1. RZA Says Directing 'Iron Fists' Was His 'Most Challenging Job To Date'

    October 18, 2012 11:45 AM EDT As for a full-blown Wu-Tang reunion, the rapper/producer says, "You just never know with us, man." The upcoming action-adventure film "The Man With The Iron Fists" not only allowed Wu-Tang Clan majordomo RZA to flex his muscles in acting, directing and screenwriting, but…

  2. Metallica Helps FBI in Hunt for Killer

    June 13, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Metallica has made a public service video as part of a law enforcement publicity blitz to try to catch a man wanted in the death of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared after one of the heavy metal band's concerts. Composite sketches of the suspect will be featured at bus shelters and…

  3. 'Weird Al' Yankovic, 'Alpocalypse': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 2:05 PM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic knows better than anyone that the pop music landscape can change in the blink of an eye. It's been five years since the master satirist released his last full-length, "Straight Outta Lynwood," which featured a send-up of Chamillionaire 's…

  4. The Billboard Q&A: Rivers Cuomo

    December 05, 2008 1:06 PM EST A Jermaine Dupri song about partying excessively seems a far cry from a Brian Wilson song about sweetly loving a girl. The tie that binds these polar opposites of pop music is the ever-eccentric Rivers Cuomo. As the frontman for Weezer, Cuomo has sang wistfully about time spent alone in the…

  5. Automator Puts Bounce Into Star-Studded '2K7' CD

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is behind the boards with a host of hip-hop stars on the soundtrack for the upcoming 2K Sports video game "NBA 2K7," due next month via Decon Records. Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is behind the boards with a host of…

  6. Underworld Preps Downloads, 'Breaking' Soundtrack

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Underworld will on June 5 release the third and final installment of its Riverrun download series, dubbed "I'm a Big Sister, and I'm a Girl, and I'm a Princess, and This Is My Horse." Underworld will on June 5 release the third and final installment of its Riverrun…

  7. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  8. Singer/Songwriter Chris Whitley Dies

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Chris Whitley died Sunday (Nov. 20) in Houston at the age of 45 after battling lung cancer. The veteran Texas-reared artist recorded for Columbia, ATO and, most recently, Messenger R Singer/songwriter Chris Whitley died Sunday (Nov. 20) in Houston at the age of 45 after…

  9. Top Rap, Dance Acts Set For Audiotistic Fest

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A number of top hip-hop and DJ/electronica acts will descend on Los Angeles for the Audiotistic festival, to be held Oct. 18 at the L.A. Sports Arena. The event will feature performances by OutKast pr A number of top hip-hop and DJ/electronica acts will descend on Los Angeles for the…

  10. Jack Johnson Hangs Ten With DVD, CD

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's also a veteran surfer and filmmaker. The artist's many passions come together in the film "Thicker Than Water," originally released in 2 Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's…

  11. Kylie Taking It 'Slow' On New Album

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will unveil her next studio album Nov. 17 internationally via Parlophone and Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol. The as-yet-untitled set's first single, "Slow," will be released commer Kylie Minogue will unveil her next studio album Nov. 17 internationally via…

  12. Area: Two Festival Kicks Off In Late July

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as previously reported, feature the electronic music maven, along with David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, and newly announced artists Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as…

  13. It's Monkeys, Gorillaz, And Blue Men For Automator

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his contributions to such eclectic outfits as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and Handsome Boy Modeling School. But his varied taste in music is now tak Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his…

  14. Cornell, Rage To Record Studio Album

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the three remaining members of Rage Against the Machine, according to published reports. The album will feature a Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the…