1. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The longevity of The Ramones, X, Nick Cave and New Order belies the genre's supposed short-lived appeal. It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, argua ...

  2. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement, emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ush ...

  3. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  4. Backbeat: Clive Davis Riffs on the Biz, Lou Reed Tanning, More at Intimate Pre-GRAMMY Gathering

    January 23, 2014 4:37 AM EST Clive Davis regaled an intimate audience in West Hollywood Wednesday night (Jan. 22) with tales plucked from his 50-year legacy as one of music's most significant record executives. Over an hour-long interview led by The Hollywood Reporter mu ...

  5. Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker

    November 04, 2013 2:45 PM EST "When Lou said goodbye, his dark eyes seemed to contain an infinite and benevolent sadness" In a moving, personal essay  written for the New Yorker, storied punk singer and writer Patti Smith recounted her time with the recently departed ...

  6. Briefs: Garfunkel & Oates Head to IFC; ‘Llewyn Davis’ Concert on Showtime; ‘Idol’ Winner’s Debut Pushed to 2014

    September 30, 2013 5:21 PM EDT 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series Green-Lit by IFC IFC has given the green light to a 10-episode series starring the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates. “Garfunkel & Oates,” slated for 2014, will focus on the aspirations and misadv ...

  7. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford Lead Night of 'OMG Moments' at 'Inside llewyn Davis' Concert

    September 30, 2013 9:35 AM EDT When Justin Timberlake couldn't make Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brother's movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake's understudy would perfor ...

  8. Beck, Dan Deacon Headline L.A.'s Station to Station Railway Car Exhibit

    September 28, 2013 6:24 PM EDT By Maxwell Williams, The Hollywood Reporter At around 8 p.m. at Union Station in Los Angeles, artist Doug Aitken stood on tiptoes, inspecting through a camera lens indie-rock artist Dan Deacon’s spasmodic set. Under the cavernous Art Deco ceilings ...

  9. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that ...

  10. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johan ...

  11. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performance ...

  13. The Beat 12/20: Frank Ocean's Favorites, DMX + Rudolph

    December 20, 2012 7:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, December 20 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In ...

  14. Morning Fix: Bruno Mars Vs. Taylor Swift on Billboard 200; Clive Davis To Honor L.A. Reid at Pre-Grammy Party; Jenni Rivera Memorial Service

    December 18, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters BRUNO MARS VS. TAYLOR SWIFT FOR NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: After a surprisingly strong sales weekend for Bruno Mars' new album Unor ...

  15. Patti Smith Planning 'Just Kids' Memoir Sequel

    December 17, 2012 7:37 PM EST 0 0 0 After winning a National Book Award for Nonfiction for her 2010 memoir "Just Kids" -- which focused on her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe -- Patti Smith is planning a sequel that will flesh out and add to the story. Smith tells Bill ...

  16. Ellie Goulding's 'Halcyon' Track By Track: Video

    October 08, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 If there's an emerging pop star primed to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, it's Ellie Goulding . While her signature song "Lights" was slowly climbing the Hot 100 this past year (peaking at No. 2), the English songstress wasn&# ...

  17. Sony Music Names Jenifer Mallory VP International Marketing

    August 06, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sony Music today announced that Jenifer Mallory has been promoted to Vice President, International Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment. In her new capacity Mallory will lead international marketing campaigns for Sony's U.S.-signed artists, co ...

  18. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  19. Patti Smith Recorded 'An Unexpected Gift' for Amy Winehouse

    May 30, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New album 'Banga' reflects on 'the state of the environment' as well Patti Smith feels like she's saying something -- or, rather, a lot of things -- on her new album, "Banga." "I have certain core things I wan ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Alan Rickman to Play CBGB Founder in Biopic

    May 14, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. They hope ...

  22. Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Eric Levin is a co-founder of Record Store Day (RSD), owner of Atlanta's Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Though this year he's scaled back his involvement with RSD to focus on his retail business ( ...

  23. Michael Davis, MC5 Bassist, Dead at 68

    February 19, 2012 4:56 PM EST Michael Davis, the bassist of legendary rock band the MC5, has died of liver failure, his wife said Saturday. He was 68. Davis died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., on Friday afternoon after a month-long hospitalization for liver disease, ...

  24. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  25. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  26. Seymour Stein: 'Shellac in His Veins'

    January 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST 0 0 Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music industry n ...

  27. Ice-T to Perform With Chuck D., Grandmaster Caz at Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:26 PM EST Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothi ...

