1. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  2. Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 22, 2014 11:51 AM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Brooks & Dunn won best country vocal performance by a duo or group for 1996's "My Maria." RONNIE DUNN: “I was hesitant to record ‘My Maria’—it had…

  3. HAERTS Sample Upcoming Debut Album at Buzzy Brooklyn Show

    January 09, 2014 2:45 PM EST Columbia signee gets with a rousing opening set from pop up-and-comer Betty Who How does a young band turn one four-song EP into a headlining show at one of Brooklyn's most popular venues? Having a fresh deal with Columbia Records helps, as does having a debut album that everyone wants…

  4. Paul Walker Mourned By 'Fast' Co-Stars Tyrese, Ludacris, Bow Wow

    December 02, 2013 10:32 AM EST A stunned Hollywood continues to reflect on the life of Paul Walker, the "Fast & Furious" actor who died Saturday in a fiery car crash in Valencia, Calif. Among friends of the 40-year-old leading man were many stars of music, including some who co-starred with him for his most…

  5. Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and More Close Made In America Festival 2013

    September 02, 2013 11:20 AM EDT In spite of a not-so-packed crowd, Nine Inch Nails rocked as legends do. Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Solange and more wrapped the festival as well. It's difficult to overstate just how scarce the crowd was at Nine Inch Nails' headlining performance at the Budweiser Made in America…

  6. Beyonce, Phoenix, 2 Chainz and More Kick Off Made In America Festival 2013

    September 01, 2013 11:14 AM EDT Beyonce was iconic, as all expected. Phoenix, Empire of the Sun and 2 Chainz ripped up the MIA stages in Philly, too. At this point, Beyonce coming to town means that those in attendance will witness an excellence exhibition. Last night (Aug. 31) in Philadelphia, Beyonce--currently…

  7. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. Roman Cho Probably best known as Brian Wilson…

  8. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  9. Soundgarden Treats Seattle To Reunion Club Gig

    April 17, 2010 6:41 PM EDT Nineties Seattle rock megastars Soundgarden reconvened at its hometown's Showbox at the Market club Friday night (April 16) to play its first show exactly 13 years and seven days since its 1997 break up. After a ticket scavenger hunt on Twitter @Soundgarden and figuring out that the…

  10. Reunited Soundgarden To Do Seattle Club Show

    April 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Newly reunited Soundgarden will play its first show since 1997 on Friday (April 16) at the Showbox at the Market in its Seattle hometown, Billboard.com has learned. It is unknown if the event is private or will be open to the public. Vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben…

  11. Fat Freddy's Drop Visit U.S. With 'Dr. Boondigga'

    December 08, 2009 1:35 PM EST New Zealand's Fat Freddy's Drop sure knows how to take its time. The seven-piece dub outfit has been together for nearly a decade, yet only recently released its second album of studio material and, up until last week, had played just one gig in North America. "We are an indie…

  12. Pollard Launching Single Series With Two New Albums

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard is launching the Happy Jack Rock Records Single Series in conjunction with two new albums that will be simultaneously released Oct. 9 via Merge. Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard is launching the Happy Jack Rock Records Single…

  13. Smashing Pumpkins Unveil 'Zeitgeist' Artwork

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have enlisted artist Shepard Fairey to create the artwork for their first album in seven years, "Zeitgeist," due July 10 via Martha's Music/Reprise. The red-dominated cover image The Smashing Pumpkins have enlisted artist Shepard Fairey to create the…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Bodies Without Organs, Robyn and airplay. WORK THOSE BODIES Hello Fred! I've been a fan of the Swedish band Bodies Without Organs for a long time and I've read you really like the group. I've been waiting for BWO to hit the U.S. charts with its…

  15. Hicks Hot To Hit The Studio With 'Secret' Stash

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Newly crowned "American Idol" Taylor Hicks is getting ready to hit the road with the American Idols Live! tour, but what he's really hot to do is get to work on his first album, which is slated for re Newly crowned "American Idol" Taylor Hicks is getting ready to hit…

  16. Raconteurs Go 'Steady' With Debut Single

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Raconteurs, the band staffed by the White Stripes' Jack White, Brendan Benson and the Greenhornes' Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence, will release their debut single, "Steady, As She Goes" b/w "Sto The Raconteurs, the band staffed by the White Stripes' Jack…

  17. Eagles Of Death Metal Prep New CD, Foo Dates

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In addition to the January arrival of the sophomore Eagles Of Death Metal album, "Death by Sexy," frontman Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes has several other projects up his sleeve. In addition to the January arrival of the sophomore Eagles Of Death Metal album, "Death by…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I'd drum up "my" list of top 10 …

  19. Moby's Alter Ego Rears 'Baby Monkey'

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 12-track set is the seven-years-in-the-making follow-up to Voodoo Child's lone full-length, 1996's "The End of Everything." As tipped here this summer, Moby has reactivated his Voodoo Child alter ego for the album "Baby Monkey," due Jan. 27 via V2. The 12…

  20. Dando At Work On Solo Set

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of activity on his calendar in the coming months. The artist, who will close 2001 with four shows on the East Coast, Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of…