1. Flume Talks Collaborations With Vic Mensa and Beck, and Letting His Music Speak for Itself

    December 29, 2016 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 The Chicago Tribune recently talked to Flume ahead of his big performance at the city's Reaction music festival this weekend. The Australian superstar had a huge 2016, with the release of his second album Skin , which featured some big vocal co ...

  2. Beck, Kacey Musgraves & Violent Femmes to Headline 2016 Pilgrimage Music Festival: Exclusive

    May 17, 2016 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will hit Franklin, Tenn., this fall, and today  Billboard can   exclusively announce the first wave of performers for the Sept. 24-25 fest, which includes headliners  Beck , Kacey Musgraves , Violent Femmes a ...

  3. Watch Beck and Chemical Brothers' 'Wide Open' Video, Become a Dancing Cyborg

    January 25, 2016 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 The Chemical Brothers ’ 2015 album Born in the Echoes ended with a sublime collaboration with Beck titled “Wide Open.”  Today (Jan. 25), the British electronic duo shared a similarly enthralling video to accompany it. Members Tom Rowlands and Ed Sim ...

  4. Beck Cancels Las Vegas Show Due to Illness

    January 07, 2016 8:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Beck canceled his Las Vegas concert Thursday (Jan. 7) night at the Brooklyn Bowl venue there, citing illness as the cause. The show has been rescheduled for Sunday now.  Jakob Dylan, Beck, Fiona Apple & More Honor Southern California's Clas ...

  5. Billboard.com's 10 Best Rock and Alternative Songs of 2015: Critics' Picks

    December 22, 2015 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 With each passing year, it seems our old friend guitar rock fades further and further from the Hot 100 chart . Beneath the top 40, alternative radio is centered on slick, synth-friendly sounds and mainstream rock stations offer little respite from t ...

  6. Jakob Dylan, Beck, Fiona Apple & More Honor Southern California's Classic Folk Scene: Live Review

    October 13, 2015 5:24 PM EDT For many, Southern California's 1960s folk rock scene began with the 1965 release of the Byrds’ Mr. Tambourine Man . That prolific scene, which also included The Mamas & the Papas , the Association  and  the Beach Boys , is seeing its  50 ...

  7. Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power & More Announce 1960s Southern California Folk Covers Album, Concert

    September 28, 2015 9:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beck , Fiona Apple , Jakob Dylan , Cat Power , Regina Spektor and others are joining forces for a one-off concert and studio album celebrating the 50th anniversary of Southern California's iconic 1960s folk rock scene.  Rewinding the Charts: 50 ...

  8. Beck Leads Adult Alternative, Fort Minor & Disturbed Return to Charts

    July 02, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beck scores his second leader on Adult Alternative Songs as “Dreams” rockets 7-1 in just its second week on the tally (dated July 11). "Dreams" makes the fastest flight to No. 1 on the list since Dave Matthews Band ’s “Funny The Way It Is” ...

  9. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Adds Another No. 1, With 'Style'

    June 29, 2015 7:25 PM EDT 19.393 k 642 48 While 'Bad Blood' holds atop Pop Songs, prior single 'Style' tops AC. Plus, Selena Gomez soars in and other new No. 1s for Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Beck, Blake Shelton & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a ...

  10. Beck Debuts on Rock Charts, X Ambassadors On Top

    June 25, 2015 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beck blasts onto multiple Billboard charts with his bright, dancey single "Dreams." With a No. 13 start on Alternative Songs , it's the genre-shifting artist's highest debut ever, and highest peak since "Nausea" reached ...

  11. Nate Ruess’ Solo Debut ‘Grand Romantic’ Is Better and Brighter Than Its Singles: Album Review

    June 22, 2015 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nate Ruess  has been a busy frontman for nearly 15 years -- the first half spent with pop-punk trio The Format , and the rest with Fun. , whose surprise Grammy-winning breakthrough in 2012 turned him into a star. The latter's big-belted, blue-c ...

  12. Is Natalie La Rose's New Single With Fetty Wap a Flop? Plus More of the Week's Best and Worst New Songs

    June 19, 2015 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Foxes "Body Talk" Epic/Sony Best-known for her crystal vocals on Zedd 's "Clarity," alt-popper Foxes swings back to the dancefloor for "Body Talk," the first single from her sophomore set. A brighter sound fits the ...

  13. Watch Beck Show Off His Hide-and-Seek Skills for James Corden

    April 03, 2015 6:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The only way to make an episode of  The Late Late Show with James Corden,  filmed at a random person's house, a little weirder is by getting grown-up celebrities to play hide-and-seek. And that's just what happened on Thursday night's ...

  14. Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & Patti Smith to Present at Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 18, 2015 5:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney , Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith will be among those honoring the class of 2015 at this year's induction ceremony, taking place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. McCartney will present Beatles ...

