1. Vans, Slacker Cool for 50 Years, Is Banking on More Music to Maintain Its Relevancy

    March 25, 2016 4:03 PM EDT Unsurprisingly, Doug Palladini is wearing Vans at this very moment. After all, the company's Vice President, General Manager of North America has accumulated a 100-plus-pair collection over his 12 years with the brand, and knows better than to wear anything else when meeting with a…

  2. Ian MacKaye on the New Crop of D.C. Hardcore Docs, Resurging Interest in His Scene

    January 14, 2015 12:15 PM EST "I am totally comfortable with it, I'm just talking," says Ian MacKaye , the 52-year-old D.C. Ur-punk. He is speaking from the Dischord label offices in Arlington, VA, which he has run for last 34 years. "I've told everybody I'll talk to them but I am not going…

  3. 'Pancake Mountain,' Kid-Friendly and Music-Centric Series, Returns with New Season of (Weird) Programming

    September 02, 2014 10:18 AM EDT The series, co-conceptualized by punk demigod Ian Mackaye and ressurected thanks to the patronage of 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams, returns today. Katy Perry 's slightly scantily-clad performance on Sesame Street may not have flown with Big Bird -- or parents -- but the…

  4. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  5. MacKaye, Moore Debate Indie Issues In Brooklyn

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fugazi frontman/Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore took questions from a packed audience at the Brooklyn Book Fair yesterday (Sept. 14) ... Fugazi frontman/Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore took questions from a…

  6. Hot Product

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A Jive CD/DVD from R&B superstar Usher, "Rhythm City Volume 1: Caught Up," featuring a mini-movie incorporating four songs and a bonus disc with three new tracks. Former Ghost Cauldron/Terranova DJ/producer…

  7. Minutemen Remembered In New Documentary

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. In…

  8. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Burn To Shine 'Shine' Sweet Freedom Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty has created a new DVD series that spotlights live performances from notable rock acts in a given city, all recorded in a single day. The catch: the bands play one song each in an empty house that faces imminent…

  9. Rock Acts 'Shine' On New Live DVD Series

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty has created a new DVD series that spotlights live performances from notable rock acts in a given city, all recorded in a single day. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty has created a new DVD series that spotlights live performances from notable rock acts in a given city,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Cash, Voodoo, Minor Threat

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Cash Tribute, Voodoo, Minor Threat The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium will be aired five days later on country-music cable station CMT. The two-hour edited broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile, Rodney Crowell, Marty…

  11. Eclectic Acts Rock Fourth Coachella Fest

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Drawing more than 30,000 to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth…

  12. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's life and music will be celebrated beginning June 7 in the late musician's hometown of Seattle, when the Jimi Hendrix gallery opens at the Experience Music Project (EMP). The exhibit is an expanded…

  13. Page Hamilton Revs Back Up With Gandhi

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Page Hamilton has spent a long time under the rock radar since his revered alternative metal band Helmet disbanded in 1998 after five studio albums. Since then, the singer/guitarist has contributed hi Page Hamilton has spent a long time under the rock radar since his revered alternative metal…

  14. FMC Issues Damning Report On Radio-Biz Consolidation

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST A new report from the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) concludes that consolidation of the U.S. radio industry in the last decade has led to decreased competition, less diversity of programming, and un A new report from the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) concludes that consolidation of the U…

  15. Industry To Debate 'Future Of Music' At Summit

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the campus of Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown University. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the…

  16. New Film Chronicles DC 'Go-Go' Scene

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new independent film is shining the spotlight on Washington, D.C.'s go-go music movement via interviews and live footage from the scene's past and present, including go-go legend Chuck Brown, the Ba A new independent film is shining the spotlight on Washington, D.C.'s go-go…

  17. Industry Notables To Debate At D.C. Summit

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit, to be held Jan. 7-8 on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The FMC, a non-profit organi The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit,…

  18. Fugazi Continues 'The Argument'

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On the surface, it may look like Fugazi has slowed down. The esteemed punk icons are touring less than they ever have, and have only released two new studio albums -- 1995's "Red Medicine" and 1998's On the surface, it may look like Fugazi has slowed down. The esteemed…