1. Green Day's Explosive Set Tops Lollapalooza Day Two

    August 08, 2010 10:41 AM EDT A combination of explosions, cover songs, toilet paper guns, stage dives, and crowd participation sealed the deal: There's no topping Green Day at Lollapalooza 2010. The punk veterans played a thrilling, two-and-a-half-hour-long set made up of tracks from last year's "21st…

  2. Hold Steady Seeks To Break Out Of The Brooklyn Rock Box

    April 30, 2010 3:57 PM EDT Craig Finn of the Hold Steady says that one way he knows his Brooklyn-based band has reached a certain level of success is that when it plays smaller markets - as it did during an early-April trek that included stops in Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y., and Morgantown, W.Va. - people turn up. …

  3. Billboard Bits: Hold Steady, Diddy, Max Weinberg, Spice Girls And More

    January 21, 2010 7:33 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs is pulling out all the stops for his son Justin's super sweet 16th birthday party this weekend. According to Page 6 , performers and guests will include…

  4. The Hold Steady

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "I remember John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats once told me, 'You'll be really excited to see your name in The Billboard 200,'" Hold Steady vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn tells Billboard.com. "I coul "I remember John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats once…

  5. The Hold Steady Reaches Out To 'Boys And Girls'

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn rock act the Hold Steady will release its third album, "Boys and Girls in America," Oct. 3 via Vagrant. Brooklyn rock act the Hold Steady will release its third album, "Boys and Girls in America," Oct. 3 via Vagrant. With just three days off, the band spent the…