1. Interpol Returns To Matador For Fourth Album

    August 13, 2010 3:25 PM EDT Once a decade, it seems, a respected act from Matador signs a deal with Capitol and promptly falls flat. But unlike Liz Phair , Interpol isn't coping by releasing bizarre Bollywood tracks online-instead, the band is quickly boomeranging back to its original home. The group's new,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Rihanna's New Tattoo is a Typo

    August 12, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Receives Typo'd Tattoo Rihanna 's latest tattoo contains an unfortunate grammatical error, according to PopEater. The singer's latest ink is placed on the side of her neck and reads "…

  3. Stereo Skyline Builds Solid Foundation on 'Repeat'

    August 08, 2010 10:00 AM EDT On the road for the last two years, Stereo Skyline! is watching its hard work pay off. The Long Island, N.Y., pop-punk band's first album, "Stuck on Repeat" (Columbia/Sony), debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, selling 4,000 copies in its first week,…

  4. Sun Kil Moon, "Admiral Fell Promises"

    August 06, 2010 2:10 PM EDT Sun Kil Moon principal member Mark Kozelek takes a stripped-down approach on the band's latest album, "Admiral Fell Promises," using only a nylon-string guitar to deliver the 10-song set. The slow drawl and masterfully rendered progression of the song "Sam Wong Hotel"…

  5. Lily Allen Is Pregnant

    August 05, 2010 8:06 AM EDT L ily Allen has a new reason to smile: She is expecting a baby. In a statement, the singer and boyfriend Sam Cooper say they are "very happy to confirm that Lily is expecting their first child." Allen told the Sun newspaper that she was three months pregnant and "absolutely…

  6. Interpol Sets Fall Tour, Says Split with Bassist Was 'Amicable'

    July 29, 2010 2:05 PM EDT Collaboration -- and keyboards -- are the hallmark of Interpol 's self-titled fourth album, which is slated for a Sept. 7 release. "The writing process has always been pretty collaborative, but even moreso this time," drummer Sam Fogarino tells Billboard.com. "I think at…

  7. Lindsay Lohan's Prison Playlist

    July 21, 2010 1:24 PM EDT When she began serving her prison sentence yesterday, sometime pop singer Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of Lil' Wayne , Boy George and Tommy Lee as another music celeb who has landed behind bars. To commemorate Lohan's jail time and give her a soundtrack for her stint in an orange…

  8. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 7/17/2010

    July 17, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @justinbieber : there is no beef here. @ nickjonas is a…

  9. James Taylor and Carole King Craft Season's Hottest Tour

    July 16, 2010 4:10 PM EDT When a James Taylor / Carole King co-headlining Troubadour Reunion tour was announced last winter, the concert industry reacted with the sort of laid-back reserve befitting the two mellow-rock icons. Few predicted that arenas full of smiling, dancing, sometimes weeping baby boomers-and their…

  10. Joss Stone Becomes a Bond Girl

    July 16, 2010 12:43 PM EDT J oss Stone is the newest Bond girl. Not in a movie, but in the upcoming "James Bond 007: Blood Stone" videogame from Activision. Stone's likeness and voice acting will appear alongside that Daniel Craig as James Bond and Judi Dench an M, who are reprising their movie roles for…

  11. Release Of The Week - Big Boi

    June 29, 2010 9:50 AM EDT Chart Article From splitting with former label Jive Records, to contractual issues that prevented Outkast partner Andre 3000 from making guest appearances on his new album, Big Boi has faced his share of obstacles leading up to the release of his solo debut. But after being signed to Def Jam…

  12. My Morning Jacket, Ozzy, Muse, Weezer Headline Voodoo Experience 2010

    June 22, 2010 6:48 PM EDT M y Morning Jacket joins Ozzy Osbourne , Muse and Weezer as headliners of the Voodoo Experience 2010, this year's edition of the annual Halloween weekend festival in New Orleans. MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5 and dozens of other acts will play the 12th edition of the…

  13. Herbie Hancock, "The Imagine Project"

    June 11, 2010 1:20 PM EDT Whether Herbie Hancock 's newest release, "The Imagine Project," wins the album of the year Grammy Award in 2011 (he received the honor in 2008 for "River: The Joni Letters"), it's certainly eligible for some sort of frequent-flier miles prize. Traveling to…

  14. Country Throwdown Cancels Four Shows Citing Low Ticket Sales

    May 28, 2010 7:43 PM EDT Kevin Lyman, the co-producer of the Country Throwdown amphitheater tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, has announced that four upcoming shows on the North American trek have been canceled because of low ticket sales. Lyman also addressed the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Keith Richards, Drake, David Banner, Kurt Cobain and more

    May 14, 2010 9:19 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has finished writing his memoirs, and the book is due to be released in October. "It's kind of weird writing about your own life," he told NME . …

  16. Lena Horne Honored By Congress, Remembered At Memorial

    May 14, 2010 7:05 PM EDT L ena Horne , the esteemed jazz vocalist and civil rights pioneer who died earlier this week at the age of 92 , was honored by a resolution passed bu the U.S. Senate this afternoon (May 14), just as Horne's friends and admirers paid her tribute at a New York memorial service. The…

  17. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1991

    May 11, 2010 11:55 AM EDT ROX-Y MUSIC: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 11, 1991, Roxette earned its fourth No. 1, as "Joyride" motored 2-1. The Swedish pop duo had previously led with "The Look" and "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989 and "It Must Have Been Love" in 1990. While…

  18. Rush Documentary Wins Tribeca Audience Award

    May 03, 2010 3:50 PM EDT Tribeca Film Festival attendees have selected the rockumentary " Rush : Beyond the Lighted Stage" for the fest's 2010 Heineken Audience Award. Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn's Canadian feature received the $25,000 award Saturday night at the TFF Wrap Party in Chelsea's…

  19. Sun Kil Moon Delivering 'Promises' In July

    April 26, 2010 4:54 PM EDT Mark Kozelek will release his fourth album as Sun Kil Moon , "Admiral Fell Promises," on July 13 through his own Caldo Verde label. The 10-track album features 60 minutes of new music, including the title track, which has been part of Kozelek's live sets since 2000. Fans who…

  20. Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with 'Forgiveness'

    April 16, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With new albums by the Hold Steady , the National , LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses scheduled to hit stores within a three-week span, the beginning of May has become blockbuster month for indie rock releases. No one could be happier about the indie stars aligning than Kevin Drew , singer…

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