1. Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Q&A: 'I Wasn't Shy About Being a Struggling Actor Again'

    July 28, 2014 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, Wish I Was Here , won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State . "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous,&qu ...

  2. Bon Iver Releases New Song 'Heavenly Father'

    June 30, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Back in March, it was revealed that the soundtrack to Zach Braff's new film, "Wish I Was Here," would feature artists including the Shins, the Head and the Heart, Paul Simon, and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who collaborated with Ca ...

  3. Sound Fix's James Bradley Talks Closing His Lauded Brooklyn Shop on Record Store Day (Q&A)

    April 19, 2013 12:57 PM EDT This interview originally appeared on the blog for Brooklyn-based author Chris Ruen's new book on the past, present and future of digital piracy, "Freeloading: How our insatiable hunger for free content starves creativity." A fe ...

  4. Brit Awards 2013: Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Adele Win Big

    February 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST Female artists dominated the 2013 Brit Awards with Emeli Sandé and Adele taking home two of the biggest prizes. Sandé won best British female and the highly coveted British album title for her 2012 debut "Our Version of Events," while Ad ...

  5. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One ...

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  7. Cat Power Postpones European Tour, Cites Illness

    November 05, 2012 7:53 PM EST 0 0 0 A medical condition will keep Cat Power from touring Europe this year, the musician announced through her Instagram account . "As many of my fans know, I've been suffering from angioedema. It can attack at random & is extremely frighte ...

  8. Matchbox Twenty Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002� ...

  9. Matchbox Twenty Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002 ...

  10. Made In America: Did it Work?

    September 11, 2012 11:36 AM EDT The "Made In America: Did It Work?" story below examines the festival's attendance, sponsors, partnerships, marketing, bookings and branding towards determining if the eventwas a success or not and is from this week's edition o ...

  11. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth ...

  12. Vaccines Top UK Album Chart, Ne-Yo Has No. 1 Single

    September 10, 2012 8:52 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as R&B luminary Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To L ...

  13. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  14. 6 Questions with CAT POWER

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has moved to the beat of her own drum as an artist, delving into moody folk-rock on 1998's "Moon Pix", stark chamber pop on 2003's "You Are Free", Memphis blues on 2006's acclaimed & ...

  15. Album Reviews: The Killers, Bob Dylan & more

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT THE KILLERS Battle Born Producers: various Island Records Release Date: Sept. 18 The Killers covered an impressive amount of ground in pop music across their first three albums. But on "Battle Born", the Las Vegas quartet apparently deci ...

  16. Backbeat: Regina Spektor Dazzles Crowd at Invite-Only KCRW Taping

    August 20, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Anne Regina Interview 015: KCRW DJ Anne Litt interviewing Regina Spektor on stage following her performance. (Photo: Larry Hershowitz) Last week, Regina Spektor spent her Wednesday night at veteran producer/mixer/engineer Bob Clearmountain 's ...

  17. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stag ...

  18. Cat Power Returns: Listen To New Song 'Ruin'

    June 18, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After dropping Twitter hints about a new album in April, indie-rock songstress Cat Power is officially returning in September with a new album. "Sun" will hit stores on Sept. 4 through Matador Records, but the first taste of the album, &qu ...

  19. Indie Release Roundup: Passion Pit, Cat Power, Purity Ring Announce Albums

    April 24, 2012 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock fans looking for some new tunes: rejoice! Passion Pit , Cat Power and Purity Ring have all pegged dates for their new full-lengths. Electro-pop troupe Passion Pit will follow their 2009 debut "Manners" with "Gossamer," ...

  20. Martin Mills, Beggars Group CEO, Honored by IMPALA

    February 02, 2012 5:23 PM EST Martin Mills, founder and CEO of the Beggars Group, has been awarded the 2011 IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award, in recognition of his achievements in the independent sector. Mills, who set-up Beggars Banquet in 1974, initially as a London cha ...

  21. Eddie Vedder 'Ukulele Songs': Track-by-Track Review

    May 31, 2011 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Insomnia. Moons. Oceans. Like each of Pearl Jam's nine albums, you'll easily find surfer-songwriter Eddie Vedder's favorite metaphors firmly embedded in his second solo album, "Ukulele Songs." But instead of the driving rock ...

  22. Eddie Vedder Solo Album 'Ukulele Songs' Due In May

    March 21, 2011 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rumored in fan circles for weeks, it's now official: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder 's new solo album, "Ukulele Songs," will arrive on May 31 in tandem with a live solo DVD titled "Water On The Road." Featuring a numbe ...

