1. Flume Talks Collaborations With Vic Mensa and Beck, and Letting His Music Speak for Itself

    December 29, 2016 1:31 PM EST The Chicago Tribune recently talked to Flume ahead of his big performance at the city's Reaction music festival this weekend. The Australian superstar had a huge 2016, with the release of his second album Skin , which featured some big vocal collaborations. The producer spoke about his…

  2. Beck, Kacey Musgraves & Violent Femmes to Headline 2016 Pilgrimage Music Festival: Exclusive

    May 17, 2016 9:04 AM EDT Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will hit Franklin, Tenn., this fall, and today  Billboard can   exclusively announce the first wave of performers for the Sept. 24-25 fest, which includes headliners  Beck , Kacey Musgraves , Violent Femmes and The Arcs . Radiohead, Mumford & Sons,…

  3. Watch Beck and Chemical Brothers' 'Wide Open' Video, Become a Dancing Cyborg

    January 25, 2016 11:15 AM EST The Chemical Brothers ’ 2015 album Born in the Echoes ended with a sublime collaboration with Beck titled “Wide Open.”  Today (Jan. 25), the British electronic duo shared a similarly enthralling video to accompany it. Members Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons commissioned frequent visual…

  4. Beck Cancels Las Vegas Show Due to Illness

    January 07, 2016 8:10 PM EST Beck canceled his Las Vegas concert Thursday (Jan. 7) night at the Brooklyn Bowl venue there, citing illness as the cause. The show has been rescheduled for Sunday now.  Jakob Dylan, Beck, Fiona Apple & More Honor Southern California's Classic Folk Scene: Live Review The venue…

  5. Billboard.com's 10 Best Rock and Alternative Songs of 2015: Critics' Picks

    December 22, 2015 4:58 PM EST With each passing year, it seems our old friend guitar rock fades further and further from the Hot 100 chart . Beneath the top 40, alternative radio is centered on slick, synth-friendly sounds and mainstream rock stations offer little respite from the angst-ridden, all-male bands that…

  6. Jakob Dylan, Beck, Fiona Apple & More Honor Southern California's Classic Folk Scene: Live Review

    October 13, 2015 5:24 PM EDT For many, Southern California's 1960s folk rock scene began with the 1965 release of the Byrds’ Mr. Tambourine Man . That prolific scene, which also included The Mamas & the Papas , the Association  and  the Beach Boys , is seeing its  50th anniversary this year with celebration by…

  7. Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power & More Announce 1960s Southern California Folk Covers Album, Concert

    September 28, 2015 9:07 PM EDT Beck , Fiona Apple , Jakob Dylan , Cat Power , Regina Spektor and others are joining forces for a one-off concert and studio album celebrating the 50th anniversary of Southern California's iconic 1960s folk rock scene.  Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago The Byrds Landed at No. 1 The…

  8. Beck Leads Adult Alternative, Fort Minor & Disturbed Return to Charts

    July 02, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Beck scores his second leader on Adult Alternative Songs as “Dreams” rockets 7-1 in just its second week on the tally (dated July 11). "Dreams" makes the fastest flight to No. 1 on the list since Dave Matthews Band ’s “Funny The Way It Is” ascended in just two weeks in 2009. Beck…

  9. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Adds Another No. 1, With 'Style'

    June 29, 2015 7:25 PM EDT While 'Bad Blood' holds atop Pop Songs, prior single 'Style' tops AC. Plus, Selena Gomez soars in and other new No. 1s for Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Beck, Blake Shelton & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  10. Beck Debuts on Rock Charts, X Ambassadors On Top

    June 25, 2015 6:29 PM EDT Beck blasts onto multiple Billboard charts with his bright, dancey single "Dreams." With a No. 13 start on Alternative Songs , it's the genre-shifting artist's highest debut ever, and highest peak since "Nausea" reached the same height in 2006. "Dreams"…

  11. Nate Ruess’ Solo Debut ‘Grand Romantic’ Is Better and Brighter Than Its Singles: Album Review

    June 22, 2015 2:03 PM EDT Nate Ruess  has been a busy frontman for nearly 15 years -- the first half spent with pop-punk trio The Format , and the rest with Fun. , whose surprise Grammy-winning breakthrough in 2012 turned him into a star. The latter's big-belted, blue-collar anthems "We Are Young" and …

  12. Is Natalie La Rose's New Single With Fetty Wap a Flop? Plus More of the Week's Best and Worst New Songs

    June 19, 2015 5:20 PM EDT Foxes "Body Talk" Epic/Sony Best-known for her crystal vocals on Zedd 's "Clarity," alt-popper Foxes swings back to the dancefloor for "Body Talk," the first single from her sophomore set. A brighter sound fits the moody singer, who excels as crowd commander…

  13. Watch Beck Show Off His Hide-and-Seek Skills for James Corden

    April 03, 2015 6:50 AM EDT The only way to make an episode of  The Late Late Show with James Corden,  filmed at a random person's house, a little weirder is by getting grown-up celebrities to play hide-and-seek. And that's just what happened on Thursday night's episode of  The Late Late Show. After…

  14. Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & Patti Smith to Present at Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 18, 2015 5:30 AM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney , Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith will be among those honoring the class of 2015 at this year's induction ceremony, taking place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. McCartney will present Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr with the Rock Hall'…

  15. Justin Bieber: 'This Beck Album Is Incredible'

    March 09, 2015 7:21 PM EDT More than a year after Beck released his award-winning album Morning Phase , Justin Bieber has released his review: "This Beck album is incredible." Bieber tweeted his thoughts on Monday morning (March 9). The album resurfaced in the mainstream after it won album of the year at…

  16. Kanye West Apologizes to Beck -- And Bruno Mars Too

    February 26, 2015 6:51 PM EST Kanye West seems to be in a positive mood after unveiling his new track "All Day" at the Brit Awards and accepting a BET Honors Visionary Award this week, all to rave reviews.  So much so, he's now apologized to Beck after stating the beloved musician didn't…

  17. Grammy Awards 2015 Impact Analysis: Post-Show Sales Rise by 87 Percent

    February 21, 2015 3:15 PM EST Sam Smith and Beck get big sales boosts from the 2015 Grammy Awards. Now that a full week has passed since the 2015 Grammy Awards (Feb. 8), we can analyze the overall sales impact from the show. The 57th annual awards aired on CBS and featured performances from the likes of Sam Smith…

  18. Grammys 2015: Beck's Win Is a Win for Adult Alternative Radio, Too

    February 10, 2015 9:05 AM EST While the mainstream catches up on 'Morning Phase,' the niche radio format championed the Grammy-winning set early on, marking the latest example of its importance as a tastemaker. Who is Beck? A fair portion of music fans might be searching for the answer to the part-meme…

  19. Grammys 2015: Beck and Coldplay's Chris Martin Perform 'Heart Is a Drum'

    February 08, 2015 6:48 PM EST Beck brought Chris Martin on stage to bring a serious injection of drama to his song "Heart Is a Drum," off the singer's sombre 2014 album Morning Phase , which won Beck the Album of the Year award mere minutes before. Beck's 'Morning Phase': Grammy Album of the…

  20. Beck Warms Up 2014 ACL Music Festival With Rocking Performance at Stubb’s

    October 04, 2014 10:13 AM EDT The 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival launched on Friday (Oct. 3) just as the heat from the hot Texas summer finally broke, with acts like Chvrches , Childish Gambino , Sam Smith and Outkast delighting the massive crowds. ACL Music Festival 2014 Preview: Double Weekends, Cashless…

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