1. Watch Arcade Fire and David Byrne Cover Suicide at Brooklyn Show

    August 25, 2014 10:21 AM EDT Arcade Fire’s Reflektor tour continued to trot out distinguished guests Aug. 24, as the indie rock collective welcomed former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to the stage. Byrne -- who obeyed Arcade Fire’s dress code by wearing a tuxedo -- joined the band for a cover of Suicide’s “Dream…

  2. David Byrne Talks Artists' Rights, Spotify & Touring

    July 25, 2014 2:16 PM EDT 'Artists in general can be given more agency regarding what happens to their work,' Byrne tells Billboard. Recording artist, songwriter, label founder, producer, author, actor: David Byrne , 62, has seen the entertainment business from many sides during his four-decade career. Amid…

  3. David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' Returns To NY

    January 22, 2014 1:27 AM EST David Byrne's splashy disco musical "Here Lies Love" is coming back to the Public Theater - but with a twist. The Talking Heads frontman told fans Tuesday that his show about Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, will return to the same space in the Public&…

  4. Angélique Kidjo to Release 'Eve' Album in January: Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Grammy winning African artist has a busy 2014 lined up; Listen to "Eva," featuring Asa, off her upcoming album For Angélique Kidjo, "Eve" represents a fresh start. The world music icon has struck a new recording deal with 429 Records, from which a new album, "…

  5. Dirty Projectors Get Weirder - And Bigger - With 'Swing Lo Magellan'

    June 22, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Indie-rock weirdos the Dirty Projectors had no problem creating an operatic concept album about Don Henley and post-9/11 America (2005's "The Getty Address") or a song-for-song reinterpretation of Black Flag's 1981 album "Damaged" (2007's "Rise Above…

  6. St. Vincent, David Byrne Team Up for 'Giant' Album

    June 14, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Art-rock legend David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent have teamed up for a new album, "Love This Giant," as well as a corresponding fall tour. First track "Who" has been offered up as a free download on the album's official website. "Love This Giant,"…

  7. Listen: Dirty Projectors Unveil New Track, 'Gun Has No Trigger'

    March 30, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Idiosyncratic indie rockers the Dirty Projectors have remained relatively silent since the promotion behind their 2009 disc "Bitte Orca" ended, but the group has reemerged with "Gun Has No Trigger," the first taste of their forthcoming studio album. The group posted the…

  8. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the massive crowd as the day's only…

  9. Tom Tom Club Plotting Fall Release for 30th Anniversary

    August 31, 2011 6:07 PM EDT In the midst of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Talking Heads spinoff the Tom Tom Club is working on new music. "We're a little behind schedule on it," confesses drummer Chris Frantz, who put the Tom Tom Club together with his wife, bassist and vocalist Tina Weymouth, and…

  10. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single, Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler Dis

    May 10, 2011 6:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single with Snoop Dogg Now that his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour has wrapped up, Charlie Sheen has at long last released "Winning," his single with Snoop Dogg .…

  11. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an unlikely scenario. Reznor's score for …

  12. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Last week , upon…

  13. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding it a "Best New Music" tag to…

  14. Videos of the Week: Shakira Seduces Rafael Nadal, Ke$ha Covers Radiohead, Sade Whips a Horse

    February 26, 2010 2:59 PM EST In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Shakira gets steamy with tennis star Rafael Nadal, a 13-year-old Ke$ha covers Radiohead, Sade gets feisty with a horse, Carrie Underwood smooches a pig, and more. 1) Shakira Seduces Shirtless Rafael Nadal Shakira might "steal…

  15. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  16. Bonnaroo Heats Up With Phish, Beastie Boys

    June 13, 2009 11:23 AM EDT Day 2 at Bonnaroo: The rain held off but the heat didn't, Animal Collective and Phoenix made fans believe the hype, Public Enemy had them arguing otherwise, the Beastie Boys brought out a fellow New York MC to debut a new track and an energized Phish ended their night with "A Day In…

  17. Dirty Projectors Shift Gears On 'Orca'

    June 08, 2009 8:25 AM EDT The Dirty Projectors' last two releases, "The Getty Address" and "Rise Above," were lo-fi concept albums built around inscrutable song structures. Given the Brooklyn-based indie band's track record, "Stillness Is the Move" -- the group's pop…

  18. David Byrne Curates Bonnaroo Stage

    May 18, 2009 11:55 AM EDT David Byrne is happy to be "the guinea pig" at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival. Byrne is helming the first artist-curated stage in Bonnaroo's eight-year history, presenting a Friday night (June 12) lineup that will include his own "Songs of David Byrne and…

  19. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Devils & Dust,” Bruce…

  20. The National To Play AIDS Benefit Song On 'Fallon'

    April 07, 2009 5:49 PM EDT The National will play "So Far Around the Bend" with an 8-piece string section when the group performs live on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on May 6. "So Far Around the Bend" is the National's contribution to the "Dark Was The Night" AIDS charity…

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