1. Visage Singer Steve Strange Dies at 55

    February 12, 2015 5:00 PM EST Steve Strange, the Welsh lead singer of '80s outfit Visage, has died of a heart attack at 55, according to the BBC. He passed away in his sleep at a hospital in Egypt.  "His family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death," a rep…

  2. Avicii on His Health Struggles: 'I Needed to Take a Break' (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Listen to new single 'The Days' below. If everything had gone as planned, on Sept. 29, Tim Bergling, otherwise known as 25-year-old EDM superstar Avicii , would have been making his way from a headlining gig at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta to another at Storm Festival in Shanghai.…

  3. David Bowie Announces New Song 'Sue' for Career-Spanning Album Release

    September 10, 2014 2:08 AM EDT David Bowie promised new music, and he's about to deliver on his word. The Thin White Duke will issue a new song "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" as part of the release this November of a career-spanning collection, titled Nothing Has Changed (The Definitive Collection) . "…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Appeared on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust," among others, then spent decades in Uriah Heep Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky…

  6. The Strokes, Duran Duran Rumored for Coachella Fest

    January 18, 2011 6:04 AM EST Guessing the Coachella lineup has become somewhat of a spectator sport in recent years, with faux flyers popping up on the Net months before the dates are announced (April 15, 16 and 17 this year), each more fantastical than the next. Naturally, this year's rumor mill is no different,…

  7. Polvo, "Beggar's Bowl"

    July 13, 2009 6:03 PM EDT After a 12-year hiatus from recording, the Chapel Hill, N.C., noise rock band Polvo is building upon the success of its 2008 reunion tour with a new album, "In Prism," due Sept. 8 on Merge Records. From the sound of the first single, "Beggar's Bowl," Ash Bowie and his…

  8. Reunited Polvo Open To More Shows, New Album

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Recently reunited indie stalwarts Polvo are open to the possibility to further shows and even a new record, vocalist/guitarist David Brylawski tells Billboard. Recently reunited indie stalwarts Polvo are open to the possibility to further shows and even a new record, vocalist/guitarist David…

  9. Billboard Bits: Nicole Scherzinger, Polvo, MySpace

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Originally expected Oct. 16 and then bumped to Nov. 20, Pussycat Doll vocalist Nicole Scherzinger's Interscope debut, "Her Name Is Nicole," has been shifted to a February release. Originally expected Oct. 16 and then bumped to Nov. 20, Pussycat Doll vocalist Nicole Scherzinger&…

  10. Built To Spill's Martsch Recovering From Surgery

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Built To Spill's new Warner Bros. album, "You in Reverse," hit stores on Tuesday, but frontman Doug Martsch was not out celebrating. Built To Spill's new Warner Bros. album, "You in Reverse," hit stores on Tuesday, but frontman Doug Martsch was not out…

  11. Bauhaus / Nov. 16, 2005 / Toronto (Kool Haus)

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST With an almost obligatory dress code of black in effect and the entire venue immersed in near darkness, the reunited Bauhaus introduced its 19-song set with a series of brooding noises and effects, as Although they have few rivals when it comes to goth music, Bauhaus seemed to have missed the…

  12. Billboard Bits: 'Come Together,' Eminem, David Bowie

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Come Together,' Eminem, David Bowie Several top acts have contributed tracks to bolster the hurricane relief compilation " Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now ," due Nov. 22 as a combined release from the major record labels. Among the new additions are Kanye West…

  13. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  14. DVD Captures Bowie's Live 'Reality'

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are the basis for the upcoming DVD "David Bowie - A Reality Tour." Due Oct. 19 via ISO/Columbia, the 30-track collection was shot Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are…

  15. Bowie's Sound And Vision Captured On DVD

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release a "Best Of" DVD package, following the Oct. 22 release of EMI's "Best of Bowie" collections. The double-DVD set will collect all of Bowie' As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release…

  16. 37TunesOnTV

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured…

  17. Bowie Unveils 'Heathen' At Fan Club Show

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," last night (June 11) at New York's Roseland Ballroom before an audience of members from his BowieNet online fan club. The David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "…

  18. Hot Product

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Moby, Weezer, Rush, Naughty By Nature, and more. '18' Again Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind listeners can "take home and embrace." "In the past, when I…

  19. Billboard Bits: Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2 Two days before the new Will Smith single was to have been "officially" released to radio by Columbia, U.S. top 40 stations have begun spinning it. Although the official release date is tomorrow (May 9), a number of stations began playing "…

  20. Gravity Kills Finds Sanctuary

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based ac After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning…