1. Punk's Quiet Visionary: Debbie Harry, Tommy Stinson, Danny Fields and More on Tommy Ramone

    July 18, 2014 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1974, Thomas Erdelyi became Tommy Ramone. The last surviving original member of the band is remembered as the odd man out who helped shaped the sound and look of punk rock's founding fathers. This feature first appeared in the July 26th issu ...

  2. Backbeat: Seymour Stein Honored by Gottehrer, Silverman, Lyor, Other NYC Music Machers (and Madonna) at CBGBs Fest

    October 09, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Walking into the elegant, dimly lit Bowery Hotel last night (Oct 8) for the CBGB Fest’s tribute to Seymour Stein , the recipient of the event’s inaugural Icon Award , one was immediately struck by several sharp contrasts that at times bordered o ...

  3. Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage: 'It Was Very Emotional'

    November 15, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" ...

  4. Album Reviews: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Bobby Womack, Patti Smith

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals The Lion the Beast the Beat Producers: Jim Scott, Dan Auerbach Hollywood Records Release Date: June 12 An increasing number of fans picked up on Grace Potter & the Nocturnals during the course of the band's t ...

  5. Joey Ramone Posthumous Solo Album To Be Released by BMG

    April 18, 2012 8:04 AM EDT Joey Ramone in 1977 (Phot: BMG / Janet Macoska) BERLIN - BMG today announced the worldwide release of a posthumous solo album from former Ramones frontman Joey Ramone, who died 11 years ago at age 49. The 15-track album …Ya Know? will roll-out wit ...

  6. Inside The 2011 Polar Music Prize Ceremonies Honoring Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet

    August 31, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Patti Smith receives the 2011 Polar Music Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Concert Hall, Stockholm. (Photo: Patrik Österberg / All Over Press Sweden) Patti Smith will perform live tonight at the Stockholm Concert Hall, the final event in a c ...

  7. R.E.M. Bassist: Touring Behind New Album 'Just Doesn't Feel Right'

    February 25, 2011 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 After making a "statement" with 2008's rocking "Accelerate," R.E.M. had broader designs for its 15th studio album, "Collapse Into Now." "With 'Accelerate' we sort of made a statement record -- everyt ...

  8. R.E.M. Calls 'Collapse Into Now' Their Best Album in 20 Years

    February 09, 2011 10:19 AM EST 0 0 0 R .E.M. 's Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck are apparently as excited as their fans about their upcoming 15th studio release, "Collapse Into Now." Bassist Mills calls the 12-track collection "our best record since 'O ...

  9. R.E.M. 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 1:23 PM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. "Collapse Into Now" March 8 Michael Stipe and his band of alt-rock stalwarts are back with producer Jacknife Lee, who produced R.E.M.'s previous album, "Accelerate," from 2008. This time they've brought along a n ...

  10. R.E.M. and Eddie Vedder Collaboration, 'It Happened Today,' Leaks

    December 21, 2010 11:41 AM EST 0 0 0 While R.E.M. has already previewed its fifteenth studio album "Collapse Into Now" with the release of lead track "Discoverer" last month, a new collaboration with Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder has hit the web. "It Happened ...

  11. New R.E.M. Album, 'Collapse Into Now,' Out March 8

    December 17, 2010 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 R .E.M. has announced a March 8, 2011 release date for "Collapse Into Now," their 15th studio album and follow-up to 2008's "Accelerate." The 12-track album was produced by Jacknife Lee, who recorded with the band in New Orl ...

  12. Patti Smith Group / Feb. 19, 2010 / Detroit (Saint Andrews Hall)

    February 24, 2010 7:06 PM EST 0 0 0 It was, to paraphrase U2 , a sort of homecoming for Patti Smith . The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and poet did, after all, live in the Detroit environs (suburban St. Clair Shores, to be precise) from 1980-96 with her late husband, ...

  13. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But ...

  14. Les Paul Remembered By Musicians And Fans

    August 14, 2009 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the announcement yesterday of Les Paul's death at the age of 94, many of his fellow musicians, producers, and guitar acolytes stepped forward to remember the man who changed the course of modern music and recording. "Les was a re ...

  15. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 8:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many conside ...

  16. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many consi ...

  17. Rock-It Science Fest Set For March 3

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rufus Wainwright, Lenny Kaye, Peter Holsapple and Steve Wynn, among others, will perform at the Rock-It Science Festival, to be held March 3 at the Highline Ballroom in New York. The one-day event will also feature a number of scientists and acade ...

