1. Foo Fighters Talk Music With Barack Obama, Slash, Dolly Parton in 'Sonic Highways' Trailer

    August 21, 2014 9:44 PM EDT HBO has released a new trailer for its upcoming Foo Fighters series, Sonic Highways , which follows the band across the country, recording in different studios in different cities with an all-star cast of different musicians.  Foo Fighters Announce 'Sonic Highways' Track List, Share…

  2. Nirvana Photographer Charles Peterson Reflects On Kurt Cobain's Life & Legacy: Q&A

    April 03, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Born and raised in Washington State, Charles Peterson and his camera were there as the Seattle music scene coalesced in the '80s. Sub Pop's defacto photographer and a master of the black-and-white live shot, Peterson would come to famously photograph Kurt Cobain and Nirvana…

  3. Green Day's 'Dookie' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2014 2:20 PM EST Quick histories of punk rock often highlight the immortal class of 1977 (Pistols, Clash, Ramones) and then jump to the crossover success of Nirvana and Green Day in the 90s. That's entirely misleading, overlooking an multitude of amazing punk and post-punk albums in between, but…

  4. 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Book Excerpt: '1994'

    September 13, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Pearl Jam celebrates 20 years of music making this month with the 1-2-3 punch of Cameron Crowe's Sept. 20 March Pearl Jam announces its intention to keep ticket prices for its upcoming summer tour below $20. In doing so, the band challenges what it feels are unjust service fees being…

  5. Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard

    July 18, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Now in its sixth year, indie tastemaker Pitchfork once again assembled a slew of must-see headliners and buzz bands for their three-day Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park this past weekend (July 15-17). Acts like TV on the Radio , Odd Future , Fleet Foxes , Animal…

  6. Eddie Vedder Solo Album 'Ukulele Songs' Due In May

    March 21, 2011 10:39 AM EDT Rumored in fan circles for weeks, it's now official: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder 's new solo album, "Ukulele Songs," will arrive on May 31 in tandem with a live solo DVD titled "Water On The Road." Featuring a number of songs that Vedder penned and first…

  7. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

  8. Jawbox Reuniting For 'Jimmy Fallon' Performance

    October 07, 2009 1:12 PM EDT Pioneering Washington, D.C.-based rock band Jawbox will make its first appearance of any kind in 12 years when it performs Dec. 8 on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." For now, there are no concrete plans for additional shows from Jawbox, who along with Fugazi and Shudder To…

  9. Joe Pernice / August 7, 2009 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    August 11, 2009 2:44 PM EDT Joe Pernice was delivering a lovely rendition of "Chevy Van" when he suddenly cracked up like a school kid trying to suppress a laugh in class. "Sorry," he said with a grin. "It's just too fucking creepy. I've never done this before, but I really implore you…

  10. Taking Back Sunday Ready To Road Test 'New Again'

    May 12, 2009 1:07 PM EDT Taking Back Sunday still has a few weeks before its new album is released, but the group is already thinking about ways to follow it up. With "New Again" due out June 2, bassist Matt Rubano tells Billboard.com that there are "a couple of additional projects in the works."…

  11. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  12. MacKaye, Moore Debate Indie Issues In Brooklyn

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fugazi frontman/Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore took questions from a packed audience at the Brooklyn Book Fair yesterday (Sept. 14) ... Fugazi frontman/Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore took questions from a…

  13. Dead Meadow

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST These Matador rockers got a little help from Dinosaur, Jr., members of Fugazi, Brian Jonestown Massacre and beyond. Check out what else got them onto our charts for the first time. If the team behind Roderick "Dolla" Burton is any indication of a promising music career, the Atlanta…

  14. Dead Meadow

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live shows are precisely how the Washington, D.C., natives have aggregated their loyal fanbase, though record sales of their fourth full-length, "Old Growth" haven't hurt either. "Most bands have to be live bands. That's the nature of the beast these days," says…

  15. Bob Mould Hits The 'District' On Anti-

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Mould has signed with Anti- for the release of his next solo album, "District Line." The 10-track set is due Feb. 5 and features drumming from Fugazi's Brendan Canty, who also played on Mould's 20 Bob Mould has signed with Anti- for the release of his next solo album, …

  16. With Fugazi Hiatus Ongoing, Canty Keeps Rocking

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fugazi had been rumored to be reuniting to play Washington, D.C.'s Fort Reno park this fall, but Canty says "it's not happening. I don't know who started that rumor. We would have had to have been pra With iconic hardcore act Fugazi's five-year hiatus showing no signs…

  17. DVD Series 'Shines' On In Seattle, Louisville, Atlanta

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Christoph Green's live performance DVD series, "Burn To Shine," will spawn projects taped in Seattle, Louisville in Atlanta in the coming months. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Christoph Green's live performance DVD…

  18. Thievery Corp.'s Garza Preps Solo Debut

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rob Garza, half of electronic duo Thievery Corporation, is slated to release his first solo album on Nov. 6 under the Dust Galaxy moniker. Rob Garza, half of electronic duo Thievery Corporation, is slated to release his first solo album on Nov. 6 under the Dust Galaxy moniker. The eponymous…

  19. Billboard Bits: Maroon 5, Linda Thompson, Rhapsody/Dischord

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In advance of a longer tour later this year, Maroon 5 will hit six small venues in the coming weeks in support of its new album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." The trek will begin May 30 at Axis in B In advance of a longer tour later this year, Maroon 5 will hit six small…

  20. Ted Leo Keeps On 'Living' On Touch & Go Debut

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ted Leo + the Pharmacists will release their next album, "Living With the Living," March 20 as the first in a new deal with Touch & Go. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty produced the 15-track set, whic Ted Leo + the Pharmacists will release their next album, "Living With the…

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