1. Joe Satriani Talks Memoir, Chickenfoot 'Heartbreak,' Massive Box Set (Song Premiere)

    April 08, 2014 10:24 AM EDT Listen to "Luminous Flesh Giants," off Satriani's "Complete" box set, out April 22. Plus, Satch talks Chickenfoot: "It's been a big heartbreak for me (that) we weren't able to get together and record another ...

  2. Morning Fix: Strait, Lambert Win at ACMs; Bette Midler Joins Streaming Pay Critics' Chorus; UMG's New Top-Level Trifecta

    April 07, 2014 6:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE GEORGE STRAIT, MIRANDA LAMBERT WIN BIG AT ACM AWARDS It was Las Vegas' night to celebrate country music, as the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated the format in party fashio ...

  3. Joe Satriani’s 'Chrome Dome': The Shiniest Part of a New Career Retrospective

    April 06, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Grammy-nominated guitarist celebrates three decades in the music business with boxed set in shape of his head, biography and world tour. Joe Satriani is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. In his early years, he gave less ...

  4. Chart Moves: Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines Makes Solo Debut, She & Him Bows on Cassette

    May 17, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts , as Lady Antebellum, "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack and the "Now 46" compilation moved in. Lady A's latest, "Golden," gave the country ...

  5. Andy Johns, Producer/Engineer for Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, More, Dead at 61 (Updated)

    April 07, 2013 8:01 PM EDT 
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  7. Sammy Hagar Planning a 'Four Decades of Rock' Show for September

    May 11, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though touring with Chickenfoot is taking up some of his time, Sammy Hagar has deemed 2012 "an experimental year" as he tries out some other live performing concepts he may pursue next year. "I want to do more than just go play an are ...

  8. J. Cole Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Blink-182 Snags No. 2

    October 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just one week after we saw 85-year old Tony Bennett grab his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole, 26, bows in the No. 1 slot wi ...

  9. Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot Is No Joke (But Van Halen Is)

    August 23, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sammy Hagar says he didn't exactly plan to record and release the all-star Chickenfoot 's second album this year. "The reason Chickenfoot had to go in was because of Chad," Hagar tells Billboard.com, meaning drummer Chad Smith, w ...

  10. Sammy Hagar on Sharing Chickenfoot Drummer with Chili Peppers, Autobiography

    August 30, 2010 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chickenfoot is four songs and "seven pieces of new music" into its second album, according to frontman Sammy Hagar . But he acknowledges there's some concern about keeping that not-so-old gang of theirs together. The challenge is drum ...

  11. Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore Lead Arizona Boycott

    May 26, 2010 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha has enlisted dozens of musicians and activists to join The Sound Strike, an open call by artists to boycott the state of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law. The law passed by the Ar ...

  12. Steve Miller Band: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Bingo!" (Space Cowboy Records/Roadrunner/Loud & Proud, June 15) The first new Steve Miller Band studio album in 17 years has a bluesy edge, with guest spots from B.B. King , Jimmy Reed and Jimmy Vaughan . Joe Satriani will also join M ...

  13. Steve Miller Band Mines The Blues For 'Bingo!'

    March 31, 2010 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Miller hasn't released a new studio album in 17 years but he plans to make up for lost time with a pair of blues and R&B cover sets that will come out this year and next. "Bingo!," Miller's first Steve Miller Band relea ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Susan Boyle, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Mystikal And More

    January 15, 2010 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Susan Boyle will make her first television appearance of 2010 next Tuesday (Jan. 19) when she returns to the Oprah Winfrey Show to perform "Who Was I ...

  15. Jimi Hendrix Explores New 'Valleys'

    January 11, 2010 6:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings is set for release in March, kicking off a brand new exploration of the legendary guitar virtuoso's life and works in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of his death in 1970. &qu ...

  16. Chickenfoot Video Q&A

    September 30, 2009 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It was a joke name when we started, Chad, Michael, and I" Chickenfoot frontman Sammy Hagar says of his newish supergroup with guitarist Joe Satriani , former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith i ...

  17. Jay-Z And Beatles Top Charts, Coldplay Case Closed, O.A.R. Plans Live Album

    September 16, 2009 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Tuesday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Jay-Z and the Beatles reign supreme on the charts, Coldplay 's copyright case is closed, and O.A.R. wants fans to savor the memories. Hova and the Fab Four blew t ...

  18. The Daily Noise 9.16.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.16.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 16, 2009 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z and the Beatles reign supreme on the charts, Coldplay's copyright case is closed and O.A.R. plans a live album. Abbey Road , The Beatles , beyonce , Bill Werde , Jay-z , The Daily Noise , Fuse , the blueprint 3 , Kanye West , beatles reis ...

  19. Coldplay, Satriani Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    September 15, 2009 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guitar hero Joe Satriani and British pop-rock band Coldplay have settled their legal entanglements and the guitarist's lawsuit alleging copyright infringement has been dismissed, Satriani's representative confirmed to Billboard today. Whil ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Steve Vai, Jay-Z, Radiohead

    August 07, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. GO FIGURE Requests came in this we ...

  21. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews&# ...

  22. Chart Beat: Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Shinedown

    June 10, 2009 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 CHART DEBUTS: Last week, Nielsen, owner of Billboard, announced the closing after 36 years of trade publication Radio & Records (R&R). In addition to news items and feature stories, R&R also contained a host of airplay charts powered by ...

  23. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows in the penthouse of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000. Better still, it's the fifth-straigh ...

