1. U2 Not Launching a New iPhone, But A New Album?

    September 04, 2014 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 As rumors began swirling -- and later denied by the band themselves -- that U2 would be debuting its next album on the soon-to-launch iPhone 6, signs are still looking favorable that the long-anticipated project could still arrive sometime this fall ...

  2. Jack White Apologizes For Comments About Black Keys and Meg White In Lengthy Letter

    May 31, 2014 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White posted a lengthy note on his website Saturday (May 31) to apologize for comments he made in a recent Rolling Stones cover story about the Black Keys ripping off his sound and past creative frustrations with ex-White Stripes bandmate Meg W ...

  3. U2 Premieres New Song, 'Ordinary Love,' for Mandela Biopic: Listen

    November 21, 2013 9:55 PM EST 2 1 0 It's been three years since U2 released new music, and the wait's finally over with a new song from the upcoming Nelson Mandela "Long Walk to Freedom" biopic. "Ordinary Love," released today (Nov. 21), is the first new ...

  4. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness' $30M Live Nation Deal: New Roles, More Leverage and Music From U2

    November 13, 2013 5:37 PM EST As Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness prep a $30 million deal to merge their management companies under Live Nation, more details have emerged about the pair’s respective plans. U2, McGuinness’ top client at Principle Management, is prepping a n ...

  5. U2 Album Slated for Early 2014 Release

    November 13, 2013 12:24 AM EST U2 is readying a new album for tentative release in April, Billboard has learned, and is shopping for brand partners to announce the new project via a Super Bowl commercial. Producer Danger Mouse (real name Brian Burton) has been helming the ...

  6. Broken Bells Teases New Album, 'After the Disco'

    October 08, 2013 8:16 PM EDT Broken Bells is back. The indie rock collaboration between The Shins' James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse will release "After the Disco," its first LP in nearly four years, this January. The band teased the new alb ...

  7. Portugal. The Man and Danger Mouse Forego 'Bag of Tricks' on New Album

    May 14, 2013 9:30 AM EDT After touring extensively for its 2011 album, "In the Mountain in the Cloud," produced by John Hill, Portland, Ore., band Portugal. The Man hoped to take total control of its next release. The group decamped to Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Te ...

  8. Frank Ocean is '10, 11 Songs' Into New Album

    February 20, 2013 4:17 PM EST 'It's another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again,' the singer-songwriter says. After taking home two Grammys more than a week ago (Sunday, Feb. 10), Frank Ocean revealed more details of his upcoming sophomore album ...

  9. Aretha Franklin’s Next LP: ‘Great Diva Songs’ With Danger Mouse, Babyface, Clive Davis Says

    February 08, 2013 2:44 AM EST 1 2.966 k 49 0 The original diva, Aretha Franklin, will tackle music from other divas on her next album, Clive Davis told Billboard.biz on Thursday. “[We’re going] to do an album of great diva signature songs and hear that voice, that incredible national ...

  10. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  11. 2013 Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year

    December 21, 2012 11:14 AM EST THE CREME DE LA CREME THESE ARTISTIC STATEMENTS DEFINED THE YEAR IN MUSIC   El Camino The Black Keys Producers : The Black Keys, Danger Mouse Engineers/Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst, Kennie Takahashi Mastering Engineer: Brian Lucey Label: None ...

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  13. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Legally Monetized Mashups: How New Technology Pays DJs

    July 12, 2012 5:05 PM EDT During the past 10 years, a few small companies have built important tools that helped solve some of the music industry's biggest dilemmas. In that spirit, the new platforms of Thefuture.fm, Beatport and Legitmix may not offer complete soluti ...

  16. Black Keys Sue Pizza Hut, Home Depot Over Copyright Infringement In Ads

    June 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Black Keys are not shilling power tools or pizza, the band said in copyright infringement lawsuits against The Home Depot and Pizza Hut. The "Lonely Boy" band filed the federal lawsuits Thursday, claiming Home Dep ...

