1. Jesse Edwards & Rahim Wright Launch 740 Project; Announce Wiz Khalifa & Future SXSW Show

    March 03, 2015 12:24 PM EST "Not a label, but we could be." As music mini-scenes seeminly appear out of nowhere and are reblogged into the ether hours later, maintaining relevancy in today's tech-culture tornado seems like an impossible task. So it's surprising that, at a time when everyone's…

  2. Patti Smith Recorded 'An Unexpected Gift' for Amy Winehouse

    May 30, 2012 10:00 AM EDT New album 'Banga' reflects on 'the state of the environment' as well Patti Smith feels like she's saying something -- or, rather, a lot of things -- on her new album, "Banga." "I have certain core things I want to say, and as I get older, that changes,…

  3. Dee Snider Keeps It Real on 'Growing Up Twisted'

    August 03, 2010 11:20 AM EDT T wisted Sister frontman Dee Snider's new family reality series, "Growing Up Twisted," just debuted on A&E, but the show's concept dates back two decades. Snider tells Billboard.com that good pal Howard Stern was the first to suggest Snider and his Long Island-based…

  4. Patti Smith Group / Feb. 19, 2010 / Detroit (Saint Andrews Hall)

    February 24, 2010 7:06 PM EST It was, to paraphrase U2 , a sort of homecoming for Patti Smith . The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and poet did, after all, live in the Detroit environs (suburban St. Clair Shores, to be precise) from 1980-96 with her late husband, former MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic"…

  5. Starsailor Snags Ron Wood For New Album

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The return of original producer Steve Osborne and a guest appearance by a Rolling Stone highlight Starsailor's upcoming fourth album. The return of original producer Steve Osborne and a guest appearance by a Rolling Stone highlight Starsailor's upcoming fourth album. Tentatively…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relation to their past albums. Are they "…

  7. 'Never' Say Never

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To a mainstream audience, Patti Smith is perhaps best known for her performances of other artists' songs, from Bruce Springsteen's "Because the Night" to Them's "Gloria." To a mainstream audience, Patti Smith is perhaps best known for her performances of…

  8. Smith Stoked For New Album, Tour, Rock Hall Induction

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend with a show at New York's Bowery Ballroom and was awoken this morning (Jan. 8) with the news that she had been cho The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend…

  9. Hinder, Eddie Money Heading 'Home' Together

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the veteran singer with a hoped-for comeback in 2007. The Oklahoma City quintet is planning to record a version of M Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the…

  10. Hughes Pays Tribute To Queens, Strokes

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the Eagles Of Death Metal sophomore effort "Death by Sexy" released last month, the group plans to support it with roadwork for the foreseeable future. With the Eagles Of Death Metal sophomore effort "Death by Sexy" released last month, the group plans to support it…

  11. Master Bluegrass Picker McReynolds Dies

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass music veteran Jim McReynolds, who with his mandolin-playing brother Jesse formed the legendary duo "Jim & Jesse," died Tuesday in Gallatin, Tenn. He was 75. McReynolds had been suffering Bluegrass music veteran Jim McReynolds, who with his mandolin-playing brother…

  12. Powderfinger, Killing Heidi Top Oz APRA Awards

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi were big winners at the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) music awards, presented last night (May 28) at Sydney's Randwick Pavilion. Powderfinge Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi were big winners at the Australian Performing…