1. Corner Office: Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman/CEO of Gibson Brands, on Surviving Scandal and Setting Up Shop on the Sunset Strip

    November 24, 2014 10:21 AM EST The guitarist-turned-CEO on reimagining a 118-year-old company, surviving scandal and setting up shop on the Sunset Strip. A conversation with Henry Juszkiewicz , chairman/CEO of Gibson Brands, is as colorful as his office and conference room -- p ...

  2. Music Legend Les Paul Gets Hometown Honor

    November 08, 2014 4:00 PM EST Music legend Les Paul discovered his penchant for guitar at Waukesha Junior High in Wisconsin. It's where his teachers recognized his curious nature, answering never-ending questions like how electricity got to light switches or why windows v ...

  3. Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

    February 01, 2013 1:59 PM EST Above, L-R: Townshend's longtime friend, producer and humorist Martin Lewis; Pete Townshend; Jeff Salmon of the Les Paul Foundation The Who's Pete Townshend was honored at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creat ...

  4. Peter Frampton Plans Summer 2013 Tour with Superstar Guitarists

    December 20, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 B.B. King is the first guest signed up for the August trek. Peter Frampton will take a collection of guitarists on tour in the summer under the title of Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus. B.B. King is the first guest signed up for the tour, partic ...

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  6. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  7. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  8. Backbeat: Iridium Nightclub Launches Record Label with Loose Set by Jane Monheit, Les Paul Trio

    April 03, 2012 2:44 PM EDT Jane Monheit performing with The Les Paul Trio at Iridium in New York on Monday night (photo: Frank White) The Iridium nightclub in New York's theater district came to prominence as a jazz room that once a week hosted Les Paul, the legendary ...

  9. Alan Jackson & Kix Brooks Enter Music City Walk of Fame

    November 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As Nashville got ready to watch their Tennessee Titans take to the field against the Bengals on Sunday, many in downtown gathered for the 2011 unveiling festivities of the Music City Walk of Fame. Seven Nashville-related personalities were chosen fo ...

  10. Mayer Hawthorne 'Found My Own Style' on Sophomore Album

    October 11, 2011 10:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mayer Hawthorne says that "I really feel like I found my own sound" on his sophomore album, "How Do You Do," which comes out today (Oct. 11). "I'm really excited for people to hear that progression." Many fans, of ...

  11. Rockin' Roads: Streets Named After Famous Musicians (Map)

    October 10, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Penny Lane. Thunder Road. Highway 61 Revisited. Plenty of roads, streets, boulevards and other locations have been immortalized in music, but what about the other way around? Join Billboard.com on an interactive rock'n'roll field trip arou ...

  12. Tom Morello Rocks Google Doodle in Honor of Les Paul

    June 10, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary guitarist Tom Morello has found a new instrument: the Google Doodle . Watch below, as the Rage Against the Machine co-founder trades his strings for computer keys in honor of guitar legend Les Paul's 96th birthday. The most recent Goo ...

  13. Google's Playable, Recordable Doodle Honors Guitar Great Les Paul

    June 09, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Thursday's Google logo at www.google.com honors guitar legend Les Paul, who passed away in 2009 and would have turned 96 this year. The commemorative logo - called a Google doodle - is actually an interactive stringed instrument that somewhat ...

  14. Google Remembers Les Paul with Guitar Doodle

    June 09, 2011 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Thursday's Google logo honors guitar legend Les Paul , who passed away in 2009 and would have turned 96 this year. The commemorative logo -- called a Google doodle -- is actually an interactive stringed instrument that somewhat resembles a guit ...

  15. Zakk Wylde Unplugs for New BLS Album, Calls 'Idol' Gig 'Hysterical'

    May 27, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Z akk Wylde 's Black Label Society are still making a lot of noise these days. But some of it is quieter than others. Wylde calls the group's new album, "The Song Remains Not the Same," the "unblackened" side of Black L ...

  16. Dennis Coffey Taps Mayer Hawthorne, Paolo Nutini for Solo Album

    April 30, 2011 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 D ennis Coffey , the man who brought wah-wah to Motown (on the Temptations ' "Cloud Nine") and has a Hall of Fame-caliber sessions resume, brings his own music to the fore again this week with the help of some famous friends. Paolo Nu ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani Covers Elle's Women in Music Issue, Beastie Boys Release New Single

    April 06, 2011 7:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwen Stefani Covers ELLE's Women in Music Issue In ELLE's Women in Music issue hitting newsstands April 12, Gwen Stefani appears on the cover and in a portfolio ...

  18. Win A Signed Joe Bonamassa Guitar

    March 08, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 With blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa's new album "Dust Bowl" due on Mar. 22, Billboard.com is giving readers a chance hear a tune and to win a guitar signed by the legendary riff-man, his entire catalog, or snag a free copy of &quo ...

