1. Billboard Bits: Smashing Pumpkins, Art Brut, CMT Awards

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May 22 at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris. European festival appearances will follow through mid-June; the group's firs The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May…

  2. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…

  3. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival / April 29-30, 2006 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With more than 90 bands playing on five stages, it was impossible to see everything at the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. So what follows are some of the plentiful Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Brian Cohen hit the California desert for…