1. Hollywood Undead Views Big Billboard 200 Debut as Sign of Progress

    January 17, 2013 11:35 AM EST New EP on the cards for later this year. The members of Hollywood Undead view the No. 2 Billboard 200 debut of the rap-rock group's third album, "Notes From the Underground," as an endorsement of the tweaks it made while making the set. "What we try to do with each one is…

  2. Dave Grohl to Host Sirius XM Radio Show

    November 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26, in advance of…

  3. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tells Billboard that he's cut a new track,…

  4. Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ debut 'Keep It Together' Single: Listen

    October 08, 2012 6:44 PM EDT Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ are getting quiet on their new single. The minimalist, glitchy "Keep It Together" is the first single from the group's upcoming "An omen_" EP, due Nov. 13 on Columbia. The group's new music comes with a punctuation…

  5. Peter Gabriel Launches 'So'-centric Tour, Plots Hiatus

    September 14, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Peter Gabriel 's Back To Front Tour, which begins Sunday, may be the last we see of him for awhile. Gabriel tells Billboard that "there is new music" he's working on, but it will have to wait for a hiatus he's planning after the tour ends in mid-October. "I'…

  6. Nero's 'Welcome Reality' To Be Re-Released with New Tracks: Exclusive

    September 10, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Nero may have sent six tracks from debut album "Welcome Reality" onto the charts in the U.K., but Interscope A&R rep Dave Rene thinks the EDM band has only scratched the surface of its success in the U.S. Interscope/Cherrytree Records is re-packaging the album as "Welcome…

  7. Top 5 Lollapalooza 'WTF?!' Moments

    August 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Rage Against the Machine and Courtney Love's…

  8. Watch Kimbra's Acoustic Tastemakers Session

    June 14, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Video: Kimbra performs "Settle Down" "It's cathartic," New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra tells Billboard.com of the U.S. release of her debut record, "Vows." "I have lived with these songs since I was 16, and started working on the record at 17, so…

  9. Patent Pending's Joe Ragosta Reflects on His Billboard Music Awards Adventure

    May 24, 2012 5:40 PM EDT My name is Joe Ragosta and I sing in the band Patent Pending. (That's me in the center of the above photo.) To give you a little bit of a back story on who we are, Patent Pending is a pop-punk/rock band that's been around for 11 years. We're a rag-tag group of kids from Long…

  10. Friday Flashback: The Man in Black at 80

    February 24, 2012 6:00 PM EST Sunday, Feb. 26 marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of Johnny Cash. With (maybe) the lone exception of Dolly Parton, there is no other country artist whose identity is as well known world-wide as Cash. From his beginnings on Sun Records all the way to his final recordings under the…

  11. Oscar Analysis: What Happened to Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 11:10 AM EST The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, altered in 2009 when the Academy raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday (Jan. 24). Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist…

  12. Trent Reznor To Write New Nine Inch Nails Material in 2012

    January 13, 2012 10:50 AM EST As he and musical partner Atticus Ross enter the film awards season with their soundtrack for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Trent Reznor is readying a return to rock in 2012 -- with his new band How To Destroy Angels and, possibly, with a refreshed Nine Inch Nails . "I&…

  13. Michael Buble Bumps Amy Winehouse on U.K. Album Chart

    December 19, 2011 9:20 AM EST In the last charts before the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 titles are revealed on Christmas Day, new data released Sunday (Dec. 18) showed Michael Bublé regaining the album chart crown with "Christmas." Little Mix, the female quartet who won last week's "X Factor…

  14. Butch Vig: Garbage's Hiatus Cleared Members' 'Baggage'

    October 19, 2011 3:00 PM EDT People just can't help asking Butch Vig about the past. As the album that elevated Vig's career as a rock producer -- Nirvana's "Nevermind" -- turned 20 last month, the '90s nostalgia questions came out in full force… again. "When I first started Garbage ,…

  15. Jane's Addiction Go For 'Something Great' on Long-Awaited New Album

    September 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT On Sept. 22, Perry Farrell, the iconic frontman of Los Angeles alt-rock band Jane's Addiction , stood onstage pushing the counterculture before a crowd of Silicon Valley insiders. "I still believe in human communication -- none of this Face-fucking-book," he joked during a Jane…

  16. Lollapalooza 2011: The Kills' Allison Mosshart Channels Marilyn Monroe

    August 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Half an hour before she rocked the Bud Light stage at Lollapalooza on Friday (Aug. 5), the Kills ' powerhouse singer Alison Mosshart talked about the band's return to the Lollapalooza stage, Marilyn Monroe and writing with Jack White. The group's fourth album, "Blood…

  17. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's 14K Shopping Spree, New Red Hot Chili Peppers Single

    July 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Spends $14,000 In 90 Minutes On London Shopping Spree When is it OK to drop more than $14,000 on clothes? When you're Beyoncé and you have 90 minutes to spare, apparently. The superstar went shopping…

  18. What's on Harry Potter's iPod?

    July 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT With the stateside debut of the final "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," this Friday (July 15), HP fanatics are asking themselves, "What do we do now?" As for us here at Billboard.com, after sitting through seven (and soon to be…

  19. Listen: Karen O & Trent Reznor Cover Zeppelin In 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' Trailer

    May 31, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Director David Fincher's cinematic interpretation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" won't reach audiences until Christmas, but a taste of the film's score hit the 'net this weekend via a new -- and seemingly bootlegged -- trailer. Watch…

  20. Neon Trees Writing Songs with 'Pop Sensibility' for Next Album

    May 25, 2011 9:19 AM EDT Although it has a batch of touring ahead of it, Neon Trees is "kind of writing right now" for its second album, according to frontman Tyler Glenn. The singer-keyboardist tells Billboard.com that the Utah quartet is "doing what we can on the road, 'cause we're still…

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