1. Yusuf Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93

    December 23, 2013 9:09 PM EST The multi-instrumentalist was known for a fusion of jazz and Eastern instrumentation Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western…

  2. Eddie Vedder Talks Cubs, the World Series and Giving His Boyhood Mitt to Ernie Banks

    October 23, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "I'm going to go to a Cubs World Series game -- and I'm taking care of my health in order to do so," the Pearl Jam frontman vows It's no secret that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a lifelong baseball fan, and when the singer recently spoke to Billboard for a…

  3. Pearl Jam to Soundtrack the World Series (Exclusive)

    October 11, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Pearl Jam's epic, rain-delayed set at Chicago's Wrigley Field in July won't be the only time the band connects with baseball in 2013. A partnership with Fox Sports will include extensive use of 48 Pearl Jam songs across the promotional and music beds for this month's…

  4. Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt': Billboard Cover Story

    October 11, 2013 12:08 PM EDT Pearl Jam load the bases with an inspired new album, new tour, and a deal to soundtrack the World Series This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. The setting was perfect in ways both good and bad. About to debut songs from "Lightning…

  5. Pearl Jam Rocks Wrigley Field, Debuts New Songs Despite Rain Delay

    July 20, 2013 3:10 PM EDT After the rain, PJ played until 2am, debuted two new songs from upcoming album, "Lightning Bolt," and singer Eddie Vedder crowdsurfed. What began at 8:20pm as "An Evening With Pearl Jam" at the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field on Friday (July 19) stretched into an…

  6. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  7. Radio Plays Ball With Vedder's Cubs Song

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chicago radio stations and sports bars have begun spinning "All the Way," a Chicago Cubs-themed ditty written by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder at the request of Cubs legend Ernie Banks. Chicago radio stations and sports bars have begun spinning "All the Way," a Chicago…

  8. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 2)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 1 ... What did it take to sign artists in the early '50s?…

  9. Billboard Bits: Ferraby Lionheart, Tony Bennett, Kokua Festival

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Ferraby Lionheart has signed with Nettwerk Productions, Billboard.com has learned. His self-titled EP will be re-released Feb. 27 in digital form; his debut studio Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Ferraby Lionheart has signed with Nettwerk Productions,…

  10. Dylan Heading Back To The Ballpark This Summer

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will set off on his third annual tour of U.S. minor league baseball stadiums beginning Aug. 12 in Comstock Park, Mich. Bob Dylan will set off on his third annual tour of U.S. minor league baseball stadiums beginning Aug. 12 in Comstock Park, Mich. Tickets begin going on sale July 8…

  11. Warped Tour To Kick Off In Late June

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The 2002 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will encompass a 46-city, 48-day trek launching June 21 outside Boise, Idaho, and wrapping Aug. 15 in Boston. As previously reported, the summer fest will be h The 2002 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will encompass a 46-city, 48-day trek launching…