1. 'SNL' Star Vanessa Bayer Battles Bands for Laughs With New YouTube Series 'Sound Advice'

    August 11, 2014 3:25 PM EDT On Saturday Night Live , Vanessa Bayer, 32, delivers a spot-on Miley Cyrus. As the inept, bitchy “media coach” Janessa Slater in her YouTube series Sound Advice , Bayer’s taking on real musicians with her brother Jonah, a music journalist and series co-writer. So far its channel, Above…

  2. Coolio Is Just the Beginning, Says PornHub

    July 24, 2014 12:58 PM EDT Coolio and PornHub, a match made in heaven? A lot of conversations about artistic collaboration result in nothing, but when PornHub's head of PR and marketing, Matt Blake, and the rapper Coolio began chatting at the porn industry's annual AVN Awards, a lascivious creative…

  3. Aimee Mann, Ted Leo Bring The Both To Brooklyn: Live Review

    May 02, 2014 3:35 AM EDT The veterans, but newly-formed duo, show off their album (and playful banter) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg "I'm like this flowery … waif-bird," Aimee Mann mused to a sold-out crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y., last night (May 1). "And, you&…

  4. Ted Leo & Aimee Mann Q&A: On The Both, Learning To Collaborate and Their Musical Theater Future

    April 25, 2014 2:37 PM EDT Ted Leo and Aimee Mann are two artists unaccustomed to sharing the marquee, but that's all changed now with the release of their collaborative album as The Both, a synthesis and meeting-in-the-middle of Leo and Mann's sonic signatures. The record that arose is a warm, intimate and…

  5. Needtobreathe No. 1 On Rock Albums, Fitz And The Tantrums Top Alternative Songs

    April 24, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The Christian rock band lands its first Top Rock Albums leader, while Fitz and the Tantrums achieve a feat that only three other acts have in the past 25 years. Plus, chart action for Sevendust and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, aka The Both Needtobreathe scores its second No. 1 on Billboard'…

  6. This Week In Billboard Chart History: TLC Takes 'No Scrubs' To No. 1

    April 07, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1999, the trio topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for ABBA, Lady Gaga, Jewel and 'til tuesday Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history April 7,…

  7. 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. "…

  8. Ted Leo's Tips For Musicians Who Tweet

    March 21, 2011 12:00 PM EDT On Twitter's fifth anniversary, Ted Leo gives the musician's perspective on how best to use it. You don't need 1 million Twitter followers to use Twitter effectively. Punk veteran Ted Leo ( @tedleo ), of Ted Leo & the Pharmacists , has a Twitter following of nearly 20,000.…

  9. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/5/2011

    March 05, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @Pink : Out of Myself, Britney, and Christina- didn't…

  10. New Pornographers Call On Horatio Sanz, Ted Leo in Drag for 'Moves'

    February 07, 2011 5:40 PM EST Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member? Check. Cocaine-covered pizza? Check. Ted Leo as a woman? Check again! The New Pornographers' just-premiered video for "Moves" possesses all this and more. Presented as a trailer for a mock film -- "Moves: The Rise and…

  11. Ted Leo Calls 'Bottled in Cork' Video a 'Cool Experiment'

    August 27, 2010 4:20 PM EDT T ed Leo and the Pharmacists ' music video for "Bottled in Cork" chronicles the band's hilarious quest to launch an "American Idiot"-esque stage production based on its indie-leaning guitar rock. The band engages in ridiculous dance moves and sports outlandish…

  12. U2 'Break' Another New Song On European Tour

    August 23, 2010 5:46 PM EDT U2 debuted another new song Saturday (Aug. 21) at the Helsinki show of the European leg of their 360 tour. Video: U2 debuts "Every Breaking Wave" The slow tempo "Every Breaking Wave" was a surprise treat for Swedish fans. U2 frontman Bono crooned under a blue tinted light,…

  13. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists Hit The Theater For New Clip

    August 23, 2010 5:08 PM EDT The new video for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists' song "Bottled In Cork," released today (Aug. 23) on Will Ferrell's Funnyordie.com site, starts off with a band meeting about what color their T-shirts should be... until a sharply-dressed man barges in with another idea in…

  14. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

  15. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, "The Brutalist Bricks"

    March 05, 2010 3:02 PM EST English punk band Crass may have declared in 1979 that "Punk Is Dead," but Ted Leo & the Pharmacists help refute that notion on their sixth studio set, "The Brutalist Bricks." Although it may not be a punk album through and through, songs like "The Stick" and…

  16. Danzig, Death, Of Montreal To Play Fun Fun Fun Fest

    August 25, 2009 3:38 PM EDT Of Montreal, Mission of Burma, Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Les Savy Fav and GZA are among the dozens of acts who will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. The fourth annual gathering of primarily independent and underground artists will take place at Austin's Waterloo Park on…

  17. Phish Jams With Springsteen On Bonnaroo's Closing Night

    June 15, 2009 8:14 AM EDT Headliner met headliner on Bonnaroo's final evening as Bruce Springsteen joined Phish on stage Sunday to close out the four-day festival in grand fashion. After being introduced by Phish frontman/guitarist Trey Anastasio as his "boyhood hero and still hero," Springsteen first…

  18. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  19. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  20. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

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