1. Exclusive: Local H Premieres New Song 'Mansplainer' and Talks 25th Anniversary

    March 04, 2015 1:04 PM EST Local H's Scott Lucas acknowledges he may have leaped before he looked into committing to make the group's new album, Hey, Killer , an 11-track set which comes out April 14. "We kinda made it happen," Lucas tells Billboard. "In November I was kinda like, 'Alright…

  2. Exclusive: Watch Eels Premiere 'Flyswatter' and 'The Sound of Fear' From New Live Concert Film

    March 04, 2015 12:15 PM EST Eels ' Mark Oliver "E" Everett has plenty of good memories from the group's tour to support last year's The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett . But few rank higher than playing the massive pipe organ at London's Royal Albert Hall, which is captured on the…

  3. 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…

  4. Top 10 Rock/Alternative Christmas Songs That Don't Suck

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST …And one Hanukkah Song (we did our best!) Let’s get this out of the way: there are an awful lot of terrible rock covers of Christmas songs. Lots of genres are guilty of this, but being that Relient K and Bowling For Soup have both done entire Christmas albums, modern guitar music needs to…

  5. Lecrae on Ferguson: 'The System We Have in Place Has Biases'

    November 26, 2014 2:45 PM EST Two dominant views pervade public opinion regarding Ferguson. The first view, held by many people, sees the incident in Ferguson and the decision that followed as an isolated issue. They believe that the grand jury made a decision based on the evidence, and the justice system worked as well…

  6. Vagrant Records Bought by BMG Chrysalis

    November 17, 2014 11:58 AM EST In yet another move aimed at growing its catalog of recorded masters, BMG Chrysalis US has acquired indie rock label Vagrant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become evp of recorded music and oversee records released through BMG&…

  7. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  8. Nick Cave Explains the Truth Behind His Staged Documentary '20,000 Days on Earth'

    September 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Depending on your appetite for the impossible, psychoanalyzing Nick Cave is either a nightmare or the Holy Grail. And although that's hardly the aim behind Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20,000 Days on Earth  -- a partly staged documentary about Cave that's named after one…

  9. Eels’ Mark Oliver Everett Awarded Freedom Of City Of London

    July 25, 2014 12:24 AM EDT Mark Oliver Everett, the hirsute frontman of Eels, was once mistaken as a terrorist on a visit to London. Now he’s been handed the keys to the city. The artist and producer, also known as E, was honored with the Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony Thursday at London’s Guildhall. …

  10. Steve Perry Joins Eels Onstage Again

    June 01, 2014 5:14 PM EDT Former Journey frontman Steve Perry seems to be getting reacquainted to performing live, after joining indie rock band Eels in Washington, D.C. Saturday night — his second time performing with the band in a week.  Perry popped onstage at Washignton’s Lincoln Theatre and sang, Eels’ “It's…

  11. How Eels Got Steve Perry to Sing Live Again: 'It Was Such a Beautiful Moment'

    May 28, 2014 5:20 PM EDT Eels leader Mark Oliver "E" Everett says he's "trying to get used to my new role as Neal Schon" after former Journey frontman Steve Perry's surprise performance with the group over Memorial Day Weekend. Perry sang a pair of Journey hits -- "Open Arms"…

  12. Former Journey Frontman Steve Perry Returns to the Stage (Watch)

    May 28, 2014 2:27 AM EDT Don't stop believin', Journey fans. The band's former lead singer Steve Perry was welcomed with open arms at an Eels concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, Saturday night. Introduced by Eels front man Mark Everett, the 65-year-old singer, who hadn't…

  13. Mr. Probz, Paolo Nutini Rule U.K. Sales Charts

    April 28, 2014 7:07 AM EDT Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 27), as “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings) sold nearly 127,000 units. Paolo Nutini started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart with “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music). Mr. Probz becomes the latest…

  14. 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…

  15. Spotlight On Emii

    April 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Like so many other aspiring artists, Emii left her small hometown for New York as soon as she could, hoping to make her mark. Unlike most others, though, she's gained plenty of attention—and she's hungry for more. Although she has yet to release a full-length album, the Youngstown…

  16. Say Anything Now a Solo Act, Louis C.K.-Inspired Album in Works

    February 06, 2013 8:29 PM EST Say Anything's Max Bemis has started on "dark, funny" music without drummer Coby Linder The pause to ruminate on Say Anything 's past, courtesy of the band's new three-disc release "All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities," out now on Equal Vision…

  17. Abandoned Pools Finally Cash in With 'Sublime Currency'

    September 11, 2012 1:00 PM EDT It's been seven years since Abandoned Pools -- the one-man act of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Tommy Walter -- released its last set, "Armed to the Teeth," on Universal Records. Despite being a sublime alternative rock soundtrack of pained, contemplative yearning, the…

  18. Best Coast Team With Jon Brion, Urban Outfitters for Sophomore Album

    May 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino still writes all of her songs in her bedroom in Los Angeles, describing the setting as her "safe place." As the indie-pop duo continues developing a national identity and prepares for another U.S. tour, Cosentino feels most relaxed in her native…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 8/13/2011

    August 13, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @THEREALSWIZZZ : It's going DOOOOWWWWNNNNN! …

  20. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 1)

    May 25, 2010 11:30 PM EDT The Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles holds 7,000 people, so there's no way the cameras can capture everything that goes on during an "American Idol" taping. Luckily, Billboard.com was on the inside and can give you the scoop. Here's 10 things you didn't see on TV…

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