1. Dean Wareham & Eleanor Friedberger Talk Live-Scoring 'Unseen Warhol Films'

    September 30, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Live music meets Warhol's 'home movies' at an upcoming series of shows. Jeff Koons can make statues of pop stars like Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga until the end of time, but it's safe to say no art world figure will ever mean as much to rock music as Andy Warhol . And…

  2. Solange, Dave Longstreth Highlight Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest: Live Review

    April 27, 2013 7:15 PM EDT Columns of well-coiffed music fans streamed into the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Friday (Apr. 26) for the second night of the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, produced by BAM and curated by the Dessner brothers of Brooklyn band the National. The venue is…

  3. Sleigh Bells Ring In Brooklyn

    May 21, 2010 1:28 PM EDT If an air traffic controller at London's Heathrow airport had been a little less diligent, Sleigh Bells' success story would've been over before it started. "We almost crash landed in London," guitarist/programmer Derek Miller recalls from the safe confines of his…

  4. The Fiery Furnances, "I'm Going Away"

    August 11, 2009 2:17 PM EDT Quirky Brooklyn-based indie rock act The Fiery Furnaces has mellowed in recent years. On "I'm Going Away," the eighth release from the brother-and-sister duo of Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger , the pair moves away from its usual experimentation and focuses more on a sound…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jessica Simpson, Andrew Bird, Tenacious D

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has been tapped to support Rascal Flatts on the winter leg of the country group's ongoing Bob That Head Tour. Jessica Simpson has been tapped to support Rascal Flatts on the winter leg of the country group's ongoing Bob That Head Tour. Simpson, who will be on the…

  6. Born in the Flood / The Wheel

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help support his family in his blue-collar hometown of Hermann, Mo. When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help…

  7. Coldplay, Jay-Z, NIN Headline First Pemberton Festival

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the first-ever Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C. Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails…

  8. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Set For Bonnaroo

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup yet for 2008, with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and My Morning Jacket amon The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup…

  9. Thrill Jockey Bands Cover Each Other On Boxed Set

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thrill Jockey bands old and new have recorded songs for a boxed set to celebrate the Chicago label's 15th birthday. Bands were asked to choose a song to cover by any other act on the roster; the resul Thrill Jockey bands old and new have recorded songs for a boxed set to celebrate the…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock favors more rock than rap on his first album in four years, Jennifer Lopez returns to English on her second release of 2007, strong women LeAnn Rimes and Vanessa Carlton unveil new efforts an New albums from rock acts Alter Bridge ("Blackbird," Universal) and Puddle Of Mudd…

  11. Fiery Furnaces Prep 'Widow,' Go To The Ballet

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a couple of releases for Fat Possum, sibling indie rock duo the Fiery Furnaces is now aligned with Thrill Jockey for the Oct. 9 release of "Widow City," mixed by Tortoise's John McEntire. After a couple of releases for Fat Possum, sibling indie rock duo the Fiery Furnaces…

  12. Les Savy Fav Thinks Big On First Album Since '01

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001's "Go Forth," but it's not out of the band's lack of desire to make one. Well, maybe a little bit. Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001&…

  13. Thrill Jockey Turns 15 With London Bash, Boxed Set

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey will celebrate its 15th birthday with a Nov. 11-12 series of shows at London's Koko. Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey will celebrate its 15th birthday with a Nov. 11-12 series of shows at London's Koko. The first day will run from early afternoon…

  14. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Arthur Nights, Army Of Anyone

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite reports in the British press that fans were balking at her high ticket prices, Madonna rang up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena beginning Aug. 1, notching the highest Billboard Boxscore gross o Despite reports in the British press that fans were balking at her high ticket prices,…

  15. Fiery Furnaces' Friedberger Goes Solo

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Matthew Friedberger, principle songwriter in prolific the brother/sister duo Fiery Furnaces, will release his first solo effort Aug. 8 via the newly formed 859 Recordings. Matthew Friedberger, principle songwriter in prolific the brother/sister duo Fiery Furnaces, will release his first solo…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The seventh studio album from Southern rock mainstays Drive-By Truckers and the latest effort from in-demand producer/artist Junkie XL top this week's Hot Product. An album from synth-pop veterans Erasure, "Union Street," featuring stripped-down versions of previous hits (Mute)…

  17. Billboard Bits: Fall Out Boy, Fiery Furnaces, Joshua Tree Fest

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy to release expanded version of "From Under the Cork Tree," Fiery Furnaces shift to Fat Possum for fourth album, Joshua Tree Music Festival confirms initial artists. Fall Out Boy's Island debut, "From Under the Cork Tree," will be reissued in expanded form…

  18. Harper, Leo, Donnas Salute 'Rubber Soul'

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among the artists confirmed to appear on a song-by-song tribute to the Beatles' "Rubber Soul." Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among…

  19. Franz Ferdinand Finds Its Edge On New Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its sophomore album, which will be released Oct. 4 by Domino/Epic. "We haven't decided on a running order yet," lead singer Al Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its…

  20. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

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