1. Bob Mould Looks Back at Husker Du's Breakthrough Indie Album 'Zen Arcade'

    October 28, 2014 5:18 PM EDT In 1983, Hüsker Dü 's singer-guitarist Bob Mould told Matter fanzine writer Steve Albini, "We're going to try to do something bigger than anything like rock & roll... I don't know what it's going to be, we have to work that out, but it's going to go…

  2. Ryan Adams Drops Bizarre Promos for Parakeet-Killing Album: Watch

    September 10, 2014 12:03 AM EDT Ryan Adams has released his new self-titled album today, and to get everyone excited about it, he has created two of the weirdest promotional videos known to man. Garry Shandling, Jeff Garlin, Don Was and Bob Mould join in on the bizarre videos with Shandling acting as Adams' manager and…

  3. 'Pancake Mountain,' Kid-Friendly and Music-Centric Series, Returns with New Season of (Weird) Programming

    September 02, 2014 10:18 AM EDT The series, co-conceptualized by punk demigod Ian Mackaye and ressurected thanks to the patronage of 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams, returns today. Katy Perry 's slightly scantily-clad performance on Sesame Street may not have flown with Big Bird -- or parents -- but the…

  4. Future, Chance the Rapper, Kurt Vile Added to SXSW Lineup

    February 10, 2014 8:11 PM EST Bob Mould, Schoolboy Q also among newly-announced lineup additions A new wave of participants in this year's South by Southwest has been announced, including multiple artists spanning various genres -- from buzz acts to established artists. Rappers Future and Chance the Rapper will grace…

  5. Noise Pop Fest's Jordan Kurland Sentenced for Domestic Assault

    November 13, 2013 2:09 AM EST Jordan Kurland, the music exec who produces the Noise Pop festival and guides the careers of Death Cab for Cutie and Bob Mould, has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor assault charges relating to an incident with an ex-girlfriend. The 41-year San Francisco resident has been sentenced to…

  6. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance from De La Soul , Girl Talk , and Explosions…

  7. Zac Brown Band Joins Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters at DeLuna Fest

    June 18, 2012 9:48 PM EDT Zac Brown Band will bring a dose of country to the beach at the DeLuna Fest this fall. The band is the latest headliner to join the three-day Pensacola Beach, Fla., festival, joining Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters at the top of the bill. More new additions to the seaside weekend fest, set for…

  8. Bob Mould Talks 'Copper Blue' Shows and His Possibly 'Loud Guitar' Next Album

    February 27, 2012 8:38 PM EST On Friday night at San Francisco's Noise Pop festival, Bob Mould played Sugar's 1993 album "Copper Blue" from front to back for the first time in his career. The post-punk icon plans to take the album on the road, the latest look back in what's become a retrospective…

  9. Noise Pop: Flaming Lips, Bob Mould Salute Festival's 20th Anniversary

    February 21, 2012 5:20 PM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, a birthday a million squiggly guitar riffs in the making. "I don't think we ever thought that far ahead," producer Jordan Kurland told Billboard.com. "And then [when] we started…

  10. Flaming Lips, Bob Mould to Play Classic Albums at Noise Pop Festival

    January 12, 2012 5:41 PM EST The Flaming Lips and Bob Mould will bring a pair of classic albums to San Francisco's 20th annual Noise Pop festival, organizers announced. The Flaming Lips will perform the 1999 release "The Soft Bulletin," with Mould presenting 1992 LP "Copper Blue" (released by his…

  11. Foo Fighters Recruit Joan Jett, Bob Mould to Rock NYC's MSG

    November 14, 2011 3:05 PM EST The Foo Fighters don't exactly need help when it comes to satisfying arena-sized crowds, but that doesn't mean they won't take it anyway. Foo Fighters Go Full Throttle in Epic Club Show Last night at NYC's Madison Square Garden, Dave Grohl and the boys not only played past…

  12. Ryan Adams Mellows Out: 'I'm Not the Guy I Was'

    September 23, 2011 7:00 PM EDT The prolific singer-songwriter talks "Ashes & Fire," hyped as his best solo album in years. "How does he function? How long have you got?!" Legendary producer Glyn Johns, his Surrey accent flaring, is asking, rhetorically, about alt-country troubadour Ryan Adams . …

  13. Foo Fighters Become 'F**kin' Movie Stars,' Play New Album at SXSW

    March 16, 2011 10:30 AM EDT "We're f***in' movie stars!" That's how Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl greeted the packed crowd at the band's surprise show Tuesday night at Stubb's, part of a Media Temple party closing the South By Southwest Interactive conference. And it was indeed a…

  14. Foo Fighters 'Officially Done' Recording New Album

    January 04, 2011 12:39 PM EST The Foo Fighters have finished work on their seventh studio album, according to posts from the group's Twitter account (@foofighters). In one photo from yesterday, the group is seen posing in a studio about to pour a bottle of champagne. "Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially done…

  15. 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…

  16. Flaming Lips, MGMT, Girl Talk Top Treasure Island Fest Lineup

    July 14, 2009 2:58 PM EDT MGMT , Girl Talk , The Flaming Lips , Beirut , The Walkmen , Passion Pit , The Streets , Yo La Tengo and Brazilian Girls are just part of the lineup for the third Annual Treasure Island Music Festival , October 17-18 on a man-made island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. The lineup on…

  17. MGMT, Flaming Lips, Girl Talk Top Treasure Island Fest Lineup

    July 14, 2009 9:26 AM EDT MGMT, Girl Talk, The Flaming Lips, Beirut, The Walkmen, Passion Pit, The Streets, Yo La Tengo and Brazilian Girls are just part of the lineup for the third Annual Treasure Island Music Festival, October 17-18 on a man-made island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. The lineup on October…

  18. R.E.M. Surprises At Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2009 9:46 AM EDT R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last night (March 11) at Carnegie Hall. The band was being honored with a tribute show that boasted 20 different performers interpreting R.E.M.’s vast catalog. Stipe was humbled by the depth and range of the evening, and proceeded to play “E-Bow The Letter”…

  19. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  20. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Kat DeLuna, Bob Mould

    January 07, 2009 3:19 PM EST Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a Jan. 19 concert at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theater, at which he'll be backed by a live band. Tickets for "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change" go on sale Friday (Jan. 9) from Ticketmaster. Jay-Z…

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