1. Paul McCartney Confirms Producers, Shares Track List for 'New'

    September 13, 2013 8:50 PM EDT Producers Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Giles Martin helmed the former Beatle's new album. Paul McCartney worked with a number of renowned producers for "New" -- so many, he couldn't pick just one. "The original idea was to go to a couple of producers…

  2. Paul McCartney, 'New': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 9:07 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 15 Label: Concord As his Out There tour winds down a massive U.S. jaunt that included stops at Bonnaroo, Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Outside Lands, McCartney is prepping a return to pop-rock with a gaggle of A-list producers. Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth and Ethan…

  3. 'The Butler' Beats One Direction’s ‘This is Us’ At Labor Day Box Office

    September 03, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Lee Daniels' "The Butler" engineered a surprise victory over Morgan Spurlock's 3D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Labor Day box office, becoming the first movie of 2013 to top the North American chart three weekends in a row. Overall,…

  4. One Direction Film Expected to Gross $22M Over Labor Day Weekend

    August 29, 2013 9:28 PM EDT The boy band's 3-D concert documentary, "One Direction: This Is Us," will play on more than 2,000 screens. One Direction is expected to top the Labor Day movie box office chart as their 3-D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" is expected to pull in …

  5. Paul McCartney's 'New' Single Lands, Album Due in October: Listen

    August 28, 2013 9:14 PM EDT The rock legend's next album will also be called "New" and arrive this fall. Paul McCartney teased fans on Twitter on Wednesday, posting a list of words that go with "new": "lyweds," "fangled," "Orleans," and so on. But he wasn'…

  6. 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Team Announces Benefit Concert With Avett Brothers, Patti Smith

    August 20, 2013 10:02 AM EDT "Inside Llewyn Davis" writers/directors Joel and Ethan Coen, music producer T Bone Burnett and producer Scott Rudin are holding a benefit concert, "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis." The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Carolina Chocolate…

  7. Governors Ball 2013: Kings of Leon Rained Out on Opening Day

    June 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Of Monsters & Men, Young the Giant, Crystal Castles, Erykah Badu perform for soggy crowds before inclement weather forces late-night cancellations "The festival is 100% happening, rain or shine," reads an informational note on the official website for the 2013 Governors Ball…

  8. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  9. Lisa Loeb Re-Creates Iconic 'Stay' Video At Billboard (Exclusive Video)

    March 28, 2013 10:45 AM EDT "Get me ready for my video, one take I'll shake it up on MTV, all eyes on me," Lisa Loeb sings on "The '90s," a track from her new album, "No Fairy Tale." "Those were the '90s, times flies so fast / You say you love me then, but I don'…

  10. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  11. Gloria Estefan to Speak at Billboard Latin Conference

    March 12, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Superstar Gloria Estefan has been confirmed for a Superstar Q&A session during the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, taking place April 22 to 25 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. Estefan, perhaps the most iconic Latin diva in the world, will sit with Leila Cobo,…

  12. The Staves, 'Dead & Born & Grown': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 12, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Hear the folk-rock group's debut album in its entirety, launching exclusively in the U.S. on Billboard.com. U.K.-based sister trio The Staves makes its Atlantic Records debut next week with "Dead & Born & Grown," an album of mesmerizing folk-rock highlighted by…

  13. SXSW 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    March 11, 2013 6:24 PM EDT From Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Icona Pop, here are 10 acts that shouldn't be missed at the epic Austin music festival. Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest music festival is always one of the year's most closely watched events -- a collision of new bands,…

  14. The Boxer Rebellion Talks New Album: 'It's Like a Polar Reversal'

    March 06, 2013 11:37 AM EST The upcoming album was "built from tempos or a beat" in the band's London studio. When the Boxer Rebellion made 2011's "The Cold Still," the London act did things the old-fashioned way: writing a group of songs and bringing them to producer Ethan Johns …

  15. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  16. Crystal Castles Bottle 'Severe Melancholy' in Third Album

    November 13, 2012 1:25 PM EST Also: Band hopes to release an acoustic EP in 2013 titled "Affection" Crystal Castles ' third album, "(III)," was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass,…

  17. Crystal Castles, '(III)': Album Review

    November 12, 2012 8:00 PM EST CRYSTAL CASTLES (III) Producer Ethan Kath Casablanca/Republic Records/Fiction Release Date Nov. 13 At first glance, Crystal Castles' third album is even more unrelentingly bleak than its predecessors-singles are titled "Plague" and "Wrath of God," and the artwork is…

  18. Crystal Castles Announce New Album, Share 'Wrath of God' Track

    September 26, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Crystal Castles have been sharing small details of their "bleak" third album for months, and on Wednesday (Sept. 26), the Canadian electronica duo officially revealed that "(III)" would be hitting stores on Nov. 6 through Casablanca/Fiction/Universal Republic. In addition,…

  19. The Vaccines 'Come of Age' on Sophomore Project

    September 16, 2012 1:15 PM EDT A year-and-a-half after its heavily hyped debut, "What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?," British indie rock band the Vaccines landed its first No. 1 album with sophomore studio set "Come of Age." The new, 11-track package, released internationally by Columbia Records,…

  20. Crystal Castles Return With New Track, 'Plague': Listen

    July 25, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Crystal Castles , the avant-pop electronic duo consisting of Alice Glass and Ethan Kath, released a woozy, nearly five-minute-long new raver, "Plague," on Wednesday (July 25). The haunting new track may or may not preview the group's forthcoming third album, which the band…

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