1. Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & More Perform at 6th Annual Roots Picnic: Live Review

    June 02, 2013 11:49 AM EDT The Roots close the one-day festival with surprise guest, Meek Mill. The Roots Picnic took over the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing yesterday (June 1) with its annual celebration of music. Last year’s festival was an experiment, as the event was spread out over two days, the second of which…

  2. Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 Lineup: Cheech & Chong, DMX, George Clinton

    July 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Insane Clown Posse admits that they tried for 'big-name acts,' but came up short. Cheech & Chong and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be senior statesman among a host of rap and rock acts performing at Insane Clown Posse 's 13th annual Gathering of the…

  3. Faith No More Reunites, European Dates Planned

    February 24, 2009 12:47 PM EST Faith No More has announced its first live performances since splitting up in 1998. The band will play a series of European festival dates this summer, according to a statement from frontman Mike Patton's publicist. No North American Faith No More dates are scheduled at this time. As…

  4. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  5. Patton, Minus Faith No More, To Play Coachella

    January 26, 2009 1:22 PM EST Contrary to rumors that Faith No More will reform to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, the group's frontman Mike Patton will perform at the event in tandem with beatboxer Rahzel, Billboard.com has learned. Patton and Rahzel have worked on an album-length…

  6. Rahzel Delivers A 'Knockout' Blow

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Four years removed from his last studio effort, 2004's "Rahzel's Greatest Knockouts," Rahzel is finally completing its follow-up. Four years removed from his last studio effort, 2004's "Rahzel's Greatest Knockouts," Rahzel is finally completing its…

  7. Patton Gears Up For Fennesz Collaboration

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Always willing to collaborate with eclectic artists, Mike Patton will team with experimental Austrian musician Christian Fennesz for a 12-date tour this summer, beginning May 28 at the Moers Festival Always willing to collaborate with eclectic artists, Mike Patton will team with experimental…

  8. Patton Plugs Away With Peeping Tom, Tomahawk

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a few European headlining jaunts and scattered Stateside opening dates (including the Who and Gnarls Barkley), the time was just right for a full-scale U.S. Peeping Tom tour, frontman Mike Patto After a few European headlining jaunts and scattered Stateside opening dates (including the…

  9. Bjork Drafts Timbaland, Antony For New Album

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bjork has worked with a typically eclectic crew of collaborators on her next album, due in late spring via Atlantic. According to a post on the artist's Web site, the as-yet-untitled album features tw Bjork has worked with a typically eclectic crew of collaborators on her next album, due…

  10. Peeping Tom, Dub Trio / Aug. 16, 2006 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the co-writer of Faith No More's 1990 hit, "Epic," Mike Patton helped supply a major building block to perhaps the most Darth Vader-esque music style that ever existed in this galaxy: rap metal. As the co-writer of Faith No More's 1990 hit, "Epic," Mike Patton…

  11. Peeping Tom

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton. Over the years the noise rock Renaissance man has built an avid cult following with such bands as Mr. Bungle a Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More…

  12. Wilco's Kotche Keeps The Beat On 'Mobile'

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche steps outside of a rock band context on his new Nonesuch solo album, "Mobile." As he writes in the liner notes, the eight-track project investigates "the idea of negative or Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche steps outside of a rock band context on his new…

  13. Hendryx: LaBelle Reunion In The Works

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nona Hendryx, one-third of the pop-soul act LaBelle (of "Lady Marmalade" fame), is hard at work on her first new music in 10 years, including a planned reunion album with LaBelle members Patti LaBelle Nona Hendryx, one-third of the pop-soul act LaBelle (of "Lady Marmalade"…

  14. Mike Patton, Rahzel / Dec. 28, 2005 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST There's nothing more satisfying than witnessing two masters of a particular musical skill in collaboration, be it guitar legends Chet Atkins and Les Paul or jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Bu There's nothing more satisfying than witnessing two masters of a particular…

  15. Billboard Bits: Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift Following U2's recent weeklong takeover of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Neil Young has signed on to appear four nights in a row (Nov. 1-4) on the NBC talk show. Young will head to New York to tape the shows immediately…

  16. Hot Product

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ol' Dirty Bastard Dirty On Purpose The first album to be released since the recent death of Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard arrives this week via JC Records, a new label formed by his manager Jarred Weisfeld and mother Cherry Jones. "Osirus: The Official Mixtape"…

  17. Medúlla

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since embarking on her journey as a solo artist, BjÖrk has made an art out of stripping traditional musical elements from her recordings. Since embarking on her journey as a solo artist, Björk has made an art out of stripping traditional musical elements from her recordings. With "…

  18. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bjork Brain Freeze Known for never following a conventional artistic path, Bjork's challenging new Elektra album, "Medulla," finds the Icelandic artist singing over rhythms fashioned by such beatboxers as former Roots member Rahzel, Shlomo and Dokaka. The 14-track set was…

  19. Bjork's Got The Beat On New Album

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing over rhythms fashioned by such beatboxers as former Roots member Rahzel, Shlomo and Dokaka. Other guests include Fantomas/Mr. Bungle princip Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing…

  20. Crystal Method Replenishes 'Legion'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based electronic/dance duo the Crystal Method will release its third album, "Legion of Boom," Jan. 13 via V2 Records. Later this month, the band embarks on a six-show DJ tour to debut some Los Angeles-based electronic/dance duo the Crystal Method will release its third…

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