1. Neko Case's 'Fox Confessor Brings the Flood' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    March 07, 2016 4:49 PM EST Civilizations don’t come up with folktales purely for entertainment purposes. From Native American turtle creation myths to the Bible to Superman comics, there’s a long history of humans using stories to explain where we come from and why we act the way we do. In her own abstract, non…

  2. Artists To Celebrate Legacy of Pete Seeger at Clearwater Festival

    March 02, 2015 4:03 PM EST The legacy of the late Pete Seeger -- as a musician, social activist and environmentalist -- will be celebrated June 20-21 at the Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival by just-announced artists including the Mavericks , Neko Case , Guster, Ani DiFranco , Béla Fleck & Abigail…

  3. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that era, which was then evolving into the jazz…

  4. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

  5. Neko Case Teams With M. Ward on 'Man' Single, Announces New Album

    June 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Alt-country warrior Neko Case has announced plans for her first studio album since 2009's well-received "Middle Cyclone." The new record is titled (deep breath) "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You" and comes out Sept. 3…

  6. '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…

  7. '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…

  8. Billboard Bits: Rihanna May Guest Judge 'X Factor,' Nas Releasing Memoir

    September 12, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna To Serve as 'X Factor' Guest Judge? Rihanna will reportedly join fellow female pop divas Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor." The singer…

  9. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Won't Work With Bieber, Rihanna Chained In 2nd 'S&M' Lawsuit

    June 24, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Won't Work With Justin Bieber In his July/August XXL cover story, Lil Wayne said that despite persistent requests from Bieber, he won't work with him on a song. "That's my n-gga, but I…

  10. Flaming Lips, Neko Case Party in Ohio's Hocking Hills at Nelsonville Music Fest

    May 16, 2011 1:05 PM EDT "Your weird party in the woods... I hope it goes on for 500 thousand more years," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd Saturday night (May 14) at the Nelsonville Music Festival. "I'm perfectly one of you." PHOTOS: Nelsonville Music Festival Indeed Coyne…

  11. 'True Blood' Premiere to Feature Zombies Cover by Nick Cave, Neko Case

    May 04, 2011 3:05 PM EDT N ick Cave and Neko Case have recorded a cover of the Zombies ' "She's Not There" for the debut episode of season four of "True Blood." Cave and Case, who shared concert bills about a decade ago, were brought together for the season premiere, which is titled …

  12. New Pornographers Call On Horatio Sanz, Ted Leo in Drag for 'Moves'

    February 07, 2011 5:40 PM EST Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member? Check. Cocaine-covered pizza? Check. Ted Leo as a woman? Check again! The New Pornographers' just-premiered video for "Moves" possesses all this and more. Presented as a trailer for a mock film -- "Moves: The Rise and…

  13. Photos: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Buffalo Springfield Rock Bridge School

    October 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT It's not every day that Neil Young , Pearl Jam , Elton John & Leon Russell , Buffalo Springfield and a dozen other renowned rockers gather on the same stage for a weekend-long jam, but at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit (Oct. 23-24) in Mountain View, Calif., the pairings of…

  14. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Plots 2011 Tour, Marilyn Manson's 'Alice' Film in Jeopardy

    September 14, 2010 7:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Plans 2011 Tour, Says Next Video is 'Touching' On the MTV VMAs red carpet, Katy Perry said she has plans to tour behind "Teenage Dream" in 2011, MTV reports. "I hope that it'…

  15. 10 Things Seen & Overheard At Lollapalooza Sunday

    August 09, 2010 3:11 PM EDT The third and final night of Lollapalooza 2010 culminated with Arcade Fire 's jubulant set anchoring the north end of Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday night (Aug. 8) and newly reunited Lolla vets Soundgarden bringing the big guitars to the south end. Those are the obvious things…

  16. Lindsay Lohan's Prison Playlist

    July 21, 2010 1:24 PM EDT When she began serving her prison sentence yesterday, sometime pop singer Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of Lil' Wayne , Boy George and Tommy Lee as another music celeb who has landed behind bars. To commemorate Lohan's jail time and give her a soundtrack for her stint in an orange…

  17. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  18. Fat Mike Serves Pot Shots at SXSW, Neko Case in New Cartoon

    March 29, 2010 5:33 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, NOFX frontman Fat Mike is in hot water after serving free shots of tequila to fans at SXSW that were later revealed to contain his own, uh, water. Neko Case will star in a new Adult Swim cartoon about a pop tartlet called …

  19. Video: Jakob Dylan Discusses New Album At SXSW

    March 19, 2010 3:49 PM EDT Jakob Dylan , the Wallflowers frontman and son of Bob Dylan, sat down at SXSW to catch up with Billboard.com about his latest solo album , working with Neko Case , and reuniting with producer T-Bone Burnett. Going undercover in a brown fedora and a pair of black aviators, Dylan waxed…

  20. Rachael Ray Enlists Zooey Deschanel, Jakob Dylan For SXSW Party

    March 11, 2010 2:30 PM EST TV cooking queen Rachael Ray is making her annual presence at South By Southwest bigger and better this year. And public. Ray's third annual Feedback Festival, slated for March 20, is moving to its largest venue yet -- Stubb's BBQ -- with 18 bands playing four stages; Daytrotter.com…

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