1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / All Points West / July 31, 2009

    August 01, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Liberty State Park; Jersey City, NJ You could only see it on the jumbotrons flanking the stage, but tucked under the yards of torn fabric that made up her elaborate costume, Karen O wore a white armband that read "Get Well MCA." Performing on the first night of All Points West 2009 …

  2. Jayhawks Reuniting For Summer Shows

    April 02, 2009 2:41 PM EDT The Jayhawks, the lauded Americana band originally from Minneapolis, are reuniting their mid-90s line-up for a pair of summer shows, with plans to play together more next year. The band is set to headline the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis on July 10, marking the first time the Jayhawks…

  3. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an…

  4. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial…

  5. Little Big Town Jumps To Capitol Nashville

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A year after country group Little Big Town released its third album, "A Place to Land," via Nashville-based independent Equity Music Group, the set will be re-released with four additional cuts and ne A year after country group Little Big Town released its third album, "A Place…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter. I also wrote to you on the 20th…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Heart Attac 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack,…

  8. Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tweedy Do Dylan For Soundtrack

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not There," due Oct. 30 via Columbia. A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not…

  9. Muse, Spoon, Interpol Rock Rainy Lollapalooza Day Two

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In startling contrast to the beautiful weather on Friday, gray skies and intermittent rain showers were the backdrop for the second day of Lollapalooza (Aug. 4) at Chicago's Grant Park. But a host of In startling contrast to the beautiful weather on Friday, gray skies and intermittent…

  10. Farrell Taking Lollapalooza Into The Green, Black

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Perry Farrell says he's excited about a lot of things happening at this year's Lollapalooza '07 festival (Aug. 3-5 in Chicago) -- from the ecologically friendly greening of the festival to, well, fina Perry Farrell says he's excited about a lot of things happening at this…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Heart Attac 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack,…

  12. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival / April 29-30, 2006 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With more than 90 bands playing on five stages, it was impossible to see everything at the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. So what follows are some of the plentiful Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Brian Cohen hit the California desert for…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Internationally acclaimed dance and R&B music legend Gwen Guthrie dies of cancer in Orange, N.J. Guthrie, 49, is most famous for her 1986 hit, "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent."< 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B…

  14. Chart Beat

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Solo Beyoncé bests her Destiny's Child No. 1 quota, plus inside the stats of Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Dion DiMucci and Mary J. Blige. PICKING UP THE 'CHECK': With "Check On It" (Columbia) advancing to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, Beyoncé…

  15. NYC Rockers Come Alive On 'Continental' CDs

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, the Lunachicks, the Bouncing Souls, the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome and Cro-Mags lead the track list for "Best of NYC -- Live at Continental," to be Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, the Lunachicks, the…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Hear 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the…

  17. B&E: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. INSPIRATIONAL HIP-HOP: Gospel ingénue Kierra "Kiki"…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboard Music Charts. But up until now I had…

  19. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

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