1. Jon Spencer Reignites Blues Explosion For Reissue Series

    October 30, 2009 10:15 AM EDT Jon Spencer is deep into Heavy Trash , his continuing collaboration with Matt Verta-Ray, but next year will see the return of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion . In retrospect, at least. Starting in the late spring, Shout! Factory will begin a catalog campaign that includes a new best-of…

  2. Michael Jackson Remains A Global Phenomenon

    July 02, 2009 8:00 PM EDT Michael Jackson went from being Gary, Ind.'s most talented kid to one of the most recognizable human beings on the planet. And while his worldwide album sales were astounding, that wasn't the sole reason for his fame. his ascendancy went far beyond the cash register—he inspired…

  3. The Billboard Q&A: Portastatic

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be a year filled with highlights for Mac McCaughan. Not only did the prodigious North Carolina musician welcome a second child into his family this year, but he's also seeing Merge, It's shaping up to be a year filled with highlights for Mac McCaughan. Not…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson gets back to his brand of traditional country, the Black Crowes unveil their first new album in more than seven years, Michael McDonald scores again by showing his "soul" and AB Quintanil The debut album from Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan's Gutter Twins, "…

  5. All Time Low

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rian and I were choking and in tears from the smell and we came pretty close to barfing. So here we are on our very first headlining run. We're in Toledo, Ohio right now. We couldn't be happier with the way everything is going. All the shows so far have been sold out and the crowds…

  6. Dethklok

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST We accidentally flooded a show in Seattle with whale blood. Day 17 We got a day off here in St. Louis, so we all rented motorcycles and began drunk driving. Pickles and Murderface broke their necks when they tried to drive up the Arch. They're fine -- they just have to wear these stupid…

  7. The Billboard Q&A: Eddie Vedder (Part Two)

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pearl Jam frontman talks at length with Billboard about his soundtrack for the new Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild," its impact on his life, the 2008 election and how his creative process c Continued from page 1... Basically, Sean said the only people he'd listen to…

  8. Timberlake, Rihanna Take Top MTV VMA Honors

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Rihanna each took home two major awards at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Sept. 9) at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Timberlake won the first "Quadruple Threat" tro Justin Timberlake and Rihanna each took home two major awards at the 2007 MTV…

  9. Sonic Youth, GZA, Slint Kick Off Pitchfork Fest

    July 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Performances from Sonic Youth, the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA and Slint kicked off the Pitchfork Music Festival last night (July 13) in Chicago's Union Park. In conjunction with ATP's Don't Look Back series, Performances from Sonic Youth, the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA and Slint…

  10. Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United St Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper…

  11. The Garage Girls A Go-Go

    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Picking up after yourself on the tour bus is a wonderful thing. Twilla aka Twelvis, our Garage girl a gogo wrangler part Snow White part Cruella Deville had to whip us girls into shape. TRASH PICK IT UP! Not just a title of the famous NY Dolls song, but also this week's theme of Little…

  12. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST So...we all decided that this would be a happening thing to do…and it WAS! We had organized (or at least we tried to organize) some guitar players v. bass players, and drummers vs. lead singers cont *Tuesday November 14th: Minneapolis, Minnesota. First Avenue. Arrived during the night. Spent…

  13. Modest Mouse Wraps Tour With New Songs, Comic Surprise

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse wrapped a 10-shows-in-13-days U.S. tour last night (Nov. 18) at New York's intimate Bowery Ballroom, offering up four songs from its upcoming Epic album, "We Were Dead Before the Ship Eve Modest Mouse wrapped a 10-shows-in-13-days U.S. tour last night (Nov. 18) at New…

  14. The Dixie Chicks / July 21, 2006 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The usually outspoken Dixie Chicks didn't have much to say during the opening show of their Accidents & Accusations Tour. But that doesn't mean they didn't say anything -- they just let the music The usually outspoken Dixie Chicks didn't have much to say during the…

  15. New York Dolls / March 28, 2006 / New York (CBGB)

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play CBGB prior to this evening should come as a surprise to many. Alas, the punk icons who have been cited time and time again as the genesis of such artis To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play CBGB prior to this evening should come as a…

  16. Think Pink

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST She is a complex woman — honest, vulgar, sweet, intelligent, hard and vulnerable - like her music. This is the real Pink. Alecia Moore's father is a Vietnam veteran and a staunch Republican. She is a devout Democrat. There was a point when their political differences almost ruined their…

  17. Keith Graduates With Honors From 'Honkytonk U'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Toby Keith is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the June 18, 2005, issue of the magazine. The 17-page special section dissects his success, from his chart history, creative success and…

  18. Strip Tease

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. Being one of the few females in…

  19. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  20. Phish To Reward Spurned Festival Fans

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans turned away from Phish's career-capping Coventry festival in Vermont earlier this month will receive free digital downloads from the event, including the soundcheck, as well as a one-of-a-kind ph Fans turned away from Phish's career-capping Coventry festival in Vermont earlier…

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