1. Cameron Crowe on Philip Seymour Hoffman's Genius in Iconic 'Almost Famous' Scene

    February 03, 2014 9:07 PM EST With Hollywood and beyond still in shock from Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic passing on Sunday, director Cameron Crowe looked back on the Oscar-winning actor's genius, specifically in one iconic scene, in a short message on his officia ...

  2. Musicians Mourn Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46

    February 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was 46. According to the The Hollywood Reporter , the actor was found dead in a New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose. He was found with a syringe in his left forearm, with two en ...

  3. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City,' Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' to Air on VH1

    August 13, 2013 11:47 AM EDT VH1's Emmy-winning series "Rock Docs" returns with the stories of two Seattle institutions. "Sound City," directed by Dave Grohl, drummer for Nirvana, frontman for the Foo Fighters, and all-around good guy, is a solid d ...

  4. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  5. 'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise Called Cameron Crowe for History Lesson

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 At Hollywood Premiere, Cast & Crew Marvel at Actor's Transformation Into 'Sexy Rock n' Roll Monster' Hollywood transformed into an 80's version of The Sunset Strip on Friday as stars arrived for the premiere of "Roc ...

  6. Pearl Jam Releases Cameron Crowe-Directed Live Video

    October 24, 2011 3:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cameron Crowe and Pearl Jam have gone back to the archives for their new video for "Not For You." The Crowe-directed music video, crafted from live performances and behind-the-scenes footage, debuted on Imdb.com on Monday. "We tried t ...

  7. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. ...

  8. 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Soundtrack: Cameron Crowe Track-By-Track

    September 20, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam has not been shy about digging into its archives in the years running up to its current 20th anniversary bonanza. The elaborate reissue of its classic 1991 debut, heavy on extras, came in 2009, and earlier this year the Seattle group relea ...

  9. Seattle Sounds: A 20th Annversary Celebration

    September 20, 2011 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 _ _ Chart Article _ _ 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Soundtrack Track-By-Track 29 deep PJ cuts, with quotes from director Cameron Crowe on each. _ 'Nevermind' The Covers 13 Nirvana odes by everyone from Patti Smith to Muse. _ Charles Peterso ...

  10. 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Book Excerpt: '1994'

    September 13, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam celebrates 20 years of music making this month with the 1-2-3 punch of Cameron Crowe's Sept. 20 March Pearl Jam announces its intention to keep ticket prices for its upcoming summer tour below $20. In doing so, the band challenges wha ...

  11. Pearl Jam, Cameron Crowe Talk 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Doc At TIFF

    September 11, 2011 6:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Love. Understanding. Commitment. Luck. Ask Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready how the band has managed to thrive for twenty years, and he'll tell you this is the recipe. Less than an hour after the Saturday (Sept. 10 ) premiere of Cameron Crowe& ...

  12. Pearl Jam Caps PJ20 Fest With The Strokes, QOTSA, Chris Cornell All-Star Jam: Photos

    September 05, 2011 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 How did Pearl Jam top its guest-laden headlining set at Saturday's PJ20 birthday celebration / festival in East Troy, WI? The band capped the weekend Sunday (Sept. 4) with a three-hour workout that included a second Temple of the Dog reunion wi ...

  13. Pearl Jam Fest Wows With Chris Cornell/Temple of The Dog, Multiple Guests

    September 04, 2011 5:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an epic kickoff to the band's two-day festival celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam 's nearly three-hour rarities-studded set at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater Saturday (Sept. 3) tapped a rich vein of Seattle rock h ...

  14. Was Pearl Jam's Soundtrack Scavenger Hunt Successful? 5.9 Million Twitter Mentions Say Yes

    August 22, 2011 4:30 PM EDT "I don't think we all realized what an undertaking this was until we got into the nitty-gritty of it," Columbia Records Senior Vice President of Marketing Scott Greer told Billboard.biz of Pearl Jam's Aug. 17 worldwide scavenge ...

