1. Review: PJ Harvey's Live London Recording Session Offers Tantalizing Glimpse Into Off-Limits World

    February 10, 2015 6:43 PM EST As anyone who has ever spent time in a recording studio with an artist will tell you, the vast majority of the time, very little happens. Hours can fly by as a team of engineers painstakingly toy with different drum and microphone configurations. What feels like several days can pass as a…

  2. Members of Soundgarden, OFF! and Queens of the Stone Age at Work on New Band

    June 10, 2014 6:57 PM EDT Soundgarden's Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, Dimitri Coats of Off! and Alain Johannes -- formerly of Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures -- have joined forces for what Coats calls a "fun little side project" that will hopefully have some music ready for…

  3. Queens of the Stone Age Won't Wait as Long for 'Clockwork' Follow-Up

    June 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT With "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age's first new album in six years, lodged at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 91,000, Josh Homme is hoping there's a shorter wait for the next one.  "I think we should make a record right away -- but…

  4. Sound City Players Make Glorious Noise at SXSW in Final Show... For Now

    March 15, 2013 10:02 AM EDT John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Corey Taylor and a pair of Ricks join Dave Grohl in Austin If Dave Grohl's Sound City Players truly played its final show Thursday night at South By Southwest, the all-star ensemble certainly went out with a bang. The nearly three-and-a-half hour epic --…

  5. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City Players' Head to SXSW

    March 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Presented by Citi Private Pass, the "Sound City Players at SXSW" show will feature John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield and more Dave Grohl isn't just delivering a keynote at South By Southwest on March 14. The rocker is bringing an all-star concert…

  6. Sound City Players: Opposites Attract (And Don’t) in New York

    February 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST Stevie Nicks. John Fogerty. Fear’s Lee Ving. Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen. Rick Springfield. It’s hard to imagine those people having much of anything in common beyond a) being musicians of a certain age, b) having recorded at L.A.’s legendary, now-shuttered Sound City studio and c) being…

  7. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 04, 2013 12:25 PM EST With a unique release strategy for his film, the Foo Fighters frontman intends to spread his rock gospel far and wide This is an excerpt. Click here to buy a copy and check out the iPad edition . In 1982, the Los Angeles band Fear released The Record, a pounding document of punk snarl…

  8. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Tear It Up at Sundance

    January 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST Hours after his "Sound City" documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dave Grohl took 800 fans on a three-hour musical odyssey at Park City Live that emphasized his personal connection to the Van Nuys, Calif., recording studio his film chronicles.   Taking the stage at 9…

  9. Dhani Harrison Enlists RZA, Regina Spektor for thenewno2 Releases

    September 28, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Dhani Harrison's thenewno2 pack a lot of special-guest driven power into its new EP, "EP002," out now. The band, led by the son of the late Beatle, George, has recruited not only Wu-Tang Clan 's RZA , but also Regina Spektor ,and rappers Crisis and Sir Eyes to appear, all…

  10. Adam Lambert, "Time for Miracles"

    October 30, 2009 3:48 PM EDT His debut album and single are just weeks away, but Adam Lambert is giving fans an early taste of his post-"American Idol" material by lending his voice to the "2012" film soundtrack. Recording rock anthems for Hollywood is a move that has worked well for Linkin Park and…

  11. Them Crooked Vultures Sets First U.S., U.K. Tour Dates

    September 01, 2009 12:21 PM EDT Them Crooked Vultures -- the supergroup featuring Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones -- will embark on its first U.S. tour next month, including a just-announced appearance at the Austin City Limits festival. The group…

  12. Eleven's Natasha Shneider Dies Of Cancer

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eleven vocalist Natasha Shneider died today (July 2) of cancer. The artist, who was born in Moscow, was 52. Eleven vocalist Natasha Shneider died today (July 2) of cancer. The artist, who was born in Moscow, was 52. Shneider, her husband Alain Johannes and Jack Irons formed Eleven in 1990…

  13. Billboard Bits: Minogue, Hudson, Spinnerette

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned. In fact, the major expects the recording to be its big fourth-quarter release. And if all goes according to p EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned.…

  14. QOTSA Rocks Hard, Fast On 'Era Vulgaris'

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age runs the gamut of rock'n'roll on its upcoming album, "Era Vulgaris," due in mid-June via Interscope. Nine tracks previewed by Billboard.com today find the Josh Homme-led group Queens Of The Stone Age runs the gamut of rock'n'roll on its…

  15. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queens Of The Stone Age Stone Cold Queens Of The Stone Age tapped into the post-millennial modern rock zeitgeist with their 2002 breakthrough "Songs for the Deaf," a collection of brutally loud, utterly thrilling sonic salvos threaded with mock DJ voice-overs for nonexistent radio…

  16. Queens Of The Stone Age Ready To Rule Rock Again

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Queens of the Stone Age tapped into the post-millennial modern rock zeitgeist with their 2002 breakthrough "Songs for the Deaf," a collection of brutally loud, utterly thrilling sonic salvos threaded with mock DJ voice-overs for…

  17. QOTSA Re-Tills Musical Soil For Spring Tour

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last week, Queens Of The Stone Age will tour Europe and North America this spring in support of their upcoming album, "Lullabies To Paralyze." As tipped here last week, Queens Of The Stone Age will tour Europe and North America this spring in support of their upcoming…

  18. Queens Of The Stone Age Prepare To 'Paralyze'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Josh Homme-led Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed details of their third album for Interscope. "Lullabies To Paralyze" will arrive March 22, although group member Troy Van Leeuwen admits that Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed details of its highly anticipated third album…

  19. QOTSA Eyeing New Album In March

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. The as-yet-untitled set finds group leader Josh Homme flanked by multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen, drummer Joey Castillo,…

  20. Irons Travels To A New 'Dimension'

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. As a California teenager in the mid-1970s,…

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