1. Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bill Withers, Seymour Stein Hit Rock Hall's Weekend Festivities

    April 18, 2015 2:05 AM EDT Among the pre-induction happenings: a ceremony for Ringo Starr's 1975 jumpsuit, Alice Cooper and Darlene Love make their red carpet entrance and Ray Parker, Jr. jams on "Ghostbusters." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction festivities got under way in earnest on Friday, the…

  2. 311 Ditches Ballads, Space Travel Notions on 'Universal Pulse'

    June 21, 2011 1:59 PM EDT 's forthcoming new album, "Universal Pulse," went through "a lot of different phases," according to frontman Nick Hexum. Among them? "A concept album about space travel" that he broached to his bandmates. "Yeah, I don't know if the rest of the…

  3. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swing-and-smash drumming performance punctuated…

  4. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

    August 31, 2009 2:25 PM EDT Sublime , the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer OD'd, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. 23-24 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino,…

  5. 'DJ Hero' Vs. 'Scratch' As Music Game-Makers Turn To Turntables

    May 04, 2009 2:35 AM EDT Just how important is the upcoming "DJ Hero" game to Activision Blizzard? So important that the videogame publisher tried to buy a rival game that was scheduled for release before "DJ Hero" hit stores. When that failed, Activision acquired the game's developer in…

  6. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys, Steve Martin, Ludacris

    January 09, 2009 5:20 PM EST The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow, Citizen Cope and Justin Jones will play an inaugural concert dubbed "Hey, America Feels Kinda Cool Again" on Jan. 19 at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 10); net proceeds will benefit Rock the Vote. The Beasties and…

  7. Beastie Boys Rustle Up European Tour

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have confirmed their first European tour in years, set to kick off Dec. 6 in Manchester, England, and run through Dec. 18 in Milan. The Beastie Boys have confirmed their first European tour in years, set to kick off Dec. 6 in Manchester, England, and run through Dec. 18 in…

  8. Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records. Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among…

  9. Bonnaroo Adds Young, Lips, Emmylou

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, t The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young …

  10. Dead, Panic Lead Eclectic Bonnaroo Lineup

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second annual Bonnaroo festival, set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on a plethora of acts, including headliners the Dead and Widespread Panic. Other confirmed acts include Sonic Y The second annual Bonnaroo festival , set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on…

  11. Dilated Peoples To Headline 'Scratch Tour'

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based rap act Dilated Peoples will headline the upcoming Scratch Tour, set to kick off March 5 in San Francisco. The trek, which will also feature GrandWizzard Theodore, Z-Trip, and the Original L.A.-based rap act Dilated Peoples will headline the upcoming Scratch Tour, set to kick off…

  12. Mekka Fest Unveils City-By-City Lineup

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit this summer, beginning Aug. 4 in Detroit. As previously reported, the trek is highlighted by Roni Size, BT, P The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit…

  13. Roni Size, BT, Oakenfold Line Up For Mekka

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New Deal are among the top electronic music acts confirmed for the inaugural Mekka festival, set to kick off Aug. Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New…

  14. Palm Gobbles Up DJ Film 'Scratch'

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Scratch," Doug Pray's independent film that looks at hip-hop inspired DJs, has been acquired by Palm Pictures and will see theatrical release later this year. Featuring the likes of Q-Bert, DJ Shadow "Scratch," Doug Pray's independent film that looks at hip-hop…