1. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  2. Jack Johnson Announces New Album: 'From Here to Now to You'

    June 10, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Jack Johnson will release his sixth studio album, titled "From Here to Now to You," on Sept. 17 via Bushfire Records, it was announced on Monday. To prep fans for the LP, the folk rocker has also dropped new single "I Got You." The new track is just as acoustic and laid…

  3. Flux Pavilion, 'Starlight': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 26, 2013 8:21 AM EST  A quick listen to "Blow The Roof," the new EP from UK DJ and producer Flux Pavilion, might have you thinking you've put on a compilation rather than an artist album. On what he describes as "the biggest thing I've ever done," you hear a wide range of the artist…

  4. Minnie Driver Marries David Bowie, Shakespeare in 'Hunky Dory'

    March 12, 2012 9:45 AM EDT David Bowie and William Shakespeare form a duo in "Hunky Dory," a film set in Wales in 1976 in which an adventurous teacher played by Minnie Driver gets her students to do a musical version of "The Tempest." The Bard's words remain rooted in the early 17th century;…

  5. Gorillaz Returning With 'Plastic Beach' This Spring

    January 20, 2010 5:44 PM EST Hot on the heels of the announcement that the group will headline the 2010 Coachella Festival , Damon Albarn's cartoon-pop band Gorillaz is set to return on March 9 with its third album, "Plastic Beach." The 16 track set is due out on Virgin and features a slew of guests,…

  6. Flaming Lips Lock In ATP New York Lineup

    August 07, 2009 11:57 AM EDT With a new album on the horizon, everyone's favorite Oklahoma band the Flaming Lips has also fulfilled its role as curator for the U.S. editions of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held September 11-13 in Monticello, New York. Bands added to the Sunday lineup include Super…

  7. 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…

  8. Dead Meadow

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live shows are precisely how the Washington, D.C., natives have aggregated their loyal fanbase, though record sales of their fourth full-length, "Old Growth" haven't hurt either. "Most bands have to be live bands. That's the nature of the beast these days," says…

  9. Super Furry Animals / Jan. 25, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Brooklyn)

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Having traded in their shiny space suits and Yeti costumes for matching SFA logo jackets, the Super Furry Animals delivered in style for nearly two hours. Having traded in their shiny space suits and Yeti costumes for matching SFA logo jackets, the Super Furry Animals delivered in style for…

  10. Super Furry Animals Take On North America

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Although Super Furry Animals' "Hey Venus" was released digitally in August 2007, it has just arrived on CD in the U.S., in time for a North American tour that begins tonight (Jan. 23) in Hoboken, N.J. Although Super Furry Animals' "Hey Venus" was released…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cat Power returns to reinterpretations on her second covers album, Natasha Bedingfield finally makes it Stateside with her sophomore project and MGMT shake things up at Columbia in this week's Hot Pro The Drive-By Truckers' first album without guitarist Jason Isbell, "Brighter…

  12. Alvin, Chipmunks Stay In The Family

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The house that Chipmunks built sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house that Chipmunks built sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Ross Bagdasarian Jr. lives here in the wealthy Montecito area with his wife Janice Karman. Both work in a separate office building off…

  13. Kingston, Faulkner Lead The Pack On U.K. Charts

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Beautiful Girls" (RCA) moved up 2-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 2), and the top 10 included climbers by Plain White Ts, Rihann Sean Kingston's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Beautiful…

  14. Rough Trade Links With World's Fair For U.S. Market

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label Group to license and market select titles for North American release, Billboard.com has learned. Initial Rough Trade/World Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label…

  15. Lady Sov, Pinback Go Covers Crazy On 'OC Mix 6'

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists contributing exclusive covers to "OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks," due Dec. 5 via Warner Bros. Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists…

  16. Bonnaroo Day One: Petty, Oysterhead, My Morning Jacket

    June 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The annual, sun-drenched music-marathon that is the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicked off its fifth year yesterday (June 16) with more than 14 hours of music. First-day highlights included Stevi The annual, sun-drenched music-marathon that is the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicked…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River,

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River, Paul Wall, DMX, Juvenile and Bun B are among the hip-hop artists featured on "S.M.A.C.K. The Album: Volume 1," due May 23 via Koch. The two-disc CD/DVD set also spotlights up-and-coming rappers such as Maino and Bleu DaVinci. The…

  18. U.K.'s One Earth Benefit Concert Postponed

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Postponing enables the campaign and concert to benefit from exciting opportunities that will help get the message out to even more people and make the concert even bigger," reads a message on the sho The environmental-themed One Earth benefit concert, which was to feature…

  19. Strokes, Darkness To Rock For Climate Change

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Strokes, the Darkness and the Super Furry Animals are the first bands set to perform at the One Earth benefit, to be held Jan. 28 at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The Strokes, the Darkness and the Super Furry Animals are the first bands set to perform at the One Earth benefit, to…

  20. The Super Furry Animals have been peddling their

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Super Furry Animals have been peddling their sexy brand of techno-influenced psych-pop for a decade, and the idiosyncratic Welsh quintet keeps evolving with its latest release, "Love Kraft." The Super Furry Animals have been peddling their sexy brand of techno-influenced psych…

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