1. Publishers Said to Be Missing As Much as 25 Percent of Streaming Royalties

    October 20, 2015 5:18 PM EDT By some industry estimates, as much as 25 percent of mechanical royalties due publishers and songwriters are going unpaid by streaming services due to identification difficulties. Yesterday, Oct. 19, Spotify’s U.S. service pulled down thousands ...

  2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Go for Artistry Over Obvious at Henry Fonda Theater

    June 04, 2013 4:30 PM EDT The story may change as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers continue with their six-concert stand at the 1,400-capacity Henry Fonda Theater, but on opening night the star attraction in this vault-mining experiment was guitarist Mike Campbell. Petty ...

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  4. Tom Petty's Stolen Guitars Found, Venue Security Guard Arrested

    April 18, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Five precious guitars owned by Tom Petty that were stolen last week were returned to their rightful owner Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Culver City police arrested a private security guard named Daryl Emmette Washington, 51. He was w ...

  5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Stolen Guitars Recovered

    April 17, 2012 7:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a heartbreaker for Tom Petty and the band when someone stole five of their precious guitars from a soundstage, but it was music to their ears when police in Southern California announced Tuesday that the instruments had been recovered. One pe ...

  6. Tom Petty Talks New Album, Tour, Sandwiches in Twitter Q&A

    December 15, 2011 7:32 PM EST 0 0 0 There were a few modest news flashes from Tom Petty during a Q&A session on his official Twitter page ( @tompetty ) on Thursday. Petty told Billboard.com that a new album is planned "but too soon to know details. it`s early days." He d ...

  7. Tom Petty Plays Radio Benefit, Pays Tribute To Fired KLOS DJ Jim Ladd

    October 31, 2011 11:33 AM EDT Twenty songs, two hours. Ho-hum -- another typical Tom Petty and the Heartbreakersconcert, right? Ha. Factor in this: a small venue, deep tracks the band hasn't deployed in ages - including two that Petty said they'd never played live - ...

  8. Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show

    May 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her firs ...

  9. Stevie Nicks Calls New Album 'My Own Little 'Rumours''

    April 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks says it wasn't her intention to take a decade between solo albums. Nicks -- whose "In Your Dreams," the follow-up to 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," comes out May 3 -- tells Billboard.com that she was ready ...

  10. Bad Religion Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Album & Book

    October 01, 2010 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reaching a 30th anniversary has been a "weird" experience for Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley. "It doesn't feel like 30 years," Bentley, one of the California punk rock group's co-founders, tells Billboard.com. "I ...

  11. 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, ...

  12. Tom Petty Embarking On Virtual 'Superhighway' Tour For Live Release

    September 23, 2009 3:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are going on tour this fall, but they'll be coming to a computer rather than a city near you. To promote "The Live Anthology," a box set due out Nov. 24, Petty and company are launching the Superhighway ...

  13. Tom Petty / May 31, 2008 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shortly after finishing "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Tom Petty told a stoked Saturday night crowd in suburban Detroit that "We're gonna have a good time tonight, I promise you." He did not lie. Shortly after finishing &quo ...

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Diamond

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  15. 'Home' Field Advantage

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  16. Mudcrutch Hopes To Live Beyond Reunion Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. The reunited Gain ...

  17. Diamond, Rubin Re-Team For 'Home Before Dark'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's second album with producer Rick Rubin will be out next month, and features a duet with the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines on the track "Another Day (That Time Forgot)." Neil Diamond's second album with producer ...

  18. Petty Dusts Off Mudcrutch For Album, Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty has revived his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch for a new album, and will mount a spring tour of California beginning Apr. 12 in Malibu. Tom Petty has revived his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch for a new album, and will mount a spring ...

  19. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Strokes / Sept. 26, 2006 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers treated this Hollywood Bowl crowd to an effortless set of solid gold hits, tasteful new songs and well-chosen covers. Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty a ...

  20. Head On Down The 'Highway'

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Showing a growing disillusionment with the promise of freedom, "Highway Companion," Tom Petty's first solo effort in 12 years, is also his most personal and heartfelt to date. Showing a growing disillusionment with the promise of free ...

  21. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers / June 20, 2006 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 All the usual suspects were dished out, from the massive crowd sing-a-longs "Free Fallin'" and "Learning To Fly" to early AOR smashes like "Refugee" and show opener "Listen to Her Heart," not to menti Thi ...

  22. Tom Petty Heads Down New 'Highway'

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty has settled on the track list for "Highway Companion," his first solo album since 1994's Rick Rubin-produced "Wildflowers." Fittingly, the set is due July 25 on Rubin's American Recordings i Tom Petty has sett ...

  23. 'Long' Is The New Short

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of their career. The Open Wide/Columbia set "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addresses the controversy The Dixie Chicks re-emerge t ...

  24. Bogdanovich Rooted In Petty Documentary

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" playing in the background as Peter Bogdanovich discusses his latest project on the phone. You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong&# ...

  25. Cash's Final Song To Appear On 'American V'

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Like the 309," the last song written by Johnny Cash before his death, will be included on "American V: A Hundred Highways." Due July 4 via American Recordings/Lost Highway, the album was recorded wit "Like the 309," th ...

  26. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group o ...

  27. Dixie Chicks Get Personal On 'Long Way'

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal album of their career. Due May 23 via Open Wide/Columbia, "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addre The Dixie Chicks will re-eme ...

  28. 2005 Billboard Century Award Speeches

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The full text of 2005 Century Award honoree Tom Petty's acceptance speech and the introduction by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong at the Billboard Music Awards, Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Below is the full text of 2005 Century Award honoree Tom ...

  29. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They " ...

  30. A Polished Diamond

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due this week via Columbia. The project was produced by Rick Rubin, who encouraged Diamond Neil Diamond unveils some of the most s ...

  31. Diamond Strips Down, Gets Personal On '12 Songs'

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due Nov. 8 via Columbia. As previously reported, the project was produced by Rick Rubin, wh Neil Diamond unveils some of the most ...

  32. Heartbreakers Strong At Summer Box Office

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are putting up some of the biggest numbers of the band's career this summer, averaging more than 16,500 a night in attendance, according to Billboard Boxscore. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are putting up s ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw Rob Thomas, Bon Jovi, Joss Stone, Queen Latifah and John Legend will perform at a benefit concert for VH1's Save the Music Foundation on April 11 at New York's Beacon Theatre. The event will b ...

  34. Tambourine

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carolina singer/songwriter Tift Merritt has glammed up her image a bit for her second Lost Highway release, which finds her pushing her already considerable talents to new heights. Carolina singer/songwriter Tift Merritt has glammed up her image a b ...

  35. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault ...

  36. Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up t Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have ...

  37. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors th ...

  38. The Albatross

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For his debut, Gary Stier has brought along a few friends, including Jayhawk Gary Louris, Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, and former John Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aronoff. For his debut, Gary Stier has brought along a few friends, including J ...

  39. Los Straitjackets Draft Guests For New Set

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sixpence None The Richer frontwoman Leigh Nash, Mavericks singer Raul Malo, and X's Exene Cervenka are those who will be dueting with quirky rock act Los Straitjackets on the group's next album. Sixpence None The Richer frontwoman Leigh Na ...

  40. Stevie Nicks Is Ready For 'Trouble'

    February 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks is enjoying a rare moment of quiet.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Stevie Nicks is enjoying a rare moment of quiet. It's a comfortably warm February afternoon in her Los Angeles home, and she is taking a brief breather before di ...