  18. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, wi ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, Animal Collective

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slash, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, James Burton, the Ventures, Jennifer Batten, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Kaye, Steve Lukather, Barbara Lynn and Alannah Myles have signed on for a Billboard Bits: Les Paul, Animal Colle ...

  20. The Royal Albert Hall Project / Jan. 12, 2008 / New York (World Financial Center)

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In 1966 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan famously plugged in with a band called the Hawks (soon to become the Band) and was met with hisses, boos and curses of "Judas." Luckily, the crowd at N In 1966 at London's Royal Al ...

  21. Nicole Atkins

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicole Atkins hails from the quaint seaside borough of Neptune City, N.J., population 5,218. But her Colombia debut "Neptune City," named in honor of her beloved hometown, was recorded in a land bette Nicole Atkins hails from the quaint se ...

  22. Haynes Relaunches Label At Guest-Filled NYC Show

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Allman Brothers Band/Gov't Mule guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes formally relaunched his Evil Teen Records label last night (March 28) with a show featuring short sets from both of his bands, as well Allman Brothers Band/Gov't Mule guitari ...

  23. Underground Garage

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 You've heard who got into the Rock Hall this year: R.E.M., Patti Smith, the Ronettes, Van Halen and Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five. All good. All deserving. I was hoping it would be the Pat You've heard who got into the Rock Hal ...

  24. Patti Smith Helps CBGB Say Goodbye

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The legendary stage of New York rock club CBGB got its final workout last night (Oct. 15), courtesy of another legend, Patti Smith. Smith -- who played her first show at CBGB in February 1975 and earl The legendary stage of New York rock club CBGB g ...

  25. Underground Garage

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Wanna have some fun? Tune in to intheattic.tv for Rachel Fuller's Inter ...

  26. Dylan Helps Remember Pair Of 'Unsung Heroes'

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the release this week of his new album, "Modern Times," Bob Dylan has been inescapable in the press. With the release this week of his new album, "Modern Times," Bob Dylan has been inescapable in the press. But a short film ...

  27. Unreleased Cash Duet Bolsters Jennings Box

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A previously unreleased duet with Johnny Cash is among the special tracks to be found on the Waylon Jennings boxed set "Nashville Rebel," due Sept. 26 via RLG Nashville/Legacy. A previously unreleased duet with Johnny Cash is among the spe ...

  28. eMusic Makes Key Hires

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bolsters editorial, PR, mktg departments. eMusic has bolstered its editorial, pr and marketing departments with new hires in key positions. In editorial, music journalists Lenny Kaye and Michaelangelo Matos have been hired as rock/pop columnist an ...

  29. Who's the Boss?

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Springsteen joins 'Nebraska' tribute at the New York Guitar Festival. Chocolate Genius (left), Lenny Kaye, Stephan Crump, Bruce Springsteen and Jen Chapin (with her son Maceo) perform a cover of Woody Guthrie’s "Oklahoma Hills" a ...

  30. Colter Returns With First CD In 20 Years

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right place." But Colter's circling is over. "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording ha ...

  31. NYC Rockers Come Alive On 'Continental' CDs

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, the Lunachicks, the Bouncing Souls, the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome and Cro-Mags lead the track list for "Best of NYC -- Live at Continental," to be Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee ...

  32. Collaborations Highlight Tibet House Benefit

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and Philip Glass tickled the ivories behind Lou Reed last night (Feb. 9) at the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit conce Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie Mc ...

  33. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University studen ...

  34. Vega Takes 'Best' On The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of "Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega," the veteran singer/songwriter will hit the road next week in the U.S. The run will kick In conjunction with Tuesday' ...

  35. Little Steven Goes 'Underground' With Radio Show

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Musician/actor Little Steven Van Zandt will launch a weekly syndicated radio show with an April 7 gala taping in New York. "Hard Rock Cafe Presents Little Steven's Underground Garage" will showcase mu Musician/actor Little Steven Van ...

  36. Artists Salute Waylon Jennings

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64 from diabetes-related health problems. "Waylon Jennings was an American archetype, the bad guy with a big heart," sai Artists are paying tribute to Waylon J ...

  37. Patti Smith Gets Anthologized

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation set of Patti Smith's 27-year recording career. "Land 1975-2002," a two-CD package, will include a "hits" disc of material culled from h Arista has set a March ...

  38. Grateful Dead Lives Again On 12-CD Box Set

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here in June, the Grateful Dead's studio work will be honored by Rhino/Warner Archive on Oct. 16, with the release of "Grateful Dead: The Golden Road (1965-1973)." The 12-CD boxed set will i As tipped here in June, the Grate ...

  39. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and fr ...