1. Faith No More Announces North America Tour, Makes Progress on Album

    January 27, 2015 6:02 AM EST Faith No More's first album in 18 years is at the mixing stage, and fans in the U.S. and Canada will get a chance to hear tracks from it live this spring. The veteran alternative rockers have announced their first North American trek since 2010, with a tour-opener April 15 in Vancouver…

  2. A Look Back at 1984: All of Our Coverage

    October 24, 2014 5:49 PM EDT The political and social disquiet of 1984 was reflected in a widespread sense that everything was up for grabs: gender identity ( Boy George , Annie Lennox ), sexual roles ( Madonna , Prince ), even the definition of rock and roll itself ( Van Halen adding synthesizers on the 1984 album,…

  3. Outkast's #ATLast Hometown Blowout Brings Erykah Badu, Bun B and More to Atlanta

    September 29, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Janelle Monae, 2 Chainz and a host of Southern rap pioneers were also guests at Outkast's 3-day homecoming concert "One for the money, yes sir, two for the show/A couple of years ago on Headland and Delowe/Was the start of something good" — Outkast, “Elevators (Me & You)”…

  4. Faith No More Reportedly Working on New Album

    September 03, 2014 12:16 AM EDT Faith No More’s latest comeback will apparently produce a new album, the band’s first in 18 years.  The alternative rockers' founding bass player  Billy Gould tells Rolling Stone the record will be independently recorded and released, with a tentative street date of April 2015. Gould…

  5. Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman Launches DIY-Focused Startup

    August 11, 2014 2:40 PM EDT It took the Dillinger Escape Plan 's Ben Weinman a few years to figure out what he actually wanted to do with his own record label. Launched in 2009, Party Smasher Inc. was first and foremost a way for the mathcore minor deities to release their own music after finishing out their…

  6. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  7. Outkast Returns to Georgia for CounterPoint Fest

    April 28, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Despite the wet and muddy conditions, the energy was high for Outkast's performance in their home state at the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival. Organizers suspended the festival due to heavy rain and inclement weather, pushing Outkast's set back more than an hour Sunday night…

  8. Big Boi Signs New Management Deal: 'We Have a Lot of New Material Coming' (Exclusive)

    March 21, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Big Boi, the rap artist best known as half of hip-hop duo Outkast, has signed a management deal with Jordan Feldstein's Career Artist Management, whose clients include Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke. The news comes as Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton) is reuniting for the first time since…

  9. Drive-By Truckers Set New Album for 2014: 'It's Done, It's In the Can, It's Good'

    November 11, 2013 9:06 AM EST UPDATE: We're told by DBT's label that the band's new album will be released in March, not February, as previously reported. After the one-two punch of "The Big To-Do" and "Go-Go Boots" in 2010 and 2011, respectively, Drive-By Truckers wanted its next…

  10. Former Jesus Lizard David Yow Casts Lewd, Clanging Solo Album Debut

    June 15, 2013 6:30 PM EDT David Yow is best-known as the menacing, howling frontman of '80s and '90s noise-punk bands Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, two of the most revered acts on the roster of indie label Touch and Go. The Jesus Lizard was briefly signed to Capitol Records, during which time it spent…

  11. Cee Lo Green Tapped for NFL Song; X-Ecutioners' Rob Swift Joining ESPNU

    August 15, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Sports and music have a long, tangled history, from Julio Iglesias' short stint playing goalie for Real Madrid to No Limit's Master P's (short-term) NBA contract to Lil Wayne's trenchant analysis on his ESPN blog. With a pair of unrelated music-sports news items today, the…

  12. Dave Gahan Talks Soulsavers, 'Punchier' Depeche Mode Songs

    May 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT D ave Gahan would love to be on the road with Soulsavers, the British production duo with whom he's just-released the album "The Light the Dead See." But there's the matter of this other band that he's in... Gahan is currently ensconced in New York with bandmates…

  13. Watchmen's Alan Moore Confirms London Gigs

    June 10, 2010 1:18 PM EDT Alan Moore , writer and creator of acclaimed comic books "Watchmen," "V for Vendetta" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman," will appear in London next month alongside musical collaborators. Moore, a sometime musician and editor of the eclectic magazine…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates that the ensemble's coolness can't…

  15. Muse, Devo, MGMT Make Coachella A Saturday Mashup

    April 18, 2010 11:05 AM EDT From the bombastic artrock of U.K.'s Muse to the arena-sized dance music of Dutch DJ Tiesto , the 2010 Coachella Music and Art Festival's second day was a world party on a massive scale. As midnight on Saturday (April 17) approached, the visionary 80s new wave band Devo competed…

  16. Indie Lex To Issue Alan Moore Deluxe Release

    May 21, 2009 8:54 AM EDT He may have insisted his name did not appear on the "Watchmen" movie. But legendary comic book writer Alan Moore has been enthusiastic in his partnership with U.K. indie Lex Records on the release of a new work including an audiobook and soundtrack. Moore has already recorded the…

  17. Faith No More Reunites, European Dates Planned

    February 24, 2009 12:47 PM EST Faith No More has announced its first live performances since splitting up in 1998. The band will play a series of European festival dates this summer, according to a statement from frontman Mike Patton's publicist. No North American Faith No More dates are scheduled at this time. As…

  18. Patton, Minus Faith No More, To Play Coachella

    January 26, 2009 1:22 PM EST Contrary to rumors that Faith No More will reform to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, the group's frontman Mike Patton will perform at the event in tandem with beatboxer Rahzel, Billboard.com has learned. Patton and Rahzel have worked on an album-length…

  19. Back To Pop

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Imani Coppola admits that the story behind her forming Little Jackie with multi-instrumentalist Adam Pallin is "really not very exciting at all": ... Imani Coppola admits that the story behind her forming Little Jackie with multi-instrumentalist Adam Pallin is "really not very…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of…

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