1. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS YEARS GO BY,…

  2. Soundgarden / Aug. 5, 2010 / Chicago (Vic Theater)

    August 06, 2010 9:42 AM EDT As a warm-up to its big comeback gig closing out Lollapalooza Sunday night, Soundgarden packed Chicago's intimate Vic Theater Thursday (Aug 5). While the original four-piece ably served up two hours of the muscular, sludgy rock they made their name on 20 years ago in Seattle, the…

  3. Soundgarden to Issue 'Telephantasm' Release in September

    August 03, 2010 1:15 PM EDT Soundgarden 's recent reunion will come full circle with "Telephantasm," the rock group's first release in 14 years, due out Sept. 28 on A&M/UMe. The retrospective album will feature the band's hits, previously released obscurities and "Black Rain," a…

  4. Soundgarden Plans Pre-Lolla Club Gig in Chicago

    July 27, 2010 1:56 PM EDT S oundgarden will warm up for its Aug. 8 headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park with an Aug. 5 show at the city's 1,400-capacity Vic Theatre. Tickets are exclusively available to members of the band's Soundgarden World fan organization. More information…

  5. Guided By Voices Unveils Reunion Tour Dates

    July 15, 2010 12:32 PM EDT Beloved indie rock group Guided By Voices has revealed details of its reunion with its classic 1992-1996 lineup, which, as previously reported , will include an Oct. 3 performance in Las Vegas as part of Matador Records' 21st birthday celebration. Guided By Voices to Reunite for Matador…

  6. Bonnaroo '10 Lights Up Live Online

    June 10, 2010 5:36 PM EDT It's often joked that more people like to claim that they were at Woodstock in 1969 than were actually there. For today's music mega-festivals, such boasting is entirely plausible. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which begins its ninth annual installment today (June 10) in…

  7. Watchmen's Alan Moore Confirms London Gigs

    June 10, 2010 1:18 PM EDT Alan Moore , writer and creator of acclaimed comic books "Watchmen," "V for Vendetta" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman," will appear in London next month alongside musical collaborators. Moore, a sometime musician and editor of the eclectic magazine…

  8. Danger Mouse: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 5:42 PM EDT "Dark Night of the Soul" (EMI, July 13) The official release of this album is bittersweet-it comes out only a few months after Sparklehorse 's Mark Linkous, a major contributor to the project, committed suicide. The dreamy indie rock album features Iggy Pop , Wayne Coyne and…

  9. Drake: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 21, 2010 4:47 PM EDT On a clammy Saturday afternoon in May, thousands of nose-ringed, suburban teens are crammed into the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J., to catch their favorite emo, dance, punk and emo-dance-punk acts at the two-day Bamboozle Festival. While middle-aged chaperones waited…

  10. Widespread Panic, "Dirty Side Down"

    May 14, 2010 3:20 PM EDT The recording studio is generally considered anathema to those in the jam band community. But Georgia sextet Widespread Panic has quietly discovered how to make very good albums that carefully balance its chops as both players and songwriters. Its new album, "Dirty Side Down," plays…

  11. Glee: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT It's six hours into the taping of the "Glee" season finale and the audience at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.-made up of Facebook and Twitter fans of the show, some of whom have flown in from across the country just for the taping-is getting restless. Fueled by just…

  12. Stone Temple Pilots: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 02, 2010 1:44 PM EDT From venomous public feuds with his former hard-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver to a long history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law, Scott Weiland-the slinky, gruff-voiced frontman who became a grunge-era heartthrob as the leader of '90s giants Stone Temple Pilots -rarely has been…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Avett Brothers, Susan Boyle, Lil Wayne

    January 07, 2010 5:45 PM EST FOLK TALES: Billboard's Folk Albums chart sports its first non-holiday No. 1 since its launch at the beginning of December. The Avett Brothers ' "I and Love and You" lifts 3-1, as the list's sole previous leader, Bob Dylan 's "Christmas in the Heart,"…

  14. Singer Vic Chesnutt Dead At 45

    December 25, 2009 10:30 PM EST Vic Chesnutt , a singer-songwriter from Athens, Ga. known for his painful and poignant songs, died on Friday (Dec. 25) after an apparent suicide attempt. He was 45. "In the few short years that we knew him personally, Vic transformed our sense of what true character, grace and…

  15. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 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. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHIELD ... Hello Gary, I just wanted to say…

  16. Ask Billboard: Swift's Latest 'Fearless' Feat

    November 06, 2009 5:27 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. WHAT'S HER 20? Hi Gary, I was just wondering if Taylor Swift is the…

  17. Devo Whips Up Record Deal, Suits Up For Tour

    September 16, 2009 12:42 PM EDT Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums. The company has announced a "unique, ground-breaking worldwide partnership" during which it will "…

  18. Queen Latifah Returns To Rap On 'Persona'

    July 27, 2009 11:21 AM EDT The world sees plenty of Queen Latifah (real name Dana Owens) these days-at movie theaters, on magazine covers, in CoverGirl ads-but it rarely hears new music from her. Latifah's last two albums consisted entirely of jazz and soul standards. "Trav'lin Light," released in…

  19. They Might Be Giants Ready New Albums, Plot Tour

    July 17, 2009 4:41 PM EDT On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and…

  20. They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

    July 17, 2009 11:16 AM EDT On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and…

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