1. Birds of Tokyo Find Their Nest in the U.S.

    March 26, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Birds of Tokyo are taking off in the U.S. right now, but theirs is anything but an overnight success story.  The alternative rock group is grabbing traction with “Lanterns” (Republic), already a huge hit in the band’s homeland, Australia. This is much more than a border-crossing single. It’s…

  2. Lorde Co-Writer Joel Little 'Looking Forward to Making More Songs'

    November 04, 2013 10:45 AM EST "It's definitely opened some doors," Little says of "Royals." "Having a hit song makes people take a bit more notice of you" Meet Joel Little, the producer behind every track of Lorde's debut album "Pure Heroine" -- yes, including the Hot…

  3. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  4. Aussie Rapper 360 Plays With All-Star Line-up on New Album, Bound for Lollapalooza

    June 21, 2013 3:39 AM EDT Two years ago, Australian rapper 360 could walk into any pub in his own country for a quiet drink. Not any more. The tall, heavily tattooed artist is already hard to miss. But he’s become a national star since his sophomore album, “Falling & Flying”, exploded Down Under on its release…

  5. Oasis Take Out 20-Year Song Poll Down Under

    June 10, 2013 2:12 AM EDT A 17-year old ballad whose meaning was never quite explained by its now-defunct British creators is officially the biggest song of the past 20 years in Australia. Oasis’ 1995 hit “Wonderwall” is the surprise No. 1 on the state-funded Triple J youth network’s “Hottest 100” countdown of the…

  6. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. Roman Cho Probably best known as Brian Wilson…

  7. April 22, 2009

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer-songwriter Paul Davis dies of a heart attack at a hospital in Meridian, Miss., at the age of 60. 2003 – Songwriter Felice Bryant dies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the age of 77. 1998 – It is announced that Faith No More is breaking up. 1989 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Like a…

  8. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  9. Billboard Bits: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ESPY Awards, Powderfinger/Silverchair

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have set a July 24 release date for the EP "Is Is," which features material penned in 2004 between tours in support of their debut album, "Fever To Tell." The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have set a July 24 release date for the EP "Is Is," which features…

  10. Billboard Bits: Prince, iTunes, Silverchair

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate the launch of his new 3121 fragrance, Prince will play a private show July 7 at the Minneapolis outpost of Macy's. For $250, fans can purchase a package featuring a ticket to that gig, a To celebrate the launch of his new 3121 fragrance, Prince will play a private show July…

  11. Ask Billboard

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Hilary Duff, Silverchair, Japanese releases and more! 'DIGNITY' IN JAPAN Hey Keith, Last week, I ordered a copy of Hilary Duff's new album "Dignity" from Japan. I saw that the release date for the CD was March 28, 2007 -…

  12. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs…

  13. Silverchair Storms Back With Australian No. 1

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair's first single in four years, "Straight Lines," bowed at No. 1 on the the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Top 100 this week, published yesterday (March 19). Silverchair's first single in four years, "Straight Lines," bowed at No. 1 on…

  14. Debut Winners Dominate ARIA Awards

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wolfmother smashed its equipment, Silverchair played a Midnight Oil song as the veteran act was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame after a video message from U2's Bono, Powderfinger's Bernard Fanning Wolfmother smashed its equipment, Silverchair played a Midnight Oil song as the…

  15. Silverchair Reconvening For Shows, Recording

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian rock act Silverchair is returning to active duty after a three-year break. The plan calls for road-testing some new material in Australia early next year. Australian rock act Silverchair is returning to active duty after a three-year break. The band, which broke through in 1994…

  16. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  17. Imbruglia 'Days' Away From Third Album

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian vocalist Natalie Imbruglia will release her third album, "Counting Down the Days," April 4 internationally via Sony/BMG's new Brightside imprint. According to a spokesperson for RCA, which Australian vocalist Natalie Imbruglia will release her third album, "…

  18. John, Aussie Stars Pledge Tsunami Aid

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elton John, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Bjork, Paul McCartney and such Australian stars as Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Kasey Chambers and the Finn Brothers are the latest acts to sign on for events to raise f Nearly four weeks after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean left more than…

  19. Australian Acts To 'Reach Out To Asia'

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami with an all-star concert and telethon set for Saturday (Jan. 8). Reach Out to Asia will The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26…

  20. Billboard Bits: Mercury Rev, Dissociatives, M. Ward

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Mercury Rev, Dissociatives, M. Ward Mercury Rev will release its new V2 album, " The Secret Migration ," as three separate digital EPs prior to the May 2005 release of the physical CD. The first segment, featuring the tracks "Secret for a Song," "Across Yer…

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