1. Lost Bob Dylan Songs to Be Reimagined by Peers on Upcoming Album

    March 25, 2014 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 A collection of unfinished Bob Dylan songs from the 1960s are finally getting the star treatment, though it's not coming from Dylan himself. An all-star cast of musicians has convened to take two dozen Dylan tunes, purportedly written around 19 ...

  2. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  3. Jim James, 'State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Jim James originally released "Regions of Light and Sound of God," his debut solo LP, last February, but the My Morning Jacket frontman isn't done repping it just yet. Following a recent tour behind the record and a spot on "Ji ...

  4. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Recor ...

  5. Jim James Q&A: How a Near-Death Experience and a 1929 Graphic Novel Saved His Life

    February 12, 2013 10:00 AM EST My Morning Jacket frontman talks debut solo album, getting fired from a Mel Gibson movie & why Catholic school was hell In October 2008, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell off a stage in Iowa City, suffering severe torso injuries and en ...

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  7. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performance ...

  8. My Morning Jacket Having a Blast with Fan-Curated Set Lists

    August 15, 2012 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket 's Spontaneous Curation Series for its summer tour has shaken the band out of some "habits" it had grown into. The series allows fans to help put together each show's set list, with MMJ's official fan club ...

  9. Backbeat: Deer Tick Curates Newport Folk Festival After-Parties With ATO, Partisan Execs And Jackson Browne

    July 30, 2012 2:10 PM EDT (L-R): Deer Tick guitarist Ian O'Neill, drummer Dennis Ryan, frontman John Macaulay, keyboardist Robbie Cowell, and bassist Chris Ryan try to relax after a job (or three) well done. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) The guys in Deer Tick might be ...

  10. The Flaming Lips: 'Crazy' Enough To Set Guinness World Record?

    June 21, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wayne Coyne Also Speaks on the FLips' 'Beautiful, Emotional' Next Album Wayne Coyne and his Flaming Lips bandmates have been told that their upcoming eight-stop, 24-hour road trip -- which, if successful, will break a Guinness world r ...

  11. Rock Hall Presenters Chuck D, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Smokey Robinson, Carole King Announced

    March 20, 2012 7:55 AM EDT (Getty Images) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Dusty Hill will be among the presenters for this year's 27th annual induction ceremony, w ...

  12. Rock Hall Presenters: John Mellencamp, Carole King, Chuck D, Bette Midler

    March 20, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Donovan Calls Mellencamp 'My Dear Friend,' Says He'll Perform With My Morning Jacket's Jim James Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbon ...

  13. Jay Farrar Tackles Woody Guthrie in 'New Multitudes'

    March 09, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Collaboration With Members of MMJ, Varnaline & Centro-matic Tops Billboard's Heatseekers Chart The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Bi ...

  14. How Woody Guthrie's Lyrics With Jay Farrar, Jim James, Anders Parker and Will Johnson Topped Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers' chart, they hit Santa Monica radio station KCRW for a performance and interv ...

  15. M. Ward Talks New Album, Promises More Monsters of Folk Material

    March 08, 2012 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The deep-voiced M. Ward , known to many as the "him" in She & Him , speaks barely above a whisper. "I'm definitely more of an introvert than an extrovert, and I'm happy to say so," the Portland folk-rocker admits. I ...

  16. My Morning Jacket 'Freak Out' on 'Vampire Diaries'

    November 11, 2011 8:43 PM EST 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket bit into "The Vampire Diaries" on Thursday night. The rock act performed "Circuital" track "You Wanna Freak Out" on the supernatural CW show, dressed appropriately in black suits. The group's perf ...

  17. Ear X-Tacy, Legendary Louisville Record Store, Closes Down

    November 01, 2011 5:17 PM EDT Ear X-Tacy, a popular independent record store that served Louisville, Kentucky, for 26 years, shut down over the weekend . Jim James, frontman of Louisville's My Morning Jacket, posted a testimonial for the store on the band's website: ...

  18. Lollapalooza 2011 : 13 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 07, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lollapalooza's 20th Anniversary fest rolled into its second day yesterday (Aug. 6) with a bright, hot sun coming from behind the clouds as Cee Lo rocked Journey , Ween forgot where they were and Ellie Goulding had to dodge a hug-happy stagecras ...

  19. Erykah Badu Joins My Morning Jacket Onstage: Watch

    June 01, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate the release of their sixth studio album, "Circuital," Southern rockers My Morning Jacket played to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a world-wide audience as the concert was streamed live o ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Plots 2011 Tour, Marilyn Manson's 'Alice' Film in Jeopardy

    September 14, 2010 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Plans 2011 Tour, Says Next Video is 'Touching' On the MTV VMAs red carpet, Katy Perry said she has plans to tour behind "Teenage Dream" in ...

  21. Alberta Cross / June 2, 2010 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    June 07, 2010 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Armed with an array of Fender guitars and ten o'clock shadows, the members of blues-rock outfit Alberta Cross showed impressive stage polish and maturity during their June 2 show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, one of the final s ...

  22. The Roots' Questlove Live Video Q&A

    May 07, 2010 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Roots' Questlove Watch the Archived Video Roots drummer and " Late Night With Jimmy Fallon " bandleader Questlove did a live Billboard.com video interview on May 6 from backstage at the "Fallon" studio. He took your ques ...

  23. New Orleans Jazz Fest / April 23-25 / Fairgrounds Racetrack

    April 27, 2010 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With three days of memorable performances by artists as varied as Simon and Garfunkel , Drake , My Morning Jacket , the Allman Brothers , and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 23 ...

  24. The Roots Enlist John Legend and Jim James, Sample Joanna Newsom For New Album

    April 22, 2010 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Roots have enlisted John Legend and My Morning Jacket main man Jim James to appear on "How I Got Over," the hip hop band's oft-delayed next album, Billboard sources have confirmed. In addition, the band is working on a track that ...

