1. Jack White Gives Career Retrospective at Third Man SXSW Show

    March 17, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Karen Elson surely knew the answer when she asked her audience Friday night at the Stage on Sixth: "Are you ready for Jack?" The night was dedicated to Jack White's Third Man Records label, but as his ex-wife plainly knew, he was the star of the show and the reason a line of…

  2. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, the seven-act affair hopped through a…

  3. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  4. Creators Project With Florence + the Machine, Karen O Comes to Brooklyn

    October 14, 2011 5:30 PM EDT This weekend, the Creators Project will descend upon Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood for a free two-day festival that will feature performances by Florence + the Machine , Justice, Four Tet, and Atlas Sound, as well as larger-than-life visual art installations, film screenings, panels, and…

  5. The Raconteurs Reform, Return Home, Rock Inaugural MI Fest

    September 19, 2011 1:28 PM EDT The Raconteurs capped the first week of their reactivation on Sept. 17, closing the inaugural MI Fest with a blazing 90-minute set at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. It was a homecoming of sorts for the group, which played two warm-up shows -- its first in three years -…

  6. Arcade Fire, Neil Young, the Weeknd Among Polaris Prize Nominees

    June 16, 2011 4:31 PM EDT Arcade Fire , Neil Young , the Weeknd , Colin Stetson , Ron Sexsmith and Black Mountain are among the 40 artists that made the 2011 Polaris Music Prize long list, revealed today (June 16) at a press conference in Toronto hosted by CBC Radio's Grant Lawrence. The winner will be debated…

  7. Top 10 Garage Rock Revival Bands: Where Are They Now?

    March 23, 2011 9:00 AM EDT After five long years, the Strokes have returned with "Angles," their fourth album out this week on RCA Records. It marks the comeback of a group whose debut album, 2001's "Is This It," was crucial in the garage rock revival that invaded U.S. shores and brought fuzzed…

  8. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland Playing 'Idol' Next Week, Shadows Guitarist Jet Harris Dies

    March 18, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland Taking "American Idol" Stage Next Week After Lee DeWyze and the Black Eyed Peas took the stage for the "Idol" elimination show last night, another "Idol"…

  9. Karen Rodriguez Voted Off 'American Idol,' Top 11 Remain

    March 17, 2011 9:50 PM EDT After once again being voted into the "American Idol" bottom three alongside two female singers, Karen Rodriguez could not survive this week's competition and was voted off during the elimination episode on Fox tonight (Mar. 17). Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo joined…

  10. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival in its tenth year. Buffalo Springfield'…

  11. Ask Billboard: You Can't Say That On Radio

    February 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. YOU CAN'T…

  12. Fashion's Night Out: Pharrell, Kanye, Gwen Stefani, Draw Fans to NYC

    September 11, 2010 5:06 PM EDT Music stars and industry VIPs grace the front rows of New York Fashion Week each season, but at this year's Fashion's Night Out, they mingled with everyday fans. As retail stores ranging from Nine West to Balenciaga opened their doors to the public on Friday night (Sept. 10) to help…

  13. Gwen Stefani, Diddy Set for Star-Studded Fashion's Night Out

    September 09, 2010 4:50 PM EDT The fashion industry is turning to the music business to boost its fortunes as part of the second annual Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 10. Musicians will perform at some of New York's top fashion houses as part of the event, aimed at luring in consumers with the bonus of in-store…

  14. The Whigs, "In the Dark"

    March 26, 2010 1:32 PM EDT Athens, Ga.-based rock act the Whigs may be from the South, but the group adopts a decidedly New York sound on its third album, "In the Dark." The 11-song set draws from some of the Big Apple's more established rock outfits, but still keeps the DIY feel of the Whigs'…

  15. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  16. Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink Added To Grammy Performers Line Up

    January 05, 2010 1:45 PM EST Lady Gaga , Pink, Green Day , Dave Matthews Band and Zac Brown Band are the latest acts scheduled to perform at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, it was announced today (Jan. 5) on the Recording Academy's official twitter page . Taking place at the Los Angeles' Staples Center on Jan.…

  17. Billboard Critics' Top 10 Albums of 2009

    December 16, 2009 3:36 PM EST Chart Article Now that you've examined our list of 2009's best-selling albums , take a look at what the Billboard staff subjectively chose as the year's best albums. Indie music came on strong, while R&B and straight-ahead rock 'n' roll are represented -- but it&…

  18. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Them Crooked Vultures, Phoenix Kick Off ACL

    October 03, 2009 11:03 AM EDT Festival-goers got an immaculate first day for the eighth annual Austin City Limits festival, which kicked off yesterday (Friday, Oct. 2) - and the day's spectacular weather seemed to have rubbed off on many artists, who frequently commented on the fondness they have for the Texas…

  19. Speech Debelle Makes Noise, Mos Def Embraces Death

    September 28, 2009 3:40 PM EDT On today's Daily Noise brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Speech Debelle is riding high after winning the Mercury Prize two weeks ago, the UK critics' award for best album of the year for "Speech Therapy". The once-homeless London artist has seen sales spikes since…

  20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / All Points West / July 31, 2009

    August 01, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Liberty State Park; Jersey City, NJ You could only see it on the jumbotrons flanking the stage, but tucked under the yards of torn fabric that made up her elaborate costume, Karen O wore a white armband that read "Get Well MCA." Performing on the first night of All Points West 2009 …

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