1. Electric Guest Rocks at Sunrise: Watch

    January 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST Watch the band perform three "Mondo" songs in this Tastemakers @ Sunrise session and talk musical ritual and more. Photos: Electric Guest's Tastemakers Session Electric Guest, the L.A.-based duo comprised of Asa Taccone and Matthew "Cornbread" Compton, brought its…

  2. 'The Voice' Final Four: Homeward Bound, Singers Talk Songs That Inspire Them

    December 11, 2012 1:15 PM EST Every season, "The Voice" reaches for an emotional apex by filming the contestants during a trip home and public celebration in various home towns. Monday, the final four collided with the Christmas celebration episode, complete with Michael Buble interpreting Phil Sector and…

  3. Big Boi Releases 'Mama Told Me' with Kelly Rowland, Not Little Dragon: Listen

    October 03, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Swedish synth-pop group is not featured on final version due to "business terms out of our control." On Tuesday (Oct. 2), Big Boi released "Mama Told Me," a track off of his forthcoming "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors" album that features Kelly Rowland on…

  4. Down, 'The Purple EP': Exclusive First Listen

    September 14, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Hear an exclusive stream of the 6-song EP by Phil Anselmo's band Down here before it's release next week. The only downside of Down , the members of the all-star metal band led by Phil Anselmo , have long complained, is arranging time for the group amidst their other commitments.…

  5. Jack White Shares Secret Tracks, Joy of Vinyl at Grammy Museum

    August 13, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Jack White brought an LP with him to his Q&A Friday afternoon at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Not the solo album "Blunderbuss" that he is touring in support of, but the Dead Weather's "Sea of Cowards." White set the needle at the end of the album to play a…

  6. Jane's Addiction Rocks Chicago at Lollapalooza Aftershow

    August 05, 2012 2:45 PM EDT "Chicago, do you want me? Do you love me?" Perry Farrell asked the crowd at Jane's Addiction 's sold-out Lollapalooza afterparty show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom late Saturday-night (Aug. 4), well after the thunderstorm that paused the festival for a few hours had…

  7. 20 Years of Lollapalooza in Photos

    August 01, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Veteran Lolla photog Tim Mosenfelder talks about some of his most memorable shots from the fest through the years. Perry Farrell's fest is all grown up! Lollapalooza turns 21 this year, so to celebrate, we spoke with veteran Lolla photographer Tim Mosenfelder, who presented us with a…

  8. Walk the Moon Enjoys Overnight Success, Two Years in the Making

    June 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT "Anna Sun," a catchy track by Ohio art-rock band Walk the Moon , is technically the first single from the paisley revival group's self-titled, major-label debut album, out June 19 on RCA Records. But the song, penned by lead singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca in 2009, has…

  9. Little Dragon Talk New Music, Hip-Hop Collaborations at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT As indie rock group Little Dragon 's latest road stint supporting 2011 album "Ritual Union" winds down, the group is planning to mix in a few inspired collaborations while conceptualizing their next album. Aside from working with Big Boi on a track that may appear on the rapper…

  10. Bonnaroo 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    June 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Along with open fields, tasty food, stand-up shows, shirtless guys (and girls), not-too-hidden narcotics, film screenings, porta potties, overpriced merchandise and so much more, the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival offered four days of enthralling performances from rock music's…

  11. Watch Rihanna With Dread(s) on 'American Idol'

    May 24, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Performs 'Where Have You Been' With a Few Close Friends Sporting waist-length dreadlocks, long black fingernails and a whole lot of skin, Rihanna rocked the "American Idol" grand finale Wednesday night with a performance of her top 20 hit "Where Have You Been." &…

  12. Adam Lambert Live Q&A: Watch Again!

    May 14, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Chart Article Adam Lambert Watch Again Now PHOTOS: Behind-the-Scenes at Adam Lambert's Live Q&A Not that Adam Lambert is ever idle, but May is an especially busy time for the "American Idol" alum as he prepares for the release of his second album, "Trespassing," a…

  13. Hot 100 March Madness Round 1: Vote Now!

    March 13, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Vote For Your Favorite Recent Hot 100 No. 1 March Madness tips off this Thursday (Mar. 15), with 64 NCAA basketball teams vying to bust brackets and be crowned national champions. This year, Billboard.com has put a little twist on the sports ritual -- we've devised our own bracket of the…

  14. Scotty McCreery: I'm Ready For Brad Paisley's Pranks

    November 09, 2011 12:10 PM EST "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery is excited to be hitting the road supporting Brad Paisley in the early part of 2012. But he's going in with his guard up. "I've got to keep my eyes open, 'cause (Paisley) is a huge practical joker," McCreery tells…

  15. Florence & The Machine Unveil Mysterious 'Shake It Out' Video

    October 04, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Florence Welch shakes out her demons at a secret masquerade ball in the music video for "Shake It Out," the second single from Florence + The Machine 's forthcoming sophomore album, "Ceremonials." Video: "Shake It Out," Florence + The Machine The video…

  16. Jane's Addiction Go For 'Something Great' on Long-Awaited New Album

    September 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT On Sept. 22, Perry Farrell, the iconic frontman of Los Angeles alt-rock band Jane's Addiction , stood onstage pushing the counterculture before a crowd of Silicon Valley insiders. "I still believe in human communication -- none of this Face-fucking-book," he joked during a Jane…

  17. Hank Williams III a Busy Man After Label 'Killed My Creativity'

    August 25, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Hank Williams III wants "to come out of the gate strong" as he launches his own label, Hank3 Records, after 15 years with Curb. And three albums, all of different genres, certainly qualifies as making a grand statement right off the bat. On Sept. 6, Williams will release a two-disc…

  18. Sugarland Tour Resumes Following Indiana Tragedy

    August 19, 2011 8:24 AM EDT Sugarland returned to the stage on Thursday for their first performance since a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed five people. The Grammy-winning country duo asked its Albuquerque audience for a moment of silence in honor of those who were wounded "and the beautiful lives…

  19. Amy Winehouse Takes Over U.K. Charts Amid Grief

    August 01, 2011 9:53 AM EDT In a powerful tribute by her legions of fans, Amy Winehouse dominated the new U.K. sales charts in the wake of her death July 23. Her sophomore album "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returned to the summit, as she placed two other titles in the top ten and five tracks in the…

  20. Little Dragon Issue 'Ritual Union' After Gorillaz, Raphael Saadiq Collabs

    July 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Experimental Swedish pop act Little Dragon has long been championed by its peers. The group-vocalist Yukimi Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin, bassist Fredrik Källgren Wallin and keyboardist Håkan Wirenstrand-appeared on Gorillaz ' 2010 effort, "Plastic Beach," and Nagano has lent her…

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