1. The New Pioneers: Melanie Martinez on Transcending 'The Voice' and Pop's Conventions

    August 11, 2016 9:00 AM EDT Melanie Martinez has always felt like an outsider. "I was picked on when I was younger for being super ­emotional," says the 21-year-old singer-­songwriter, who grew up on New York's Long Island. "I didn't have a lot of friends." Today, though, she can claim a…

  2. Danny Elfman on 'The Simpsons,' 'Unpredictable' Tim Burton & the Challenge of 'Batman'

    July 06, 2015 6:11 PM EDT The "Music From the Films of Tim Burton" concert series will run at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall tonight through Sunday. “ Centered ?” Danny Elfman asks during a Monday afternoon phone call from Los Angeles. “What do you mean , ‘centered’?” We’re on the subject of the 18-hour…

  3. Watch Lana Del Rey's 'Big Eyes' Lyric Video Teaser

    December 01, 2014 6:42 PM EST Lana Del Rey 's secret track, "Big Eyes," for the upcoming Tim Burton film by the same name about artist Margaret Keane got its first public introduction Monday with a minute-long lyric video. 'Big Eyes': The Story Behind Lana Del Rey's Stunning Secret Songs …

  4. Primus Take on 'Willy Wonka' Songs For New Album & Tour With 'Classic' Lineup

    July 29, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Les Claypool also sips some haterade on Tim Burton's 'Willy Wonka' remake. In a very Flaming Lips-ian move, zany prog-rockers Primus have decided to dedicate an album, tour and band reunion to the 1971 culinary classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory . The "classic…

  5. Grace Potter On Playing To Country Crowds: 'I Love The Horrified Looks'

    August 09, 2012 6:20 PM EDT Rock singer continues on Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers on the Sun tour. Grace Potter says she's having a good time being a "Little Sister of the Sun" on Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw 's Brothers of the Sun stadium tour -- and a mischievous little sister, at…

  6. Danny Elfman Discusses Musical Approach to New Cirque du Soleil Show

    June 17, 2011 5:00 PM EDT The first Cirque du Soleil to be based permanently in Los Angeles is a tribute to cinema, but score composer Danny Elfman says the music has come together in a way that is not at all like film-making. "It was all completely evolutionary as it came together," Elfman told Billboard…

  7. Trent Reznor Exits 'Vampire Hunter' Film Project

    March 14, 2011 12:00 PM EDT T rent Reznor was slated to follow-up his Oscar-winning musical contributions to "The Social Network" by scoring and acting in Tim Burton's upcoming vampire flick, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." But last week, the Nine Inch Nails frontman took to the band's…

  8. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

  9. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    August 24, 2010 5:28 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Grace…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Peter Gabriel

    March 11, 2010 2:35 PM EST RECORD 'BREAK'-ER: As previously reported , Taio Cruz skyrockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his maiden chart entry, "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The song's ascent to the apex marks the biggest jump to No. 1 for an artist's first Hot 100…

  11. Shinedown Ready For Year On Road, Prep New Soundtrack Songs

    February 03, 2010 3:44 PM EST The members of Shinedown expect a full year of touring to precede the group's fourth album, though a live DVD is likely to come from its time on the road and several movie soundtrack contributions will give fans some fresh material from the Florida-based rockers. "We're going…

  12. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and wondered if back in 1963, when the LP was…

  13. New Panic! At The Disco Album Due In March

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Members of Las Vegas four-piece Panic! At The Disco are taking a stripped-down approach to their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due March 25 via Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, relying less on computer Members of Las Vegas four-piece Panic! At The Disco are taking a stripped-down approach to…

  14. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey, Trick Pony

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although details are scant at deadline, Pearl Jam has recorded a cover of the Who's "Love, Reign O'er Me" for the upcoming Adam Sandler/Don Cheadle film "Reign Over Me." Although details are scant at deadline, Pearl Jam has recorded a cover of the Who's …

  15. Busy Elfman Looks Ahead, Not Back

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana," his long-standing relationship with director Tim Burton and his years in Oingo Boingo during a keynote Q&A session yesterday Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana,"…

  16. Panic! At The Disco Stretching Out On Next Album

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie says to "expected the unexpected" from the group's sophomore album, which the Las Vegas quartet plans to start working on in January. "The next album is going Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie says to "expected the…

  17. 42OnTV

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 16 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Dierks Bentley. "The Megan Mullally Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Mario Vazquez (also scheduled: Bradley Whitford). "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC…

  18. Manson, Fiona, Fall Out Boy Revisit 'Nightmare'

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tim Burton's cult classic animated feature "The Nightmare Before Christmas" will receive a 13th anniversary present this month in the form of a two-disc expanded edition of its soundtrack. Tim Burton's cult classic animated feature "The Nightmare Before Christmas"…

  19. Dynamic Duo Scores Big With 'Batman Begins'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian" in 1954, James Newton Howard notes that such collaborations between prominent film composers are rare. Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian"…

  20. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Neil Young Neil Jam Pearl Jam caps its tenure on Epic this week with its first hits collection. The double-disc, 33-track "rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991-2003)" sports 16 top 10 hits on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including the No. 1s "Daughter…

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