  24. Sammy Hagar Stimulated By Chickenfoot

    May 26, 2009 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tired of the tequila-friendly party shows that he's been performing for the last 13 years with his post-Van Halen solo band The Waboritas, Sammy Hagar tells Billboard.com his decision to form Chickenfoot with guitarist Joe Satriani, former Van ...

  25. Cat Stevens May Sue Coldplay: 'It Depends On How Well Satriani Does'

    May 05, 2009 12:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens agreed on Monday that the Coldplay song, "Viva La Vida," sounds like one of his 1973 songs, but he stopped short of saying he would sue for plagiarism. "My son brought it to my attention and said: 'D ...

  26. Coldplay Denies Satriani's Copying Claim In Court

    April 07, 2009 7:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay has denied in federal court that it copied parts of Joe Satriani's music for its hit song, "Viva La Vida." In a response filed in Los Angeles on Monday, attorneys for Coldplay's band members also argued that any similari ...

  27. Coldplay Denies Copying 'Viva La Vida'

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has denied in federal court that it copied parts of Joe Satriani's music for its hit song, "Viva La Vida." In a response filed in Los Angeles on Monday (April 6), attorneys for Coldplay's band members also argued that ...

  28. Coldplay Hitting Amphitheatres On Summer Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay will kick off a North American summer tour July 10 at the Amphitheater at Clark County in Portland, Ore. So far, 14 dates are set through early August, with more to be announced. Tickets for concerts in San Diego, Toronto, Charlotte, N.C. a ...

  29. Coldplay Responds To Satriani Lawsuit

    December 09, 2008 3:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay has responded to Joe Satriani's copyright infringement lawsuit over its song "Viva La Vida," which he claims contains" substantial, original portions" of his 2004 track "If I Could Fly." "If there are ...

  30. Coldplay Responds To Satriani Lawsuit

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has responded to Joe Satriani's copyright infringement lawsuit over its song "Viva La Vida," which he claims contains" substantial, original portions" of his 2004 track "If I Could Fly." "If there a ...

  31. Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For Plagiarism

    December 05, 2008 10:08 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed yesterday (Dec. 4) in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay ...

  32. Satriani Accuses Coldplay Of Plagiarism

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song ...

  33. Flea, Johnny Marr On New Frusciante Album

    November 12, 2008 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Flea are among the guests on Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante's new album, "The Empyrean," due Jan. 20 via Record Collection. The Sonus Quartet and the New Dimension Singers also make a ...

  34. Flea, Johnny Marr On New Frusciante Album

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Flea are among the guests on Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante's new album, "The Empyrean," due Jan. 20 via Record Collection. Guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Flea are among the guests ...

  35. Satriani, Hagar, Anthony, Smith Hit The Studio

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After playing together live for the first time last February during a solo Sammy Hagar concert in Las Vegas, a new group featuring the ex-Van Halen vocalist, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Sat After playing together live for the first time l ...

  36. Adopting a moniker like "Satchafunkilus" for an

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adopting a moniker like "Satchafunkilus" for an album persona invites expectations of intense wallowing related to the funk persuasion. Adopting a moniker like "Satchafunkilus" for an album persona invites expectations of intense ...

  37. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on di ...

  38. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. returns to rock, the Black Keys team up with Danger Mouse, Moby cooks up the soundtrack to a night out in New York, Sun Kil Moon ruminates on matters of the heart and Trina stands up for the si The latest album from country veteran George Str ...

  39. Smith Keeps Rocking During Chili Peppers Break

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least drummer -- in show biz these days. With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as ...

  40. Joe Satriani Completes Album, Plots Tour

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist Joe Satriani is near completion on his 12th studio album. While an album title and release date are still pending, tickets for an album-supporting U.K. tour are moving briskly. Guitarist Joe Satriani is near completion on his 12th studio a ...

  41. Guy, Randolph Set For Experience Hendrix Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist confirmed to appear on the five-city Experience Hendrix tour. The outing begins Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C. Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny ...

  42. JOE SATRIANI, "Surfing With The Alien: Legacy Edition"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to garage rock, have done wonders for the art of power chords and riffs. The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave t ...

  43. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Texas rap titans UGK return with a new album after a five-year layoff, Bruce Hornsby makes his first foray into instrumental jazz with the help of two esteemed players and Kat DeLuna quickly makes her A new album from rock combo Grace Potter and the ...

  44. Satriani To Play Intimate Gigs

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his album “Surfing With the Alien” by performing a handful of club and theater dates in August. The concerts will coincide with an expanded reissue of the album, due Aug. 7 via Le ...

  45. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on di ...

  46. Steve Miller Raids Archives, Gets Jazzy

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a 30th anniversary edition of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle" due out this month, can the same treatment for its follow-up, "Book of Dreams," be far behind? Probably not, says Miller. With a 30th anniversary edition ...

  47. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display ...

  48. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The third solo album from Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen, a covers album from country icon Wilie Nelson, a long-awaited comprehensive Pretenders boxed set and a reconfigured version of post-punk le The long-overdue North American debut of U.K. ro ...

  49. MMJ, moe. Lead Jammy Noms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars lead the field for the sixth Jammy Awards. With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo ...

  50. All-Stars To Celebrate Les Paul In L.A.

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Merle Haggard, Buddy Guy and Alison Krauss are among the guests who will join Les Paul Feb. 7 in Los Angeles for a celebration of the guitar legend's 90th birthday. Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Merle Haggard, Buddy Gu ...

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