1. Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

    February 24, 2014 1:03 PM EST Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a shark in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and…

  2. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  3. Billboard Bits: Train Song Sparks Sheen Family Feud

    August 10, 2010 6:37 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Train's "Drops of Jupiter" Ignites Sheen Spat Train 's hit single "Drops of Jupiter" was the alleged cause of the ugly Christmas Day fight between actor Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke…

  4. High Times at the 2009 Smokeout Festival

    October 26, 2009 5:36 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com , we visit the 2009 Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival that took place this past weekend in San Bernadino, Calif. Performing acts included Cypress Hill , Kottonmouth Kings , Slipknot and Sublime , and according to Fletcher…

  5. Sublime Reunion Show Sparks Controversy

    October 23, 2009 5:11 PM EDT Last month, the surviving members of Long Beach, Calif. ska-punk band Sublime made a surprise announcement : the group would reform with a new lead singer and would make at least one live appearance, its first official concert since the death of its founder Bradley Nowell from a drug overdose…

  6. 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,…

  7. Warped Tour 2009 Schedule, Lineup Confirmed

    March 25, 2009 3:24 PM EDT The 2009 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Bad Religion, NOFX, Underoath, Thrice, 3OH!3, Black Tide, Flogging Molly, Bayside, Less Than Jake, Flipper, Shooter Jennings and the Gallows, among others. The 15th edition of the 46-date traveling punk rock festival begins June 26 at the…

  8. Reunited Rival Schools Plot U.S. Tour

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following a host of summer European shows, reunited New York rock outfit Rival Schools is plotting its first U.S. tour in five years. Following a host of summer European shows, reunited New York rock outfit Rival Schools is plotting its first U.S. tour in five years. Dates begin Oct. 9 in Los…

  9. Pennywise, Motion City Soundtrack Join Warped Dates

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Additions to the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup continue to roll in, as rock acts Pennywise and Motion City Soundtrack have announced select appearances on the 14th edition of the traveling summer festi Additions to the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup continue to roll in, as rock acts Pennywise…

  10. Matisyahu, Chiodos Sign On For Warped Tour Dates

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu and rock act Chiodos will join the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup for limited dates this July, Billboard.com can reveal. Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu and rock act Chiodos will join the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup for limited dates this July, Billboard.com can…

  11. Metallica, The Offspring Lead Weenie Roast Lineup

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Bravey are among the acts confirmed for KROQ-Los Angeles' Weenie Roast, to be held May 17 at the Verizon Wireles Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the…

  12. Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV Lead Sunset Strip Fest Lineup

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real of Cypress Hill have been confirmed for the first Sunset Strip Music Festival, to be held June 26-28 throug Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real…

  13. Paramore, Gym Class Heroes Lead Warped Lineup

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2008 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack's Mannequin, Against Me!, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Cobra Starship, Every Time I Die, Angels and Airwaves, Aggro The 2008 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack…

  14. Pennywise Helps MySpace Move Into Ad-Supported Music

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST MySpace is joining the search for a new music industry business model by enlisting the help of advertising. MySpace is joining the search for a new music industry business model by enlisting the help of advertising. Next March, fans of punk band Pennywise can go to stores to buy the group&…

  15. New Found Glory, Bad Religion Lead Warped Lineup

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Coheed & Cambria, Flogging Molly, Hawthorne Heights, Pennywise, Underoath, the Used, Bayside and Yellowcard, a The 2007 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Coheed…

  16. Rock Acts Plug In For Katrina Benefits

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard-hitting punk and rock acts confirmed for "Unite the United," an all-star concert event to benefit victims of Hurricane Ka The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard…

  17. Hot Product

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A live album from eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell, "East/West" (Nonesuch). The first solo album in 14 years from Stephen Stills, "Man Alive!" (Titan/Pyramid), featuring guest spots from his Crosby,…

  18. No Doubt, Johnson, Watt Pay Tribute To Sublime

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Though its existence was brief, Sublime's cheerful music struck a chord amid the mid-1990s modern rock explosion. Though its existence was brief, Sublime's cheerful music struck a chord amid the mid-1990s modern rock explosion. Now, nine years after singer/songwriter/guitarist…

  19. Billboard Bits: Streisand/Gibb, Alter Bridge, Pennywise

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Streisand/Gibb, Alter Bridge, Pennywise Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb are back in the studio working on a possible successor to "Guilty" to herald the 25th anniversary of that fruitful collaboration, Billboard has learned. The album, which has been certified quintuple…

  20. Billboard Bits: Holiday Havoc, The Hip/TMBG, LIFEbeat

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Holiday Havoc, The Hip/TMBG, LIFEbeat Snowboarders, skaters and music fans will descend on the parking lot of Anaheim, Calif.'s Angel Stadium Nov. 13-14 for the inaugural Holiday Havoc festival. The first day's lineup will feature the reunited A Tribe Called Quest, Cypress…

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