1. Quietdrive Fights Pediatric Cancer With New Song 'Even When I'm Gone'

    October 01, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Kendal Lividini was only 17 years old when she died of acute myelogenous leukemia in 2011. But her indomitable spirit lives on in alt-rock band Quietdrive's emotionally charged "Even When I'm Gone." Made available worldwide through digital retailers on Sept. 3, the…

  2. 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&…

  3. Justin Bieber Gets Slapped Around on 'Between Two Ferns': Watch

    September 26, 2013 12:12 PM EDT "When you're in the recording studio, do you ever think to yourself 'Hey what if I don't make something shitty?' Does that pop into your mind in the process?" That's just a taste of the verbal (and physical?) lashing that Justin Bieber receives from…

  4. Deltron 3030, 'Deltron 3030: Event II': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:36 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 1 Label: Bulk Recordings Thirteen years after its cult favorite self-titled debut, trio Deltron 3030—consisting of Heiroglyphics rap vet Del the Funky Homosapien, turntablist Kid Koala and sample master "Dan the Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Kasabian)—is…

  5. Death Grips Fans Turn Violent After Band Skips Lollapalooza After Party Appearance

    August 03, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Fans of experimental hip-hip duo Death Grips got shafted when the band “chose not to appear at Lollapalooza 2013,” according to the festival's Facebook page ). That message wasn’t relayed to the hundreds who turned up to the band’s sold-out aftershow performance at the Bottom Lounge…

  6. Shigeto, ‘Olivia’: First Listen and Story

    July 31, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The offbeat producer returns with a new set of dark, charming melodies. As they have always been, in 2013, Detroit’s shining stars are their musicians. Zach Shigeto Saginaw, who records simply as Shigeto, hails from Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has become a key member and…

  7. Toronto Film Festival in Tune With Adam Levine, Hendrix, Alice Cooper's Manager

    July 24, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Adam Levine's first major film, biopics on Jimi Hendrix and British singer Paul Potts, and a documentary on Alice Cooper's outlandish manager will make their premieres as part of the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The festival, which opens Sept. 5, is often…

  8. Pearl Jam Sets Fall Tour of North America

    July 08, 2013 1:01 PM EDT PJ's 24-date, two-leg tour treks across North America from Oct. 11 through Dec. 6. Pearl Jam will head out on a 24-date North American tour this fall that begins in October and runs through early December, the band announced today (July 8) as the culmination of the mysterious…

  9. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  10. Alan Myers, Devo Drummer, Dies

    June 26, 2013 2:24 AM EDT The musician, who played with Devo for a decade, had been battling cancer. Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of the band Devo, has died, according to a tweet by drummer and current Devo member Josh Freese. Myers had been battling cancer. "Alan Myers was a…

  11. Skillet Just Keeps Getting Hotter With 'Rise': Exclusive Album Preview Video

    June 21, 2013 12:28 PM EDT It's a warm, breezy afternoon, and platinum Christian rock band Skillet is settled on the patio at Warner Music's Nashville headquarters, anxious to talk about its new album, "Rise," due June 25 on Word/Atlantic.  "It's a story about your typical American…

  12. Parmalee: Go Behind the Scenes of Their New 'Carolina' Video

    June 20, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Billboard has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at rising group Parmalee's new music video for "Carolina." "It's been our baby for awhile," lead vocalist Matt Thomas tells us about the song. "It's all about home. It's very autobiographical,…

  13. New Edie Brickell Tunes Appear on 'Way, Way Back' Soundtrack

    June 20, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Two new songs from Edie Brickell, “For The Time Being” and “Go Where The Love Is,” appear on the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight’s “The Way, Way Back” that opens July 5. Columbia Records will release the soundtrack on July 2. Brickell, currently on tour with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon…

  14. Danielle Bradbery Wins 'The Voice'

    June 18, 2013 11:05 PM EDT A Texan teenager whose singing experience was limited to performing in her bedroom was crowned the winner of the fourth season of “The Voice” on Tuesday.   Danielle Bradbery, 16, from the Houston suburb of Cypress, Texas, bested two more experienced acts, the Swon Brothers and Michelle…

  15. The Summer Song Of 2013: Will Daft Punk 'Get Lucky'?

    June 13, 2013 9:03 AM EDT … Or will it be Florida Georgia Line's crossover "Cruise"? Robin Thicke? Icona Pop? Let the race begin Barring a sudden run of bad luck this summer, radio programmers think Daft Punk will claim the 2013 Song of the Summer title. But predictions also include remixed…

  16. Breakaway Music Festival Announced: Empire of the Sun, Wu-Tang Clan Playing Stadiums in Columbus, Dallas

    June 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The inaugural Breakaway Music Festival concept, produced by rising young promoters Prime Social, will launch with two new events at Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas, Sept. 14 and 21, respectively. The multi-genre events feature artists from indie, EDM, pop,…

  17. Tenacious D Announces Musical Comedy Fest, Festival Supreme

    June 10, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Festival Supreme. Sounds like "the coming together of a bunch of Froot Loops," right? That's what the comedy rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, known together as Tenacious D, want festivalgoers to think. Black and Gass have teamed up to produce Festival Supreme, a day-long…

  18. At 'The Voice' Recording Sessions, Top Five Acts Coach Themselves

    June 10, 2013 4:15 PM EDT At the weekly recording sessions for "The Voice," Sasha Allen charges into a song and has a finished recording within three or four takes. The two Texans, Danielle Bradbery and Amber Carrington, also the least experienced of the remaining contestants on "The Voice,"…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative Songs summit in its 29th week, tying for…

  20. Bubbling Under: Smallpools Making Big Splash

    June 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Smallpools, Amba Shepherd, K. Roosevelt and Citizens SMALLPOOLS Following in the vein of pop-leaning rock acts like Phoenix,…

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