1. Grammy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    December 01, 2011 11:05 AM EST On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of The 54th Grammy Awards nominations reveal love for music softer than the dance-party tracks that fill the pop airwaves, a victory of sorts for indie rock. Record and song of the year has artists (Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons )…

  2. Listen: Karen O & Trent Reznor Cover Zeppelin In 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' Trailer

    May 31, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Director David Fincher's cinematic interpretation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" won't reach audiences until Christmas, but a taste of the film's score hit the 'net this weekend via a new -- and seemingly bootlegged -- trailer. Watch…

  3. Trent Reznor Exits 'Vampire Hunter' Film Project

    March 14, 2011 12:00 PM EDT T rent Reznor was slated to follow-up his Oscar-winning musical contributions to "The Social Network" by scoring and acting in Tim Burton's upcoming vampire flick, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." But last week, the Nine Inch Nails frontman took to the band's…

  4. Oscar Ratings Down from Last Year

    February 28, 2011 4:11 PM EST The 83rd annual Academy Awards were watched by 37.6 million viewers, down 9% compared to last year's Oscar-cast. The show, widely panned by critics for its plodding pacing and uninspired numbers, was once again the most-watched awards show since last year's Oscars, which averaged 41…

  5. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Turn Heads at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    February 28, 2011 1:25 AM EST J ustin Bieber and Selena Gomez painted the town red together on Sunday night (Feb. 27), hitting up Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair after-party for the 2011 Oscars in Hollywood. PHOTOS: MUSIC STARS AT THE 2011 OSCARS Bieber and Gomez, who were first spotted together on clandestine outings…

  6. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Win Oscars for Best Original Score, Song

    February 28, 2011 12:07 AM EST T rent Reznor , Atticus Ross and Randy Newman won Oscars in the top music categories at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 27) -- and their reactions could not have been more different. Reznor reacted with shock and amazement after he and co-composer Atticus Ross won the Best…

  7. Trent Reznor 'Finished Recording' Next How to Destroy Angels Project

    February 28, 2011 12:03 AM EST The day before his and Atticus Ross' Oscar win for "The Social Network," Trent Reznor was in Beverly Hills at the Society of Composers & Lyricists' annual pre-Oscar champagne reception, where he spoke briefly about a different project with Ross -- the second release…

  8. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an unlikely scenario. Reznor's score for …

  9. Trent Reznor: Oscar Nom 'Amazing and Flattering'

    January 25, 2011 6:10 PM EST "Completely surreal" is how composer Trent Reznor describes his best original score nom for "The Social Network," adding that he almost missed the announcement thanks to some technical difficulties at home. "It was panic this morning because somehow my internet and TV…

  10. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  11. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Social Network" (with collaborator Atticus…

  12. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 8:56 PM EST "G lee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. PHOTOS: 2011 GOLDEN GLOBES RED CARPET For the second year in a row…

  13. Trent Reznor to Score 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Movie

    January 10, 2011 11:18 AM EST N ine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has been tapped to compose the music for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," the upcoming film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling book, following the success of his Golden Globe-nominated score for "The Social Network."…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Bret Michaels Rocks On

    July 15, 2010 1:05 PM EDT ROSY: Veteran rocker/"Celebrity Apprentice 3" champion Bret Michaels inks his highest rank on the Billboard 200 i n almost 20 years, as "Custom Built" arrives at No. 14. His prior charted solo effort, "Rock My World," debuted and peaked at No. 40 in June 2008. As…

  15. Nine Inch Nails Offers Freebie Of New Album

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, in a surprise move, posted access to a free download of its complete new album, "The Slip," on its Web site at 12:01 a.m. this morning (May 5). Nine Inch Nails, in a surprise move, posted access to a free download of its complete new album, "The Slip," on…

  16. New Nine Inch Nails Album Hits The Web

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Nine Inch Nails is utilizing the Internet to disseminate its new instrumental album, "Ghosts I-IV," which went live at 9 p.m. ET tonight (March 2) via the Trent Reznor-led group's Web sit As expected, Nine Inch Nails is utilizing the Internet to disseminate its new…

  17. Risks Pay Off For Korn On 'Unplugged'

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer succinctly describes fan reaction to the news that his band taped an MTV "Unplugged" session in December. "'What? Korn unplugged?' That doesn't really compute with Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer…

  18. Korn Enjoying 'Addition By Subtraction'

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Addition by subtraction" is how James "Munky" Shaffer characterizes the sudden departure of former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for spiritual reasons over a year ago. "It was unfortunate what ha "Addition by subtraction" is how James "…

  19. Rappers Overtake Korn In 'Twisted' Video

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Korn frontman Jonathan Davis got frustrated that MTV never seemed to play rock videos anymore, he had an idea: why not get a bunch of the band's friends who are hip-hop stars to play Korn in a vi When Korn frontman Jonathan Davis got frustrated that MTV never seemed to play rock…

  20. Korn's Moves To 'Other Side' On New Album

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Korn will release its first album as part of its new deal with Virgin/EMI just in time for the holiday season. Due Dec. 6, "See You on the Other Side" is the follow-up to 2003's "Take A Look in the Mi Korn will release its first album as part of its new deal with Virgin…

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