1. 2014 Indie Rock Playlist for Pop Fans: 15 Songs That Could Have Cracked Top 40

    December 09, 2014 3:30 PM EST Check out tunes from Tune-Yards, the Drums, Hundred Waters and others that even the staunchest pop fan would embrace. December is always a time for pop fans to feel particularly trepidatious, as the final month of the calendar year doubles as year-end list season — better known as a…

  2. From Blur to 'Bots: Damon Albarn's 15 Defining Music Moments

    April 25, 2014 5:54 PM EDT As Damon Albarn gets set to release his first proper solo album, "Everyday Robots," it's easy to forget how versatile and eclectic he's been over the course of his career. Sure he's been at the forefront of Britpop and found crossover success in the U.S. with Blur,…

  3. Damon Albarn Plays New Songs at Sundance: Listen

    January 21, 2014 10:35 AM EST Frontman of Blur and Gorillaz has solo album due April 29 Damon Albarn of Blur, Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad and the Queen performed four gentle, downtempo songs from his upcoming solo album and a vintage Blur piece at a packed Sundance Channel HQ on Jan. 19. Backed by a string quartet and…

  4. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  5. Bat For Lashes' 'The Haunted Man': Track-By-Track Video

    October 23, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Bat for Lashes , aka English singer/songwriter Natasha Khan, says she "went through a lot of changes" making new album "The Haunted Man," out this week. The dramatic, occasionally orchestral 11-song follow up to 2009's "Two Suns," she tells Billboard in a…

  6. Jake Bugg Tops Mumford, Leona Lewis on U.K. Albums Chart

    October 22, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Singer-songwriter scores No. 1 debut, while Calvin Harris and Florence Welch combine for a "Sweet" single. Rising English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg made a dramatic start to his U.K. album chart career by debuting at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) with his self-titled Mercury/Universal…

  7. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  8. Bat For Lashes May Recruit Beck For Album

    May 28, 2010 2:38 PM EDT U.K. alternative act Bat For Lashes has teamed with Beck for the new "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack, out next month. Now Natasha Khan is considering working with him again when it comes to recording the follow-up to her 2009 Bat For Lashes album "Two Suns." "…

  9. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nutini and Paul Weller , who received the…

  10. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 10:16 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards. The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Kurstin are nominated for best song musically and…

  11. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Morrissey,…