1. Benmont Tench Releases Solo Debut, Talks Next Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Album

    February 17, 2014 2:06 PM EST 9 1 1 The keyboardist enlists some famous friends -- including Petty, Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams -- for his first solo effort After 40 years of recording, first with Mudcrutch and then -- and for much longer -- with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, keyb ...

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  3. Watch The Avett Brothers' Live Acoustic Tastemakers Session

    November 01, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch the band's exclusive three-song Billboard Tastemakers performance of tunes from "The Carpenter," plus a Q&A. Photos: The Avett Brothers' Tastemakers Session The Avett Brothers say the two keys to making recent album &qu ...

  4. The Avett Brothers Gain Rick Rubin's Trust on 'The Carpenter'

    September 06, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We felt like ['I and Love and You'] was boot camp, and with this record Rick was like, 'Do your own thing,'" says Seth Avett. After feeling "a little bit out of our element, a little unfamiliar with the territory& ...

  5. Ryan Adams Mellows Out: 'I'm Not the Guy I Was'

    September 23, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The prolific singer-songwriter talks "Ashes & Fire," hyped as his best solo album in years. "How does he function? How long have you got?!" Legendary producer Glyn Johns, his Surrey accent flaring, is asking, rhetorically, ab ...

  6. Billboard Bits: Bruno Mars Joins MTV VMAs Lineup, Kanye West Slips Onstage

    August 11, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bruno Mars Added to MTV Video Music Awards Bruno Mars is the latest artist to join the lineup of performers at the MTV Video Music Awards, following previously announced ...

  7. Ringo, McCartney Duet On Starr's Latest Solo Album

    November 19, 2009 2:43 PM EST 0 0 0 R ingo Starr is joined by his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney for a duet on "Y Not," the drummer's forthcoming solo album due out Jan. 12, 2010 on Hip-O Records/UMe. The album also includes vocal turns by Joss Stone , Ben Harpe ...

  8. Dave Rawlings Steps Into Spotlight With 'A Friend Of A Friend'

    September 29, 2009 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Dave Rawlings Machine started "accidentally," according to Gillian Welch 's longtime musical partner, as a vehicle to semi-anonymously road test some new material. But with the Nov. 17 release of "A Friend of a Friend," ...

  9. Listen: Brandi Carlile "Ghost" Album Debut

    September 29, 2009 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile won't release "Give Up the Ghost" until Oct. 6, but Billboard.com has the exclusive premiere of the whole album now. Listen to "Give Up The Ghost" in its entirety, free right here. "Ghos ...

  10. Brandi Carlile Taps Elton John, Chad Smith For New Album

    September 15, 2009 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile 's third album, "Give Up the Ghost," is a dream -- or dreams -- come true, in more ways than one. The songs themselves, Carlile tells Billboard.com, were inspired by "really vivid, poignant dreams ...

  11. Old Crow Medicine Show Pushes Ahead On New CD

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Americana/bluegrass troupe Old Crow Medicine Show is preparing to release its third album, "Tennessee Pusher," on Sept. 23, via Nettwerk. Americana/bluegrass troupe Old Crow Medicine Show is preparing to release its third album, "Tenn ...

  12. Tom Petty / May 31, 2008 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shortly after finishing "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Tom Petty told a stoked Saturday night crowd in suburban Detroit that "We're gonna have a good time tonight, I promise you." He did not lie. Shortly after finishing &quo ...

  13. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Diamond

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  14. 'Home' Field Advantage

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  15. Mudcrutch Hopes To Live Beyond Reunion Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. The reunited Gain ...

  16. Diamond, Rubin Re-Team For 'Home Before Dark'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's second album with producer Rick Rubin will be out next month, and features a duet with the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines on the track "Another Day (That Time Forgot)." Neil Diamond's second album with producer ...

  17. Petty Dusts Off Mudcrutch For Album, Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty has revived his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch for a new album, and will mount a spring tour of California beginning Apr. 12 in Malibu. Tom Petty has revived his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch for a new album, and will mount a spring ...

  18. Heartbreakers, Imposters, Nickel Creekers Make The Scrolls

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 They don't have a record deal or release date for their album yet, and their name still isn't even a 100% firm, but a new "supergroup" featuring members of the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello's Imposter They don't have a ...

  19. New Kathleen Edwards Album Due In March

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. "Asking for Flowers," due March 4 via Zoe/Rounder, was produced by the songwriter herself... Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. ...

