1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions," a set collecting Billy Bragg and Wilco…

  6. Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball': Track-By-Track Review

    March 01, 2012 10:30 AM EST There will be those that believe a millionaire rock star singing about poor people and hard work, as Bruce Springsteen so passionately does on his powerful new album "Wrecking Ball," to be the height of hypocrisy. But to do so would be both shortsighted and uninformed. First, as a…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Robbie Robertson, "How to Become Clairvoyant"

    April 08, 2011 10:00 AM EDT It's been 13 years since Robbie Robertson 's last solo album, an unacceptable interim for someone whose output has been consistently stellar, both during his days with the Band and since "The Last Waltz." But his newest album, "How to Become Clairvoyant," was…

  15. Blink-182 'More Than Halfway Through' New Album, Says Travis Barker

    April 07, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Currently on the road with Lil Wayne to promote his first solo album, "Give the Drummer Some," Travis Barker predicts he'll do another record of his own -- but that might not be for a while with new blink-182 and Transplants projects on the horizon. "They're all very…

  16. Tom Morello Sets Summer Release for Third Nightwatchman Album

    March 28, 2011 11:53 AM EDT T om Morello has signed with New West Records, setting a late summer release for his third folk-oriented album under the Nightwatchman name. The former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist has titled the album "World Wide Rebel Songs." He will continue to use the name…

  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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