1. Hear Miley Cyrus' Gritty Cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’

    September 13, 2014 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus continues to explore her inner rock star. Miley Cyrus Covers Beatles' 'Lucy In the Sky' at Billboard Music Awards After teaming with the Flaming Lips for a cover of the Beatles ’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” at the 2014 ...

  2. Cults, Jagwar Ma, Charles Bradley Headline Santa Monica Pier Concert Series

    June 05, 2014 1:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 It’s probably the coolest thing you can do on a summer evening in Los Angeles. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Twilight Concert Series on the Santa Monica Pier, which gets underway Thursday, July 10, with Cults and opening act James Supe ...

  3. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  4. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford Lead Night of 'OMG Moments' at 'Inside llewyn Davis' Concert

    September 30, 2013 9:35 AM EDT When Justin Timberlake couldn't make Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brother's movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake's understudy would perfor ...

  5. Newport Folk Festival's Popularity Soars As it Celebrates 54th Edition

    July 21, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Tickets for the main two days of this year's Newport Folk Festival sold out five months early and before anyone knew who was playing -- another indication of how the 54-year-old event is staying fresh and relevant with a mix of musical icons ...

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  7. Judy Collins, 73, Has Projects Planned Through 2016

    November 08, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The veteran artist is currently promoting her new book "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music." Even as she surveys her past in the new book "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music," Judy Collins is planning her future, with pro ...

  8. Doug Dillard, Banjo Great Who Crossed Genres, Dies at 75

    May 17, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75. A spokesman told AOL's country blog, The Boot , that Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness ...

  9. Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 28, 2012 8:37 PM EDT Country legend Earl Scruggs died in a Nashville hospital on Wednesday. He was 88. According to The Associated Press, his son Gary said the musician died of natural causes. The banjo player was a bluegrass icon who brought his distinct three-finger ...

  10. Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 28, 2012 8:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bluegrass and country legend Earl Scruggs died in a Nashville hospital on Wednesday. He was 88. According to The Associated Press, his son Gary said the musician died of natural causes. The banjo player was a bluegrass icon who brought his distinct ...

  11. Apple's Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow co ...

  12. Phil Ochs Documentary, 'There But For Fortune,' Marches Across U.S.

    March 03, 2011 3:36 PM EST A documentary on '60s folksinger Phil Ochs that had a schedule of eight cities in January has expanded its run to 70 playdates and may eventually be booked into 100 theaters. For a film that took 20 years to come together despite the interest ...

  13. Steve Earle Explores Mortality on New Album and Novel, Talks 'Treme'

    January 24, 2011 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 S teve Earle didn't intend for his new album and upcoming novel -- both titled "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" -- to connect, but in hindsight he's not surprised they did. "This is the longest I've ever ta ...

  14. Steve Earle: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Steve Earle Title TBD Date TBD Earle recently finished recording his 14th studio album with producer T Bone Burnett. The follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning 2009 release, "Townes," will include "The City," the song he wrote for ...

  15. Billboard Bits: New Michael Jackson Video, 'One More Chance,' Debuts Online

    November 19, 2010 7:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Michael Jackson Video, 'One More Chance,' Debuts Online Four days after the release of the new Michael Jackson single, "Hold My Hand," a video for ...

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that eve ...

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Black Eyed Peas

    March 04, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 BACK IN BLACK: Two days after Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave" was released Feb. 23, Apple announced that the iTunes store had sold its 10 billionth song: Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way." Billboar ...

  18. Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah Play White House Concert

    February 10, 2010 10:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat in the East Room of his White House and listened to an all-star lineup of performers pay tribute to the music that he s ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Phoenix, Paramore, Yoko Ono and More

    February 08, 2010 6:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. After taking home the Grammy for Best Alternative Album a few weeks ago, French pop rock band Phoenix is turning its attention to a new project -- writing ...

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts ...

  21. Billboard 200 Undergoes Makeover

    November 17, 2009 11:31 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard has announced changes in the methodology of the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while a new sales survey, Folk Albums, will join Billboard's chart menu. Effective with the 2010 chart year, which begins with the charts ...

