1. Fat Possum Opens Its Own Vinyl Pressing Plant to Meet (Its Own) Demand

    December 23, 2014 10:55 AM EST Memphis Record Pressing, a new vinyl pressing plant dreamed up and run by Fat Possum founder Matthew Johnson , in partnership with Bruce Watson and AudioGraphics Masterworks owners Mark Yoshida and Brandon Seavers , is ready for business 10 months ...

  2. Nirvana & Friends Fill It Up at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar

    April 11, 2014 6:16 AM EDT Not content with induction at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana have called on some girl-power for a hits-filled post-Hall set. Brooklyn's 350-capacity Saint Vitus venue hosted a secret show soon after t ...

  3. Nirvana Joined By Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 11, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame audience had to wait a long time for Nirvana to hit the Barclays Center stage on Thursday night. More than four hours into a show that veered between galvanizing and grueling, the band's surviving members, Dave ...

  4. Nirvana on 'Fallon': Grohl & Novoselic Talk Cobain Ahead of Rock Hall Induction

    April 10, 2014 8:40 AM EDT 8 6 1 On the eve of Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, surviving membersDave Grohl and Krist Novoselic took the couch on NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's dea ...

  5. Rock Music Finds Winning Tough at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 12:47 AM EST 1 0 0 At the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, host LL Cool J noted that “here at the Grammy Awards, we never stop rockin’.” But you could have fooled us. With a paucity of major category nominations (only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for Record of the Ye ...

  6. Washington City to Celebrate Nirvana Day This April

    December 26, 2013 4:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Nirvana Day will be held April 10, the same day as the band's Rock Hall induction Kurt Cobain was born and raised in Aberdeen, Wash., and four miles away, another city in Washington state will honor the musician's legacy with a day in his ...

  7. Sub Pop and Nirvana's First Record Contract: Simplicity Ahead of a Squall

    August 22, 2013 1:04 PM EDT Six hundred bucks well spent—not that we had it at the time. That what Sub Pop had to say when it posted the first page of its original, starkly simple, contract between Nirvana and the still-fledgling Seattle label. The document dates to when N ...

  8. CBGB Fest Announces Seymour Stein as Icon Award Winner, Van Toffler To Give Keynote (Exclusive)

    August 05, 2013 8:00 AM EDT This year's  CBGB Music & Film Festival has announced that Seymour Stein will be honored with the inaugural CBGB Icon Award and Van Toffler , former President of MTV Networks and current President of Viacom's Music and Logo Netw ...

  9. Morning Fix: Obama Inauguration Music Guide; Major Labels' HMV Rescue Plan; Myspace Rights Issue

    January 21, 2013 12:20 PM EST Subscribe to Billboard.biz's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE OBAMA INAUGURATION MUSIC GUIDE: KATY PERRY, ALICIA KEYS, Q-TIP & MORE Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, ...

  10. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Perform Debut Gig at Sundance

    January 02, 2013 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Dave Grohl won't just be bowing his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival this month. The Foo Fighters frontman will also lead the debut performance of the Sound City Players, a group gathering "core musicians and special guests& ...

  11. Paul McCartney & Nirvana Members Unite Again on 'SNL'

    December 16, 2012 3:45 AM EST 0 0 0 New collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack" now available on iTunes. "Sirvana" strikes again: Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana once again united to perform their new collaboration, "Cut Me Some Slack," on & ...

  12. '12-12-12' Producer John Sykes on Show's Boomer-riffic Lineup, Raising $36 Mil, McCartney Calling Grohl (Video)

    December 13, 2012 11:47 AM EST Sure, last night's " 12-12-12" concert featured one of the most impressive lineups in years, if not ever, between Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, ...

  13. Sandy Concert Duets: Watch Springsteen & Bon Jovi, Waters & Vedder + More

    December 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Along with a slew of winning performances from the biggest music stars on the planet, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief boasted a handful of marquee collaborations that are unlikely to ever duplicated. The Boss rocked out with Bon Jovi, the lea ...

  14. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  15. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our f ...

  16. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCE ...

  17. Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

    December 12, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters RAVI SHANKAR DEAD AT 92: Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. Labeled "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, S ...

  18. More Tributes To Beastie Boy Adam Yauch: Eminem, Chuck D, Jay-Z, Madonna, Others

    May 06, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Beastie Boys (from left): Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others. They are trailblazers and ...

  19. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer f ...

  20. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer f ...

  21. Smells Like An Anniversary: Seattle Celebrations Still To Come

    September 20, 2011 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sept. 20: Following Pearl Jam 's Labor Day weekend concert in East Troy, Wis., the band's ongoing 20th-anniversary celebration continues with the release of the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty." The film, whi ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Jon Stewart to Host Nirvana Special, Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Expecting

    August 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jon Stewart To Hold Nirvana Special With Remaining Members on SiriusXM In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind," comedian and " ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Nirvana Bassist To Throw 'Nevermind' Show, T-Swift Song Hits 'True Blood'

    August 18, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana Bassist to Perform 'Nevermind' for Album's 20th Anniversary Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is planning a Seattle tribute concert on September 20 t ...

