1. Phish Staging Halloween Festival At Coachella Site

    July 24, 2009 12:24 AM EDT After several weeks of speculation and a shape-shifting "Save the Date" map decorating its homepage , Phish has announced a three day festival this upcoming Halloween weekend at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. The festival will take place October 30 - November 1 on the…

  2. Swell Season Follows 'Once' Success With 'Strict Joy'

    July 12, 2009 8:52 PM EDT Acclaimed folk duo the Swell Season will release "Strict Joy," the pair's first set of new material since their breakout on-screen performances in the indie film "Once." Due September 29 on Anti-, the 12 songs find Oscar winners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and…

  3. String Cheese Incident Stage Rothbury Return

    July 04, 2009 8:33 AM EDT The second day of this year's Rothbury Festival brought a little more joy to what's already been a fertile year for the jam band world. Following the reunions of The Dead and Phish, String Cheese Incident, which hasn't done a full-on public gig in nearly two years, regrouped to…

  4. Q&A: Phish Returns With 'Joy' And Fanfare

    June 26, 2009 9:24 PM EDT After a five-year "hiatus" that began as a "breakup," Phish has reconvened with a tour and “Joy,” a new studio album to be released in late August/early September on the band’s own JEMP Records. Those close to the project say it’s directed clearly toward Phish fans, and…

  5. Phish Name New Album 'Joy'

    June 25, 2009 3:06 PM EDT With the first leg of their summer tour now in the history books, Phish has announced the title of its first studio album in five years. "Joy," a ten song set, is due later this summer on the band's own JEMP Records. As previously reported , Phish released the thirteen minute …

  6. Phish Revels In Glory Day Of Springsteen Bonnaroo Jam

    June 18, 2009 11:06 AM EDT It was an onstage pairing few would ever have predicted, as blue collar rocker Bruce Springsteen joined jam titans Phish onstage for a few songs during the latter's Bonnaroo -closing set on June 14 in Manchester, Tenn. Springsteen 's three-hour set the night before was the Boss'…

  7. Bonnaroo's Top Ten Moments

    June 15, 2009 12:35 PM EDT After four days embedded in the Bonnaroo experience out in Manchester, Tennesee June 11-14, Billboard's correspondents picked the highlights of this year's fetival from Trent Reznor's big announcement to Bruce Springsteen and Phish's jam and much more. 10. The Beastie Boys…

  8. Bonnaroo 2009 A Huge Success, Attendance 'Up Dramatically'

    June 15, 2009 10:27 AM EDT Phish wrapped Bonnaroo 2009 last night ( with a sit-in from Bruce Springsteen ), drawing the curtain on what producers feel was their most successful event ever on many levels. Check out Billboard's Full Bonnaroo Coverage : Performance and backstage video , photos , set reviews , and…

  9. Phish Jams With Springsteen On Bonnaroo's Closing Night

    June 15, 2009 8:14 AM EDT Headliner met headliner on Bonnaroo's final evening as Bruce Springsteen joined Phish on stage Sunday to close out the four-day festival in grand fashion. After being introduced by Phish frontman/guitarist Trey Anastasio as his "boyhood hero and still hero," Springsteen first…

  10. Bruce Springsteen, Wilco Soar At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 11:15 AM EDT On Saturday night, Bruce Springsteen found himself in a position he probably can't remember last being in: having to preach to the not necessarily converted. Springsteen and the E Street Band's headlining slot at Bonnaroo was only the band's second-ever festival date - the…

  11. Late-Night Phoenix Set Entertains At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 8:22 AM EDT Phoenix French indie pop group Phoenix made the best of tough late-night timeslot on Friday at Bonnaroo '09: With headliners Phish drawing the bulk of the crowd to the main What Stage, Phoenix held its own party in That Tent at 11:30, playing up the rock angle of its music for a taut, 45…

  12. Bonnaroo Heats Up With Phish, Beastie Boys

    June 13, 2009 11:23 AM EDT Day 2 at Bonnaroo: The rain held off but the heat didn't, Animal Collective and Phoenix made fans believe the hype, Public Enemy had them arguing otherwise, the Beastie Boys brought out a fellow New York MC to debut a new track and an energized Phish ended their night with "A Day In…

  13. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews' solo efforts) dating to its first, …

  14. Live Nation Cuts Service Fees In Major Summer Ticket Promotion

    June 01, 2009 1:03 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24 hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would be hard to dispute. "No Service Fee…

  15. Phish Releases 13 Minute 'Elastic' Single

    May 27, 2009 9:50 AM EDT Days before Phish is set to embark on their 2009 summer reunion tour, the jam-band released "Time Turns Elastic" yesterday (May 26) on iTunes. The track is taken from a forthcoming, untitled album due July 28 that sees the band reteaming with famed producer Steve Lillywhite, who…

  16. May 25, 2009

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64. 2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59. 2005 – Country singer Carrie Underwood wins Season Four of “American…

  17. Phish To Play Fenway Park

    April 06, 2009 5:10 PM EDT The Green Monster is getting scaly. Phish announced a May 31 concert at Fenway Park on Monday, one of a handful of shows the Vermont-based jamband added to its summer tour. The home of the Boston Red Sox has only recently been used as a concert venue, first by Bruce Springsteen in 2003. Jimmy…

  18. Chart Beat- "Slumdog Millionaire," American Idol, Flex

    March 26, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. BEST IN…

  19. Hundreds Busted For Drugs At Phish Shows

    March 09, 2009 7:06 PM EDT Some Phish fans are leaving Hampton a little lighter than when they arrived for the band's weekend reunion. Police said Monday they confiscated about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash from concertgoers. Authorities also arrested 194 Phish fans during the three…

  20. Phish Caps Reunion Weekend

    March 09, 2009 10:36 AM EDT “This has been an incredible weekend,” guitarist Trey Anastasio told the crowd on Phish’s final performance of their long awaited reunion shows. The band played another marathon show on Sunday (March 8) to a delighted audience, dipping into a wide range of their back catalog as well as…

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