1. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  2. Taylor Swift, Marvel Films & The Last Gasps of Monoculture

    November 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST What do Marvel and Taylor have in common? Propping up their industries and convincing fans to go for the “full experience.” On Oct. 28, one day after Taylor Swift ’s 1989 album was released, Marvel unveiled a new slate of films that will carry the Disney-owned studio through May 2019,…

  3. Nash the Slash, Mysterious Canadian Experimental Musician, Dead at 66

    May 13, 2014 6:55 PM EDT He was a mystery until the end who few knew by face. Nash The Slash, the intriguing experimental rock musician who wrapped his head in gauze bandages and wore glasses, a top hat, bowtie and tuxedo — and who esteemed music crit Lester Bangs once declared “is the kind of opening act that makes…

  4. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  5. Channeling Charted TV Themes

    September 21, 2010 11:05 AM EDT McKinley High School's most musical students began their sophomore year Tuesday (Sept. 21), as Fox's "Glee" began its second season (and drew grade-A ratings ). The "Glee" troupe performed versions of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ' "Empire State of Mind,"…

  6. March 14, 2009

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Stone Temple Pilots announce they are reuniting for one final tour. 2005 – Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, the O’Jays, the Pretenders and U2 are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 1995 – Tupac Shakur’s album, “Me Against the World,” enters the charts at No. 1. The rapper, who…

  7. 'O.C.' Creator Lining Up Bands For Web Show

    January 13, 2009 9:06 AM EST Josh Schwartz plans to make good use of the indie rock bands appearing in his upcoming online endeavor "Rockville," putting their entire exclusive performances online. Unlike on his former Fox series "The O.C.," which introduced bands like Death Cab For Cutie to larger…

  8. Pharrell, Oakenfold, Of Montreal Remix Maroon 5

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are among the disparate names joining forces for the Maroon 5 remix album "Call & Response," due Dec. 9 via A&M/Octone Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are…

  9. TV Music Bigwigs Launch Show On TheWB.com

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alexandra Patsavas and Josh Schwartz are developing "Rockville, CA," a music-centered series that will debut on TheWB.com in 2009. Alexandra Patsavas and Josh Schwartz are developing "Rockville, CA," a music-centered series that will debut on TheWB.com in 2009. Each…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 'Gossip Girl,' Kinky

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan's Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.…

  11. Poll Recap

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Last week, we asked our readers: Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Here are the responses from the 1,662 respondents: Rothbury Festival near Detroit with Dave Matthews Band, John…

  12. Latin Rock Getting Boost From Warped Tour

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's indie electro-popsters the Pinker Tones booked for the entire U.S. run, plans underway for a Mexican installment of the Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's…

  13. Phantom Planet At Home With Fueled By Ramen

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Considering it's been four years since Phantom Planet last released a studio album, titling its new record "Raise the Dead," due April 15 on Fueled By Ramen, is apropos. Considering it's been four years since Phantom Planet last released a studio album, titling its new…

  14. Lady Sov, Pinback Go Covers Crazy On 'OC Mix 6'

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists contributing exclusive covers to "OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks," due Dec. 5 via Warner Bros. Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists…

  15. The Zombies

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Well, we're now at the end of the first week of the Rolling Rock and Roll Show -- four shows in. I must admit to initially wondering how well the concept would actually work in practice -- several gre Well, we're now at the end of the first week of the Rolling Rock and Roll Show --…

  16. Indie Rock On Display At Sixth Musicfest NW

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Portland, Ore., in September for the sixth Musicfest NW. Among the artists performing throughout the city from Sept. 7-9 are the Black Keys, Silver Jews, A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Portland, Ore., in September for the sixth…

  17. Marr-Approved Mellowdrone Ready To Rock

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a prior deal with the now-defunct Artist Direct failed to yield an album, Mellowdrone is back on solid ground with the new Sony-distributed 3 Entertainment label. After a prior deal with the now-defunct Artist Direct failed to yield an album, Mellowdrone is back on solid ground with the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin, 'The O.C.,' ICM Awards

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ricky Martin, 'The O.C.,' ICM Awards Ricky Martin will turn to Latin America to kick off his upcoming international tour. The "Visa Presents a Night With Ricky Martin" outing will get underway Nov. 15 at in Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. Martin will proceed…

  19. McFly, 50 Cent Top U.K. Charts

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this year's Comic Relief charity appeal. U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this…

  20. Maroon5 Tapped For Honda Civic Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los Angeles. Phantom Planet, the Donnas and the Thrills will open various shows during the outing. "Honda has been such Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los…

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