1. LCD Soundsystem Blasts Ticket Scalpers over Final Show

    February 11, 2011 3:25 PM EST Ever since LCD Soundsystem announced that their last-ever show would take place at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 2, tickets for the event have been a hot commodity -- so hot, in fact, that fans of the electronic group are being asked to pay an exorbitant amount of money on…

  2. LCD Soundsystem to Retire After April Madison Square Garden Show

    February 05, 2011 9:21 PM EST The White Stripes aren't the only band calling it quits this week . LCD Soundsystem has announced it will retire this spring, after playing a string of dates overseas and closing out with an April 2 headlining show at New York's Madison Square Garden. "It will be our last show…

  3. Black Keys, B.o.B. Nab mtvU Woodie Award Nominations

    February 01, 2011 11:20 AM EST T he Black Keys have hit the right note with the mtvU Woodie Awards. Behind the Black Keys' Breakthrough Year, Grammy Nominations The Keys are the only act nominated for two awards for the college network's awards show. They are up for Woodie of the Year, which goes to the top…

  4. Five Coolest Gadgets From CES 2011

    January 07, 2011 9:21 PM EST Get past all the crowds, the cab lines, the celebrity spokespersons, the bad food and booth babes, and the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was about nifty little gadgets -- a whole lot of nifty little gadgets that take up more show floor exhibit space than any other…

  5. Billboard Bits: T.I. Releases a New Message from Prison, Justin Bieber Coming to Vanity Fair cover

    December 15, 2010 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T.I. Releases New Message from Prison Incarcerated rapper T.I. has released another somber message from prison, this time thanking everyone for picking up his new album, "No Mercy." "I can't say…

  6. Critics' Picks: Billboard's Top 10 Albums of 2010

    December 14, 2010 1:30 PM EST From banjo-led English folk to bone-crushing Miami rap, 2010 offered a plethora of superb albums that dominated the stereos of Billboard's staff. Check out our picks of the top 10 albums of the year, and tell us your personal favorites of 2010 in the comments section. 10. Big Boi, "…

  7. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Gets 8 Wax Figures, Miley Cyrus Lands a Movie Role

    November 04, 2010 7:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga to Get Not 1, But 8 Wax Figures One wax figure is usually enough to immortalize a star, but how to sum up Lady Gaga with just one look? That seems to be the thinking behind Madame Tussaud's decision…

  8. Win Treasure Island Music Fest Tickets

    October 07, 2010 1:03 PM EDT LCD Soundsystem , Belle and Sebastian , The National , Deadmau5 and over a dozen other acts are converging near San Francisco on Oct. 16 and 17 for the annual Treasure Island Music Festival. The weekend of music, which takes over Treasure Island in the San Franscico Bay, also features a…

  9. M.I.A., Iggy To Play Big Day Out Touring Fest

    September 28, 2010 8:18 AM EDT Tool , Rammstein , Iggy and the Stooges , M.I.A and LCD Soundsystem lead a formidable line-up for the 2011 Australasian Big Day Out Tour, details for which were announced today (Sept. 28). Among the big-name domestic contingent will be Grinderman , Wolfmother , Bliss N Eso , Angus and Julia…

  10. !!!, "Strange Weather, Isn't it?"

    September 03, 2010 5:12 PM EDT !!! (pronounced chk-chk-chk) makes music for the body. The California dance-punk outfit's slick basslines, pounding polyrhythms and uncomplicated lyrics make it easy to shut off your brain and lose yourself in the grooves. Its 2007 album, "Myth Takes," included some memorable…

  11. Hot Tours: Rod Stewart, Winterbeatz: Ne-Yo, T-Pain and others, Scorpions

    August 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT Veteran rocker Rod Stewart stands atop the Hot Tours list for the second week in a row with box office totals reported from another stop on his summer European trek. With 26,500 tickets sold for three performances at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre in Glasgow (July 23-24, 26),…

  12. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Becomes a Film Judge, OZZFest Offers 'Unholy' Marriages

    July 30, 2010 5:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. To Judge Amateur Films for Vimeo M.I.A. has signed on as a judge for the inaugural Vimeo Festival & Awards, which will launch in New York this October. The controversial singer will be judging amateur…

  13. M.I.A., LCD, Pavement, T.I. Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Lineup

    July 20, 2010 12:56 PM EDT M.I.A . , LCD Soundsystem , Pavement , T.I. , and Ludacris are among the acts booked at this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the bill are Joan Jett , Thievery Corporation , Matt & Kim ,…

  14. LCD Soundstyem, Raekwon Bring Heat to Pitchfork Music Festival

    July 18, 2010 1:08 PM EDT Day two of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago included some early breakout performances, curious sets from veteran acts and punishing humidity throughout the day. However, most of Saturday afternoon (July 17) felt like a wait for headliners LCD Soundsystem , who offered a thrilling,…

  15. Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene Top Pitchfork Music Festival's First Night

    July 17, 2010 12:41 PM EDT Veteran indie rock ruled the first day of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, which kicked off its fifth year in Chicago's Union Park on Friday (July 16). As sweltering temperatures gave way to a cool summer night, the progressive rap and Swedish pop of the afternoon were followed by…

  16. LCD Soundsystem Caps Camp Bisco Day One; Wu Massacre, Ween To Come

    July 16, 2010 5:32 PM EDT When the eighth annual Camp Bisco opened its gates a year ago, relentless rain storms were already delaying artist sets. This year, for Thursday at least, dry skies smiled on Camp Bisco 9, held at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. The three-day music and arts festival…

  17. Spain's Sonar Fest Headed To Chicago

    June 15, 2010 11:29 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11. Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United States was last year, with two events held in…

  18. Comedians Play Rock Stars at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2010 12:07 AM EDT Comedians were living out their rock star (or bluegrass star) dreams throughout the first full day of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. And they showed they can carry a tune, too. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome Bonnaroo Moments Conan O'Brien started the day with a…

  19. LCD Soundsystem, "This Is Happening"

    June 11, 2010 12:27 PM EDT LCD Soundsystem principal James Murphy is at his cynical best on the act's third album, "This Is Happening." Backed by colorful electronic textures, infectious basslines and futuristic rock melodies, the singer/ producer conveys the hard truths of life over nine tracks. Murphy…

  20. AC/DC Holds Off Stones On Euro Chart

    May 28, 2010 7:32 AM EDT AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) withstands the challenge of the Rolling Stones to start a fifth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. Stromae moves into a ninth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles with "…

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