two weeks prior to the group's new Columbia studio album, "Working on a Dream." The 12-track set omits material from…

  14. Pearl Jam Raids Vaults For 'Ten' Reissue

    December 10, 2008 9:59 AM EST Pearl Jam has unearthed a host of unreleased tracks and special surprises from its vaults for a deluxe reissue of its fabled 1991 debut album, "Ten." Four different editions will be available March 24 from Epic; pre-orders begin today (Dec. 10) at PearlJam.com. Each version includes…

  15. Bruce Springsteen 'Dreams' Big On New Album

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new album, "Working on a Dream," will arrive Jan. 27 via Columbia. Excerpts from the title track debuted during NBC's NFL halftime show last nigh As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new album, …

  16. Report: New Springsteen Album Due In January

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's next album is expected for release around the time of Barack Obama's January inauguration as the 44th president of the United States next January, according to Backstreets.com. Bruce Springsteen's next album is expected for release around the time of Barack…

  17. Mastodon Shoots For The 'Skye'

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metal combo Mastodon has wrapped its next album, "Crack the Skye," which is due early next year via Warner Bros. Metal combo Mastodon has wrapped its next album, "Crack the Skye," which is due early next year via Warner Bros. As previously reported , the set was recorded…

  18. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Preps Solo Debut

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament will unveil his first solo album, "Tone," Sept. 16 via the band's Ten Club fan organization and select U.S. indie retailers. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament will unveil his first solo album, "Tone," Sept. 16 via the band's Ten Club fan…

  19. AC/DC Sets Date, Track List For 'Black Ice'

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice," will be sold exclusively in the U.S. via Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and the band's Web site, beginning Oct. 20. First single "Rock'n'Roll Train" will hit U.S. ra As expected, AC/DC's new album, "…

  20. Eddie Vedder Scales Back At NYC Solo Show

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder relied on little more than his voice and guitar last night (Aug. 4) during the third show of his summer solo tour at New York's United Palace Theatre, offering a 28-song set f Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder relied on little more than his voice and guitar last…

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