1. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/24/10

    April 24, 2010 10:36 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @iamdiddy (Diddy): Me+Mark Wahlberg driving a racecar down…

  2. Cinematic Orchestra, Ninja Tune Team For New Label

    November 16, 2009 4:46 PM EST Jason Swinscoe of the U.K. jazz/electronica act the Cinematic Orchestra has formed a new label, Motion Audio, in partnership with the group's Ninja Tune label. Swinscoe has joined forces with Dominic Smith, the long-term A&R for the Cinematic Orchestra at Ninja Tune. The London-based…

  3. Speech Debelle Turns Up The Heat After Mercury Prize Win

    September 21, 2009 1:28 PM EDT The heat is rising on U.K. rapper Speech Debelle 's career after her debut album, "Speech Therapy" (Big Dada), beat La Roux , Florence & the Machine and Kasabian to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize . "I think [the Mercury judges] saw that it's a representation of…

  4. Speech Debelle Snags U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 08, 2009 7:50 PM EDT Hip-hop artist Speech Debelle is the winner of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2009 with "Speech Therapy" (Big Dada) for the best album of the past year by a U.K. or Irish artist. The debut set proved a popular winner among the audience at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight …

  5. NIN Announce Final (Final) Tour Dates

    July 07, 2009 4:55 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor announced today that the band will play a final "handful of shows" in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles beginning August 22. While NIN originally planned to stop performing in the U.S. for good after the tour with Jane’s Addiction that wrapped…

  6. Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction / June 7, 2009 / Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)

    June 10, 2009 8:11 PM EDT It was a breezy Sunday night (June 7) in Long Island, NY, and 15,000 black-clad rockers were congregating at the oceanside Jones Beach amphitheater, all of them ready to party like it's 1991. That was, of course, the year of Perry Ferrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival, the stage…

  7. Jane's Addiction Joins Trent Reznor's Transplant Charity Push

    June 03, 2009 9:40 PM EDT Jane's Addiction has joined Trent Reznor's effort to raise money for a fan who's urgently in need of a heart transplant. Reznor has been selling special VIP packages to nine inch nails' NIN/JA tour with Jane's Addiction to raise the funds for Eric De La Cruz, the 27…

  8. Perry Farrell 'Can't Wait For People To Hear' New Jane's Addiction Songs

    May 07, 2009 5:35 AM EDT As it prepares to begin its five-week tour with Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Jane's Addiction is sitting on a pair of brand new songs frontman Perry Farrell "can't wait for people to hear" -- although there are no plans for that to happen yet. "I think they're…

  9. Jane's Addiction Drops Two Free New Trent Reznor-Produced Tracks

    March 20, 2009 10:24 AM EDT Jane's Addiction is releasing two new studio tracks online today (March 20) via Ninja2009.com , the tour site for the forthcoming co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails. The two studio cuts available for free download are "Chip Away" and "Whores," both songs that…

  10. Ed McMahon Raps For FreeCreditReport.com

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper. Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper. The 85-year-old former "Tonight Show" sidekick will star in two viral rap videos for FreeCreditReport.com, a financial Web site owned by credit bureau Experian. The videos feature…

  11. Various Artists / July 13-19, 2008 / Montego Bay, Jamaica (Reggae Sumfest)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A multi-platinum-selling rapper's appearance generated the most hype and Jamaican DJs' girls and gun exploits, as echoed throughout several performances on Dancehall Night, pulled the largest crowd. B A multi-platinum-selling rapper's appearance generated the most hype and…

  12. Ninjas, Raisins Present On BNL Kids Album

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Barenaked Ladies have wrapped work on their first kids album. "Snacktime" is due May 6 via the band's own Desperation Records label and includes 24 new songs. As tipped here last month, Barenaked Ladies have wrapped work on their first kids album. …

  13. Of Montreal / Oct. 13, 2007 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes stepped on stage at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Saturday night (Oct. 13), he was genuinely surprised and pleased to be greeted by the frenetic, sold-out crow When Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes stepped on stage at New York's Roseland…

  14. Ask Billboard

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses Expose, Alanis' take on "My Humps," Macy Gray and more! Due to a technical snafu, "Ask Billboard" was not posted to the Web site last week. So, this week, we've got nearly twice the amount of questions and answers for you! EXPOSE YOURSELF Hi Keith…

  15. Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship Flex 'Turtle' Power

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST New tracks from Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship and Big City Rock will be found on the soundtrack for "TMNT - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Music from the Motion Picture," due March 13 from iTunes an New tracks from Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship and Big City Rock will be found…

  16. The Supersuckers

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eddie Spaghetti from the Supersuckers here. We're on this "Little Steven's Underground Garage Tour" and I thought I'd share a few notes I've jotted down with you. You can't wait to read my rambling no Eddie Spaghetti from the Supersuckers here. We're on…

  17. BLOCKHEAD, "Downtown Science"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Journeyman hip-hop producer Blockhead is best known for providing the beats for some of Aesop Rock's finest moments on wax. Journeyman hip-hop producer Blockhead is best known for providing the beats for some of Aesop Rock's finest moments on wax. However, beyond his work on such…

  18. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  19. Billboard Bits: Toby Keith, Coldcut, Carlos Ponce

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Toby Keith, Coldcut, Carlos Ponce Shooting has begun in Atlanta on Toby Keith's first feature film, "Angel From Montgomery," which is being produced by Paramount and MTV Networks' new CMT Films division. Noted country music video director Steven Goldmann is…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

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