1. Triumphant Live Debut for Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels

    April 12, 2013 3:55 AM EDT On September 10, 2009, Trent Reznor played the final show of Nine Inch Nails’ Wave Goodbye tour at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre. On April 10, 2013, nearly four years after that epic two-and-a-half-hour performance, Reznor returned to the stage at Pomona’s Fox Theater with his new band How…

  2. Phoenix: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 05, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The French group's last album made it a festival headliner. For a follow-up, the band is using that attention to bring its offbeat impulses to the masses. On April 13, when Phoenix takes the stage to headline the first Saturday of Coachella, it will be the linchpin moment in the…

  3. AM & Shawn Lee: Creating Albums on Different Continents

    April 04, 2013 5:00 PM EDT "If we did get in the studio together, would our records completely suck?" asks AM, one-half of indie duo. The process behind avant-pop duo AM & Shawn Lee's forthcoming sophomore album, "La Musique Numerique," was essentially the same as the creation of their…

  4. Soundgarden, BMG Chrysalis U.S. Sign Administration Pact

    April 02, 2013 6:42 AM EDT Soundgarden has struck a worldwide administration deal with BMG Chrysalis U.S. The new deal covers Soundgarden’s entire catalog, including the big hits “Spoonman,” “Black Hole Sun” and “Blow Up The Outside World.” “Soundgarden have earned their place in music history as innovators of the…

  5. Manufactured Superstars, 'Zombies In Love': Video Premiere

    March 28, 2013 11:41 AM EDT DJ duo Manufactured Superstars play Lego space invaders in their video for "Zombies In Love." Do zombies fall in love? It’s a legit question and one you might not think to look for an answer to in outer space. Nonetheless, that’s where we find Manufactured Superstars in "…

  6. Jay-Z's Atlantic City Club Shuts Down

    March 07, 2013 6:25 PM EST Atlantic City's 40/40 Club, co-owned by hip-hop star Jay Z, has closed. The Press of Atlantic City reports the $4 million club actually shut down in October when its lease expired. Club spokesman Ron Berkowitz tells the newspaper the club has not operated since Superstorm Sandy flooded…

  7. Skrillex's Grammy Hat-Tricks: Good or Bad for EDM?

    February 11, 2013 10:36 AM EST On the surface, Skrillex’s two-year sweep of The Grammys’ dance/electronic categories is a stunning victory for a deserving and unlikely star. In last night’s “pre-tel” ceremony (aka before the telecast), the 25-year-old California native picked up Grammys for Best Remix Non-Classical, for…

  8. Arty, Chris James, 'Together We Are': Exclusive Video Preview

    February 05, 2013 12:43 PM EST Arty's got a hit on his hands. It’s become fashionable lately for EDM producers to prove their musical chops -- and the musicality of their work in general -- by posting acoustic versions of their latest lighter-hoister. Zedd did it for “Spectrum,” plinking the love anthem on the…

  9. The Strokes Announce Fifth Studio Album, 'Comedown Machine'

    January 30, 2013 11:15 AM EST Follow-up to 2011's "Angles" due out in March. Two weeks after after new Strokes music was hinted at on the Facebook page of a Seattle radio station , the rock group has announced that "Comedown Machine," its fifth studio album, will be released through RCA Records…

  10. Muse Brings Laser Light Extravaganza to Staples Center

    January 24, 2013 11:35 AM EST The lights dimmed around 8:20pm, an orchestral intro commenced, and red spotlights began flashing around the multi-level stage, as Muse officially kicked off the first of their three-night stint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at the Staples Center. Fans cheered as Chris…

  11. The Strokes To Release Fifth Album Later This Year: Update

    January 17, 2013 12:40 PM EST The group's fifth studio album will likely be preceded by the single "All The Time. Nearly two years after the release of their fourth studio album "Angles," the Strokes are returning with new music. Billboard has confirmed a report that the Strokes' fifth studio…

  12. Rihanna's 'Stay' Is Second 'Unapologetic' Single

    January 15, 2013 1:10 AM EST Single drops at radio in late Jan. Island Def Jam has confirmed with Billboard that Rihanna's ballad "Stay" is the next single from the singer's album, "Unapologetic." It goes to pop, adult contemporary, adult pop and rhythmic radio on Jan. 28.   She debuted the…

  13. Neil Finn Leaves Middle Earth, Resumes Work on Solo Album

    December 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST 'The Hobbit' Soundtrack Arrives Dec. 11 ... Finn Says First Solo Album in 12 Years Coming in '13 Having wrapped work on "The Hobbit," Neil Finn has resumed work on his first solo album in 12 years, which he figures will be released in the summer. "I'm in the…

  14. Big Boi Talks 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' Album & Collaborations

    December 05, 2012 3:30 PM EST Indie pop duo, Phantogram, chime in on their 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' collaboration with Big Boi. New York has Big Boi seated on the brink of speechlessness. That seat currently rests inside a Mercedes-Benz executive coach van, where the accessible half of Southern hip…

  15. Wang Chung Album Premiere: 'Tazer Up' First Listen

    December 05, 2012 11:00 AM EST After 23 years without a new album, Wang Chung is making up for lost time. The duo of Jack Hues and Nick Feldman will release "Tazer Up," their first set of all-new material since 1989's "The Warmer Side of Cool," digitally on Dec. 11, but you can hear it here first…

  16. CMA Awards 2012: Miranda Defends Blake's Win, Tim Talks Election + More Backstage Moments

    November 02, 2012 9:35 AM EDT With four awards show in five days, it's been a busy week in Nashville. SESAC, ASCAP and BMI honored their top songwriters and publishers earlier in the week, but the festivities wound to a close last night with the 46th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena. Hosted by Brad Paisley and…

  17. New Order's Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook 'Opened the Gateways of Hell'

    October 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT It's been a blue Monday for New Order 's Bernard Sumner. The 56-year-old frontman should be celebrating his iconic alt-rock dance band's triumphant return to the States for their first run of U.S. shows in seven years. Instead, the Manchester-born musician is holed up in an L.A…

  18. Muse's 'The 2nd Law' Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Miguel, Three Days Grace, Diana Krall, Cher Lloyd also crash this week's chart. Rock band Muse earns its highest charting album ever as "The 2nd Law" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 101,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  19. Muse Break Fourth No. 1 Album in U.K., Rihanna Has Top Single

    October 08, 2012 8:25 AM EDT In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (October 7), Muse 's "The 2nd Law" sold 108,000 units to become their fourth No. 1 album in their home territory, while Rihanna 's new single "Diamonds" outsold last week's bestseller,…

  20. 'Glee' Recap: 'The Break Up' Brings Cheating, Coldplay & Taylor Swift

    October 05, 2012 12:05 PM EDT An episode called "The Break Up" can only mean heartbreak, and even though you know from the title going on that things can't go well for our favorite relationships, when "Glee" wants to gut you, it will you gut you. It's a ruthless machine in that way, taking…

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