1. Ask Billboard: Happy 40th, Mariah!

    March 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 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. 'TOGETHER' FOREVER Hello Gary, My question is concerning Mariah…

  2. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 4:44 PM EST T om Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in Raleigh, N.C. and wraps Aug. 27 in Saratoga…

  3. Eric Clapton Enlists Jeff Beck, John Mayer, ZZ Top For Crossroads Fest

    February 10, 2010 10:31 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band , ZZ Top , Jeff Beck , Steve Winwood , John Mayer , B.B. King and Sheryl Crow will join Eric Clapton at his third Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago -- where Clapton also held the 2007 event. The day-long festival will…

  4. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 5:55 AM EST A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,401st to be unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of…

  5. Exclusive: Steven Tyler Could Sue To Stop Aerosmith Replacement Singer

    January 31, 2010 6:02 PM EST Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith , Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman last week,…

  6. Conan O'Brien Plays Guitar, Recruits Neil Young & Will Ferrell For Last 'Tonight Show'

    January 23, 2010 6:27 PM EST Conan O'Brien ended his short-lived gig as host of NBC's "Tonight Show" on Friday night (Jan. 22), and the comedian went out with a star-studded episode that featured two memorable musical numbers. First, O'Brien brought out special guest Neil Young for a moving…

  7. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

    December 23, 2009 8:29 AM EST Estranged Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he envisions a future with Aerosmith after he's treated in a rehabilitation facility for an addiction to prescription painkillers, according to a statement released by his management company. 10th Street Entertainment announced on Tuesday…

  8. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck Reveal Tour Plans

    December 01, 2009 11:55 AM EST Reprising their live collaboration in Tokyo earlier this year, guitar legends Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have revealed three additional concert dates for next February in North America. The artists will perform together Feb. 18 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Feb. 21 at Toronto'…

  9. Radio Raises Funds To Fight Hunger

    November 25, 2009 1:12 PM EST More important than recording music that impacts Billboard's charts, several star artists have joined the cause to combat hunger. In time for Thanksgiving, the United States Dept. of Agriculture reports that domestic hunger is at an all-time high, with data showing that 36.2 million…

  10. Steven Tyler Not Leaving Aerosmith, Joins Joe Perry Onstage

    November 11, 2009 10:40 AM EST Steven Tyler said that he is "not leaving Aerosmith " as he made what appeared to be a conciliatory guest appearance with guitarist Joe Perry and his band Tuesday night at Irving Plaza in New York City. Tyler joined Perry and his Project for an encore version of "Walk This Way.…

  11. Orianthi Steps Out Of Michael Jackson's Shadow

    October 30, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Orianthi Panagaris thought she had the perfect plan. The 24-year-old guitar virtuoso, who hails from Adelaide, Australia, was all set to shred as part of Michael Jackson 's band during his set of comeback shows in London. She was also working on a solo debut, but thought it would be…

  12. ZZ Top Doubles Down With New Live Set

    August 31, 2009 11:08 AM EDT ZZ Top will feature performances from 1980 and 2008 on its next concert DVD, "Double Down Live," which is due out Oct. 20 on Eagle Rock. The "Definitely Then" half of the two-disc set features a 22-song performance from the 1980 "Deguello" tour that was filmed at…

  13. Warren Haynes Q&A

    August 19, 2009 3:49 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/guitarist Warren Haynes is rock 'n roll's iron man. A maverick on both the business and creative sides of his career, Haynes splits duties as integral players in both the Allman Brothers Band and the Dead with his own hard-touring outfit, Gov't Mule , and…

  14. Brooks & Dunn To Split In 2010

    August 11, 2009 10:19 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn are done. Best-selling country duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn posted a message on their Web site Monday saying they agreed to "call it a day" after 20 years of making music together. "This ride has been everything and more than we could ever have dreamed ...…

  15. Aerosmith's Joe Perry Frustrated By Tour Calamities

    August 10, 2009 6:16 PM EDT As Aerosmith determines what Steven Tyler's injuries mean for future tour dates, guitarist Joe Perry says the lurching pace of the group's summer excursion has been frustrating. "It hasn't really felt like a tour," Perry tells Billboard.com. "It's been such…

  16. Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

    July 17, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely. "I think it's a matter of having opportunities that are available," Haynes…

  17. Michael Jackson and MTV: M Once Stood For Michael

    July 03, 2009 11:44 AM EDT To get a sense of the power that Michael Jackson had—seven years after "Thriller" changed the entertainment industry—check out a seldom-seen music video for his song "Liberian Girl." The 1989 video for a mostly forgotten song from "Bad" features Steven Spielberg,…

  18. Aerosmith's Joe Perry Turns To Twitter Fans For Solo Album Title

    July 02, 2009 10:48 AM EDT Aerosmith's next album might be "on the bench, in pieces," waiting for the group to resume recording after it finishes touring in mid-September, but guitarist Joe Perry's next solo album is just about ready to go. Perry tells Billboard.com that he's just finishing…

  19. Aerosmith Drummer Pens Hard-Hitting Book

    June 30, 2009 5:48 PM EDT Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he wrote his new book, "Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top," in order "to be entertaining, but at the same to...help people." Kramer tells Billboard.com that "Hit Hard," which publishes today (June 30), is the…

  20. Aerosmith To Play Entire Classic Albums On Summer Tour

    June 15, 2009 2:30 PM EDT Aerosmith plans to play more than one album in its entirety on tour this summer. The Boston rockers performed all of their 1975 classic "Toys in the Attic," save for the album-closing "You See Me Crying," during the first two concerts of the trek and issued an official…

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