1. Dave Grohl's 'Good Guy' Status Landed the President For 'Sonic Highways' Series

    October 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Ever wanted to travel the country with the fighters/chart"> Foo Fighters and record an album with them? Well the band's new docuseries, Sonic Highways , gives fans and music lovers alike the chance to do just that. It premieres on HBO ...

  2. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. ...

  3. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Making Music From U.S. Open Data

    August 28, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a winning entry for today's most random news: LCD Soundsystem's  James Murphy  is now making electronic songs for the US Open.  Murphy partnered with IBM to turn US Open tennis match data into music on IBM Cloud, using algorithms from t ...

  4. 15 Sonar 2014 Day 2 Highlights: Röyksopp & Robyn, Jon Hopkins, James Murphy & More

    June 14, 2014 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sonar’s second day on June 13 boasted a staggering array of talent at both its By Day and By Night editions, including Röyksopp & Robyn’s electro-pop tour de force, a career performance by Jon Hopkins and stellar showings from German supergroup ...

  5. Weird Merch: James Murphy's Coffee Is Here, Named After His Forthcoming Cafe

    February 26, 2014 4:29 PM EST In early 2012, James Murphy -- former LCD Soundsystem leader and Arcade Fire producer du jour -- first intimated his interest in producing his own coffee. Late last year, it was reportedly finished. Now, it's actually finished and available t ...

  6. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London ...

  7. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': What We Learned From An Early Listen

    October 03, 2013 10:20 AM EDT I'll admit, when I first watched Arcade Fire's performance on "Saturday Night Live"  last weekend, I was a little concerned. As good as the songs were, something about the new theatrics and imagery -- Win's Nightwing eye m ...

  8. My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear to Rock Times Square for CBGB Festival

    October 01, 2013 4:06 PM EDT My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear and the Wallflowers will perform in the heart of Times Square in New York City on Oct. 12 during a free event for the growing CBGB Music and Film Festival, now in its second year. Over two dozen bands and artists wi ...

  9. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    October 01, 2013 12:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-t ...

  10. Arcade Fire Debuts New Music, Recruits Celebrity Friends for 'SNL,' Concert Special

    September 29, 2013 2:04 AM EDT Arcade Fire owned NBC's Saturday night. The rock band took to the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" for the live debut (outside secret shows) of its newest single, "Reflektor," as well as the full debut of "A ...

  11. James Murphy On His New (McIntosh) Sound System, Producing Arcade Fire, a Music Industry 'That Makes Zero Sense'

    July 24, 2013 12:41 AM EDT James Murphy finally has his own very own (LCD) sound system. The DFA Records co-founder has teamed up with home entertainment company McIntosh Laboratory for Despacio, a custom-built sound system that he debuted at the U.K.’s Manchester Inter ...

  12. James Murphy Crafts an Actual Sound System

    May 31, 2013 5:06 AM EDT James Murphy, musician and founding mastermind behind the now dormant LCD Soundsystem, has designed an actual sound system rig for use in clubs. The musician, who has been working on the new Arcade Fire album for the last few months, will debut hi ...

  13. Red Bull Music Academy's Adam Shore: The Man Who Helped Bring Giorgio Moroder, Brian Eno and 234 Other Musicians to NYC

    May 29, 2013 1:46 PM EDT Adam Shore is absurdly busy. The independent music promoter and manager is in the midst of coordinating 38 events in 26 days with some 236 performing artists for this month's Red Bull Music Academy . Phalanxes of promoters, producers, manag ...

  14. DFA Label Documentary Short Celebrating 12th Anniversary Released (Watch)

    May 08, 2013 10:00 AM EDT DFA Records is now on a small screen near you (actually, below). Today, the Red Bull Music Academy released a 12-minute documentary short entitled “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA” that examines the history of NYC’s inf ...

  15. Brian Eno, Lee Scratch Perry, Giorgio Moroder Announced For Red Bull Music Academy NYC

    March 04, 2013 1:03 PM EST The Red Bull Music Academy today announced the complete line-up for the 15th edition of its music festival and conference to be held in New York City this spring and which will include 230 artists playing 37 shows at 34 venues between April 28 – M ...

