1. Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict

    August 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Punk Band, Jailed for Five Months Following an Anti-Putin Stunt, Gains Global Support The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hol ...

  2. Madonna Stands Up for Pussy Riot in Moscow: Video

    August 08, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna is the latest high-profile celebrity to throw her support behind three jailed members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, calling the women "courageous" during a lengthy speech while performing in Moscow. A hearing for th ...

  3. HARD Summer Kicks Off; Boys Noize Talks Label, A-Trak Praises Fool's Gold, Danny Brown

    August 05, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Arrabmuzik working the MPC on stage at HARD. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) HARD Summer kicked off on Friday as a sea of neon outfits, hipster sunglasses (proudly worn all night long), tutus, furry boots, and half naked ravers crammed onto the grounds of ...

  4. Bubbling Under: Aubrey O'Day Is Having a 'Ball' Solo

    May 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, Chart Beat premieres "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up first: Aubrey O'Day, Cazwell, Rhett Akins and Brandon Hines. Former Danity Kane member Aubr ...

  5. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the ...

  6. Lollapalooza in Chile, Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork

    November 21, 2011 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza Chi ...

  7. R.E.M.'s Stipe Presents 'Collapse' Short Films at SXSW

    March 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Stipe's impetus for R.E.M. 's Collapse Into Now Film Project aren't all that lofty. He just wants "to try to reimagine what an album is in 2011." "The challenge to me is, 'What is an album, and how can we e ...

  8. R.E.M. Calls 'Collapse Into Now' Their Best Album in 20 Years

    February 09, 2011 10:19 AM EST 0 0 0 R .E.M. 's Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck are apparently as excited as their fans about their upcoming 15th studio release, "Collapse Into Now." Bassist Mills calls the 12-track collection "our best record since 'O ...

  9. R.E.M. 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 1:23 PM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. "Collapse Into Now" March 8 Michael Stipe and his band of alt-rock stalwarts are back with producer Jacknife Lee, who produced R.E.M.'s previous album, "Accelerate," from 2008. This time they've brought along a n ...

  10. POTW: Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Jay-Z

    December 30, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj dressed up for Halloween on Christmas Day, Kanye West hung out with mama Kardashian, Katy Perry channeled "Where's Waldo?", Jay-Z drank some bubbly, will.i.am carried a barb-wire man purse, Usher practiced his demi plie an ...

  11. R.E.M. and Eddie Vedder Collaboration, 'It Happened Today,' Leaks

    December 21, 2010 11:41 AM EST 0 0 0 While R.E.M. has already previewed its fifteenth studio album "Collapse Into Now" with the release of lead track "Discoverer" last month, a new collaboration with Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder has hit the web. "It Happened ...

  12. New R.E.M. Album, 'Collapse Into Now,' Out March 8

    December 17, 2010 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 R .E.M. has announced a March 8, 2011 release date for "Collapse Into Now," their 15th studio album and follow-up to 2008's "Accelerate." The 12-track album was produced by Jacknife Lee, who recorded with the band in New Orl ...

  13. Peaches to Launch One-Woman Show 'Peaches Christ Superstar'

    November 05, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For indie electro-rap provocateur Peaches, known for her graphically sexual songs and wild stage show, a one-woman live presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" dubbed "Peaches Christ Superstar" might seem an unlikely endeavor. N ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing 'F--k You' on 'Glee,' Bret Michaels Denies Tish Cyrus Affair

    November 03, 2010 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow to Perform Cee-lo's 'F--k You' on 'Glee' The Nov. 16 episode of " Glee " will feature an appearance from Gwyneth Paltro ...

  15. Exclusive: Hear Fred Schneider's Superions Do Christmas

    October 18, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 It may still be October, but for the B-52's Fred Schneider, the time is just right for his first holiday album. Schneider and his side band The Superions' "Destination... Christmas!" isn't due out until Oct. 26, but you can ...

  16. Grace Jones, Roxy Music Headline London's Lovebox Fest

    July 19, 2010 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grace Jones closed the U.K.'s Lovebox festival in London with a typically flamboyant performance. The veteran Jamaican-born dance artist topped the bill on the final day (July 18) of the festival in Victoria Park, London. Lovebox, which launche ...

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  18. May 5, 2009

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering a heart attack and a stroke. He is 70. 1999 – At the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade. 1997 – Gracie Katherine McGraw i ...

  19. April 30, 2009

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Mariah Carey marries rapper-actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Darrell Sweet of Naza ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Co ...

