1. Jack Johnson Includes Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper Collaborations On 'En Concert'

    October 20, 2009 11:00 AM EDT With his "En Concert" film and live album coming Oct. 27, Jack Johnson sees his fifth studio album on the horizon as well. "I think we're starting to get together a new album right now," Johnson tells Billboard.com. "Whenever it seems like there's an album&…

  2. Video: Mos Def "Embedded" Preview

    October 13, 2009 1:44 PM EDT "Current Music Presents: Embedded" is a six-part special series that gives fans intimate, behind-the-scenes access to their favorite artists. Billboard.com has an exclusive, extended sneak-peak at the first episode featuring rapper Mos Def right here. "Every time I come to…

  3. Pearl Jam, Dead Weather Cap Hot, Muddy ACL Fest

    October 05, 2009 4:38 AM EDT They came, they saw, they danced and got covered in stinky mud. Such was the case on Sunday (Oct. 4) as Pearl Jam, the Dead Weather, Michael Franti, and Ben Harper closed out the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The fest grounds in Zilker Park had become a sloppy affair during Saturday…

  4. Pearl Jam Flows At Intimate "Austin City Limits" TV Taping

    October 04, 2009 6:42 PM EDT After frontman Eddie Vedder sat in with Kings of Leon at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday (Oct. 2), Pearl Jam 's powerful 18-song set at KLRU's "Austin City Limits" PBS concert series taping on Saturday (Oct. 3), formed an impressive second piece of a…

  5. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 1:43 PM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel ), Elvis Costello , Ben Harper and Them Crooked…

  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold Rev Lollapalooza Day 2

    August 09, 2009 10:53 AM EDT If anyone doubted that Lollapalooza's Saturday-night headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs could ably stand in the Beastie Boys cancelled spot, the band's electric, inspired -- and downright fun-- performance clearly proved otherwise. Backstage at Lollapalooza, Glasvegas tells Billboard…

  7. Pearl Jam Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    July 09, 2009 1:15 PM EDT Pearl Jam will celebrate Halloween early with two concerts at Philadelphia's Wachovia Spectrum to be held Oct. 28 and 30. The shows are part of a brief North American tour which also includes stops in San Diego, Seattle and Los Angeles. Ben Harper and Relentless 7 will open all announced…

  8. Beastie Boys Complete 'Hot Sauce Committee' Album

    May 25, 2009 12:23 PM EDT The Beastie Boys revealed the title of their forthcoming album in an email message delivered to fans today (May 25). "Our new record that is coming out that we finished the other day is called HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE," the group's note reads. The band will appear on "Late…

  9. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). Fast-forwarding to the present, only one…

  10. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. 2 with 82,000) and the arrival of Ciara's…

  11. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazz Fest Attendance

    May 11, 2009 6:43 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. "Bon Jovi'…

  12. Chrisette Michele, Ciara Aim For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 07, 2009 4:44 AM EDT The latest albums from Chrisette Michele and Ciara are on track to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- both with a shot at a No. 1 bow. Industry prognosticators suggest both Michele's "Epiphany" (Def Jam) and Ciara's "Fantasy Ride" (LaFace) will…

  13. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, the Dead Weather…

  14. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Incubus and Jason Mraz are also…

  15. Ani DiFranco Readies New Songs For Tour, Album

    April 09, 2009 11:50 AM EDT It's a new day in Ani DiFranco's world as the singer-songwriter looks ahead to following up her 2008 effort "Red Letter Year." "I have a bunch of new songs that I've been playing and kind of workshopping on stage because at the end of this tour I'm going…

  16. Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite At New York Benefit

    April 05, 2009 2:06 AM EDT The David Lynch Foundation's Transcendental Meditation benefit on Saturday (April 4) in New York became a Beatles reunion of sorts as Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney on stage for the show's three-song finale. The pair's stint onstage together at Radio City Music Hall began…

  17. Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver's Mile High Fest Lineup

    March 26, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relentless7, G.Love & Special…

  18. Woodstock's Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

    March 21, 2009 12:56 PM EDT Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.com that his vision is "a free event...a very green project," possibly in New…

  19. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3. The event, dubbed "The Clearwater…

  20. Jane's Addiction Anchors Sasquatch! Lineup

    February 17, 2009 10:30 AM EST The reunited original lineup of Jane's Addiction will play its first major show at the eighth Sasquatch! Music Festival, to be held May 23-25 at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash. As previously reported , the group has played a handful of small L.A. club shows in the past few months, including…

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