1. Pixies Continue 'Doolittle' Tour By Hitting 'Lost Cities'

    July 05, 2011 2:30 PM EDT If you've never been able to bring yourself to drive a few hundred miles to go see the Pixies , today might just be your lucky day. The reunited alt-rock legends have extended their worldwide tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1989 classic second album, "Doolittle" …

  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Dunks for the Smashing Pumpkins: Watch

    June 30, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Basketball may seem like rap's sport of choice, but rock is getting in the game -- or at least '90s alt-rock legends the Smashing Pumpkins are. In what may be the most unlikely promo you've seen all year, NBA hero Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gets down with Billy Corgan and co. by doing…

  3. Wilco Announces 'Whole Love' Track List, Fall Tour Dates

    June 29, 2011 5:32 PM EDT Wilco has announced a release date for its latest album "The Whole Love," which will be available for purchase Sept. 27, according to published reports. The album will feature 12 new songs, including the new single "I Might." "The Whole Love" marks the band'…

  4. Wilco Releases New Single 'I Might': Listen

    June 27, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Alt-country troubadours Wilco headlined their own Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Mass. this past weekend, where they were selling the 7-inch vinyl version of a new single called "I Might." The single marks the first taste of the band's forthcoming album, revealed to be…

  5. Yellowcard Has Its Way With Katy Perry's 'E.T.'

    June 27, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Rock goes pop in this week's Mashup Monday as Florida's Yellowcard puts their guitars (and violin!) to California girl Katy Perry's hit "E.T." Photos: Yellowcard's Mashup Behind-The-Scenes Yellowcard at Billboard "There's a hook that goes through the…

  6. Deervana, Beirut, Guided By Voices Storm Brooklyn for Northside Fest

    June 20, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Be it baby bands or old hands, Brooklyn's Northside festival this weekend showcased more than 300 artists throughout the borough's Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. With indie legends Beirut and Guided by Voices in the headlining slots, the fest was a four-day smorgasborg…

  7. Coldplay, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"

    June 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Although Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" offers some experimentation and plays off electronic music trends, the group's latest single-which may or may not be from its forthcoming fifth album-finds the foursome on the same journey as its last album, 2008's …

  8. Rihanna Climbs Up the Social 50 Thanks to 'Down'

    June 09, 2011 5:55 PM EDT In the Social 50 chart's top 10 this week, Rihanna climbs 4-2 thanks to the buzz surrounding the release of her latest music video, "Man Down." The clip, which premiered on June 1, has brought in 12 million Vevo views (earning a 51% week-over-week gain). In the short, the…

  9. Paramore Drops New Single 'Monster': Listen

    June 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Tennessee alt-rockers Paramore premiered "Monster," their first single as a trio since the departure of Zac and Josh Farro late last year , on their website today (June 3). The track, set to hit iTunes June 7, is the first single off the "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon"…

  10. Top 15 Billboard Music Awards Tweets

    May 23, 2011 12:17 AM EDT The stars not only showcased their talent and beauty at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, they tweeted about them too! Here's our round-up of the top fifteen coolest and funnest tweets of the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and…

  11. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:05 PM EDT L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday (May 22) from 8-11pm ET/PT on…

  12. Incubus, "Adolescents"

    May 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Psychedelic guitar effects, larger-than-life percussion, dense song structures and vocal phrases stretched to emotive catharsis all mean one thing: Incubus has officially returned. While it's been five years since the California alt-rock pioneers' last full-length, the full-blooded…

  13. Royal Wedding Playlist: Songs For Kate And William

    April 28, 2011 12:29 PM EDT Chart Article The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is surely a cause for celebration, and as an official gift to the happy couple, Billboard.com has offered a set of 15 songs to help ring in the nuptials. From the Beatles to the Muppets, from Prince to "Two Princes,…

  14. Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced: Eminem, Coldplay, Muse, Foo Fighters Headlining

    April 26, 2011 2:25 AM EDT E minem , Coldplay , Foo Fighters and Muse will help Lollapalooza ring in its 20th anniversary as the headliners of the annual U.S. music festival. The full lineup for Lollapalooza 2011, which will invade Chicago's Grant Park on August 5-7, was revealed on the festival's official…

  15. Explosions in the Sky Play B-Ball with Arcade Fire, Release 'Take Care' Album

    April 22, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Austin. Early last year. Explosions in the Sky guitarist Munaf Rayani got a phone call from a 6-foot-4-inch basketball enthusiast asking, "Do you have time for a pickup game?" The caller didn't know who Rayani was, but he'd heard from a friend of a friend that Rayani was a…

  16. Glasvegas Aims for 'Epic' Sound on 'Euphoric Heartbreak'

    April 17, 2011 9:26 AM EDT Rab Allan, guitarist in U.K. alt-rock act Glasvegas , likens his experiences from the past few years to "being right in the middle of a tornado." "I remember certain times and key gigs, but my memory is quite hazy," says Allan, who formed the band in Glasgow, Scotland,…

  17. Uncharted Territory: Colette Carr is New No. 1, Blind Fury Debuts

    April 16, 2011 1:18 PM EDT Uncharted has a new No. 1! Rising pop/hip-hop star Colette Carr is signed to Interscope's imprint Cherrytree, but she's earned her buzz under the mainstream radar with aggressive online fan engagement. She earned more than 250,000 streaming song plays during the chart week, and her…

  18. Jane's Addiction Reveals 'Lies' Recording Session in New Video

    April 13, 2011 4:25 PM EDT After new single "End to the Lies" was debuted last month, Jane's Addiction has given their fans a glimpse inside the making of the lead single from the alt-rock veterans' fourth album, "The Great Escape Artist." A black-and-white video posted on the band's…

  19. The Duke Spirit Remakes Robyn

    April 11, 2011 10:00 AM EDT They may both involve European women with great voices, but Robyn's club-ready sound is a world away from The Duke Spirit 's alt-rock. That didn't stop The Duke Spirit frontwoman Leila Moss from convincing the rest of the band to pick up their acoustic guitars and tackle Robyn&…

  20. The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart, "Belong"

    April 08, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The 2009 self-titled debut from Brooklyn indie darling the Pains of Being Pure at Heart tends to bring out a polarized reaction: Fans adore it, but others find it overly twee and reverent for the '80s and '90s indie bands that so obviously inspired it. But both camps will agree that…

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