1. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored…

  2. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar…

  3. Pop Stars' First Tweets: 50 Thoughts from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    March 20, 2014 1:05 PM EDT In celebration of Twitter's eighth year of chatting us up 140 characters at a time, it's time to find out what stars like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more said during their first time at bat. They range from Katy Perry gushing about joining in on the fun to Drake admitting…

  4. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  6. The Roots Honored With Philadelphia Mural

    June 01, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The Roots are officially living large in their hometown. Members of the house band for NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in New York returned to their roots in Philadelphia on Friday (May 31) for the dedication of a multistory mural in their honor. The massive artwork…

  7. Elvis Costello and The Roots to Release 'Wise Up Ghost' in September

    May 29, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Elvis Costello and The Roots will release their album, "Wise Up Ghost," on Sept. 7 via Blue Note Records, it was revealed today. The album was recorded at Feliz Habitat Studios and at Costello's Hookery Crookery Studios, and produced by Steven Mandel with Costello and The…

  8. O Music Awards Returning June 19 With 24-Hour Event

    May 01, 2013 3:57 PM EDT More than 50 bands will help keep the party rolling for 24 hours during the O Music Awards. The show put on by MTV, VH1 and CMT that celebrates music and counter culture will return June 19 with a 24-hour livestream event that will celebrate live music. Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson…

  9. Paisley: 'Accidental Racist' is 'Music's Turn to Have the Conversation'

    April 09, 2013 7:54 PM EDT "I don't really trust Hollywood... or talk radio," to deal with the tough topic, the country star said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL…

  10. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  11. The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

    January 22, 2013 3:00 PM EST "It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin" Since becoming the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2009, the Roots have backed everyone from…

  12. The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

    January 22, 2013 3:00 AM EST "It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin" Since becoming the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2009, the Roots have backed everyone…

  13. Questlove To Teach 'Classic Albums' Course At NYU

    October 17, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Ahmir ' ?uestlove ' Thompson will soon be adding another job to his exhaustive list of titles: professor. The Roots ' drummer will be joining Universal Music Enterprises vice president of A&R and Grammy winning reissues producer Harry Weinger to co-teach a course titled &…

  14. D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 13, 2012 12:45 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo , stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies, sly two-steps and his signature falsetto.…

  15. Bonnaroo Saturday: 10 Things Seen & Heard

    June 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT At 2:00 AM, Ahmir " Questlove " Thompson slowly stepped away from his drum kit and turned his back to the crowd. He lingered for a few seconds, pushed his gaze slightly upward, and took a long, deep exhale before walking off the platform. For Questlove, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts…

  16. D'Angelo Performs Surprise Set at Bonnaroo

    June 10, 2012 6:40 AM EDT R&B Great Takes Part in Questlove's Superjam The "Superjam" at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was billed as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and his "very special guests," and boy, was that marquee ever accurate. Along with members of…

  17. Bonnaroo Thursday: 8 Things Seen and Heard

    June 08, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Thousands of music fans poured into the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Thursday (June 7), some shirtless, some sunburned, some clutching frisbees, and all ready for four days of fun in Manchester, Tennessee. With a full slate of bands and beautiful weather expected for the weekend,…

  18. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 19, 2012 11:00 AM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor , Amanda Palmer and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and corporations the ability to shut down web…

  19. 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 …

  20. NBC Now Checking Songs on 'Fallon' for Insults

    December 09, 2011 10:25 AM EST NBC is now checking the songs The Roots play on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" after the band performed an off-color song during Michele Bachmann's show appearance last month. Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots says now he's "gotta clear a lot of the…

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