  16. Pulp Teams With LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on 'After You': Listen

    December 27, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Alt-rock heroes Pulp have teamed up with their S.S. Coachella shipmate, LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy, for a newly released song, "After You," that was issued online at midnight on Christmas (Dec. 25). According to Pitchfork , pa ...

  17. Backbeat: S.S. Coachella, With Sleigh Bells, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, KCRW's Jason Bentley, Many More -- Ahoy!

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST The S.S. Coachella, the Goldenvoice-promoted music festival aboard Celebrity Cruise's Silhouette vessel, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas Dec 16-19 with bands that included Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Cloud Nothings, Sleig ...

  18. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 7:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, ...

  19. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 6:30 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto ...

  20. LCD Soundsystem Documentary Gets Home Video Release Date

    August 08, 2012 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 LCD Soundsystem 's "Shut Up and Play the Hits" is coming to home video by Oct. 9, according to the defunct band's label, DFA Records . The film, documenting the indie act's Madison Square Garden retirement concert, will come ...

  21. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  22. Coachella Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Inaugural trip to set sail in December Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. S.S. Coachella will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Killer ...

  23. Backbeat: Governors Ball Dances With Chromeo, A-Trak Goes Bowling, Warner Bros., Solid Gold Execs Hang

    June 25, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg mug for the camera with manager Kevin Kocher. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For its second year, New York City's Governors Ball took place from June 23-24 not on its namesake island, but the significantly bigg ...

  24. Roots Picnic 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its fifth year, the Roots Picnic is fast becoming a staple of Philadelphia's rich musical culture. This year marked the first time the festival was expanded to two days (Sat. Jun. 2-Sun. Jun. 3), with acts like De La Soul , Diplo , and K ...

  25. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  26. Damon Albarn Preps 'Dr. Dee' Opera Recording

    March 27, 2012 9:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Damon Albarn seems determined to be rock's busiest man. In between Blur reunion appearances, launching new group Rocket Juice and the Moon, and recording a Converse track with Andre 3000 and James Murphy, the musician found time to finish recor ...

  27. Creators Project San Fran Draws 25K, Will.I.Am, James Murphy, YYYs, More

    March 19, 2012 8:51 AM EDT San Francisco's Fort Mason where the Creators Project took place. (Photo by Bryan Derballa) Intel and VICE launched the third season of their world-touring "The Creators Project" in San Francisco Saturday and Sunday, drawing about 2 ...

  28. Roots Picnic 2012 Lineup: Kid Cudi, Wale, James Murphy Performing

    March 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Cudi , Wale , De La Soul and James Murphy are among the top-line acts at the 2012 Roots Picnic, the annual Philadelphia festival hosted by city music legends the Roots . Now in its fifth year, the event has expanded from one day to two, invading ...

  29. Great GoogaMooga Festival Comes To Brooklyn

    March 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Superfly Presents, the organization behind the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands music and arts festivals, is branching out to Brooklyn to bring a new food, drink and music festival to Prospect Park. Called The Great GoogaMooga, the festival will feature ...

  30. Gorillaz Animation + Live Action = 'DoYaThing' Video: Watch

    February 29, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The bonkers collaboration of Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn, OutKast rapper Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy -- titled "DoYaThing" -- now has an equally bonkers video. Complete with the signature Gorillaz animation by t ...

  31. Listen: Gorillaz's Converse Single with James Murphy, Andre 3000

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "DoYaThing," the one-off collaboration between Gorillaz , LCD Soundsystem 's James Murphy and Outkast 's Andre 3000 for Converse Inc.'s "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign, was unveiled as a free download on Converse' ...

  32. Beck, Santigold, Modest Mouse Headline Governors Ball Fest

    February 21, 2012 2:24 PM EST New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival has revealed the lineup for its 2012 edition, to be held June 23-24. The bill features -- as usual -- dance-friendly artists like Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Santigold, Major Lazer, Chromeo and Speci ...

