1. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  2. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

  3. Jack Bruce Remembered by Fellow Bassists and Musicians on Social Media

    October 25, 2014 2:03 PM EDT As news broke of Cream bassist Jack Bruce ’s death on Saturday (Oct. 25) at the age of 71, the music world paid tribute to the virtuoso bassist, bandleader, songwriter and singer on social media. Jack Bruce, Cream Bassist, Bandleader and Solo Musician: An Appreciation “It is with great…

  4. Rock Against Trafficking Founder Gary Miller Hopes to Launch at the Grammys

    August 29, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The founder of the all-star Rock Against Trafficking (R.A.T.) campaign is eyeballing next year's Grammy Week for the organization's public launch, with a variety of activities that include the release of an album featuring Police and Sting covers, a party and perhaps a performance…

  5. Coldplay Collects Third No. 1 On Top Rock Albums

    May 29, 2014 5:40 PM EDT With "Ghost Stories," Coldplay returns to an old haunt, the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart for a third time, as the set starts with 383,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported , the album arrives as the group's fourth leader…

  6. California Breed's Debut Impacted By Singer Glenn Hughes' Heart Surgery

    May 20, 2014 1:15 PM EDT The Deep Purple alum talks about having heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. "I'm singing about life and death," Hughes says of his new band with drummer Jason Bonham. Watch an exclusive video premiere below California Breed and its self-titled new album and near and dear…

  7. Rock Against Trafficking: Slash, Steven Tyler Cover The Police on Benefit Album

    May 13, 2014 11:35 AM EDT A cadre of rockers has joined forces for a new album to help combat the issue of global child slavery. Coming as the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is threatening to sell nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls into slavery, "Set Them Free" features songs by the Police and…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  10. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  11. Device, 'Penance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 27, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Disturbed's David Draiman talks to Billboard about his new project with Filter's Geno Lenardo. David Draiman promises that the currently on-hiatus Disturbed will rock again, but he also considers his new band Device, whose self-titled debut album drops April 9, to be an equally…

  12. Joe Bonamassa Taps Quieter Side with 'Acoustic Evening' Live Album

    March 18, 2013 10:54 PM EDT "This is the first time I ever decided to do a full-on, whole-hog acoustic show," Bonamassa says of the surprising DVD and live CD. We've grown used to seeing Joe Bonamassa with an electric guitar in his hands since he was a teen prodigy. But he his new CD and DVD -- "An…

  13. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  14. Jason Bonham Fills Dad's Shoes in Led Zeppelin Film: 'Best Gig I Ever Did'

    November 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Jason Bonham is hoping the release of Led Zeppelin 's "Celebration Day," which documents the group's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, will mean good things for his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience -- although he's hesitant to predict it will. …

  15. RHCP's Chad Smith Explores Improvisation, Silly Titles with Side Project

    July 18, 2012 5:50 PM EDT For Chad Smith, the best part of having an all-instrumental band -- in this case, his Bombastic Meatbats -- is coming up with song titles such as "Oops, I Spilled My Beer," "Pig's Feat," "Lobster Legs" and "Into the Floyd." "The songs are just…

  16. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  17. Black Country Communion 'Went from a Side Project to a Band,' Says Bonham

    June 09, 2011 2:22 PM EDT It's almost unheard of for any band these days to release two albums just nine months apart, but Glenn Hughes says that's one of the things that makes Black Country Communion "a freak of nature." "I've never been in a situation in a band before that's like…

  18. Neon Trees Writing Songs with 'Pop Sensibility' for Next Album

    May 25, 2011 9:19 AM EDT Although it has a batch of touring ahead of it, Neon Trees is "kind of writing right now" for its second album, according to frontman Tyler Glenn. The singer-keyboardist tells Billboard.com that the Utah quartet is "doing what we can on the road, 'cause we're still…

  19. Jason Bonham 'Representing the Family' with Led Zeppelin Experience Show

    May 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT He's in a band (Black Country Communion) and also plays with Paul Rodgers . But Jason Bonham says he'll always make time for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience show. "If you'd have asked me that about a year go, I'd have said it was going to be a one-time…

  20. Slash, AC/DC, Rolling Stones Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC , the Rolling Stones , Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a performance from Florida's Alter Bridge ,…

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