  20. John Fogerty Eyeing October For 'Revival'

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Fogerty's first new studio album as part of his fresh deal with Fantasy Records will arrive in the fall. John Fogerty's first new studio album as part of his fresh deal with Fantasy Records will arrive in the fall. "Revival," ...

  21. Semisonic's Wilson Rocks With Crow On Solo Debut

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Semisonic principal Dan Wilson, who has become an in-demand songwriter and producer in recent years, will return to his own music this fall with the release of his solo debut. Semisonic principal Dan Wilson, who has become an in-demand songwriter an ...

  22. New Ben Lee Album 'Ripens' In September

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian rock artist Ben Lee has set a Sept. 4 release date for his sixth album, "Ripe," which will be issued by New West. Australian rock artist Ben Lee has set a Sept. 4 release date for his sixth album, "Ripe," which will be ...

  23. Mandy Moore, Benji Madden Join Ben Lee Album

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee is at work on his next album, "Ripe," due in September via New West. Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee is at work on his next album, "Ripe," due in September via New West. Mandy Moore guest ...

  24. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Strokes / Sept. 26, 2006 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers treated this Hollywood Bowl crowd to an effortless set of solid gold hits, tasteful new songs and well-chosen covers. Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty a ...

  25. Battling Tendonitis, Brion Tiptoes Back Into Performing

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the Los Angeles club Largo, where any number of guests would stop by and help augment his whimsical one-man-band For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician ...

  26. Intonation Festival / June 24-25, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drawing thousands of indie rock fans to an obscure park on Chicago's west side is no small feat, yet as so many other stationary fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo, et al.) have shown, a good lineup knows no Last year's inaugural Intonation Festiv ...

  27. 'Long' Is The New Short

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of their career. The Open Wide/Columbia set "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addresses the controversy The Dixie Chicks re-emerge t ...

  28. Bogdanovich Rooted In Petty Documentary

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" playing in the background as Peter Bogdanovich discusses his latest project on the phone. You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong&# ...

  29. Cash's Final Song To Appear On 'American V'

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Like the 309," the last song written by Johnny Cash before his death, will be included on "American V: A Hundred Highways." Due July 4 via American Recordings/Lost Highway, the album was recorded wit "Like the 309," th ...

  30. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group o ...

  31. Dixie Chicks Get Personal On 'Long Way'

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal album of their career. Due May 23 via Open Wide/Columbia, "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addre The Dixie Chicks will re-eme ...

  32. 2005 Billboard Century Award Speeches

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The full text of 2005 Century Award honoree Tom Petty's acceptance speech and the introduction by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong at the Billboard Music Awards, Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Below is the full text of 2005 Century Award honoree Tom ...

  33. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They " ...

  34. A Polished Diamond

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due this week via Columbia. The project was produced by Rick Rubin, who encouraged Diamond Neil Diamond unveils some of the most s ...

  35. Diamond Strips Down, Gets Personal On '12 Songs'

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due Nov. 8 via Columbia. As previously reported, the project was produced by Rick Rubin, wh Neil Diamond unveils some of the most ...

  36. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (4 of 4)

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Willy Mason, Kathleen Edwards, L'Altra and M.I.A Selected profiles of noteworthy acts t ...

  37. Honeysuckle Sweet

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Jessi Alexander delivers an exceptional debut with "Honeysuckle Sweet." Starting with the nostalgic title track (one of two cuts written with Sally Barris), followed by the confronta Singer/songwriter Jessi Alexander deli ...

  38. Lynne 'Suits' Up For New Disc

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring rele ...

  39. E Street To Back Fogerty On Tour

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In what promises to be fulfill a classic rock fan's dream, Bruce Springsteen says he and the E Street Band will serve as John Fogerty's backing band on the upcoming ... In what promises to be fulfill a classic rock fan's dream, Bruce ...

  40. Strummer/Cash Duet On Marley Classic

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will appear on late Clash frontman Joe Strummer's final solo album is one of two likely to see daylight by the end of the year. The other features St The version of Bob Marley� ...

  41. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault ...

  42. Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up t Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have ...

  43. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton ...

  44. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors th ...

  45. Adams Duets With Crows' Duritz On New Album

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Adams' next solo release, "Gold," will likely be a two-CD set, a spokesperson for the Whiskeytown singer's label, Lost Highway, tells Billboard.com The nearly-finished album will probably be rele Ryan Adams' next solo r ...