1. Sound City Players Make Glorious Noise at SXSW in Final Show... For Now

    March 15, 2013 10:02 AM EDT John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Corey Taylor and a pair of Ricks join Dave Grohl in Austin If Dave Grohl's Sound City Players truly played its final show Thursday night at South By Southwest, the all-star ensemble certainly went out with a bang. The nearly three-and-a-half hour epic --…

  2. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City Players' Head to SXSW

    March 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Presented by Citi Private Pass, the "Sound City Players at SXSW" show will feature John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield and more Dave Grohl isn't just delivering a keynote at South By Southwest on March 14. The rocker is bringing an all-star concert…

  3. Sound City Players: Opposites Attract (And Don’t) in New York

    February 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST Stevie Nicks. John Fogerty. Fear’s Lee Ving. Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen. Rick Springfield. It’s hard to imagine those people having much of anything in common beyond a) being musicians of a certain age, b) having recorded at L.A.’s legendary, now-shuttered Sound City studio and c) being…

  4. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 04, 2013 12:25 PM EST With a unique release strategy for his film, the Foo Fighters frontman intends to spread his rock gospel far and wide This is an excerpt. Click here to buy a copy and check out the iPad edition . In 1982, the Los Angeles band Fear released The Record, a pounding document of punk snarl…

  5. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Tear It Up at Sundance

    January 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST Hours after his "Sound City" documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dave Grohl took 800 fans on a three-hour musical odyssey at Park City Live that emphasized his personal connection to the Van Nuys, Calif., recording studio his film chronicles.   Taking the stage at 9…

  6. The Cult's Ian Astbury: 'A Lot of Rock Has Lost Its Teeth'

    January 31, 2012 12:05 AM EST Believes 'Choice of Weapon,' First Studio Album in 5 Years, May 'Polarize Our Audience' This spring, The Cult plans to unleash what frontman Ian Astbury considers "one of the strongest records we've ever made." Astbury tells Billboard.com that "Choice…

  7. Prince's Super Bowl-Weekend Concert Cancelled At Last Minute

    February 05, 2011 8:17 PM EST P rince's Super Bowl-weekend concert was a Super Bust. The superstar was supposed to perform Friday night at TheEvent, a concert with Erykah Badu that was to be a fundraiser for The Goss-Michael Foundation, the art group founded by George Michael and his longtime partner, Kenny Goss. But…

  8. Masters Of Reality Return With 'Pine/Cross Dover'

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although Chris Goss is probably best known for his production/engineering talents (having worked with UNKLE, Stone Temple Pilots and, most extensively, Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age), since the la Although Chris Goss is probably best known for his production/engineering talents (having…

  9. Film, Comic To Augment Auf Der Maur Album

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur has completed her second solo album, "Out of Our Minds," and it's part of a multidisciplinary Viking-themed project that includes a short fil Former Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur has completed her…

  10. Desert Rock

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's no surprise the spotlight doesn't appear to suit James Lavelle. As the primary creative force UNKLE, he's pulled together three albums behind the scenes "Oz" style, integrating the sounds of some It's no surprise the spotlight doesn't appear to suit…

  11. Homme, Astbury, Autolux Join UNKLE's 'War'

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Josh Homme, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Massive Attack's 3D, Autolux, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Jeordie White and the Duke Spirit are among the guests on the third UNKLE album, "War Stories," due July 24 Josh Homme, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Massive Attack's 3D,…

  12. Ex-Manson Bassist Goes Over The Goon Moon

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jeordie White (better known to Marilyn Manson fans as Twiggy Ramirez) has united once more with Masters Of Reality singer/guitarist Chris Goss and Hella drummer Zach Hill for the second release by Goo Jeordie White (better known to Marilyn Manson fans as Twiggy Ramirez) has united once more…

  13. 34OnTV

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 21-27, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 21 "7th Avenue Drop," Fuse Featured artist(s): Jurassic 5. "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts, Acts 1 & 2," HBO Featured artist(s): Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Harry…

  14. Goss, Homme Ready To Roll As 5:15ers

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Goss and Homme have worked alongside one another since the early '90s, when Goss produced several albums for Homme's pre-QOTSA band Kyuss. As tipped here last month, longtime pals Chris Goss and Josh Homme will make their live debut together later this month as the 5:15ers. The…

  15. UNKLE Revs Up With Homme, Dalle, Astbury

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio album, which is presently being mixed in London and expected for a summer release via Global Underground. James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio album, which is presently being mixed in London…

  16. Billboard Bits: Khan/Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Chaka Khan/Aaron Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal Chaka Khan and Aaron Neville are the first two acts signed to the new Burgundy Records, Billboard has learned. The imprint was founded by Joe DiMuro, the executive VP of Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group. Burgundy will be…

  17. Indie Rockers Sign On For Arthurball, No Fun Fest

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. First up is the inaugural Arthurball, which will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Echo and Ex-Plex in Los Angeles. The event…

  18. Eagles Of Death Metal Prep New CD, Foo Dates

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In addition to the January arrival of the sophomore Eagles Of Death Metal album, "Death by Sexy," frontman Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes has several other projects up his sleeve. In addition to the January arrival of the sophomore Eagles Of Death Metal album, "Death by…

  19. Queens Of The Stone Age Prepare To 'Paralyze'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Josh Homme-led Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed details of their third album for Interscope. "Lullabies To Paralyze" will arrive March 22, although group member Troy Van Leeuwen admits that Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed details of its highly anticipated third album…

  20. Auf Der Maur Eyes Solo Debut

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late spring via Capitol, according to a spokesperson. The as-yet-untitled set will be supported with a tour, with details yet Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late…