1. How 'The Walking Dead' Found Its Cheerful Torture Tune 'Easy Street' -- And Scored a Chart Hit

    November 22, 2016 7:25 PM EST The song, featuring Jim Bianco & Petra Haden, debuted on Billboard’s charts the week after the episode aired. Anyone who has watched The Walking Dead , AMC’s hit show about a group of people struggling to survive in a world overrun by zombies (or walkers, as they're called on the…

  2. Greg Dulli Wraps Work on Twilight Singers Album

    September 23, 2010 5:15 PM EDT With the start of his first-ever solo tour looming on Oct. 8, Greg Dulli has finished work on the fifth Twilight Singers album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "Powder Burns," which is due out in early 2011. Dulli says that Twilight watchers should be braced for some new…

  3. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Greg Dulli and More

    February 18, 2010 7:05 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lady Gaga wants to put jimmy hats on her fans' little monsters as she joins with fashion designer Jeremy Scott to promote his Proper Attire line of prophylactics. "It's not…

  4. Foo Fighters Acoustic Trek Heading To CD, DVD

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three Los Angeles performances from the Foo Fighters' recent stripped-down tour form the basis for the live album "Skin and Bones," Billboard.com can reveal. Three Los Angeles performances from the Foo Fighters' recent stripped-down tour form the basis for the live album …

  5. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed…

  6. Phelps Sharpens His 'Tunesmith' Tools

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps will be relesae his next album, "Tunesmith Retrofit," Aug. 1 on Rounder. It's the artist's sixth full-length effort and his first studio effort since 2003's "Slingsh Singer/songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps will be relesae his next…

  7. Foos Go Acoustic For Summer Run

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although he won't reveal the details, Busta Rhymes says that his forthcoming album weaves in a snippet from the 2004 edition of the BET Awards. "You'll just have to listen to the record when it comes As anticipated , the Foo Fighters are going acoustic this summer with a string…

  8. Foo Fighters Still Planning Acoustic Tour

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST "We're going to start rehearsing very soon," drummer Taylor Hawkins tells Billboard.com of the trek, which will focus on the less aggressive songs on the 2005 double album "In Your Honor." Although the Foo Fighters are taking it easy until frontman Dave Grohl's…

  9. Foo Fighters Draft Band For Acoustic Tour

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Foo Fighters are making plans for their first acoustic tour, which will tentatively get underway in May. The trek will focus on the less aggressive material found on the second disc of 2005's "In The Foo Fighters are making plans for their first acoustic tour, which will…

  10. Frisell Unites 'East/West' On Live Set

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West. Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West." Due Aug. 9 via Nonesuch, the double-disc chronicles a set with drummer Kenny Wolleson and…

  11. Foos Rock Hard, Sing Softly On New Album

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on "In Your Honor," which offers one disc each of electric and acoustic songs. The 20-track album is due June 14 via RCA; fir The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on …

  12. 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…

  13. Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Inspired by an idea that Minutemen/ fIREHOSE bass player Mike Watt presented to her, singer Petra Haden outrageously re-envisions the classic 1967 concept album, "The Who Sell Out," in a cappella. Inspired by an idea that Minutemen/ fIREHOSE bass player Mike Watt presented to her,…

  14. Hot Product

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut album from former B2K member Omarion, "O" (Epic). New albums from indie rock acts Clem Snide ("End of Love," spinART) and Dead Meadow ("Feathers," Matador). A concert document from…

  15. Billboard Bits: NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway Rapper Nelly, rapper/actor Ice Cube, singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera, producer/artist/record executive Jermaine Dupri, singer Brian McKnight and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath are among those taking part in this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity…

  16. Hot Product

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The compilation "KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3," featuring tracks from Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand recorded on the Los Angeles-area station's celebrated radio show "…

  17. Petra Haden and Bill Frisell

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a delicate flower with deep roots. Quiet, intimate and softly floating, this album is an eclectic mix of mild-mann The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a…

  18. Breaking & Entering

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Twilight Singers and Kill Hannah. TWILIGHT YEARS: The moody hard rock of the Afghan Whigs could be as misogynistic as it was masochistic, with leader Greg Dulli hating himself a little more with each…

  19. Rockers Chip In For Injured Haden

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM Radio, will compose a double-seven inch single benefiting former That Dog violinist Petra Haden. Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM…

  20. Sharp Rents Brown For Intimate Acoustic Tour

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an acoustic tour with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown. Kicking off Sept. 9 at the tiny 92-seat Tamarind Theatre in Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an…