1. David Lynch Q&A: It's 'Crazy Clown Time'

    November 08, 2011 10:10 AM EST Auteur Explains His Debut Album, an Alt-Blues Experiment in Creaky Falsetto Best known as the surrealist auteur behind "Eraserhead," "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet," David Lynch is one of America's most acclaimed film directors. Having long written and…

  2. Royal Bangs Work with Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse Members On 'Flux Outside'

    April 15, 2011 5:25 PM EDT The Royal Bangs have learned that it's possible to grow by shrinking. The Knoxville, Tenn., group downsized from a quintet to a trio during the interim between 2009's "Let It Beep" and the new "Flux Outside," its debut for Glassnote Records. Guitarist Sam…

  3. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:31 PM EST Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi "Rome" May Daniele Luppi has arranged and played on many of Danger Mouse's projects, including albums by Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells and last year's Sparklehorse project, "Dark Night of the Soul." And since "Rome" was…

  4. David Lynch Releases 'Good Day,' 'I Know' Singles

    November 29, 2010 12:20 PM EST Director David Lynch has released new original music via iTunes: a synth-heavy dance track called "Good Day Today" and a brooding bluesy number called "I Know." The revered auteur, whose films have inspired many eclectic soundtracks, handles both vocals and production…

  5. Danger Mouse & Sparklehourse, "Dark Night of the Soul"

    August 20, 2010 4:11 PM EDT "Dark Night of the Soul," the long-awaited collaboration between producer Danger Mouse ( Gnarls Barkley , Gorillaz , the Black Keys ) and psych-rock act Sparklehorse (aka the late Mark Linkous), features an impressive list of contributors, including the Strokes ' Julian…

  6. Danger Mouse: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 5:42 PM EDT "Dark Night of the Soul" (EMI, July 13) The official release of this album is bittersweet-it comes out only a few months after Sparklehorse 's Mark Linkous, a major contributor to the project, committed suicide. The dreamy indie rock album features Iggy Pop , Wayne Coyne and…

  7. Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Dies At 47

    March 08, 2010 4:27 PM EST S parklehorse visionary Mark Linkous, 47, took his life with a gunshot to his heart on Saturday (Mar. 6) in Knoxville, Tenn. Best known for his unique folk-based soundscapes, the singer-songwriter, who recorded under the name Sparklehorse, released four studio albums that were met with…

  8. Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Album Release Scrapped

    May 15, 2009 4:06 PM EDT It’s been one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2009 since it was first announced: “Dark Night of the Soul,” a collaboration between the producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, The Black Keys) and critically acclaimed psych-rock act Sparklehorse (a.k.a. Mark Linkous). Due to…

  9. The Shins Shape Up, Look To The Future

    May 08, 2009 1:02 PM EDT A lineup change, a new label, a film score and a few new songs are greeting fans of The Shins as the band returned to the road this past week after an eighteen month break. Longtime bassist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval have been replaced by Fruit Bats' bassist Ron Lewis and…

  10. Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A. Kick Off Lollapalooza

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid hot yet stunningly gorgeous weather in downtown Chicago, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem and London rapper M.I.A. capped a beat-inspired first day of Lollapalooza (Aug. 3) at Grant Park. French duo Da Amid hot yet stunningly gorgeous weather in downtown Chicago, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem and…

  11. 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…

  12. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot…

  13. Billboard Bits: All Tomorrow's Parties, VH1, Lifetime

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST The second weekend of next year's All Tomorrow's Parties will be curated half by the festival's organizers and half by ticket buyers. The second weekend of next year's All Tomorrow's Parties will be curated half by the festival's organizers and half by ticket…

  14. Haines Sharpens 'Knives' For Solo Debut

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Metric lead singer Emily Haines will release her first solo album, "Knives Don't Have Your Back," Sept. 26 via Last Gang Records. Metric lead singer Emily Haines will release her first solo album, "Knives Don't Have Your Back," Sept. 26 via Last Gang Records. The…

  15. Gnarls Barkley Finding Success A 'Double-Edged Sword'

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not that they're complaining, but the surprising success of Gnarls Barkley's debut album, "St. Elsewhere," is forcing rapper Cee-Lo Green and producer Danger Mouse to alter their schedules -- and othe Not that they're complaining, but the surprising success of Gnarls…

  16. Sparklehorse Sees The 'Light' On New Album

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Linkous, the guiding force behind acclaimed rock act Sparklehorse, will release his fourth full-length album Sept. 26 via Astralwerks. Mark Linkous, the guiding force behind acclaimed rock act Sparklehorse, will release his fourth full-length album Sept. 26 via Astralwerks. "Dreamt…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart Olga Tañón, Gloria Trevi and Wyclef Jean are among the artists adding their voices to "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a Spanish-language recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Produced by Eduardo Reyes, the track is…

  18. R.E.M. Bolsters 'Best Of' With Bonus Disc

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. has finalized the track list for its upcoming Warner Bros. greatest-hits collection, "In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003." Due Oct. 28, the album is being released as a single-disc 18-track R.E.M. has finalized the track list for its upcoming Warner Bros. greatest-hits…

  19. Modest Mouse Album Pushed To Next Year

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has been pushed from its planned fall release date to 2004. Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has…

  20. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has joined the lineup of Healing the Divide - A Benefit Concert for Peace and Reconciliation. Set for Sept. 21 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the event will also feature performances by Hamza El…

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