1. B-52s' Fred Schneider Says Don't Eat the (Rock) Lobster

    March 18, 2014 1:51 AM EDT One of the founders of the quirky rock band The B-52s is using the 35th anniversary of its hit "Rock Lobster" to reiterate his opposition to eating them. Fred Schneider says he stopped eating crustaceans at age 4 after going crabbing wit ...

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  3. The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania

    July 18, 2012 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania The B-52's "The future is now," Fred Schneider deadpanned towards the end of the B-52's set at Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Events center on Tuesday ni ...

  4. Exclusive: Hear Fred Schneider's Superions Do Christmas

    October 18, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 It may still be October, but for the B-52's Fred Schneider, the time is just right for his first holiday album. Schneider and his side band The Superions' "Destination... Christmas!" isn't due out until Oct. 26, but you can ...

  5. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 200 ...

  6. 'Fun' House

    March 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's albums on a lack of proximity. Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's albums on a lack of proximity. "All our other records we basically wrote together in one place; n ...

  7. The B-52's / Oct. 31, 2007 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If you were looking to catch a quality freak show this Halloween, you could have looked no further than the Roseland in midtown Manhattan, where the B-52's played a rare New York show in front of a so If you were looking to catch a quality frea ...

  8. B-52's Getting The Party Started Again

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Some of us have been wanting to do this for a long time," B-52's vocalist Fred Schneider tells Billboard.com ahead of the band's new "Funplex," due Feb. 26 on Astralwerks. "A couple years ago we just Fred Schneide ...

  9. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 200 ...

  10. B-52s Wrapping Work On First Album In 15 Years

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fifteen years after their last album of new material, The B-52s are wrapping up work on their next one. The quirky dance-pop outfit returned to its hometown of Athens, Ga. to finish recording the as-y Fifteen years after their last album of new mate ...

  11. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown ...

  12. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown ...

  13. Sting Caps Tour With New York Club Show

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturday (May 14) with a private show at New York's Irving Plaza, which, as previously reported, was filmed for DVD release later this year by director Lance Bangs. Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturda ...

  14. Reed, Roots, Macy To Rock For Vanity Fair

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for Vanity Fair and DKNY Jeans' "In Concert," to be held Oct. 21 at New York's Irving Plaza and Oct. 23 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Ang Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy ...

  15. B-52's Redo Beatles For Buick, Eye New CD

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19 in the United States. The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer&quo ...

  16. Rock Items Spice Up Benefit Auction

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Memorabilia associated Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Elton John and the Ramones, among others, will be on the block Sunday (Nov. 30) ... Memorabilia associated Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Elton John and the Ramo ...

  17. Junior Senior, A U.K. Hit, Moves 'Beat' Across Pond

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Danish duo Junior Senior is still reeling from the fact that its first single, the smile-cracking "Move Your Feet," recently spent nine weeks in the top-10 of the U.K. singles chart -- includi ...

  18. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1998 ...

  19. Wainwright, Breeders Rock With Hedwig

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Off Records is eyeing a fall release for "Wig in a Box," a benefit album featuring indie-rock all-stars taking on songs from the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The list of contributors is headed Off Records is eyeing a fall ...

  20. Phishermen Hook Three Jammys

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two awards, the band winning one, and he and bassist Mike Gordon together again onstage, last night's (Oct. 2) 2002 Jammy Awards Presented by TDK went a long wa With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two ...

  21. Dead, Phish, Allmans Members Slated For Jammys

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and the Allman Bros./Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes are among the artists who have signed on to perform at this year's third annual Jammy Awards, p The Grateful Dead's Bob ...

  22. Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, misfits everywhere—that is, those living on the fringes of mainstream society in places like Cleveland (where this fan resided)—let out a collec When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, ...

  23. Beasties Lead Anti-Violence Benefit In NYC

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beastie Boys played their first show in more than two-and-a-half years last night (Oct. 28) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the The Beastie Boys played their first show in ...