1. 14 New Zealand Acts You Need to Know About

    October 17, 2014 5:17 AM EDT New Zealand has been punching well above its weight in recent years. Think Lorde . Think The Naked and the Famous , Broods , Gin Wigmore , Ladyhawke   and  Kimbra (oh, and don't forget   Flight of the Conchords ). If you figured that’s it, think again. With the nominations announced…

  2. Daft Punk Finally Releases 2006 'Human After All' Remixes LP in North America

    August 12, 2014 12:13 PM EDT The album was previously only available in Japan Daft Punk diehards have a little treat to hold them over in between album cycles from their beloved robots. An album of remixes from their 2005 album Human After All has finally been officially released in North America, currently available via…

  3. DJ Ajax Dies In Road Accident

    March 01, 2013 2:47 AM EST Celebrated Australian DJ and electronic producer Adrian Thomas, better known in clubland as DJ Ajax, has died in a road accident. He was 41. Thomas was crowned on numerous occasions as the top DJ in these parts, and played parties around the globe. He was also a founding member of the Bang…

  4. Billboard Bits: Reznor to Score Vampire Flick, Whitney's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Pictures

    March 03, 2011 6:39 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Whitney Houston's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Photographs Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was photographed sniffing what appeared to be cocaine. The pictures were published in the…

  5. Electronic Music Festival Hard L.A. Canceled

    July 12, 2010 6:59 PM EDT Hard L.A., the electronic music festival scheduled for July 17 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, has been canceled, a representative for the event has confirmed. Published reports suggest the event was called off due to security concerns. "Due to events beyond our control, Hard L.A…

  6. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  7. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  8. Basement Jaxx, Tiësto Top Creamfields Lineup

    April 06, 2009 9:31 AM EDT Basement Jaxx, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk and Dizzee Rascal have been confirmed as the headline acts for the 2009 U.K. Creamfields Festival. The two-day event will be held at Daresbury, Cheshire on Aug. 29 to 30. Other live acts confirmed to appear at the long-running dance event, which celebrated…

  9. Dylan, Stooges, Chuck Berry Join Virgin Fest Bill

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the Black Keys and Wilco will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine I Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the…

  10. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella…

  11. Bloc Party Rings 'Alarm' Again, Plans Tour

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act Bloc Party has bolstered its Vice debut, "Silent Alarm," with B-sides, rare tracks and a second disc's worth of remixes. Due Sept. 13, "Silent Alarm Remixed" will be supported via a t British rock act Bloc Party has bolstered its Vice debut, "…

  12. Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For the most recent installment in his ever-burgeoning Hyperion catalog, Canadian-born (but Philadelphia-residing) super-virtuoso Marc-AndrÉ Hamelin once again takes on the Romantic complexitie For the most recent installment in his ever-burgeoning Hyperion catalog, Canadian-born (but…

  13. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2 Bob Dylan's Duluth, Minn., boyhood home has been sold for $94,600 on online auction service eBay. The Web listing, posted May 24 on Dylan's 60th birthday, described the duplex as "a must-have for the ultimate diehard Dylan fan." Owner…