  23. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 K anye West , Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Sant ...

  24. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in ...

  25. Sarah McLachlan Wraps 'Illusion,' Preps For Lilith Fair Return

    May 17, 2010 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 After wrapping "Laws of Illusion," her first album in seven years, last week for a June 15 release, Sarah McLachlan is turning her attention to preparations for Lilith Fair's return o the road after an 11-year break. "We talked a ...

  26. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with mus ...

  27. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more citie ...

  28. Danzig, Death, Of Montreal To Play Fun Fun Fun Fest

    August 25, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Of Montreal, Mission of Burma, Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Les Savy Fav and GZA are among the dozens of acts who will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. The fourth annual gathering of primarily independent and underground artists will t ...

  29. John Forte Busy Post-Prison With Album, Book, Blog

    May 04, 2009 2:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter and producer John Forte was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997 for his work on the Fugees' multiplatinum album "The Score." But he's now best known for the November 2008 commutation of his prison sentence by P ...

  30. Chart Beat- "Slumdog Millionaire," American Idol, Flex

    March 26, 2009 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  31. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of M ...

  32. Indie Stars Unite For AIDS Benefit Album

    December 15, 2008 12:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in independent music have banded together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was the Night," a double-disc album whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research. In the works s ...

  33. Billboard Bits: 'Juno,' Travis, 'Yes We Can'

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhino will aim to extend the "Juno" phenomenon by combining the soundtrack and the subsequent collection "Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs" into a single, deluxe edition of the album. Rhino will aim to extend the "Juno&quo ...

  34. Lineup Set For 2008 Bridge School Benefit

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup has been unveiled for the 2008 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also The lineup has been unveiled for the 2008 Bridge ...

  35. Lineup Set For 2008 Bridge School Benefit

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been unveiled for the 2008 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also features Wilco, Jack Johnson, Cat Power and Dea ...

  36. Johnson Shines Through Rain At All Points West

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The phenomenal weather seen Saturday at the inaugural All Points West Festival didn't carry over to the third and final day of the fest, as dark storm clouds rolled in and cast a dreary shadow over Ne The phenomenal weather seen Saturday at the ...

  37. Radiohead Carries First Day Of Lollapalooza

    August 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Radiohead capped off a hot first day (Aug. 1) at the Lollapalooza music festival at Chicago's Grant Park, its set drawing heavily from its new "In Rainbows" and 1997's revered "OK Computer." A packed Radiohead capped of ...

  38. Lollapalooza 2008 Gets Underway In Chicago

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the Raconteurs, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Bloc Party, CSS and the Cool Kids setting the table for a sla Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in C ...

  39. The Lollalists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't. A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't. THE HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHI ...

  40. Lollapalooza 2008 Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Check out performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates and features from Lollapalooza 2008 performers. This complete list of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2008 includes performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates. C ...

  41. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Frank Zappa, Newport Folk Festival, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Zappa concert becomes a 2-CD live album, Trey Anastasio leads additions to Newport Folk Fest lineup, and Joseph Arthur releases ongoing free album project. Frank Zappa Concert Becomes 2-CD Live Album A previously unreleased 1972 concert is the ...

  43. New Beck Album Due This Summer

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beck will return this summer with an as-yet untitled 10-song set produced by Danger Mouse. Beck will return this summer with an as-yet untitled 10-song set produced by Danger Mouse. The album will be released on Interscope in North America and on XL ...

  44. Dylan, Stooges, Chuck Berry Join Virgin Fest Bill

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the Black Keys and Wilco will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine I Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Paramore, Chu ...

  45. Alice Cooper Receives MusiCares MAP Fund Award

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After 26 years of sobriety, rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to the younger generation: "I don't think you need to die for your art." After 26 years of sobriety, rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to th ...

  46. Buffett, Crowes Sign On For Newport Folk Fest

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob ...

  47. Buffett, Black Crowes, Power Set For Newport Folk Fest

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Other artists include the Avett Brothers, Levon He ...

  48. MusiCares To Honor Alice Cooper

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 26 years of sobriety, shock-rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to the younger generation: "I don't think you need to die for your art." For his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and devotion to helping other add ...

  49. Radiohead, Rage, NIN, Kanye Set For Lollapalooza

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being leaked by a Chicago newspaper on Friday, the lineup for the 2008 Lollapalooza festival is now official. Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and Wilco lead the After being leaked by a Chicago newspaper on Frid ...

  50. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indi Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, ...

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