1. Watch Keith Urban & Jimmy Barnes Cover ‘Good Times’

    September 03, 2014 2:11 AM EDT Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes can do pretty well as he wants in his homeland. So, when it came to recording his 15th studio album, 30:30 Hindsight , he decided to share the love -- and the spotlight -- with some of Australia’s biggest stars of the last 20 years.  The likes of Keith Urban ,…

  2. Yogi Talks Signing with Aftermath, OWSLA, and Trap Music’s Past & Present

    May 14, 2014 1:40 PM EDT As trap music makes its way from maligned subgenre to main stage staple, dance and hip-hop are locked in a closer embrace than ever. Few can claim to straddle the stylistic line as well as Yogi, the buzz worthy British production outfit now signed to both Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and…

  3. Aussie Rock Legends Cold Chisel Create Own Label, Switch Distribution Ahead of Catalog Relaunch

    August 21, 2013 12:31 AM EDT After more than 35 years on the books of Warner Music, legendary Australian rock group Cold Chisel are taking the DIY route. When the rights to all of their recordings recently reverted to the band for the first time, they grabbed the opportunity. The rockers launched an imprint, Cold…

  4. Odd Future Gets Adult Swim Television Show

    September 09, 2011 11:05 AM EDT On the heels of Tyler, the Creator 's best new artist win at the MTV Video Music Awards, his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) is expanding their empire into the world of television. Tyler, The Creator Wins Best New Artist VMA Adult Swim is picking up the group's 15…

  5. More Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Leaks: The Hold Steady, the Dwarves, High On Fire

    July 29, 2010 1:36 PM EDT Fun Fun Fun Fest continues to tease its lineup via vintage video clips--today, organizers released an early-'90s-era "American Gladiator" intro that announces the Hold Steady , the Dwarves, and High on Fire as acts who will play the festival at Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas on…

  6. Puddle Of Mudd Loses Sleep Over 'Love & Hate'

    November 23, 2009 5:39 PM EST It's 5 a.m., and while most of his neighbors in Los Angeles sleep, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is lounging on his couch with an acoustic guitar, a six-pack of beer and a small recording device to capture new song ideas for his rock band. His early-bird method of songwriting has…

  7. Billboard Bits: The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs The Cure-headlined Curiosa festival will not roll into the Gorge Amphitheatre outside Seattle on Saturday (Aug. 21), as frontman Robert Smith has been called back to London for personal reasons. Instead, Billboard.com has learned the Cure will return to…

  8. Billboard Bits: AC/DC, McCartney/Sting, Setzer

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on AC/DC, McCartney/Sting, Setzer Fresh from its appearance at the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit concert this week, hard rock act AC/DC plans to have a new album finished "by the end of the year," guitarist Angus Young tells Billboard.com. "I'd love to get…

  9. 50 Cent Locked & Loaded At No. 1

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week, once again holding a relatively narrow lead over Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me." The rapper's Shady/Inter 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'…

  10. More Strange Bruises

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cleveland's Ether Net is four guys who met at the switching yard of innumerable musical styles, pulled out the nitro, and blew that junction place to smithereens. Cleveland's Ether Net is four guys who met at the switching yard of innumerable musical styles, pulled out the nitro,…

  11. Hot Product

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Maxwell, Nathan Larson, Tom McRae, Bill Janovitz, Robbie Fulks, and more. 'Now' Or Never Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more…

  12. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band to get its due respect. While the Sex…