1. Calvin Harris Heats Up Hot 100 With Latest 'Summer' Hit

    June 07, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The EDM star's new hit is the 23rd Hot 100 top 10 with the word 'summer' in its title Calvin Harris heats up the Billboard Hot 100, where his latest hit "Summer" sizzles 12-9 . The EDM star adds to the list of top 10s with the word "summer" in their titles…

  2. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  3. Motorhead's Kilmister Talks New HeadCat Album, Beatles Influence

    July 13, 2011 4:00 PM EDT After being reactivated for five years, Motorhead 's Lemmy Kilmister says the members of his other band, HeadCat, "got to a point where we said we better do a new album 'cause we can't go out playing all the old songs all the time." The result is "Walk The Walk..…

  4. Wanda Jackson 'Wasn't Sure' Jack White Collaboration Would Work on 'Party Ain't Over'

    January 26, 2011 10:54 AM EST W anda Jackson was certainly into recording a new album last year. But the 73-year-old rockabilly veteran and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had some initial apprehensions about making the just-released "The Party Ain't Over" with Jack White . "He's a big star, as big as…

  5. Motorhead Singer Talks New Album, 'Motherf**ker' Movie

    January 24, 2011 7:50 AM EST With albums coming from both his bands and a biographical documentary due out on DVD, one can understand why Lemmy Kilmister feels "we're going pretty good at the moment." The iconic Motorhead founder and leader is basking in the raised profile of "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker,…

  6. Conan O'Brien Rocks With Jack White for TBS Premiere

    November 09, 2010 12:26 PM EST We knew Conan O'Brien could tear it up on the axe after we saw him play guitar alongside Neil Young on the last episode of his "Tonight Show." Coco lived up to his own high standards of rock on the premiere of his new TBS talk show last night (Nov. 8) by dueting with Jack White…

  7. Billboard Bits: Conan O'Brien Teams Up with Jack White, T.I. Preps a Cartoon Show

    August 19, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Conan O'Brien Teams with Jack White for Two Releases Conan O'Brien has paired up with rock-star buddy Jack White for two releases, set to hit stores on Aug. 24 via White's Third Man Records, Spin…

  8. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  9. Phil Spector Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'n'roll with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday. Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'…

  10. Joe Strummer Celebrated On 'Future' Soundtrack

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST The music of the late Joe Strummer is celebrated on the soundtrack to the new documentary "The Future Is Unwritten," due April 3 via Legacy Recordings. The album features a previously unreleased live The music of the late Joe Strummer is celebrated on the soundtrack to the new…

  11. Underground Garage

    December 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST The thing I love about rockabilly is the way it requires no explanation as to how it relates directly to the roots of rock'n'roll. No research, leaps of faith or imagination required. It is the ultimate naked, primitive, savage musical style. The thing I love about rockabilly is the…

  12. Exclusive: Strummer Documentary To Premiere At Sundance

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST "The Future is Unwritten," Julien Temple's new film on the life and career of late Clash frontman Joe Strummer, will have its U.S. premiere in mid-January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, U "The Future is Unwritten," Julien Temple's new film on the…

  13. 'Long Black Veil' Songwriter Dies In Nashville

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wrote the classic ballad "Long Black Veil" and other hits, died Saturday at her Nashville home at age 86. Wilkin had been ill for some time with heart problems, said Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wrote the classic ballad "Long Black Veil…

  14. Kilmister Still Rocking On Two New Albums

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Almost two years removed from a flurry of rumors of declining health, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is enthusiastically putting to rest any lingering questions of his vitality with a pair of new Almost two years removed from a flurry of rumors of declining health, Motorhead frontman…

  15. Mike Peters

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT His wife and toddler son in tow, Mike resumes the Dead Men Walking tour in Scotland and Captain Sensible decides the gigs are 'clothing optional.' Friday 30th September-Kinloss, Scotland Big drive up to Scotland today. The whole of the Peters family is on the road. Myself, Jules and…

  16. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. What a night. It was the opening show of the…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. ED NOTE: Although usually updated on Fridays, due to unforseen circumstances, a new "Chart Beat Chat" will be appear in this space on Monday (Aug. 8). OH! CAROLE Hi Fred, I enjoyed reading your interesting comments about Carole King recently…

  18. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Morrison A New Plan Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison unveils his solo debut, "Travistan," this week via Barsuk Records. The set was co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and veteran Washington, D.C., engineer Don Zientara. Guests include…

  19. Dismemberment Plan Singer Goes Solo

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. The set was co…

  20. Raveonettes Make 'Giant Leap' On New Album

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Raveonettes guitarist/songwriter Sune Rose Wagner tells Billboard.com that had it not been for a trip to Los Angeles in January 1999, the buzz-worthy Danish duo may never have appeared on the musical Raveonettes guitarist/songwriter Sune Rose Wagner tells Billboard.com that had it not been…

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