1. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Musical Needs New Star

    July 31, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Reeve Carney, who donned the Spidey suit when the show began, will leave in September. The hit Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is losing its longtime superhero but producers are holding open casting calls for anyone who wants to don the red and blue suit. Reeve…

  2. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

  3. Kate Nash, Half Moon Run and Blondfire to Rock Billboard Party in Chicago

    July 24, 2013 9:58 AM EDT Billboard will bring the party ahead of next month's Lollapalooza festival in the Windy City. The free Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, is set for Aug. 1 at Chicago's Double Door, and will feature performances from British singer Kate Nash, Canadian group Half Moon Run,…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Zane Williams, 'Overnight Success'

    July 10, 2013 7:10 PM EDT The title cut of Zane Williams' new CD and current single is "Overnight Success." He tells Billboard that he wouldn't mind if fans thought the tongue-in-cheek lyrics were something he identified with – though he has been perfecting his craft for close to two decades. …

  5. Franz Ferdinand Release New Single, 'Right Action'

    June 27, 2013 5:48 PM EDT Scottish rock quartet Franz Ferdinand is back with its newest single from its forthcoming record, "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action." The track, "Right Action," features the classic jangly strums found in old Franz Ferdinand cuts, but it's also packed with…

  6. Frank Ocean Performs Three New Songs: Watch

    June 26, 2013 1:05 AM EDT Frank Ocean is apparently swimming with new tunes. The singer-songwriter has premiered three songs during his concert Tuesday night at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. Fans on the scene have uploaded the tracks, the first of which can be streamed below. Ocean’s new works are an early sample…

  7. M.I.A. Releases First 'Matangi' Single, 'Bring The Noize': Listen

    June 18, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The rapper talks label frustration. M.I.A. returns with the first single off her album, "Matangi" (N.E.E.T./Interscope), titled "Bring The Noize." Besides debuting the Switch and Surkin-produced cut, off her upcoming fourth studio album due in the fall, M.I.A. talked to…

  8. Queens of the Stone Age Returns With 'My God Is The Sun' Single: Listen

    April 08, 2013 5:23 PM EDT After tearing through new music during a recent live performance, California rockers Queens of the Stone Age released the first single off of their upcoming album, "…Like Clockwork," on Monday (Apr. 8). "My God Is The Sun" originally surfaced last month, when a video…

  9. Frank Ocean's Unreleased 'Eyes Like Sky' Song Leaks: Listen

    February 24, 2013 9:48 AM EST Frank Ocean has been on a winning streak. The singer-songwriter has taken home two Grammys and one Brit Award all in the month of February. Shortly after the 2013 Grammys, he revealed he was "10, 11 songs" into his upcoming sophomore album. "It's another cohesive thing,…

  10. Frank Ocean is '10, 11 Songs' Into New Album

    February 20, 2013 4:17 PM EST 'It's another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again,' the singer-songwriter says. After taking home two Grammys more than a week ago (Sunday, Feb. 10), Frank Ocean revealed more details of his upcoming sophomore album to Zane Lowe of BBC Radio. Frank Ocean '…

  11. Phoenix Returns with 'Entertainment' Single: Listen

    February 18, 2013 3:03 PM EST The lead track from "Bankrupt!" embraces a synth-heavy sound. Phoenix 's new single promises "Entertainment," and the track doesn't disappoint. The French band's single debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on Monday, the group's first new…

  12. St. Lucia Talks Debut Album, Opening for Ellie Goulding

    January 30, 2013 3:55 PM EST The New York-by-way-of-Johannesburg artist has already scored a hit in South Africa. Jean-Philip Grobler, the mastermind behind rising synth-pop act St. Lucia, hasn't released a full album yet, but he's already topping artists like Taylor Swift and the Lumineers halfway around the…

  13. Coachella 2013: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 25, 2013 3:51 PM EST The full lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was unveiled on Thursday night (Jan. 24), and this year's six-day, two-weekend extravaganza features some heavy-hitting performers. Aside from top-line artists like Blur, Phoenix, the Stone Roses and Red Hot Chili…

  14. The Killers' Flowers: 'Runaways' Is 'A Great Starting Point' for Album

    July 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT ''I had a good feeling about it," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says about "Runaways," the anthemic new single from the Las Vegas rock group. The soaring number, which heralds "Battle Born," the band's first new album in four years set for release…

  15. Sleigh Bells Play Acoustic Beyonce Cover: Listen

    March 07, 2012 9:11 PM EST Sleigh Bells have joined the ranks of indie bands doing Beyonce covers. The ear-splitting duo put an ethereal, acoustic spin on the diva's hit "Irreplaceable" during a Maida Vale studio session, revealing the performance on DJ Zane Lowe's BBC show on Wednesday. Sleigh…

  16. M.I.A. Confirms Super Bowl Appearance

    January 30, 2012 8:53 PM EST M.I.A. will join Madonna and Nicki Minaj at the Super Bowl halftime show, the musician confirmed to the BBC's Zane Lowe. "Yes, I'm going to the Super Bowl… I'm gonna be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj... If you're gonna go to the Super Bowl, you might as well…

  17. The Killers to Release Album This Year

    January 05, 2012 9:45 AM EST It's been a few years since The Killers released "Day & Age," but frontman Brandon Flowers confirmed that a new album will be released this year. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, the 30-year-old singer revealed that the band had recorded several songs for…

  18. Sleigh Bells Issue New Track, 'Born To Lose': Listen

    December 15, 2011 5:15 PM EST Sleigh Bells , the Brooklyn noise-pop duo that broke out in 2010 with debut album "Treats," is getting ready for a busy 2012 that will see the release of their sophomore disc, "Reign of Terror." The crackling first track issued from the album, "Born To Lose,"…

  19. Frank Ocean Talks New Album; Says No to Kanye West Collabo

    November 14, 2011 6:25 PM EST After cancelling his NYC show due to illness, Frank Ocean trekked abroad for his first UK show where he performed new songs from his untitled sophomore effort. Ocean stopped by BBC 1xtra after his praised performance on Fri (Nov. 11) to talk about his upcoming album and why he's passing…

  20. The Weeknd Remixes Florence + the Machine's 'Shake It Out': Listen

    September 27, 2011 4:50 PM EDT The Weeknd lends his signature moody soundscapes to the remix of Florence + the Machine 's second single, " Shake It Out ," off their sophomore album, "Ceremonials" (Oct. 31). Close to two weeks after Florence + the Machine announced The Weeknd's remix via their…

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