1. Port O'Brien Trades It All In For The Road

    October 23, 2009 6:18 PM EDT Before Port O'Brien formed as a duo in 2005, lead female singer Cambria Goodwin worked in a small Alaskan bakery while the male lead, Van Pierszalowski, spent months at sea on his father's fishing boat. Today, having released their second album, "Threadbare," on TBD…

  2. 'New Moon' Rising: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 23, 2009 2:16 PM EDT Just in case you've been in a sight-, sound- and Twitter-deprivation tank for the past two years, here's the lowdown on the "Twilight" franchise: It's a series of four books written by Stephenie Meyer about Bella, a human girl who hearts Edward, a vampire boy. This is…

  3. 'New Moon' Exclusive Song Premiere: Lykke Li, 'Possibility'

    October 13, 2009 4:25 PM EDT The "Twilight: New Moon" soundtrack's release date was just moved up to Oct. 16 , but you can hear one of the album's standout tracks right now on Billboard.com. Swedish alt-pop singer/songwriter Lykke Li's contribution to "New Moon" is "Possbility,…

  4. 'New Moon' Soundtrack Release Date Moved To Oct. 16

    October 13, 2009 11:56 AM EDT "Twilight" fanatics are in for an early treat. In light of heated anticipation for "The Twlight Saga: New Moon Original Soundtrack" the set's release date has been moved up four days, from Oct. 20 to this Friday (Oct. 16). The release date change is likely due to the…

  5. Dave Matthews, Bon Iver Reign Supreme On ACL Day 2

    October 04, 2009 11:24 AM EDT If the first day of Austin City Limits was picture perfect weather-wise, day two started off soggy and ended up soaking concert-goers, turning Zilker Park into a vast mud pit. While the wet weather wasn't a constant, there were times when complete downpours drenched fans. Yet it didn&…

  6. Tracklist For 'New Moon' Soundtrack Unveiled

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM EDT The soundtrack for "New Moon" -- the second movie installment of the "Twilight" vampire series -- will feature songs by Thom Yorke , Grizzly Bear , Bon Iver , Lykke Li and the Killers , according to an official tracklist released Monday (Sept. 21). The list was posted on …

  7. Death Cab For Cutie Scores Lead 'New Moon' Single

    August 27, 2009 1:04 PM EDT Death Cab For Cutie , the Grammy nominated indie rock band from Bellingham, Wash., has scored the coveted lead single spot on the soundtrack for "New Moon," the intensely anticipated second installment of the "Twilight" vampire series hitting movie theaters Nov. 20. "…

  8. Kings Of Leon Crown Wet Lollapalooza Friday

    August 08, 2009 11:46 AM EDT Wet weather continued its plague on summer festivals at Lollapalooza's opening day in Chicago. At noon, when the first bands took to the stages at Grant Park, a steady pour had already turned the grounds into a mud slick. On Friday, Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell found time to sing a…

  9. Dinosaur Jr. Rises Again With 'Farm'

    July 27, 2009 12:00 PM EDT The veteran alt-rock band Dinosaur Jr. made a splash on the Billboard 200 last month with its first release on Jagjaguwar, "Farm." At No. 29, the album's debut marks the peak position in the band's 25-year career and signals the beginning of a fruitful relationship with…

  10. 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…

  11. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, the Dead Weather…

  12. April 18, 2009

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards of Chic dies of pneumonia in Tokyo. He is 43. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners. 1981 – Yes announces its break-up. 1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston. 1966 – Ana Voog …

  13. Jane's Addiction Anchors Sasquatch! Lineup

    February 17, 2009 10:30 AM EST The reunited original lineup of Jane's Addiction will play its first major show at the eighth Sasquatch! Music Festival, to be held May 23-25 at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash. As previously reported , the group has played a handful of small L.A. club shows in the past few months, including…

  14. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  15. Taylor Swift Album Starts Eighth Week At No. 1

    January 28, 2009 11:06 AM EST Taylor Swift continues her reign on The Billboard 200 as "Fearless" starts an eighth week at No. 1. The Big Machine effort moved 63,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a mere 1% slip from sales last week. This is likely the album's last week on top,…

  16. The National Writing For New Album

    December 16, 2008 10:59 AM EST The National is "pretty far into the process of writing" its next album, which the band will record starting in April in group member Aaron Dessner's new home studio in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park neighborhood. The new album will be the follow-up to 2007's "Boxer"…

  17. Indie Stars Unite For AIDS Benefit Album

    December 15, 2008 12:01 PM EST Some of the biggest names in independent music have banded together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was the Night," a double-disc album whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research. In the works since 2006, the project is due Feb. 17 from…

  18. Byrne, Feist, Sufjan Join 'Red Hot' Compilation

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne backed by the Dirty Projectors, Feist with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Sufjan Stevens, the Decemberists, Grizzly Bear and Sharon Jones ... David Byrne backed by the Dirty Projectors, Feist with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Sufjan Stevens, the Decemberists,…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2003 - Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold…

  20. Beck, Wilco, Panic Set For Outside Lands Fest

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the first Outside Lands festival, which will be held Aug. 22-24 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. As previously rep Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the…

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