1. Bonnaroo 2010 Dates, Presale Announced

    November 19, 2009 3:58 PM EST The ninth Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held June 10-13, 2010, on its usual site in Manchester, Tenn., an hour southeast of Nashville. The first round of ticket pre-sales begins Friday, Nov. 27; a lineup announcement is expected early next year. Ticket sale information can be found…

  2. Stewart Copeland Tells Police 'War Stories' In New Book

    September 30, 2009 12:32 PM EDT Police drummer Stewart Copeland doesn't want to make his new book, "Strange Things Happen: A Life With the Police, Polo, and Pygmies" (HarperStudio) a conventional autobiography. "It really isn't because of all the stuff I left out, the boring stuff -- I was born here…

  3. Hot Tours: Paul McCartney, Girls Aloud, George Strait, Madonna

    September 03, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Topping the Hot Tours recap this week is rock legend Paul McCartney with box office totals reported from four stops on his summer concert tour. Top grosses came from Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., the new home stadium of the New York Mets. Three sold out performances (July 17, 18 & 21)…

  4. Phish, "Joy"

    September 01, 2009 3:32 PM EDT "Got a blank space where my mind should be/Got a Cliff Bar and some cold green tea," Phish frontman Trey Anastasio sings on "Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan," the second track on the band's ebullient new album, "Joy." Phish masterfully marries freedom and…

  5. 10 Must-Hear Back To School Albums

    August 28, 2009 10:48 AM EDT As the last of the summer festivals move the masses one more time before the weather turns and the bright, inescapable hits of the summer become nostalgia for the season passed, it's time to put on a sweater and head back to campus armed with Billboard's chronological crib sheet of…

  6. Hot Tours: U2, Kenny Chesney, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp

    August 27, 2009 5:32 PM EDT With box office grosses topping $188 million, U2 closed out the European leg of its "360 Tour" in the U.K. with a final show at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Aug. 22. The 10-year-old Welsh venue was the last of 15 stadiums in 10 countries to host the Irish band, who sold out…

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Alice In Chains, Jason Aldean, Katy Perry

    August 26, 2009 3:24 PM EDT MODERN ROCK: Billboard's rock charts this week boast a number of acts reclaiming the spotlight. Ahead of its Sept. 29 release, "Black Gives Way to Blue," its first album in 14 years, Alice in Chains notches its first top on Alternative Songs since 1996, as "Check My Brain…

  8. The Disco Biscuits Draw Big Crowds To Camp Bisco

    August 19, 2009 1:14 PM EDT As Camp Bisco's founders, hosts and headliners, the Disco Biscuits -- drummer Allen Aucoin, bassist Marc Brownstein, guitarist/midi keyboardist Jon Gutwillig and keyboardist Aron Magner -- are the annual music festival's biggest draw. But the addition of electronic and hip-hop acts…

  9. Phish To Deliver Box Of Joy, Additional New Album Included

    August 11, 2009 5:31 PM EDT Reunited jam merchants Phish will release "Joy," its eleventh studio album and first in five year, on September 8, the band announced on its website today. "Joy," recorded earlier this year at Chung King Studios in New York City, sees the group joining forces with producer…

  10. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 11:56 AM EDT All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day . A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon, Friday ticket holders would be admitted…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 …

  16. 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'…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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