  15. Justin Bieber: 'This Beck Album Is Incredible'

    March 09, 2015 7:21 PM EDT More than a year after Beck released his award-winning album Morning Phase , Justin Bieber has released his review: "This Beck album is incredible." Bieber tweeted his thoughts on Monday morning (March 9). The album resurfaced in the m ...

  16. Kanye West Apologizes to Beck -- And Bruno Mars Too

    February 26, 2015 6:51 PM EST 4.204 k 245 55 Kanye West seems to be in a positive mood after unveiling his new track "All Day" at the Brit Awards and accepting a BET Honors Visionary Award this week, all to rave reviews.  So much so, he's now apologized to Beck after st ...

  17. Grammy Awards 2015 Impact Analysis: Post-Show Sales Rise by 87 Percent

    February 21, 2015 3:15 PM EST 5.904 k 152 80 Sam Smith and Beck get big sales boosts from the 2015 Grammy Awards. Now that a full week has passed since the 2015 Grammy Awards (Feb. 8), we can analyze the overall sales impact from the show. The 57th annual awards aired on CBS and featu ...

  18. Grammys 2015: Beck's Win Is a Win for Adult Alternative Radio, Too

    February 10, 2015 9:05 AM EST 2.225 k 144 1 While the mainstream catches up on 'Morning Phase,' the niche radio format championed the Grammy-winning set early on, marking the latest example of its importance as a tastemaker. Who is Beck? A fair portion of music fans might be ...

  19. Grammys 2015: Beck and Coldplay's Chris Martin Perform 'Heart Is a Drum'

    February 08, 2015 6:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Beck brought Chris Martin on stage to bring a serious injection of drama to his song "Heart Is a Drum," off the singer's sombre 2014 album Morning Phase , which won Beck the Album of the Year award mere minutes before. Beck's � ...

  20. Beck Warms Up 2014 ACL Music Festival With Rocking Performance at Stubb’s

    October 04, 2014 10:13 AM EDT The 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival launched on Friday (Oct. 3) just as the heat from the hot Texas summer finally broke, with acts like Chvrches , Childish Gambino , Sam Smith and Outkast delighting the massive crowds. ACL Music Festiv ...

  21. Conan O'Brien Sets George Harrison Week on TBS Show

    September 15, 2014 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tribute is timed to the release of the "George Harrison: The Apple Years" reissue The late George Harrison is getting a weeklong tribute on TBS' Conan. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest� ...

  22. Conan O'Brien Sets George Harrison Week on TBS Show

    September 15, 2014 9:20 PM EDT The late George Harrison is getting a weeklong tribute on TBS' Conan. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert Timed to the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 , a r ...

  23. Beck Opens For Himself After Support Act Drops Out of Detroit Concert

    June 29, 2014 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beck gave his Detroit fans more than they expected over the weekend, and a very different show than what he's been doing during his current tour — and rest assured no one was complaining. After opener The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger dropped ou ...

  24. KROQ Weenie Roast 2014: Avicii, Capital Cities Infuse Dance Music Into Annual Alternative Fest

    June 01, 2014 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Avicii, Capital Cities, Fitz and the Tantrums, Beck and more show the new blend of dance and alternative at Weenie Roast Given Los Angeles radio station KROQ’s lofty status in the broadcasting pantheon, its annual summertime kick-off show, the Weeni ...

  25. Coachella 2014: Arcade Fire Set Features 'Daft Punk' Surprise

    April 21, 2014 2:49 AM EDT Two robots in white join the night three headliners for the song "Get Lucky." Also: Beck makes an appearance. Coachella 2014 has featured a slew of unannounced guests over its two-weekend bow, but perhaps the biggest surprise of all came ...

  26. Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake's 'Bad' Bounds Up Hot 100; Dierks Bentley Crowns Country Airplay; Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay Record With New No. 1

    March 28, 2014 12:53 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" soars to a new peak (No. 5). Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Passenger: ...

  27. Beck Announces North American Tour

    March 11, 2014 7:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hot off the release of his second-highest charting album ever, Beck has announced a small slate of North America live dates for the coming months. The singer-songwriter's first show, April 9 in Santa Barbara, Calif. will act as a warm-up to his ...

  28. Forecastle Music Festival: Outkast, Jack White, Beck Headlining

    March 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Outkast just keeps adding to its tour of music festivals in 2014. The hip-hop duo is among the headliners of this year's Forecastle Music Festival. Indie rock royalty Jack White and Beck will join Outkast as the main headliners of Forecastle, h ...

  29. Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs Chart Upgrades

    February 21, 2014 4:50 PM EST The tally welcomes several influential radio stations in major markets, further solidifying the chart's status as a launch pad for multi-format hits Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs radio airplay chart (known by its industry term, Trip ...

