1. Sublime With Rome Drummer Leaves Band

    December 12, 2011 11:25 AM EST Bud Gaugh, the drummer of Sublime who served as the percussionist of the newly reconstituted Sublime With Rome , is leaving the band to spend more time with his family. Gaugh announced the departure prior to their performance at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on Saturday …

  2. New Mom Jewel Focuses on Family: 'It's a Rare Gift'

    August 08, 2011 2:30 PM EDT As she tends to four-week-old son Kase Townes Murray and prepares for the release of her second family music album, "The Merry Goes 'Round," Jewel says she's enjoying a break from the usual grind of her career. "I just put things on hold," Jewel, who released her…

  3. Ex-Paramore Guitarist Josh Farro Forms New Band

    February 02, 2011 5:35 PM EST Josh Farro may have only left Paramore in mid-December, but the guitarist has already become a full-time member of a new band. According to MTV , Farro has formed the group Novel American with singer Van Beasley, drummer Tyler Ward and bassist Ryan Clark, and the band is planning to record a…

  4. Paramore Speaks Out: 'We're Not Going Anywhere'

    January 04, 2011 1:50 PM EST P aramore's remaining members are finally speaking out over the departure of bandmates Josh and Zac Farro last month. In an interview with MTV , singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis said they were "hurt" by a blog post in which the brothers…

  5. Paramore's Hayley Williams Names New Touring Bandmates

    January 03, 2011 3:22 PM EST Two weeks after departed Paramore members Josh and Zac Farro aired their dirty laundry in a scathing blog post , singer Hayley Williams has confirmed that the band has locked in two replacements for its upcoming South American tour. Former Tait guitarist (and brother of Paramore's Taylor…

  6. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

  7. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  8. Stinson Sets Solo Dates With The Figgs

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run. As expected , Tommy Stinson will hit road next month for a U.S. club tour with the Figgs. The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run.…

  9. Stinson Swims In Solo Waters

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On a break from his gig as Guns N' Roses bassist, Tommy Stinson is stepping out on his own. He's playing Thursday (June 12) at Largo in Los Angeles, July 1 at the Mercury Lounge in New York, and will On a break from his gig as Guns N' Roses bassist, Tommy Stinson is stepping…