Mikael Wood

Brian Wilson Reaches Back For 'Gershwin' Project

Brian Wilson Reaches Back For 'Gershwin' Project

In 2004, Brian Wilson scored a critical and commercial victory by releasing a completed version of "Smile," the legendary "Pet Sounds" follow-up he'd originally begun work on in 1966. Six years later, the Beach Boys mastermind is reaching even further back in time for his latest project, "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin," due Aug. 17 from Walt Disney Records.
M.I.A.: The Billboard Cover Story

M.I.A.: The Billboard Cover Story

On the heels of a banned video and a controversial New York Times interview, M.I.A. talks about her new album, Trufflegate" and the art of controversy.
Hold Steady Seeks To Break Out Of The Brooklyn Rock Box

Hold Steady Seeks To Break Out Of The Brooklyn Rock Box

Craig Finn of the Hold Steady says that one way he knows his Brooklyn-based band has reached a certain level of success is that when it plays smaller markets — as it did during an early-April trek that included stops in Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y., and Morgantown, W.Va. — people turn up.
The Grascals,

The Grascals, "The Famous Lefty Flynn's"

Plenty of bluegrass outfits shred as impressively as heavy metal groups, but few sing about the devil more evocatively than members of the latter genre.
OK Go: The Billboard Cover Story

OK Go: The Billboard Cover Story

Groundbreaking YouTube auteurs OK Go part ways with their longtime record label and set sail in uncharted waters.

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