1. A2IM Announces 2016 Libera Awards Performance Lineup

    May 26, 2016 1:44 PM EDT The A2IM Libera Awards will return for its fifth year on June 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom, with host Ted Leo  to celebrate artists and labels part of the independent music community.  This year, Libera will welcome its first ever multi-performance lineup, which will feature …

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas Settled in at No. 1

    April 13, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Six years ago, the group began a record six-month stay atop the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by 'til Tuesday, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. April 13, 1985 Thirty…

  3. Aimee Mann, Ted Leo Bring The Both To Brooklyn: Live Review

    May 02, 2014 3:35 AM EDT The veterans, but newly-formed duo, show off their album (and playful banter) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg "I'm like this flowery … waif-bird," Aimee Mann mused to a sold-out crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y., last night (May 1). "And, you&…

  4. Needtobreathe No. 1 On Rock Albums, Fitz And The Tantrums Top Alternative Songs

    April 24, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The Christian rock band lands its first Top Rock Albums leader, while Fitz and the Tantrums achieve a feat that only three other acts have in the past 25 years. Plus, chart action for Sevendust and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, aka The Both Needtobreathe scores its second No. 1 on Billboard'…

  5. This Week In Billboard Chart History: TLC Takes 'No Scrubs' To No. 1

    April 07, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1999, the trio topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for ABBA, Lady Gaga, Jewel and 'til tuesday Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history April 7,…

  6. Ted Leo's Tips For Musicians Who Tweet

    March 21, 2011 12:00 PM EDT On Twitter's fifth anniversary, Ted Leo gives the musician's perspective on how best to use it. You don't need 1 million Twitter followers to use Twitter effectively. Punk veteran Ted Leo ( @tedleo ), of Ted Leo & the Pharmacists , has a Twitter following of nearly 20,000.…

  7. New Pornographers Call On Horatio Sanz, Ted Leo in Drag for 'Moves'

    February 07, 2011 5:40 PM EST Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member? Check. Cocaine-covered pizza? Check. Ted Leo as a woman? Check again! The New Pornographers' just-premiered video for "Moves" possesses all this and more. Presented as a trailer for a mock film -- "Moves: The Rise and…

  8. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists Hit The Theater For New Clip

    August 23, 2010 5:08 PM EDT The new video for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists' song "Bottled In Cork," released today (Aug. 23) on Will Ferrell's Funnyordie.com site, starts off with a band meeting about what color their T-shirts should be... until a sharply-dressed man barges in with another idea in…

  9. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

  10. Danzig, Death, Of Montreal To Play Fun Fun Fun Fest

    August 25, 2009 3:38 PM EDT Of Montreal, Mission of Burma, Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Les Savy Fav and GZA are among the dozens of acts who will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. The fourth annual gathering of primarily independent and underground artists will take place at Austin's Waterloo Park on…

  11. 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…

  12. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  13. Merge To Celebrate 20th With Chapel Hill Fest

    January 08, 2009 1:14 PM EST Merge Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a five-day music festival this summer in its homebase of Chapel Hill, N.C. Dubbed XX Merge, the July 22-26 event is expected to feature past and present bands from throughout the label's history, including some that haven't…

  14. Against Me!, Ted Leo / Oct. 2, 2008 / Hilton Head, S.C. (Stages Music and More)

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To say that local music fans were surprised to see Against Me! and Ted Leo booked on Hilton Head is to substantially repurpose the definition of the word. If they'd have woken up tomorrow with their h To say that local music fans were surprised to see Against Me! and Ted Leo booked on…

  15. Ted Leo Unveils Benefit EP, Finishing Album

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After releasing a four-song political benefit EP yesterday (Sept. 15), Ted Leo & the Pharmacists are well underway on their next studio album, which could be out by spring. After releasing a four-song political benefit EP yesterday (Sept. 15), Ted Leo & the Pharmacists are well…

  16. Hold Steady, Spektor Tapped For Tribeca Film Fest

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe and Ingrid Michaelson are among the artists set to perform during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, Billboard.com can reveal. The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe and Ingrid Michaelson are among the artists set to perform during the 2008 Tribeca…

  17. Pearl Jam Recharges For Summer Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for a 10-date tour beginning June 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The dates come in conjunction with the group's previou After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for…

  18. Spoon's Spring: New EP, Remixes, Tour

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fans hungry for a taste for new Spoon material need only wait until April 8 when Merge releases the single/EP "Don't You Evah," a tune originally penned by the Natural History. Fans hungry for a taste for new Spoon material need only wait until April 8 when Merge releases the…

  19. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / Dec. 4, 2007 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST There's not a whole lot you can say bad about Ted Leo. The Jersey boy has an amiable disposition, he can safely inject political messages into his music without coming off as pretentious or obnoxious. There's not a whole lot you can say bad about Ted Leo. The Jersey boy has an…

  20. Wu-Tang Clan Lights Up Seattle To Close Bumbershoot

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007 Bumbershoot festival last night (Sept. 3) at Seattle's Memorial Stadium, rolling out classics like "Protect Ya Neck," "C.R.E.A.M." and "Trium The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007…

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