1. Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens Rarities Get Release

    December 18, 2012 6:00 PM EST Fans of classic country music will be excited to learn of a new series of releases from Omnivore Recordings that will take them back in time a few years. The company recently released four vinyl EP's from four of the format's greatest stars of all time. Included in the list are…

  2. Paul McCartney Gets Tribute Album, Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2012 7:38 PM EST Prepare for Paul McCartney mania in 2012 as the beloved Beatle turns 70 in June. On deck much sooner: a new solo album, "Kisses on the Bottom," released Feb. 7 by Hear Music/Concord, as well as a fully endorsed tribute record featuring covers of classic compositions from Sir Paul&…

  3. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Back to Black" by Florence Welch of…

  4. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and Ledisi gushed over meeting Martha Reeves …

  5. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard was there for some of the best -- and worst…

  6. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophytes with a series of guest appearances and…

  7. Flaming Lips, Neko Case Party in Ohio's Hocking Hills at Nelsonville Music Fest

    May 16, 2011 1:05 PM EDT "Your weird party in the woods... I hope it goes on for 500 thousand more years," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd Saturday night (May 14) at the Nelsonville Music Festival. "I'm perfectly one of you." PHOTOS: Nelsonville Music Festival Indeed Coyne…

  8. 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit Opens, Features Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    May 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit opening today (May 13) at the Rock and Roll…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers, Chiddy To Attempt Nine-Hour Rap

    April 21, 2011 4:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers Nicole Crowther, who has appeared frequently as an extra on " Glee ," was recently fired from the show for revealing Glee's own William McKinley…

  10. Rachael Ray Hosts Delicious SXSW Feedback Party

    March 20, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Rachael Ray's biggest nightmare about her annual Feedback party at South By Southwest? Why, the food, of course. "The toughest part is I get so nervous about the food," Ray told Billboard.com on Saturday after watching her husband John Cusimano's band The Cringe jam with…

  11. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival in its tenth year. Buffalo Springfield'…

  12. Wanda Jackson and Jack White 'Shake' 'Letterman'

    January 21, 2011 11:55 AM EST Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson has experienced a resurgence of sorts over the past few years, spurred on no doubt by White Stripe/Raconteur Jack White's guiding influence. All of this came to a head last night on the "Late Show with David Letterman," on which Jackson performed…

  13. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish, Fantasia Cracks Aspirin Joke

    September 10, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish Justin Bieber had a brief run-in with the law on Sunday (Sept. 9) before taking the stage at a Maryland state fair. The pop star was reportedly "horsing around"…

  14. Cleveland Rocks As Hall Of Fame Festivities Begin

    April 04, 2009 11:02 AM EDT In the throes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mania, Cleveland was loaded with revelry on the night before Saturday's induction ceremony. About 1,200 people turned out Friday night for an official VIP induction pre-party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, including inductees…

  15. Update: Metallica To Be Two-Bassist Band At Hall Of Fame

    April 01, 2009 8:42 AM EDT It seems that Metallica will be a two-bassist band at this weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland. A day after former bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard.com that his replacement, Robert Trujillo, would not take part in the performance part of Saturday…

  16. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf raved on for six hours with a contingent of…

  17. Flamin' Groovies Principals To Reunite

    February 02, 2009 4:09 PM EST Flamin' Groovies principals Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney will reunite for the first time since 1971 at the eighth Ponderosa Stomp festival, to be held April 28-29 at New Orleans' House of Blues. The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Francisco in 1965 and set a template for the…

  18. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 2:16 PM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named to the Hall, following Grandmaster Flash and…

  19. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Up For Rock Hall Induction

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five will be chosen in January for enshrinement during an April 4 cerem Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year…

  20. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

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