1. Simple Minds Share 'Big Music' Tracklist, Post Video for 'Honest Town': Watch

    October 08, 2014 5:41 AM EDT Veteran Scottish alternative rock outfit Simple Minds will release Big Music next month, their first album of new material in five years.  The album is the result of collaborations old and new, including co-writer Iain Cook of Glasgow band Chvrches and producers Steve Osborne, Andy Wright…

  2. Nick Cave Explains the Truth Behind His Staged Documentary '20,000 Days on Earth'

    September 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Depending on your appetite for the impossible, psychoanalyzing Nick Cave is either a nightmare or the Holy Grail. And although that's hardly the aim behind Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20,000 Days on Earth  -- a partly staged documentary about Cave that's named after one…

  3. Emmys 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    August 25, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony were handed out Monday (Aug. 25) night.  The awards were presented during a live NBC telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.   Seth Meyers served as host of the telecast.  During the show,  Billy Crystal paid tribute to his late friend Robin…

  4. Here Are 7 of Our Favorite 'Abbey Road' Cover Homages

    August 08, 2014 4:06 PM EDT As far as Beatles anniversaries go, today is a pretty cool one: It's the 45th anniversary of the day the iconic  Abbey Road  cover photo was shot by Iain Macmillan. In honor of that ubiquituos image, below we've rounded up some of our favorite images and moments honoring the iconic…

  5. CHVRCHES Respond to Diss From Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda (Video)

    July 02, 2014 10:37 AM EDT "I don't really like being called a corporate sellout by the man that wrote the music for the MTV VMAs." Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda had some harsh words for the indie synthpop band, CHVRCHES, in an interview with Noisey . The LP rapper linkened them (along with Haim and…

  6. Nick Cave's '20,000 Days' Hits the Road, Australasia Concerts Announced

    June 23, 2014 12:54 AM EDT Nick Cave had an immediate reaction when filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard pitched the idea of a rock documentary. "I couldn't think of anything worse," Cave said. "Because of all the other rock `n' roll documentaries out there that are just such a yawn, that…

  7. Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Film Among Sundance Winners

    January 26, 2014 12:22 PM EST A documentary on Nick Cave received two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the jury honored a Belle and Sebastian-related musical with a uniquely-worded trophy. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed the Cave documentary "20,000 Days On Earth" received the directing award…

  8. Sundance 2014: Watch Nick Cave Doc '20,000 Days On Earth' Directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard Q&A

    January 22, 2014 5:13 PM EST The opening 90 seconds of the Nick Cave documentary "20,000 Days on Earth" cover healthy amount of time -- 19,999 days of pop culture, including Cave's work in the Birthday Party, with the Bad Seeds, Kylie Minogue and as a solo artist. It's aurally cacophonous and…

  9. Sundance 2014: Nick Cave Performs at '20,000 Days on Earth' Premiere Party

    January 22, 2014 2:46 AM EST The line moved very slowly into Main Street's Downstairs Monday night, with a colorful bunch of characters trying to prove they were on the list for a party celebrating "20,000 Days on Earth." Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's unconventional music doc stars Nick Cave,…

  10. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  11. Jake Bugg Chips Away at America With Rick Rubin-Produced Album

    December 12, 2013 3:55 PM EST "I didn't go into the studio thinking I was going to record an album with (Rubin)," Bugg says of "Shangri La," his sophomore effort Jake Bugg's formula for success isn't particularly complicated. "You just write some tunes and see what happens, see what…

  12. CHVRCHES Perform Two Songs & Talk New Music: Watch

    October 03, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Hear live studio cuts of "Recover" and "The Mother We Share" Back in September, we asked if the dreamy Scottish synthpop act known as CHVRCHES could turn blog buzz into a hit album. Their album, "The Bones of What You Believe," debuted at a modest No. 12 last…

  13. CHVRCHES' Hype Dreams: Can Blog Buzz Produce A Hit Album?

    September 16, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The Scottish alt-pop trio captured the Internet's attention with its first singles. Next up: a Glassnote debut with high expectations. On July 18, the members of Chvrches strode onstage at the Stadio San Siro football stadium in Milan for a sold-out show with nearly 58,000 people in…

  14. Bon Jovi's 'Army of One' Marches Into New Discovery Series: Exclusive

    March 25, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi’s big adventure continues through a new team-up with the Discovery Channel. The veteran rock group’s new single “Army of One” is to feature as the theme song for Discovery’s upcoming nature series, “North America” -- described by its creators at a landmark show that…

  15. Billboard Bits: Kings of Convenience, Travis Barker, Courtney Love and More

    February 12, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Film director Jim Jarmusch has signed on as curator for a day of the New York edition of All Tomorrow's Parties festival in upstate New York this coming Labor Day weekend. Sonic Youth, the…

  16. Alberta Cross

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last year, British roots-rock outfit Alberta Cross released a seven-song EP, "The Thief and the Heartbreaker," via Geffen in the United States and Fiction in the United Kingdom to much critical succes Last year, British roots-rock outfit Alberta Cross released a seven-song EP, "…

  17. Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you think you're out on "American Idol," they keep pulling you back in. Indeed, season-two winner Ruben Studdard will perform the "farewell song" used to pla To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you…

  18. London Court Says Diddy Breached Name

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST A British court ruled on Wednesday that U.S. rap star Sean "Diddy" Combs had breached an agreement with a London-based record producer not to use the alias "Diddy" in Britain. However, the judgment st A British court ruled on Wednesday that U.S. rap star Sean "Diddy…

  19. Organist Suing For 'Whiter Shade' Copyright

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over authorship of one of the decade's most iconic songs. Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over…

  20. 'Open' All Night

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "We've experimented a lot more with sounds and odd instruments we've never used and pushed ourselves as far as we can but the essence of what we are is still the same," frontman Gary Lightbody says. Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, "Eyes Open,"…

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