  17. Broken Bells' Sophomore Disc May Come Before Next Shins Album

    June 14, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Mercer talks about his side project and touring 'Port of Morrow' James Mercer says a second Broken Bells record may be likely before his Shins follow-up to this year's "Port of Morrow." "We have to do another Brok ...

  18. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: Pink Re-Ups With EMI; Universal Inks Danger Mouse, Mike Elizondo

    April 02, 2012 4:57 PM EDT EMI Music Publishing has renewed its long-term worldwide administration agreement with Pink, who has sold over 40 million albums and 70 million singles globally and won three Grammy Awards, according to the company. The re-up, brokered by EMI Musi ...

  20. Cee Lo Green Plotting 'Loberace' Las Vegas Run

    March 02, 2012 8:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer-songwriter behind the Grammy-winning 2010 single "Forget You" and the 2006 hit "Crazy" is settling down - at least for a few months - in a Las Vegas residency. Cee Lo Green says his semi-permanent show, "Loberace, ...

  21. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  22. Norah Jones Teams Up with Danger Mouse for 'Broken Hearts' Album

    January 24, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones has teamed up with super-producer Danger Mouse for the official follow-up to 2009's "The Fall." "Little Broken Hearts," the singer-songwriter's fifth full-length, will be released this spring on Blue Note/EM ...

  23. Retail Briefs: Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division

    January 23, 2012 8:40 PM EST Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division -- Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division. Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client strategy at ...

  24. The Shins To Release 'Port of Morrow' Album in March

    December 14, 2011 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Indie rock mainstays the Shins will return in March 2012 with "Port of Morrow," their fourth full-length and first album in over five years. The group released the album's 10-song track list and spooky cover art on Wednesday (Dec. 15) ...

  25. David Lynch Q&A: It's 'Crazy Clown Time'

    November 08, 2011 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Auteur Explains His Debut Album, an Alt-Blues Experiment in Creaky Falsetto Best known as the surrealist auteur behind "Eraserhead," "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet," David Lynch is one of America's most acclaimed fi ...

  26. The Black Keys Announce More Album Details, First Single

    October 11, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday the Black Keys teased seventh album, titled "El Camino," via a fake ad selling a used van. Besides a convincing used car salesman schtick from comedian Bob Odenkirk and the release date of Dec. 6, the ad didn't reveal much a ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Black Keys Nix 'Blakroc 2,' Adele's 'Someone' Video Coming Thursday

    September 27, 2011 6:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Have "No Plans" To Release "Blakroc 2" Despite a teaser trailer that hit the web earlier this month, the Black Keys have announced that the ...

  28. The Rapture Reunites With DFA for Long-Awaited 'Grace' Album

    September 05, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a tumultuous five years for the Rapture since the band's last release, but the New York dance punks have finally regained their faith. The group's new effort, "In the Grace of Your Love" (arriving Sept. 5), is an i ...

  29. The Shins Return With Tour, 2012 Album on Columbia

    August 02, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 2008, Billboard reported that The Shins' fourth album would be released via frontman James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary instead of longtime label Sub Pop. At the time, however, distribution for Aural Apothecary was not known, but ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Wants Usher for Tour, Jack White/Danger Mouse Collab Hits Net

    March 31, 2011 7:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Wants Usher for Tour Britney Spears may have lost Enrique Iglesias as a touring partner this week, but she has other options in mind. "I think Usher & ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swi ...

  32. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi "Rome" May Daniele Luppi has arranged and played on many of Danger Mouse's projects, including albums by Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells and last year's Sparklehorse project, "Dark Night of the ...

  33. Behind the Black Keys' Breakthrough Year, Grammy Nominations

    January 10, 2011 3:22 PM EST 0 0 0 On "The Go Getter," a cut from the Black Keys ' "Brothers" album released last May, frontman Dan Auerbach sings, "I'll be the go getter/That's my plan/That's who I am." They may not have been explici ...

  34. Grammy Nominations 2011: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    December 02, 2010 1:14 AM EST 0 0 0 You may have watched the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" on CBS, but here's what you didn't see after the show at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, where numerous stars spoke to the press about their nominations. Eminem, Bruno Ma ...

