1. 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 ...

  2. Paramore Will 'Rise From Ashes' On Self-Titled Album, Due April 9

    December 06, 2012 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Paramore has announced its upcoming fourth studio album, the self-titled "Paramore," to be released April 9, 2013. The trio also revealed the title of its first single, "Now," via an announcement on the band website Thursday (Dec ...

  3. Jeff Castelaz Named President of Elektra Records

    October 04, 2012 11:37 AM EDT Jeff Castelaz was today named President of Elektra Records, which operates under the Atlantic Records Group where he will oversee all areas of Elektra's activities, both working with existing signings and developing new talent. Castelaz will ...

  4. Jeff Castelaz In Line to Take Over Elektra: Source

    September 17, 2012 7:49 PM EDT As Billboard.biz speculated Friday, Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz -- who, with general manager Matt Solodky, left the company abruptly last week -- is in line to take over Elektra Records, a source close to the situation confirmed, s ...

  5. Updated: Jeff Castelaz, Matt Solodky Exit Dangerbird; Jenni Sperandeo Named President

    September 14, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz and General Manager Matt Solodky are leaving the music company to work in management, according to a rather surprising announcement made today by Dangerbird co-founder Peter Walker. Meanwhile, Jenni Sper ...

  6. Backbeat: Fun. Rock The Wiltern In L.A. In Front Of Atlantic, Fueled By Ramen Execs

    August 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Fun. performing at Los Angeles' The Wiltern. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Between the confetti, balloon drop, celebs in attendance -- including Alia Shawkat from " Arrested Development," Mae Whitman of " Parenthood" and singer/so ...

  7. Paramore Dusts Off the Drama, Rocks in Return to Stage

    August 16, 2012 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Our band has been a little bit of a soap opera since day one," Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams told the crowd at Pomona's Fox Theater Tuesday night. "So I think that's why I'm more grateful than ever to be standing ...

  8. Paramore Enters The Studio: No Timetable For Album Release

    April 19, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After remaining mum for nearly two months on the progress of Paramore 's fourth album, singer Hayley Williams shared a lengthy update on the band's web site on Wednesday (Apr. 18) to explain the reformed rock group's slow progress as ...

  9. Neon Trees Writing Songs with 'Pop Sensibility' for Next Album

    May 25, 2011 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although it has a batch of touring ahead of it, Neon Trees is "kind of writing right now" for its second album, according to frontman Tyler Glenn. The singer-keyboardist tells Billboard.com that the Utah quartet is "doing what we can ...

  10. Nine Inch Nails Reshuffles Touring Lineup

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nine Inch Nails has reshuffled its new touring lineup announced in early April, with bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Garbage) replacing Rich Fownes. Nine Inch Nails has reshuffled its new touring lineup announced in early April, with bassist Ju ...

  11. Ima Robot Eyes Duran Duran Gigs, Studio Return

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will instead play a handful of dates with the reunited new wave act before returning to the studio to record its sophom Despite being offered a chance to tour with Dura ...

  12. IMA ROBOT

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The roots of Ima Robot can be found in a beat box. The roots of Ima Robot can be found in a beat box. "I was into hip-hop a lot and messin' around with beats," singer Alex Ebert tells Billboard.com. "I wanted to record a demo and ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Nelly Furtado, Dixie Chicks, Can

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Nelly Furtado, Dixie Chicks, Can Nelly Furtado will follow up her smash debut, "Whoa, Nelly," with "Folklore," due Nov. 25 from DreamWorks. Joining the Canadian pop artist on the collection are such varied guests as Caeta ...

  14. Beck Takes 'Sea Change' Abroad

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beck has slated a spring international tour that will kick off March 15 in Brisbane, Australia, and wrap May 1 in Dublin. The artist has also confirmed a one-off performance tonight (Feb. 14) at the i Beck has slated a spring international tour that ...

  15. Beck Lines Up Solo Acoustic Tour

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beck has confirmed a solo acoustic tour of North America, due to kick off Aug. 2 in Seattle. Dates run through Aug. 25 in Scottsdale, Ariz., but more shows are expected to be added in such cities as S Beck has confirmed a solo acoustic tour of North ...

  16. Beck Returns With New Album In September

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work on his next Interscope album, due Sept. 24 in North America and a day earlier internationally. The set was produced by Nigel Godrich, who previously work Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work o ...

  17. Beck Re-Teams With Producer Godrich

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beck's official Web site confirms the artist is planning to enter a studio soon with producer Nigel Godrich to work on his long-awaited new album. Recording will follow the rapid, informal pace Godric Beck's official Web site confirms the ...

  18. Beck Preps For Benefit With Low-Key Warm-Ups

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, in preparation for his acoustic performance tonight (Feb. 26) at L.A.'s Wiltern Theatre, as part of the Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs S ...