1. 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…

  2. !!!, "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…

  3. 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),…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 ,…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 "…

  13. 'Glee' Tops Album Chart, Ellen DeGeneres Starts Label

    May 26, 2010 2:45 PM EDT In Wednesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the third full-length "Glee" soundtrack tops the Billboard 200, beating out the Rolling Stones ' reissue of "Exile on Main St." Other debuts in the top 10 include Nas and Damian Marley , the…

  14. 'Glee' Stops the Show at No. 1, Stones Come in Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 1:58 PM EDT The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 recently with "The Power of Madonna,"…

  15. Bono's Back Foils U2 Tour, RIP Paul Gray

    May 25, 2010 12:46 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Bono 's emergency back surgery has forced U2 to reschedule 16 shows and cancel their headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival. The lineup for this year's Rock the Bells was announced yesterday, and includes Wu…

  16. 'Exile On Main St' Back At U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2010 7:46 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On You" (Rebel Rock/Grand/HustleAtlantic…

  17. Rolling Stones, 'Glee' Battle It Out For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 8:35 PM EDT Its "Glee" versus the Glimmer Twins on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry gurus seem to think the "Glee: Showstoppers" soundtrack will debut at No. 1, selling perhaps 80,000 to 100,000 copies by week's end on May 23. The cast of "Glee"…

  18. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  19. POTW: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Flo-Rida

    April 23, 2010 4:47 PM EDT Taylor Swift helped Jennifer Hudson go country at the Last Rodeo Show in Las Vegas, a pasty Lady Gaga got cradled at her Tokyo show, a shirtless Flo-Rida rode on another man's shoulders while performing at the ASCAP Music Awards in Hollywood, Calif., Rihanna wore Mickey Mouse ears during…

  20. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

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