1. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, afte ...

  2. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  3. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "RebeliĆ³n," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  4. Florence Welch's Fashion: 'It's Not Inner Turmoil. It's Total Escapism'

    October 04, 2011 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Florence Welch graces the cover of this week's Billboard Magazine , and while the singer revealed her musical inspirations in the piece, I thought it would be beyond appropriate to see what makes this fiery singer's style tick. The Florenc ...

  5. Primal Scream, Wire, Pantha du Prince Highlight 2011 Berlin Festival

    September 12, 2011 7:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Berlin Festival had signs marked "arrivals" and "departures," not to help spaced-out partygoers but because the two-day event took place at Tempelhof, a decommissioned airport in the center of the city. To say the least, it&# ...

  6. The Dude Abides: Jeff Bridges Delivers a Self-Titled Album

    August 12, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Bridges is receiving the kind of exposure for his new, self-titled album that Otis "Bad" Blake would probably kill for. This month, Bridges is booked to perform on "Today," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "The T ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani Covers Elle's Women in Music Issue, Beastie Boys Release New Single

    April 06, 2011 7:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwen Stefani Covers ELLE's Women in Music Issue In ELLE's Women in Music issue hitting newsstands April 12, Gwen Stefani appears on the cover and in a portfolio ...

  8. Captain Beefheart Dies at Age 69

    December 17, 2010 5:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Musician and artist Don Van Vliet, who performed a complex brand of experimental rock under the name Captain Beefheart , died Friday. He was 69. The Michael Werner Gallery in New York confirmed Van Vliet's death in California due to complicatio ...

  9. Captain Beefheart Dies at Age 69

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Visual artist, singer, musician, composer and American iconoclast Don Van Vliet, known throughout the world as Captain Beefheart, has died at the age of 69 from complications related to multiple sclerosis, an artist representative stated on Friday ...

  10. Frank Black Keeps The Music Coming 'Non Stop'

    March 08, 2010 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Having dabbled in various styles over his two-decade-plus career, singer-songwriter Charles Thompson (aka Frank Black , Black Francis) tells Billboard.com his creative approach -- as heard on his new Black Francis CD "NonStopErotik," due o ...

  11. Jon Spencer Reignites Blues Explosion For Reissue Series

    October 30, 2009 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. Warner Acts Go Covers Crazy For Compilation

    January 13, 2009 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 A host of unusual covers can be found on "Covered, A Revolution in Sound: Warner Bros. Records," due Feb. 24. On it, 11 current Warner Music Group acts cover a classic tune from the label's back catalog. Amongst the most intriguing ar ...

  13. Frank Zappa Drummer Jimmy Carl Black Dies

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's the Mothers of Invention, has died at age 70. Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank ...

  14. Grateful Dead Lawyer Hal Kant Dies

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years who brought the band millions of dollars in revenue, died Oct. 19 in Reno, Nev., after a battle with pancrea Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel f ...

  15. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Southern Asia. The hour-long music and celebrity-driven broadcast airs live at 8 p.m. on th 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim M ...

  16. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Southern Asia. The hour-long music and celebrity-driven broadcast airs live at 8 p.m. on th 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim M ...

  17. Tom Waits / Aug. 9, 2006 / Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The album-tour-album-tour pattern is so well established that any deviation comes as a pleasant surprise. Of course, anything Tom Waits does is generally full of surprises and more than a little bit d The album-tour-album-tour pattern is so well est ...

  18. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christ ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a Los Angeles hospital. She is 87. 2003 - Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, a ...

  20. Fancy Blue

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On her debut album, Tywanna Jo Baskette stakes out terrain among idiosyncratic singer/songwriters like Jane Siberry, Sam Phillips and Nick Drake. On her debut album, Tywanna Jo Baskette stakes out terrain among idiosyncratic singer/songwriters like ...

  21. ATP Label Brings Back The Magic Band

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ATP Recordings -- the label arm of the left-field, bi-continental All Tomorrow's Parties Festival -- is branching out with releases by individual artists. In the past, the label, which is operated by ATP Recordings -- the label arm of the left- ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 1999 - Marion Ryan, a popu ...

  23. First Acts Announced For L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival is starting to take shape, with ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead, the Breeders, the Boredoms, Nek The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edi ...

  24. Lineup Unveiled For Next All Tomorrow's Parties

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lineup has been unveiled for the next installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, set for April 4-6 in Camber Sands, England. The lineup has been unveiled for the next installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, set for ...

  25. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a qui ...

  26. Producer Parish Makes A 'Move'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Parish once again teams up with his old friend Polly Jean Harvey on his new solo album, "How Animals Move," released Sept. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The Bristol-based multi instrumentalist/producer f John Parish once again teams up with h ...

  27. The Isness

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Groundbreaking ambient dance duo the Future Sound of London (aka Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans) is back with its first new studio album since 1996's Dead Cities. Groundbreaking ambient dance duo the Future Sound of London (aka Garry Cobain and ...

  28. Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks featuring the late Jeff Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lu Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records h ...

  29. FSOL Resurfaces With 'The Isness'

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Future Sound of London (FSOL) -- Brian Dougans and Gaz Cobain -- returns to the recording world for the first time in six years with "The Isness." It arrives Aug. 13 via Hypnotic/Cleopatra and ...

  30. 'Simpsons' Creator To Curate All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," will curate the 2003 U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, to be held in June on the University of Matt Groening, creator ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Fahey, Beach Boys, Stabbing Westward

    March 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on John Fahey, Revenant, Beach Boys, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Status Quo, Stabbing Westward Revenant Records, one of the most distinctive indie labels of recent years, will remain in business despite the Feb. 22 death of its founder and guiding ...

  32. Frank Black Slates Stateside Catholics Tour?

    February 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Frank Black, former principal of revered alternative rock act the Pixies, has revealed the first set of North American dates in support of his latest album with the Catholics, "Dog In The Sand" (What Frank Black, former principal of revere ...

  33. Frank Black Beefs Up Band For Third Catholics Album

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th release of "Dog In The Sand" -- his third album with backing band the Catholics and first on new label What Are Records? -- the journeyman As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th release of " ...

  34. Frank Black Beefs Up Band For Third Catholics Album

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th release of "Dog In The Sand" -- his third album with backing band the Catholics and first on new label What Are Records? -- the journeyman singer/so As Frank Black gears up for the Jan. 30th releas ...