1. Superchunk, Merge Records & The State of Independence: Billboard's DIY Issue

    June 28, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For our annual look at independent and DIY artists and businesses, Billboard uncovered the best (and worst) advice to follow -- starting with indie godparents Superchunk and Merge Records. The first tropical storm of the season is closing in on Chapel Hill, N.C., on this June night, but Mac…

  2. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle'

    July 26, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Charlie McCoy remembers getting the call some three years ago that he would be one of three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's an honor that he still can't believe at times, even today. "It's amazing," says McCoy. "Some days I wake up, and go…

  3. Gotye's Smash Hit Almost Didn't Happen

    April 13, 2012 6:20 PM EDT After a Six-Month Build, 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Is a Breakout Hit, With Nearly 4.5 Million Copies Sold It's the hit that almost wasn't, a simple song that's become a ­worldwide smash but nearly disappeared before it was even finished. Gotye's "…

  4. Lollapalooza 2011 : 13 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 07, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Lollapalooza's 20th Anniversary fest rolled into its second day yesterday (Aug. 6) with a bright, hot sun coming from behind the clouds as Cee Lo rocked Journey , Ween forgot where they were and Ellie Goulding had to dodge a hug-happy stagecrasher. But it got even better at night as…

  5. LCD Soundsystem Caps Camp Bisco Day One; Wu Massacre, Ween To Come

    July 16, 2010 5:32 PM EDT When the eighth annual Camp Bisco opened its gates a year ago, relentless rain storms were already delaying artist sets. This year, for Thursday at least, dry skies smiled on Camp Bisco 9, held at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. The three-day music and arts festival…

  6. Top 10 Moments At Bonnaroo 2010

    June 14, 2010 9:12 AM EDT Trying to boil down three days and four nights of relentless music, comedy, distant bass thumping, a unrelenting jerk of a sun that made you sort of wish you had never been born, heat-based insomnia, unstable baked-mud terrain, fried foods in paper trays, sympathy-inducing sunburns and…

  7. DMB, Phoenix Rise To Cap Bonnaroo 2010

    June 14, 2010 7:30 AM EDT Not to take anything away from the randomized mixtape of bands on hand, but it's hard to imagine leading a story about the fourth and final day of the 2010 edition of Bonnaroo with anything other than the heat; Sunday (June 13) quickly became a series of feats of human endurance (i.e.,…

  8. LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation to Play Camp Bisco

    March 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST LCD Soundsystem , Ween , Thievery Corporation and Girl Talk are among the first round of acts confirmed for Camp Bisco 9, the Disco Biscuits' three-day festival to be held July 15-17 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. As usual, the Biscuits will headline all three nights;…

  9. Billboard Bits: My Chemical Romance, T.I., Camp Bisco, Sean Lennon and More

    March 04, 2010 5:54 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. My Chemical Romance is in the market for a new drummer, NME reports . "As of four weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways," wrote guitarist Frank Iero on his blog. "…

  10. Yoko Ono Brings Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon To Rare Brooklyn Gig

    February 17, 2010 9:54 AM EST Y oko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for a concert on Tuesday night that was part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun. The show belonged as much to her son Sean Lennon , 34, as to Ono, 76. Looking and sounding like his famous father, Sean Lennon pulled together an all-star…

  11. My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Vampire Weekened To Head Sasquatch 2010

    February 16, 2010 10:26 AM EST My Morning Jacket, Massive Attack, Vampire Weekend and MGMT are among the dozens of bands that will play the 2010 Sasquatch Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day weekend event at The Gorge near Seattle, Wash. The recently reunited Pavement was previously announced as a headliner, and the…

  12. Voodoo Experience '09: Must-See Bands

    October 23, 2009 11:50 AM EDT This year's Voodoo Experience will be returning to Halloween weekend for its eleventh year. Festival-goers are able to purchase single, three-day, or VIP lounge passes to the event held in New Orleans' City Park. Continuing Voodoo's tradition of diverse lineups, concert-goers…

  13. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as…

  14. Disco Biscuits Flip Styles For Electro-Influenced Album

    May 27, 2009 11:29 AM EDT After a few years of prolific songwriting, the Disco Biscuits have emerged with a new as-yet-untitled album, due out in September or October, that bassist Marc Brownstein tells Billboard.com will challenge its jam band-friendly fanbase. "It's totally different for us,"…

  15. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Incubus and Jason Mraz are also…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical…

  17. Ween Raids Archives, Preps Coloring Book

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ween has raided its archives for a CD/DVD set chronicling a Dec. 9, 1992, show at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, N.C., as well as the band's first tour of Holland. The set is due Nov. 11 via Ween's Ween has raided its archives for a CD/DVD set chronicling a Dec. 9, 1992, show…

  18. Ween / July 17, 2008 / Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rather than a set list thick on songs from their classic middle period, Ween concentrated on songs that were either very old or relatively new. For such an erratic, notoriously hard-partying band, Ween has gotten a mite predictable lately. Their early albums were home-recorded, drug-addled…

  19. Ween Reveals 2008 Tour Plans

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the first leg of its North American tour in support of new album "La Cucaracha" winding down, Ween has revealed its 2008 road itinerary. With the first leg of its North American tour in support of new album "La Cucaracha" winding down, Ween has revealed its 2008 road…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical…

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