1. Album Review: Awolnation’s ‘Run’ Is More of a Technical Achievement Than an Artistic One

    March 17, 2015 4:15 PM EDT Sandwiched between hits on the rock radio stations it dominated from 2011 to 2013, Awol­nation 's blockbuster "Sail" sounds like Nine Inch Nails covering Nickelback. It's dark, with crashing synths, scary violins and lyrics a ...

  2. Exclusive: Watch Brian Wilson Perform New Song 'Runaway Dancer' With Capital Cities' Sebu

    March 17, 2015 3:10 PM EDT 1.616 k 69 15 Brian Wilson is prepping a new solo album, and Billboard has an exclusive first look at the legendary  Beach Boys  singer performing one of its tracks with a very special guest:  Capital Cities ' Sebu , who stopped by Wilson's rece ...

  3. Brian Wilson Tracks for the Honeys & More Get Record Store Day Release

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  4. Brian Wilson Sets U.S. Tour

    March 05, 2015 7:43 PM EST Brian Wilson will support his new album No Pier Pressure with a U.S. tour that will hit more than 15 U.S. cities. Former Beach Boys  bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will join Wilson and his band.  The tour starts June 18 at the Mountain ...

  5. Brian Wilson to be Honored by Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers at 'Brian Fest' Benefit Concert

    March 03, 2015 8:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Brian Wilson will honoroed with an all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this spring, featuring performances by Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers , Heart 's Ann Wilson, Wilson Phillips , former Beach Boys member Al Jardine, the ...

  6. Emile Haynie Tells the Story Behind 'We Fall' Tracks With Rufus Wainwright, Brian Wilson & More

    March 03, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer and songwriter Emile Haynie is very excited to talk about his first album, We Fall , but not for the reasons you might expect. "It's kind of weird when you're a producer speaking on someone else's work," says Haynie ...

  7. Slash on His Famous Guns N' Roses Riff, His Grandma's Inspiration and How Les Paul Once 'Wiped the Stage' With Him

    January 23, 2015 10:48 AM EST The late guitar pioneer Les Paul once "wiped the floor" with Slash when the former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist played with the veteran instrument inventor at a New York City club some years back.  Now, on Jan. 24, at ...

  8. Watch Lorde, One Direction, Pharrell & More in Epic Beach Boys Cover

    October 07, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Some die-hard music fans have doubtless been waiting for the day when Pharrell , Chris Martin of Coldplay , Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and One Direction would all collaborate. Luckily, the moment has arrived. Those artists, along with a lar ...

  9. 'Love & Mercy' Stars John Cusack & Paul Dano on How They Became Brian Wilson

    September 19, 2014 4:50 PM EDT The film about the Beach Boys mastermind premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It wasn't just the script that got actors John Cusack and Paul Dano excited about playing Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson in director Bil ...

  10. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven ...

  11. 'Love & Mercy,' Biopic on Brian Wilson's Dark Years, to Premiere in September

    July 22, 2014 1:53 PM EDT “Love & Mercy,” Bill Pohlad’s film on Brian Wilson’s dark years spent under the care of Eugene Landy, will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.   The film, starring Paul Dano as Wilson, Elizabeth ...

  12. 'Love & Mercy,' Biopic on Brian Wilson's Dark Years, to Premiere in September

    July 22, 2014 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 “Love & Mercy,” Bill Pohlad’s film on Brian Wilson’s dark years spent under the care of Eugene Landy, will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.   The film, starring Paul Dano as Wilson, Elizabeth Ba ...

  13. Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel Join Brian Wilson in the Studio

    July 19, 2014 3:27 PM EDT A onetime Beach Boy returns to his girl-group roots for a new album. Since the untimely end to the Beach Boys' last tour after longtime nemesis Mike Love pulled the plug, Brian Wilson is back in the studio working on a new studio album, slated ...

  14. Brian Wilson Tells Doubters to Back Off, It ‘Kind Of Bums Me Out’

    June 11, 2014 5:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Wilson doesn’t dig negativity. It kind of, well, bums him out. The Beach Boys great has hit back at detractors who’re putting out bad vibes on his current recording project. According to a Rolling Stone article re-published by Wilson on his of ...

  15. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly

    January 04, 2014 5:31 PM EST The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74 There is perhaps no greater measure of the legendary Everly Brothers& ...

  16. Brian Wilson Says He's 'Gotten Better' as a Musician, Talks 'Sentimental' Beach Boys Reunion

    October 23, 2013 12:20 AM EDT Brian Wilson says that with time, he's become a stronger performer. "It's gotten better. We've had a little practice. ... The musicianship, the vocals have gotten better," he said in a recent interview. Wilson is on a joi ...

  17. Brian Wilson Says Album With Jeff Beck Is 'Different Than Anything I've Ever Done'

    October 14, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Album is two-thirds done; Beck says, "There's a style about the melody and the chords that I think he wants to recapture some of the 'Pet Sounds' flavor" Brian Wilson is well aware of all those rumors about three different ...

  18. Mike Love 'Upset' Over Direction of Beach Boys Reunion Album, Tour

    August 14, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Though the Beach Boys are divided rather than conquering a year after their triumphant 50th anniversary reunion tour, Mike Love is not ruling out the possibility of it happening again. But he has some stipulations. "It depends, because the ...

