James Mercer

James Mercer's Pre-Shins Band Getting a Reissue

Before the Shins, there was Flake Music. No, it's not a great name for a band by any stretch of the imagination, but don't let that throw you. Their sole album, 1997's "When You Land Here, It's Time to Return," is basically the Shins' debut album with another band's name on it.
Led Zeppelin, (left - right): John Paul Jones, John Bonham (1948 - 1980), Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

Led Zeppelin Reissuing 2 More Albums This Fall

Two months after releasing lavish reissues of their first three albums, Led Zeppelin revealed reissues of "Led Zeppelin IV" and "Houses of the Holy" are coming this fall.
Perry Farrell of Janes Addiction performs at Fillmore Miami Beach

Perry Farrell Q&A: Lollapalooza Headliners, Building a Festival Lineup & More

Last week, Billboard sat down with Farrell at his home for a wide-ranging interview. In this portion of our conversation, held over duck tacos and michelados, Farrell takes us through the 2014 Lollapalooza lineup, as well as shares the story of how he first bonded with Kings Of Leon, who will close out this year's festival.
Luke Bryan Announces Farm Tour 2014

Luke Bryan Announces Farm Tour 2014

Luke Bryan is once again hitting the road. The country superstar will embark on his sixth annual Farm Tour, where he travels to smaller Southeastern cities.
Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes Turns on the Charm in 'Tattoo' Video

With his clean-cut looks, cherub face and clear, controlled vocals, Hunter Hayes is country's rising golden boy. And his just-dropped "Tattoo" video is a perfect example why he's leading country music's youth revolution.
Audra McDonald Helps 'Lady Day' Turn a Profit

Audra McDonald Helps 'Lady Day' Turn a Profit

Audra McDonald has propelled her new Broadway show into profitability. Producers of the play "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" said Tuesday that they have recouped their $2.6 million initial investment.