1. Selena Gomez Reveals New Tattoo in Arabic

    July 17, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Even if Selena Gomez has been  linking up with Justin Bieber  as of late, the "Come and Get It" singer is still putting herself first -- and she's got the permanent ink to prove it. Gomez recently revealed a new tattoo just below her right shoulder. The four-inch inscription…

  2. Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Manuscript Sells for $197,000

    December 05, 2013 8:52 PM EST Tramps like us, baby we were born to bid. A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" sold for $197,000 on Thursday at Sotheby's. The document used to be in the collection of Springsteen's former manager, Mike Appel, according to…

  3. Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Manuscript For Sale

    November 27, 2013 8:17 PM EST A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" will be offered at auction on Dec. 5, with a pre-sale estimate of $70,000 to $100,000, Sotheby's said Wednesday. The seller was not revealed. The auction house said the document used to be in…

  4. Pop Shop Picks: Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Pet Shop Boys & More

    May 03, 2013 6:07 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! DAFT PUNK FEAT. PHARRELL …

  5. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance from De La Soul , Girl Talk , and Explosions…

  6. Conor Oberst Switches It Up On Bright Eyes' 'The People's Key'

    February 04, 2011 2:00 PM EST C onor Oberst says that when he started work on "The People's Key," the new album by his celebrated folk-rock outfit Bright Eyes , he was guided less by what he wanted the album to sound like than by what he didn't want it to sound like. "I was really burnt out on…

  7. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to begin. Although Pink told Ellen that her doctor…

  8. Bright Eyes Plans Nebraska Concert to Fight Immigration Law

    July 29, 2010 9:30 AM EDT B right Eyes , Cursive and other Nebraska music acts will perform at a concert to raise money to fight a law that would ban the hiring of or renting to illegal immigrants in the Nebraska city of Fremont. The Concert for Equality on Saturday in Omaha's Benson neighborhood will include two…

  9. Cursive Marks Changes On New Album

    May 04, 2009 1:51 AM EDT Cursive's Tim Kasher says that putting his side project, the softer rocking Good Life, "on hold" had a marked impact on his main band's new album, "Mama, I'm Swollen." "Being a songwriter for both bands, I felt the freedom to not have to feel so…

  10. Cursive Spells Out Unique Pricing Plan For Latest Release

    March 03, 2009 5:38 PM EST Cursive is offering up a digital download of its forthcoming Saddle Creek effort "Mama, I'm Swollen" at dramatically low prices leading up to its release on March 10. The promotion kicked off Sunday, March 1, with cost at $1. Yesterday, it was bumped up to $2, today at $3 and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Morrissey, Seal, Noise Pop Festival

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has signed a new record deal with Polydor/Decca in the U.K., according to a post from manager Merck Mercuriadis on Truetoyou.net. The deal does not cover the U.S., where Morrissey most recen Morrissey has signed a new record deal with Polydor/Decca in the U.K., according to a post…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues on his hot streak with a new album, rap titans 50 Cent and Kanye West square off in a Sept. 11 shootout, indie heavyweights Pinback and Animal Collective take it to the next le Bad Boy boy band B5's "Don't Talk, Just Listen." Pixies frontman Frank…

  13. Billboard Bits: Siren Fest, The Veils, Paul Anka

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., Cursive, Voxtrot and the Noisettes round out the bill for the 2007 Siren Festival, to be held July 21 at New York's Coney Island. Also new to the lineup for the Village Voice-sponsored free ev M.I.A., Cursive, Voxtrot and the Noisettes round out the bill for the 2007 Siren…

  14. Against Me! Optimistic But Defiant On Sire Debut

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel is "tired of battling it out with what's punk and what's not punk," so for the act's upcoming release "New Wave," due July 10 via Sire Records, he's sticking with the ba Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel is "tired of…

  15. Cursive Ready To Rock On Mastodon Tour

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cursive frontman Tim Kasher admits the offer for his indie rock act to open for alt-metal band Mastodon caught him off guard. Pop/punk outfit Against Me! is also on the bill for the trek, which begins Cursive frontman Tim Kasher admits the offer for his indie rock act to open for alt-metal…

  16. Cursive, Jeremy Enigk / Nov. 11, 2006 / Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Emo fans are notorious for being overly passionate about bands they love, and the black-clad crowd hugging the stage at the Blue Note in Columbia, Mo., for Cursive and Jeremy Enigk on Nov. 11 was no e Emo fans are notorious for being overly passionate about bands they love, and the black-clad…

  17. Cursive Finds Footing On Tour, Plots Next CD

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While the future of Cursive was unclear a few short years ago, frontman Tim Kasher is pleased the Saddle Creek group has continued on. For one thing, he finds himself enjoying performing live much mor While the future of Cursive was unclear a few short years ago, frontman Tim Kasher is…

  18. Billboard Bits: The Killers, Nick Cannon, Jeremy Enigk/Cursive

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will perform tomorrow (Oct. 3), Wednesday and Thursday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the first band to do so on the show. The Killers will also appear in a comedy bit with Kimmel. The Killers will perform tomorrow (Oct. 3), Wednesday and Thursday on ABC's "…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT OutKast brings forth the long-awaited soundtrack to its film "Idlewild," top stars revisit sea chanteys on "Rogue's Gallery," Tortoise unearths three discs worth of rarities and Stars frontwoman Amy M A 40th anniversary edition of the Beach Boys' iconic "Pet…

  20. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Eric Bachmann, Cursive

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form of “Life Wasted,” the first video directed by visual artist Fernando Apodaca. The clip is av Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form…

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