1. London Grammar Leads Nominations for AIM Independent Awards

    August 13, 2014 9:28 AM EDT Electro-pop band London Grammar leads the pack with four nominations at the 4th annual AIM Independent Awards. The list of indie music's brightest artists and advocates was revealed at Red Bull Studios London on Wednesday with winners to be announced at an event on Sept. 2. London…

  2. B-52s' Fred Schneider Says Don't Eat the (Rock) Lobster

    March 18, 2014 1:51 AM EDT One of the founders of the quirky rock band The B-52s is using the 35th anniversary of its hit "Rock Lobster" to reiterate his opposition to eating them. Fred Schneider says he stopped eating crustaceans at age 4 after going crabbing with family in New Jersey and watching them…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania

    July 18, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania The B-52's "The future is now," Fred Schneider deadpanned towards the end of the B-52's set at Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Events center on Tuesday night (July 17). And in a blur of multi-hued…

  5. Advertisement: Sands

    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  6. Fred Durst Signs On to 'Douchebag' Sitcom, Seriously

    October 14, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Jerry Seinfeld. Jackie Gleason. Caroll O'Connor. And now? Fred Durst. The Limp Bizkit frontman has signed on to star in a CBS sitcom that is being referred to as "Douchebag," in a move that is both surprising and terrifyingly real. According to Deadline.com , the show will…

  7. God Loves Foo Fighters for Mocking Westboro Protesters: Watch Video

    September 20, 2011 10:30 AM EDT The sign-waving knuckle draggers of the Westboro Baptist Church probably thought they were heading to Kansas City on Friday (Sept. 16) to protest a boring old Foo Fighters show. What they got instead was a load of mockery right in their faces, delivered by the very band they came to harass.…

  8. Exclusive: Hear Fred Schneider's Superions Do Christmas

    October 18, 2010 10:25 AM EDT It may still be October, but for the B-52's Fred Schneider, the time is just right for his first holiday album. Schneider and his side band The Superions' "Destination... Christmas!" isn't due out until Oct. 26, but you can hear all of the kitschy, danceable fun here,…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving…

  10. 'Fun' House

    March 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's albums on a lack of proximity. Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's albums on a lack of proximity. "All our other records we basically wrote together in one place; now we all live in different parts of the…

  11. The B-52's / Oct. 31, 2007 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST If you were looking to catch a quality freak show this Halloween, you could have looked no further than the Roseland in midtown Manhattan, where the B-52's played a rare New York show in front of a so If you were looking to catch a quality freak show this Halloween, you could have looked…

  12. B-52's Getting The Party Started Again

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Some of us have been wanting to do this for a long time," B-52's vocalist Fred Schneider tells Billboard.com ahead of the band's new "Funplex," due Feb. 26 on Astralwerks. "A couple years ago we just Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving…

  14. B-52s Wrapping Work On First Album In 15 Years

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fifteen years after their last album of new material, The B-52s are wrapping up work on their next one. The quirky dance-pop outfit returned to its hometown of Athens, Ga. to finish recording the as-y Fifteen years after their last album of new material, The B-52s are wrapping up work on…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  17. Sting Caps Tour With New York Club Show

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturday (May 14) with a private show at New York's Irving Plaza, which, as previously reported, was filmed for DVD release later this year by director Lance Bangs. Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturday (May 14) with a private show at New York&…

  18. Billboard Bits: George Huff, Mike Doughty, Glen Burtnik

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on George Huff, Mike Doughty, Glen Burtnik Former "American Idol" finalist George Huff will release his solo debut recording on Tuesday (Nov. 9) via Word/Curb/Warner Bros. The five-track "My Christmas EP" will boast the medley "Angels We Have Heard on High/Hark!…

  19. Reed, Roots, Macy To Rock For Vanity Fair

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for Vanity Fair and DKNY Jeans' "In Concert," to be held Oct. 21 at New York's Irving Plaza and Oct. 23 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Ang Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for…

  20. Billboard Bits: Setzer, Locke, Schneider

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Setzer, Locke, Schneider The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in December in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas", to be released Oct. 12 on Surfdog Records. On the books are shows on Dec. 16 at the Pala (Calif.) Casino, Dec. 17 at the Trump 29 Casino in…

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