1. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kate Pierson (The B-52's) Interview, Plus Joey Badass & More

    January 30, 2015 6:06 PM EST We were lucky to get a very special guest on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast: Kate Pierson of (one of my favorite bands!)  The B-52's. Pierson's solo debut, Guitars and Microphones , comes out Feb. 17, and she stopped by to explain how the album came together with help…

  2. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd and even "Weird Al" Yankovic…

  3. The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2013 1:20 PM EDT When the Strokes released "Angles" in 2011, Julian Casablancas and his loyal subjects -- er, band mates -- were officially in comeback mode. The return-to-form LP did what it had to do -- prove the one-time saviors of rock 'n roll could still rock, even as thirtysomething…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Watch the Throne' Outrages Indie Retailers, Morrissey Slams Norway

    July 28, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to give iTunes and Best Buy exclusive windows to…

  5. The Strokes Confirm New Album in the Works, But No Timetable for Release

    April 28, 2011 12:05 PM EDT T he Strokes are busy working on their fifth album -- a potential quick follow-up to this year's "Angles" -- but don't expect to hear any of the new material from the band during an assortment of forthcoming festival dates. "There's nothing that would be ready to…

  6. The Strokes, "Angles"

    March 18, 2011 10:34 AM EDT When Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas sings about "putting your patience to the test," a legion of fans will doubtlessly feel like he's singing directly to them. It's been five years since the quintet's last album, "First Impressions of Earth," an interim…

  7. The Strokes: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:09 PM EST The Strokes "Angles" March 22 Despite reports of friction in the Strokes camp-borne out, perhaps, by the five-year break between albums-frontman Julian Casablancas has positive thoughts about the making of the New York quintet's fourth album, a 10-song effort that's due…

  8. The Strokes Getting Back To Work In '09

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Strokes plan to regroup in February, ending a hiatus that began after touring to promote 2006's "First Impressions of Earth," according to drummer Fabrizio Moretti. The Strokes plan to regroup in February, ending a hiatus that began after touring to promote 2006's …

  9. Banhart Rocks With Valensi, Robinson On New CD

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Strokes' Nick Valensi and actor Gael Garcia Bernal are among the guests on the forthcoming Devendra Banhart album, "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon." The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Strokes' Nick Valensi and actor Gael…

  10. Regina Spektor

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Born in Russia, bred in the Bronx, Regina Spektor emerged in the New York anti-folk scene five years ago, hypnotizing cafe crowds with her prodigious piano chops and pitch-perfect vocal quirks. Over t Regina Spektor sings in many voices, but she doesn't sound like anyone else. Born in…

  11. JONNY LIVES!, "Get Steady"

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hailing from New York's Lower East Side, Jonny Lives! may not be breaking any new musical ground, but their EP "Get Steady" sure is fun to listen to. Hailing from New York's Lower East Side, Jonny Lives! may not be breaking any new musical ground, but their EP "Get…

  12. Strokes Out To 'Impress'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST With their third release, the Strokes aim to catch the zeitgeist of a 2001 debut that took the rock world by storm. In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became international rock stars, selling 1 million copies of their RCA debut "Is This It" in…

  13. Sshh!: The Strokes Planning Secret Club Shows

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the Jan. 3 release of their third RCA album, "First Impressions of Earth," draws near, the Strokes are about to set off on a worldwide promo tour that will feature secret club shows in several citi As the Jan. 3 release of their third RCA album, " First Impressions of Earth …

  14. Different Strokes

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Strokes want it understood that despite their global fame, they are still a young band capable of the occasional misstep. "If we sold no records the first time, we obviously wouldn't be in this situation," frontman Julian…

  15. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Strokes Make 'Room' In what is one of the most anticipated albums of the year, the Strokes return this week with their sophomore RCA salvo, "Room on Fire." First single "12:51" is off to a good start, having debuted at a career-best No. 7 on the U.K. singles…

  16. The Strokes Flesh Out Fall Tour Plans

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A nine-date European tour will get underway Dec. 1 in Glasgow, with a more extensive itinerary to follow next year. The Strokes continue to expand their fall tour slate . Sixteen North American dates are on tap with Kings Of Leon, beginning Oct. 9-10 in Upper Darby, Pa., and including an Oct.…

  17. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  18. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  19. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities making up the panel. Among those who will…

  20. Beck, Mos Def Among Second Shortlist Judges

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual awards ceremony and concert Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory, Billboard reports in its July 27 issue. Th The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual…

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