1. Bonnaroo 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    June 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Along with open fields, tasty food, stand-up shows, shirtless guys (and girls), not-too-hidden narcotics, film screenings, porta potties, overpriced merchandise and so much more, the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival offered four days of enthralling performances from rock music's…

  2. Summer Music Central 2012

    June 10, 2012 10:41 AM EDT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Katy Perry Rocks L.A. With 'Summer Beats' Gig Perry kicked off Billboard/Pepsi's live series with a show for her new movie. _ Songs of the Summer Chart Returns The Pepsi-sponsored chart tracks the catchiest songs of the summer season. _ 40 Hot Summer…

  3. Bonnaroo Saturday: 10 Things Seen & Heard

    June 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT At 2:00 AM, Ahmir " Questlove " Thompson slowly stepped away from his drum kit and turned his back to the crowd. He lingered for a few seconds, pushed his gaze slightly upward, and took a long, deep exhale before walking off the platform. For Questlove, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts…

  4. Bonnaroo Friday: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT "Where you guys sleeping? In a field?" a curious Thom Yorke asked the Radiohead faithful during the band's headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 8). "Do you do that here? I dunno." It was almost like Yorke and co. had never visited the sprawling music fest…

  5. Radiohead's Thom Yorke Hints at Jack White Collaboration

    June 09, 2012 4:25 AM EDT Near the end of Radiohead 's triumphant headlining set at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, frontman Thom Yorke gave a special shout-out to Jack White , and hinted at an upcoming collaboration between the two alt-rock veterans. "This song is for Jack White," Yorke…

  6. Alice Cooper on Bonnaroo: 'I Can't Wait to Kill This Audience'

    May 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT For 20 years, Alice Cooper fans have aped the "We are not worthy!" salutation from "Wayne's World." But the shock rocker is anticipating a new catch phrase taking root soon thanks to his cameo in the new film adaptation of "Dark Shadows." "We're…

  7. Coachella Returning for Two Weekends in 2013

    May 14, 2012 1:45 PM EDT The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will once again dip into two separate weekends in 2013, after successfully debuting the six-day model -- with the same lineup for each weekend -- in 2012. The festival's official website announced on Monday (May 14) that next year's event…

  8. Hot Tours: Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay

    May 04, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Radiohead scores a No. 1 ranking on the latest Hot Tours tally with ticket sales reported from two concerts in Mexico City during April. Touring in support of its album "The King of Limbs" released in 2011, the English rock band performed at the outdoor sports stadium, Foro Sol in…

  9. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  10. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chances to bring their A-game to the desert. Set…

  11. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed veterans taking flight in Indio, Calif.…

  12. Eminem, Warren G Joining Dr. Dre and Snoop's Coachella Set

    April 10, 2012 8:43 PM EDT Eminem , Warren G and Daz Dillinger are heading to Coachella, according to Warren G's official site . "Dr. Dre will perform at the 2012 edition of the annual Indie festival 'Coachella' in the desert. The good doctor will perform with all times friends Snoop Dogg, Daz…

  13. In The Studio: Amanda Palmer Readies New Album for September Release

    April 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT "I've never been quite this excited about a record," Amanda Palmer , the New York singer-songwriter and former leader of cabaret rock group Dresden Dolls , tells Billboard.com from Melbourne, Australia. It's a city that she calls "incredibly fucking alive," and…

  14. Pop Stars Before They Were Famous

    March 29, 2012 2:40 PM EDT It's difficult to imagine life before Bieber and Gaga, but what's even weirder is thinking of pop stars' lives before they hit it big. How fierce a rapper was Nicki Minaj before all the wigs? Was Rihanna always so "Hard"? How emo was Skrillex back when he was just…

  15. Road to 'Church' a Painful One for Lost in the Trees

    March 17, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Austin's public radio station provides a platform for select artists during the music festival, presenting four hourlong sets each day between Wednesday and Saturday. It's great for exposure, but it also means rising early -- ridiculously early -- for bands like Lost in the Trees,…

  16. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, the seven-act affair hopped through a…

  17. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Performs 'Lady' With Kenny Rogers... Other Acts Include The-Dream, Polica, Vintage Trouble and Wallpaper. With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Southwest Festival with a showcase at ACL Live…

  18. Alabama Shakes' 'Austin City Limits' Taping: 8 Things Learned

    March 14, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Last night's Alabama Shakes taping was the third of Austin City Limits' 38th season, the first two being the Civil Wars and Radiohead. The Shins will tape a show on March 17. During the year, they will tape 18 to 20 shows to create 13 episodes for PBS. 2. They performed all 12…

  19. Bonnaroo Adds fun., Santigold, Danzig To Lineup

    March 13, 2012 11:20 AM EDT The 2012 Bonnaroo lineup expanded by a handful of bands on Tuesday (Mar. 13), after launching with headliners Radiohead , Phish and the Red Hot Chili Peppers last month. The new announcement (and updated full lineup) is over at Bonnaroo's official site . Current Hot 100 kings (and recent…

  20. 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"…

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