1. Portishead, Jeff Mangum, Public Enemy Highlight ATP Music Fest

    October 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The fourth edition of All Tomorrow's Parties' annual East Coast music festival was one big greeting from Asbury Park. After three years of setting up shop on the charmingly dilapidated grounds of Kutsher's Country Club in New York's Castskills area, ATP's 2011 "I…

  2. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  3. Billboard Bits: Dylan's Art Accused of Plagiarism, Chris Brown: Knee-Licker

    September 28, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bob Dylan Paintings Draw Skepticism Over Source Material Bob Dylan's painting exhibit "The Asia Series" is receiving plenty of criticism over the singer/songwriter's original source material.…

  4. Ryan Adams Mellows Out: 'I'm Not the Guy I Was'

    September 23, 2011 7:00 PM EDT The prolific singer-songwriter talks "Ashes & Fire," hyped as his best solo album in years. "How does he function? How long have you got?!" Legendary producer Glyn Johns, his Surrey accent flaring, is asking, rhetorically, about alt-country troubadour Ryan Adams . …

  5. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT 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. AS STUDENTS…

  6. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the bygone Summer of Love days. This weekend'…

  7. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Announced: Passion Pit, Slayer, Public Enemy and More

    August 01, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Fun Fun Fun Fest, the annual music festival held in Austin, Tex., has announced the complete lineup for the sixth annual festival, to be held Nov. 4-6 at Auditorium Shores. Headliners include Passion Pit , Slayer , Public Enemy , the Damned and Major Lazer . The fest lineup has been unveiled…

  8. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's 14K Shopping Spree, New Red Hot Chili Peppers Single

    July 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Spends $14,000 In 90 Minutes On London Shopping Spree When is it OK to drop more than $14,000 on clothes? When you're Beyoncé and you have 90 minutes to spare, apparently. The superstar went shopping…

  10. They Might Be Giants Grow Up Again With 'Join Us'

    July 12, 2011 1:15 PM EDT "I feel like that's the beginning of the modern They Might Be Giants," John Flansburgh tells Billboard.com. It's a pretty declarative statement, especially when you consider how vast Flansburgh's discography is as one-half of nerd-rock heroes, They Might Be Giants ,…

  11. Folk Singer Facundo Cabral Gunned Down in Guatemala

    July 10, 2011 10:04 AM EDT One of Latin America's most admired folk singers, Facundo Cabral , was killed Saturday (June 9) when three carloads of gunmen ambushed the vehicle in which he was riding, prompting expressions of anguish from across the region. Authorities said the performer's concert promoter was…

  12. Bruce Springsteen Eulogizes Clarence Clemons at Private Funeral

    June 22, 2011 3:21 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen eloquently eulogized his friend of more than four decades and E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons Tuesday at a private funeral at a small Florida church. The roughly two-hour service for the 69-year-old Clemons, known as the Big Man and Springsteen's main foil…

  13. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  14. Joss Stone Robbery/Murder Plot Thwarted

    June 15, 2011 8:52 AM EDT Two men have been arrested near the rural home of singer Joss Stone on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder, police said Wednesday. Devon and Cornwall Police say the men, aged 30 and 33, and from the Manchester area of northwest England, were arrested Monday morning near Stone's…

  15. Jack White, Karen Elson Throw Divorce Party on Sixth Anniversary

    June 10, 2011 2:12 PM EDT Jack White and Karen Elson's divorce party might rival their wedding. The rocker and his model-singer wife announced Friday -- on their sixth anniversary -- that they're splitting. But they're not mourning the demise of their marriage; they're celebrating it with a party…

  16. Ray LaMontagne Remains Mysterious, Quiet at Central Park Show

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT R ay LaMontagne and his backing band the Pariah Dogs came together Tuesday(May 31) at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield in front of a sold-out crowd under a beautiful, cloudless sky. In an almost reluctant stage presence, LaMontagne remained draped behind heavy mood lighting, silent song…

  17. Photos: Musicians Honor Alexander McQueen at Met Costume Gala

    May 03, 2011 10:33 AM EDT A who's who of Hollywood's elite and fashion's most coveted -- including music stars like Madonna , Taylor Swift , Kanye West , Rihanna , Beyoncé and more -- hit the red carpet in New York City on Monday night (May 2) for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume…

  18. Iggy Pop and the Stooges Rock Ron Asheton Tribute Concert

    April 20, 2011 2:05 PM EDT R on Asheton was not around to see the Stooges inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. But the group's late co-founder was saluted on Tuesday in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., with what was, appropriately, the loudest wake you can imagine. Organized by his sister, Kathy…

  19. Charice Dishes On Return to 'Glee,' Bruno Mars-Penned New Single

    April 18, 2011 2:57 PM EDT C harice returns to "Glee" tomorrow night (Apr. 19) to perform "All By Myself," but any future involvement in the Fox show is up in the air. "I have no idea what's going to happen," Charice said during a conference call held Monday morning in Los Angeles.…

  20. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Judge Gig

    April 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT The world is still buzzing about his performance of Johnny O'Keefe's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" last week, but Iggy Pop says "it was just a gig" to him -- albeit a good one. "I enjoyed it," Pop tells Billboard.com. "I…

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