Bad Brains

  1. CBGB Film Festival Announces Lineup

    September 18, 2013 6:22 PM EDT This year’s CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with “CBGB” and “Broadway Idiot,” the documentary on Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical “American Idiot.” Taking place Oct. 8-13, abou ...

  2. Bad Brains: Licensed To Ill After 35 Years

    November 19, 2012 12:46 PM EST Influential hardcore punk band Bad Brains, which formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977 and reunited its original lineup in 1994, have experienced quite a few incarnations and lived on several record labels (including Epic and Maverick). But the fo ...

  3. Backbeat: Afropunk Festival Roars Back With Erykah Badu, Mos Def, TV On The Radio

    August 27, 2012 2:03 PM EDT TV On the Radio closes out the eighth Afro-punk Festival. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Around this time last year, Matthew Morgan , managing director of Afropunk LLC , thought the Afropunk Festival he dreamed up eight years ago was over for good. ...

  4. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sublime, the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer died of a drug overdose, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. ...

  5. Weezer, Fall Out Boy For Fuji Rock 2009

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT International acts Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Franz Ferdinand are among the first acts confirmed for headline slots at this year's Fuji Rock Festival, Japan's leading annual outdoor music event. The 13th edition of the festival will take p ...

  6. Eclectic Songstress Santogold Readies Debut

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic songstress-MC Santogold previewed her debut self-titled album--a 12 collection that mixes everything from pop, punk, goth, electronica, reggae to R&B--last night (April 3) for Billboard.biz. The set drops April 29 via Downtown/ADA. Pr ...

  7. MVD, Big Daddy To Merge

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MVD Entertainment Group and Big Daddy Music Distribution have agreed to merge their operations. The new company, which will use the MVD Entertainment name, will have $15 million in annual revenues. The Big Daddy warehouse will be shuttered and all ...

  8. RED Jumps In Merch Business

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RED Distribution has entered the merchandising business with the launch of its own RED Merch company, which will sell T-shirts and other apparel to retail stores. The debut catalog offers 50 T-shirts from bands like the Bad Brains, Primus and Cart ...

  9. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  10. Hardcore Pioneers Bad Brains Return With “Build A Nation”

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bad Brains: “Build a Nation” Producer: Adam Yauch Label: Megaforce Release Date: June 26 As one of the pioneering bands of the '80s hardcore scene, Bad Brains built their reputation on fusing angst-ridden punk with reggae. With their original ...

  11. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  12. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  13. AR Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST A&R vet Michael Caplan, who spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities, Caplan will also serve as president of One Haven, ...

  14. A&R Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will also serve as president of a new imprint. A&R vet Michael Caplan, who has spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities ...

  15. Sony Music Label Group Names Senior A&R VP

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Sony BMG Music Entertainment in a senior A&R capicity (Billboard, Dec. 17), has been named senior VP of A&R for the Sony Music Label Group. Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Son ...

  16. SST To Offer Catalog Through The Orchard

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download for the first time through a distribution deal with The Orchard. Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download fo ...

  17. Artists Rally In New York To Save CBGB

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Public Enemy among those who performed. Blondie, Public Enemy, Bad Brains' HR and Institute were among the acts performing today (Aug. 31) in New York's Washington Square Park in a last-ditch attempt to rally support for venerab ...

  18. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  19. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...