1. Ziggy Marley Remixing Dad's Classics For Kids

    April 13, 2009 7:46 AM EDT Children's music is dominating Ziggy Marley's melody making these days -- both for himself and on behalf of his father, Bob Marley. Marley is prepping for the May 5 release of "Family Time," an album of what he refers to as "family music" that includes originals…

  2. Nickelback Dominates Canada's Juno Awards

    March 30, 2009 7:40 AM EDT Alberta rockers Nickelback dominated the Junos, Canada's music awards, on Sunday night as they won trophies for group of the year and album of the year for "Dark Horses" and the fan choice award. Nickelback led all comers with five nominations going into the 38th edition of the…

  3. Midnight Oil Returns At Wet Melbourne Bushfire Gig

    March 14, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Unexpected rain and chilly temperatures were no deterrent for the 81,000 fans who turned out today (March 14) for the Sound Relief bushfire benefit concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Thousands of ticket holders in the open-air section sheltered under bright plastic ponchos and…

  4. Coldplay, Kings Of Leon To Play Aussie Bushfire Benefit

    February 24, 2009 10:20 AM EST Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil lead the star-studded line-up for Australia's March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. The Sydney Cricket Ground and its giant…

  5. Ziggy Marley Embraces 'Family' Ties

    February 17, 2009 3:12 PM EST Ziggy Marley has drafted his siblings, daughter and some superstars to assist on his first children's album, "Family Time," due May 5 from Tuff Gong. Produced by Don Was, the project finds Marley surrounded by his mother Rita, sister Cedella and daughter Judah, as well as Paul…

  6. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  7. Vedder, Grohl Set For Nick Drake Tribute Album

    January 19, 2009 2:53 PM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Norah Jones and Jack Johnson are among the acts confirmed for a Nick Drake tribute album to be released by Johnson's Brushfire Records. The announcement was made during the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France, by David Schulhof, whose company,…

  8. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 7:50 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, split between material credited to Beyonce…

  9. Beastie Boys In The 'Middle' Of New Album

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the Beastie Boys prepare to begin their barnstorming Get Out and Vote tour, the group is also at work on the follow-up to the 2007 instrumental album "The Mix-Up." As the Beastie Boys prepare to begin their barnstorming Get Out and Vote tour, the group is also at work on the…

  10. Beastie Boys Add Dates To Swing State Tour

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added three shows to their swing state tour in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The trek will now begin Oct. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., with Sheryl Crow and The Beastie Boys have added three shows to their swing state tour in support of Democratic…

  11. Beastie Boys Plot Star-Studded Vote Shows

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin Oct. 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for Nov. 1 i The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join…

  12. Lineup Set For 2008 Bridge School Benefit

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been unveiled for the 2008 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also The lineup has been unveiled for the 2008 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 25…

  13. Johnson Shines Through Rain At All Points West

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The phenomenal weather seen Saturday at the inaugural All Points West Festival didn't carry over to the third and final day of the fest, as dark storm clouds rolled in and cast a dreary shadow over Ne The phenomenal weather seen Saturday at the inaugural All Points West Festival didn&…

  14. Radiohead Rocks All Points West All Over Again

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the second night in a row (Aug. 9), Radiohead fans descended upon New Jersey's Liberty State Park to hear the band rock the inaugural All Points West music festival. For the second night in a row (Aug. 9), Radiohead fans descended upon New Jersey's Liberty State Park to hear the…

  15. Radiohead Dazzles At All Points West Opener

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of the inaugural All Points West festival, set just across the Hudson River from Manhattan at New Jersey's Liberty Sta Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of…

  16. U.S. Sheds See Grosses, Attendances Rising

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Live Nation preps for its Q2 earnings call after market close today (Aug. 7), the company can point to an amphitheater season that has not only weathered an iffy economy in the first half of the ye As Live Nation preps for its Q2 earnings call after market close today (Aug. 7), the company…

  17. Mason Jennings Back On Indie Track

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings is a lover of many religions, a theme that heavily influenced his recent release "In the Ever." Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings is a lover of many religions, a theme that heavily influenced his recent release "In the Ever" (Brushfire). The…

  18. Organizers: Bonnaroo A Success Despite No Sell-Out

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of more than 70,000. An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas…

  19. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a…

  20. Jimmy Buffett / June 7, 2008 / Raleigh, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett has dubbed his 2008 summer tour "The Year Of Still Here," a title that denotes a bemused disbelief about the 61-year-old troubadour's continued success that is, needless to say, profound Jimmy Buffett has dubbed his 2008 summer tour "The Year Of Still Here,…

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