1. Breaking & Entering: Cage The Elephant

    May 28, 2009 5:33 PM EDT After landing a deal with Jive Records and impressing crowds at SXSW and Bamboozle, Cage the Elephant has found chart success with its first single, “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” and self-titled album. The latter debuted at No. 171 on the Billboard Hot 200 -- it currently sits at No. 100…

  2. Pixies Getting Reissue Treatment With 'Minotaur' Box Sets

    April 21, 2009 12:09 PM EDT The Pixies studio catalog will be released in a pair of box sets in June, though neither will feature remastered sound and the bonus track situation is still up in the air. Both of the collections, due out June 15, will be titled "Minotaur" and feature the influential modern rock…

  3. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  5. The Billboard Q&A: Rivers Cuomo

    December 05, 2008 1:06 PM EST A Jermaine Dupri song about partying excessively seems a far cry from a Brian Wilson song about sweetly loving a girl. The tie that binds these polar opposites of pop music is the ever-eccentric Rivers Cuomo. As the frontman for Weezer, Cuomo has sang wistfully about time spent alone in the…

  6. Jay-Z To Open Renovated Hollywood Palladium

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its doors Oct. 15 with a concert by Jay-Z. The rapper will be backed by a 12-piece band. After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole OpryHouse. Switchfoot is named artist of th 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin's Vicar Street music. 2006 - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a…

  10. As The Crows Fly

    March 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After flying high for a decade, Counting Crows reached a crossroads in late 2006, when singer Adam Duritz found himself in a downward spiral of rock star excess and overwhelming depression. After flying high for a decade, Counting Crows reached a crossroads in late 2006, when singer Adam…

  11. Portishead Relaunching At Coachella

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast becoming an oasis for high-profile reunions. This year, Portishead will relaunch at the event, in support of its fi Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  13. Breeders Bounce Back With 'Mountain Battles'

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a six-year absence, the Breeders will return April 8 with a new album, "Mountain Battles." The 4AD set features sisters Kim and Kelley Deal flanked by Jose Medeles on drums and bassist Mando Lop After a six-year absence, the Breeders will return April 8 with a new album, "…

  14. Swervedriver Aiming For Spring Relaunch

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Swervedriver is aiming to hit the road in the spring for its first tour in nearly a decade, frontman Adam Franklin tells Billboard.com. U.K. rock act Swervedriver is aiming to hit the road in the spring for its first tour in nearly a decade, frontman Adam Franklin tells…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues on his hot streak with a new album, rap titans 50 Cent and Kanye West square off in a Sept. 11 shootout, indie heavyweights Pinback and Animal Collective take it to the next le Bad Boy boy band B5's "Don't Talk, Just Listen." Pixies frontman Frank…

  16. M.I.A. / July 25, 2007 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Studio B)

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT By the time M.I.A. took the stage after midnight at Brooklyn's Studio B on July 25, everyone in the sold-out crowd was either overheated, over-boozed or some sort of uncomfortable combination of the t By the time M.I.A. took the stage after midnight at Brooklyn's Studio B on July 25…

  17. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at…

  19. Billboard Bits: VH1 Rock Honors, Frank Black, Willie Nelson

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Keane and Gretchen Wilson will perform as part of the second VH1 Rock Honors, to be taped May 12 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center for broa Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Keane and Gretchen Wilson will…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole OpryHouse. Switchfoot is named artist of th 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th…

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