1. Chad Smith Talks New Chili Peppers Album: 'We're Always Trying to Change and Grow'

    May 14, 2014 4:32 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers are early in the recording process for their follow-up to 2011's "I'm With You,"which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 in 18 countries, including the U.K., Mexico, Ireland, Italy and Brazil. "It's only been a couple of…

  2. Sober Ozzy Osbourne Honored By Metallica, Joe Walsh at MusiCares Event

    May 13, 2014 1:58 PM EDT "It's really a battle to get sober," Walsh tells Billboard at the 10th annual MAP event. "Ozzy has his set of demons, but he's stacked up some days of consecutive sobriety here and he's never been better" Ozzy Osbourne and the Village CEO Jeff Greenberg were…

  3. Buddy Guy Wants Radio To Tune Into the Blues

    August 01, 2013 12:34 AM EDT Buddy Guy knows that blues music isn't the taste of today's youth, but the Chicago guitar legend wants to show directors at radio stations and aspiring musicians that the classic sound is still alive with his new album, "Rhythm & Blues." "I'm not saying…

  4. Jeff Beck Ready To Rock On New Album

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT So how's Jeff Beck doing on his next album? "I wish you hadn't asked that," the British guitar legend tells Billboard.com with a laugh, before revealing that he plans to be quite productive during his So how's Jeff Beck doing on his next album? "I wish you hadn&…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jeff Beck, Ween, KeKe Wyatt

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guitar god Jeff Beck will begin a four-week U.S. small venue tour Sept. 6 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Tampa, Fla., wrapping Oct. 1 at the Ikeda Theatre in Mesa, Ariz. Guitar god Jeff Beck will begin a four-week U.S. small venue tour Sept. 6 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Tampa, Fla., wrapping Oct. 1 at…

  6. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jo Dee Messina 'Surprise' Sounds Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina this week will release her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to a good start thanks to the single "My Give a Damn's Busted,"…

  7. Jo Dee Messina Back With 'Surprise'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to…

  8. Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Beth Hart feels like she has returned from the dead. "I've been in some dark, dark places, man. I was so terrified of becoming successful -- that people would see who I thought I was, as not good enough or strong enough," she says.…

  9. Billboard Bits: Beatles, Mark Kozelek, Beth Hart

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Beatles, Mark Kozelek, Beth Hart To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on U.S. TV, the Museum of Television & Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles will present an exclusive exhibit on the group, running Feb. 6 through April 30, 2004. "…