1. Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Ron Wood, George Clinton: Behind the Scenes at the Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

    April 15, 2012 5:24 PM EDT Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ro ...

  2. Rock Hall of Fame: 10 Things Seen & Heard Behind the Scenes

    April 15, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ronn ...

  3. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  4. Chili Pepper Bowling + GnR Buzz at Rock Hall Pre-Parties

    April 14, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The biggest bash, size-wise, was a gala at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, wher ...

  5. ZZ Top 'Down to Seeds & Stems' in Shaping New Album

    March 28, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons says that his band's "long-awaited record is still long and awaiting," but he also makes it sound like the wait is nearly over. "It's down to seeds and stems," Gibbons tells Billboard.com, ...

  6. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. ...

  7. SXSW 2012: 10 Things Seen and Heard Friday

    March 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Who forgot their lyrics? Who had synchronized dance moves? And who had Bill Murray rocking out in the crowd? Here are 10 things from Friday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. As he promised, ...

  8. ZZ Top 'In Full Production' on New Album, Preps Tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd

    March 29, 2011 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Z Z Top is "in full production" on a new album, its long-awaited follow-up to 2003's "Mescalero," which guitarist Billy F. Gibbons predicts will be out "by the end of the year." Gibbons tells Billboard.com that the ...

  9. Black Keys' Auerbach Unveils Solo Debut

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach will take time off from his primary band to release his solo debut early next year and will also tour in support of the project. Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach will take time off from his primar ...

  10. Black Keys, ZZ Top To Write Together

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys will head to Los Angeles this weekend for songwriting sessions with ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and producer Rick Rubin, in the hopes of creating material for the latter group's upcoming, The Black Keys will head to Los Angele ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, Animal Collective

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slash, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, James Burton, the Ventures, Jennifer Batten, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Kaye, Steve Lukather, Barbara Lynn and Alannah Myles have signed on for a Billboard Bits: Les Paul, Animal Colle ...

  12. ZZ Top Hopes To Rock With The Black Keys

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though it's on the road until early November, ZZ Top is gearing up for its next album -- its first with producer Rick Rubin under a new deal with Rubin's Columbia-distributed American Recordings impri Though it's on the road until ear ...

  13. Reznor Guest Spot Adds Mystery To QOTSA Album

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor did indeed join Queens Of The Stone Age in the studio during the recording of the upcoming "Era Vulgaris." However, his contribution to the title track of the pro Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor ...

  14. Reznor, Casablancas Drop In On QOTSA Album

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, former group member Mark Lanegan and ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons make guest appearances on the new Queens Of The Stone Age album, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, the ...

  15. ZZ Top Splits With Label, Manager

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock act ZZ Top has ended its run with RCA, to which it signed a reported five-album, $30 million contract in 1992. Veteran rock act ZZ Top has ended its run with RCA, to which it signed a reported five-album, $30 million contract in 1992. T ...

  16. ZZ Top Splits With Label, Manager

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group's final RCA album was 2003's 'Mescalero.' Veteran rock act ZZ Top has ended its run with RCA, to which it signed a reported five-album, $30 million contract in 1992. The group has also parted ways with longtime manager Bi ...

  17. Upsets, Upstarts Prevail At Quirky VMAs

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There were no snakes, lesbian kisses or bizarre appearances by Michael Jackson. Instead, MTV played it safe at the 2006 Video Music Awards, held last night (Aug. 31) at New York's Radio City Music Hal There were no snakes, lesbian kisses or biz ...

  18. Superstar Artists Enrich Moore's 'Sensation'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's upcoming album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Er ...

  19. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  20. ALTAMONT, "The Monkees' Uncle"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As one third of the Melvins, drummer Dale Crover is revered for his punishing rhythmic patterns and providing the bottom end for some of the darkest, most innovative heavy metal ever made. As one third of the Melvins, drummer Dale Crover is revered ...

  21. Friends Line Up To Duet With B.B. King

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his latest star-studded duets album. Due Sept. 13, just three days before the blues great's 80th birthday, the Geffe With a special birthday just around the cor ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, RCA, NBA Finals

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Les Paul, RCA, NBA Finals As tipped here in April, guitar legend Les Paul will celebrate his 90th birthday with his first new studio album since 1978's "Guitar Monsters," a collaboration with Chet Atkins. Les Paul & Friend ...

  23. QOTSA Eyeing New Album In March

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. The as-yet-untitled set finds group leader Josh Homme flanked by multi-instrumentalis ...

  24. QOTSA Get A Lift From Manson, Dalle

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queens Of The Stone Age were recently visited in the studio by Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle, girlfriend of QOTSA leader Josh Homme. The pair offered vocals on an a Queens Of The Stone Age were recently visit ...

  25. ZZ Top Axeman Jams With QOTSA

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. While working on their next Interscope studio album , Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitari ...

  26. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It ...

  27. ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box." A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be com ...

  28. New ZZ Top Set Finally Surfaces In September

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally). Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S ...

  29. ZZ Top, Nugent Crack Open A Cold One

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Th ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenn ...

  30. Museum Celebrates Link Between Cars, Music

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will launch its Cars & Guitars of Rock 'n' Roll exhibit with a gala Thursday night (June 14). The show -- which features 30 cars and 75 custom guitars The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los ...