1. Israeli Raid On Gaza-Bound Flotilla Draws Mixed Artist Reaction

    June 11, 2010 12:10 PM EDT When the Pixies canceled their first-ever performance in Israel just three days before a scheduled June 9 gig in Tel Aviv, the veteran indie rock band became the latest in a string of acts to call off shows in the Jewish state. The Pixies' decision came a week after an Israeli commando…

  2. Motown Stars Mark 50th Anniversary In Detroit

    January 12, 2009 12:31 PM EST A variety of Motown alumni returned to Hitsville USA today (Jan. 12) -- in Studio A, which the Four Tops' Abdul "Duke" Fakir referred to as "hallowed ground" -- to officially kick off a year-long celebration of the famed label's 50th anniversary. Fakir was joined…

  3. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay…

  4. New Counting Crows: One Part Rock, One Part Country

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A little bit county and a little bit rock'n'roll is how Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey describes the band's upcoming fifth studio release to Billboard.com. A little bit county and a little bit rock'n'roll is how Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey describes the…

  5. Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14,

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14, 2001 For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but direct one -- Stevie Wonder was instrumental…

  6. Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City, Jan. 14, 2001.I For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but direct one -- Stevie Wonder was…