  25. Dr. Dog, "Shame Shame"

    April 16, 2010 3:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 On its latest album, "Shame, Shame," Philadelphia rock band Dr. Dog combines elements of soul, "Sgt. Pepper"-esque psychedelia and old-fashioned rock'n'roll to highlight darker lyrical themes not found on previous relea ...

  26. Breaking & Entering: Laura Veirs

    February 08, 2010 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Laura Veirs has had a great 2010 so far. The folk singer/songwriter's seventh studio album, "July Flame," recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Folk charts. It has also been garnering unprecedented media attent ...

  27. My Morning Jacket Returning To Road With Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    January 29, 2010 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 M y Morning Jacket , the electrifying rock band that took nearly a year away from touring, is set to hit the road in April for a 9-date outing through several Southeastern states. The tour kicks off April 20 in Birmingham, Ala., winds up in Columbus ...

  28. Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore "Dear Companion" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, "Dear Companion" (Sub Pop) Release Date: February 16, 2010 After meeting on MySpace and trading e-mails about their mutual concerns about mountaintop removal coal mining, Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin M ...

  29. Photos: Monsters of Folk Live In New York

    November 09, 2009 3:09 PM EST 0 0 0 M. Ward , My Morning Jacket 's Jim James, and Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis came together as Monsters of Folk for a pair of New York shows last week, including a Friday night gig uptown at the United Place Theater. Friday' ...

  30. Monsters Ball

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On a hazy mid-August morning at the swanky Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., indie rock royalty Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis -- who have gathered to promote their new band, Monsters of Folk -- are nestled on a mustard-color ...

  31. Monsters of Folk Plots Fall Tour

    July 24, 2009 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock "super-group" Monsters of Folk -- consisting of Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James -- is hitting the road this fall, stopping at U.S. and Canadian theatres ...

  32. Jim James Readies George Harrison Covers E.P., Monster Of Folk Album

    June 24, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although roots-rock act My Morning Jacket are enjoying some much needed downtime after a big 2008, frontman Jim James isn't resting. For his first official solo outing, James will debut a George Harrison tribute EP entitled "Tribute To&quo ...

  33. Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite At New York Benefit

    April 05, 2009 2:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The David Lynch Foundation's Transcendental Meditation benefit on Saturday (April 4) in New York became a Beatles reunion of sorts as Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney on stage for the show's three-song finale. The pair's stint onstag ...

  34. The Right 'Time': M. Ward

    February 06, 2009 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey ...

  35. Decemberists Back In 'Love' On New Album

    December 10, 2008 3:36 PM EST 0 0 0 The Decemberists will return with another epic, story-driven album next spring in the form of "The Hazards of Love," due March 24 from Capitol. The narrative this time around concerns the trials and tribulations of Margaret, her lover Will ...

  36. Billboard Bits: My Morning Jacket, Merge, Foo Fighters

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a ... My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffer ...

  37. MMJ's Jim James Falls From Stage In Iowa City

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell from the stage last night (Oct. 7) during the group's show in Iowa City, necessitating a trip to a local hospital and the cancellation of the rest of the gig. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell f ...

  38. Rockers Band Together For Obama Events

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joined the roster of musicians pledging their support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joi ...

  39. Billboard Bits: James/Oberst/Ward, Lambchop, ARIA Hall of Fame

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward are planning to release a collaborative album. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward ar ...

  40. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in ...

  41. My Morning Jacket Plans New Year's At MSG

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, My Morning Jacket will play an "evening with" New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at New York's Madison Square Garden, in what will be the band's biggest headlining show to date. Tickets fo As expected, My Morning ...

  42. Morning Glory

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket throws fans another sonic curveball on its new studio album, "Evil Urges," due this week via ATO. My Morning Jacket throws fans another sonic curveball on its new studio album, "Evil Urges," due this week via AT ...

  43. My Morning Jacket

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The guiding principle that "music is everything" has helped My Morning Jacket grow from humble roots in Louisville into the American rock band many feel is most likely to take it to the proverbial nex It's 4 a.m. on the last night of ...

  44. Morning Glory: My Morning Jacket

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's 4 a.m. on the last night of South by Southwest, and Jim James is belting out Rod Stewart's "You're in My Heart." A few hours earlier, the My Morning Jacket frontman dazzled an intimate crowd at an Austin church with a ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Frank Zappa, Newport Folk Festival, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Zappa concert becomes a 2-CD live album, Trey Anastasio leads additions to Newport Folk Fest lineup, and Joseph Arthur releases ongoing free album project. Frank Zappa Concert Becomes 2-CD Live Album A previously unreleased 1972 concert is the ...

  46. My Morning Jacket Reveal Headlining Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket will follow up its performance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., with a headlining run, beginning June 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. My Morning Jacket will follow up its performance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., with ...

  47. Buffett, Crowes Sign On For Newport Folk Fest

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob ...

  48. Buffett, Black Crowes, Power Set For Newport Folk Fest

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Other artists include the Avett Brothers, Levon He ...

  49. Q&A: My Morning Jacket

    Q&A: My Morning Jacket

    April 09, 2008 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Senior Editor, Jonathan Cohen chats with My Morning Jacket about the making of their upcoming album, ''Evil Urges'' and tour schedule. mmj , Jim James , interview , exclusive , jamband , My Morning Jacket , Jonathan Coh ...

  50. Video Preview: My Morning Jacket On 'Evil Urges'

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket honed the material for its upcoming album, "Evil Urges," during an extended stint in Colorado, and as the group tells Billboard.com in a video interview, that close vibe seeped into My Morning Jacket honed the material fo ...

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