1. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  2. ATP NY 2010: 10 Reasons It Rocked

    September 07, 2010 2:20 PM EDT The third annual New York edition of All Tomorrows Parties rocked the Catskills this past weekend (Sept 3-5) with three days of raw power blasting out of the amps of everyone from Iggy & the Stooges and Sonic Youth to Raekwon and GZA. The bill itself was reason enough to head up to…

  3. Eminem As the Riddler? Re-Casting 'Batman' with Rappers

    September 03, 2010 4:50 PM EDT Eminem has been a superhero on the Hot 100 chart lately, but if you believe the National Enquirer , he's also ready to return to the silver screen as a villain in the next "Batman" movie. According to the infamous tabloid, Em supposedly rhymed to his reps, "When it comes…

  4. Lady Gaga to Perform with Yoko at Plastic Ono Band Concert

    September 01, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Following her celebrity-filled "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music earlier this year, Yoko Ono has announced the special guests -- including Lady Gaga -- to be featured at her performances at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Oct. 1-2. Along with…

  5. Yoko Ono Brings Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon To Rare Brooklyn Gig

    February 17, 2010 9:54 AM EST Y oko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for a concert on Tuesday night that was part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun. The show belonged as much to her son Sean Lennon , 34, as to Ono, 76. Looking and sounding like his famous father, Sean Lennon pulled together an all-star…

  6. Sonic Youth, "Sacred Trickster"

    July 27, 2009 6:35 PM EDT The first and most immediate track off "The Eternal," "Sacred Trickster" finds the alt-rock legends exploring a punchier sound after decades of creating sprawling noise-rock. Clocking in at just over two minutes, the track lets Kim Gordon snarl lines like "I want you…

  7. Sonic Youth / July 3, 2009 / New York (United Palace Theatre)

    July 13, 2009 6:54 PM EDT After returning to its indie label roots with the June release of "The Eternal," Sonic Youth rang in Independence Day weekend in the same city where it began causing an alt-rock ruckus more than 30 years ago. This time, the quintessential downtown band took the party uptown to the…

  8. Sonic Youth / July 3, 2009 / New York (United Palace Theatre)

    July 09, 2009 6:46 PM EDT After returning to its indie label roots with the June release of "The Eternal," Sonic Youth rang in Independence Day weekend in the same city where it began causing an alt-rock ruckus more than 30 years ago. This time, the quintessential downtown band took the party uptown to the…

  9. Sonic Youth Remains Eternally Ferocious

    June 10, 2009 9:34 AM EDT Switching labels and playing its 1988 masterpiece "Daydream Nation" in its entirety two years ago got Sonic Youth "excited" about making its just-released new album, "The Eternal," according to guitarist Lee Ranaldo. Ranaldo tells Billboard.com that while the…

  10. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  12. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over…

  13. Sonic Youth and Feelies / July 4, 2008 / New York (Battery Park)

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth may have been the headliner, but it was the newly reformed Feelies that brought the day’s biggest fireworks. And Sonic Youth's group’s distinctive, distortion-heavy sound proved to be 2008 has already seen the return of the Verve, My Bloody Valentine and Portishead, among…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  15. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over…

  16. Sonic Youth / July 28, 2007 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (McCarren Park Pool)

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A few years ago, the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival organizers came up with a novel idea: take a seminal indie rock band and have them play one of their most revered albums for an adoring audi A few years ago, the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival organizers…

  17. Kim Gordon Crafts Film, Sonic Youth Preps Rarities

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon will offer the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participate in a live performance of the soundtrack this Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday at Montclair St Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon will offer the U.S. premiere of her film, "…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tracy Byrd and wife Michelle welcome their third child, a son, into the world.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Canadians, the Beatles, "Over the Rainbow" and turnover rates on The Billboard Hot 100. CANADIANS ON TOP Hi Fred: With "Promiscuous" taking over the No. 1 spot [on the Hot 100], Nelly Furtado joins some rather elite company. She's the second Canadian…

  20. Sonic Youth Celebrates 'Ripped' At CBGB

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth kicked off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB last night (June 13), hours after the release of its new Geffen studio album, "Rather Ripped." Sonic Youth kicked off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed…

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