  15. Pearl Jam's 'Jimmy Fallon' Debut Will Be Twice as Nice

    August 22, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has a double Pearl Jam treat in store in early September. As part of its ongoing twentieth anniversary celebration, the Seattle band will be the musical guest on the NBC show on both Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. In a ...

  16. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 2

    August 13, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, o ...

  17. Heart Recording New Album, 'Telling the Whole Story' in 2012 Memoir

    August 12, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 There was a six-year gap between Heart 's latest album, "Red Velvet Car" in 2010, and its predecessor, "Jupiter's Darling." But Ann and Nancy Wilson aren't planning to take nearly as long again. In fact, Nancy tell ...

  18. Pearl Jam, U2, Madonna Movies Get Toronto Film Fest Premieres

    July 26, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In-depth U2 and Pearl Jam documentaries, and a scripted feature directed by Madonna , will receive their premieres at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival being held Sept. 8-18. Davis Guggenheim's "From the Sky Down" takes a l ...

  19. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's ...

  20. Pearl Jam Reveals WI Labor Day Fest, Canadian Tour, Film, Book

    May 16, 2011 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam has finally confirmed the details for its own festival, as well as a film, tour and book in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Ten." Anchored by the only U.S. performances by Pearl Jam this year, the festiva ...

  21. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over th ...

  22. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 7:57 AM EDT In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over ...

  23. Leon Russell Hits the Road After 'Union' Success

    April 11, 2011 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John 's mission is accomplished. A year ago he set out to raise Leon Russell 's profile, and in the last nine months they have released "The Union," toured together and performed with the Speaking Clock Revue project of th ...

  24. Elton John-Leon Russell Documentary To Open Tribeca Film Festival

    March 02, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The world premiere of Cameron Crowe's documentary "The Union" will launch the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival April 20, fest organizers announced Wednesday. The film's subject, Elton John , will be on hand to perform following the fre ...

  25. Cameron Crowe's Elton John Doc 'The Union' to Open Tribeca Film Fest

    March 02, 2011 2:37 PM EST Cameron Crowe's 'The Union' Will Open Tribeca Film Festival in April.The film documents the recording of Elton John's latest album with Leon Russell and producer T Bone Burnett. The world premiere of Cameron Crowe's docume ...

  26. Pearl Jam Reissues 'Vs.' And 'Vitalogy' In 20th Anniversary Editions

    February 02, 2011 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 It's going to be a busy year, Pearl Jam fans. As part of its continuing 20th anniversary celebration which also includes a documentary, book, and mini-festival, Pearl Jam is re-releasing its classic 1993 and 1994 albums "Vs." and &quo ...

  27. David Bowie Scavenger Hunt

    November 08, 2010 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Poise your mouse at the ready Bowie fans: With the deluxe reissue editions of David Bowie's classic 1976 album "Station To Station" out now, Billboard.com is taking part in a special scavenger hunt. There are nine Bowie album puzzle p ...

  28. Nancy Wilson Files for Divorce from Cameron Crowe

    September 24, 2010 8:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Court records show Nancy Wilson has filed for divorce from writer-director Cameron Crowe after more than 20 years of marriage. The Heart singer-guitarist cited irreconcilable differences for the divorce, which was filed Sept. 16. The court filings s ...

  29. Reissue For Bowie's 'Station To Station'

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI is releasing David Bowie's 1976 album "Station to Station" in special and deluxe editions on Sept. 20. The reissues will include the original album and the previously unreleased "Live Nassau Coliseum '76," as well ...

  30. 'Anvil' Looking For Oscar Nominations

    October 12, 2009 9:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to imagine a film that's taken a more circuitous route to awards season, or a public screening, than the Canadian heavy-metal documentary " Anvil : The Story of Anvil." Premiering with high expectations at Sundance near ...

  31. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square G ...

