1. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

  2. My Morning Jacket, Ozzy, Muse, Weezer Headline Voodoo Experience 2010

    June 22, 2010 6:48 PM EDT M y Morning Jacket joins Ozzy Osbourne , Muse and Weezer as headliners of the Voodoo Experience 2010, this year's edition of the annual Halloween weekend festival in New Orleans. MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5 and dozens of other acts will play the 12th edition of the…

  3. Stone Temple Pilots/ May 18, 2010/ New York City (Gramercy Theater)

    May 20, 2010 7:11 PM EDT It was nearing 10:45. Doors had opened almost an hour earlier and the Jimmy Kimmel Live camera crews were coercing sound-bites from the crowds, but after the fourth or fifth call for "30 more seconds of applause guys," a hail of boos sent the team packing. It was clear this would be…

  4. Malcolm McLaren, Former Sex Pistols Manager, Dies

    April 08, 2010 3:26 PM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols , died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had been battling cancer "for some time,…

  5. Stone Temple Pilots, "Between the Lines"

    April 02, 2010 3:04 PM EDT Stone Temple Pilots ' first single since 2003's "All in the Suit That You Wear" feels strangely familiar. All of the recently reunited band's signature elements are still intact, from the thick slabs of Dean DeLeo's distorted guitar riffs-later punctured by a…

  6. Stone Temple Pilots: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 02, 2010 1:44 PM EDT From venomous public feuds with his former hard-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver to a long history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law, Scott Weiland-the slinky, gruff-voiced frontman who became a grunge-era heartthrob as the leader of '90s giants Stone Temple Pilots -rarely has been…

  7. Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland Take Separate Paths To New Album

    March 25, 2010 4:39 PM EDT S tone Temple Pilots had little trouble gearing up for the group's first new album in nine years, according to bassist Robert DeLeo. "I think Dean and I always have music going on," DeLeo tells Billboard.com, referring to his older brother and STP's guitarist. "I…

  8. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

  9. Stone Temple Pilots Launch Revival Tour At SXSW

    March 19, 2010 9:00 AM EDT S tone Temple Pilots were this year's mutli-platinum rock act to use South By Southwest as a launching pad for a new project -- in this case "Stone Temple Pilots," the group's first album of new material in nine years. The quartet started with Thursday afternoon listening…

  10. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, "The Brutalist Bricks"

    March 05, 2010 3:02 PM EST English punk band Crass may have declared in 1979 that "Punk Is Dead," but Ted Leo & the Pharmacists help refute that notion on their sixth studio set, "The Brutalist Bricks." Although it may not be a punk album through and through, songs like "The Stick" and…

  11. Alicia Keys Joins Mary J. Blige As Headliner Of 2010 Essence Festival

    February 23, 2010 3:06 PM EST Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J , Estelle , and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup featuring Gladys Knight , Earth, Wind &…

  12. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red Hot Chili Peppers and "What Would Brian…

  13. Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen Win Special Grammys

    January 31, 2010 10:35 AM EST Michael Jackson won yet another posthumous honor on Saturday, joining six other musicians including Leonard Cohen and Loretta Lynn who received Grammy awards for lifetime achievement. But Jackson's family, whose members rarely turn down an opportunity to share his spotlight, did not…

  14. Stone Temple Pilots Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:26 PM EST Stone Temple Pilots, Title TBD (Atlantic) Release Date: April 2010 It's been almost nine years since Stone Temple Pilots released their last studio album, 2001's "Shangri-La Dee Da," and in the meantime, the '90s alternative rock titans have seen challenging times,…

  15. 'This Is It' - The Inside Story Of The Michael Jackson Movie

    October 30, 2009 11:02 AM EDT For "This Is It," Michael Jackson 's planned 50-concert residency at London's O2 Arena, the star's sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star's vision never realized. Instead, the…

  16. Danzig, Death, Of Montreal To Play Fun Fun Fun Fest

    August 25, 2009 3:38 PM EDT Of Montreal, Mission of Burma, Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Les Savy Fav and GZA are among the dozens of acts who will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. The fourth annual gathering of primarily independent and underground artists will take place at Austin's Waterloo Park on…

  17. Ask Billboard: Madonna vs. Whitney ... vs. Mariah

    August 21, 2009 4:52 PM EDT MATERIAL GIRL VS. EVERY WOMAN ... VS. MIMI Hi Gary, This e-mail is a follow up to last week's entry from Neil Massey, who asked about album sales of Whitney Houston and Madonna . I'm curious as to how Mariah Carey stacks up against her two fellow superstars. I know Madonna and…

  18. New Michael Jackson Songs On Missing Hard Drives

    August 06, 2009 10:51 AM EDT Another thriller is developing in the complex afterlife of Michael Jackson . His sister LaToya has taken possession of computer hard drives that contain a trove of unreleased songs he recorded with A-list singers such as Ne-Yo , Akon , and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas , according to…

  19. 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…

  20. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Drake, Black Eyed Peas

    June 26, 2009 5:49 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE Dear Gary, No chart questions, just this heartfelt…

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