1. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon: 'F--- Lollapalooza. That Isn't Rock & Roll'

    July 08, 2015 7:32 PM EDT As Justin Vernon prepares the official launch of his Eaux Claires music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc., the Bon Iver frontman is thinking critically of the music industry -- with some specific disdain towards other festivals.  In an interview with Grantland , Vernon…

  2. Arcade Fire's Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld Perform at the Billboard Studio: Watch Now

    June 26, 2015 4:36 PM EDT Sarah Neufeld and Colin Stetson have known each other, both as musicians and friends (and now fiancés), for years -- so in that sense, their first album together has been highly anticipated. Neufeld, whose primary group is  Arcade Fire , and Stetson, who's played with Arcade Fire as well…

  3. Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe to Apple Music: 'F--- These Satanic Corporations'

    June 17, 2015 11:16 PM EDT Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe has joined the growing chorus of disapproval for Apple’s new streaming service by claiming the computer giant threatened to remove his band’s music from iTunes if he didn’t agree to Apple Music’s three-month royalty-free trial. Newcombe, whose…

  4. Bon Iver to Perform at Eaux Claires Music Festival With Spoon, The National, Sufjan Stevens & More

    February 11, 2015 9:00 AM EST A few days ago, early-bird ticket buyers to the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival next summer started receiving some very special snail mail . "To show our appreciation for your support at the start," writes Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon, who curated the festival along with…

  5. Eaux Claires Music Festival, Curated by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, Announced for Summer 2015

    December 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST Just before Halloween this year, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver (a.k.a.  Bonnie Bear ), received approval to host the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc. from July 17-18. Pre-sale tickets for the event, which falls the same weekend as Chicago's…

  6. Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Q&A: 'I Wasn't Shy About Being a Struggling Actor Again'

    July 28, 2014 3:37 PM EDT Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, Wish I Was Here , won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State . "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous," the actor-director tells Billboard. …

  7. Bon Iver Releases New Song 'Heavenly Father'

    June 30, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Back in March, it was revealed that the soundtrack to Zach Braff's new film, "Wish I Was Here," would feature artists including the Shins, the Head and the Heart, Paul Simon, and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who collaborated with Cat Power on the title track. On June 20, NPR…

  8. Bonnaroo 2014: James Blake Talks Progress of Third Album & Possible Collaborators (Video)

    June 15, 2014 12:55 PM EDT During his first visit to Bonnaroo, English singer/songwriter/producer James Blake spoke with Billboard about the progress of his third album, which follows his Mercury Prize-winning 2013 album “Overgrown." Bonnaroo 2014 Full Coverage: Photos, Video & More Bonnaroo 2014 • PHOTOS:…

  9. Raury Premieres New Song 'God's Whisper' & Talks 'Indigo Child' Album: Exclusive

    March 03, 2014 1:12 PM EST Raury’s hands are trembling to a small degree. Still, the 17-year-old singer's ambition is tenacious, like his talent. When visiting the Billboard New York office on Friday (Feb. 28), along with his management (LoveRenaissance) and marketing (GFCnewyork) teams, it's visible that…

  10. Coldplay Debuts Trippy 'Midnight' Video: Watch

    February 25, 2014 1:07 PM EST Coldplay has unveiled a haunting video for new song "Midnight," an atmospheric track absent of the anthemic rock elements of earlier chart-toppers, but overflowing with hints that Chris Martin and company have been spinning Bon Iver records pretty hard as they prep a sixth…

  11. Kanye West: I'm the 'Michael Jordan of Music'

    June 12, 2013 6:19 AM EDT When Kanye West talks, people listen. When he rants, masses tune in. The rapper gave a rare interview to the New York Times in which he talks at some length about his career. And he rants. And he delivers some bravado-filled soundbites that should reverberate until his new album “Yeezus”…

  12. Kanye West Reveals Big-Name Collaborators on 'Yeezus'

    June 11, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Chief Keef & more to be featured on 'Yeezus.' Daft Punk is playing in Kanye’s house. Kanye West’s hugely anticipated “Yeezus” promises to be some party, with the French electronic music masters tipped to appear alongside…

  13. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's…

  14. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to speculate about the major categories. After…

  15. Bon Iver's 'Beth/Rest' Video: Justin Vernon Visits Rivendell

    October 16, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Bon Iver 's video for "Beth/Rest" follows the story of two angelic lovers in luminescent hazmat suits, as they float in a hot air balloon and collect eggs for their tree house above what appears to be either Rivendell or an Ewok village. Co-directed by Justin Vernon and Dan…

  16. Green Day, Feist Biting into 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Soundtrack

    October 04, 2012 8:39 PM EDT The final "Twilight Saga" film will feature music from Green Day, Feist and more. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which opens Nov. 16, will include Green Day 's "The Forgotten" and Feist 's "Fire in the Water," as well as tracks…

  17. Field Report: Exclusive First Listen

    September 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield talks debut album: "It's sort of a snapshot of two or three years of my life" Fall is almost upon us, and Field Report has the exact soundtrack for you. The artfully crafted self-titled debut album from Wisconsin's Chris Porterfield…

  18. Field Report Find 'Good Place' on Debut

    August 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Come for the Bon Iver connection; Stay for the layered, gentle songs about death, self-sabotage and redemption If you were to follow the thread of Field Report's name and ask what findings the band's first album reveals, the answer would be this: "Disappointment, and family and…

  19. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past years, Prince, Kanye West , Neil Young and…

  20. Bon Iver Expands U.S Tour, Radio City Run

    June 25, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Bon Iver 's worldwide trek just got a detour. The group has added seven additional U.S. September dates, including two at New York City's Radio City Music Hall -- which brings Bon Iver's run at the historic venue to four nights. The band's previously scheduled Radio City…

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