1. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Rock Album and Best Metal Performance Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:40 PM EST BEST ROCK ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Producers: Ryan Adams, Mike Viola, Charlie Stavish Engineers/Mixers: David Labrel, Charlie Stavish Label: Blue Note Records Ryan Adams' 14th album -- in a nearly 20-year career -- brings the prolific songwriter his fourth…

  2. Johnny Rotella, Songwriter for Frank Sinatra, Dies at 93

    September 18, 2014 11:20 PM EDT Johnny Rotella , an accomplished instrumentalist and songwriter who wrote the Frank Sinatra standard “Nothing but the Best” and recorded with Neil Diamond , Frank Zappa , Steely Dan and others, has died. He was 93. Rotella, a highly sought-after session man who played with marquee artists…

  3. Ryan Adams on His New Album: It Has 'Sexuality, Trouble and a Little Bit of Danger’

    September 08, 2014 3:51 PM EDT Cynically speaking, the best Tom Petty album to come out this year may be the one by prolific singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer Ryan Adams . Full of crunchy chords, undeniable melodies and high-flying harmonies, the self-titled effort (out Sept. 9 on his own Pax Am label through Capitol’s…

  4. Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track

    March 08, 2014 5:05 PM EST Soundgarden was anything but 'superunknown,' when it unleashed its epic album of that name 20 years ago today on March 8, 1994. The Seattle quartet had existed for a decade: they were among the first acts to record for Sub Pop and a leading band in the Seattle scene that would…

  5. SXSW Shorts: The Staves, Rhye, The Woggles

    March 17, 2013 11:59 PM EDT So many bands. So little time. Billboard roamed Austin all week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible. On Friday and Saturday we caught sets by the Staves, Rhye and the Woggles. For our coverage of big-big shows (like Prince and JT) go here . The Staves @ St. David’s Historic…

  6. Mandy Moore Continues To Grow On 'Amanda Leigh'

    May 20, 2009 11:31 AM EDT Mandy Moore is hoping her forthcoming sixth studio album, "Amanda Leigh," continues the gradual process of transitioning from teen hitmaker ("Candy") to greater acceptance as a bona fide musical artist. "I find it silly that there would be any sort of apprehension, as…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  9. Film & TV Conference: Reilly Does Cox For 'Walk Hard'

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years worth of popular music in the upcoming film "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox," which was written and produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Jake Kasdan. It opens Dec. John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years worth of popular music in the upcoming film …

  10. Billboard Bits: Soulive, Johnette Napolitano, Music Lounge

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulive is the latest signing to the reactivated Stax Records label, which will issue the group's next album, "No Place Like Soul," on July 31. Soulive is the latest signing to the reactivated Stax Records label, which will issue the group's next album, "No Place Like…

  11. Should We Talk About The 'Weather?'

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the release this week of the Virgin project "Traffic and Weather." Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the release this week of the Virgin project "…

  12. Fountains Of Wayne Untangle 'Traffic' Jams

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio albums with the April 3 release of the Virgin album "Traffic and Weather." First single "Someone To Love" will arrive in late Febru Fountains Of Wayne will break a nearly four-year span between studio…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation…

  14. Vision Of Disorder / Aug. 14, 2006 / Levittown, N.Y. (Club Voltage)

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Before the days of the internet and file sharing, the way most hardcore bands made a name for themselves was via constant gigging and demos exchanging as many hands as possible. Before the days of the internet and file sharing, the way most hardcore bands made a name for themselves was via…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest on the ABC sitcom "According to Jim," staring Jim Belushi. The episode, titled "The Brother-In-Law," follows a September visit the 2002 - Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of Wagner in the 1950s and 1960s, dies at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, after a long illness. S 2001 - German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her…

  18. 28TunesOnTV

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 8-14. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Dolly Parton (also scheduled: Tom Hanks). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…