1. Billy Corgan Putting on 8-Hour Ambient Performance in Chicago

    February 18, 2014 8:19 PM EST The eight-hour jam will be inspired by Hermann Hesse's 1922 novel "Siddartha" At the end of this month, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will perform a concert at his Chicago teahouse -- but don't come expecting to hear "1979" or "Today." Corgan…

  2. Widespread Panic Back to Touring and 'Writing With Purpose' for Next Album

    October 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Widespread Panic is back to touring after taking most of 2012 off the road, and it looks like the group will be headed back into the studio soon as well. Keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann tells Billboard that "next year we're going to definitely get together and write some…

  3. Taylor Swift Trespasser Won't Be Charged

    December 28, 2012 7:55 AM EST Prosecutors on Thursday declined to pursue a criminal trespassing charge against a Wisconsin man arrested earlier this month for climbing a fence at a Nashville home linked to country star Taylor Swift . Jacob Kulke, of Marshfield, Wis., will remain in jail in Nashville as he is fighting…

  4. Selena Gomez Partners With Adidas NEO

    November 21, 2012 2:40 PM EST Selena Gomez is the newest representative for the Adidas NEO Label, one of the company's most fashionable and fun brands. Gomez's partnership with Adidas, as the new global style icon and guest designer, lasts for three years, until the end of 2015. Selena will take her girl-power…

  5. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/15/2011

    October 15, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @fucktyler : Damn Shit Just Got Real. Hope Ross Is Fine…

  6. Widespread Panic, "Dirty Side Down"

    May 14, 2010 3:20 PM EDT The recording studio is generally considered anathema to those in the jam band community. But Georgia sextet Widespread Panic has quietly discovered how to make very good albums that carefully balance its chops as both players and songwriters. Its new album, "Dirty Side Down," plays…

  7. Jayhawks Reuniting For Summer Shows

    April 02, 2009 2:41 PM EDT The Jayhawks, the lauded Americana band originally from Minneapolis, are reuniting their mid-90s line-up for a pair of summer shows, with plans to play together more next year. The band is set to headline the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis on July 10, marking the first time the Jayhawks…

  8. Born in the Flood / The Wheel

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help support his family in his blue-collar hometown of Hermann, Mo. When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help…

  9. Sexsmith Plots His 'Exit Strategy'

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his tenth album, "Exit Strategy of the Soul," on July 8 via Yep Roc. Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his tenth album, "Exit Strategy of the Soul," on July 8 via Yep Roc. The 14-track set was produced…

  10. Super Furry Animals Prep Hits Set

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST It's set to be a Super Furry world in 2005, as idiosyncratic Welsh pop mavens Super Furry Animals have three album projects in the works. It's set to be a Super Furry world in 2005, as idiosyncratic Welsh pop mavens Super Furry Animals have three album projects in the works. The…

  11. Trachtenburg Clan Takes Slideshow On The Road

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow Bizarre Tour '03 tour with a June 22 performance during Los Angeles' Matt Groening-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival. The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow…

  12. Clemons Released From Hospital

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released from the hospital following eye surgery to repair a detached retina, according to his publicist. The 60-year-old saxo Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released…

  13. Music Plays Healing Role In 9/11 Tributes

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments of silence, music is playing a central role in today's (Sept. 11) ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of th While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments…

  14. Widespread Panic Sticks With Festival Plan

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned jam band Widespread Panic will go on with its Seven Fiddlers Music Festival this weekend as planned. The finale of th In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned…

  15. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string of East Coast tour dates. Ford joins Guy for a pair of shows in New York the first week in September, and con Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string…

  16. Widespread Panic Guitarist Houser Dead At 40

    August 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, died yesterday (Aug. 10) at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 40. Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic,…

  17. Widespread Panic Guitarist Fights Cancer

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. "I want to assure all of you that all that can be done has been done," Houser write Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been…

  18. Lovett Recovering From Bull Attack

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett is recovering at his home in Klein, Texas, after being discharged Saturday morning from Memorial Hermann Hospital. Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett is recovering at his home in Klein, Texas, after being discharged Saturday morning from Memorial Hermann Hospital. As…

  19. Lyle Lovett Trampled By Bull

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett faces months of rehabilitation following surgery to repair his right leg, which was broken yesterday (March 27) when he was trampled by a bull while trying to help an unc Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett faces months of rehabilitation following surgery to repair his…

  20. Indigo Girls Unveil New Album, Acoustic Tour

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Indigo Girls will return March 12 with their eighth studio album, "Become You," and plan to support it with an acoustic tour of North America. The 12-track "Become You" was produced by Peter Colli The Indigo Girls will return March 12 with their eighth studio album, …

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