1. Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons & Deadmau5 to Headline Bonnaroo 2015

    January 13, 2015 9:00 PM EST Billy Joel , Mumford & Sons , Deadmau5 , Kendrick Lamar and Florence and The Machine are among the big names set to appear at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the annual happening announced Tuesday.  Bonnaroo 2014: Top 10 Best Performances The final lineup came after…

  2. Jack Bruce, Cream Bassist, Bandleader and Solo Musician: An Appreciation

    October 25, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Jack Bruce , the virtuoso bassist, bandleader, songwriter and singer best known for his tenure with Cream during the 1960s, passed away Saturday (Oct. 24) at the age of 71. Jack Bruce, Bassist for Cream, Dies at 71 A message on Bruce's official website Saturday confirmed, "It is…

  3. Jack Bruce, 'Reach for the Night': Song Premiere From Cream Star's First Album in a Decade

    April 10, 2014 10:06 AM EDT Jack Bruce acknowledges that he felt some mild apprehension in making "Silver Rails," his first solo studio album in a decade. But those were quickly allayed once he started putting pen to paper with lyrcists such as his wife, Margrit Seyffer, longtime mate Pete Brown and Kip…

  4. 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…

  5. Spectrum Road Not Just a Tribute Act, Taking It To 'The Next Level'

    May 16, 2012 4:45 PM EDT With two original songs on their upcoming debut album, the members of Spectrum Road are confident it will be more than a one-off supergroup according to bassist Jack Bruce. "It started off as kind of a tribute but entered into a band -- John Medeski described it," the Cream veteran…

  6. Members of Cream, Living Colour Unite for Album

    February 23, 2012 9:25 AM EST Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski & Cindy Blackman Santana's Spectrum Road to Drop Debut, Play Bonnaroo in June A new supergroup is heading to Bonnaroo. The festival will see the summer performance debut of Spectrum Road, a new quartet featuring Jack Bruce (Cream), Vernon Reid …

  7. 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).…

  8. Johnny Winter Honors 'Big Influences' on 'Roots,' out in September

    July 01, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter will pay tribute his blues heroes and, for the first time in his 42-year recording career, enlist the assistance of established younger artists on "Roots," his first album for Megaforce. The release date is Sept. 27. Sonny Landreth , Vince…

  9. Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson Team with Patagonia to Raise Funds for Environment

    March 01, 2011 11:44 AM EST Apparel company Patagonia is entering the digital download retail space to raise money for environmental organizations endorsed by artists. Pearl Jam , Jack Johnson , Bonnie Raitt and Maroon 5 are among the artists participating in the initiative, which launches today (Mar. 1) at patagonia…

  10. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival headliners will include Jay-Z , Stevie Wonder…

  11. Maceo Parker, Zappa, STS9 Anchor Jam Cruise Lineup

    May 07, 2009 6:39 AM EDT Now in its eighth year, the popular Jam Cruise will embark January 3, 2010 with a host of funk, techno, and roots-rock related acts on board. STS9, Maceo Parker, Zappa Plays Zappa, and the John Medeski/Robert Randolph/North Mississippi Allstars vehicle The Word are some of the top acts…

  12. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, the Dead Weather…

  13. Joss Stone Rocks The Vote With New Song

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST British singer Joss Stone is playing her part to encourage Americans to vote today (Nov. 4) in the 2008 president election. "I keep having interviews about trying to encourage people to vote, and peop British singer Joss Stone is playing her part to encourage Americans to vote today (Nov…

  14. Grand Recognition

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For soul survivor Irma Thomas, it's never too late to be recognized, as indicated by "Simply Grand," due this week via Rounder. For soul survivor Irma Thomas, it's never too late to be recognized, as indicated by "Simply Grand," due this week via Rounder. The…

  15. Dave Matthews Band Leads Epic Saturday At Rothbury

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band offered up an epic headlining set last night (July 5) at the inaugural Rothbury Festival in Rothbury, Mich., utilizing an expanded eight-piece lineup for favorites like "Rhyme & The Dave Matthews Band offered up an epic headlining set last night (July 5) at the…

  16. Wood Brothers 'Load' Up On Next Album

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Medeski Martin & Wood's Chris Wood is joining his brother Oliver for a second time to release another set of blues/roots-themed songs, "Loaded." The 12-song set is due April 1 via Blue Note. Medeski Martin & Wood's Chris Wood is joining his brother Oliver for a…

  17. DMB, Panic, Mayer, Snoop Set For New Festival

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new festival being launched by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new…

  18. North Miss. Allstars Make Break With 'Hernando'

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST As an ode to their hometown, blues-rock act the North Mississippi Allstars have dubbed their next album "Hernando." As an ode to their hometown, blues-rock act the North Mississippi Allstars have dubbed their next album "Hernando." Due Jan. 22, the 11-song will mark the…

  19. Billboard Bits: Langerado Festival, John Mayer, Howlin' Rain

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311, the National, Phil Lesh, Matisyahu, !!! and the Walkmen are confirmed to perform at the 2008 Langerado Festival, to b R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311,…

  20. 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…

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