  28. Exclusive: Johnny Depp Gets Into Record Biz With 'Rum Diary' Soundtrack

    October 12, 2011 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Johnny Depp's company Infinitum Nihil will release the soundtrack to his next film, "The Rum Diary," through Lakeshore Records, a first for his company. The album will be released digitally Oct. 25 and on CD on Nov. 29. The album cont ...

  29. John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November

    October 07, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Patti Smith , Jackson Browne , Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-tra ...

  30. Dum Dum Girls Polish Their Lo-Fi Grit on Album No. 2

    September 25, 2011 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred has simple goals. "As corny as it sounds, it's my dream to do this and only this," she says of making music. "To contribute and do something worthwhile." Corny or ...

  31. Seattle Sounds: A 20th Annversary Celebration

    September 20, 2011 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 _ _ Chart Article _ _ 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Soundtrack Track-By-Track 29 deep PJ cuts, with quotes from director Cameron Crowe on each. _ 'Nevermind' The Covers 13 Nirvana odes by everyone from Patti Smith to Muse. _ Charles Peterso ...

  32. Backbeat: Cee-Lo Green, Richard Branson Tend Bar @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest

    September 12, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Virgin Mobile FreeFest attracted some 50,000 fans to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, September 10. This year's line-up featured 20 bands on three stages including, Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on th ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Win Sweden's 2011 Polar Music Prize

    August 30, 2011 4:00 PM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have received the prestigious 2011 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a glitzy ceremony in Stockholm on T ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Bette Midler Vs. Gaga, Take That Beats Springsteen's Tour Record

    July 18, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bette Midler Accuses Lady Gaga Of Stealing 'Mermaid in a Wheelchair' Routine Angry fans threw eggs at Lady Gaga when she went onstage in Sydney last week dresse ...

  36. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys , Deadmau5 , Cee Lo Green , TV on the Radio , Patti Smith , Empire of the Sun , and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavili ...

  37. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  38. Exclusive: CBGB Film to Chronicle Birthplace of Punk Rock

    May 16, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The birth of punk rock in New York City will be chronicled in a film about the club CBGB and its owner, the late Hilly Kristal, according to the film's producers, one of whom is Kristal's daughter. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Sa ...

  39. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Awarded Polar Music Prize

    May 03, 2011 7:27 AM EDT STOCKHOLM - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have won the 2011 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee announced Tuesday. The musicians will be invited to Stockholm later this year to accept the prize of 1 million krono ...

  40. How Rock Music is Saving Book Publishing

    April 25, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Billy Joel aside, the sudden surge in memoirs is bringing boomers to bookstores. From Keith Richards' assertion that he really did snort his father's ashes to Sammy Hagar's revelation that he's been abducted by aliens, out-ther ...

  41. The Roots Draft Nas, Wiz Khalifa for Fourth Philly Picnic

    February 28, 2011 10:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The Roots have drafted Nas , Wiz Khalifa and recent best new artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for their fourth annual Roots Picnic concert, at hometown venue Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Also on the bill for the June 4 event are recentl ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Preview, Big Four Metal Fest

    January 26, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Photos, Clip Surface Zombie outfits, Katy Perry wigs and the famed "Thriller" dance -- Glee 's Super Bowl Sunday episod ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Patti Smith Wins Book Award

    November 18, 2010 8:52 AM EST 0 0 0 Patti Smith was among the major winners of the U.S. National Book Awards for her memoir "Just Kids," choking up with tears before urging book publishers not to let technology kill traditional books. Smith, a 63-year-old American singer son ...

  48. Patti Smith Wins Book Award

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Patti Smith was among the major winners of the U.S. National Book Awards for her memoir "Just Kids," choking up with tears before urging book publishers not to let technology kill traditional books. Smith, a 63-year-old American singer s ...

  49. Bruce Springsteen Rocks 'Fallon' with 'Promise' Tracks, 'Whip My Hair'

    November 17, 2010 10:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Jimmy Fallon didn't let Bruce Springsteen forget he's "The Boss" for even one second last night -- and Springsteen didn't fall short of high expectations. Celebrating his just-released package "The Promise," which ...

  50. Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper Toast Lennon's Legacy at Concert

    November 15, 2010 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "I looked to Yoko [Ono] for how to carry oneself as a widow," Patti Smith told concertgoers Friday (Nov. 12) at the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute Concert at New York City's Beacon Theater, just before ripping into "Oh Yoko!&quo ...

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