  32. Exclusive: Pearl Jam Confirms Target Tie-Up

    June 01, 2009 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam was indeed recording a Target commercial under the direction of Cameron Crowe last week at Seattle's Showbox theater, Billboard can confirm. But there's more to the story than an exclusive retail relationship. While it has been k ...

  33. Exclusive: Pearl Jam Confirms Target Tie-Up

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam was indeed recording a Target commercial under the direction of Cameron Crowe last week at Seattle's Showbox theater, Billboard can confirm. But there's more to the story than an exclusive retail relationship. While it has been ...

  34. Pearl Jam Album, Film, Tour In The Works

    April 13, 2009 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam will play live dates in the U.S. later this year, including the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco Aug. 28-30, Billboard has confirmed. The band has also completed 14 songs for a new album and is working on a film with director Camero ...

  35. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and ...

  36. Heart Thinking Conceptual For Next Album

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heart has started to plan for its next project, which guitarist Nancy Wilson says will be "a concept album." But Wilson doesn't want to reveal too many specifics about it yet. Heart has started to plan for its next project, which guit ...

  37. Behind The Scenes At Sub Pop 20

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Is director Cameron Crowe a secret Sub Pop A&R man? During "the Grunge Years," the former Rolling Stone scribe gave us "Singles," a valentine to the Seattle scene with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Je Is director Cameron Cro ...

  38. I Nine, "If This Room Could Move"

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 I Nine catapulted out of native South Carolina when Cameron Crowe invited the quartet to appear on the motion pic soundtrack to his "Elizabethtown." I Nine catapulted out of native South Carolina when Cameron Crowe invited the quartet to a ...

  39. I Nine

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unfamiliar number flash on her phone one day while riding a bus with her band, I Nine: Cameron Crowe was calling, looking for a contribution to the "Elizabethtown" s Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unf ...

  40. I Nine

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unfamiliar number flash on her phone one day while riding a bus with her band, I Nine: Cameron Crowe was calling, looking for a contribution to the "Elizabethtown" s Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unf ...

  41. I Nine

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unfamiliar number flash on her phone one day while riding a bus with her band, I Nine. If ever a phone call was fateful, it was that one: Cameron Crowe was calling, Carmen Keigans remembers seeing an unfamiliar num ...

  42. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and ...

  43. Luscious Jackson Rounds Up Hits, Children's Music

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York-based rock act Luscious Jackson, which split in 2000, will be back in the spotlight next month thanks to Capitol/EMI's Feb. 20 release of a "Greatest Hits" collection. New York-based rock act Luscious Jackson, which split in ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Paul McCartney, Family Values, Belinda Carlisle

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour will be released on the DVD "The Space Within US" Nov. 14 via A&E Home Video. The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour w ...

  45. New Photo Book Captures Pearl Jam's Formative Years

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The volume, which focuses on the first half of the band's career, is available beginning today (Oct. 11) via Pearl Jam's Web site. As tipped here in January, never-before-seen images from photographer Lance Mercer form the basis of the new ...

  46. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Country music icon Johnny Cash dies at 1 a.m. ET of heart failure at Nashville's Baptist Hospital, stemming from complications from diabetes. He is 71, and had been in poor health for se 2005 - Canadian country manager ...

  47. Simple Minds Hit At Center Of New Documentary

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ever wonder why teen movies nowadays just don't strike the same chord as such '80s-era classics as "Last American Virgin" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High?" Ever wonder why teen movies nowadays just don't strike t ...

  48. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A modern-day tribute to the music of the legendary Sly & the Family Stone, a country album from actor Rick Moranis, the U.S. debut of Mylo and a new album from singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer are p The Jack Johson-helmed soundtrack to the animate ...

  49. Kozelek Rocks With Hot Tears In 'Shopgirl'

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters principal Mark Kozelek didn't have to stray far from reality for his role in the new film "Shopgirl." Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters principal Mark Kozelek didn't have to stray far from reality fo ...

  50. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presen Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bill ...

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