1. Veteran Texas Musician Mike Flanigin Teams Up With ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons on 'The Drifter': Exclusive Song Premiere

    June 17, 2015 1:11 PM EDT Veteran Texas sideman Mike Flanigin made his first-ever solo album, The Drifter , with a little help from his friends. And after 25 years of playing, including a residency with Austin's famed Antone's house band, that list is impressive. The Drifter , due out Aug. 21, features…

  2. Ian McLagan Remembered at Austin Music Awards

    March 19, 2015 4:40 AM EDT There were lots of winners at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night. But it was a loss that resonated most deeply during the ceremony. Ian McLagan , the former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist and an adopted Texan who died on Dec. 3 at the age of 69, was celebrated with an…

  3. Future Islands, Pusha T Added to Toronto's NXNE Lineup

    April 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Future Islands, Pusha T and AraabMUZIK top the bill for Toronto’s North By Northeast (NXNE), the fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Related Articles NXNE's Michael Hollett on Fest's Expansion, SXSW's…

  4. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute to the late Lou Reed has been glaring, and…

  5. Los Lobos Celebrate 'Kiko' 20th Anniversary in L.A.

    August 22, 2012 9:24 PM EDT The band revisited the album at the Grammy Museum on Tuesday "Kiko," the album that elevated Los Lobos from rootsy party band to ambitious musical trailblazers in 1992, had its 20th birthday celebrated in front of 200 fans and guests at the Grammy Museum on Aug. 21. "We're…

  6. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  7. Bruce Springsteen Captures SXSW With Epic, Raucous Revue

    March 16, 2012 10:20 AM EDT In Nearly 3-Hour Set, The Boss and His Army (Including Tom Morello, Eric Burdon, Arcade Fire) Deliver Night of Live Magic B ruce Springsteen came to South By Southwest to make a speech . He wound up making history -- at least by the standards of his storied live performance legacy. His show…

  8. SXSW 2012: 8 Things Seen & Heard Wednesday

    March 15, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Which R&B hitmaker is looking to collaborate with Shakira this month? How did The Staves deal with a chatty crowd at their show? Here's 8 things from Day 1 of South By Southwest 2012 that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Billboard @ SXSW • PHOTOS: The Scene From Austin …

  9. Bruce Springsteen Surprises Austin Music Awards: Video

    March 15, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen didn't wait until his scheduled events to get into the swing of things at South By Southwest this week. The New Jersey rocker, who's delivering South By Southwest's keynote speech on Thursday, with an "intimate" performance that night, made surprise …

  10. John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November

    October 07, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Patti Smith , Jackson Browne , Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-track digital album will benefit the Japanese…

  11. Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper Toast Lennon's Legacy at Concert

    November 15, 2010 5:05 PM EST "I looked to Yoko [Ono] for how to carry oneself as a widow," Patti Smith told concertgoers Friday (Nov. 12) at the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute Concert at New York City's Beacon Theater, just before ripping into "Oh Yoko!" Ono was not at the performance, a benefit…

  12. Hear Los Lonely Boys Rock The Rolling Stones On New Live Album

    September 27, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Los Lonely Boys ' new concert album, "Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live!," isn't due out until tomorrow (Sept 28), but exclusively on Billboard.com we've got a special stream of their cover of the Rolling Stones classic, "Beast Of Burden" featuring the Texican…

  13. Los Lonely Boys To Release '1969' Tribute EP

    August 25, 2009 12:40 PM EDT It was well before any of the three Garza brothers was born, but the magical music year of 1969 still contained "a lot of music we learned over the years and really influenced us," according to Los Lonely Boys bassist JoJo Garza. So the Texas trio is paying "tribute" to…

  14. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as…

  15. Stephen Bruton, Renowned Texas Musician, Dies At 60

    May 11, 2009 1:48 PM EDT Stephen Bruton, the Texas-based guitarist and vocalist renowned for his work with Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Escovedo and many others, died Saturday (May 9) at age 60 due to complications from throat cancer. Bruton was working in Los Angeles with T. Bone Burnett on the film "Crazy…

  16. Doug Sahm Remembered At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 9:32 AM EDT With a tribute album coming Tuesday (March 24), the late Doug Sahm was the subject of two live homage's this week at South By Southwest. A Texas Tornados set highlighted a two-hour show on Thursday night at Antone's, which featured several of the artists who contributed tracks to…

  17. Pete Seeger Turning 90 With Concert Celebrations

    March 18, 2009 12:49 AM EDT American music legend Pete Seeger turns 90 on May 3, but the celebrations honoring his musical legacy and social activism will go on throughout the year. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the environmental group founded by Seeger in the 1960s, is marking the birthday and its own 40th anniversary…

  18. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  19. Bruce Springsteen / Aug. 30, 2008 / Milwaukee (Veteran's Park)

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The hardcore sniffed that since this wasn't an "official" show and that anyone making the trek to the open-air, open-seating Veteran's Park concert grounds was bound for a let down. "This is the last official night of our 'Magic' tour," announced Bruce…

  20. Willie Nelson Anchors South Padre Music Fest

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo Fantasma, Fastball and Alejandro Escovedo will lead the lineup for the second annual South Padre International Mu Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo…

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