1. Tomorrow's Hits: Asgeir, Mickey Guyton & AronChupa

    January 16, 2015 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Asgeir Following the lead of acts like Bjork and Sigur Ros, fellow Iceland native Ásgeir Trausti, aka Ásgeir, is breaking through in the U.S. His…

  2. Jon Hopkins Talks Career Renaissance & Collaborating With Coldplay

    November 11, 2014 3:25 PM EST It's midafternoon in Berlin, and Jon Hopkins is already sound-checking. Surfacing for air from his self-described "weird maze of stuff" onstage, the lanky British producer greets me with a sheepish grin and a cordial handshake. "I hope people know where the show is,"…

  3. Jonsi & Alex Talk Scoring WGN's 'Manhattan': Listen to Opening Credits Song

    September 02, 2014 7:00 PM EDT It's the first TV project for Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi & Alex Somers. Jonsi & Alex , the side project of Sigur Ros ' Jón Þór Birgisson and Alex Somers, are busy in Iceland supplying music for their first TV series, WGN's Manhattan . Set in New Mexico during atom bomb…

  4. Here's Every Musical Guest on 'The Simpsons' in Chronological Order

    August 21, 2014 6:30 PM EDT If you're not watching FXX's 'Simpsons' marathon, that's a paddlin' The longest-running TV marathon in history kicks off on Thursday when FXX starts airing every episode of the longest-running scripted primetime TV series ever: The Simpsons. Yep, all 25…

  5. Bass Drum of Death, 'Left for Dead': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2014 12:41 PM EDT Oxford, Miss. garage-rock band Bass Drum of Death was once the solo project of John Barrett , a former Fat Possum employee who in his spare time made demos fueled by swaggering guitars and rough-hewn drums, his voice emerging from the wreckage of noise like a driver from a smoldering pileup.…

  6. Nine Inch Nails Opener Oneohtrix Point Never Talks 'Cyberdrones,' Slimescapes, and Whammy Bars

    July 15, 2014 2:26 PM EDT When Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor tapped Daniel Lopatin, an experimental sound collagist known for his project Oneohtrix Point Never's ambient dronescapes and mind-bendingly abstract visuals, to replace the now-defunct Death Grips as his tour opener, Lopatin had decided not to play…

  7. Naked Ambition: 20 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

    June 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we've also seen nudity (and controversy) pop…

  8. Lily Allen Refused Incestuous Role With Brother Alfie on 'Game of Thrones'

    May 14, 2014 2:47 PM EDT The singer breaks the news during her "Ask Me Anything" Reddit session The "Game of Thrones" team apparently tried to give an incestuous season two scene a dose of IRL incest. Tuesday, in an Ask Me Anything session for Reddit, Lily Allen said she was offered a cameo that…

  9. Laneway Detroit Fest Canceled For 2014

    April 28, 2014 11:56 PM EDT The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival won’t be returning to Detroit this year.  Laneway has grown from a street party in Melbourne, Australia back in 2004 to a four-country, eight-city tour focused on independent rock acts, but it will side-step the U.S. in 2014 after organizers admitted they…

  10. Sigur Rós Front Man Jónsi and Alex Somers to Score New Show 'Manhattan'

    April 22, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Sigur Rós front man Jónsi and artist Alex Somers will score WGN America’s series on the race to build the atomic bomb in the 1940s, “Manhattan.” For Jonsi – born Jon Thor Birgisson – it is his first television venture, having previously scored Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” in 2011, a…

  11. World Cup: Seu Jorge, Os Mutantes Featured in New ESPN Ad (Exclusive)

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST “Beauty is everywhere in Brazil,” intones singer-songwriter Seu Jorge, the funky samba stylist best known in the States for playing versions of David Bowie songs in Wes Anderson’s movie “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” Sounding like a Brazilian Barry White, Jorge, speaking English…

  12. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  13. Sigur Ros to Appear in 'Game of Thrones'

    September 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT The Icelandic trio will appear on the HBO show's upcoming fourth season. Sigur Ros will journey to Westeros for the fourth season of "Game of Thrones." The group will appear on the HBO show next year, according to Entertainment Weekly , which reports that the trio is on set…

  14. Ryan Hemsworth Reveals 'Guilt Trip' Tracklisting, Talks Album's Diversity

    September 10, 2013 3:42 PM EDT The Canadian DJ/producer talks about his new label and making an eclectic record. Ryan Hemsworth Plenty of DJs have nicknames, but only Ryan Hemsworth is known as both the “Remix Ryan Gosling” and the “Internet Zack Morris.” As for what these appellations mean is anyone’s guess; both were…

  15. Elton John, The Pixies & Arctic Monkeys Added to U.K.'s iTunes Festival Bill

    July 10, 2013 5:05 AM EDT Sir Elton John, The Pixies, Arctic Monkeys and Robin Thicke have become the latest attention grabbing acts to sign up to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here later this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout…

  16. ‘Yeezus’ Opens at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    June 24, 2013 6:49 AM EDT As Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s second-bestselling single of 2013 and started a fourth week at No. 1 yesterday (June 23), Kanye West scored his second chart-topping album in the market with “Yeezus” (Def Jam…

  17. Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each. On June 19, the awards return with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove. Among this year&…

  18. The National, Sigur Ros Top Inaugural Laneway Festival Detroit Lineup

    May 13, 2013 10:46 AM EDT Solange, Icona Pop, Charli XCX also performing at new fest. The Laneway Festival will come to North America for the first time this September, when the National and Sigur Ros top the first-ever Laneway Festival Detroit lineup. The indie music gathering will be held at Meadow Brook Music…

  19. Sarah Brightman on Astronaut Dreams: 'It's Perfectly Possible To Sing Up There'

    April 25, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Singer-songwriter is training to go into space while supporting her new album "Dreamchaser." Sarah Brightman's space travel plans made a not-surprising impact on her latest album, "Dreamchaser." The British singer -- who released "Dreamchaser" in Japan…

  20. Outside Lands 2013: Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails Top Lineup

    April 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, The National, Willie Nelson are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 9-11 Paul McCartney is adding to his busy summer with top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will take root in San Francisco's…

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