  19. Warren Haynes Mines His Soul Roots On 'Man in Motion' Album, Due in May

    February 24, 2011 12:28 PM EST 0 0 0 G ov't Mule co-founder and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes will shows his roots as a soul man with the May 10 release of his fourth solo album, "Man in Motion" (Stax/Concord Music Group). The 10-song set, recorded in Will ...

  20. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Eyes Spring Start for Next Album

    September 23, 2010 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 C had Kroeger is starting to get the itch to work on the next Nickelback album, but he says he may face a "strike" from his bandmates. "You don't want to bring that up around the band members, I can tell you that," Kroeger t ...

  21. Guns N' Roses to Play First Major U.S. Show in Four Years

    July 21, 2010 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's not hard to get a Guns N' Roses fix these days, whether from members past or present. The current incarnation of GNR, led by frontman Axl Rose , has just announced an appearance on Aug. 13 at the Rock 'N Rev Festival in Sturgis, ...

  22. Jimmy Page Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 11, 2010 8:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin 's Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo hall of fame at a ceremony in London. The honor, supported by Universal Catalog Marketing, was presented at the Mojo Honours List ceremony at the Brewery venue in London last night (June 10) ...

  23. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 8:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for a ...

  24. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for ...

  25. Jeff Beck Takes Risks For 'Emotion & Commotion'

    February 17, 2010 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 J eff Beck is confident that "there'll be a few raised eyebrows" when fans get an earful of his new album, "Emotion & Commotion." Due out April 13, his first studio album in seven years features orchestral arrangements o ...

  26. Win A George Thorogood Guitar

    September 10, 2009 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Thorogood recently swung by Billboard.com's studio to chat about his new record " The Dirty Dozen ," which combines new material with some older Destroyers tunes, as well as to bring in and sign a guitar for a lucky Billboard.c ...

  27. George Thorogood Talks Les Paul

    George Thorogood Talks Les Paul

    September 04, 2009 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Thorogood talks about the meaning of guitars. george thorogood , interview , Les Paul , guitars , Billboard exclusive , George Thorogood , Les Paul , Guitars , Interview Videos George Thorogood Les Paul Guitars Interview ...

  28. Les Paul Passes, Aerosmith Cancels

    August 14, 2009 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Friday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, guitar hero Les Paul died in New York yesterday at the age of 94. Artists from every corner of music have hailed him as an inspiration and wielded his instruments. Aero ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Les Paul Dies At 94

    August 13, 2009 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Les Paul , the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday. He was 94. According to Gibson Guitar, Paul died of complic ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 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. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I ha ...

  34. April 15, 2009

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cluster reunite for their first concert since 1996. 2006 – Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You” sets a record when the song hits 15 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart. 2001 – Joey Ramone of the Ramones dies of lymphoma at New York-Pres ...

  35. Bon Jovi Writing New Songs For Hits Set

    November 14, 2008 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 With the final leg of Bon Jovi 's "Lost Highway" tour completed, guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the New Jersey rock act is looking ahead to plenty of new projects. "We've been filming a documentary and are in t ...

  36. Bon Jovi Writing New Songs For Hits Set

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the final leg of Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" tour completed, guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the New Jersey rock act is looking ahead to plenty of new projects. With the final leg of Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway& ...

  37. Let It Rip

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with "Play," a mostly instrumental album due this week via Arista Nashville. Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with & ...

  38. Slash Exercises Freedom With Solo Album

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A solo album or the third Velvet Revolver album -- or possibly both -- are on Slash's docket for 2009. The guitarist tells Billboard.com that he's "at the very tail end of the demo phase" for the solo A solo album or the third Ve ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newc 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three ...

  41. Brad Paisley Goes Instrumental With 'Play'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with "Play," a mostly instrumental album due Nov. 4 via Arista Nashville. Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with &quo ...

  42. This Day in Music

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Daniel Kelly, founding father of Irish-American folk-pop band the Kelly Family, dies in Berlin of undisclosed causes after a long illness. He is 71. 2002 - Daniel Kelly, founding father of Irish-American folk-pop band the Kelly Family, dies i ...

  43. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly," via Private Music. The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on Capito 2003 - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley rele ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newc 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three ...

  45. This Day in Music

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Daniel Kelly, founding father of Irish-American folk-pop band the Kelly Family, dies in Berlin of undisclosed causes after a long illness. He is 71. 2002 - Daniel Kelly, founding father of Irish-American folk-pop band the Kelly Family, dies i ...

  46. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly," via Private Music. The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on Capito 2003 - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley rele ...

  47. Nelson Launching Label With Family Album

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that makes record companies nervous. Nervous is a good sign." We'll see how he feels now that he's sitting in the owner's chair of his own label Over the years, Willie ...

  48. Brewer's 'Moan' Howls North Mississippi Blues

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The importance of music in Craig Brewer's new film "Black Snake Moan" is telegraphed by some key billing: Mississippi bluesman Son House, who died in 1988, receives a featured screen credit. The importance of music in Craig Brewer ...

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