1. Crowded House to Be Inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame

    September 04, 2016 4:00 PM EDT The ARIA Hall of Fame will swing its doors open to Crowded House later this year.  The cherished rock-folk group will be inducted into the Hall during the  Nov . 23 ARIA Awards at The Star in Sydney.  Crowded House’s induction has a touch of serendipity about it. The group this year…

  2. Exclusive: WME IMG Acquires Australian Booking Agency Artist Voice

    April 14, 2015 6:00 PM EDT William Morris Endeavor IMG is expanding its global footprint through the acquisition of Artist Voice, a top-shelf  Australian booking agency which has offices in various Asian territories, Billboard can confirm.  Artist Voice was co-founded in 2010 by CEO Brett Murrihy , former senior…

  3. Sia, Chet Faker Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 26, 2014 10:04 PM EST Sia cleaned-up at Wednesday’s (Nov. 26) ARIA Awards at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, where she took out four categories on what is the Australian record industry’s big night. The singer and songwriter cemented her career-year by snaffling the annual event’s traditional top award, best album,…

  4. Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Debuts at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 17, 2014 12:37 AM EST Rising south London star Katy B scored her first U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday, as her sophomore album “Little Red” (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony) debuted at the summit. “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, began its fourth week atop the singles chart. …

  5. Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler ‘Rockin’ the Big Day Out: Watch

    February 05, 2014 12:31 AM EST Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler have come together to bring the house down on Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out tour with a performance of “Rockin’ in the Free World”. Vedder, Butler and co. on Sunday gave a fitting rendition of Neil Young’s rock standard for what is likely to be the last…

  6. Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn Contribute To Hunters & Collectors ‘The Crucible’ Tribute

    August 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT The Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins lead an impressive cast of contributors for a new album which pays tribute to the works of veteran Australian pub rock group Hunters & Collectors. The 15-track set “The Crucible” will arrive Down Under on Sept. 27 through…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Sixpence None The Richer on Getting 'Lost' and Going Indie

    July 26, 2012 3:14 PM EDT It's been a decade since Sixpence None the Richer 's "Divine Discontent" - not that the band's been trying to keep fans waiting. "We wanted to do it for the last five years," singer Leigh Nash says of the pop-rock act's new album, "Lost in…

  10. Ex-Crowded House Drummer Peter Jones Dies at 45

    May 20, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Peter Jones, a former drummer for Australian band Crowded House, died Friday at age 45. According to reports , the Liverpool native had been suffering from brain cancer. The band, whose hits include "Don't Dream It's Over," "Something So Strong" and "Weather…

  11. Eddie Vedder's NYC Gig Wows With Neil Finn Duets, Clarence Clemons Tribute

    June 22, 2011 12:39 AM EDT Tuesday night shows are not often much to write home about, but a surprise appearance by Neil Finn and a tribute to the late Clarence Clemons made Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder 's sold out New York gig on June 21 something a little extra special. The crowd packed into the Beacon…

  12. Liam Finn Talks New Album, Band And Tour

    April 21, 2011 2:43 PM EDT Liam Finn could have played -- and captivated -- a much larger place. But with his first full solo studio album in three years in his back pocket and a still-unnamed band flanking him, Finn brought his manic, likeable live energy (on vocals, drums, theremin, and guitar) and his well-crafted,…

  13. Ex-Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Planning Two Solo Releases

    February 28, 2011 2:55 PM EST J ohnny Marr , the former songwriter and guitarist in the Smiths , is planning a return to front man status. After stints performing with Cribs and Modest Mouse , Marr plans to release two albums within the next 18 months under his own name. "With the Cribs not working I've been…

  14. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWO TO 1 Hey Gary…

  15. Radiohead's Philip Selway Gets 'Familial' on Solo Album

    August 08, 2010 12:27 PM EDT Following in the footsteps of Ringo Starr , Dave Grohl and Phil Collins , Radiohead's Philip Selway is the latest big-name drummer to step out from behind his kit and make a solo record, trading in his drums for a guitar and a mic. His debut album, "Familial" -- set for release…

  16. Crowded House / July 19, 2010 / New York

    July 20, 2010 4:00 PM EDT Neil Finn has begun sporting a mustache. And as the Crowded House frontman confided to the band's audience Monday night at New York's Bowery Ballroom, the public response hasn't been kind. "A review the other day basically said I looked more like the head waiter on the…

  17. Crowded House Plots Comeback, Moves Labels

    March 23, 2010 8:07 AM EDT Crowded House has a new label home, and a new album on the way. The celebrated antipodean melodic rock act - comprising Neil Finn, Mark Hart, Nick Seymour and Matt Sherrod - will release the new studio album "Intriguer" this June through Universal Music worldwide, outside of North…

  18. May 27, 2009

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc “Stadium Arcadium.” 1994 – A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. 1975 – André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) of…

  19. Midnight Oil Returns At Wet Melbourne Bushfire Gig

    March 14, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Unexpected rain and chilly temperatures were no deterrent for the 81,000 fans who turned out today (March 14) for the Sound Relief bushfire benefit concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Thousands of ticket holders in the open-air section sheltered under bright plastic ponchos and…

  20. Neil Finn To Rock With Radiohead, Wilco Mates

    November 17, 2008 3:09 PM EST Neil Finn has drafted Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway, Wilco 's Jeff Tweedy, John Stirrat, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone, Smiths/Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, singer/songwriter Lisa Germano and his son Liam for a sequel of…

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