1. Butch Vig on the Making of Nirvana's Pivotal 'Nevermind' and New Doc 'The Smart Studios Story': Exclusive Video

    March 15, 2016 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Vig is well-versed in documenting legendary recording studios thanks to his involvement in Dave Grohl projects such as Sound City  and the Sonic Highways  series on HBO. But giving that treatment to Smart Studios, the facility he co-founded an ...

  2. Garbage Turns Greek Theatre Tragedy Into Triumph: Concert Review

    October 09, 2015 3:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tonight Shirley Manson and her Garbage cohorts played just the third date of their short 20 Year Queer tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and nothing came off as planned. Nothing. “Everything quite literally has gone to the f---ing shitter,” ...

  3. Foo Fighters Announce Stadium Shows Down Under

    October 29, 2014 10:40 PM EDT The Foo Fighters’ world tour has added a string of stadium dates across Australia and New Zealand.  Dave Grohl’s rock outfit will play eight concerts in the region early next year, starting Feb. 18 in Christchurch, before visiting Auckland, Brisba ...

  4. Foo Fighters Announce South American Tour Dates

    September 21, 2014 11:17 AM EDT The Foo Fighters have announced a handful of South American concert dates in support of their eighth studio album, Sonic Highways , due Nov. 10 through Roswell Records/RCA Records. Hear New Foo Fighters ‘Sonic Highways’ Song Teased by Twitter’s He ...

  5. Foo Fighters Hint At ‘Big News'

    August 06, 2014 5:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters have hinted at some “big news” to come next week. The rockers teased their fans with a message on their Facebook page which reads, “Ladies and Gents...keep an eye out here for some big news coming on Monday.” Post by Foo Fighters . ...

  6. Foo Fighters Complete ‘Epic’ New Album

    July 31, 2014 2:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album is all wrapped-up. And the result is apparently “epic.” That’s the word from legendary rock producer Butch Vig, who shared the good news via his Twitter account. “We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters ...

  7. Executive Playlist: Elektra's Jeff Castelaz, Butch Vig Pay Tribute to the Midwest

    May 23, 2014 2:00 PM EDT In honor of Elektra president Jeff Castelaz and producer Butch Vig's Midwestern roots (Milwaukee and Madison, respectively), the duo teamed-up on an eclectic and powerful playlist (below). This September 5, the heartland duo will again team-u ...

  8. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tel ...

  9. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer f ...

  10. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer f ...

  11. Garbage: Label 'Washed Their Hands of Us'

    April 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If the members of Garbage have their way, there won't be another seven-year gap between its albums. "Not Your Kind of People," which comes out May 14, is the quartet's first set of new material since "Bleed Like Me" in ...

  12. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that ha ...

  13. Garbage Reveals Album Release Date, European Tour

    January 30, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Veteran alt-rockers Garbage have revealed the release date for "Not Your Kind Of People," their first album in seven years. "People," Garbage's fifth studio album, will hit stores on May 15 through the band's own label, ...

  14. Butch Vig: Garbage's Hiatus Cleared Members' 'Baggage'

    October 19, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 People just can't help asking Butch Vig about the past. As the album that elevated Vig's career as a rock producer -- Nirvana's "Nevermind" -- turned 20 last month, the '90s nostalgia questions came out in full force… a ...

  15. Smells Like An Anniversary: Seattle Celebrations Still To Come

    September 20, 2011 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sept. 20: Following Pearl Jam 's Labor Day weekend concert in East Troy, Wis., the band's ongoing 20th-anniversary celebration continues with the release of the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty." The film, whi ...

  16. The Lessons of Grunge Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 08, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As grunge celebrates 20 years, Billboard talks to the many players of the Seattle scene, including "Nevermind" producer Butch Vig and artists including Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana). This week's cover, shot ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Jon Stewart to Host Nirvana Special, Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Expecting

    August 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jon Stewart To Hold Nirvana Special With Remaining Members on SiriusXM In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind," comedian and " ...

  18. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Reissue to Include Unreleased Recordings

    July 26, 2011 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nirvana 's sophomore album and major label debut, "Nevermind," celebrates its 20th anniversary next month, and Universal Music Enterprises is re-releasing versions of the album with deluxe editions, exclusive content and more on Sept. ...

