1. Johnny Winter Honors 'Big Influences' on 'Roots,' out in September

    July 01, 2011 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter will pay tribute his blues heroes and, for the first time in his 42-year recording career, enlist the assistance of established younger artists on "Roots," his first album for Megaforce. The release ...

  2. Johnny Winter Taps All-Star Lineup for 'Roots' Album

    April 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It should be no surprise that Johnny Winter 's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues. The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first stu ...

  3. Conan O'Brien Rocks With Jack White for TBS Premiere

    November 09, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 We knew Conan O'Brien could tear it up on the axe after we saw him play guitar alongside Neil Young on the last episode of his "Tonight Show." Coco lived up to his own high standards of rock on the premiere of his new TBS talk show la ...

  4. Conan O'Brien Announces New Show Band

    October 19, 2010 6:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Conan O'Brien's musical sidekick on his upcoming TBS show will be called The Basic Cable Band, and it will be made up of familiar faces for Conan fans. With Max Weinberg out of the picture , Jimmy Vivino will become band leader for the Nov ...

  5. Conan O'Brien Announces New Show Band

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Conan O'Brien's musical sidekick on his upcoming TBS show will be called The Basic Cable Band, and it will be made up of familiar faces for Conan fans. With Max Weinberg out of the picture, Jimmy Vivino will become band leader for the No ...

  6. Max Weinberg Out for Conan O'Brien's TBS Show

    September 27, 2010 10:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Max Weinberg may not be leading the house band on "Conan's" TBS debut this November. Jimmy Vivino, who has been the band's guitarist and keyboardist on "Late Night" and "Tonight Show," will step into his shoes ...

  7. Conan O'Brien Plays Guitar, Recruits Neil Young & Will Ferrell For Last 'Tonight Show'

    January 23, 2010 6:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Conan O'Brien ended his short-lived gig as host of NBC's "Tonight Show" on Friday night (Jan. 22), and the comedian went out with a star-studded episode that featured two memorable musical numbers. First, O'Brien brought out ...

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay Farrar; Rosanne Cash; Laurie Anderson; Bob Neuwirth; Terre Roche; Shannon McNally; Jenni Muldaur; Rodney Crowell; Steven Van Zandt; Davie Allan; Jimmy Vivino Billboard Bits: 'Rose &a ...

  9. White Honored At First Amendment Gala

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, Ruben Blades, and Public Enemy, the Creative Coalition posthumously honored Billboard editor in chief Timothy As part of a benefit that featured performances ...

  10. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert b ...

  11. Weinberg Takes 'Late Night' Leave For E Street Tour

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drummer and bandleader Max Weinberg will take a leave of absence from NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" to hit the road again with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Drummer and bandleader Max Weinberg will take a leave ...

  12. Fire It Up

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This is Perry's first album for Blind Pig, and he has made the most of the opportunity. This is Perry's first album for Blind Pig, and he has made the most of the opportunity. Having previously paid some lead guitar dues with the likes of ...