1. Richie Sambora Discusses His Split from Bon Jovi Tour

    November 17, 2013 11:57 PM EST Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's departure from the band this spring had been shrouded in mystery, but the axe man is now saying that he had his reasons. "Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was going to happen," he said in a recent…

  2. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  3. Kim Deal Quits The Pixies

    June 14, 2013 9:28 AM EDT Kim Deal is a Pixie no more. The beloved and infinitely influential alt-rock band announced Friday that their bassist of 25 years has "decided to leave." In a statement signed by Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering, the remaining members wished her the best and left…

  4. My Bloody Valentine to Headline L.A.'s FYF Fest

    May 13, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine will play their first U.S. gig since 2009 at Los Angeles' FYF Festival. Also on hand for the fest -- which runs Aug. 24-25 at L.A. State Historic Park -- are acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Solange, and MGMT. The decade-old punk and…

  5. Kelley Deal on New Breeders Music: 'We Should Think About It'

    April 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT After reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its "Last Splash" album, the second incarnation of the Breeders may just have a little more music to make together. At least that's the way guitarist Kelley Deal feels. "People have asked about are we planning on…

  6. The Breeders' '93 Lineup Kicks Off 'Last Splash' Tour in Brooklyn

    March 30, 2013 1:00 PM EDT It’s a safe bet that the administrators at New York’s New Museum, currently staging “ NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star" -- a crtitically acclaimed art show named after a Sonic Youth album recorded that year -- have not heard an attendee uncontrollably splurge “Thank…

  7. Tom Petty, Kings of Leon to Lead Hangout Fest

    February 13, 2013 9:40 AM EST The five-stage event will include the Roots, the Trey Anastasio Band, Public Enemy and more Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon will headline this year's Hangout Music Fest, with a third headliner to be named for the May 17-19 event on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores,…

  8. David Lynch Releases 'Good Day,' 'I Know' Singles

    November 29, 2010 12:20 PM EST Director David Lynch has released new original music via iTunes: a synth-heavy dance track called "Good Day Today" and a brooding bluesy number called "I Know." The revered auteur, whose films have inspired many eclectic soundtracks, handles both vocals and production…

  9. ATP NY 2010: 10 Reasons It Rocked

    September 07, 2010 2:20 PM EDT The third annual New York edition of All Tomorrows Parties rocked the Catskills this past weekend (Sept 3-5) with three days of raw power blasting out of the amps of everyone from Iggy & the Stooges and Sonic Youth to Raekwon and GZA. The bill itself was reason enough to head up to…

  10. Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth Set to Rock 3rd ATP NY Festival

    August 30, 2010 4:00 PM EDT The end of the U.S. summer festival season is more or less upon us: we already know what Lady Gaga wore at Lollapalooza, how Pavement sounded at Sasquatch!, and what classics Stevie Wonder knocked out of the park at Bonnaroo. For a select few, however, the real summer festival is still to…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kings of Convenience, Travis Barker, Courtney Love and More

    February 12, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Film director Jim Jarmusch has signed on as curator for a day of the New York edition of All Tomorrow's Parties festival in upstate New York this coming Labor Day weekend. Sonic Youth, the…

  12. Ask Billboard: Indies, No. 2 Hits & Teddy Pendergrass

    January 22, 2010 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, PART THREE Gary, Hi again, and, again, thank you for this…

  13. The Soft Pack "The Soft Pack" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 1:43 PM EST The Soft Pack, "The Soft Pack" (Kemado) Release Date: February 2, 2010 San Diego-turned-Los-Angeles-based four-piece the Soft Pack made headlines in late 2008 for changing its name from the Muslims -a moniker that reportedly subjected the band to what it called "racist"…

  14. Hot Soundtracks: Twlight New Moon, This Is It, Where the Wild Things Are

    October 15, 2009 12:17 PM EDT Billboard chronicles what's hot in movie music with our weekly Soundtracks chart , and right here on Billboard.com you can listen to some of the biggest soundtracks of the week in their entirety. Just click on the "play" buttons below. While you're at it, cruise back in…

  15. Pixies Bringing 'Doolittle' Shows To U.S.

    July 28, 2009 11:58 AM EDT The Pixies piqued fans interest with news they'd regroup to play their 1989 classic "Doolittle" in Europe. Now the group will bring the album's 20th anniversary celebration to the U.S. this November. The Pixies will play "Doolittle," their second album, over the…

  16. Rockers Band Together For Obama Events

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joined the roster of musicians pledging their support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joined the roster of musicians pledging their…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North American tour with a miss in Albuquerque, N.M., so that she can be by her ailing mother's side. 2003 - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North American tour with a miss in Albuquerque, N.M.,…

  18. Colour Revolt

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Breeders make fun of our shoes. Have you ever experienced a Mississippi summer? The air so thick... if you have to go outside, it'd better be because there's a pool or a beer. You crave a Miller High Life because you know it's the coldest thing you can get your hand on.…

  19. Colour Revolt

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You go a little bit crazy in a van after that long. You begin to honk at things for the sake of honking. You begin to see why truckers seem to have that crazy eye. Any drive over 30 hours is way too long. We left at 7 p.m. on Saturday night in Oxford, Miss., and arrived at 2 a.m. Sunday…

  20. Johnson, Tankian, The Verve Open Coachella 2008

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Verve, Serj Tankian, the Raconteurs, the Breeders, the National and Goldfrapp helped usher in the opening day (April 25) of the ninth annual Coachella Val A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Verve, Serj Tankian, the Raconteurs, the…

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