1. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. 14), recognized the most performed works in…

  2. Tom Petty Embarking On Virtual 'Superhighway' Tour For Live Release

    September 23, 2009 3:43 PM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are going on tour this fall, but they'll be coming to a computer rather than a city near you. To promote "The Live Anthology," a box set due out Nov. 24, Petty and company are launching the Superhighway Tour, an eight-week virtual experience. The…

  3. Grynch Sounds Off On Seattle Hip-Hop

    September 03, 2009 1:05 PM EDT A hip-hop track about a 23-year-old Volvo sounds like a joke, but Seattle artist Grynch is totally sincere when he raps, "I've laughed in that car/I've cried in that car/Knock on wood, man, I'll probably die in that car." The emerging rapper, who's been getting…

  4. Bonnaroo's Top Ten Moments

    June 15, 2009 12:35 PM EDT After four days embedded in the Bonnaroo experience out in Manchester, Tennesee June 11-14, Billboard's correspondents picked the highlights of this year's fetival from Trent Reznor's big announcement to Bruce Springsteen and Phish's jam and much more. 10. The Beastie Boys…

  5. Bonnaroo 2009 A Huge Success, Attendance 'Up Dramatically'

    June 15, 2009 10:27 AM EDT Phish wrapped Bonnaroo 2009 last night ( with a sit-in from Bruce Springsteen ), drawing the curtain on what producers feel was their most successful event ever on many levels. Check out Billboard's Full Bonnaroo Coverage : Performance and backstage video , photos , set reviews , and…

  6. Bruce Springsteen, Wilco Soar At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 11:15 AM EDT On Saturday night, Bruce Springsteen found himself in a position he probably can't remember last being in: having to preach to the not necessarily converted. Springsteen and the E Street Band's headlining slot at Bonnaroo was only the band's second-ever festival date - the…

  7. The Roots Ready New Album

    June 10, 2009 10:22 AM EDT Just a little over a year since the release of "Rising Down," Philadelphia's the Roots are working on their 11th album, entitled "How I Got Over." The Def Jam release is slated for an October street date, as per a recent update on drummer ?uestLove's twitter page…

  8. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  9. Swine Flu Forces Concert Cancellations In Mexico

    April 30, 2009 12:14 PM EDT In the wake of the recent swine flu outbreak, Ticketmaster's Mexican Web site resembled an airport departure screen during a snow storm, with rows of concert listings followed by the same word: "Cancelado." To help contain the outbreak, the Mexican government banned public…

  10. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 24-26, 2009 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Track)

    April 29, 2009 5:42 PM EDT At 40 years old and still going strong, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is slipping into middle age with its musical mission evolving and its devotees skewing somewhat older and more musically literate than average concert crowds. Jazz Fest, as the two-weekend event is better known…

  11. Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases

    April 17, 2009 3:53 PM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco’s advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing host to the occasion, with hundreds of artists…

  12. Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood's 'Love Songs' Due This Summer

    April 17, 2009 10:38 AM EDT After fifteen years of work, the second solo album from the Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, "Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)," will finally see the light of day this summer. "It's very much a labor of love," said the jet-lagged but ever-gregarious Hood…

  13. Booker T.'s New Band: The Drive By Truckers

    March 31, 2009 9:12 AM EDT Two years ago, Booker T. Jones went to South by Southwest and ended up performing with his old band and connecting with a new one. After playing a showcase with the MG's—the Stax Records house band that backed Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and others and became famous for instrumentals…

  14. Rancid To 'Let The Dominoes Fall' In June

    March 30, 2009 4:54 PM EDT Nineties punk mainstay Rancid has completed work on "Let the Dominoes Fall," the band's seventh album and first in six year. "Dominoes" is scheduled for June 2 release on Hellcat/Epitaph, and the band kicks off a national tour with Rise Against on June 4. "…

  15. Bon Jovi Set For First Jazz Fest Appearance

    February 06, 2009 10:46 AM EST Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2. Bon Jovi joins previously announced performers Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band,…

  16. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  17. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  18. Booker T. Rocks With Truckers, Neil Young

    January 16, 2009 4:44 PM EST Booker T. Jones' Stax/Volt resume reads like a field guide to American music, but for his Anti- debut and first solo set since the '80s, the 64-year-old soul man went with a different kind of Southern sound altogether, enlisting Georgia rockers the Drive-By Truckers as his backing…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family with "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special." A wide range of celebrity guests join in on the fes 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy…

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