1. 10 Band Members We Wish Would Release Their Solo Debuts in 2015

    January 02, 2015 12:24 PM EST With the music industry slowly picking up again after the holiday lull, get ready for a lot of talk about 2015's most-anticipated albums. But just like D'Angelo and Thom Yorke proved last year -- and Beyoncé the year before that -- be prepared for the surprise release. These spur…

  2. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  3. Bonnaroo 2013: Paul McCartney, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men Highlight Friday

    June 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Charli XCX's boy band analysis, Solange's Fugees cover, late-night show surfing, and more from Bonnaroo Day 2. Friday (June 14) at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival began and ended with headliner chatter: in the morning, it was confirmed that Jack Johnson would be taking over for Mumford…

  4. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  5. The xx Release Dark, Meandering 'Fiction' Video

    June 06, 2013 2:00 PM EDT British indie rockers The xx have just released a new music video for their latest single, "Fiction," off their sophomore album, "Coexist." The gritty black and white music video for "Fiction" features lead singer Oliver Sim walking through a deserted resort in…

  6. The xx Have 'Skeletons of Songs' for Next Album

    April 17, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The xx are already making progress on the follow-up to 2012's "Coexist." "We started writing and we're currently trying to write on the road, which is something we've never been able to do," the band's Oliver Sim told us backstage at Coachella. …

  7. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  8. Inside Boiler Room, Dance Music’s Internet Streaming Party

    April 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT An exclusive peek into the world behind the camera. Barely 24 hours after playing a sold-out show at New York’s colossal Terminal 5 last October, Flying Lotus stood hunched over the DJ controls in a cramped warehouse tucked deep in the Lower East Side. The air was thick with smoke, and a…

  9. The xx, 'Coexist': Track-By-Track Review

    September 07, 2012 2:30 PM EDT If you hated "xx," the xx 's haunting, Mercury Prize-winning 2009 debut, don't bother listening to their follow-up, "Coexist." The U.K. trio of Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have a popular formula -- Madley-Croft and Sim quietly sing about the…

  10. The xx Announce New Album, 'Coexist'

    June 01, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Indie rock auteurs the xx have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore album. "Coexist" will be released on Sept. 11 through Young Turks, and one day earlier in the U.K. band's native country. "Coexist" was recorded over the past six months in the band&…

  11. Fleet Foxes Bring a Quiet Riot to NYC's United Palace

    May 19, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Fresh off the May 3 release of their sophomore album "Helplessness Blues," madrigal-infused indie darlings Fleet Foxes delivered a fine-tuned performance to a delighted, sold-out crowd last night (May 18) at NYC's United Palace Theater. Read a review of "Helplessness Blues…

  12. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas to Play Super Bowl Halftime in 2011?

    September 16, 2010 6:34 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Eyed Peas To Play 2011 Super Bowl? The Black Eyed Peas are rumored to perform at the halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, according to the Sports by Brooks blog. The group previously performed at…

  13. The xx Wins 2010 Mercury Prize

    September 07, 2010 7:03 PM EDT T he xx has won the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for its debut album, xx" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). The £20,000 ($31,000) prize was presented to the alt-rock trio at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Sept. 7). The result was screened live on BBC Two, along with…

  14. The xx Buzz At Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2010 12:09 PM EDT The sparse, cool British trio the xx are on a road former buzz bands like MGMT know something about. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome Bonnaroo Moments After their debut was received rapturously by the blogosphere and many critics, the xx - whose members are all 21 or younger -…

  15. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  16. Silky Smokie Stays True To Gospel

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Smokie Norful's silky voice and potent songs have quickly propelled him to the top of the gospel hill. His 2002 debut, "I Need You Now," spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The title track became a…

  17. Silver Lining

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The ever dependable Bonnie Raitt delivers another fine disc—her 16th—by returning to the production team responsible for her previous outing, 1998's Fundamental. The ever dependable Bonnie Raitt delivers another fine disc—her 16th—by returning to the production team responsible for her…

  18. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  19. Bonnie Raitt Plans Tour Behind 'Silver Lining'

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt has confirmed a dozen spring tour dates in conjunction with her upcoming Capitol album, "Silver Lining," due April 9. Dates are set to begin March 30 in Madison, Wisc., and wrap May 30 in Bonnie Raitt has confirmed a dozen spring tour dates in conjunction with her…