1. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Costello , Taj Mahal , Chuck D , Macy Gray , Todd…

  2. 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…

  3. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crowned champ bows atop Billboard's Rock…

  5. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But his kids, Lisa and Paul, have chosen the…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Widespread Panic, Snoop, Of Montreal Star At Rothbury

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got the second day of the inaugural Rothbury Festival started yesterday (July 4). And there was certainly plenty to be hooked on the event' "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards…

  10. Looking Bright For The Truckers

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," due Jan. 22 on New West, is extremely long. Nineteen tracks long, can't-burn-two-seconds-more-on-the-CD long First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, …

  11. DMB, Panic, Mayer, Snoop Set For New Festival

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new festival being launched by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new…

  12. Complete Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. From the nominations to the grand event, Billboard.com presents full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse,…

  13. LaVette 'Vindicated' By Grammy Nomination

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST For Bettye LaVette, a Grammy nomination is "very satisfying and very exciting." And more. For Bettye LaVette, a Grammy nomination is "very satisfying and very exciting." And more. "I feel vindicated," the R&B veteran tells Billboard.com about the Grammy nod…

  14. LaVette Rocks With Drive-By Truckers On New CD

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soul vocalist Bettye LaVette is backed by Southern rock combo the Drive-By Truckers on her new album, "The Scene of the Crime." Soul vocalist Bettye LaVette is backed by Southern rock combo the Drive-By Truckers on her new album, "The Scene of the Crime." Due Sept. 25 via…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards…

  16. Brett Gurewitz: Lessons In Independence

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epitaph Records in 1981, his father was lecturing him to take guitar lessons. The Bad Religion guitarist and punk-rock entrepreneur never sat down for cour Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epitaph Records in 1981, his father was…

  17. Billboard Bits: R&B Foundation Awards, Fruitgum Co, Blue October

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among the stable of presenters for the 14th R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards. Hosted by Smokey Robinson and Patt Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among…

  18. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth…

  19. Buddy Guy, Bettye LaVette / March 24, 2006 / Toronto (Massey Hall)

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST A few years ago Buddy Guy supported B.B. King in Toronto on his annual "Blues Fest" summer trek of outdoor venues. Guy performed that night like a man on a mission, culminating in him sitting down som A few years ago Buddy Guy supported B.B. King in Toronto on his annual "Blues…

  20. MMJ, moe. Lead Jammy Noms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars lead the field for the sixth Jammy Awards. With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North…

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