1. Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music

    January 23, 2015 11:17 AM EST The lawsuits have the potential of wiping out much older music from the Internet. All of the leading providers of streaming music are now in the scorching hot legal zone involving pre-1972 music after seven lawsuits were filed on Thursday against Apple's Beat Electronics, Sony…

  2. Leon Russell, 'Fever': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 25, 2014 12:32 PM EDT The celebrated "blueshound" talks about his new album, "Life Journey" (out April 1), and his friendship with collaborator Elton John: "He's changed my life" Though it's not a strictly collaborative effort like 2010's Grammy Award-nominated "…

  3. MTV VMAs 2013 Preview: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead A-List Cast of Nominees & Performers

    August 25, 2013 1:30 PM EDT MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS • VMAs' 55 Most Outrageous Fashions • Top 10 Crazy VMA Moments • MTV VMAs 10 Best Performances • MTV VMAs Quiz: 13 Questions • Timberlake & N'Sync To Reunite at VMAs? • Katy Perry To Debut 'Roar' on VMAs • Lady Gaga To Perform at VMAs Even if…

  4. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Joey Covington Dies in Car Crash

    June 06, 2013 6:32 AM EDT Drummer Joey Covington, who played with Jefferson Airplane from 1970-72 and later in the offshoot band Hot Tuna, died in a car crash in Palm Springs on Tuesday. He was 67 years old. His death was confirmed by a post on Jefferson Starship’s Facebook page Wednesday that simply read, “Rest in…

  5. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look at their current status: Joan Baez : Still…

  6. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

  7. Grateful Dead Lawyer Hal Kant Dies

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years who brought the band millions of dollars in revenue, died Oct. 19 in Reno, Nev., after a battle with pancrea Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years…

  8. Fillmore West Documentary Revived For DVD

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 40 years after it closed for good, famed San Francisco concert venue the Fillmore West will be back in the spotlight this fall via the documentary "Fillmore: The Last Days." Nearly 40 years after it closed for good, famed San Francisco concert venue the Fillmore West will be…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. singer Amy Winehouse heads across the Atlantic with her hit sophomore album, Lloyd and Rich Boy ride hot singles to chart success and Neil Young unearths a vintage Toronto gig in this week's Hot An album of rock covers from veteran artist Eddie Money, "Wanna Go Back" …

  10. Tool, Stripes, Panic Joining The Police At Bonnaroo

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 14-17 in Manchester, Tenn. Other acts on the bill include Wilco, the Flaming L Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007…

  11. Calexico

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Left when it was dark. Arrived when it was dark. left when it was dark. arrived when it was dark. waking when it's dark. funny. well, we were sure happy to see Hiroshi Asadah pick us up at the airport. we had been told to wait outside as the airport was CLOSING. huh? what the? so i…

  12. Haynes Rounds Up Notables For Xmas Jam

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The artist will perform with his band Gov't Mule at the event, which will also feature Trey Anastasio, Ray Lamontagne, John Scofield, Ivan Neville and John Medeski. Warren Haynes' 17th annual Christmas Jam concert is set for Dec. 17 at the Civic Center Arena in Asheville, N.C. The…

  13. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Maggie's Farm" "Maggie's Farm" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Volume II/'65 (1971); Hard Rain (1976); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Real Live (1984) • Solomon Burke,…

  14. Merlefest Unveils 2006 Lineup

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger are among the dozens of acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Americana-dominated Merlefest, which will Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger…

  15. Success Brings A 'Smile' And New Tunes To Brian Wilson

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Brian Wilson is sitting in his favorite local diner. He orders tuna salad. A woman walks by, stops dead in her tracks and gushes, "Oh, my God, I saw you play at Disney Hall, you were amazing!" He smiles at her and jerks his head to the…

  16. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule In Too 'Deep' Three years after the death of founding bassist Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the release this week of "The Deepest End" (ATO), a two-CD/DVD package documenting the band's six…

  17. Billboard Bits: Chemical Bros./Flaming Lips, Solar Fest, Chicago

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chemical Bros./Flaming Lips, Solar Fest, Chicago The Chemical Brothers have collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a track that will appear on the former's upcoming retrospective album, "The Singles: 1993-03." According to the Lips' official Web site , "The…

  18. Lips, Winwood Lead Bonnaroo NE Additions

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and an acoustic set by Hot Tuna are the newest additions to the lineup for Bonnaroo NE. The Flaming Lips, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and an acoustic set by Hot Tuna are the newest additions to the…

  19. Weir's Other Plans Include Ratdog, Collaborations

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While the future of the Grateful Dead offshoot the Other Ones (featuring all four living founders) is unclear beyond a New Year's show in Oakland, Calif., vocalist/guitarist Bob Weir says he plans to While the future of the Grateful Dead offshoot the Other Ones (featuring all four living…

  20. Billboard Bits: Jets/Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jets To Brazil/The Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel Noted underground rock outfit Jets To Brazil has canceled a 33-date North American tour "due to a sudden illness," according to a spokesperson. The trek was due to begin tonight (Oct. 14) in Brooklyn, N.Y., and last through…

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