1. Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dies at 70

    December 02, 2014 2:28 PM EST Bobby Keys , the Texas-born tenor saxophonist whose bold and bluesy sound made him the single most vital auxiliary member of the Rolling Stones from the 1970s forward, died Dec. 2 at his home in Franklin, Tenn. He was 70. His family confirmed the death on Facebook without giving a cause. He…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Mike Aiken Talks 'Captains & Cowboys'

    June 13, 2013 9:55 AM EDT The subject matter of Mike Aiken's current album, "Captains & Cowboys," is very close to his heart and soul. It's also something that he knows very well.  "My wife Amy and I have lived on a sailboat for the past twenty years," he told Billboard. "We&…

  3. Nellie McKay Prepping Sophomore Album

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Columbia. The artist tells Billboard.com she is eyeing a September release for the set, which will feature Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for…

  4. The Songs of Hank Williams Jr.—A Bocephus Celebration

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST While writer types seldom give him credit for it, Hank Williams Jr.'s contribution to modern country music can hardly be overstated, as he built the previously non-existent link between George Jones a While writer types seldom give him credit for it, Hank Williams Jr.'s contribution…

  5. All in Your Head

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri indie Slewfoot, and it's a focused, confident effort showcasing insightful, often dark lyrics, robust instrumentati Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri…

  6. A Pretty Good Guy

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dark as midnight and mean as a rattlesnake, A Pretty Good Guy perfectly captures the undercurrent of menace in rural America and its hair-trigger nobodies. Dark as midnight and mean as a rattlesnake, A Pretty Good Guy perfectly captures the undercurrent of menace in rural America and its hair…