  35. David Lynch Releases 'Good Day,' 'I Know' Singles

    November 29, 2010 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Director David Lynch has released new original music via iTunes: a synth-heavy dance track called "Good Day Today" and a brooding bluesy number called "I Know." The revered auteur, whose films have inspired many eclectic soundtra ...

  36. Billboard Bits: 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation, Christina Aguilera Has New Beau

    November 08, 2010 6:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation It was bound to happen: All the Disney Channel's teen idols would eventually grow up, and the show ...

  37. U2 Working with Danger Mouse, Will.i.am on New Albums

    October 21, 2010 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 U 2 will likely follow 2009's "No Line on the Horizon" with an album primarily produced by Danger Mouse , according to Bono. The Irish rock outfit's frontman told Australian publication The Age that U2 is prepping three new album ...

  38. U2 Working with Danger Mouse, Will.i.am on New Albums

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will likely follow 2009's "No Line on the Horizon" with an album primarily produced by Danger Mouse, according to Bono. The Irish rock outfit's frontman told Australian publication The Age that U2 is prepping three new album ...

  39. 5 Things with Travie McCoy

    October 04, 2010 10:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article To give you a closer look at your favorite artists' favorite things, Billboard.com is launching "5 Things," a new package that lets artists open up about their personal preferences. We're kicking things off with pop ...

  40. Cee Lo Pushes Up 'The Lady Killer' Release Date to Nov. 9

    September 22, 2010 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 C ee Lo Green is moving up the release date for his new album "The Lady Killer" due to "popular demand," according to the singer's label. Instead of its original Dec. 7 street date, the album will now drop Nov. 9 on Elektra/ ...

  41. Cee Lo: I Wanted to 'Rock the Boat' with 'F**k You'

    September 03, 2010 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 C ee Lo Green 's viral smash, "Fuck You," may seem like it came out of the blue. But in reality, the singer had sat on the song for almost a year before it made its explosive arrival. The track -- whose clip has generated 4 million-pl ...

  42. James Mercer Plans Double Duty With Broken Bells, Shins

    May 17, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Broken Bells prepares for Tuesday's (May 18) kick-off of its new North American tour, James Mercer says he and partner Danger Mouse are already plotting the group's second album. At the same time, Mercer is also planning to return his o ...

  43. SXSW Kicks Off With Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers and More

    March 18, 2010 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Tex. yesterday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more than ...

  44. Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def, "Stylo"

    January 29, 2010 4:01 PM EST 0 0 0 A day after Coachella announced that Gorillaz would headline its 2010 music festival, the group unveiled the retro first single from its anticipated third album, "Plastic Beach." On "Stylo," Damon Albarn replaces Danger Mouse in ...

  45. Indie Lex To Issue Alan Moore Deluxe Release

    May 21, 2009 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 He may have insisted his name did not appear on the "Watchmen" movie. But legendary comic book writer Alan Moore has been enthusiastic in his partnership with U.K. indie Lex Records on the release of a new work including an audiobook and s ...

  46. Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse Album Release Scrapped

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's been one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2009 since it was first announced: "Dark Night of the Soul," a collaboration between producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, The Black Keys) and critically acclaimed psy ...

  47. The Shins Shape Up, Look To The Future

    May 08, 2009 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lineup change, a new label, a film score and a few new songs are greeting fans of The Shins as the band returned to the road this past week after an eighteen month break. Longtime bassist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval have been replace ...

  48. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Already on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Loll ...

  49. Gnarls Barkley Bares Its 'Soul' On New EP

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley is unveiling four different versions of the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" on a digital EP of the same name, due Nov. 11 via Atlantic. Gnarls Barkley is unveiling four different versions of the song "Who's Go ...

  50. Black Keys, ZZ Top To Write Together

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys will head to Los Angeles this weekend for songwriting sessions with ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and producer Rick Rubin, in the hopes of creating material for the latter group's upcoming, The Black Keys will head to Los Angele ...

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