1. Lollapalooza 2014 Friday Highlights: Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Lorde Rule Day 1

    August 02, 2014 3:10 AM EDT There may have been a little rain on this year’s parade, but the afternoon drizzle did nothing to dampen the spirits of the thousands of young revelers who flooded Chicago’s Grant Park for the first day of Lollapalooza 2014. Celebrating its 10th year in the Windy City, the annual summer…

  2. Lollapalooza's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And Who You Should See)

    August 01, 2014 9:22 AM EDT Eminem or the Arctic Monkeys? Calvin Harris or OutKast? Here's our expert advice. If you’re a pro at the music festival game, you know you’ve got to come prepared. Lollapalooza 2014: Wall-to-Wall Coverage from Billboard Once strictly an alt-rock festival, Lolla now offers a refined…

  3. AFI Signs With Republic, New Album Due in Fall

    June 28, 2013 1:40 AM EDT California punk band AFI has signed with Republic Records and will release its ninth studio album this fall via the Universal label. The album, a follow-up to 2009’s "Crash Love," was produced by Gil Norton at East West Studios in Los Angeles and mixed by Andrew Scheps. “We are…

  4. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks With Atlantic Records, MTV Denies Banning Kanye's 'Monster' Video

    March 07, 2011 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks With Atlantic Records Following her performance in "Country Strong" and guest appearances on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to sign a record deal with Atlantic…

  5. AFI Duo Ready To Go With New Blaqk Audio

    November 06, 2009 11:30 AM EST Davey Havok and Jade Puget are busy touring the world in support of AFI 's latest album, "Crash Love." But Blaqk Audio , the duo's electronic-oriented alter-egos, is waiting in the wings. Puget tells Billboard.com that "we actually have a Blaqk Audio album finished…

  6. AFI, "Crash Love"

    September 25, 2009 2:35 PM EDT AFI 's eighth studio album, "Crash Love," remains faithful to the arena-ready pop noir that made the rock band a multiplatinum superstar earlier this decade. Singer Davey Havok once again puts on his best Smiths -esque strut while dancing his way through glammy new wave beats,…

  7. AFI Revs Up The Rock On 'Crash Course'

    September 14, 2009 11:39 AM EDT When the members of AFI began work on their 2006 album "Decemberunderground," they "tried really hard not to think about it as the follow-up to a big successful record," guitarist Jade Puget says. Of course, that's precisely what it was: "Decemberunderground"…

  8. 'Murder' Ballads

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT California modern rockers AFI didn't exactly struggle with making "Decemberunderground," the quartet's long-awaited follow-up to 2003's hit album "Sing the Sorrow." In fact, guitarist Jade Puget says California modern rockers AFI didn't exactly struggle…

  9. AFI Pushes Forward With New Album

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT California modern rockers AFI didn't exactly struggle with making "Decemberunderground," the quartet's long-awaited follow-up to 2003's hit album "Sing the Sorrow." California modern rockers AFI didn't exactly struggle with making "…

  10. Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and likeness to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" The Hellcat Pictures film was written a Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and…