  19. Foo Fighters Discuss 'Back and Forth' Documentary at SXSW

    March 17, 2011 10:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 F oo Fighters agreed that "we're not sure we like movies at all," according to Dave Grohl. "The commitment of having to sit there for an hour and 45 minutes and have your emotions manipulated… I dunno," Pat Smear tells Billb ...

  20. Foo Fighters Reveal 'Wasting Light' Album Title, Tracklist

    February 15, 2011 2:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters have revealed the title and full tracklist of their seventh full-length and follow-up to 2007's "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace." "Wasting Light" will be released on April 12 in the U.S. through Roswe ...

  21. Foo Fighters' New Album Due April 12

    February 02, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters have confirmed a release date for their still-untitled seventh album on their official website . The album is due out April 12 in the U.S. on Roswell/RCA. The band also shared a 38-second instrumental snippet from a new song on its ...

  22. Foo Fighters 'Officially Done' Recording New Album

    January 04, 2011 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters have finished work on their seventh studio album, according to posts from the group's Twitter account (@foofighters). In one photo from yesterday, the group is seen posing in a studio about to pour a bottle of champagne. " ...

  23. Foo Fighters Debut New Songs at Secret L.A. Show

    December 22, 2010 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters played a secret show in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Dec. 21), returning to one of singer Dave Grohl's favorite "Valley" haunts, rock club Paladino's. In advance of their last album, 2007's "Echoes, Si ...

  24. Foo Fighters Return, Dave Grohl Recruits Krist Novoselic

    October 27, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters will release a new album next year that features special help from singer Dave Grohl's old Nirvana bandmate, bassist Krist Novoselic, the frontman revealed to BBC Radio 1 . The as-yet-untitled set, which would be the group' ...

  25. Goo Goo Dolls Had Fun 'Blowing Things Up' on New Album, Says Frontman

    July 23, 2010 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been almost 25 years since John Rzeznik and Robby Takac formed the Goo Goo Dolls . In that time, they've sold 7.4 million records, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and ruled adult top 40 radio with tracks like "Iris" -- which ...

  26. Goo Goo Dolls Premiere "Home" Video

    June 10, 2010 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 While the Goo Goo Dolls ' ninth studio effort, "Something For The Rest Of Us," isn't due until August, the band has released its new single "Home" (available now through iTunes ) to tide over fans. Not enough for you? G ...

  27. Sunny Day Real Estate To Record New Album

    March 10, 2010 3:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Seattle rock act Sunny Day Real Estate is planning to record its first album in 15 years with its original lineup. The news was Tweeted last night by Seattle radio DJ Marco Collins of KEXP and has been confirmed to Billboard.com as accurate, althoug ...

  28. Green Day's Grammy 'Breakdown'

    February 03, 2010 5:36 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com from the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, we catch up with Green Day about winning Best Rock Album for "21st Century Breakdown". Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and producer ...

  29. Against Me! "White Crosses" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 1:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Against Me!, "White Crosses" (Sire) Release Date: Spring 2010 Even though lead singer Tom Gabel says Against Me! never set out to be a political band, it's a little hard to characterize a group whose new album's title track is ab ...

  30. The Daily Noise 10.30.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 10.30.2009 - Billboard.com

    October 30, 2009 6:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Werde reports from Billboard's Film & TV Music Conference, talks "New Moon." moon , Billboard Film and TV Music Conference , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , wheels , Word Forward , Fuse , Foo Fighters , tom yorke , death cab f ...

  31. Foo Fighters Ready Two New Songs For 'Greatest Hits'

    August 28, 2009 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Foo Fighters will commemorate the group's 15th anniversary with the Nov. 3 release of "Foo Fighters Greatest Hits" on Roswell/RCA. The group recorded two new songs for the set -- "Word Forward" and "Wheels," which ...

  32. Q&A: Green Day's Punk Opera

    April 30, 2009 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Above: Green Day's video for "Know Your Enemy," the first single from new album "21st Century Breakdown," due worldwide on May 15 Green Day returns this month with a rock opera that's thrashtastic enough for its old fan ...

  33. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album & ...

