1. From the Billboard Archives 10/6/1973: Plastics Shortage Threatens Industry, B.B. King Gets a Diploma, Musicians Dress Up for 'The Rock Event'

    September 19, 2013 5:05 PM EDT This issue of Billboard dated Oct. 6, 1973 features a different layout from our previous From the Archive column from the issue when Dylan went electric at Newport Folk Festival, dated Aug. 7, 1965. It's headlined by an early version of our ...

  2. Grizzly Bear Celebrates 'Shields' at Radio City Music Hall

    September 25, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Grizzly Bear show at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall on Monday night (Sept. 24) was a homecoming as well as a celebration of new album "Shields," but it also felt like a series of acceptance speeches. But what was the award ...

  3. Video: Psy Does 'Gangnam Style' on NBC's Today Show -- First Artist Ever to Perform Same Song Twice

    September 14, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Korean pop/dance sensation Psy -- who recently signed to Scooter Braun's Schoolboy Records, a part of Universal Republic -- hit NBC's Today show this morning, and was such a sensation that the show's producers had him perform his vi ...

  4. Foo Fighters Play 3.5 Hours at 'Rock the Vote' Concert

    September 06, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last Song: "Everlong" "It's gonna be a long night!" warned Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday. For the 1,000 lucky people in the audience, he was right. ...

  5. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  6. Dirty Projectors Put a New Spin on the Hits for Energized Brooklyn Show

    July 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the constantly-rotating lineup that is Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors , the group's incredible musicianship is undeniable. After seeing dozens of new bands timidly emerging from behind YouTube webcams with no stage presence, equipped ...

  7. Ultra Music Teams With Wynn Las Vegas For New Label, Releases Featuring Afrojack, Avicii, deadmau5, More

    June 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Ultra Music is collaborating with upscale hotel Wynn Las Vegas to create a new label dedicated to releasing a series of EDM compilation albums and new releases. The label will be called Ultra/Wynn, and the compilation releases on tap will be direc ...

  8. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy Set Santos Party House on Fire at VEVO, HTC's Social Sounds Launch

    June 05, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar performs at Santos Party House in New York City Monday night. (Neilson Barnard, Getty/Wire Image) He may call himself "the Good Kid From the Mad City" of Compton, Calif., but Black Hippy 's resident ladies man Kendric ...

  9. One Direction Live: Shriek Show in Australia

    April 19, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction mania spilled into central Brisbane on Wednesday, as the boy-band from Britain closed their mini-tour of Australia with a show that sent its female audience into a teary, screaming frenzy. To say 1D is the hottest boy-band on the scene ...

  10. Jay-Z Rocks SXSW in Hit-Heavy Concert

    March 13, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z , rapper/mogul/Blue Ivy's dad, played one of the most anticipated SXSW events Monday night, with a set list heavy on hits and at least partially crowd-sourced. In addition to soliciting fan feedback for his set, Jay-Z at times let the cro ...

  11. Jay-Z Rocks SXSW With Hit-Heavy Concert

    March 13, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Jay-Z, rapper/mogul/Blue Ivy's dad, played one of the most anticipated SXSW events Monday night, with a set list heavy on hits and at least partially crowd-sourced. In addition to soliciting fan feedback for his set, Jay-Z at times let the cr ...

  12. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Van Halen Rocks NYC Club, Announces Album & Tour Plans

    January 06, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on Thursday night (Jan. 5). As the rock legends played to a collection of rock critics and headbanging celebs at the crammed, 250-capacity clu ...

  15. Radiohead Rocks NYC With 'Limbs,' R.E.M. Nod & 'Rainbows'

    September 29, 2011 3:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dancing frontman usually enthralls a crowd the most, but for Radiohead 's Thom Yorke , fans go wildest when he sits behind a piano, turned away from them. PHOTOS: Radiohead at Roseland Ballroom, 9/28/11 Yorke showed Radiohead devotees both en ...

  16. Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock New Songs at Private Club Show

    August 23, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Seven songs from the Red Hot Chili Peppers ' 10th album, "I'm With You," made it into the punk-funk icons' 90-minute set Monday night at a private show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. "I'm With You" wil ...

  17. Kenny Chesney Makes History With Record Country Crowd in NY Area

    August 15, 2011 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York metro area, much maligned for its lack or affinity for country music, hosted what amounted to the market's first country festival in decades with the arrival of Kenny Chesney 's Goin' Coastal tour at the New Meadowlands S ...

  18. Lollapalooza 2011: Foo Fighters Go Full Throttle in Epic Club Show

    August 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Tomorrow night we gotta play this big show in a big f*ckin' field and it will be super duper fun," Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl groaned, a hint of sarcasm surfacing. "But I gotta be honest... I was really f*cking looking for ...

