1. Exclusive: Pete Seeger Duets With Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle on New Album

    August 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Folk Icon Releasing Two Albums on Sept. 25: 'A More Perfect Union' and 'Pete Remembers Woody' Folk music legend Pete Seeger , 93, is releasing two albums on Appleseed Recordings. "A More Perfect Union" features 14 new songs that Seeger has penned with singer…

  2. Public Enemy's Two New Albums Will 'Talk to Each Other,' Says Chuck D

    May 23, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Public Enemy plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its recording career not only by dipping deeply into its past -- 1987's "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" -- during its concerts but also by unleashing a wealth of new music. Frontman Chuck D tells Billboard.com that the iconic rap…

  3. Tom Morello, Das Racist Perform at May Day Occupy Wall Street: Watch

    May 02, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello made a special appearance at yesterday's May Day Occupy Wall Street in New York City's Bryant Park. Singing along with a large crowd of protestors, Morello performed an acoustic version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land.…

  4. Bruce Springsteen Shakes, Rattles, Surfs in Los Angeles

    April 27, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Tracking set lists is a popular pastime of Bruce Springsteen aficionados and the current tour has provided sufficient fodder in that department: In the 18 shows since he started the tour on March 18 in Atlanta, Springsteen has performed 65 different songs, only a dozen of which have made it…

  5. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known song, "This Land is Your Land."…

  6. SXSW 2012: 10 Things Seen and Heard Friday

    March 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Who forgot their lyrics? Who had synchronized dance moves? And who had Bill Murray rocking out in the crowd? Here are 10 things from Friday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. As he promised, Tom Morello turned his Friday night showcase…

  7. SXSW 2012: 6 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    March 16, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Which band's concert was interrupted by a naked man? Why was A$AP Rock projected on Austin buildings? Did Fiona Apple burst into flames at her church gig? Here are 6 things from Thursday's South By Southwest that you may have missed -- even if you were there. 1. Fiona Apple turned…

  8. Bruce Springsteen Captures SXSW With Epic, Raucous Revue

    March 16, 2012 10:20 AM EDT In Nearly 3-Hour Set, The Boss and His Army (Including Tom Morello, Eric Burdon, Arcade Fire) Deliver Night of Live Magic B ruce Springsteen came to South By Southwest to make a speech . He wound up making history -- at least by the standards of his storied live performance legacy. His show…

  9. Bruce Springsteen's SXSW Keynote: 'Stay Hard, Stay Hungry'

    March 15, 2012 5:30 PM EDT The Boss Was in a Giving Mood, Offering Wisdom & Recounting His Own Musical Journey Declaring that "every important musician in this town is asleep -- or they will be by the time I finished this thing," Bruce Springsteen spent nearly 50 minutes early Thursday afternoon…

  10. Bruce Springsteen Rolls Out New Songs Daily

    February 21, 2012 7:45 AM EST Bruce Springsteen is giving fans an early listen to his 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball." Each track can be heard in its entirety through a series of streaming previews, kicking off Monday with "Easy Money" on Backstreets.com . The Americana-themed track is the second…

  11. Crosby & Nash Latest to Sing for Occupy Wall Street

    November 08, 2011 7:59 PM EST More than 40 years after "Ohio" took aim at the Kent State shootings, David Crosby and Graham Nash brought their iconic protest songs to the struggles of a new generation on Tuesday. The duo, half of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, performed an unamplified set in Manhattan's…

  12. Occupy Wall Street: When Music Stars Invade

    October 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Kanye showed up and said not a single word (after all, his sheer presence speaks for itself). Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Morello sang protest anthems with the people. Just this weekend, Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand swung by on their bikes. And from the looks of his Twitter…

  13. Tom Morello Occupies Wall Street: 'Every Movement Has a Soundtrack'

    October 13, 2011 10:00 PM EDT "Mic check," declared Tom Morello, a.k.a. the Nightwatchman, at noon today (Oct. 13) in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, only he had no microphone. "Mic check," echoed the crowd, crammed shoulder-to-shoulder and surrounding the guitarist on all sides beneath a grey…

  14. Alice Cooper Sticks With the Hits at 'Nightmare' Release Bash

    September 16, 2011 1:50 PM EDT "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper declared from the small stage of the Whisky A Go-Go Thursday where the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was celebrating the release this week of his "Welcome 2 My Nightmare." Flanked by guest guitarists Steve Hunter and Orianthi,…

  15. Rage Against the Machine 'Re-Education Camp' in Store at L.A. Rising Fest

    June 10, 2011 4:17 PM EDT If everything goes according to plan, July's L.A. Rising festival will be "kind of a Rage Against the Machine re-education camp," according to guitarist Tom Morello . "This festival is going to be different from Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza," Morello tells…

  16. Tom Morello Rocks Google Doodle in Honor of Les Paul

    June 10, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Legendary guitarist Tom Morello has found a new instrument: the Google Doodle . Watch below, as the Rage Against the Machine co-founder trades his strings for computer keys in honor of guitar legend Les Paul's 96th birthday. The most recent Google Doodle is a guitar celebrating Paul, who…

  17. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swing-and-smash drumming performance punctuated…

  18. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters Release Album Teaser, Halle Berry Not Playing Aretha Franklin

    January 18, 2011 6:55 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters Unleash New Album Teaser Foo Fighters have hinted at the sound of their seventh studio album with a 30-second online teaser of a new song. The intense cut features a sharp guitar riff and frontman Dave…

  19. Billboard Bits: Christina's Love Triangle at Home, John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan Dating?

    January 05, 2011 5:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera No Longer Living With Both Ex-Husband, New Boyfriend Life just got a whole less awkward for Christina Aguilera. Recent reports claim that until yesterday (Jan. 4), the singer was sharing her…

  20. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal Break Up? Gaga Goes 'Grey'

    January 04, 2011 6:37 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal Break Up: Report After a brief, whirlwind romance, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have apparently called it quits. The 21-year-old country star and 30-year-old actor reportedly ended…

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