1. Watch Glen Hansard's Acoustic Cover of 'Ashes to Ashes' Outside David Bowie's Apartment

    January 13, 2016 4:35 PM EST It makes sense for Once music mastermind Glen Hansard to mourn through song, so the Academy Award winner brought his guitar to David Bowie ’s Los Angeles apartment on Tuesday night to pay an emotional tribute to Ziggy Stardust. Tony Visconti’s Holy Holy Concert Becomes Strange, Mad…

  2. Bono, Glen Hansard, Hozier & More Busk in Dublin on Christmas Eve: Watch

    December 26, 2015 5:15 PM EST Bono and a group of musician friends that included Glen Hansard , Hozier , Kodaline , The Script , Ronan Keating and more took to the streets of Dublin on Christmas Eve to busk for charity. U2's Bono Has Written a Song for Paris In addition to U2 ’s “Every Breaking Wave” and “When Love…

  3. Ed Sheeran Performs With Glen Hansard & Kodaline, Helps Jason Boland Propose to Girlfriend in Dublin

    July 25, 2015 6:41 PM EDT World's best wingman  Ed Sheeran has helped yet another friend propose on stage. The “Thinking Out Loud” hitmaker invited Glen Hansard (of Once , The Swell Season and The Frames ) and Kodaline up to perform with him at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland -- and he topped that…

  4. Glen Hansard Surprises 'Once' Audience at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater

    August 10, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Hansard was in Los Angeles for a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 10. Glen Hansard surprised the audience attending the Aug. 8 performance of the stage version of "Once" at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, joining the cast of the musical for an impromptu performance of a…

  5. Adam Levine's Label To Release Soundtrack To His Film Debut ‘Begin Again’

    June 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Adam Levine’s 222 Records has formed a distribution partnership with Interscope Records that kicks in with the release of the soundtrack to Levine's first film, "Begin Again." "Begin Again," which features songs co-written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Glen…

  6. Oscars: 75 Songs -- Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi -- Eligible For Academy Awards Consideration

    December 11, 2012 5:50 PM EST Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Florence Welch are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. The 75 includes a few documentary entries, among them Perry's "Wide Awake…

  7. Josh Groban Turns to Stevie Wonder, 'Once' on New Album

    November 29, 2012 4:50 PM EST 'All That Echoes,' His Sixth Studio Album, Arrives Feb. 5 Josh Groban has recorded covers of songs by Stevie Wonder, Glen Hansard and an obscure Danish band for his next album, "All That Echoes," which Reprise/Warner Bros. will release on Feb. 5. Groban introduced six of…

  8. Abigail Washburn Nature Conservancy Video Premiere: Exclusive

    October 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Watch Washburn Perform in Oregon for the All Hands on Earth Campaign Abigail Washburn is the latest artist to join the Nature Conservancy's fight for the environment. The singer-songwriter and bandmate Kai Welch have joined the organization's All Hands on Earth music campaign,…

  9. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Gets RNDM With Joseph Arthur

    August 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT RNDM, the Pearl Jam bassist's project with Arthur & drummer Stuverud, releases 'Acts' Oct. 30 ahead of a U.S. tour. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has joined forces with singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur for a new side project called RNDM, which is rounded out by drummer…

  10. 'Once' Wins Best Musical at Tony Awards

    June 10, 2012 11:55 PM EDT The bittersweet romantic musical "Once" has won the best musical prize at the Tony Awards. The musical is based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin. Both the film and musical use songs…

  11. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

  12. An Injured Eddie Vedder Postpones Tour

    April 05, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has postponed a 15-city solo tour of the U.S. after treatments to repair temporary nerve damage to his right arm proved unsuccessful, it was announced on PearlJam.com on Thursday. The right-handed Vedder suffered a back injury earlier this year that affected…

  13. 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT For a global literary phenomenon (soon to be a global movie phenomenon), "The Hunger Games" is dazzlingly personal. The story of Katniss Everdeen sacrificing herself for her sister, battling in the Hunger Games and doing anything she can to survive often arrives as a hushed, lonely…

  14. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  15. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened the show, playing 'Nebraska' with…

  16. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Hits: Swift, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Decemberists

    February 13, 2012 5:50 PM EST Following plenty of rumors, the final tracklist for the much-anticipated "Hunger Games" soundtrack, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett , has been released -- and it does not dissapoint. The soundtrack's first single, "Safe & Sound" from Taylor Swift and The…

  17. Eddie Vedder Sets 2012 Spring Tour

    January 23, 2012 12:00 PM EST Pearl Jam frontman ventures across the south beginning April 11 Before Pearl Jam tours Europe this summer, frontman Eddie Vedder will hit the road in April and May for a 13-date solo trek across the southern U.S. Supporting his 2011 solo album, "Ukulele Songs," Vedder's…

  18. 'Once' Musical Hitting Broadway This Spring

    December 07, 2011 12:45 PM EST The musical based on the Academy Award-winning 2007 film "Once" is falling slowly onto Broadway. Producers announced Tuesday (Dec. 6) that the show, which has been playing downtown at New York Theatre Workshop, will play Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring. The musical ends its…

  19. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New York City next month. Her charity, called…

  20. Pearl Jam Caps PJ20 Fest With The Strokes, QOTSA, Chris Cornell All-Star Jam: Photos

    September 05, 2011 10:45 AM EDT How did Pearl Jam top its guest-laden headlining set at Saturday's PJ20 birthday celebration / festival in East Troy, WI? The band capped the weekend Sunday (Sept. 4) with a three-hour workout that included a second Temple of the Dog reunion with Soundgarden 's Chris Cornell,…

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