1. 'Surviving's Cool': Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Talks New Live Record 'It's Great To Be Alive!'

    October 29, 2015 12:30 PM EDT "I guess that’s part of the attraction... after all these years it’s still absolutely a fuckin’ mystery to me." With the Oct. 30 release of It’s Great To Be Alive! , the Drive-By Truckers’ five-vinyl/three-CD box set on ATO, the band brings the sort of intensity and excitement that…

  2. Confederate Flag in Popular Music: A Recent History

    June 26, 2015 6:49 PM EDT America has been deeply conflicted about the Confederate battle flag for generations. In the aftermath of the Charleston shooting's racial terrorism, Alabama decided to remove the flag from its state Capitol in Montgomery, and other states may soon follow suit. America is changing, but…

  3. Drive-By Truckers Set New Album for 2014: 'It's Done, It's In the Can, It's Good'

    November 11, 2013 9:06 AM EST UPDATE: We're told by DBT's label that the band's new album will be released in March, not February, as previously reported. After the one-two punch of "The Big To-Do" and "Go-Go Boots" in 2010 and 2011, respectively, Drive-By Truckers wanted its next…

  4. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  5. Alabama Shakes Arrive With 'Boys & Girls'

    April 10, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Last July, Justin Gage, founder of music blog Aquarium Drunkard, posted a track by a then-unknown Athens, Ala., band called Alabama Shakes . Within a few hours of the post, which featured a slow-growing and soul-baring number called "You Ain't Alone," the inbox of the band'…

  6. Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Defends Athens, GA With 'After It's Gone'

    February 02, 2012 5:30 PM EST Hood rails against hometown land development with new collaborative single. With the release of a new single titled "After It's Gone," Drive-By Truckers founding member and Athens, Georgia resident Patterson Hood -- alongside a collective known as the Downtown 13 -- is standing…

  7. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

  8. Voodoo Experience '09: Must-See Bands

    October 23, 2009 11:50 AM EDT This year's Voodoo Experience will be returning to Halloween weekend for its eleventh year. Festival-goers are able to purchase single, three-day, or VIP lounge passes to the event held in New Orleans' City Park. Continuing Voodoo's tradition of diverse lineups, concert-goers…

  9. Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood's 'Love Songs' Due This Summer

    April 17, 2009 10:38 AM EDT After fifteen years of work, the second solo album from the Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, "Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)," will finally see the light of day this summer. "It's very much a labor of love," said the jet-lagged but ever-gregarious Hood…

  10. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3. The event, dubbed "The Clearwater…

  11. Tenacious D 'One-And-A-Half Songs' Into Next Album

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tenacious D plans to release another album -- just don't hold your breath waiting for it. Tenacious D plans to release another album -- just don't hold your breath waiting for it. Group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com that he and Jack Black, his partner in the irreverent rock…

  12. 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…

  13. Drive-By Truckers / May 15, 2008 / Music Farm, Charleston, S.C.

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. In addition to the band's typically roaring takes on lives, politics, the broken social contract, Southern and Northern identity, violence both domestic and…

  14. The Hold Steady Details 'Positive' 4th Album

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Hold Steady has finalized the track listing for its fourth album, "Stay Positive," Billboard.com has learned. The 11-song set is due July 15 via Vagrant Records. The Hold Steady has finalized the track listing for its fourth album, "Stay Positive," Billboard.com has…

  15. Drive-By Truckers

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," is long enough that Patterson Hood says it would have probably been a double album if the record company had been remotely OK with i Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, "Brighter Than Creation&…

  16. Looking Bright For The Truckers

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," due Jan. 22 on New West, is extremely long. Nineteen tracks long, can't-burn-two-seconds-more-on-the-CD long First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, …

  17. LaVette 'Vindicated' By Grammy Nomination

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST For Bettye LaVette, a Grammy nomination is "very satisfying and very exciting." And more. For Bettye LaVette, a Grammy nomination is "very satisfying and very exciting." And more. "I feel vindicated," the R&B veteran tells Billboard.com about the Grammy nod…

  18. LaVette Rocks With Drive-By Truckers On New CD

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soul vocalist Bettye LaVette is backed by Southern rock combo the Drive-By Truckers on her new album, "The Scene of the Crime." Soul vocalist Bettye LaVette is backed by Southern rock combo the Drive-By Truckers on her new album, "The Scene of the Crime." Due Sept. 25 via…

  19. Original R.E.M. Members Rock Club Show, Hit The Studio

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be a banner week for the original four members of R.E.M., who have reconvened to rehearse for a three-song performance at their Saturday (Sept. 16) induction into the Georgia Music It's shaping up to be a banner week for the original four members of R.E.M., who…

  20. Bless You And Keep You

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After six albums full of Dixie-fried themes and musical mayhem, Alabama's Drive-By Truckers entered the studio for their seventh release with a different agenda. After six albums full of Dixie-fried themes and musical mayhem, Alabama's Drive-By Truckers entered the studio for their…

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