1. Charles Peterson's Iconic 'Grunge' Photos: A Guided Tour

    September 16, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Not every vibrant music scene has that one stalwart photographer whose style, timing, and eye were there from the beginning to both document and shape the visual presence of the bands. Seattle was lucky. Seattle had Charles Peterson. With a camera always at hand and a spot right in the front…

  2. Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Q&A: 'Nevermind' 20 Years Later

    September 16, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Twenty years after Nirvana's 'Nevermind' exploded, the bassist talks about the album, the hype, the lessons learned, the re-issues, and what losing Kurt Cobain meant to him. Born to Croatian immigrants in Compton, Calif., in 1965, Novoselic's family lived in Southern…

  3. Pearl Jam, Cameron Crowe Talk 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Doc At TIFF

    September 11, 2011 6:54 PM EDT Love. Understanding. Commitment. Luck. Ask Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready how the band has managed to thrive for twenty years, and he'll tell you this is the recipe. Less than an hour after the Saturday (Sept. 10 ) premiere of Cameron Crowe's deep-diving doc chronicling the band&…

  4. Pearl Jam Debuts 'Ole', Jimmy Fallon & Vedder Sing 'Balls In Your Mouth'

    September 09, 2011 5:26 PM EDT In the midst of its blitz of 20th anniversary celebrations that include a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, soundtrack and book, you might have expected Pearl Jam to hit NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" with a classic like "Jeremy" or "Better Man" last…

  5. The Lessons of Grunge Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 08, 2011 5:55 PM EDT As grunge celebrates 20 years, Billboard talks to the many players of the Seattle scene, including "Nevermind" producer Butch Vig and artists including Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana). This week's cover, shot by Charles Peterson, features Kurt Cobain…

  6. Heart Recording New Album, 'Telling the Whole Story' in 2012 Memoir

    August 12, 2011 1:15 PM EDT There was a six-year gap between Heart 's latest album, "Red Velvet Car" in 2010, and its predecessor, "Jupiter's Darling." But Ann and Nancy Wilson aren't planning to take nearly as long again. In fact, Nancy tells Billboard.com, they're already well…

  7. M.I.A. Posts Amy Winehouse Tribute Track, '27'

    July 24, 2011 4:58 PM EDT Hours after the death of Amy Winehouse was announced, M.I.A. posted "27," a demo dedicated to the 27-year-old deceased singer, on her Twitter page. The song was originally going to be included on M.I.A.'s 'Vicki Leekx" mixtape, but finds new resonance in the wake of…

  8. Cortney Love Sued Again for Defamation on Twitter

    May 27, 2011 2:55 PM EDT It's been only a few months since Courtney Love paid to settle that unique lawsuit claiming she defamed a fashion designer via Twitter. Now the rocker has been sued again for comments made online, this time by lawyers who represented her in an effort to pursue money allegedly stolen from…

  9. Miley Cyrus Covers Nirvana: Better Than Casey Abrams?

    May 03, 2011 1:50 PM EDT We've seen Miley Cyrus channel her inner rock goddess before, and on her latest Gypsy Heart Tour, she's at it again. Cyrus covered the Nirvana classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at the tour's kickoff on Apr. 29 in Quito, Ecuador. Watch below. Before ripping into the…

  10. Thirty Seconds To Mars Unveils 'This is War' Clip, Leto's Kurt Cobain Tribute

    April 07, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Two days after crafting a low-key tribute to Kurt Cobain, Jared Leto and the rest of Thirty Seconds of Mars get bombastic in the music video for "This is War," the title track from their 2009 third album. Video: 30 Seconds To Mars: "This is War" The video opens with a…

  11. Kurt Cobain Guitar Sculpture Unveiled in Washington

    April 06, 2011 8:20 AM EDT A sculpted guitar memorial to Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in a park in the Nirvana frontman's Washington state hometown. The dedication in Aberdeen on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain's suicide in Seattle. A diverse group of fans and Aberdeen residents, many born…

  12. Hole Reunites For Drummer Patty Schemel's Documentary Premiere

    March 28, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Former Hole drummer Patty Schemel is happy that her new documentary is bringing together a Hole reunion of sorts. Her onetime bandmates -- Courtney Love , Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf Der Mar -- all plan to attend the premiere of "Hit So Hard: The Live & Near Death Story of Patty…

  13. Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' Show 'Destroyed My Family'

    February 15, 2011 5:13 PM EST The father of teen star Miley Cyrus said the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" that made her a worldwide star, in truth destroyed his family, and he blamed it for sending his daughter out of control. Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus said he was scared for 18 year-old Miley after a…

  14. Fun Fun Fun Fest Saddles Up for a Sell Out

    November 10, 2010 12:00 PM EST Like virtually every American music festival in 2009, last year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX was doused with relentless, mood-stomping rain. A quirky, communal vibe and high-octane headliners including Danzig and the Jesus Lizard made up for it, but organizers and fans rejoiced when…

  15. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Possibly In Studio, Madonna Hates Actresses

    October 14, 2010 7:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Back in the Studio? The Beastie Boys may have resumed work on "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt 1," the new album that the hip-hop trio was working on before member Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was diagnosed…

  16. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Finishes New Songs, Kurt Cobain's Anti-MTV Letter Up for Auction

    October 06, 2010 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Finished with Three New Songs Following her appearance on last week's episode of "Glee," Britney Spears is reportedly hard at work on her next album and has finished three new songs. …

  17. Nirvana Lawsuit Settled Between Courtney Love, Management

    August 17, 2010 5:44 PM EDT Court records show a management firm and Courtney Love have settled a $1 million lawsuit over the profits of the sale of Nirvana's publishing catalog. Love is the widow of former Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. London & Co. sued Love two years ago, claiming she failed to share the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron, 'Glee' Wins Do Something Award

    July 20, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron James Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on LeBron James joining the Miami Heat on WeezyThankYou.com today (July 20). "Oh Lebron!" exclaimed the rapper and dedicated sports buff on…

  19. Gene Simmons, CBGB Reported For Next 'Guitar Hero'

    May 18, 2010 2:06 PM EDT Details on the next "Guitar Hero" game are leaking. Joystiq reports that Gene Simmons will act as a sort of emcee for the game, with other appearances by Queen , Black Sabbath and Metallica 's Lars Ulrich included as recruitable characters in a new "quest mode." It&…

  20. Billboard Bits: Keith Richards, Drake, David Banner, Kurt Cobain and more

    May 14, 2010 9:19 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has finished writing his memoirs, and the book is due to be released in October. "It's kind of weird writing about your own life," he told NME . …

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