  24. Foo Fighters Become 'F**kin' Movie Stars,' Play New Album at SXSW

    March 16, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We're f***in' movie stars!" That's how Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl greeted the packed crowd at the band's surprise show Tuesday night at Stubb's, part of a Media Temple party closing the South By Southwest In ...

  25. Foo Fighters Reveal 'Wasting Light' Album Title, Tracklist

    February 15, 2011 2:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters have revealed the title and full tracklist of their seventh full-length and follow-up to 2007's "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace." "Wasting Light" will be released on April 12 in the U.S. through Roswe ...

  26. Foo Fighters' New Album Due April 12

    February 02, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters have confirmed a release date for their still-untitled seventh album on their official website . The album is due out April 12 in the U.S. on Roswell/RCA. The band also shared a 38-second instrumental snippet from a new song on its ...

  27. Foo Fighters: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Foo Fighters Title TBD April After an extended run playing with Them Crooked Vultures, Dave Grohl is bringing back Foo Fighters in a big way. Grohl has said that the group's next album doesn't feature any ballads-just 11 rockers in a row. ...

  28. Foo Fighters Debut New Songs at Secret L.A. Show

    December 22, 2010 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters played a secret show in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Dec. 21), returning to one of singer Dave Grohl's favorite "Valley" haunts, rock club Paladino's. In advance of their last album, 2007's "Echoes, Si ...

  29. Foo Fighters Return, Dave Grohl Recruits Krist Novoselic

    October 27, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters will release a new album next year that features special help from singer Dave Grohl's old Nirvana bandmate, bassist Krist Novoselic, the frontman revealed to BBC Radio 1 . The as-yet-untitled set, which would be the group' ...

  30. Analysis: Artist Compensation, Pricing Debate Heats Up

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Though not a new topic, how artists and labels are compensated for their works continues to gain momentum as countries pass (or consider to pass) anti-piracy laws, and everybody from musicians to label executives to music publishers ponder how to ...

  31. Courtney Love Fights Guitar Hero, Chickenfoot Crosses Country

    September 11, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Friday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Guitar Hero endures the Twitter-wrath of Courtney Love , viewers flock to "Glee," and Chickenfoot crosses the country. Although late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cob ...

  32. Nirvana Members Dismayed By 'Guitar Hero 5'

    September 11, 2009 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana . Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said in a joint statement that they were "dismayed and very dis ...

  33. May 16, 2009

    May 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears’ second album, “Oops!… I Did It Again” sells 1.3 million copies in its debut week, setting a new record for highest debut by a female artist. 2000 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using his nam ...

  34. May 10, 2009

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rocker Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 2003 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “American Life,” Madonna. 1999 – Artist/author/songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, is found dead in Key West, Fla. 1994 – Weezer releases its debu ...

  35. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart i ...

  36. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic f ...

  37. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single " ...

  38. Flipper Drafts Novoselic For New Album

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fifteen years since its last studio album, influential punk outfit Flipper is up and running once more. Fifteen years since its last studio album, influential punk outfit Flipper is up and running once more. "I think that we're 99% there, ...

  39. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart i ...

  40. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic f ...

  41. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single " ...

  42. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Moore, 64, a longtime member of the R&B vocal group the Drifters, dies in London of respiratory problems. Moore sang lead on the act's mid-'50s hit "Ruby Baby" and memorably s 2003 - Anita Mui ...

  43. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The late Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy lives on as the rapper's second posthumous album, "Born Again," sells more than 485,000 copies in its first week in stores to bump living superstar Cel 2004 - Music vet ...

  44. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Singer Bobby Brown, 31, is arrested at Newark Airport in Newark, N.J., on an outstanding warrant for probation violation in a prior drunken-driving case.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2005 - Count ...

  45. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The late Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy lives on as the rapper's second posthumous album, "Born Again," sells more than 485,000 copies in its first week in stores to bump living superstar Cel 2004 - Music vet ...

  46. Meat Puppets' Kirkwood Branches Out On 'Snow'

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since 2000, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood has been spotted in three different bands. Since 2000, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood has been spotted in three different bands: a new version of the Meat Puppets, Eyes Adrift (which also included ex-Nirvan ...

  47. New Nirvana Compilation On The Way

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just in time for the holidays, DGC has set a Nov. 1 release date for a new Nirvana compilation. Just in time for the holidays, DGC has set a Nov. 1 release date for a new Nirvana compilation. "Sliver: The Best of the Box" rounds up highlig ...

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