1. SXSW Announces Second Annual Music Hackathon

    February 17, 2015 11:00 AM EST The South by Southwest Music Hackathon is back.  Organizers of Austin's annual SXSW music festival and conference will gather musicians, top-level hackers, designers and programmers for the second annual SXSW Music Hackathon this March. Participants will have 24 hours to create new…

  2. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  3. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more than a decade ago would never know his…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. Iggy Pop and The Stooges Rip Through Nine New Songs At SXSW

    March 14, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Still raw, still powerful Iggy Pop and the Stooges may be punk pioneers and bona fide rock ‘n’ roll icons. But just like any other band, they came to South By Southwest this week to hawk a new album. The quintet’s fierce, nearly 70-minute showcase as part of the House of Vans at Mohawk…

  6. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  7. Iggy Pop and the Stooges Rock Ron Asheton Tribute Concert

    April 20, 2011 2:05 PM EDT R on Asheton was not around to see the Stooges inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. But the group's late co-founder was saluted on Tuesday in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., with what was, appropriately, the loudest wake you can imagine. Organized by his sister, Kathy…

  8. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Judge Gig

    April 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT The world is still buzzing about his performance of Johnny O'Keefe's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" last week, but Iggy Pop says "it was just a gig" to him -- albeit a good one. "I enjoyed it," Pop tells Billboard.com. "I…

  9. Mike Watt Revisits Minutemen's Music for 'Hyphenated' Rock Opera

    January 26, 2011 4:57 PM EST For nearly 20 years, Mike Watt would not listen to Minutemen music after bandmate D. Boon's death in a 1985 auto accident. But after participating in the 2005 documentary "We Jam Econo," Watt found himself moved to write again in Minutemen style for his third rock opera, "…

  10. Iggy and the Stooges, Scientists Power Up ATP New York

    September 04, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Although it doesn't involve actual camping like Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, no festival feels more like summer camp than All Tomorrow's Parties New York. The American spinoff of the 10 year-old UK fest launched its third annual event on Friday (Sept. 3) at Monticello, N.Y.'s…

  11. Rock Hall, 'Raw Power' To Start New Three-Year Stooges Cycle

    February 19, 2010 9:11 AM EST I ggy Pop is eyeballing "a three-year cycle" for the current incarnation of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-bound the Stooges that will include the expanded re-release of 1973's seminal "Raw Power" album, touring and quite likely some new recording. "We'll give…

  12. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Get Rock Hall Of Fame Nods

    December 15, 2009 10:01 AM EST T he Stooges , Genesis , ABBA , the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the shrine's 25th annual ceremony on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. They'll be joined by David Geffen and a cadre of songwriters -- Barry Mann…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood…

  15. Hallmark To Exclusively Sell New McEntire CD

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire's new "Love Revival" will be sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores in January and February, making her the latest in a string of top artists to release holiday-related albums th Reba McEntire's new "Love Revival" will be sold exclusively at…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood…

  18. Billboard Bits: Billy Ray Cyrus, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Ray Cyrus, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini Country veteran Billy Ray Cyrus returns July 18 with his next New Door/UME album, "Wanna Be Your Joe." Among the tracks set for inclusion are "Country Music Has the Blues" featuring Loretta Lynn and George Jones, "I…

  19. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artist: Aretha Franklin (also scheduled: Dougray…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known…

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