1. Jack Bruce, 'Reach for the Night': Song Premiere From Cream Star's First Album in a Decade

    April 10, 2014 10:06 AM EDT Jack Bruce acknowledges that he felt some mild apprehension in making "Silver Rails," his first solo studio album in a decade. But those were quickly allayed once he started putting pen to paper with lyrcists such as his wife, Margrit Seyffer, longtime mate Pete Brown and Kip…

  2. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  3. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  4. Boston Calling 2014: Jack Johnson, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse To Headline

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Festival set for Memorial Day Weekend at Boston's City Hall Plaza. After a successful inaugural year, Boston Calling will return for a second go-around with headliners Jack Johnson, Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse. The festival is set for Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) in Boston&…

  5. Stephen Malkmus Q&A: On 'Wig Out at Jagbags,' Hating Twitter & Trying To Write Like Taylor Swift

    January 24, 2014 2:42 PM EST Following a move to Berlin with his family, Stephen Malkmus is back to his home base of Portland, Oregon, with a new record -- "Wig Out at Jagbags," with the Jicks -- and a tour launching in North America in Denver, CO on Feb. 14. While promoting the new disc, the former Pavement…

  6. Belle and Sebastian Bring 'God' to Sundance; Set to Record New Album in March

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Monday night at the Sundnace…

  7. Jack White Pays $142,000 to Save Detroit Landmark From Foreclosure

    June 04, 2013 4:54 PM EDT Concert hall at the historic Masonic Temple will be renamed The Jack White Theater Jack White has dropped $142,000 towards Detroit's Masonic Temple -- where he's performed nine times -- to save it from foreclosure. The temple (the world's largest of its kind) had gotten…

  8. Ask Billboard: Belinda's Back, JT Too, Mariah Carey's Album Sales & More

    March 31, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Belinda Carlisle releases her first single since the '90s, Justin Timberlake posts back-to-back No. 1 albums seven years apart and a look at Carey's album sales. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  9. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once…

  10. Sugarland Sued by 48 Indiana Fair Victims

    November 23, 2011 10:00 AM EST Country duo Sugarland was named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by 44 survivors of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse and family members of four people who died, by far the largest claim yet stemming from the tragedy. Attorneys representing at least 20 law firms across Indiana, Ohio and…

  11. State of Independence: 15 Artists Impacting the Indie Scene

    July 01, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Every indie artist, band and label is independent in its own way. The strategies for success are as varied as the styles of music, the executives and the attitudes -- these are the very states of independence. Labels and artists from Texas to Denver to Missouri to Los Angeles; genres from…

  12. Cass McCombs Kicks Off 'Wit's End' Tour at Troubadour in L.A.

    May 05, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Having gently brushed against folk-rock's edges, Cass McCombs stepped away from the glimmer of light as he started his tour in support of his fifth album, "Wit's End," on Wednesday (May 4) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. His 75-minute set was nearly all ballads, many of…

  13. Billboard Bits: U2 Concert Forces MLB Series Relocation, Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 27, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. U2 Concert Bumps Marlins-Mariners Baseball Series An upcoming three-game baseball series between the Florida Marlins and the Seattle Mariners has been relocated to Seattle due to a scheduling conflict with a U2…

  14. Michael Jackson: It's A Wonderful Afterlife

    June 17, 2010 4:00 AM EDT On March 5, 2009,when music legend Michael Jackson announced that he would perform a run of 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena in a comeback tour called This Is It, the media largely greeted the news with skepticism and derision. The Guardian wrote that a quickly erected stage at the press…

  15. Drowning Pool Talk About New Album, Lineup Changes

    April 27, 2010 6:41 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Bill sits down for a special interview with Dallas metal band Drowning Pool , who release their self-titled, fourth studio album today. Singer Ryan McCombs and drummer Mike Luce talk about losing the fear to go in new…

  16. Drowning Pool, "Feel Like I Do"

    February 26, 2010 3:20 PM EST In the nine years since Drowning Pool 's debut single, "Bodies," hit the floor (and No. 6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart) in 2001, its mettle has been tested by the unexpected death of singer Dave Williams and the departure of his replacement, Jason Jones. As a…

  17. Pavement, LCD, Modest Mouse To Headline Pitchfork Music Fest

    February 05, 2010 1:50 PM EST Pitchfork Music Festival, the three-day music event in Chicago organized and curated by the indie-centric website of the same name, has announced Pavement , Modest Mouse and LCD Soundsystem as headliners of the 2010 edition. Tickets for the fifth annual event, which takes place in Chicago&…

  18. Chynna and Michelle Phillips React To Mackenzie Phillips Incest Bombshell

    September 23, 2009 5:50 PM EDT Former child star Mackenzie Phillips said Wednesday (Spet. 23) that she maintained a sexual relationship with her father, John Phillips of acclaimed '60s vocal group The Mamas and the Papas , for more than a decade. According to a report in People magazine , Phillips, now 49, was 19…

  19. Ne-Yo Suiting Up For 'Battle'

    September 09, 2009 8:58 AM EDT R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is suiting up with Ramon Rodriguez, Taylor Handley and Cory Hardrict for "Battle: Los Angeles," a sci-fi war movie. Jadin Gould, Bryce Cass and Joey King also have joined the cast, which includes Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan and…

  20. Crue Fest Extra: Vince Neil Speaks, Win A Motley Crue Bass

    August 21, 2009 11:32 AM EDT Mötley Crüe rolled out Crue Fest 2, the second installment of its annual touring festival, July 19 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Los Angeles rockers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of No. 1 album "Dr. Feelgood" by playing the entire record, which includes…

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