1. Coheed and Cambria's Sanchez Reveals Details of 'Afterman' Double-Album

    September 13, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 'It was really crazed but really rewarding,' singer says of upcoming music and film projects. With its Amory Wars saga headed to the big screen and the latest chapter in the saga ("The Afterman: Ascension") due out next month, these are exciting times for Claudio Sanchez…

  2. Ben Folds Five Could Make Another Album, But Not Until 2015

    September 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' the group's first album in 13 years, was 'really easy and really inspiring' to make, says Folds. Ben Folds says there's plenty more material where "The Sound of the Life of the Mind," the first new Ben Folds Five…

  3. Grace Potter On Playing To Country Crowds: 'I Love The Horrified Looks'

    August 09, 2012 6:20 PM EDT Rock singer continues on Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers on the Sun tour. Grace Potter says she's having a good time being a "Little Sister of the Sun" on Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw 's Brothers of the Sun stadium tour -- and a mischievous little sister, at…

  4. Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track

    August 03, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chart Article Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' At 25 On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard put out an album that took three years, three producers and an estimated $5 million to complete. Oh, and their drummer lost his arm. Behold, the miraculous story of "Hysteria." by Gary Graff Hard as…

  5. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue at the 20th Concert of Colors festival. But…

  6. Living Colour is 'Re-Thinking Blues and Its Relationship To Metal'

    July 09, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Living Colour is "definitely working towards making another record this year" to follow up 2009's "The Chair in the Doorway," according to guitarist Vernon Reid. And the quartet already has an idea what its "next statement" is going to be. "We're…

  7. 3 Doors Down Pen New Songs for Greatest Hits Album

    June 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Chris Henderson Talks New Guitarist, New Songs: "We're still writing songs better than ever, playing better than ever" 3 Doors Down plans to include three brand new songs on a greatest hits set the group is putting out this fall. Guitarist Chris Henderson tells Billboard.com…

  8. Ask Billboard: Robin Gibb, Donna Summer Remembered

    May 22, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ROBIN GIBB, DONNA…

  9. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dead at 62

    May 20, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a memorable existence for…

  10. Mickey Hart Travels Across the Universe on 'Mysterium Tremendum'

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Mickey Hart has tapped into the sounds of the universe and the heart of the Grateful Dead for his latest band's first album, "Mysterium Tremendum." The percussion virtuoso tells Billboard.com that he built the songs from the 12-song set from celestial sound waves captured by…

  11. Juno Awards: Feist, Michael Buble Win Big in Canada

    April 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT A Christmas album by Michael Bublé took home Album of the Year; Hedley broke its Susan Lucci losing streak; Martin Solveig & Dragonette's "Hello" beat Deadmau5 for Dance Recording; Feist was named Artist of the Year; Canadian's beloved Blue Rodeo were inducted into the…

  12. Nanci Griffith's 'Hell No' Connects With Occupy Movement

    March 16, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Nanci Griffith says her forthcoming new album, "Intersection," is perhaps "the most personal" of her career. But she's finding that at least one of its songs -- the buoyant protest anthem "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)" -- already has universal appeal. …

  13. Van Halen Tour Review: It's the Eddie Show

    February 21, 2012 10:30 AM EST 'Eddie Van Halen Is Better Than Any Pyrotechnic Special Effect' Kool & the Gang's Robert "Kool" Bell asked the sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills if it was ready to party. Then if it was ready for Van Halen. Then if it was ready for David Lee Roth. The…

  14. Ask Billboard: The Whitney Houston, Madonna Edition

    February 19, 2012 9:05 AM EST Plus, Richard Marx stops by to discuss a song of his that might've been a huge hit ... if only it had been released as a single. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  15. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  16. Surprised Kool & the Gang Is Van Halen Opener? So Are They

    February 08, 2012 5:00 PM EST K ool & the Gang plan to celebrate plenty of good times on the road with Van Halen in the coming weeks -- even if the rest of the world seems to think it's an incredibly odd pairing. "We're not that worried about it," co-founder Robert "Kool" Bell tells…

  17. 2012 Album Preview: This Year's Best Bets

    January 17, 2012 4:30 PM EST From Madonna to Prince Royce and from Tim McGraw to Timbaland and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the year ahead. Who will reign supreme in 2012? Here are dozens of contenders we've got our eyes on.…

  18. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. We'll take a…

  19. A New Year's Tradition That Never Gets Auld

    January 03, 2012 4:35 PM EST As radio evolves, one old stand-by is alive and well: New Year's countdowns. (After all, the holiday is ushered in with a countdown at midnight. Why shouldn't radio follow suit?) A flip through the radio dial here in New York revealed stations in a variety of formats counting down…

  20. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

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