1. The Clash's 'London Calling' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    December 13, 2014 2:30 PM EST Any punk band worth its leather and studs can do dystopian, apocalyptic angst. The world is always ending, and after garbage men and plumbers, angry young guitar players have some of the best job security around. The trick is to rage in your own unique way. On the opening title track of its…

  2. Foreigner's 'I Want to Know What Love Is' Live, From 'Best Of' Album: Exclusive Premiere

    December 12, 2014 2:05 PM EST 'It gets played everywhere in the world, still,' Mick Jones tells Billboard. 'But for me, we were just there to guide it and bring it to life.' Even celebrating its biggest album, Foreigner will not leave its biggest song behind. On Dec. 16, the group releases a new live…

  3. Diplo, the Clash's Mick Jones, Paul Simonon Talk Collaborating with Frank Ocean on Converse's Three Artists, One Song

    March 07, 2014 7:08 PM EST For its first "Three Artists, One Song" campaign in nearly two years, Converse is teaming with Diplo, Frank Ocean and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for “Hero,” a reggae-tinged tale of urban bravado. The song will be available for free download on Monday, March 10, at…

  4. The Clash’s Mick Jones & Paul Simonon Talk Fame, Joe Strummer And Why They Didn't Reunite

    November 19, 2013 1:42 AM EST Ah, the boom box. The portable stereo brings back memories of a specific time in music, when some of the sounds blaring from the speakers included the stew of punk rock, reggae and early hip-hop cooked up by the Clash. Bass player Paul Simonon designed the group's new box set to look…

  5. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  6. Clash Bandmates Sure Joe Strummer Would Be 'Very Proud' of New Box Set

    September 11, 2013 10:13 AM EDT Paul Simonon says he and his Clash bandmates are proud of their new "Sound System" box set for one simple reason.  "The band have actively been involved in this creation," the bassist tells Billboard. "It hasn't been put together by a record company or somebody…

  7. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included Alison Krauss…

  8. Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title

    December 24, 2012 9:00 AM EST Cover of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' Includes Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won on Sunday (Dec. 23) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's…

  9. Chart Highlights: 'Whistle' To 'Blow': Flo Rida, P!nk No. 1

    September 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Sunshine State rapper tops Pop Songs with 'Whistle,' while P!nk powers to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss).' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  10. The Wallflowers' 7-Year Hiatus Was a 'Good, Healthy Break,' Says Dylan

    August 02, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Jakob Dylan never doubted that the Wallflowers would get back together to make another album, even as the group's hiatus stretched to nearly seven years from its last album. "Knowing everybody as well as I do, I knew we would," Dylan tells Billboard.com. "Glad All Over,…

  11. Charlotte Ronson: Behind The Seams

    July 18, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Welcome to Behind the Seams, the Hook video series that features Billboard fashion columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. talking with top designers about the connection between music and style. It was perhaps inevitable that Charlotte Ronson would become renown for something creative. Sister of…

  12. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the bygone Summer of Love days. This weekend'…

  13. Foreigner Turns 35 for the First Time With Ambitious CD/DVD Package

    July 29, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Foreigner is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the band's formation by going acoustic, electric and live -- all on the same package. "Feels Like the First Time" is a CD/DVD package that will be released by Razor & Tie exclusively via Wal-Mart on Sept. 13, while the audio…

  14. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 17, 2011 12:27 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Saturday (April 16) that you may have missed -- even if you were…

  15. Big Audio Dynamite Reignited

    April 08, 2010 1:25 PM EDT A new version of Big Audio Dynamite 's debut album may have stoked interest in a band reunion. Co-founder Don Letts tells Billboard.com that while compiling "This is Big Audio Dynamite -- Legacy Edition," an expanded version of the 1985 set that comes out April 12 -- he and…

  16. Gorillaz Returning With 'Plastic Beach' This Spring

    January 20, 2010 5:44 PM EST Hot on the heels of the announcement that the group will headline the 2010 Coachella Festival , Damon Albarn's cartoon-pop band Gorillaz is set to return on March 9 with its third album, "Plastic Beach." The 16 track set is due out on Virgin and features a slew of guests,…

  17. Foreigner Comeback To Be A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    July 27, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Can Wal-Mart work its magic for yet another '70s rock act? The retail giant's exclusive September 29 release of Foreigner 's "Can't Slow Down" will be its first major exclusive since AC/DC's "Black Ice" in October. The album (Foreigner's first…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  19. Foreigner: The Billboard Q&A

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As its summer tour with Bryan Adams gets rolling, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones chats with Billboard about the hit-making rock outfit's past, present and future. In 1976, Mick Jones found himself out of a job. The Surrey, England, native had a rep as a guitar gunslinger dating back to…

  20. Rock Giants Pay Tribute To Lemmy In Documentary

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The life and career of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is being celebrated in a new documentary, tentatively titled "Lemmy" and slated for release in 2009. The life and career of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is being celebrated in a new documentary, tentatively titled "…

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