  22. Woodstock At 40: The Bands Reflect

    July 31, 2009 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard.com spoke to many of the artists who performed at the historic Woodstock festival about their thoughts and memories of the event that helped define their lives and careers. Joan Baez It was a once in a lifetime thing for me. (Playing on th ...

  23. Woodstock At 40: Billboard On The Scene

    July 31, 2009 2:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 In August of 1969, Billboard sent a young reporter, Daniel Goldberg, to upstate New York to cover the Woodstock festival. His report of the historic event appeared ont he cover of the August 30, 1969 issue of the magazine. Goldberg would go on to a ...

  24. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look ...

  25. Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Show Comes To PBS

    July 29, 2009 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Seeger has never paid attention to demographics or audience segments. His message has always been about inconclusiveness as a performer. And he's a performer in many senses of the word. "A musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, lab ...

  26. Woodstock Box Set Unearths Famous Festival's Rarities

    June 05, 2009 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings -- from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane -- will dot Rhino's "Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" box set, w ...

  27. May 17, 2009

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Hard Candy,” Madonna. 2008 – A pregnant Ashlee Simpson marries Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in the backyard of her parents’ home in Encino, Calif. 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of pneumoni ...

  28. Springsteen Honors Pete Seeger At Madison Square Garden

    May 04, 2009 8:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 A star-studded medley of musical guests played tribute to Pete Seeger at a benefit concert for the legendary folk singer's 90th birthday. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Ani DiFranco and John Mellencamp were among the 40 music ...

  29. Newport Jazz, Folk Fests Returning To Roots

    April 21, 2009 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lineups for the Newport folk and jazz festivals indicate both are returning to their roots. Joan Baez and Pete Seeger, who played the first Newport festival in 1959 and remain vital figures in the folk genre, are scheduled to perform again this year ...

  30. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3 ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  32. Folk Legend Odetta Dies At 77

    December 03, 2008 2:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77. Odetta died Tuesday (Dec. 2) of heart disease at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, said her manager of 1 ...

  33. American Folk Legend Odetta Dies At 77

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77. Odetta died Tuesday (Dec. 2) of heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, said her manager of 12 years, Doug ...

  34. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statu ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard H ...

  36. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote r ...

  37. Chart Beat

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Joan Baez, Cliff Richard, Pink and more! GOT A JOANS FOR YOU: It's been 29 years and two weeks since Joan Baez appeared on the Billboard album chart, but her long hiatus is over, thanks to the debut of "Day ...

  38. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica roars back on its first album in five years, Jessica Simpson makes a play for country stardom, LL Cool J says adios to Def Jam and Gym Class Heroes bare their souls in this week's Hot Produc The first album in five years from trip-hop ...

  39. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while ...

  40. Joan Baez Looks Toward 'Tomorrow'

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As first tipped here in March, folk veteran Joan Baez is readying a new album for fall release. "Day After Tomorrow" is due Sept. 9 via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Entertainment and was produced by Steve As first tipped here in March, folk ve ...

  41. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the b ...

  42. Montreal Concert Producer Sam Gesser Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal concert producer Sam Gesser, best known for bringing names like Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to the city, died yesterday of cancer. He was 78. Harry Belafonte once described Gesser as the best impresario in North America, his c ...

  43. Steve Earle Steering New Joan Baez Album

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Steve Earle says the next Joan Baez album, which he's producing, is "a really, really good record." Check that. "It's a f*ckin' <I>great</I> record, man," he tells Billboard.com. Steve Earle says the ne ...

  44. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the ...

  45. Bacharach, Band, Calloway Get Lifetime Grammys

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band and late jazz vocalist Cab Calloway are among the acts that will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award at the upcoming 50th annual Gram Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band ...

  46. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statu ...

  47. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard H ...

  48. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote r ...

  49. Dylan's 'Newport' Performances Making DVD Debut

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adding to an already robust slate of Bob Dylan-related releases this fall, Columbia/Legacy will on Oct. 30 release the DVD "The Other Side of the Mirror -- Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival Adding to an already robust slate of Bob Dyl ...

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