1. The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut

    September 10, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut The Offspring It took three decades, but The Offspring finally made it to Bethlehem on Saturday (September 8) to play their first concert in this eastern Pennsylvania town, where the SoCal band peppered a diverse crowd at the…

  2. Judas Priest Hints at New Music for 2013

    August 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Rob Halford says "gut feeling tells me we'll see something next year" Judas Priest plans to be screaming again soon -- not necessarily for vengeance, but with some new music to follow up its 2008 concept album "Nostradamus." Frontman Rob Halford tells Billboard.com…

  3. 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…

  4. The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania

    July 18, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania The B-52's "The future is now," Fred Schneider deadpanned towards the end of the B-52's set at Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Events center on Tuesday night (July 17). And in a blur of multi-hued…

  5. 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…

  6. Glenn Beck Working on Anti-'Glee' Project

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Former Fox News host Glenn Beck outed his secret plan to destroy "Glee" on Friday, telling the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington that "the left" won't know what hit them when his conservative version of the "horrifying" high school show…

  7. Bob Dylan Awarded Medal of Freedom From 'Big Fan' Obama

    May 29, 2012 6:05 PM EDT President Barack Obama awarded Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony on Tuesday. "Bob's voice, with its weight, its unique gravely power, was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: LMFAO, 'The Voice,' Dee Snider

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 'Party' on! LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' is just the ninth single to spend at least 60 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 For an act that's sorry for party rocking, it continues to do a lot of it. 'THE VOICE' IS HEARD: Six songs performed on the May 7 live…

  9. Doug Dillard, Banjo Great Who Crossed Genres, Dies at 75

    May 17, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75. A spokesman told AOL's country blog, The Boot , that Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness. Along with his brother Rodney, the…

  10. Yep Roc Celebrates 15 Years With Concerts, Rarities

    May 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Watch Robyn Hitchcock's 'There Goes the Ice' Video Yep Roc Records will celebrate 15 years with a three-night birthday party. The indie label's Yep Roc 15 concerts will be held October 11-13 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina, and…

  11. Glenn Frey Has Plan for Touring Around 'History of the Eagles' Doc

    May 09, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Rocker Talks Eagles Projects, Touring and Brand New 'After Hours' Covers Album Even though it's the group's 40th anniversary this year, the Eagles -- who wrapped a short spate of touring last weekend with a show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- are taking…

  12. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom

    April 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. The Medal of Freedom recognizes "individuals who have made especially…

  13. Neon Trees: Style Council

    April 25, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chart Article "For me, fashion's always been the most fun aspect of existing. Since I was thirteen years old, I was getting dressed up and turning heads at school," says Neon Tress' frontman Tyler Glenn. "I don't think fabric has a sex and I don't know why…

  14. Ted Nugent: Secret Service Meeting 'Could Not Have Gone Better'

    April 20, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Ted Nugent says he's off the hook after meeting with Secret Service agents about his controversial, violently-worded speech at an NRA convention. "I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in (Oklahoma) today," the rocker and arch-conservative said Thursday in a…

  15. Men at Work's Greg Ham Found Dead

    April 19, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Multi-Instrumentalist Was Best Known for Playing Controversial Flute Riff in 'Down Under' Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased…

  16. Paul Weller Gives 'Tame' Scene a Swift Kick

    March 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Singer's 11th Solo Album, 'Sonik Kicks,' Aims for No. 1 on U.K. Chart Artists with three and a half decades on the clock rarely sound this way, but then with that sort of track record, they aren't often still at the top of both their creative form and the charts. "I…

  17. Web Trends: Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results

    March 23, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  18. Bonnaroo Adds fun., Santigold, Danzig To Lineup

    March 13, 2012 11:20 AM EDT The 2012 Bonnaroo lineup expanded by a handful of bands on Tuesday (Mar. 13), after launching with headliners Radiohead , Phish and the Red Hot Chili Peppers last month. The new announcement (and updated full lineup) is over at Bonnaroo's official site . Current Hot 100 kings (and recent…

  19. Madonna's Super Bowl Performance Was Twitter's Top Music Event

    February 06, 2012 2:45 PM EST The world's most powerful promotional event met the leading real-time social media tool during the Super Bowl Sunday evening. Records were set and a pop icon's upcoming album and tour got off to a fantastic start. Madonna 's performance during halftime of the Super Bowl…

  20. Bono, Elevation Partners Set to Win Big From Facebook Sale

    February 02, 2012 5:45 PM EST Months after Bono finished a 3-year tour that grossed a record $736 million, the U2 singer is set to capitalize on one of the biggest stock IPOs in U.S history. Bono is managing director and co-founder at Elevation Partners, an investment firm that focuses on media, entertainment and…

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