1. Foo Fighters Play Surprise Concert at Preservation Hall While Recording In New Orleans

    May 18, 2014 3:57 PM EDT Only a couple days after the Foo Fighters announced plans to release a new album this fall that’s being recorded in various studio across the U.S., the rock band played a surprise show at New Orleans’ Preservation Hall that ended up shutting down an entire city block. On the evening of May…

  2. 20 Hot Coachella Moments: Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Slash & More Day 3 Surprises

    April 14, 2014 8:57 AM EDT The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival wound down Sunday night after three long, loud days in the desert. But the annual bash went out with an enourmous bang. Keeping with the previous day’s conveyer belt of guest appearances, day 3 featured unexpected…

  3. Arcade Fire Take Jabs At Coachella, Bring Out Debbie Harry During Headlining Set

    April 14, 2014 6:05 AM EDT The Blondie singer helps end Weekend 1 of the festival with "Heart Of Glass." Arcade Fire headlined a day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival just three years ago, and since then, the Montreal indie-rock collective has only gotten bigger, both in terms of its…

  4. Lollapalooza Brazil 2014: Phoenix, Arcade Fire, Lorde Rock São Paulo

    April 08, 2014 2:00 AM EDT The third edition of Lollapalooza Brazil took place for the first time at the Interlagos racecourse in São Paulo on Saturday and Sunday (April 5-6). The two-day festival brought fans from all over the country who fought the heat during the weekend to see their favorite bands including Muse,…

  5. Oscar Music Nominees Honored, and Drenched, at Society of Composers and Lyricists Event

    March 02, 2014 12:29 PM EST The heavy rains that pummeled Southern California on Saturday (march 1) created a divide between the film music industry at the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists champagne reception for Oscar nominees. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Fight…

  6. Arcade Fire's Butler Brothers Discuss Journey from Houston to Haiti & 'Her'

    February 27, 2014 2:08 AM EST Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire aren't your average brothers. Sure, they spent their youngest years at odds, as brothers will. But early on they discovered something that would inform the rest of their lives as creative partners at the heart of one of rock `n' roll's most…

  7. 15 Best Albums of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 19, 2013 1:41 PM EST From ultra-ambitious musical comebacks to hype-surviving debuts to a certain unexpected album released right before the end-of-year buzzer sounded, 2013 contained a beautifully diverse array of full-length statements. After many, many repeated listens, the Billboard staff voted…

  8. Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor': Track-By-Track Review

    October 28, 2013 10:33 AM EDT Arcade Fire has been touted as Generation Y's answer to U2, and ever since their 2004 debut "Funeral" tipped off indie rock to strings, sweeping musical arrangements and wholly relatable anthems, it seems they've been aspiring to make a statement like "Reflektor.…

  9. Arcade Fire Pays Tribute to Haiti on 'Reflektor'

    October 25, 2013 4:48 AM EDT A traditional Haitian rara band loudly snaked through the crowd, its insistent drums and horns drawing the members of Arcade Fire to a small outdoor stage. The Canadian musicians thanked the members of Rara Lakay in a smattering of Haitian Creole, and building on their beats launched into…

  10. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': What We Learned From An Early Listen

    October 03, 2013 10:20 AM EDT I'll admit, when I first watched Arcade Fire's performance on "Saturday Night Live"  last weekend, I was a little concerned. As good as the songs were, something about the new theatrics and imagery -- Win's Nightwing eye makeup, the band's suits festooned with…

  11. Arcade Fire Debuts New Music, Recruits Celebrity Friends for 'SNL,' Concert Special

    September 29, 2013 2:04 AM EDT Arcade Fire owned NBC's Saturday night. The rock band took to the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" for the live debut (outside secret shows) of its newest single, "Reflektor," as well as the full debut of "Afterlife" -- both songs from the group&…

  12. Arcade Fire Sets October Release Date For New Album

    July 12, 2013 3:12 PM EDT Follow-up to Grammy-winning "The Suburbs" will feature production from James Murphy. The Arcade Fire's fourth studio album will be released on Oct. 29, the band has revealed in a post on Twitter on Friday (July 12). A report from Revolt TV surfaced on Friday claiming that the…

  13. Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Regine Chassagne Welcome Baby Boy

    April 26, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Here's some good news from one of indie rock's most prominent couples -- Arcade Fire's husband-wife duo Win Butler and Régine Chassagne have welcomed a seven-pound baby boy into the world. The baby (whose name is not yet known) was born Sunday, April 21. The news was broken…

  14. CODER Crew's Picks of the Week: Alesso, Mad Decent, Purity Ring and More

    February 15, 2013 1:27 PM EST Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Purity Ring, “Grammy” Purity Ring's debut album “Shrines”was unquestionably one of my favorite albums of 2012.…

  15. 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT For a global literary phenomenon (soon to be a global movie phenomenon), "The Hunger Games" is dazzlingly personal. The story of Katniss Everdeen sacrificing herself for her sister, battling in the Hunger Games and doing anything she can to survive often arrives as a hushed, lonely…

  16. Arcade Fire Premieres New 'Hunger Games' Song: Listen to 'Abraham's Daughter'

    March 02, 2012 11:45 AM EST The spring's most epic film -- "The Hunger Games" -- now has an equally epic closing-credits track from Grammy-winning indie rockers Arcade Fire , titled "Abraham's Daughter." Listen below. "Abraham's Daughter" takes the "Hunger Games"…

  17. Billboard Bits: Sly Stone Homeless, Melissa Etheridge Caught in Custody Battle

    September 26, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Psychedelic Legend Sly Stone Revealed To Be Homeless Sly Stone, ringleader of rock-funk fusion act Sly and the Family Stone is reportedly homeless, living out of a van parked in Los Angeles' rough Crenshaw…

  18. LCD Soundsystem Bids Final Farewell at Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 11:29 AM EDT Last night, LCD Soundsystem gave their final farewell concert at Madison Square Garden to a sold-out crowd, most donning the black-and-white attire the band proposed on its website when it announced its departure on February 5. Supported by New York post-punk group Liquid Liquid as well as a…

  19. Watch: Arcade Fire Rocks 'Haiti' At Port-au-Prince Secret Show

    March 31, 2011 11:30 AM EDT A rcade Fire may have stolen the spotlight at year's Grammys ( and most recently, Canada's Juno Awards ), but the indie rockers have never forgotten their roots. On Tuesday (Mar. 29), the band played a brief secret show in Haiti -- a country near to the members' hearts, given…

  20. 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…

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