1. Teen Metal Band Just Signed to Sony Now Releasing Book

    July 18, 2014 9:12 AM EDT The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony , plans to release a book next year. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, part of Penguin Group (USA), said Friday that it would publish a book written by the Brooklyn trio chronicling the…

  2. Anberlin, 'Stranger Ways': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 15, 2014 8:56 AM EDT Anberlin is determined to go out with one final bang. After 12 years and six studio albums, the alternative rock outfit's members have decided their upcoming album release, "lowborn," is to be the last.  The set manages to bring  Anberlin  back to where it all began, as "…

  3. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  4. Justin Bieber and Usher Accused of Song Theft

    May 07, 2013 8:57 AM EDT Two Virginia songwriters are suing Justin Bieber and Usher for at least $10 million for copyright infringement. Devin Copeland and Mareio Overton claim the song "Somebody to Love" contains numerous lyrical and stylistic similarities to a copyrighted song they wrote in 2008 by the…

  5. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  6. The Doors' John Densmore Hopes Book Spurs 'Dialogue' With Bandmates

    February 22, 2013 4:35 PM EST Drummer chats exclusively with Billboard about "The Doors: Unhinged" ... says he won't play with a "Jimitator," but a singer like Eddie Vedder? "I'm open to it" While his new book may light some fires with his cohorts from the Doors, John Densmore…

  7. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  8. Andy Summers Debuts Film, Says Open to Police Reunion

    November 07, 2012 9:55 AM EST Stewart Copeland had his say about The Police on film with "Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out" in 2006. Guitarist Andy Summers is coming this week with his own "Can't Stand Losing You." Does that mean Sting can't be far behind? "You have to wonder,…

  9. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Costello , Taj Mahal , Chuck D , Macy Gray , Todd…

  10. Mick Jagger, B.B. King Ready to Sing Blues for Obama

    February 21, 2012 7:55 PM EST Mick Jagger, B.B. King and Jeff Beck are teaming up with musical up-and-comers at the White House to celebrate the blues. Jagger tweeted that President Barack Obama popped in during a rehearsal for Tuesday's A-list concert and "seemed really relaxed and happy!" Grammy-winner…

  11. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  12. Various Artists, "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection"

    March 18, 2011 10:51 AM EDT Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited itself to a two-disc, 38-track snack-sized…

  13. Anberlin Conquers the 'Impossible' on New Album

    August 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT Anberlin 's new single has taught frontman Stephen Christian that nothing is, well, "impossible." The song, currently sitting at No. 18 on the Alternative Songs Chart and the No. 1 Greatest Gainer for three weeks in a row, is plowing a strong path for the Florida modern-rockers…

  14. Mariah and Paramore Chart Battle Rages, Stewart Copeland Tells All

    October 01, 2009 4:55 PM EDT In this edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Mariah Carey 's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" is duking it out in stores with Paramore 's just-released "Brand New Eyes" to top next week's Billboard 200. Both are expected to…

  15. Stewart Copeland Tells Police 'War Stories' In New Book

    September 30, 2009 12:32 PM EDT Police drummer Stewart Copeland doesn't want to make his new book, "Strange Things Happen: A Life With the Police, Polo, and Pygmies" (HarperStudio) a conventional autobiography. "It really isn't because of all the stuff I left out, the boring stuff -- I was born here…

  16. Ludovico Einaudi Plays First U.S. Solo Show

    November 20, 2008 2:29 PM EST A well-known name in his European homeland, Italian composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi gave his first American solo performance Tuesday (Nov. 18) at Largo in Los Angeles.With his unique blend of classical melodies, pop structures and ambient atmospherics, Einaudi's music has started to…

  17. Ludovico Einaudi Plays First U.S. Solo Show

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST A well-known name in his European homeland, Italian composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi gave his first American solo performance Tuesday (Nov. 18) at Largo in Los Angeles. A well-known name in his European homeland, Italian composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi gave his first American solo…

  18. Phish Reunites At Friend's NYC Wedding

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Phish's four members reunited on stage for the first time in more than four years Saturday night (Sept. 6) at the New York wedding of former road manager Brad Sands. Phish's four members reunited on stage for the first time in more than four years Saturday night (Sept. 6) at the New…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  20. The Police Call It A Career At New York Show

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Police took a final bow last night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at th The reunited Police took a final bow last night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison…

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