1. SXSW Preview: New Film Looks at the 808 Drum Machine -- 'The Rock Guitar of Hip-Hop'

    March 09, 2015 1:41 PM EDT Alex Noyer's documentary examines the Roland-TR 808 drum machine, one of the most ubiquitous musical sounds of the past 30 years. Since its launch in 1980, the Roland TR-808 drum machine has gone from fad to icon, appearing in everything from early hip-hop and Prince hits to Kanye…

  2. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 PM EST 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. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHIELD ... Hello Gary, I just wanted to say…

  3. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do you remember a time when this has happened…

  4. New Garbage Song Enriches CD/DVD Compilation

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A newly recorded Garbage single, "Tell Me Where It Hurts," will be included on an upcoming best-of collection, "Absolute Garbage." A newly recorded Garbage single, "Tell Me Where It Hurts," will be included on an upcoming best-of collection, "Absolute…

  5. The Anglo Files

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Orbital, Stereo MCs, Ministry Of Sound. Orbital Come Round Again Electronic music pioneers Orbital will on April 30 release "The Altogether" on FFrr/London Records, the follow-up to 1999's "The Middle of Nowhere." The band -- brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll,…