1. We Predicted Every ‘SNL’ Musical Guest For Season 40

    September 18, 2014 12:23 PM EDT Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Hozier have already been confirmed. We predicted the rest... because we're crazy. A new season of Saturday Night Live is nearly upon us, and that means a slew of musical guest announcements. For big music fans, an ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Myspace Relaunches Secret Shows with Mysterious Spoon Set in New York City

    August 04, 2014 1:45 PM EDT "Hello, brothers and sisters." Just a moment ago, we had been lined up outside Manhattan's McKittrick Hotel to see Spoon 's not-that-hush-hush set, to kick off the relaunch of Myspace's Secret Show series. We were guided in ...

  4. Spoon Launches Novel 'Instant Vinyl Gratification' Program Ahead of New Record

    July 01, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Fans are getting a unique peak at Spoon's new album, "They Want My Soul." Even though the release won't be out until August 5, starting Tuesday, July 15th, three of its songs will see the light early with pre-orders by way of a ...

  5. SXSW Interactive: Daniel Glass, Britt Daniel, More on Why It's a Must for Music Biz

    March 08, 2013 2:17 PM EST Today marks the kickoff of Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest’s Interactive Festival -- now in its 18th year as its own distinct entity within the entire SXSW conference. But while SXSW Interactive started primarily as a hothouse for emerging tec ...

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  7. Road Work

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Das Racist, Woods, and new supergroup Divine Fits hit the road. Sounds divine: Divine Fits -- a new supergroup comprising Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) and repped by Willia ...

  8. 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" ...

  9. Lollapalooza 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 05, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Saturday's Lollapalooza 2012 lineup featured a host of marquee headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers , Avicii and Frank Ocean , but the literal showstopper of the festival's second day was Mother Nature. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla L ...

  10. Heavy Storms Shake Up Lollapalooza

    August 04, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers Briefly Shut Down Festival; Alabama Shakes, B.o.B. + Others Lose Their Set Times Lollapalooza was briefly shut down on Saturday afternoon when heavy storms rolled into Chicago. At around 3:30 p.m. CT, festival organizers announced they wo ...

  11. Lollapalooza Suspended Due To Weather

    August 04, 2012 6:12 PM EDT Lollapalooza has been shut down and the festival grounds evacuated as heavy storms roll into Chicago. Festival organizers decided to suspend the fest in light of National Weather Service reports of severe thunderstorms and began escorting attendee ...

  12. Spoon Talks Tour, SXSW Gig

    March 15, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference will be an odd experience for the members of Spoon , who have usually been at home in Austin as either participants or attendees. "We play the first day of South By Southwest (Wednesd ...

  13. Business Matters: The Vitality Of The Album Format, 'American Idol,' EMI Christian and more

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Don't look now, but a few people are recognizing ...

  14. White Rabbits

    July 01, 2009 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although the name “White Rabbits” might remind listeners of the psychedelic subculture or “Alice in Wonderland” upon first mention, the band's vocalist and pianist Stephen Patterson notes that the name is in no way, shape or form a reference to ...

  15. Pearl Jam Reteams With Brendan O'Brien For New Album

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam has started recording its ninth studio album with producer Brendan O'Brien, guitarist Mike McCready told Seattle radio station KISW yesterday (May 1). Though only "four or five" songs are be Pearl Jam has started recording i ...

  16. Spoon, "Don't You Evah"

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Spoon's Britt Daniel was right to compare "The Underdog," the first single off "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga," to a fiesta. Spoon's Britt Daniel was right to compare "The Underdog," the first single off "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ...

  17. Monolith Festival / Sept. 14-15, 2007 / Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some brilliant ideas come from flashes of unexpected genius, something that could only be the work of a special mind. It takes another kind of subtle intellectual leap to make a seemingly obvious grea Some brilliant ideas come from flashes of unexpe ...

  18. Indie Stars Unplug For Bookeaters Benefit

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a handful of indie stars took the stage for the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit. It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) ...

