1. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

  2. 'The Princess Bride' Being Adapted for the Stage

    November 11, 2013 11:43 PM EST "Inconceivable?" No, "As you wish." Disney Theatrical Productions has announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a stage work based on his 1973 fairy tale, "The Princess Bride," and on his screenplay for the beloved 1987 Rob Reiner film that became…

  3. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  4. Throwing Muses Buck the Label System: 'We're Dancing on Its Grave'

    October 18, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The last time Throwing Muses released an album was a decade ago. But the influential band-U.K. label 4AD's first American signing in 1986-hasn't been on hiatus. Leader Kristin Hersh, drummer David Narcizo and bassist Bernard George were still writing and gigging together, weaving…

  5. The Strokes Aren't 'Toiling' on New Music, Says Albert Hammond, Jr

    October 18, 2013 9:00 AM EDT But Hammond -- whose "AHJ" EP is out now -- says the band will regroup energized and free of a label to "see how we want to present ourselves going forward" Reports of the Strokes' imminent return are a little bit exaggerated, according to guitarist Albert Hammond…

  6. 'Carrie' Soundtrack: HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit In the Mix

    October 08, 2013 2:36 PM EDT Fans will be showered with a bucket of indie rock when the soundtrack for upcoming horror remake "Carrie" is released on Oct. 15. Columbia Records announced today they will release the 12-song album three days before the film hits theaters. Artists include HAIM, Vampire Weekend,…

  7. The Dismemberment Plan on 'Uncanney Valley' and Their 'Shocking' Reunion Success

    September 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The indie rock cult heroes, back with their first album since 2001, talk staying alive online and leaving their "alienation" behind. When the Dismemberment Plan turned off the lights a decade ago, the Washington, D.C. indie act didn't expect to come back to a packed house. …

  8. 'Spark: A Burning Man Story' Soundtrack, Starring Diplo, Rudimental and More: First Listen

    September 19, 2013 2:09 PM EDT When it comes to Burning Man, the annual weeklong, community-based, temporary city and art event in the middle of the northern Nevadan desert, there is something of a cult-like fanaticism that takes hold of the nearly 70,000 attendees. How else could one explain the almost mythical…

  9. Pop Shop Picks: Celine Dion, Sleigh Bells, Cults & More

    September 13, 2013 6:16 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! CELINE DION "Love Me…

  10. Deltron 3030, 'Deltron 3030: Event II': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:36 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 1 Label: Bulk Recordings Thirteen years after its cult favorite self-titled debut, trio Deltron 3030—consisting of Heiroglyphics rap vet Del the Funky Homosapien, turntablist Kid Koala and sample master "Dan the Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Kasabian)—is…

  11. Avenged Sevenfold: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Tapping its partnership with gaming franchise 'Call of Duty,' Avenged Sevenfold is poised for big things with the old-school metal wallop of "Hail to the King" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Last October, metal…

  12. Spandau Ballet’s Martin & Gary Kemp Gunning for Gangster Movie Roles

    August 22, 2013 12:01 AM EDT Former popstars in the British 1980s band Spandau Ballet Martin and Gary Kemp are to be re-united on the big screen in front of camera for the first time since 1991 when they played British gangland siblings in "The Krays." The brothers are not straying far from their first roles,…

  13. Pop Shop Picks: Lady Gaga, Romeo Santos, Banks & More

    August 16, 2013 6:26 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! LADY GAGA "Applause…

  14. ‪Blue Öyster Cult‬ Guitarist Allen Lanier Dies

    August 15, 2013 10:11 AM EDT Allen Lanier, a founding member and multi-instrumentalist with classic rock band Blue Öyster Cult, has died after a lengthy battle with lung disease, the group announced  on Wednesday. He was 67. "We've lost our friend and bandmate," the statement reads, confirming that…

  15. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  16. Alabama Shakes, Joey Bada$$ Added to Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

    July 29, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Twelve additional bands will be announced today for the debut Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas Oct. 26-27: Alabama Shakes, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig and Dreamers. In addition, L.I.B. and Red Bull Sound Select collaborated to curate a group of emerging…

  17. JJ Cale, Musician and 'After Midnight' Writer, Dies at 74

    July 27, 2013 11:21 AM EDT JJ Cale, the musician best known for writing the Eric Clapton hits "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," died Friday (July 26) at the age of 74. The singer-songwriter's official website confirms that Cale passed away at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. on Friday night…

  18. Johnny Ramone Tribute to Be Hosted By John Waters

    July 19, 2013 2:12 PM EDT The Ninth Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute will take place on Sunday, August 18 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of the punk rock icon was constructed shortly following the guitarist's death of prostrate cancer in 2004. In tribute to Ramone's deep…

  19. Dillon Francis to Headline MTV’s First Comic-Con Party: Exclusive

    July 15, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The “CLUBLAND Artist to Watch” part of network’s “Geekend” programming. Dillon Francis may have a cult following among dance lovers, but he’s about to encounter a whole new kind of fan: the bold, proud, costume-wearing geek. “I love playing video games,” says Francis “That might make me…

  20. Neil Patrick Harris to Star in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on Broadway

    June 17, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the stage -- and not to hand out awards. The four-time Tony Award host and former "Doogie Howser, M.D." will star on Broadway in the spring as the gender-bent rock chanteuse at the center of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the cult…

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