1. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett at Star-Studded Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 4:22 AM EDT April 18, 2015 was a night for the young to honor the old -- and perhaps prepare for a later visit -- at the Cleveland Museum. The key to rock’s longevity is it never defines itself into irrelevance. So while there were some loud dirty guitars at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

  2. Damon Albarn Drops Another Hint of New Blur Music

    July 10, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Damon Albarn has given another clear sign that a new Blur album is coming. Though it’ll have to wait until his solo album is done and dusted. And when that will happen is anyone’s guess. The singer has opened-up to the Wall Street Journal about his first solo album, noting it was “quite…

  3. The Raconteurs' Road Return: 'It's Coming Back Pretty Easy For Us'

    September 13, 2011 4:02 PM EDT The Raconteurs ' upcoming spate of live shows are as surprising for the band, which has been dormant since 2008, as they are for its fans. "That's how it always comes about with us -- without much planning," bassist Jack Lawrence tells Billboard.com with a laugh. "…

  4. Santigold Promises 'Dynamic, Powerful' Second Album This Fall

    June 22, 2011 2:00 AM EDT Pop singer/songwriter Santigold tells Billboard.com that she is working out the "last-minute details" of her anticipated sophomore album and will release the full-length this fall on Downtown/Atlantic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, Jamaica and New York, the new album features…

  5. Arcade Fire Dances Away Evil on 'SNL'

    November 15, 2010 11:30 AM EST A rcade Fire has a track record for taking a political stand, campaigning for President Obama in 2008 and continually donating to the worldwide health care foundation Partners in Health. But this past weekend on "Saturday Night Live," the Montreal indie rockers suggested that…

  6. 'Justin Bieber Shot Me,' Says Aziz Ansari In 'Funny Or Die' Video

    March 08, 2010 6:17 PM EST Hyper-sexual crooner Raaaaaaaaandy is starting beef with J ustin Bieber . In this new "Funny or Die" video, the alter-ego of comedian Aziz Ansari alleges that the teen pop sensation shot him in the knee and stole the concept for his single "Baby" in a studio session. "…

  7. 'Glee,' McCartney, U2 Earn Golden Globe Nominations

    December 15, 2009 1:33 PM EST The hit Fox comedy/musical "Glee" earned four nominations for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, it was announced today (Dec. 15), while Paul McCartney and U2 picked up one nod each for Best Original Song. Singer Justin Timberlake read the full list of nominees with actors John…

  8. Grammys Will Honor Michael Jackson; Miley Cyrus Nomination Pulled

    December 11, 2009 1:00 PM EST The Recording Academy today (Dec. 11) announced that Michael Jackson is among seven Lifetime Achievement Award honorees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 30. The King of Pop, whose sudden passing in June shook the music industry and fans worldwide, will receive a posthumous award…

  9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold Rev Lollapalooza Day 2

    August 09, 2009 10:53 AM EDT If anyone doubted that Lollapalooza's Saturday-night headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs could ably stand in the Beastie Boys cancelled spot, the band's electric, inspired -- and downright fun-- performance clearly proved otherwise. Backstage at Lollapalooza, Glasvegas tells Billboard…

  10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / All Points West / July 31, 2009

    August 01, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Liberty State Park; Jersey City, NJ You could only see it on the jumbotrons flanking the stage, but tucked under the yards of torn fabric that made up her elaborate costume, Karen O wore a white armband that read "Get Well MCA." Performing on the first night of All Points West 2009 …

  11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Leave Heads Rolling On The Road

    May 19, 2009 1:01 PM EDT Yeah Yeah Yeahs are still actively working "Zero," the first single from their new album, "It's Blitz," and the group's Nick Zinner says the band will stay on that surprising, synthesizer-driven path when it rolls out the next single, "Heads Will Roll."…

  12. The Strokes' Fraiture Turns Toward Nickel Eye

    December 12, 2008 12:26 PM EST As he prepares to roll out his side project, Nickel Eye, next month, Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture predicts the group members' various solo activities will influence the music they make when they reconvene in February. "For any one of us, anything we do outside the band is our…

  13. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  14. Automator, Simins Become Men Without Pants

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dan The Automator and Blues Explosion drummer Russell Simins will unveil their debut collaboration as Men Without Pans next month. Dan The Automator and Blues Explosion drummer Russell Simins will unveil their debut collaboration as Men Without Pans next month. "Naturally" is due…

  15. Finding Her Voice

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," as an "intimate experience-almost private, in a way." Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," as an …

  16. Johansson Unveils Waits Covers Album In NYC

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Scarlett Johansson unveiled her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," for journalists today (Feb. 12) at New York's Joe's Pub. Scarlett Johansson unveiled her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," for journalists today (Feb. 12) at New York's Joe's…

  17. Johansson Sets Date For Waits Covers Disc

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST One of the more unusual albums to be conceived in recent years, actress Scarlett Johansson's interpretations of Tom Waits songs, will hit stores this spring. One of the more unusual albums to be conceived in recent years, actress Scarlett Johansson's interpretations of Tom Waits…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Guitar Hero III,' Os Mutantes, Isis

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "Guitar Hero III" will be treated to an Interscope CD featuring music from the game and a special code unlocking new or remixed songs Fans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "…

  19. TVOTR, Zinner Bolster Celebration Sophomore Disc

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Guest spots from TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and members of Antibalas will be found on Baltimore rock act Celebration's sophomore album, "The Modern Tribe," due Oct. 9 via 4 Guest spots from TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and…

  20. Spector Stepping Out With New CD, Hall Of Fame Nod

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ronnie Spector may be headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but she's not a museum piece yet. Spector tells Billboard.com that the March 12 induction for the Ronettes will be "just the beginning o Ronnie Spector may be headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but she's not…

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