  19. Muse, Spoon, Interpol Rock Rainy Lollapalooza Day Two

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In startling contrast to the beautiful weather on Friday, gray skies and intermittent rain showers were the backdrop for the second day of Lollapalooza (Aug. 4) at Chicago's Grant Park. But a host of In startling contrast to the beautiful weath ...

  20. Almost Famous

    July 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late-blooming indie rock band Spoon had its biggest success five albums into a decade-plus career with 2005's "Gimme Fiction," and an energized fan base is already teed up for "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga," due th Late-blooming indie roc ...

  21. Spoon Halfway Home On 'Gimme Fiction' Follow-Up

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spoon is about "halfway through" work on its next studio album, which is being penciled in for an April or May release. Spoon is about "halfway through" work on its next studio album, which is being penciled in for an April or Ma ...

  22. Spoon's Daniel Scores With 'Stranger Than Fiction'

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spoon's Britt Daniel makes his first foray into film score work with "Stranger Than Fiction," the soundtrack for which arrives Nov. 7 via Columbia. Spoon's Britt Daniel makes his first foray into film score work with "Strang ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Spoon, Brooke Hogan, Ciara

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although Spoon was hoping to finish its next Merge album before the end of the summer, the band has opted to not rush the process and is now working on additional material. Although Spoon was hoping to finish its next Merge album before the end of t ...

  24. Indie Rock On Display At Sixth Musicfest NW

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Portland, Ore., in September for the sixth Musicfest NW. Among the artists performing throughout the city from Sept. 7-9 are the Black Keys, Silver Jews, A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Por ...

  25. Spoon Revving Up For 'Wild' New Album

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spoon has entered drummer Jim Eno's home studio in Austin, Texas, to begin work on a new album. According to frontman Britt Daniel, the new Merge set will be released in the first half of 2007 if the Spoon has entered drummer Jim Eno's hom ...

  26. A Spoon-ful Of Success

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After Spoon's 2002 album "Kill the Moonlight" moved close to 84,000 copies in the United States, the Austin, Texas-based indie rock act fielded offers from majors and indies alike. But fr ...

  27. Hot Product

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spoon Stranger Than 'Fiction' Austin's Spoon has lingered at the intersection of critical acclaim and commercial underachievement for years. Singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno began by revisiting angular '80s guita ...

  28. Spoon, Clientele Teaming For Tour

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Merge labelmates Spoon and the Clientele will spend the month of June on a North American tour, beginning June 1 in Atlanta. Merge labelmates Spoon and the Clientele will spend the month of June on a North American tour, beginning June 1 in Atlanta. ...

  29. Wilco, Franz Donate Rarities For Tsunami CD

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed rare or previously unreleased tracks to a double-disc compilation that will raise funds for Asian tsunami Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol ...

  30. Spoon Wraps Fifth Album

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Texas-based rock act Spoon has finished recording its fifth album. Texas-based rock act Spoon has finished recording its fifth album. The as-yet-untitled, 11-track set is expected early next year via Merge, and will include a number of cuts premiere ...

  31. Interpol, Secret Machines Plan Tour

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York rock act Interpol will kick off a North American tour Oct. 11 in Boston with Secret Machines, On Air Library! and an additional band to be announced. New York rock act Interpol will kick off a North American tour Oct. 11 in Boston with Secr ...

  32. Spoon Serves Up New EP

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Texas-based independent rock outfit Spoon will issue a seven-song EP, "The Way We Get By," Aug. 8 through Matador head Gerard Cosloy's U.K.-based label, 12XU Records. Texas-based independent rock outfit Spoon will issue a seven-song E ...

  33. Kill the Moonlight

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Kill the Moonlight, Spoon has created yet another brilliant pop record for the college radio crowd. With Kill the Moonlight, Spoon has created yet another brilliant pop record for the college radio crowd. Too smart for its own good, the band re ...