1. Underground Garage

    January 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST This year's first Coolest Song of the Week comes from an appropriately cool place: Solna, Sweden. This year's first Coolest Song of the Week comes from an appropriately cool place: Solna, Sweden. The Nomads have been leading the contemporary garage rock movement in Sweden since 1980…

  2. KAADA, "Music for Moviebikers"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he would've given Ennio Morricone and John Barry a serious run for their money. It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he…

  3. All About Ani

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve," is both apt and ironic. The 35-year-old was forced off the road last year while recovering from extreme tendonitis in her wrists and han The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve,"…

  4. DiFranco Roars Back On 'Reprieve'

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve," is both apt and ironic. The 35-year-old was forced off the road last year while recovering from extreme tendonitis in her wrists and han The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve,"…

  5. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about McFly, the Go-Gos and Guns N'Roses. HELLO? McFLY? Hello Keith, I was wondering -- especially with the abundance of British music acts coming into the United States (lately) -- if you know anything about any other British acts trying to crack the…

  6. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and…

  7. Costello Debuts 'Secret Arias'

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello acknowledges the raucous applause received for debut of his opera 'The Secret Arias' in Copenhagen, Denmark. Elvis Costello (with frequent collaborator Steve Nieve, center) acknowledges the raucous applause received for the Oct. 8 of his opera 'The Secret Arias&…

  8. Electronic Music Pioneer Moog Dies At 71

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, died yesterday (Aug. 21) at his home in Asheville, N.C. Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in…

  9. Dynamic Duo Scores Big With 'Batman Begins'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian" in 1954, James Newton Howard notes that such collaborations between prominent film composers are rare. Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian"…

  10. Costello Crafting Hans Christian Andersen Opera

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is creating an opera based on Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen's impossible romance with a Swedish woman. Elvis Costello is creating an opera based on Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen's impossible romance with a Swedish woman. "The…

  11. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16 in Los Angeles…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses George Michael, chart records, chart gaps and the Average White Band with readers. DID GEORGE DO IT? Dear Fred, I really enjoy your column every week, and I wait every Friday to know more about chart facts. Last week, I read about the possibilities of Usher getting a…

  13. The Elvis Detective: One Man's Quest To Preserve The King's Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billboard.com. The following is an excerpt of an article from the Sept. 18 issue of Billboard, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording career. Information on accessing the full breadth of this special commemoration and ordering…

  14. Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records. Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among…

  15. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  16. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…

  17. Eastwood: Soundtracks Should Have Score Focus

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved away from conventional scoring to the use of songs during his keynote speech at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboa Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in what is happening with Apple's iTunes…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has contributed the new song "A Man for All Seasons" to Decca's "Johnny English" soundtrack. Due July 15, the set also features several tracks by female string quartet Bond, one by…

  20. 'Chicago,' U2 Take Home Golden Globes

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen, took home three of the eight trophies for which it was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, while Irish rock act U2 won the best "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen,…

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