1. First Glitches, Then Boos at Opera Festival

    July 25, 2014 8:56 PM EDT Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner 's "Tannhauser" kicked off. German news agency dpa, citing its reporters at…

  2. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  3. Frank Zappa Drummer Jimmy Carl Black Dies

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's the Mothers of Invention, has died at age 70. Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's the Mothers of Invention, has…

  4. Brother Sues For Share Of Hendrix Estate

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Leon Hendrix, the brother of rock icon Jimi Hendrix, filed suit last Friday to gain what he considers his fair share of Hendrix's estate. Hendrix died more than three decades ago at the height of his Leon Hendrix, the brother of rock icon Jimi Hendrix, filed suit last Friday to gain what…

  5. Jimi Hendrix's Father Dies

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, died yesterday (April 17) after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 82. A former Golden Gloves boxer who James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, died…

  6. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav Australian pop songstress/current U.K. chart queen Kylie Minogue and modern rockers R.E.M. are the latest artists signed to perform live at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. Minogue and R.E.M.,…