  33. Gorillaz/Andre 3000/LCD's James Murphy's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:53 PM EST In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 300 had teamed up to record an original song f ...

  34. Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz , LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 3000 had teamed up to record an original song f ...

  35. Andre 3000, Gorillaz, LCD's James Murphy Team Up for Converse Track

    February 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 James Murphy Calls Creating Song 'A Bunch of Kids Playing with Toys' As part of Converse Inc.'s continuing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, Gorillaz , former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre ...

  36. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Planning Espresso Blend

    January 31, 2012 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 With indie rock titans LCD Soundsystem behind him, James Murphy's taking his talents to another industry that requires exacting production. "I make a lot of coffee," the musician told New York Magazine after the Sundance premiere of h ...

  37. Sundance 2012: 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Sends off LCD Soundsystem in Style

    January 24, 2012 11:45 AM EST LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy, the star of the documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits," received a standing ovation from the Egyptian Theatre crowd following the Sunday night premiere of the concert film about the end of his band. ...

  38. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adele Hang Out, AC/DC Launch Wine Line

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A. It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Gr ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged, LCD Soundsystem Become Legos

    July 27, 2011 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged Former "American Idol" champ Lee DeWyze is engaged to model Jonna Walsh after proposing at Disney World on July 16. The couple is planni ...

  41. Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Among Webby Award Winners

    June 14, 2011 7:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not every honoree stuck to the five-word-speech limit at the 15th annual Webby Awards, held Monday night in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Will Ferrell and his Funny or Die co-founders Adam McKay and Chris Henchy went way over the limit, with ...

  42. LCD Soundsystem Bids Final Farewell at Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last night, LCD Soundsystem gave their final farewell concert at Madison Square Garden to a sold-out crowd, most donning the black-and-white attire the band proposed on its website when it announced its departure on February 5. Supported by New York ...

  43. Watch: Arcade Fire Join LCD Soundsystem Onstage For Farewell Show At Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Members of Grammy-winning indie rock band the Arcade Fire joined LCD Soundsystem on stage at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, handling background vocals on the song "North American Scum," off of LCD Soundsystem's 2007 album ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Congratulates Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg Working with Charlie Sheen

    March 29, 2011 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Congratulates Britney Spears on Twitter Christina Aguilera -- once pop princess rivals with Britney Spears -- took to Twitter today to congratulate Spe ...

  45. Muppets Tackle LCD Soundsystem In 'Dance Yrself Clean' Video

    February 24, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 And the award for feel-good video of 2011 (so far) is... LCD Soundsystem ! In this unofficial video for James Murphy and company's "Dance Yrself Clean" from 2010's "This Is Happening," Kermit the Frog and the rest of th ...

  46. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Talks Retirement on 'Colbert Report'

    February 15, 2011 12:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Buzz about LCD Soundsystem has been plentiful lately, due to frontman James Murphy's announcement that an April 2 show at New York's Madison Square Garden would be the band's last. In between feuds with scalpers and adding four dates ...

  47. LCD Soundsystem Blasts Ticket Scalpers over Final Show

    February 11, 2011 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Ever since LCD Soundsystem announced that their last-ever show would take place at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 2, tickets for the event have been a hot commodity -- so hot, in fact, that fans of the electronic group are being aske ...

  48. Billboard Bits: T.I. Releases a New Message from Prison, Justin Bieber Coming to Vanity Fair cover

    December 15, 2010 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T.I. Releases New Message from Prison Incarcerated rapper T.I. has released another somber message from prison, this time thanking everyone for picking up his new album, ...

  49. Kid Rock Ordered to Pay $40K in Damages for Waffle House Fight

    September 17, 2010 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 A suburban Atlanta jury awarded $40,000 Friday to a man who says musician Kid Rock and his entourage beat him and smashed his cell phones during a 2007 fight at a Waffle House restaurant. Harlen Akins sued Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James R ...

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