  30. Beck, Dan Deacon Headline L.A.'s Station to Station Railway Car Exhibit

    September 28, 2013 6:24 PM EDT By Maxwell Williams, The Hollywood Reporter At around 8 p.m. at Union Station in Los Angeles, artist Doug Aitken stood on tiptoes, inspecting through a camera lens indie-rock artist Dan Deacon’s spasmodic set. Under the cavernous Art Deco ceilings ...

  31. Beck Takes a Trip On 'I Won't Be Long': Listen

    July 02, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Whether he's behind stacks of synthesizers and mixers, a lone acoustic guitar, or a pile of sheet music, everything Beck has put out in the past 20 years has always been, undoubtedly, Beck. And after five years of waiting since his last relea ...

  32. The Man Behind Beck’s 360-Degree ‘Sound and Vision’

    February 21, 2013 11:11 AM EST Do you like neat things that are from the future? Stop whatever else you’re doing and check out the immersive music collaboration between Beck and director Chris Milk . The flat version of this went viral earlier this month, but this version, rele ...

  33. Beck Performs Bowie Classic With 167-Piece Ensemble for Lincoln Project

    February 06, 2013 11:10 AM EST Beck recorded an eight-minute version of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" with an 167-piece ensemble Tuesday night that will launch the Lincoln motor company's online "Hello, Again" series. Beck performed the track f ...

  34. Beck Performs David Bowie's 'Low' With 167-Piece Ensemble for Lincoln Motors' 'Relaunch'

    February 06, 2013 11:05 AM EST Beck recorded an eight-minute version of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" with an 167-piece ensemble Tuesday night that will launch Lincoln Motors' online "Hello, Again" series. Beck performed the Bowie track from ...

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  36. The Beat 9/20: Dave Matthews Band is No. 1, Ben Folds Five is Back

    The Beat 9/20: Dave Matthews Band is No. 1, Ben Folds Five is Back

    September 20, 2012 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/20: Dwight Yoakam is Back, Ben Folds Five & “Fraggle Rock”, Dave Matthews Band tops the Billboard 200. Dwight Yoakam , jonathan brooks , Dave Matthews Band , featuredVideo1 , Barack Obama , Jay-z , 3 Pears , Billboard , fraggle rock , ...

  37. Dwight Yoakam on Tapping Beck, Kid Rock For '3 Pears' Album

    September 18, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 'It was a continuous process of creating musical ideas,' says Yoakam of seven-year album gap. Dwight Yoakam assures us that "there was no deliberate plan in taking this many years" -- seven, that is -- to release "3 Pears,&q ...

  38. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal olig ...

  39. Tina Fey Raps on Childish Gambino Mixtape: Listen

    July 05, 2012 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Childish Gambino 's latest mixtape has a star-studded hip-hop guest list -- and one surprising MC from the world of the rapper's day job. "30 Rock" multi-hyphenate Tina Fey joins Gambino, AKA NBC colleague Donald Glover, to drop ...

  40. Dwight Yoakam Says Beck Collab Has Creedence Feel

    June 06, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dwight Yoakam hasn't released an all-new studio album since 2005's "Blame the Vain", but that will change this fall with his return to Warner Music. The trad-country master spoke about the still-untitled effort, which will includ ...

  41. Dwight Yoakam Talks Return to Warner, Working With Beck at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Dwight Yoakam speaks to Billboard's Tom Roland during his Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) 1986 saw the release of one country music's most acclaimed albums ever -- Dwight Yoakam's Guitars ...

  42. TuneCore Expands Into Canada

    January 11, 2012 2:40 PM EST Brooklyn, NY-based TuneCore has expanded its music and video distribution service into Canada. The site, www.tunecore.ca , is exclusive to Canadian artists. The music is priced in Canadian currency and there is no currency conversion on domestic s ...

  43. Meeting of the Minds: Stephen Malkmus Taps Beck For 'Mirror Traffic'

    August 19, 2011 5:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album, "Mirror Traffic," the band's fifth, finds frontman Malkmus and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Beck teaming up for the first time. Beck serves as producer ...

  44. Charlotte Gainsbourg / Jan. 19, 2010 / Brooklyn, NY (Bell House)

    January 21, 2010 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 When French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg talked to Billboard Magazine last month about her album "IRM," due in the U.S. on Jan. 26 , she spoke affectionately about her collaborator Beck , the intense but rewarding weeks in the studio, and t ...

  45. Johnny Cash Releasing Another Posthumous Album

    January 14, 2010 7:10 AM EST 0 0 0 More than six years after his death, Johnny Cash will return to record stores next month with a new album featuring one of the last songs the country legend ever wrote. "American VI: Ain't No Grave," billed as the final installment in ...

  46. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck Team Up For 'IRM'

    September 08, 2009 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has collaborated with singer/songwriter Beck for her third album, "IRM," which is due in January 2010. "IRM" began as a straight-ahead production job for Beck, but eventually took on ...

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