1. The Walkmen Announce Indefinite Hiatus

    November 29, 2013 8:15 PM EST After nearly 14 years as a band, The Walkmen are taking a step back from recording as a group. The indie rockers revealed in an interview with the Washington Post that, after shows in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, the band has "no future plans whatsoever." According to bassist…

  2. Sharon Jones On Returning To Music After Cancer Surgery: 'I'm Ready To Go'

    November 15, 2013 4:19 PM EST Amid cancer treatment, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plot comeback with new album and major TV performances. Sharon Jones is feeling great today. The singer has just taken a seat in the kitchen at a friend's house in upstate New York, where she's been charting her progress day…

  3. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  4. 'Harlem Shake' Samples Used Without Permission; Artists Seek Payment

    March 11, 2013 12:36 PM EDT Baauer's "Harlem Shake" has spent the last three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up millions upon millions of listens via its widely seen YouTube dance craze. But key moments of the song, including voices urging people to "Do the Harlem Shake!" and…

  5. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake': Billboard Cover Story

    February 22, 2013 2:00 PM EST "It's literally unbelievable," he says of his song shooting to No. 1. "It's amazing to have this track recognized by the world" On Feb. 6, 23-year-old Harry Bauer Rodrigues was on tour in Vancouver enjoying the gradual climb of a promising career as a DJ…

  6. Matisyahu Returns With 'Spark Seeker' in July

    May 08, 2012 12:00 PM EDT After shaving off his signature facial hair and declaring "No more Chassidic reggae superstar" last December, Matisyahu has set a July 17 release date for his fourth studio album, "Spark Seeker." He has also revealed the first leg of an extensive North American co…

  7. Q&A: 'Platinum Hit' Winner Sonyae Elise Sees Kara DioGuardi as a Mentor

    August 08, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Sonyae Elise, the singer and songwriter on "Platinum Hit" who did not play an instrument or read music, was crowned the winner of the first season of Bravo's songwriting competition on Friday. Having released a mixtape, "Lady Rebel, Vol. 2," during the break between…

  8. Twin Shadow Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    March 10, 2011 11:30 AM EST Chart Article Our video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Twin Shadow In our most…

  9. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins Possibly Retiring, 'Spider-Man' Slapped with New Violations

    March 04, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Phil Collins Retiring from Music? Former Genesis drummer and solo star Phil Collins has indicated that he is calling it quits from music. The 60-year-old has hearing problems and nerve damage in his hands, and says…

  10. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Gets 'Dirty' In 2010

    December 14, 2009 5:21 PM EST The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion , the fiery rock trio from New York City that's been on a virtual hiatus since 2004's "Damage," has teamed with Shout! Factory division Majordomo Records for an extensive reissue campaign in 2010. Spencer, the former frontman of Pussy Galore…

  11. Rakim Ready To Release 'The Seventh Seal'

    July 14, 2009 2:53 PM EDT "The Seventh Seal," the long-anticipated album by rap legend Rakim , is slated for release in the fall, Billboard has learned exclusively. The project's first single, "Holy Are You," will drop July 28. The album is being released on Rakim's Ra Records label in a…

  12. Rakim Ready To Release 'The Seventh Seal'

    July 13, 2009 6:00 PM EDT "The Seventh Seal," the long-anticipated album by rap legend Rakim, is slated for release in the fall, Billboard has learned exclusively. The project's first single, "Holy Are You," will drop July 28. The album is being released on Rakim's Ra Records label in a…

  13. Ziggy Marley Remixing Dad's Classics For Kids

    April 13, 2009 7:46 AM EDT Children's music is dominating Ziggy Marley's melody making these days -- both for himself and on behalf of his father, Bob Marley. Marley is prepping for the May 5 release of "Family Time," an album of what he refers to as "family music" that includes originals…

  14. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  15. Ziggy Marley Embraces 'Family' Ties

    February 17, 2009 3:12 PM EST Ziggy Marley has drafted his siblings, daughter and some superstars to assist on his first children's album, "Family Time," due May 5 from Tuff Gong. Produced by Don Was, the project finds Marley surrounded by his mother Rita, sister Cedella and daughter Judah, as well as Paul…

  16. The Walkmen, Beach House / Jan. 20, 2009 / L.A. (Music Box)

    January 22, 2009 7:13 PM EST Hamilton Leithauser is no slouch. Beyond a formidable 6'5 frame, he has nearly as gripping a stare as he does a voice. He uses both attributes well, whipping the crowd into a frenzy with his white-hot rasp one minute, blowing them off with a steely, detached gaze of daggers the next.…

  17. Bonnaroo: Veterans Lesh, Helm, King Hit The Right Notes

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music veterans like Phil Lesh, Levon Helm and B.B. King showed the younger generation a thing or two on the second day of Bonnaroo, offering a strong contrast to performances by rockers like Pearl Jam If Friday's day and night of music at Bonnaroo was marred by intense heat and, later,…

  18. 42OnTV

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miley Cyrus (also scheduled: Brian Wansink, Ann Pleshette Murphy. "The Martha Stewart Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Vince Gill (also scheduled: Amy…

  19. DUB TRIO, "New Heavy"

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I'm sorry to say, but your ex may have been right -- change is indeed a good thing. I'm sorry to say, but your ex may have been right -- change is indeed a good thing. For longtime fans of NYC's Dub Trio, the primary draw was hearing three white dudes throw down the kind of raw…

  20. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

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