1. 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" …

  2. Guitar Fest To Salute Springsteen's 'Nebraska'

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a…

  3. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Dryden Dies

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spencer Dryden, drummer for the San Francisco rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died of cancer Tuesday in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. Spencer Dryden, drummer for the San Francisco rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died of cancer Tuesday in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. Dryden -- who was a…

  4. Guitar Heroes Pen Kid-Friendly 'Songs'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo and Marc Ford are among the guitarists appearing on "Sing a Song With Six Strings," a collection of tra Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's…

  5. Retooled Airplane Albums Ready For Takeoff

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Almost 30 years after a host of lineup changes led psychedelic-era pioneers Jefferson Airplane to rechristen themselves as Jefferson Starship (later just Starship), BMG Heritage has prepared deluxe re Almost 30 years after a host of lineup changes led psychedelic-era pioneers Jefferson…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has contributed the new song "A Man for All Seasons" to Decca's "Johnny English" soundtrack. Due July 15, the set also features several tracks by female string quartet Bond, one by…

  7. Other Ones To Wrap Tour In Bay Area

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Other Ones will bring it all home when their forthcoming fall U.S. tour closes with a pair of shows in California's Bay Area. The Other Ones will bring it all home when their forthcoming fall U.S. tour closes with a pair of shows in California's Bay Area. As previously reported …

  8. Panic Plans Tour, Posthumous Houser Album

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour that will open with a trio of shows at New Orleans' UNO Lakefront Arena. The 13-date run kick off on Halloween Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour…

  9. A New Double Shot Of Live Dead

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful Dead, the band's substantial performance legacy continues to be solidified with a seemingly endless array of off Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful…

  10. Former Dead Principals Prep For Reunion

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "stoked to the eyeballs" about the nearing Terrapin Station, his first full-fledged reunion with his former bandmates since Dead vocalis Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "…

  11. Blue Country Heart

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jorma Kaukonen, who has been dazzling finger-picking guitar fans at least since his founding stints with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, turns in a customary album on his Columbia debut. Jorma Kaukonen, who has been dazzling finger-picking guitar fans at least since his founding stints with…

  12. Surviving Dead Principals To Reunite

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- will reunite as the Other Ones for an Aug. 3-4 we The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist…

  13. Grisman, Bush Set For 'JamGrass' Festival Tour

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acoustic and improvisational music will return to the summer festival circuit this summer with the launch of the inaugural JamGrass 2002 tour. The run will feature the David Grisman Quintet, the Sam B Acoustic and improvisational music will return to the summer festival circuit this summer…

  14. Lesh Takes Friends In The Studio & On The Road

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Phil Lesh, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, is gearing up to release his first studio album under the Phil Lesh & Friends banner. Due May 21 via Lesh's own Columbia-affiliated Lapis Music l Phil Lesh, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, is gearing up to release his first…

  15. Billboard Bits: Daugherty, Kaukonen, Thorogood

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Dee Daugherty, Jorma Kaukonen, and George Thorogood. Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group, is recovering at New York's Bellevue Hospital following a motorcycle accident Friday (Feb. 8) in which he was struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan.…

  16. Kaukonen Plans Country Classics Album

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna founding member Jorma Kaukonen is planning to record an album of classic country material. "What we're talking about is an album of me doing period material from the late 1 Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna founding member Jorma Kaukonen is planning to record…