1. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  2. Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!' Hits Real-Time Trending 140 Chart -- Is Hot 100 Next?

    October 07, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Fallon's collab with will.i.am blasts onto the real-time Trending 140, and 'Tonight Show' host has his eye on Hot 100 next. Could Jimmy Fallon 's dream to hit, if not conquer, the Billboard Hot 100 come true? On Monday, the host of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring…

  3. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  4. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

  5. 'U.O.E.N.O' Losing Criticized Rick Ross Verse

    April 10, 2013 9:46 PM EDT Rocko says he has six verses, including one from Young Jeezy, to replace Ross' bars. Rocko will release a version of "U.O.E.N.O." without a controversial verse from Rick Ross, the MC has told Hot 97. The Maybach Music mogul drew protests after his verses depicted himself…

  6. Rick Ross: Petition Demands Reebok Drop Rapper Over Rape Lyrics

    March 29, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Rick Ross’ date-rape-referencing lyrics on rapper Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” have already sparked online outrage among women’s groups . Now a second wave of petitions is calling for Ross’ endorsement deal with Reebok to be discontinued, in part because “Reebok devotes a lot of time, energy…

  7. Lotus' 'Build' LP The First of Three New Albums

    February 08, 2013 11:40 AM EST A hip-hop-flavored collection will follow the February album later this year. Lotus' upcoming "Build" is just the tip of the iceberg as far as new music coming from the electronic-oriented jam band. Keyboardist-guitarist Luke Miller tells Billboard that thanks to a relatively…

  8. The Script Heads Toward Sophomore Sprint with 'Science & Faith'

    December 02, 2010 1:55 PM EST Danny O'Donoghue and Mark Sheehan -- frontman and guitarist with soulful Irish trio the Script -- know how to hustle. And not simply because their single "Breakeven" (Phonogenic/Epic) took 36 weeks -- the longest climb ever -- to hit the summit of Billboard's Adult Top 40…

  9. LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation to Play Camp Bisco

    March 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST LCD Soundsystem , Ween , Thievery Corporation and Girl Talk are among the first round of acts confirmed for Camp Bisco 9, the Disco Biscuits' three-day festival to be held July 15-17 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. As usual, the Biscuits will headline all three nights;…

  10. Galactic Enlists New Orleans Legends For 'Ya-Ka-May'

    December 03, 2009 9:31 AM EST New Orleans' multi-tasking funk outfit Galactic is set to return on Feb. 9, 2010 with its sixth studio album, entitled "Ya-Ka-May." The 15 song set is the group's second for Anti- and features numerous collaborations, including New Orleans staples Irma Thomas , Allen…

  11. Rothbury Festival Gets Off To Eclectic Start

    July 03, 2009 2:23 PM EDT Guitar riffs, rhymes and polyrhythmic ragas got the second Rothbury Festival off to an eclectic start on Thursday at the Double JJ Ranch in western Michigan. If a star is to be born at this year's edition of the Rothbury it may well be Davy Knowles, the blues-rock guitar whiz from the…

  12. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

  13. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  14. Z-Trip In The Mix For 'All-Pro Football'

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A DJ Z-Trip-produced soundtrack with all original tracks, remixes and mash-ups highlights the new Take-Two/2K Sports "All-Pro Football 2K8" video game due in July for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A DJ Z-Trip-produced soundtrack with all original tracks, remixes and mash-ups…

  15. Bilboard Bits: Prince, Galactic, Manu Chao

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince will reportedly play a string of dates in June at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the hotel declined to officially confirm the dates, but told Billboard.com a p Prince will reportedly play a string of dates in June at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in…

  16. Billboard Bits: Music Nation, Tha Dogg Pound, Galactic

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly, the Game, Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden and producer Jonathan "J.R." Rotem have signed on as judges for Music Nation's previously announced online video competition for a global record Nelly, the Game, Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden and…

  17. Billboard Bits: Quannum Projects, Nikki Sudden, Ron Wood

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Blackalicious' Chief Xcel has been named chairman and CEO of indie hip-hop label Quannum Projects. Blackalicious' Chief Xcel has been named chairman and CEO of indie hip-hop label Quannum Projects. The artist, whose real name is Xavier Mosley, founded Quannum in 1991 with DJ Shadow,…

  18. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Despite its stellar 2002 debut, "Blazing Arrow" (MCA), the duo of MC Gift Of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel has gone…

  19. Blackalicious Polishes Its 'Craft'

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." …

  20. No Doubt, Johnson, Watt Pay Tribute To Sublime

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Though its existence was brief, Sublime's cheerful music struck a chord amid the mid-1990s modern rock explosion. Though its existence was brief, Sublime's cheerful music struck a chord amid the mid-1990s modern rock explosion. Now, nine years after singer/songwriter/guitarist…

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