Dark Side of the Moon

  1. Why Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Trashed Spotify's Business Model

    July 15, 2013 12:05 AM EDT In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich ( @nigelgod ) called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.  Godrich takes issue with the eco ...

  2. Guest Post: Pink Floyd Pushes Back on Pandora's Royalty Rate Agenda

    June 25, 2013 6:06 PM EDT The following Op-Ed originally appeared this past Sunday (June 23) on the opinion pages of USA Today. Billboard.biz received permission to repost it here in its entirety, Billboard.biz welcomes comments below. Send all .Biz guest post submissio ...

  3. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin Album Art Designer Storm Thorgerson Dies

    April 18, 2013 6:07 PM EDT LONDON (AP) -- English graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, whose eye-popping album art for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin encapsulated the spirit of 1970s psychedelia, died Thursday. He was 69. In a statement, Thorgerson's family said that h ...

  4. Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Attempt at Record For O Music Awards, 'Great' Relationship With Warner Bros.

    May 23, 2012 4:05 PM EDT When the Flaming Lips set out to break Jay-Z's world record for most live concerts in multiple cities in 24 hours as part of MTV's O Music Awards on June 27th , it will probably look like a scene straight out of "The Magical Mystery ...

  5. Chart Moves: Matt Nathanson Gets a CMA Bump, Led Zeppelin's 'IV' Returns

    November 17, 2011 4:32 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, and debuts at No. 73 with next single "You Da One," while Taylor Swift debuts t ...

  6. Exclusive: Flaming Lips Plan Record Store Day Release

    October 06, 2011 3:43 PM EDT Ardent Record Store Day supporters the Flaming Lips have started to plan next year's release. Wayne Coyne says he intends to create a compilation of tracks the Lips have done with other artists such as Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt and Prefuse ...

  7. Backbeat: L.A.'s Correatown Throws Album Release Show At Bootleg Theater

    September 23, 2011 1:35 AM EDT Backstage at the Bootleg (l-r): Correatown band members Rob Poynter (drums), Mike Corwin (guitar), Jenni Tarma (bass), Lisa Richards (manager), Angela Correa (vocals, guitar) and Jason Ruck (keyboards). (Photo by Mitchell Peters) California native ...

  8. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Continues Dominance -- Even Crosses Into Latin Pop

    June 23, 2011 4:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : -- Adele : "Rolling in the Deep" banks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a fourth frame atop Hot 100 Airplay (153 million in audience, up 1%, according to Nielsen BDS). It drops, however, ...

  9. Flaming Lips Play Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    June 17, 2011 7:34 AM EDT If you were at either of the Flaming Lips shows in Los Angeles this week and didn't enjoy yourself, you were probably dead. That's not just because the veteran psych-rock band delivered on all cylinders during their two-night bow -- the ...

  10. Dave Matthews Band Announces Second Caravan Festival Dates

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Dates for the second of four Dave Matthews Band Caravan festivals this summer have been announced: July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. The lineup for the shows -- DMB's only Midwest concert performances o ...

  11. The Muscle Behind Decemberists' No. 1? NPR And Amazon

    January 27, 2011 11:44 AM EST Decemberists Top The 200 With Help From NPR & Amazon.com (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Billboard 200: -- The Decemberists: As previously noted , the band's new album "The King Is Dead" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with their fir ...

  12. Chart Moves: Pink, Katy Perry, AMAs, Amazon MP3, Pink Floyd

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Kanye West & Nicki Minaj : As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots , respectively, on the Billboard 200. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj ...

  13. In The City Day 3: Nick Mason Talks EMI Court Battle

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During the third and final day of U.K. music conference In The City in Manchester, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason likened the band's recent court case with EMI to "fighting a rear-guard action." In March this year Pink Floyd won a Lo ...

  14. Retail Briefs: NARM, Heavy Rotation Records, Alliance Entertainment

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers and the Country Music Assn. will produce an Entertainment Law Conference in Nashville on Nov. 9. The keynote will be an interview with U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters , who will discuss ...

  15. Chart Moves: Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Daughtry, Shakira

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: The artist simply refuses to move out of the penthouse on the Billboard 200 as his "Recovery" spends a third week atop the list, shifting 229,000 (down 27%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Big Boi's solo debut "Sir L ...

  16. Report: EMI Puts 'For Sale' Sign On Abbey Road

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Abbey Road, the iconic London recording studios, has been put on the market by EMI, according to the Financial Times. EMI declined to comment to Billboard.biz on the prospective sale of the studios, immortalized by the 1969 Beatles album of the sa ...

  17. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  18. Pink Floyd Member Richard Wright Dies

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, whose playing enriched some of the most popular songs in rock history, died today (Sept. 15) in Britain after a short battle with cancer. He was 65. Born July 28, 1943, in Middlesex, England, Wright met Roger Wa ...

  19. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  20. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  21. Pink Floyd Catalog Arrives In MP3

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd is the latest heavyweight act to premiere their catalog in the MP3 format through digital delivery firm 7digital. With immediate effect, 7digital has released the legendary prog-rock band's entire albums repertoire as DRM-free down ...

  22. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight, with those guests joining the reunited rock trio for "Message in a Bottle" to wra ...

  23. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  24. 2008 Rock In Rio Comes To Spain

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rock in Rio festival is to be held for the first time in the Spanish capital, Madrid, organizers have confirmed. The giant concert event will be staged over two weekends, from June 27 to 28 and July 4,5 and 6, near the town of Arganda del ...

  25. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the poll were broadcast M The British publ ...

  26. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the ...

  27. R&B Star Doris Troy Dead At 67

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," died Monday (Feb. 16) in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R ...