1. Fall Out Boy Talk New Album, Motley Crue & Grateful Dead

    December 16, 2014 8:49 PM EST Fall Out Boy appeared on night one of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas , alongside such heavy rockers as System of a Down , Incubus , Linkin Park , Bush and Royal Blood . With a lineup of guitar-driven acts like that, there were no pretenses about this night being acoustic, but FOB&…

  2. Christmas Music for People Who Hate Christmas Music

    December 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST Even if you don't like 'Jingle Bells' -- just like Sam Smith -- there's still seasonally appropriate music for you. The Christmas Spirit isn't inside everyone. In fact, there are plenty of people who would prefer to fall asleep now and wake up when December ends.…

  3. Death Grips' 'Inanimate Sensation': Hear First Song From Disc 2 of Final Album

    December 10, 2014 10:57 AM EST Death Grips is dead. Long live 'Jenny Death.' The amorphous, uncompromising Sacramento squad once and always known as Death Grips has released the first song from the second slab, titled "Jenny Death," of The Powers That B , the upcoming double album that will serve…

  4. OK Go's Latest Video Triumph Impacts Hot Rock Songs Chart

    November 07, 2014 11:55 AM EST "We're that f---ing video band," OK Go frontman Damien Kulash said in a keynote speech at the Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27. Earlier that day, the group debuted its latest video, "I Won't Let You Down," on NBC's Today , and…

  5. 'South Park': 15 Most Memorable Music Moments

    October 14, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Lorde is the latest musical celebrity to make an “appearance” on South Park and both Billboard and the singer herself happen to think Trey Parker and Matt Stone nailed it. Mocking the Lorde birth certificate truthers with Stan’s dad moonlighting as a middle-aged, male version of the…

  6. Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence' Is a Hit. How Will It Influence Pop Music?

    June 23, 2014 3:15 PM EDT With a No. 1 debut coming, expect more brooding, rock experimentation and mystique from mainstream music's biggest stars. Here's another Lana Del Rey thinkpiece! The authenticity of one of pop's most confounding… No, wait, come back. I didn't mean to scare you. If you'…

  7. The Replacements Return for Riot Fest Dates

    June 13, 2013 12:50 AM EDT The Replacements are mounting a comeback. The influential '80s alternative rock group are listed on the line-up for three Riot Fest shows, marking their return to the live stage for the first time in more than 20 years. Organizers of Riot Fest today distributed their 2013 poster,…

  8. New Transplants Album Features Bun B, Paul Wall

    May 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Transplants are set to release their third studio album, "In A Warzone" – a record which Travis Barker refers to as "harder" than previous releases of the punk rock project. Billboard caught up with Barker at the "American Idol" finale where he revealed that…

  9. 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…

  10. Q&A: Joe Walsh on 'Analog Man' and Post-Eagles Touring

    June 29, 2012 5:05 PM EDT While for many Joe Walsh is best known for his work with the Eagles, the singer/songwriter/guitarist has also enjoyed tremendous success as a member of the James Gang, and as a solo artist. He just released "Analog Man," his first solo album in 20 years, earlier this month, and will…

  11. Yelawolf Readies EP with Travis Barker, 11-Minute 'Horror Film' Music Video

    June 01, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Though his next album, tentatively titled "Love Story," will likely come later rather than sooner, Yelawolf still has plenty of music on the runway. The Alabama rapper tells Billboard.com that a combination of circumstance and creative desire has led him to delay the planned June…

  12. Lookout! Records - Former Label of Green Day, Rancid, Ted Leo - Calls It Quits

    January 17, 2012 6:25 PM EST Last week Lookout! Records President Chris Appelgren announced on the label's website that the seminal Berkeley, Calif.-based punk rock label had completely closed shop and will no longer keep their catalog in print or have it available on digital services like Spotify and iTunes. "…

  13. Jimmy Cliff, 'Sacred Fire': Album Preview

    January 16, 2012 11:10 AM EST Jimmy Cliff Title: Sacred Fire | Release Date: April The first new recordings since 2004 from the reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sprang from Jimmy Cliff ( @thejimmycliff ) being managed by the Collective. Last fall, Tom " Grover" Bierney, who heads Collective…

  14. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:15 PM EDT B link-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra , Rancid and Matt & Kim . The upcoming jaunt begins…

  15. Blink-182 'More Than Halfway Through' New Album, Says Travis Barker

    April 07, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Currently on the road with Lil Wayne to promote his first solo album, "Give the Drummer Some," Travis Barker predicts he'll do another record of his own -- but that might not be for a while with new blink-182 and Transplants projects on the horizon. "They're all very…

  16. Weezer Signs to Epitaph, Announces New Album 'Hurley'

    August 05, 2010 10:52 AM EDT After spending 16 years on major label Geffen, Weezer has gone the indie route and signed to Epitaph Records for new album "Hurley," due in stores Sept. 14. Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz announced the signing on Twitter Wednesday night (Aug. 4), writing, "Rivers, Pat, Brian and…

  17. She & Him / March 29, 2010 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 05, 2010 3:59 PM EDT On its first of two consecutive shows at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Monday (Mar. 29), She & Him appeared unassuming as ever. Even amidst cries of praise from East Village hipsters, middle-aged men and a single fan donning a Rancid T-shirt, Zooey Deschanel didn't bat a doe eye…

  18. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows in the penthouse of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000. Better still, it's the fifth-straight studio set from the group to open with a…

  19. Dave Matthews Band Headed For Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    June 03, 2009 7:07 PM EDT Dave Matthews Band will likely bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," which industry prognosticators are suggesting could sell as much as 390,000 in its first week. If it debuts at No. 1, the RCA set will be the band's fifth…

  20. Rise Against Ready To Hit The Road With Rancid

    May 28, 2009 8:20 AM EDT Touring with Rancid this summer will be a dream come true for Rise Against, according to frontman Tim McIlrath. "It's amazing just to tour with such a legendary band," McIlrath tells Billboard.com. "Without them paving the way for us, who knows where we would be. It's…

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