1. Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each. On June 19, the awards return with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove. Among this year&…

  2. Austin City Limits Lineup: Depeche Mode, The Cure and Kings of Leon Are Texas Bound

    May 07, 2013 1:01 AM EDT Muse, Lionel Richie, Atoms for Peace, Phoenix and Wilco will also headline the two-weekend event Austin City Limits' two-weekend debut will have plenty of music to go around. The Texas festival, which will run Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, will see headlining performances from Depeche Mode, the…

  3. Todd Rundgren Researched Skrillex, Frank Ocean For New Album

    April 02, 2013 11:05 AM EDT "There's even a little bit of Bon Iver influence, but I couldn't tell you where," Rundgren says of "State," out April 9. After hearing younger acts sing his praises and cite his influence and having others (Tame Impala, Lindstrom) ask him to do remixes, Todd…

  4. The Staves, 'Dead & Born & Grown': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 12, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Hear the folk-rock group's debut album in its entirety, launching exclusively in the U.S. on Billboard.com. U.K.-based sister trio The Staves makes its Atlantic Records debut next week with "Dead & Born & Grown," an album of mesmerizing folk-rock highlighted by…

  5. Fun.'s Grammy Wins Cap Off Incredible Year

    February 11, 2013 11:30 AM EST "We Are Young" stars used touring, massive hooks and a very timely ad placement to find overwhelming success. One year and five days before the 2013 Grammy Awards, a car flew through the air for the first time. The vehicle was a black and orange Chevy Sonic, careening off the…

  6. Grammys 2013 Predictions: Who Should & Will Win

    February 08, 2013 11:40 AM EST When the winners of the 55th annual Grammy Awards are revealed on Sunday night (Feb. 10), we can all expect to be surprised a few times when the “obvious” candidate doesn’t get the award they “deserved.” We at Billboard.com obsess over guessing who'll take home the golden gramophones…

  7. Say Anything Now a Solo Act, Louis C.K.-Inspired Album in Works

    February 06, 2013 8:29 PM EST Say Anything's Max Bemis has started on "dark, funny" music without drummer Coby Linder The pause to ruminate on Say Anything 's past, courtesy of the band's new three-disc release "All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities," out now on Equal Vision…

  8. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  9. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  10. 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…

  11. Coachella 2013: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 25, 2013 3:51 PM EST The full lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was unveiled on Thursday night (Jan. 24), and this year's six-day, two-weekend extravaganza features some heavy-hitting performers. Aside from top-line artists like Blur, Phoenix, the Stone Roses and Red Hot Chili…

  12. The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

    January 22, 2013 3:00 PM EST "It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin" Since becoming the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2009, the Roots have backed everyone from…

  13. The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

    January 22, 2013 3:00 AM EST "It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin" Since becoming the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2009, the Roots have backed everyone…

  14. 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…

  15. Bonnie Raitt Video Q&A: 'Slipstream,' Feminism, Katy Perry, Plans

    December 28, 2012 11:55 PM EST Watch the blues-rock legend discuss her 2012 success, fans Katy Perry & Adele, feminism, launching her own label and more. Bonnie Raitt - singer, guitarist, Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - has seen her share of great music years, and 2012 has been one of her best. With the…

  16. 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…

  17. World Series Showdown: Music of Detroit vs San Francisco

    October 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Which World Series city has the richer musical history? Vote now! On Wednesday night (Oct. 24), the 2012 World Series kicks off in San Francisco, when the upstart Giants take on the star-studded Detroit Tigers. As baseball junkies mull the lineups and pitching match-ups in lieu of the opening…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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