1. Avril Lavigne's 'Here's To Never Growing Up' Lands Early: Listen

    April 08, 2013 9:43 PM EDT Hear the acoustic-driven lead single from Lavigne's still-TBA fifth album. Avril Lavigne is back at last -- but as her fans get older, she stays the same age.  In new single "Here's to Never Growing Up," she offers an acoustic anthem for listeners who have stuck with…

  2. Phoenix: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 05, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The French group's last album made it a festival headliner. For a follow-up, the band is using that attention to bring its offbeat impulses to the masses. On April 13, when Phoenix takes the stage to headline the first Saturday of Coachella, it will be the linchpin moment in the…

  3. Phoenix Performs 'Bankrupt!' Songs at Tiny San Francisco Club

    April 02, 2013 2:05 PM EDT On Monday night (Apr. 1), less than two weeks before they will take the stage as headliners at the 2013 Coachella fest, Phoenix performed at the 500-capacity Independent Theatre in San Francisco and played a blistering set to the sold-out crowd. After two years of not touring and working…

  4. Bruno Mars Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 06, 2013 9:35 AM EST "Unorthodox Jukebox," along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist," receive bumps from Amazon MP3 pricing. As forecasted last week , Bruno Mars claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Unorthodox Jukebox" jumps one slot to…

  5. Justin Timberlake Scores First UK No. 1 Since 'SexyBack'

    March 04, 2013 9:01 AM EST Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" became his first solo U.K. No. 1 single for six-and-a-half years on Sunday's new sales charts, as Emeli Sandé's "Our Version of Events" stayed atop the album survey. Timberlake's one previous chart-topping single in the…

  6. Atoms for Peace, Hillsong United Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    March 02, 2013 10:45 AM EST Next week's No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums seems certain to be Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox," thanks to some unorthodox sale pricing by Amazon MP3. As reported on Wednesday , the set was offered for a one-day-only price of $1.99 on Feb. 26. Sources indicate…

  7. Nine Inch Nails Returns: Band Announces 2013-14 Tour

    February 25, 2013 12:20 PM EST Sources tell Billboard that the group will also be performing at Lollapalooza. Four years after declaring that Nine Inch Nails should "disappear for a while," group mastermind Trent Reznor is reviving his most successful industrial rock project for an extended tour that will kick…

  8. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  9. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 3:26 PM EST Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service and Wu-Tang Clan are also set for Indio, Calif. this April Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is…

  10. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 12:30 AM EST The Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service and Wu-Tang Clan are also set for Indio, Calif. this April. Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The…

  11. Willow Smith Samples Radiohead on Dark New Song: Listen

    January 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST The 12-year-old asks to "inject my soul with darkness" on "Sugar and Spice." Willow Smith is moving farther away from the vibrant energy of "Whip My Hair" with every new song: her latest offering, "Sugar And Spice," is a disturbing ballad that samples…

  12. Atoms for Peace Release 'Judge Jury and Executioner': Listen

    January 07, 2013 8:26 PM EST Atoms for Peace continue to roll out their debut album, releasing "Amok" track "Judge Jury and Execution" on Monday. The supergroup, which includes Radiohead 's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Flea, offers a blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation…

  13. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then the stage was Jay's. In a double-bill…

  14. 10 Best Albums of 2012: Critics' Picks

    December 17, 2012 2:45 PM EST Chart Article From aggressive indie-rock to mainstream superstars exploring new ground to a handful of revolutionary R&B discs, 2012 saw a bevy of classic albums released in an era where the album is supposed to be dying. After months of blasting these LPs throughout our office, the…

  15. Hot Tours: Madonna Enjoys Fifth No. 1 Since Launch Of MDNA Tour

    November 27, 2012 6:30 PM EST Madonna claims the No. 1 ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours for the fifth time since the launch of her blockbuster MDNA Tour that has been playing concert venues in Europe and North America since the end of May. Ticket revenue reported during the past week surpasses the $60 million mark…

  16. Hot Tours: Barbra Streisand Tops with North American Performances

    November 20, 2012 12:05 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 million at the box office from 10 concerts in nine…

  17. Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace Sets Album Release: Report

    November 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Atoms For Peace, the side project of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, has reportedly set a release date for its debut full-length. According to Radiohead At Ease (via Pitchfork ), the band's first album will be titled "Amok" and be released on Jan. 28, 2013, through XL Recordings…

  18. CMJ 2012: 10 Acts to Watch

    October 16, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Ghostface Killah, The Walkmen and Kimbra are just three of the can't-miss acts playing this year's CMJ Music Marathon. The 2012 CMJ Music Marathon kicks off on today (October 16), with hundreds of bands descending upon New York for five days of potentially head-turning…

  19. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Scores Biggest Debut of Year, Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 02, 2012 9:00 PM EDT It's official: Mumford & Sons ' "Babel" has earned the biggest debut of any album this year in the U.S. The group's second album sold 600,000 in its first week -- according to Nielsen SoundScan -- and becomes the rock quartet's first No. 1 on the Billboard…

  20. Muse, 'The 2nd Law': Track-By-Track Review

    October 01, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Beginning with 1999's "Showbiz," Muse launched into a stretch of three thrillingly virtuosic records. But with "Black Holes and Revelations" in 2006, the ascendant English act accelerated their climb up music's beanstalk to find and supplant every last giant. …

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