1. Backbeat: The Band Perry Preview New LP for Exclusive Audience of Media, Label Execs

    March 29, 2013 1:51 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The last time we saw the Band Perry perform was before an audience of millions during the Grammy nominations concert in December. On Wednesday night, we saw them perform for about two dozen people in a large living room, eight feet i ...

  2. Mickey Baker, Influential Guitarist and Half of Mickey & Sylvia, Dies at 87

    November 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST Mickey "Guitar" Baker, a versatile, influential and often unsung guitarist who helped lay the groundwork for rock 'n' roll and half of the pop duo Mickey & Sylvia, died Tuesday in Toulouse, France. He was 87. A prolific and ...

  3. Jezabels Win the Australian Music Prize

    March 09, 2012 6:00 AM EST Four-piece indie pop-rock group the Jezabels on Thursday won the Australian Music Prize for their debut album, "Prisoner" (MGM Distribution), during a ceremony held at the Basement venue in central Sydney. The AMP caps a stunning six mon ...

  4. Backbeat: David Lee Roth's Uncle, Cafe Wha? Founder Manny Roth, Calls Van Halen Gig 'Phenomenal'

    January 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST David Lee Roth rips it up on the mic at last night's (Jan. 5) intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on ...

  5. Velvet Underground Members To Share Stage At New York Public Library

    November 17, 2009 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Former Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule will make an extremely rare joint public appearance on Dec. 8 at the New York Public Library. The three will discuss the Velvet Underground's music and legacy with rock jo ...

  6. Porcupine Tree Fans Snatch Up 'The Incident'

    September 25, 2009 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 On paper, Porcupine Tree is a band whose success is a little puzzling. The progressive rock act's songs are lengthy, complex works that almost defy commercial arplay. Band leader Steven Wilson refuses to give away his music and ensures his CDs ...

  7. Def Leppard Rocking With Reissues, Tour, CMT Awards

    May 04, 2009 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Def Leppard, the pop metal band that debuted in 1980 and which has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, is set to release deluxe editions of two of its classic records - 1983's "Pyromania" and 1992's "Adrenalize" ...

  8. The Stooges Share Formative Tales At SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton reminisced about their formative late '60s days in Ann Arbor, Mich., and discussed their improbable comeback today (March 16) during a South by Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and ...

  9. The Stooges Share Formative Tales At SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton reminisced about their formative late '60s days in Ann Arbor, Mich., and discussed their improbable comeback today (March 16) during a South by Southwest Q&A with journalist David F ...

  10. Legacy Preps Expansive Byrds Box

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The B ...

  11. Morrissey: Smiths Turned Down Millions To Reunite

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pioneering U.K. modern rock band the Smiths have frequently turned down lucrative offers to reunite since their split in the late 1980s. The latest, to perform at the upcoming Coachella Valley Arts &a Pioneering U.K. modern rock band the Smiths ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Morrissey, Saves The Day, Grammy Auction

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Morrissey, Saves The Day, Grammy Auction Morrissey will sit for a rare interview with journalist David Fricke as part of the upcoming South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The session will be held the afternoon of March 16; later tha ...

  13. Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Tops Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs List

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to a spoiled woman's reversal of fortune, has been designated the greatest rock'n'roll song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. "Like a Rolling Stone,&quo ...

  14. Coming Soon: More Live Jerry, New Dead Box

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. In September, Rhino will rele ...

  15. Buckley, Byrds Launch Legacy Reissue Series

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several revered recordings, in step with Universal Music Enterprises' (UME) revered "Deluxe Editions." Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of t ...

  16. Back in Black

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To celebrate Epic's signing of AC/DC, the label is reissuing 16 albums from the group's U.S. catalog. To celebrate Epic's signing of AC/DC, the label is reissuing 16 albums from the group's U.S. catalog. 1980's landmark Back ...

  17. Catalog Overhaul Celebrates AC/DC's 30th Year

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. AC/DC's iconic guitarist Angus Young finds himself cackling often while reflecting on his band's long history. Yet it's when he thinks back to the early 1990s -- when he says public opini ...

  18. AC/DC Looking Ahead To New LP, Live Shows

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After AC/DC fulfills its contract by delivering its next studio set to Elektra, the veteran rock act will make its subsequent two albums for Epic, guitarist Malcolm Young tells Billboard.com. The two- After AC/DC fulfills its contract by delivering ...

  19. Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with b Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering ...

  20. Wilco's 'Heart' Heads To DVD; New Album In Works

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" is gradually making its way across the country, but even after a year-and-a-half following and filming the band, director/ph Sam Jones' illuminating Wilc ...

  21. Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band's best work. The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on t ...

  22. Hits, Rarities Compiled On INXS 'Anthology'

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rhino Records has set a summer release for the two-disc INXS collection "Shine Like It Does (1979-1997): The INXS Anthology." Though none of the 42 tracks are previously unreleased, they do encompass Rhino Records has set a summer release ...