1. New Orleans Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced; Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline

    January 20, 2011 12:26 AM EST The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the Strokes, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend & the…

  2. Photos: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Buffalo Springfield Rock Bridge School

    October 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT It's not every day that Neil Young , Pearl Jam , Elton John & Leon Russell , Buffalo Springfield and a dozen other renowned rockers gather on the same stage for a weekend-long jam, but at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit (Oct. 23-24) in Mountain View, Calif., the pairings of…

  3. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Columbia Records. Among the set's…

  4. Zac Brown Band Builds Solid 'Foundation'

    May 28, 2009 8:09 AM EDT The Zac Brown Band is enjoying the success of "Whatever It Is," the second single from its platinum major label debut album, "The Foundation." But Brown and company are chomping at the bit to release their next track. Brown tells Billboard.com that the group has already…

  5. Charlie Louvin Returns At 81 With Two New Albums

    April 03, 2009 4:36 PM EDT "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which he recorded last year at the age of 81: the gospel collection "Steps to Heaven" and…

  6. Salvation and Sin

    April 03, 2009 4:00 PM EDT At 81, Charlie Louvin Returns With A Pair Of Albums "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which he recorded last year at the age of 81: the…

  7. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 9:00 PM EDT Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, at Seattle's City Center. Also set…

  8. The Right 'Time': M. Ward

    February 06, 2009 4:05 PM EST Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey Deschanel. But Ward, who in the past has…

  9. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  10. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 6:13 PM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprint. Lost Highway is an intriguing destination…

  11. Chart Beat: Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Priesley

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams and more! HOW 'LUCKY' CAN YOU GET: He's such an iconic figure, it might seem like Willie Nelson is always hanging out on the Hot Country Songs tally, but the No. 56 debut of "That…

  12. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country…

  13. Lucinda Williams, "Little Honey"

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following up 2007's "West," "Real Love" kicks things off with a nod to her current romantic happiness and "Honey Bee" is buoyant rocker, but there's plenty of ambivalent terrain. Following up 2007's "West," "Real Love" kicks…

  14. Sweet 'Honey'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to her Southern twang and onstage cowboy hat, Lucinda Williams has long been recognized as a country artist. Thanks to her Southern twang and onstage cowboy hat, Lucinda Williams has long been recognized as a country artist. But her most recent Grammy Award win in 2001 was for best…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues the free and easy vibe on his latest album, Keane rediscovers its mojo on album number three and Lucinda Williams rocks out with abandon in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne's "Gossip in the Grain" (RCA). Country artist Billy…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from…

  17. Lucinda Williams Plots Protest Songs EP

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alongside her ninth studio record, "Little Honey" (Oct. 14, Lost Highway) and a hefty fall tour, Lucinda Williams will on Oct. 28 release a digital-only EP of protest songs, Billboard.com can reveal. Alongside her ninth studio record, "Little Honey" (Oct. 14, Lost Highway)…

  18. Widespread Panic, Snoop, Of Montreal Star At Rothbury

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got the second day of the inaugural Rothbury Festival started yesterday (July 4). And there was certainly plenty to be hooked on the event' "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got…

  19. Mellencamp's 'Life' Goes Hi-Fi With Hear Music

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," produced by T-Bone Burnett and due July 15 via Hear Music, will be released in a new high-definition audio format dubbed CODE. John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," produced by T-Bone Burnett and due…

  20. Mellencamp Tour To Coincide With New Album

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp will embark on a month-long summer tour in support of his forthcoming album "Life, Death, Love and Fr Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month, Indiana rocker John…

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