  34. Green Day's 'Breakdown' Coming May 15

    March 25, 2009 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day will release its eighth studio album, "21st Century Breakdown," on Friday, May 15, the group announced today. The long-awaited album, Green Day's first full length since 2004's "American Idiot," is produced by ...

  35. Against Me! Winding Down 'New Wave'

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Against Me! is ready to "put the nail in the coffin of the 'New Wave' tour" for its latest album and get to work on some new music, according to drummer Warren Oakes. Against Me! is ready to "put the nail in the coffin of th ...

  36. Green Day In The Studio With Butch Vig

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Confirming news that Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson let slip recently on "The Carson Daly Show," Green Day is in the studio with veteran producer Butch Vig working on the follow-up to 2004's "Ameri Confirming news that Garbage ...

  37. Solid Gold

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Solid Gold likes to apply personality to everything it touches. Solid Gold likes to apply personality to everything it touches. Whether it's hand-making album art or crafting projections for its live show, the group embraces the do-it-yourself ...

  38. Manson Balancing Acting With Solo Work

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Garbage's Shirley Manson will return to the recording studio next month to lay down solo material she's been working on for the past several months. Garbage's Shirley Manson will return to the recording studio next month to lay down s ...

  39. Jimmy Eat World Sees The 'Light' This Fall

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The album's first single, "Big Casino," will be released to radio at the end of this month. Jimmy Eat World has set an Oct. 16 release date for its new Interscope album, "Chase This Light." As previously reported , the rock ...

  40. Garbage Eyeing Mid-2008 To Start New Album

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of the new "Absolute Garbage" collection, the members of Garbage are eyeballing mid-2008 to begin making their fifth album. In the wake of the new "Absolute Garbage" collection, the members of Garbage are eyeballing m ...

  41. Against Me! Optimistic But Defiant On Sire Debut

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel is "tired of battling it out with what's punk and what's not punk," so for the act's upcoming release "New Wave," due July 10 via Sire Records, he's sticking with the ba Against ...

  42. Jimmy Eat World Finishing Up 'Eclectic' New Album

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock outfit Jimmy Eat World is nearing completion on its first album in three years. The as-yet-untitled set is due in early summer via Interscope and was recorded at the band's rehearsal space in Tem Rock outfit Jimmy Eat World is nearing comp ...

  43. Garbage, Raitt Lead Benefit For Veteran Drummer

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the Pixies), Keb' Mo', Victoria Williams and Tom Freund, Freedy Johnston and the Section Quartet have signed on for a benefit c Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (J ...

  44. Jimmy Eat World Making New Album At Home

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Modern rock act Jimmy Eat World is about to begin recording its next album at its own studio in Tempe, Ariz. The set will be produced by Butch Vig, marking his first stint behind the boards with anoth Modern rock act Jimmy Eat World is about to begi ...

  45. Tad Planning Two Grunge-Heavy Releases

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The group hasn't issued a new album since 1995's "Infrared Riding Hood," but Tad's ex-members are readying several projects. Although not as well known as its colleagues in the Seattle '90s rock revolution, Tad released ...

  46. Garbage Embarking On 'Indefinite Break'

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock act Garbage will take "an indefinite break" after its Australian tour ends Oct. 1 in Perth. Rock act Garbage will take "an indefinite break" after its Australian tour ends Oct. 1 in Perth. "We're taking a hiatus -- ...

  47. For The Love Of Garbage

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call it the eight-year itch. After recording and touring together since 1995, the four members of Garbage nearly called it quits two years ago. "We were on the verge of collapse," Garbage drum ...

  48. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Garbage Hearts To 'Bleed' Call it the eight-year itch. After recording and touring together since 1995, the four members of Garbage nearly called it quits two years ago. "We were on the verge of collapse," Garbage drummer and not ...

  49. NEVERMIND: CLASSIC ALBUM

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Near the beginning of the documentary "Nevermind: Classic Album," former DGC A&R exec Gary Gersh summarizes the restlessness of the early '90s: "I think there was a whole generation of people that Near the beginning of the do ...

  50. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nirvana Smells Like Nirvana The long-in-the-works Nirvana box set "With the Lights Out" takes a chronological look at the Kurt Cobain-led band's brief but enormously influential career, beginning with a Led Zeppelin cover from its deb ...

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