1. Top 10 Rock/Alternative Christmas Songs That Don't Suck

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST …And one Hanukkah Song (we did our best!) Let’s get this out of the way: there are an awful lot of terrible rock covers of Christmas songs. Lots of genres are guilty of this, but being that Relient K and Bowling For Soup have both done entire Christmas albums, modern guitar music needs to…

  2. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith Settles In For A No. 1 'Stay' On Adult Contemporary

    August 11, 2014 3:50 PM EDT The British singer/songwriter's 'Stay With Me' makes a quick climb to the top. Plus, new No. 1s for Nico & Vinz, Royksopp & Robyn, Milky Chance, Godsmack and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  3. Coldplay Debuts Trippy 'Midnight' Video: Watch

    February 25, 2014 1:07 PM EST Coldplay has unveiled a haunting video for new song "Midnight," an atmospheric track absent of the anthemic rock elements of earlier chart-toppers, but overflowing with hints that Chris Martin and company have been spinning Bon Iver records pretty hard as they prep a sixth…

  4. Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor': Track-By-Track Review

    October 28, 2013 10:33 AM EDT Arcade Fire has been touted as Generation Y's answer to U2, and ever since their 2004 debut "Funeral" tipped off indie rock to strings, sweeping musical arrangements and wholly relatable anthems, it seems they've been aspiring to make a statement like "Reflektor.…

  5. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then the stage was Jay's. In a double-bill…

  6. Billboard Bits: Franz Ferdinand, LonPaul Ellrich, A-Trak

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand has uploaded to its Web site instrumental snippets from several new songs likely to appear on its next studio album. The as-yet-untitled set is due this fall via Epic. Franz Ferdinand has uploaded to its Web site instrumental snippets from several new songs likely to appear on…

  7. Various Artists / Came So Far For Beauty: An Evening Of Leonard Cohen Songs / Oct. 5, 2006 / Dublin (The Point)

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite an all-star cast and the embarrassment of riches contained in the blue chip Leonard Cohen songbook, the four-hour running time of this tribute show to the septuagenarian singer seemed like too Despite an all-star cast and the embarrassment of riches contained in the blue chip Leonard…

  8. Gordon Speaks His 'Mind' On New Album

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rockabilly revival has come and gone twice since Robert Gordon ignited the movement back in 1977. But whether rockabilly is the flavor of the moment or not, the singer continues his longstanding l The rockabilly revival has come and gone twice since Robert Gordon ignited the movement back…

  9. Roxy Music Warms Up For Tour In London

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Long-dormant U.K. rock act Roxy Music gave its first public performance in 18 years at a television studio in West London last night (May 23), as the much-revered and widely influential band prepares Long-dormant U.K. rock act Roxy Music gave its first public performance in 18 years at a…

  10. Pay, Pack & Follow

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The late John Phillips put forth John, The Wolf King of LA in 1970 as his solo debut. The late John Phillips put forth John, The Wolf King of LA in 1970 as his solo debut. Presumably he would have followed it with the harder-rocking Pay, Pack & Follow had the tapes, which were recorded…