1. Vagrant Records Bought by BMG Chrysalis

    November 17, 2014 11:58 AM EST In yet another move aimed at growing its catalog of recorded masters, BMG Chrysalis US has acquired indie rock label Vagrant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become evp of recorded music and oversee records released through BMG&…

  2. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd and even "Weird Al" Yankovic…

  3. New Signings: Stevie Ray Vaughn's Estate, Shelby Lynne and Rounder, Spooky Black

    September 04, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.  RECORD LABELS -- Dutch singer Dotan signs to Republic Records , where he has released his new single “Home.” Additionally,…

  4. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  5. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  6. Stone Temple Pilots Scrap Tour After Weiland's Onstage Rant

    September 22, 2010 6:05 PM EDT S tone Temple Pilots have postponed 12 dates on their reunion tour, the band announced on its official website Tuesday (Sept. 21). The announcement states that the group will re-route its tour for a "short break" and hit the road again in mid-October. The next scheduled tour date is…

  7. Pukkelpop Fest Responds to Singer's Death

    August 24, 2010 10:28 AM EDT Charles Haddon, the singer with a U.K. electropop act who is believed to have committed suicide at Belgium's Pukkelop Festival, was reportedly upset about an injury sustained by a fan during his performance. There are reports that the 22-year-old singer with London band Ou Est Le…

  8. Alberta Cross / June 2, 2010 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    June 07, 2010 5:29 PM EDT Armed with an array of Fender guitars and ten o'clock shadows, the members of blues-rock outfit Alberta Cross showed impressive stage polish and maturity during their June 2 show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, one of the final stops on the band's first headlining U.S…

  9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, "Beat the Devil's Tattoo"

    March 19, 2010 4:27 PM EDT Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 's newest album, "Beat the Devil's Tattoo," draws from the better and better-left-alone components of the group's previous efforts. The result is a collection rich in fan favorites, but lacking in momentum. The band is at its best…

  10. Tracklist For 'New Moon' Soundtrack Unveiled

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM EDT The soundtrack for "New Moon" -- the second movie installment of the "Twilight" vampire series -- will feature songs by Thom Yorke , Grizzly Bear , Bon Iver , Lykke Li and the Killers , according to an official tracklist released Monday (Sept. 21). The list was posted on …

  11. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Gearing Up For New Releases

    September 08, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is revving back into gear with a live DVD this fall and a new album the trio expects to release in the spring of 2010. "Live" is due out Nov. 10 on BRMC's own Abstract Dragon label, part of the band's new partnership with Vagrant Records.…

  12. Drummer Splits With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer Nick Jago has split with the band for a second time, just prior to the launch of a European tour. However, core members Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes insist Jag Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer Nick Jago has split with the band for a second time,…

  13. Dylan, Stooges, Chuck Berry Join Virgin Fest Bill

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the Black Keys and Wilco will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine I Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the…

  14. Springsteen, Daughtry To Headline Harley Concerts

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy Guy, among others, will perform as part of Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 across Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy…

  15. Kings Of Leon, BRMC / Sept. 19, 2007 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Looking and sounding more suited to be playing a beer-smelling dive bar rather than New York's esteemed Radio City Music Hall, Southern rockers Kings Of Leon and greasy bad boys Black Rebel Motorcycle Looking and sounding more suited to be playing a beer-smelling dive bar rather than New…

  16. Monolith Festival / Sept. 14-15, 2007 / Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some brilliant ideas come from flashes of unexpected genius, something that could only be the work of a special mind. It takes another kind of subtle intellectual leap to make a seemingly obvious grea Some brilliant ideas come from flashes of unexpected genius, something that could only be…

  17. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Day-By-Day Lineup

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. Rage Against The Machine and…

  18. Bumbershoot Rolls On With Fergie, Kings Of Leon

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beautiful weather was out again for the second day of the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle on Sunday (Sept. 2), with Fergie turning in a spectacle-laden headlining performance at Memorial Stadium and K Beautiful weather was out again for the second day of the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle on…

  19. Bumbershoot: Vedder Joins Crowded House, Shins Do Floyd

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A surprise appearance by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder during Crowded House's set helped kick off the 2007 Bumbershoot festival yesterday (Sept. 1) at Seattle's Memorial Stadium. Vedder traded vocals with A surprise appearance by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder during Crowded House&…

  20. Von Bondies Roar Back With 'Love, Hate'

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Von Bondies plan to return in early 2008 after a three-year break with the Detroit rock group's second major-label effort, "Love, Hate and Then There's You." The Von Bondies plan to return in early 2008 after a three-year break with the Detroit rock group's second…

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