  19. Brian Wilson Working on Solo Album With Jeff Beck, Fellow Beach Boys

    June 06, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Brian Wilson is back in the studio. Capitol Music Group announced in a release today that the legendary songwriter is at work on his 11th solo record at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles and will go out on a short tour with his former bandmates Al ...

  20. Brian Wilson Announces He's at Work on 11th Solo Record, Jeff Beck to Feature

    June 06, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Brian Wilson is back in the studio. Capitol Music Group announced in a release today that the legendary songwriter is at work on his 11th solo record at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles and will go out on a short tour with his former bandmates ...

  21. Phil Ramone on Film and Stage: From Bond and Madonna to 'Flashdance' and 'August Rush'

    March 30, 2013 8:27 PM EDT Phil Ramone was the rare record producer and engineer who was active and thriving in the live-performance realm  as well as film, TV and theater. He produced numerous MusiCares person of the year galas during Grammy Week, tributes to performers ...

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  23. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  24. From Alabama to Rihanna, Stars Fight Pandora on Royalties

    November 15, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Rihanna wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates are set. T ...

  25. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, 122 Other Artists Tell Pandora: 'That's Not How Partners Work Together'

    November 14, 2012 12:15 PM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Zac Brown Band wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates a ...

  26. Beach Boys' Mike Love Denies Firing Brian Wilson

    October 05, 2012 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mike Love wants to get one thing straight: He didn't fire Brian Wilson . However, the singer does give numerous reasons in an op-ed why he issued a statement saying he would continue to tour as the Beach Boys without Wilson, Al Jardine or David ...

  27. Fun Fun Done: Beach Boys Cap Reunion With Epic London Show

    October 01, 2012 10:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 All Smiles During 55-SONG SET at Wembley Arena for Possible Swansong of 'Original' Group As the Beach Boys played their way around London last week, the word across town was of great sounds but bad vibrations. If the much-publicized rift i ...

  28. Jeff Lynne Q&A: ELO Guru Reboots Old Songs, Preps New Ones

    September 26, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two Releases on Oct. 9; Plus First Solo Album of New Music in Decades Should Be Ready in 2013 Though he fronted the Electric Light Orchestra since its 1970 inception and was part of the short-lived Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne is primarily a behin ...

  29. Peter Gabriel Launches 'So'-centric Tour, Plots Hiatus

    September 14, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel 's Back To Front Tour, which begins Sunday, may be the last we see of him for awhile. Gabriel tells Billboard that "there is new music" he's working on, but it will have to wait for a hiatus he's planning after ...

  30. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  31. Harry Shearer Enlists Jane Lynch, Dr. John on New Album

    July 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harry Shearer's politically pointed new album, "Can't Take a Hint," is considerably different than anything he's done before, either on his own or with Spinal Tap and the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind." The 13-track ...

  32. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  33. Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary: How the Complex Tour Came Together

    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM EDT (Photo: Guy Webster) God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, ...

  34. The Beach Boys: 'The Ultimate Summer Show'

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion - Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston ...

  35. The Beach Boys: How The Reunion Happened

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 The process that led to the Beach Boys' reunion began in 2011, according to Joe Thomas, a PBS "Soundstage" producer who has collaborated with Brian Wilson, after several years of outreach between the parties and missives delivered throu ...

  36. The Beach Boys: Surf's Up, Again

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Two Fender representatives approach Al Jardine during an interview to talk guitars. They have 1962 reissue Jaguars to give to Jardine and the man who briefly replaced him in the Beach Boys, David Marks, for that day's rehearsal at Center Staging ...

  37. The Beach Boys: Fun, Fun, Fun At 50

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 The Beach Boys have turned the group's golden anniversary into an extended period of good vibrations for fans, and for the band itself. The group is marking the milestone with a long-awaited reunion of surviving members Mike Love and Bruce Johnst ...

  38. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  39. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. R ...

  40. Beach Boys Talk Reunion Tour: No Holograms 'Yet'

    April 30, 2012 7:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 A "miracle." That's the word Al Jardine not-so-jokingly uses to describe the latest Beach Boys reunion - this one consisting of himself and fellow founding Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love, as well as longtime players Bruce Johns ...

  41. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, th ...

  42. Exclusive: Beach Boys Get a 'ZinePak for 50th Anniversary

    April 20, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first recorded fruit from this year's Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion is coming May 1. A newly recorded version of the group's 1968 hit "Do It Again" will be featured on a disc that accompanies The Beach Boys 50th Anniver ...

  43. Pub Briefs: BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars; Carole King To Receive BMI Icon Award

    March 23, 2012 7:00 AM EDT BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars - BMG Chrysalis US has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bruno Mars, whose debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," has scanned 1.7 million units so far in the U.S., according to Nielsen So ...

  44. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:26 PM EST Radiohead, Phish, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, ...

  45. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, ...

  46. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  47. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery f ...

  48. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  49. Grammys 2012: Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at the 2012 Grammy Awards, topping the ceremony with Album of the Year for "21" and taking home both Song and R ...

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