  19. Ray LaMontagne Remains Mysterious, Quiet at Central Park Show

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ay LaMontagne and his backing band the Pariah Dogs came together Tuesday(May 31) at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield in front of a sold-out crowd under a beautiful, cloudless sky. In an almost reluctant stage presence, LaMontagne remained drap ...

  20. Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show

    May 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her firs ...

  21. Fleet Foxes Bring a Quiet Riot to NYC's United Palace

    May 19, 2011 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off the May 3 release of their sophomore album "Helplessness Blues," madrigal-infused indie darlings Fleet Foxes delivered a fine-tuned performance to a delighted, sold-out crowd last night (May 18) at NYC's United Palace Theate ...

  22. Paul Simon Gives Into Rhythm At Hollywood Show

    April 21, 2011 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few performers with nearly 50 years of songs can afford to leave a handful of masterpieces out of their sets and still satisfy an audience. Paul Simon succeeded in doing just that Wednesday night (Apr. 20) at a sold-out Pantages Theater in Hollywood ...

  23. 'Glee' Warblers Album Aims for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    April 20, 2011 11:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hits from Fox's "Glee" show no signs of stopping, as the TV series' latest spin-off album, "Glee Presents the Warblers," is aiming to debut near the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week. The new album consists o ...

  24. LCD Soundsystem Bids Final Farewell at Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last night, LCD Soundsystem gave their final farewell concert at Madison Square Garden to a sold-out crowd, most donning the black-and-white attire the band proposed on its website when it announced its departure on February 5. Supported by New York ...

  25. The Strokes Unveil 'Angles' at Free SXSW Show

    March 18, 2011 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "BBQ before the show was a bad choice," Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas joked before launching into the band's encore-ending song "Last Night," at Austin, TX's Auditorium Shores as an elaborate fireworks display lit ...

  26. Kid Rock Brings Out Sheryl Crow, Rev Run for 40th Birthday Concert in Detroit

    January 16, 2011 12:56 PM EST 0 0 0 A wealth of guests -- including Sheryl Crow , Peter Wolf, Martina McBride , Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, Uncle Kracker and Anita Baker -- and nearly 60,000 of his "closest friends" helped Kid Rock celebrate his 40th birthday on Satu ...

  27. Justin Bieber Brings Out Miley Cyrus, Boyz II Men at Madison Square Garden

    September 01, 2010 5:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I've got a lot of surprises for you tonight," Justin Bieber promised fans Tuesday (Aug. 31) at the start of his sold-out, first-ever headlining concert at Madison Square Garden -- and he wasn't kidding. Everyone from Miley Cyrus ...

  28. Keane with Ingrid Michaelson / August 6, 2010 / Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Waterfront)

    August 10, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "This is pretty exciting for us, not just singing in front of the world's most exciting skyline but such exciting people," exclaimed Keane frontman Tom Chaplin, perched atop a speaker at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday (Aug. 6). ...

  29. Carole King & James Taylor / June 30, 2010 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    July 02, 2010 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ames Taylor has described the time when he and Carole King met in 1970 as "the case of the two-timing muse," as each one was equally inspired by the other's songwriting. Their third and final Madison Square Garden show on Wednesday ...

  30. Mary Chapin Carpenter / June 27, 2010 / Boston (Berklee Performance Center)

    July 01, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A night that began with gentle folk strumming culminated in a whole lot of twistin' and shoutin'. Mary Chapin Carpenter is enjoying a triumphant return to performing after her last proposed tour was truncated due to the singer/songwriter s ...

  31. Maxwell and Erykah Badu / June 26, 2010 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    June 28, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 M axwell's Saturday night (June 26) concert at Madison Square Garden was also a homecoming for the R&B star, who held back tears while thanking loyal fans for making his childhood dream come true. "I came from a very simple background, ...

  32. John Butler Trio / June 15, 2010 / New York (Central Park SummerStage)

    June 16, 2010 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The power of three was in full force Tuesday night (June 15) in New York's Central Park. Maybe it was the energy of the sold-out crowd at SummerStage, the perfectly still summer air or the extra few minutes of daylight from a sunset that just w ...

  33. Pearl Jam / May 21, 2010 / New York

    May 23, 2010 2:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Long before the capacity crowd inside Madison Square Garden brought Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder to tears because they were singing and cheering along to "Better Man" so loud on Friday night (May 21), it was clear this wasn't going ...

  34. Rodrigo y Gabriela / April 29, 2010 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    May 05, 2010 6:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off a European tour, Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela brought foot-tapping Latin rhythms and metal energy to Radio City Music Hall last Friday (Apr. 29), joined by surprise guest Robert Trujillo of Metallica . Lead guitarist Rodrigo Sánch ...

  35. Ok Go / April 20, 2010 / Columbia, Mo. (The Blue Note)

    April 21, 2010 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The members of OK Go might claim Chicago as their hometown, but there's another important city in the annals of the band's history. "The first place we ever played was Columbia, Mo., like 700 years ago," frontman Damian Kulash to ...

