Spoon has a new project on the way. After releasing 2014’s critically acclaimed 'They Want My Soul' through Loma Vista, the Austin, Tex.-based indie rock heroes have signed with Matador Records for their ninth studio album, expected in March 2017, a source tells Billboard.
It’s no secret that the landscape is adjusting for rock and alternative music. The umbrella of genres didn’t see much play on the Top 40 in 2016, though numerous artists managed to send albums to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Billboard presents its critical picks for the best rock and alternative albums of 2016, including breakthrough newcomers like Car Seat Headrest and Mitski, alongside old masters Paul Simon, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced a slew of 40th anniversary tour dates for 2017, featuring Joe Walsh and Chris Stapleton. Check those dates here, along with a goofy sketch featuring Petty on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'
Halsey has earned Rising Star honors at Billboard's 2016 Women in Music event. Here's an introduction on the 22-year old musician, featuring five essential songs like "New Americana" and her Chainsmokers collab "Closer."