1. Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton Join Forces on 'Call Me the Breeze': Exclusive Video

    July 17, 2015 2:19 PM EDT When he got the call to be part of an all-star tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd last fall, Peter Frampton didn't hesitate for a moment. "We've known each other on a very close level," Frampton tells Billboard. He joined the group to play J.J. Cale's "Call Me the Breeze…

  2. Bob Seger Announces 'Ride Out' Tour

    September 25, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The Travelin' Man is hitting the road again this fall.  Bob Seger   & the   Silver Bullet Band will kick off their Ride Out Tour 2014/2015 on Nov. 19 in Saginaw, Mich., with 23 dates announced so far through Feb. 27 in Los Angeles. Bob Seger Reveals Release Date for 'Ride Out&…

  3. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My…

  4. Ex-Chili Peppers Guitarist Feels 'Dishonored' By Rock Hall 'Snub'

    May 04, 2012 7:55 PM EDT Exclusive: Jack Sherman, Who Played on the Band's First Album, Speaks Music's most coveted honor will elude several former Red Hot Chili Peppers members when HBO airs April's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night. The Hall recognized only three of the…

  5. Lyle Lovett: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'

    February 28, 2012 10:55 AM EST Lyle Lovett 's new "Release Me" is his last album for Curb Records after 26 years and 11 albums. But he wants to make clear that it's a fond farewell. "I'm only grateful for my relationship with my record company," Lovett tells Billboard.com, adding his…

  6. Eric Church on Surprise No. 1 Album: 'It's Really Restoring My Faith'

    August 05, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Eric Church picked up his first No. 1 this week when third album "Chief" debuted atop both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. But a recent show at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., provided a reality check. "I stepped off the bus into a pile of horse shit,"…

  7. John Hiatt Finally Records His 10-Year-Old Song About 9/11

    August 01, 2011 8:00 PM EDT John Hiatt 's artistic life this year has been marked by two of America's great 21st-century tragedies: the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. In May, his performance of his song "Feels Like Rain" at the New Orleans House of Blues appeared in an episode of HBO's …

  8. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  9. Eric Church Wants to 'Kick Everybody Else's Ass in the Industry' With Third Album

    May 22, 2011 7:00 AM EDT It's a sunny Tuesday afternoon on the west side of Nashville as Eric Church sips a beer and relaxes on the deck of a brick house. But he's not chilling at home. He's taking a break from the basement studio of producer Jay Joyce, where they're recording "Chief,"…

  10. Alex Chilton Remembered at SXSW, U.S. Congress

    March 18, 2010 8:15 PM EDT Guitarist Alex Chilton , who died of heart-related problems Wednesday night, was mourned across the alternative rock world on Thursday. But his loss was particularly felt at the South by Southwest Music + Media Conference , where Chilton was scheduled to perform with and speak about his band…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  12. Madi Diaz

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate Cherry Lane Music founder Milt Okun's Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, the publishing mainstay's first signee, Tom Paxton, sang John Denver's " To celebrate Cherry Lane Music founder Milt Okun's Lifetime…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event is sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Bow Wow to the not-fo 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The…

  14. Lyle Lovett Looks Toward The Future

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's Large," but he's in no hurry. Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's…

  15. John Hiatt Guided By Love On 'Same Old Man'

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Hiatt's in love -- and he tells us all about it on his new album, "Same Old Man," which arrived May 27 on New West. And he's in love with, of all people, his wife. John Hiatt's in love -- and he tells us all about it on his new album, "Same Old Man,"…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher tries to reclaim his pop throne after a four-year hiatus, Al Green hones his groove with production from ?uestlove and appearances from young stars and Spiritualized finds inspiration in hospita A deluxe reissue of Fergie's smash hit solo debut "The Dutchess" (Interscope)…

  17. John Hiatt Is The 'Man' On New Album

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songwriter John Hiatt's newest effort, "Same Old Man," will be released May 27 via New West. Veteran songwriter John Hiatt's newest effort, "Same Old Man," will be released May 27 via New West. Coming on the heels of 2005's "Master of Disaster,…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event is sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Bow Wow to the not-fo 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The…

  20. Lovett, Harris Man The Decks For Cayamo Cruise

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will take to the seas together to headline the inaugural Cayamo music cruise, which will set sail Feb. 4 through Feb. 10. With other guests including Shawn Colvin, Buddy Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will take to the seas together to headline the inaugural…

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