1. Watch Arcade Fire Tease New Music, Cover 'Ghostbusters' at New Orleans' Voodoo Fest

    October 31, 2016 11:41 AM EDT Throughout the year, Arcade Fire has been hinting its fifth studio album is on the verge of becoming a reality. Still, the outside world had scarcely heard the new material until this weekend in New Orleans. In town to headline Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Win Butler and company premiered…

  2. Arcade Fire Pays Tribute to David Bowie & Says Trump Will 'F---ing Never, Ever' Be President at Panorama 2016

    July 23, 2016 10:11 AM EDT Canadian indie rock stalwarts Arcade Fire certainly didn’t mince words during their headlining set at the inaugural Panorama festival on New York’s Randall’s Island last night (July 22), using their platform to take a stand against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as…

  3. How the Juno Awards Chose Arcade Fire to Receive This Year's Humanitarian Award

    April 01, 2016 4:07 PM EDT Inside the selection process for the prestigious annual award. Arcade Fire will be honored Saturday night (April 2) in Calgary at the Juno Awards gala dinner with the 2016 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. The Montreal indie rock band follows such fellow philanthropic recipients as Rush , Neil…

  4. Arcade Fire's Win Butler Named MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 13, 2016 2:12 PM EST Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was awarded MVP at Friday night’s (Feb. 12) All-Star Celebrity Game in Toronto, kicking off the official NBA All-Star Weekend. Drake's Team Canada Victorious Over Kevin Hart's Team USA at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game “It’s not something that ever…

  5. Hear Skrillex & Diplo Combine Forces With Arcade Fire In Montreal Studio

    July 13, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Ever wonder what Diplo and Skrillex's "Where Are U Now" would have sounded like with Win Butler and Régine Chassagne instead of Justin Bieber ? No? Good. But the Arcade Fire leaders have been hanging out with the Jack Ü bros and we've got the photos and vids to prove it.  …

  6. Win Butler, Neon Hitch & Robert DeLong Participate in SXSW Music Hackathon

    March 21, 2015 4:53 PM EDT The second official SXSW Music Hackathon kicked off last Wednesday (March 18) in a comfy ballroom just across the street from the Austin Convention Center with teams pitching their ideas to a room full of programmers, designers and data engineers ready to work and eager to learn. Once…

  7. Watch Arcade Fire Discuss Rise to Fame on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    October 19, 2014 3:36 PM EDT Ten years have passed since the release of Arcade Fire ’s critically acclaimed debut album, Funeral . But after two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and a North American arena tour , the Grammy-winning act hasn’t yet become a household name. 'Funeral' Turns 10: The Untold Story…

  8. Watch: Arcade Fire, Bon Iver & The Strokes Members Form Supergroup for Charity

    September 21, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Members of Arcade Fire , Bon Iver and the Strokes joined forces on stage at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game on Saturday (Sept. 20) at the  McGill Sports Complex in Montreal. 'Funeral' Turns 10: The Untold Story of Arcade Fire's Album Art & Brooklyn…

  9. Watch Arcade Fire and David Byrne Cover Suicide at Brooklyn Show

    August 25, 2014 10:21 AM EDT Arcade Fire’s Reflektor tour continued to trot out distinguished guests Aug. 24, as the indie rock collective welcomed former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to the stage. Byrne -- who obeyed Arcade Fire’s dress code by wearing a tuxedo -- joined the band for a cover of Suicide’s “Dream…

  10. Arcade Fire Teases ‘We Exist’ Video, Featuring Andrew Garfield In Drag at Coachella: Watch

    May 03, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Arcade Fire has released a teaser for the video of its next single, “We Exist,” which features “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” star Andrew Garfield in drag at the recent Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Coachella 2014: Arcade Fire Set Features 'Daft Punk' Surprise In the 22…

  11. Coachella 2014: Arcade Fire Set Features 'Daft Punk' Surprise

    April 21, 2014 2:49 AM EDT Two robots in white join the night three headliners for the song "Get Lucky." Also: Beck makes an appearance. Coachella 2014 has featured a slew of unannounced guests over its two-weekend bow, but perhaps the biggest surprise of all came on Sunday night as Arcade Fire performed…

  12. Arcade Fire Covers Prince’s ‘Controversy’: Listen

    March 10, 2014 2:22 AM EDT It’s just two dates in, but Arcade Fire’s current U.S. “Reflektor” tour is shaping as a real coverpalooza. The Canadian alternative rockers dished-out some homegrown greatness for their Saturday date in Minneapolis, where they performed a cover of Prince’s 1981 classic “Controversy” in the…

  13. 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…

  14. Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler ‘Rockin’ the Big Day Out: Watch

    February 05, 2014 12:31 AM EST Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler have come together to bring the house down on Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out tour with a performance of “Rockin’ in the Free World”. Vedder, Butler and co. on Sunday gave a fitting rendition of Neil Young’s rock standard for what is likely to be the last…

  15. 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…

  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. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the massive crowd as the day's only…

  19. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard was there for some of the best -- and worst…

  20. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the bygone Summer of Love days. This weekend'…

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