1. The Wallflowers' 7-Year Hiatus Was a 'Good, Healthy Break,' Says Dylan

    August 02, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Jakob Dylan never doubted that the Wallflowers would get back together to make another album, even as the group's hiatus stretched to nearly seven years from its last album. "Knowing everybody as well as I do, I knew we would," Dylan tells Billboard.com. "Glad All Over,…

  2. Candid Covers: Cher Lloyd Sings Usher's 'OMG'

    May 29, 2012 11:50 AM EDT U.K. songstress Cher Lloyd got her start on the seventh season of "The X Factor," where vocal coach Savan Kotecha inspired her to cover Usher's "OMG." Below, watch the 18-year-old star perform the cover and talk about this small moment that changed the big picture in…

  3. Tim McGraw on Label Dispute: 'I've Always Been a Good, Honest Guy'

    June 28, 2011 12:28 PM EDT Tim McGraw is enjoying the opportunity to give his fans a taste of his embattled new album, "Emotional Traffic" -- live at concerts and via 13 shows that are being broadcast live during the summer on XM Sirius satellite radio. "Any artist will tell you their favorite thing to…

  4. Foo Fighters Become 'F**kin' Movie Stars,' Play New Album at SXSW

    March 16, 2011 10:30 AM EDT "We're f***in' movie stars!" That's how Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl greeted the packed crowd at the band's surprise show Tuesday night at Stubb's, part of a Media Temple party closing the South By Southwest Interactive conference. And it was indeed a…

  5. Lucinda Williams, "Blessed"

    February 19, 2011 5:03 PM EST On the defiant song "Awakening," Lucinda Williams tells listeners, "I will want for nothing, I will give you a gift." That present comes in the form of her 10th studio album, "Blessed," a dozen emotionally devastating songs that find the singer/songwriter at…

  6. Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley To Lead Rock Fantasy Camp

    August 13, 2009 5:39 PM EDT Meat Loaf , Yes singer Jon Anderson and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will be the headline "counselors" at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place Nov. 17-22 in Hollywood. A shorter and less expensive session will also be held Nov. 12-15. …

  7. Kris Kristofferson's Latest Cuts 'Closer To The Bone'

    July 27, 2009 9:53 AM EDT Kris Kristofferson considers his new album, "Closer to the Bone," a "sequel" of sorts to 2006's acclaimed "This Old Road." "Emotionally, 'Closer to the Bone' is very much like 'This Old Road,' " Kristofferson tells Billboard.com…

  8. Steven Tyler Enlists In Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    April 17, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Recovered from a recent bout of pneumonia, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is ready to infect the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles with some wisdom gleaned from nearly 40 years of recording and touring. "I've not done anything like this before. I'm…

  9. Remix Album Sparks EA's 'Mirror's Edge'

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST An eclectic group of international artists combined for an innovative remix album for Swedish pop star Lisa Miskovsky's theme track to spark Electronic Arts' highly anticipated "Mirror's Edge" video g An eclectic group of international artists combined for an…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jakob Dylan, Love, DirecTV/SXSW

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records and Starbucks Entertainment will co-release the solo debut from Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan. Columbia Records and Starbucks Entertainment will co-release the solo debut from Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan. Due May 13, the largely acoustic "Seeing Things" was…

  11. Foo Fighters Celebrate 'Echoes' At NYC Club Show

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Do you guys have the new record?," Dave Grohl teased four songs into the Foo Fighters' surprise show at New York's intimate Fillmore at Irving Plaza last night (Sept. 20). "Do you guys have the new record?," Dave Grohl teased four songs into the Foo Fighters&…

  12. Phair, Ryan Adams Enhance Minnie Driver Sophomore Set

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair and Ryan Adams are amongst the host of guests on actress/musician Minnie Driver's sophomore album "Sea Stories." The Zoe/Rounder set, a 12-track collection of songs penned by Driver, will be Liz Phair and Ryan Adams are amongst the host of guests that will enhance…

  13. Iglesias Scales Down For Winter Shows

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias will scale down and visit ballrooms and theaters on his For the Fans tour later this year. The Latin pop star will visit such venues as the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and the Ri Enrique Iglesias will scale down and visit ballrooms and theaters on his For the Fans tour…

  14. Foo Fighters Acoustic Trek Heading To CD, DVD

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three Los Angeles performances from the Foo Fighters' recent stripped-down tour form the basis for the live album "Skin and Bones," Billboard.com can reveal. Three Los Angeles performances from the Foo Fighters' recent stripped-down tour form the basis for the live album …

  15. Foos Go Acoustic For Summer Run

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although he won't reveal the details, Busta Rhymes says that his forthcoming album weaves in a snippet from the 2004 edition of the BET Awards. "You'll just have to listen to the record when it comes As anticipated , the Foo Fighters are going acoustic this summer with a string…

  16. Foo Fighters Still Planning Acoustic Tour

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST "We're going to start rehearsing very soon," drummer Taylor Hawkins tells Billboard.com of the trek, which will focus on the less aggressive songs on the 2005 double album "In Your Honor." Although the Foo Fighters are taking it easy until frontman Dave Grohl's…

  17. Foo Fighters Draft Band For Acoustic Tour

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Foo Fighters are making plans for their first acoustic tour, which will tentatively get underway in May. The trek will focus on the less aggressive material found on the second disc of 2005's "In The Foo Fighters are making plans for their first acoustic tour, which will…

  18. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  19. Wallflowers Bloom Again

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Wallflowers' fifth album, "Rebel, Sweetheart" (Interscope), out May 24, explores themes of acceptance and hope. Numerous tracks focus on enduring one's lot in life and, at the same time, are tinged with the belief that…

  20. Yorn Drafts Grohl, Chicks For Third Album

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl (on drums) and pianist Leon Russell. Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave…

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