1. Jazz Fest Turns 40 With Star-Packed Bill

    December 16, 2008 11:21 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary this spring with a star-studded lineup featuring Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, James Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Kings Of Leon, Tony Bennett, the Neville Brothers and Sugarland. The event will be held…

  2. Ben Harper Rocks Out With New Band

    November 11, 2008 11:28 AM EST Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. "White Lies for Dark Times" is due in May via Virgin and finds Harper backed by guitarist Jason Mozersky, drummer Jordan Richardson and bassist…

  3. Ben Harper Rocks Out With New Band

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. Ben Harper is recording an album with a new band, Relentless7, and will play a handful of club shows next month to introduce the material. "White…

  4. Beastie Boys In The 'Middle' Of New Album

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the Beastie Boys prepare to begin their barnstorming Get Out and Vote tour, the group is also at work on the follow-up to the 2007 instrumental album "The Mix-Up." As the Beastie Boys prepare to begin their barnstorming Get Out and Vote tour, the group is also at work on the…

  5. Beastie Boys Add Dates To Swing State Tour

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added three shows to their swing state tour in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The trek will now begin Oct. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., with Sheryl Crow and The Beastie Boys have added three shows to their swing state tour in support of Democratic…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its…

  7. Beastie Boys Plot Star-Studded Vote Shows

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin Oct. 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for Nov. 1 i The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join…

  8. Johnson Shines Through Rain At All Points West

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The phenomenal weather seen Saturday at the inaugural All Points West Festival didn't carry over to the third and final day of the fest, as dark storm clouds rolled in and cast a dreary shadow over Ne The phenomenal weather seen Saturday at the inaugural All Points West Festival didn&…

  9. Radiohead Rocks All Points West All Over Again

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the second night in a row (Aug. 9), Radiohead fans descended upon New Jersey's Liberty State Park to hear the band rock the inaugural All Points West music festival. For the second night in a row (Aug. 9), Radiohead fans descended upon New Jersey's Liberty State Park to hear the…

  10. Famous Pals Lift New Solomon Burke Album

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soul legend Solomon Burke says there's no great secret for getting major artists to write songs for his albums. Soul legend Solomon Burke says there's no great secret for getting major artists to write songs for his albums. "You call friends and say, 'Do you have a song…

  11. R.E.M., NIN, STP Set For Voodoo Music Experience

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the 10th Voodoo Music Experience, Billbord.com can reveal. The event will be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park; Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the…

  12. Eddie Vedder / April 13, 2008 / Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour now upon him, largely thanks to the positive commercial and critical response from his recent "Into the Wild" soundtra Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour…

  13. Harper, Irons Join Eddie Vedder In Los Angeles

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the second of two Eddie Vedder solo shows at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Tomas Young

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of Tomas Young, an American soldier paralyzed in Iraq, has drawn the attention of such superstar acts as Pearl Jam, Ben Harper and Tom Morello, as well as the filmmakers of "Body of War." No The story of Tomas Young, an American soldier paralyzed during combat in Iraq, has…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candle Garde 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa.…

  16. Morello Trek To Feature Harper, Slash, Keenan

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The New York show is a previously announced show benefiting Road Recovery and will feature Slash, Jerry Cantrell and Wayne Kramer of MC5. As was tipped here earlier this month, Tom Morello is once again combining politics and music on the road with his upcoming Justice Tour. The long-time…

  17. Beck, Wilco, Panic Set For Outside Lands Fest

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the first Outside Lands festival, which will be held Aug. 22-24 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. As previously rep Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the…

  18. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution…

  19. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  20. SXSW: Harper, Morello, Tankian Declare 'War'

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper, Tom Morello and Serj Tankian will perform at a South by Southwest showcase for the documentary and soundtrack "Body of War," inspired by a U.S. soldier paralyzed while serving in Iraq. Ben Harper, Tom Morello and Serj Tankian will perform at a South by Southwest showcase…

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