1. 615 Artist Spotlight: Jimmie Van Zant

    September 05, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmie Van Zant knows that upon meeting fans, the question is always going to be asked -- about his famous family tree. The singer smiles when discussing this with Billboard, saying that he definitely doesn't shy away from it. In fact, it' ...

  2. Album Reviews: Owl City, Imagine Dragons & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT IMAGINE DRAGONS Night Visions Producers: Alex Da Kid, Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Release Date: Sept. 4 Though he hasn't yet reached the level of Dr. Luke and RedOne, English songwriter/producer Alex Da Kid has helmed enough hit s ...

  3. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 3

    December 21, 2010 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," &q ...

  4. Yo La Tengo, Pete Rock, Greg Dulli Kick Off CMJ 2010 in New York

    October 20, 2010 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMJ (College Music Journal) festival and conference kicked off Tuesday night (Oct. 19) with an especially wide-ranging lineup of shows, from indie rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo at Brooklyn Bowl and Greg Dulli at Bowery Ballroom to hip-hop veterans ...

  5. Ramones Biopic In The Works

    October 01, 2009 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox Searchlight wants to be sedated. The specialty division is in negotiations to board a project about the life of the Ramones , based on the upcoming memoir "I Slept With Joey Ramone," by the musician's brother, and featuring the ba ...

  6. Rosanne Cash Readies 'The List'

    April 07, 2009 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rosanne Cash is dipping back into her childhood for her next album, "The List," and taking her father Johnny's lessons to heart. "'The List' is based on a list my father made for me when I was 18 years old," Cash t ...

  7. Paul Westerberg Offers New Album For 49 Cents

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the fact that he doesn't have a computer and may never have been online in his life, Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg is the latest artist to embrace the Internet for rapid dissemination Despite the fact that he doesn't have a ...

  8. Westerberg Returns To Action In Minneapolis

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The good news is that Paul Westerberg is writing songs again, but the bad news is there is neither an album nor a tour in the immediate future. The reclusive Minneapolis icon took to the stage last ni The good news is that Paul Westerberg is writing ...

  9. 'Lost' Johnny Cash Performance Breaks Free Of Universal's Vaults

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music on July 24 will release "The Great Lost Performance," a Johnny Cash performance from 1990 found in the vaults. The set features Cash duets with wife June Carter and singer Lucy Clark. Universal Music on July 24 will release ...

  10. Dolan Plotting Album With Chicago Scene Vets

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Calling Bill Dolan's performance at the Intonation Music Festival over the weekend a comeback would be right on target were it not for the fact that the Five Style and Heroic Doses guitarist has kept Calling Bill Dolan's performance at Chi ...

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. REMEMBERING LUTHER Dear Fred, I expect many will write about the passing of Luther Vandross this week. A friend just e-mailed me with the miserable news, which must have just broken as the Billboard Web site ...

  12. Van Zant Brothers Go Country

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brothers Johnny and Donnie Van Zant are teaming up to record a country album for Sony's Columbia Records Nashville label. Brothers Johnny and Donnie Van Zant are teaming up to record a country album for Sony's Columbia Records Nashville la ...

  13. Malin, Adams Prepare To Give The Finger

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The debut release by the Finger, Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin's not-so-secret punk band, will arrive in the U.S. Sept. 23 on One Little Indian Records. The debut release by the Finger, Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin's not-so-secret punk band, wi ...

  14. 26 Days on the Road

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The TwangBangers comprise hard-charging HighTone artists Dallas Wayne, Bill Kirchen, Redd Volkaert, and Joe Goldmark, who joined forces last summer (with Goldmark's rhythm section Johnny and Jack) for The TwangBangers comprise hard-charging Hig ...

  15. Paul Westerberg Returns In 'Stereo' & 'Mono'

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a three-year absence from the music biz, Paul Westerberg is to return April 23 with a two-CD set on Los Angeles independent label Vagrant that spans both sides of his musical personality. The pa After a three-year absence from the music biz, P ...

  16. Skynyrd's Leon Wilkeson Dies

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leon Wilkeson, bassist of legendary southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep Friday in his room at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was 49. A St. Leon Wilkeson, bassist of legendary southern rock ...

  17. Los Palominos Drummer Dies in AccidentC

    February 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A bus chartered by the Grammy-winning Tejano band Los Palominos ran a stop sign yesterday (Feb. 4) in Port Lavaca, Texas, throwing out drummer Jesse Arreola, who was killed when the bus ran over him, A bus chartered by the Grammy-winning Tejano band ...