1. Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens Rarities Get Release

    December 18, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans of classic country music will be excited to learn of a new series of releases from Omnivore Recordings that will take them back in time a few years. The company recently released four vinyl EP's from four of the format's greatest star ...

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  3. Paul McCartney Gets Tribute Album, Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2012 7:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Prepare for Paul McCartney mania in 2012 as the beloved Beatle turns 70 in June. On deck much sooner: a new solo album, "Kisses on the Bottom," released Feb. 7 by Hear Music/Concord, as well as a fully endorsed tribute record featuring cov ...

  4. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Bac ...

  5. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine a ...

  6. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard ...

  7. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophyte ...

  8. Flaming Lips, Neko Case Party in Ohio's Hocking Hills at Nelsonville Music Fest

    May 16, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Your weird party in the woods... I hope it goes on for 500 thousand more years," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd Saturday night (May 14) at the Nelsonville Music Festival. "I'm perfectly one of you." PHOTOS ...

  9. 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit Opens, Features Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    May 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit op ...

  10. Lady Gaga to Ma Rainey: 'Women Who Rock' Exhibition Opens Today at Rock Hall

    May 13, 2011 7:40 AM EDT CLEVELAND - When Wanda Jackson was a girl with a gravelly voice who opened for Elvis Presley in the 1950s, nobody had ever heard a woman sing like that before. By then, Presley was already gyrating his way to superstardom. But Jackson - called the ...

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers, Chiddy To Attempt Nine-Hour Rap

    April 21, 2011 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers Nicole Crowther, who has appeared frequently as an extra on " Glee ," was recently fired from the show for re ...

  12. Rachael Ray Hosts Delicious SXSW Feedback Party

    March 20, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rachael Ray's biggest nightmare about her annual Feedback party at South By Southwest? Why, the food, of course. "The toughest part is I get so nervous about the food," Ray told Billboard.com on Saturday after watching her husband Joh ...

  13. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival ...

  14. Wanda Jackson and Jack White 'Shake' 'Letterman'

    January 21, 2011 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson has experienced a resurgence of sorts over the past few years, spurred on no doubt by White Stripe/Raconteur Jack White's guiding influence. All of this came to a head last night on the "Late Show with David ...

  15. London Luminaire To Close

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST North London venue the Luminaire has announced it will close on Dec. 31, 2010. The 300-capacity venue has featured performances this year from Jonathan Richman, Silver Apples, Warpaint, Dum Dum Girls, Wanda Jackson and Imelda May. A statement on t ...

  16. BACKBEAT: Ryan Bingham, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Jack White and Wanda Jackson At The Americana Music Awards

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth annual Americana Music Awards took place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 9 and celebrated a year’s worth of great American roots music. The highlights from the evening included the theme from film Crazy Heart earni ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish, Fantasia Cracks Aspirin Joke

    September 10, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish Justin Bieber had a brief run-in with the law on Sunday (Sept. 9) before taking the stage at a Maryland state fair. The pop st ...

  18. Americana Awards Celebrate Legacy Of Wanda Jackson

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wanda Jackson had no idea the influence she would have on future rock 'n' roll women when she carved a sharp, distinctive line across the heartwood of the new genre back in the 1950s and '60s. The rockabilly queen with the knockout ...

  19. Cleveland Rocks As Hall Of Fame Festivities Begin

    April 04, 2009 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the throes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mania, Cleveland was loaded with revelry on the night before Saturday's induction ceremony. About 1,200 people turned out Friday night for an official VIP induction pre-party at the Rock and Roll Hall ...

  20. Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

    April 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, whose monstrous sound continues to assault the senses and push heavy metal to its limits, headlined a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night that felt much more like a concert than an awards show. For the first tim ...

  21. Update: Metallica To Be Two-Bassist Band At Hall Of Fame

    April 01, 2009 8:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seems that Metallica will be a two-bassist band at this weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland. A day after former bassist Jason Newsted told Billboard.com that his replacement, Robert Trujillo, would not take p ...

  22. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf ...

  23. Flamin' Groovies Principals To Reunite

    February 02, 2009 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Flamin' Groovies principals Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney will reunite for the first time since 1971 at the eighth Ponderosa Stomp festival, to be held April 28-29 at New Orleans' House of Blues. The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Franci ...

  24. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named to ...

  25. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Up For Rock Hall Induction

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five will be chosen in January for enshrinement during an April 4 cerem Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the l ...

  26. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “ ...

  27. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Train pulls back into the station with its first new album since 2003, Andrea Bocelli goes bi-lingual, Barry Manilow revisits the sounds of the 1950s and more recaps of the week's notable new releases An album of Motown classics from the legend ...

  28. Go-Go Godfather Brown Gets Heritage Fellowship

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chuck Brown, the still-active "Godfather of Go-Go," was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship yesterday (June 14), the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Chuck Brown, the still-active "Godfather of Go-Go,& ...

  29. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Grandmaster Flash, Randy Newman and the O'Jays lead the nominees for the 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. They are joined on the ballot by the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Wanda Jackson, U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Fiv ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Hot Product

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Atlantic's "Sessions@AOL" compilation, featuring live tracks from Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Jewel, among others. The fourth studio albu ...

  32. Hammond Opts For One Of His Own On New Set

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues artist John Hammond has written and recorded a song of his own. Due Feb. 11 via the Back Porch label, Hammond's "Read After more than four decades interpret ...