1. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute ...

  2. MC5 Guitarist Goes for Cool Factor in Crafting SXSW Jimi Hendrix Stamp Concert

    March 11, 2014 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wayne Kramer is proudly "a guy that comes from an era of being highly critical of the government -- and is still fairly critical of much of what our government does." But when it comes to putting rock stars on U.S. postage stamps, the MC5 ...

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  4. SXSW 2012: 10 Things Seen and Heard Friday

    March 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Who forgot their lyrics? Who had synchronized dance moves? And who had Bill Murray rocking out in the crowd? Here are 10 things from Friday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. As he promised, ...

  5. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a templat ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Billy Bragg Teams with Rosanne Cash, Joe Henry for New Album

    September 06, 2010 7:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 B illy Bragg , Rosanne Cash and producer Joe Henry will be teaming up this fall for a new album that's slated to come out in 2011. The project, Bragg tells Billboard.com, is an outgrowth of Henry's biannual curation of a song cycle at the ...

  8. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and ...

  9. Hollywood Rock Royalty Band Together For Ailing Bassist

    September 23, 2009 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Billy Morrison heard his friend, bassist Scott Ford ( Twilight Singers , the Gutter Twins , Camp Freddy), was suffering from an advanced bone loss medical condition resulting in severe blood infections, the guitarist and former member of The Cu ...

  10. April 30, 2009

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Mariah Carey marries rapper-actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Darrell Sweet of Naza ...

  11. Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dead At 60

    January 06, 2009 10:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead this morning (Jan. 6) at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to local police. He was 60. Ann Arbor Detective Bill Stanford tells Billboard.com that police were called to Asheton's house early thi ...

  12. Flobots To Rock With Rage At DNC In Denver

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Up-and-coming rock outfit Flobots will play a free show today (Aug. 27) in front of a hometown crowd at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention, alongside Rage Against The Machin Up-and-coming rock outfit Flobots will play a fr ...

  13. Flobots Added To DNC Music Lineup

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Flobots will play a free show tomorrow (Aug. 27) at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention. The rock act joins previously scheduled performers Rage Against The Machine, the Coup, State Radio and Wayne Kramer. The performance ...

  14. Rage To Rock During Democratic Convention

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Tent State University, Rage Against The Machine will play a free show Aug. 27 at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention In conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against th ...

  15. Rage To Rock During Democratic Convention

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Tent State University, Rage Against The Machine will play a free show Aug. 27 at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention. The performance is part of the Tent State Mus ...

  16. Farrell, Morello, Slash And More Rock For Recovery

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slash, Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, Perry Farrell, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Jakob Dylan, Joseph Arthur, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Ours and others banded together last night in New York for a concert Slash, Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, Perry Farrel ...

  17. Morello Trek To Feature Harper, Slash, Keenan

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York show is a previously announced show benefiting Road Recovery and will feature Slash, Jerry Cantrell and Wayne Kramer of MC5. As was tipped here earlier this month, Tom Morello is once again combining politics and music on the road with ...

  18. Morello, Townshend Kick Out The Jams At SXSW

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With hundreds of performances every day, its identity as a festival is pretty easily established. But two particularly special performances on Thursday (March 15th) marked South by Southwest's second With hundreds of performances every day, its ...

  19. 'Ceasefire' Protest Concert Planned For D.C.

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Electronica act Thievery Corporation, indie rock group Le Tigre and singer/songwriter Steve Earle have signed on to perform at "Operation: Ceasefire," a daylong Sept. 24 concert and rally at the Washi Electronica act Thievery Corporation, ...

  20. Rockumentary Spurs Legal War

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A wrangle over "MC5: A True Testimonial," a documentary about the legendary '60s Detroit rock band, has led one of the group's members to block the film's theatrical and DVD release. Kick out the writs. A wrangle over &quo ...

  21. 'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywi Epitaph is bringing its popular " ...

  22. Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, forme ...

  23. Rock Vets To Celebrate Harrison's 60th

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." Accord In addition to a posthumous studio alb ...

  24. Billboard Bits: West Memphis Three, Frampton, Sweet

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on a Henry Rollins-organized West Memphis Three benefit, Peter Frampton's new record deal, and former Sweet drummer Mick Tucker's death. Alt rock stalwart Henry Rollins has organized a March 8 benefit concert to raise awareness of ...

  25. Oysterhead Opens Up For Debut Album

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Oysterhead -- the impromptu rock supergroup featuring Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, and ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland -- will begin recording its Oysterhead -- the impromptu rock supergroup featu ...