  36. The Hold Steady / April 17, 2010 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 19, 2010 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than a few people commented on the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn's relative sobriety at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (Apr. 17), but he had a long night ahead of him. Finn and his bandmates, including new guitarist Steve Selvidge and k ...

  37. Soundgarden Treats Seattle To Reunion Club Gig

    April 17, 2010 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nineties Seattle rock megastars Soundgarden reconvened at its hometown's Showbox at the Market club Friday night (April 16) to play its first show exactly 13 years and seven days since its 1997 break up. After a ticket scavenger hunt on Twitter ...

  38. She & Him / March 29, 2010 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 05, 2010 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 On its first of two consecutive shows at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Monday (Mar. 29), She & Him appeared unassuming as ever. Even amidst cries of praise from East Village hipsters, middle-aged men and a single fan donning a Rancid T-shir ...

  39. Joanna Newsom / March 19, 2010 / Philadelphia (First Unitarian Church)

    March 23, 2010 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Joanna Newsom first took the stage of the First Unitarian Church a little after ten on Friday night (Mar. 19), and the audience members immediately stopped talking amongst themselves to gawk at the virtuoso singer/songwriter. Newsom giggled at ...

  40. John Mayer / Feb. 25, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 01, 2010 6:33 PM EST 0 0 0 John Mayer ended his Thursday night (Feb. 25) show at New York's Madison Square Garden in the same way he probably starts most conversations these days: with an apology. "I never in my entire life intended to come off as an asshole," ...

  41. Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB / Feb. 16, 2010 / New York City (Terminal 5)

    February 24, 2010 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been quite a ride for Trey Anastasio since July 2008, when the Phish frontman resurrected the Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) at a show in Brooklyn. Though his self-titled side project never really went away, Anastasio and his band reemerged liv ...

  42. Vampire Weekend / Jan. 19, 2010 / New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

    January 20, 2010 2:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Onstage at New York's Bowery Ballroom Tuesday night (Jan. 19), Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig admitted that he had "a lot of toxins to get out," due to the previous night's post-show celebration. Considering the whirlwind t ...

  43. Arctic Monkeys / December 11, 2009 / New York City (Terminal 5)

    December 14, 2009 8:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "Christmas" came early to fans that packed into New York's Terminal 5 for Arctic Monkey 's sold out show Friday night (Dec. 11). During the breakdown of "Fluorescent Adolescent," one of the breezier songs from the night ...

  44. Imogen Heap / December 3, 2009 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    December 04, 2009 5:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Watching Imogen Heap flutter around the stage Thursday night (Dec. 3) at Brooklyn's Musical Hall of Williamsburg was very much like watching a child let loose in a toy store. Throughout her mesmerizing performance, which was also streamed live ...

  45. Phish / November 22, 2009 / Syracuse, N.Y. (War Memorial)

    November 25, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 When tickets for Phish's Sunday night (Nov. 22) show in Syracuse, N.Y. went on sale back in October, all 6,700 of them were gone in 15 minutes -- and with good reason. The last time Phish performed at the War Memorial arena was November 1994. L ...

  46. All Time Low / November 21, 2009 / St. Louis (The Pageant)

    November 25, 2009 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 All Time Low's sold-out show in St. Louis Saturday night (Nov. 21) was a public display of youthful exuberance and teenage rebellion served with a dose of toilet humor. Guitarist Jack Barakat's mic stand was decorated with bras, many of wh ...

  47. Paramore / Nov. 4, 2009 / Kansas City, Mo.

    November 09, 2009 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 "We're taking every pill possible; I'm basically high right now," joked Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams halfway through her band's set in Kansas City last Wednesday (Nov. 4). With Williams and bassist Jeremy Davis battli ...

  48. Say Anything / Nov. 3, 2009 / New York

    November 06, 2009 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Coming home isn't the easiest thing to do, but someone neglected to tell Say Anything 's singer Max Bemis on Tuesday (Nov. 3). Perhaps it was the fact the group's latest record was released earlier in the day. Or it could have been th ...

  49. Pearl Jam Closes Philly Spectrum With Epic Set

    November 02, 2009 10:07 AM EST 0 0 0 P earl Jam saved the best -- and rarest -- for last on Saturday night (Oct. 31) at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, the final concert that will ever be held at the storied venue. Playing the fourth of four shows this week at the arena, Pearl J ...

  50. Clutch / October 9, 2009 / New York (The Fillmore at Irving Plaza)

    October 15, 2009 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maryland hard rock band Clutch is coming up on their 20th year, maintaining a consistent following with constant touring, unique wit, and fearless tendency to mix metal with genres like blues and funk. Much of the band's direction and personali ...

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