1. Was 1994 the Best Year for Movie Soundtracks?

    October 01, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Part of grunge's golden era and a crucial turning point for hip-hop, 1994 is often lauded as one of the best years for music, ever. And from cult favorites like Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption to blockbusters like Forrest Gump and The Lion King , 1994 is also recognized as a…

  2. Australia’s Big Day Out Fest Canceled for 2015, Owners Promise ‘We Will Be Back’

    June 26, 2014 5:55 AM EDT Australia’s once mighty Big Day Out has been scrapped for 2015. But its new sole owners, the U.S. live event promoters C3 Presents, insist it’ll return in future in some configuration.  Execs at Austin, Texas-based C3, which produces Lollapalooza, say BDO will take a year off to rejig the…

  3. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  4. Blondie, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Cee Lo Green Rock Rachael Ray's SXSW Feedback Party

    March 15, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Rain apparently does not dampen the appetite for free food and music -- at least  not when it’s the offerings at Rachael Ray’s annual Feedback party and concert. The line snaked literally the entire block around Stubbs before the gates opened Saturday morning, as Feedbackers braved off-and-on…

  5. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  6. David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole Headlining Inaugural Suburbia Music Festival

    January 16, 2014 2:51 PM EST Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes and Tegan and Sara are also among the performers at the Texas festival Already one of the big-name performers at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, David Guetta is adding another notch to his 2014 festival schedule -- this time in Texas for the…

  7. Sky Ferreira Returns With 'You're Not The One' Single: Watch Music Video

    September 24, 2013 11:22 AM EDT Sky Ferreira has continued rolling out her forever-delayed debut album "Night Time, My Time" with the hypnotic first single "You're Not The One." The track's music video, directed by Grant Singer, premiered on Tuesday (Sept. 24). Writhing in front of some…

  8. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  9. Meat Puppets, A-Trak and Omarion Added to Summerfest Lineup

    May 17, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Summerfest is adding to its already massive lineup for the Milwaukee-based music festival, with '90s rockers Meat Puppets and Cracker joining the mid-summer party, along with indie band Rogue Wave among others. A-Trak, Umphrey's McGee, Omarion, JC Brooks & The Upown Sound, The…

  10. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  11. Coachella Live Stream: Watch the Fest Webcast

    April 13, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Coachella 2013 is now underway, but with a daily three-channel Youtube webcast straight from the festival which you can watch here, you don't have to actually be out in the California desert to see a lot of the multi-stage musical action live. Phoenix, New Order, The Postal Service…

  12. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  13. Kenny Chesney Makes History With Record Country Crowd in NY Area

    August 15, 2011 11:40 AM EDT The New York metro area, much maligned for its lack or affinity for country music, hosted what amounted to the market's first country festival in decades with the arrival of Kenny Chesney 's Goin' Coastal tour at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday …

  14. Wilson Phillips Gets New Boost from 'Bridesmaids' Movie

    May 22, 2011 8:00 AM EDT W ilson Phillips' "Hold On" is reaching a new audience thanks to the film "Bridesmaids," 21 years after the song hit No. 1. It's one of the key tracks in the movie, whose 13-song Relativity Music Group soundtrack also boasts Blondie's "Rip Her to Shreds…

  15. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

  16. The 5 Worst (And Best) Ad Songs

    May 29, 2009 1:07 PM EDT The right song can help a product shine - but the wrong one can hit an off note Billboard consulted with a six-person panel of experts in advertising and branding to determine our list of the best five songs in commercials - and five that made viewers reach for their remotes. The Panel of…

  17. Kanye West, NIN Bring Lollapalooza To A Close

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails closed Lollapalooza 2008 in grand fashion Sunday (Aug. 3) in Chicago's Grant Park, with the former regaling his hometown crowd with hit after hit and the latter band off Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails closed Lollapalooza 2008 in grand fashion Sunday (Aug. 3…

  18. Gnarls Barkley Rings In MySpace's 150th Secret Show

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley, Battles and newcomer Janelle Monae hit New York's Fillmore at Irving Plaza last night (June 8) for MySpace's 150th "Secret Show." Admission was free on a first-come, first-served basis Gnarls Barkley, Battles and newcomer Janelle Monae hit New York's…

  19. Gnarls Barkley Gets Soulful At 'SNL' Warm-Up

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "It's kind of like our overpaid dress rehearsal," Cee Lo said last night (Apr. 10) at the intimate Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, a gig planned as a warm-up for Gnarls Barkley's performance on "Satur "It's kind of like our overpaid dress rehearsal,"…

  20. Second Gnarls Barkley Disc Due April 8

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gnarls Barkley has settled on April 8 as the release date for its sophomore Downtown/Atlantic album, "The Odd Couple." First single "Run" leaked two weeks ago and is just now starting to accumulate ra Gnarls Barkley has settled on April 8 as the release date for its…

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