1. Tom Petty is Getting His Own SiriusXM Station

    November 17, 2015 12:01 AM EST Starting Friday,  Tom Petty is  getting his own SiriusXM station.  Tom Petty Radio will be channel 31 on the satellite radio station, curating choice cuts of rock, rhythm and blues, SiriusXM announced Tuesday (Nov. 17). Petty will also be exclusively premiering new music on the station. Tom…

  2. Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power & More Announce 1960s Southern California Folk Covers Album, Concert

    September 28, 2015 9:07 PM EDT Beck , Fiona Apple , Jakob Dylan , Cat Power , Regina Spektor and others are joining forces for a one-off concert and studio album celebrating the 50th anniversary of Southern California's iconic 1960s folk rock scene.  Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago The Byrds Landed at No. 1 The…

  3. Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago, The Byrds Flew to No. 1

    June 26, 2015 8:05 AM EDT The band topped the Hot 100, gave Bob Dylan his only leader and essentially launched the 'jingle-jangle' folk-rock sound. When the Byrds released their debut single for Columbia Records, few could've guessed the scope of history that would follow. "Mr. Tambourine Man"…

  4. Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Show Comes To PBS

    July 29, 2009 11:41 AM EDT Pete Seeger has never paid attention to demographics or audience segments. His message has always been about inconclusiveness as a performer. And he's a performer in many senses of the word. "A musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, labor activist, environmentalist, peace…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, Kidz Bop & More

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen will on July 15 release "Magic Tour Highlights," a digital-only EP of tracks culled from Springsteen's current "Magic" swing. No physical release is planned. Bruce Springsteen will on July 15 release "Magic Tour Highlights," a digital-only…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, …

  8. Stone, McGuinn, Colvin To Salute Elton John

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann will be on hand Oct. 10 at New York's Carnegie Hall for a tribute to Elton John. The event is being produced by Michael Dorf, who in r Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann will be on…

  9. Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tweedy Do Dylan For Soundtrack

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not There," due Oct. 30 via Columbia. A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not…

  10. McGuinn Happy To Fly Without The Byrds

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an era when iconic bands are reuniting by the dozen, it's not surprising the Byrds have been approached to revisit their hits on the road. But if you ask principal member Roger McGuinn, the Byrds a In an era when iconic bands are reuniting by the dozen, it's not surprising the…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, …

  13. Rhino Charts David Crosby's 'Voyage'

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. The same day, the label will also release a CD/DVD…

  14. Byrds Boxed Up On 'There Is A Season'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  16. Legacy Preps Expansive Byrds Box

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." Due Aug. 29…

  17. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group over the years about their favorite Petty …

  18. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as "Sir John Elton," the singer maintains "They 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "…

  19. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  20. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

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