1. Publishers Said to Be Missing As Much as 25 Percent of Streaming Royalties

    October 20, 2015 5:18 PM EDT By some industry estimates, as much as 25 percent of mechanical royalties due publishers and songwriters are going unpaid by streaming services due to identification difficulties. Yesterday, Oct. 19, Spotify’s U.S. service pulled down thousands of songs from Victory Records' catalog…

  2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Go for Artistry Over Obvious at Henry Fonda Theater

    June 04, 2013 4:30 PM EDT The story may change as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers continue with their six-concert stand at the 1,400-capacity Henry Fonda Theater, but on opening night the star attraction in this vault-mining experiment was guitarist Mike Campbell. Petty's right-hand man since their start in…

  3. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Stolen Guitars Recovered

    April 17, 2012 7:04 PM EDT It was a heartbreaker for Tom Petty and the band when someone stole five of their precious guitars from a soundstage, but it was music to their ears when police in Southern California announced Tuesday that the instruments had been recovered. One person was arrested in connection with the…

  4. Tom Petty Talks New Album, Tour, Sandwiches in Twitter Q&A

    December 15, 2011 7:32 PM EST There were a few modest news flashes from Tom Petty during a Q&A session on his official Twitter page ( @tompetty ) on Thursday. Petty told Billboard.com that a new album is planned "but too soon to know details. it`s early days." He did, however, tell a fan asking about his…

  5. Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show

    May 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her first album in a decade, "In Your Dreams,…

  6. Stevie Nicks Calls New Album 'My Own Little 'Rumours''

    April 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Stevie Nicks says it wasn't her intention to take a decade between solo albums. Nicks -- whose "In Your Dreams," the follow-up to 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," comes out May 3 -- tells Billboard.com that she was ready to start work on a solo set in 2005 after…

  7. Bad Religion Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Album & Book

    October 01, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Reaching a 30th anniversary has been a "weird" experience for Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley. "It doesn't feel like 30 years," Bentley, one of the California punk rock group's co-founders, tells Billboard.com. "It's just been happening and been a big…

  8. Patti Smith Group / Feb. 19, 2010 / Detroit (Saint Andrews Hall)

    February 24, 2010 7:06 PM EST It was, to paraphrase U2 , a sort of homecoming for Patti Smith . The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and poet did, after all, live in the Detroit environs (suburban St. Clair Shores, to be precise) from 1980-96 with her late husband, former MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic"…

  9. Tom Petty Embarking On Virtual 'Superhighway' Tour For Live Release

    September 23, 2009 3:43 PM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are going on tour this fall, but they'll be coming to a computer rather than a city near you. To promote "The Live Anthology," a box set due out Nov. 24, Petty and company are launching the Superhighway Tour, an eight-week virtual experience. The…

  10. Tom Petty / May 31, 2008 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after finishing "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Tom Petty told a stoked Saturday night crowd in suburban Detroit that "We're gonna have a good time tonight, I promise you." He did not lie. Shortly after finishing "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Tom…

  11. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Diamond

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's…

  12. 'Home' Field Advantage

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's…

  13. Mudcrutch Hopes To Live Beyond Reunion Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. The reunited Gainesville, Fla., band that Petty and company…

  14. Diamond, Rubin Re-Team For 'Home Before Dark'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond's second album with producer Rick Rubin will be out next month, and features a duet with the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines on the track "Another Day (That Time Forgot)." Neil Diamond's second album with producer Rick Rubin will be out next month, and…

  15. Petty Dusts Off Mudcrutch For Album, Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty has revived his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch for a new album, and will mount a spring tour of California beginning Apr. 12 in Malibu. Tom Petty has revived his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch for a new album, and will mount a spring tour of California beginning Apr. 12 in…

  16. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Strokes / Sept. 26, 2006 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers treated this Hollywood Bowl crowd to an effortless set of solid gold hits, tasteful new songs and well-chosen covers. Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers treated this Hollywood…

  17. Head On Down The 'Highway'

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Showing a growing disillusionment with the promise of freedom, "Highway Companion," Tom Petty's first solo effort in 12 years, is also his most personal and heartfelt to date. Showing a growing disillusionment with the promise of freedom, "Highway Companion," Tom…

  18. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers / June 20, 2006 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT All the usual suspects were dished out, from the massive crowd sing-a-longs "Free Fallin'" and "Learning To Fly" to early AOR smashes like "Refugee" and show opener "Listen to Her Heart," not to menti This year marks the 30th anniversary of the…

  19. Tom Petty Heads Down New 'Highway'

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty has settled on the track list for "Highway Companion," his first solo album since 1994's Rick Rubin-produced "Wildflowers." Fittingly, the set is due July 25 on Rubin's American Recordings i Tom Petty has settled on the track list for " Highway…

  20. 'Long' Is The New Short

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of their career. The Open Wide/Columbia set "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addresses the controversy The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of…

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