1. Bonnaroo Day 4 Recap: Florence + the Machine Dazzles, Billy Joel Closes Out Fest

    June 15, 2015 4:05 AM EDT Bonnaroo 2015 is in the books. Sunday -- the fest's fourth and final day -- was a little tamer than the days before it, since the crowd began to realize the inevitability of work the next day or a long trip home. Even if Sunday wasn't as turnt as the days before it, the closing…

  2. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  3. Polaris Music Prize Shortlist: Drake, Feist, Japandroids in Running

    July 17, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Drake , Grimes , Japandroids , Feist , Handsome Furs and Kathleen Edwards were among the ten artists short-listed for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, which recognizes "the best" Canadian album of the year as determined by more 200 members of the Canadian music media. The announcement…

  4. Radiohead 'Shattered' by Death of Drum Tech in Toronto Stage Collapse

    June 18, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Toronto Police and emergency personnel are working to determine the cause of the stage collapse that killed Radiohead 's drum technician and injured three other crew members at Downsview Park Saturday afternoon, just an hour before gates were scheduled to open for the British band's…

  5. Hot Tours: Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay

    May 04, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Radiohead scores a No. 1 ranking on the latest Hot Tours tally with ticket sales reported from two concerts in Mexico City during April. Touring in support of its album "The King of Limbs" released in 2011, the English rock band performed at the outdoor sports stadium, Foro Sol in…

  6. Billboard Bits: Gaga To Judge 'So You Think You Can Dance,' Rihanna Lawsuit Moves Forward

    July 26, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga To Judge "So You Think You Can Dance" This Week "Gaga is coming to dance," shouts the intro of a new "So You Think You Can Dance" promo, announcing that the superstar will be…

  7. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever The…

  8. Karkwa Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 21, 2010 8:13 AM EDT Montreal indie rock act Karkwa took home the Polaris Music Prize for its fourth album, "Les Chemins de Verre" or "The Glass Paths" (Audiogram). The ceremony was held last night (Sept. 20) at CTV's Concert Hall at the Masonic Temple in Toronto. The band received $20…

  9. LCD Soundsystem Caps Camp Bisco Day One; Wu Massacre, Ween To Come

    July 16, 2010 5:32 PM EDT When the eighth annual Camp Bisco opened its gates a year ago, relentless rain storms were already delaying artist sets. This year, for Thursday at least, dry skies smiled on Camp Bisco 9, held at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. The three-day music and arts festival…

  10. Caribou, Broken Social Scene Make Polaris Prize Shortlist

    July 07, 2010 7:45 AM EDT The 10 Canadian albums that made the shortlist for the annual Polaris Music Prize have been unveiled. Five previous nominees make the shortlist - the Besnard Lakes , Broken Social Scene , Caribou , Owen Pallett and Shad . Pallett won in 2006 as Final Fantasy and Caribou won in 2008. The 10…

  11. Spain's Sonar Fest Headed To Chicago

    June 15, 2010 11:29 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11. Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United States was last year, with two events held in…

  12. Summer 2010 Free Music Guide

    June 02, 2010 8:19 AM EDT From Woody Guthrie to chamber music, summer 2010 covers all the bases. Here's Billboard's guide to free music festivals across the country, presented alphabetically by state. CALIFORNIA Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Santa Monica Throughout summer, every Thursday starting in July…

  13. 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…

  14. Caribou's 'Andorra' Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third Canadian Polaris Music Prize. Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third…

  15. Wilson's 'Ocean' Set For Expanded Reissue

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson's cult classic 1977 solo album, "Pacific Ocean Blue," will be released May 13 in an expanded edition by Caribou/Epic/Legacy. The project has been out of print for Late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson's cult classic 1977 solo album, …

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rilo Kiley unveils its major-label debut (sort of), the New Pornographers battle piracy in creative fashion on "Challengers," superstar hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz snags Kanye and Coldplay for his fi A DVD comprised of chapters 13 through 22 of R&B star R. Kelly's "…

  17. Caribou Conjures Major Melodies On Merge Debut

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a stint with Domino, Caribou has inked with Merge for the Aug. 21 release of "Andorra." After a stint with Domino, Caribou has inked with Merge for the Aug. 21 release of "Andorra." Principal member Dan Snaith tells Billboard.com the nine songs were culled from…

  18. Four Tet 'Kicks' Back With Compilation

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released this summer. Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released in mid-July. The 20-track set…

  19. This Week's Top New Music Releases

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing the debut album from "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, the sophomore set from soulster Anthony Hamilton, hip-hop compilations from Ludacris and Snoop Dogg and more. Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee's "Barrio Fino en Directo" (Interscope), featuring live tracks,…

  20. A Look At The Week's Top New Releases

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing the debut album from red-hot teenage newcomer Chris Brown, the second set of the year from Latin star Shakira, the sophomore album from U.K. rockers the Darkness and more. The latest live album from Dave Matthews Band, "Weekend on the Rocks," chronicling a recent stand at…

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