1. CBGB: 10 Classic Moments That Helped Define the Birthplace of Punk



    December 23, 2014 1:15 PM EST Fotrty-one years have passed since iconic music club CBGB (aka the undisputed birthplace of punk) opened its doors. And even though only a handful of artifacts remain at the site of the club that once hosted music legends including the Ramones, Patti Smith, Blondie, Guns N’ Roses and…

  2. Joe Cocker: Looking Back at 50 Years of Music, In His Own Words

    December 22, 2014 6:54 PM EST A few years back, Joe Cocker took a minute to mull over the longview of a career that stretched back into the early 1960s.  "You know, now that I'm getting older, when I do a two-hour show I feel it's kind of precious," he said. "As I'm getting to the back…

  3. Green Day, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan & More to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    December 16, 2014 2:00 AM EST The punk trio Green Day is the 48th act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, joining acts such as Nirvana , R.E.M. and the Clash as first-ballot honorees. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble , Bill Withers , the Paul Butterfield Blues…

  4. Why 1992 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 07, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we made a case for  1990  and  1991 . Today, it's time for 1992 and 1993 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE In 1992, BMG and Columbia's music subscriptions were still in full…

  5. Needtobreathe No. 1 On Rock Albums, Fitz And The Tantrums Top Alternative Songs

    April 24, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The Christian rock band lands its first Top Rock Albums leader, while Fitz and the Tantrums achieve a feat that only three other acts have in the past 25 years. Plus, chart action for Sevendust and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, aka The Both Needtobreathe scores its second No. 1 on Billboard'…

  6. Green Day's 'Dookie' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2014 2:20 PM EST Quick histories of punk rock often highlight the immortal class of 1977 (Pistols, Clash, Ramones) and then jump to the crossover success of Nirvana and Green Day in the 90s. That's entirely misleading, overlooking an multitude of amazing punk and post-punk albums in between, but…

  7. Green Day's SXSW Debut a 'Punk Rock Extravaganza'

    March 16, 2013 9:33 AM EDT One of South By Southwest's most pervasive myths is that Green Day scored its major label deal there during the 90s. Not quite. SXSW 2013: Photo Highlights From Austin Snoop Lion Roars in Live Debut Sound City Players Make Noise Grohl Talks Future of S.C. Players REVIEW: Chance the…

  8. Green Day's Album Trilogy: What Happened with 'Uno!,' 'Dos!' and 'Tre!'?

    December 20, 2012 2:05 PM EST An analysis of the rock trio's three new albums and how they've been received so far. It would have been unimaginable as recently as a few months ago for Green Day to release a full-length featuring a dozen new songs and sell less than 100,000 copies of the album in its first week.…

  9. Matchbox Twenty Announce 'North' Tour 2013 Dates

    November 12, 2012 8:41 PM EST With a long-awaited new album under the belts, Matchbox Twenty have announced the first leg of their North American headlining tour, which kicks off in Tulsa, Okla. On Jan. 29. Running on the momentum from their blockbuster album "North" and hit singles "She's So Mean"…

  10. Green Day's NYC Club Gig Rocks 'Uno,' Classics: Watch

    September 16, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Photos & Video: Green Day's 9/15 show at New York's Irving Plaza was nearly three hours of new tunes, old favorites, costumes, kazoos & crowdsurfers. Video: Green Day Live at Irving Plaza "F-ck it, I'm gonna keep playing" was Green Day frontman Billie Joe…

  11. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Songs

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT As 'Some Nights' reaches the chart's summit, fun. is just the third act to take its first two breakthrough chart entries to No. 1. Two format superstars had earned the honor back in the mid-'90s. Alternative can't have enough fun . Fun. notches its second No. 1 in as…

  12. Sunny Sweeney Finds 'Staying' Power With Second Album, Brad Paisley Tour

    August 24, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Sunny Sweeney may be returning to her native Texas for a slate of street-week appearances to promote her sophomore album, "Concrete," which arrived Aug. 23 on Big Machine Records, but her career is on the rise well beyond the Lone Star State. All summer she's been performing…

  13. 12 Awesome Lollapalooza 2010 Moments

    August 09, 2010 3:05 AM EDT With more than 150 acts spread across its eight stages, Lollapalooza 2010 was a long, loud, always entertaining - and at times, historical - weekend for dozens of reasons. Here's 12 videos, shot by the fans themselves, that'll make you wish you'd been there. Green Day Gets Fans…

  14. Lollapalooza Saturday: 10 Things Seen & Overheard

    August 08, 2010 12:24 PM EDT You already know about Green Day's epic fireworks shooting, cover-medley-rockin,' two-and-a-half-hour headlining set Saturday night (Aug. 7). But lots of other memorable things happened during on Lollapalooza 2010's second day. Here's 10 things that we saw and heard on the…

  15. Green Day's Explosive Set Tops Lollapalooza Day Two

    August 08, 2010 10:41 AM EDT A combination of explosions, cover songs, toilet paper guns, stage dives, and crowd participation sealed the deal: There's no topping Green Day at Lollapalooza 2010. The punk veterans played a thrilling, two-and-a-half-hour-long set made up of tracks from last year's "21st…

  16. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 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. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a pleasure to read your column, one of the things…

  17. Green Day Celebrates 'Breakdown' With NYC Club Gigs

    May 20, 2009 11:19 AM EDT Green Day brought its "21st Century Breakdown" celebration to New York City, with a pair of small club shows just days before the album officially debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . After a Monday night fan club-only gig at the Bowery Ballroom, part two of Green Day’s New York…

  18. Chart Beat: Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Jennifer Hudson

    April 29, 2009 11:30 AM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. MODERN…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour. 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after…

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