  21. Le Tigre Members Tour Behind New Project

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Le Tigre remains "on a long hiatus," says band member JD Samson, but that hasn't stopped her from teaming up with the group's Johanna Fateman for DJ-based project Men, which launches a month-long club Le Tigre remains "on a ...

  22. Lidell Finds Sunshine With 'Jim'

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although British soul/pop singer Jamie Lidell loves his adopted hometown of Berlin, he ushered himself to Los Angeles for the recording of his third album, "Jim." Although British soul/pop singer Jamie Lidell loves his adopted hometown of ...

  23. GONZALES, "Solo Piano"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 And while the obvious touchstones here are Gershwin and Satie, a keen pop ear can also trace the heavy inspiration from Randy Newman's soundtrack work on compositions like "Gogol" and "Bermuda Triang It seems like every decade ha ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Co ...

  25. 15onTV

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 9 - April 15, 2007. MONDAY, April 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae, Leah Rimini. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Good Charlotte ...

  26. The Bird And The Bee

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Call it what you will -- space age bachelorette pad music seems fitting -- just as long as you don't call it "modern standards" or "jazz pop." And even if Inara George and Greg Kurstin have hipster na Call it what you will - ...

  27. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage A ...

  28. The Streets, Kasabian, Lily Allen Join Big Day Out

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Streets, Kasabian, Lily Allen and the Crystal Method have joined the lineup for the 2007 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Also new to the bill are Lupe Fiasco, Trivium, the The Streets, Kasabian, Lily Allen and the Crystal ...

  29. Industry Vet Tom Noonan Dies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 78. Tom Noonan, 78, who was a Billboard institution during his 30-plus year tenure with the magazine, died Sunday (Oct. 29) in Los Angeles. He had been battling bladder cancer for more than a year. The enthusiastic Noonan punctuated his Bil ...

  30. Spoon Halfway Home On 'Gimme Fiction' Follow-Up

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spoon is about "halfway through" work on its next studio album, which is being penciled in for an April or May release. Spoon is about "halfway through" work on its next studio album, which is being penciled in for an April or Ma ...

  31. Killers, Tool, Jet, Muse Booked For Big Day Out

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Killers, Tool, Jet, Muse and My Chemical Romance are among the first acts confirmed for the 2007 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The Killers, Tool, Jet, Muse and My Chemical Romance are among the first acts confirmed for ...

  32. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thom Yorke reveals his first album without the backing of Radiohead, DJ Cut Chemist does the same minus longtime collaborators Cut Chemist and Sufjan Stevens offers an alternate glimpse at his acclaim The major-label debut from rapper Rhymefest, &qu ...

  33. 27OnTV

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 3-10, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey. "The Late Show With David Letterman," Featured artist(s): Rob Zombie (also scheduled: Jennifer Aniston). "The Tonigh ...

  34. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV ...

  35. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys perform in Washington, D.C., at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the American Red Cross' blood services.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The L.A. ...

  36. Artists Rock Against Iraq War In New York

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last night (March 20) in New York for the Bring 'Em Home concert, marking the third anniversary of the United States-le Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and s ...

  37. Stipe, Bright Eyes Rock Against Iraq War

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Devendra Banhart and Peaches have signed on for "Bring 'Em Home Now," a March 20 concert at New Yo R.E.M. frontman Michael Stip ...

  38. Morningwood

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Waking up to pop's latest buzz band can be an, um... er... exciting experience. Got Morningwood? It's not as intimate a question as it might seem. Instead, it's merely a radar check, for if you don't, it's likely time to get ...

  39. Vice Preps 'Halloween' Treat For Charity

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As both a response and an addition to the recent influx of benefit recordings, Vice is releasing the star-studded single "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" As both a response and an addition to the recent influx of benefit recording ...

  40. Eagles Of Death Metal Prep New CD, Foo Dates

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to the January arrival of the sophomore Eagles Of Death Metal album, "Death by Sexy," frontman Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes has several other projects up his sleeve. In addition to the January arrival of the sophomore Eag ...

  41. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _ are designated as a historic landmark at a public ceremony. "Thank you all from my heart," Charles tells the audience gath 2004 - The L.A. recording ...

  42. Motown Producer Freddie Perren Dies

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced records for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackson 5 and the "Saturday Night Fever" album, has died at the age of 61. Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced songs for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackso ...

  43. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of art ...

  44. The Tangled Web

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Berklee College of Music and XL Recordings. PLUG INTO THE CLASSROOM: Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, the world's largest independent music colle ...

  45. Skull Ring

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with the Stooges but also features guest turns by Peaches, Sum 41 and Green Day, it is rather amusing that most of the disc's best cuts Considering that "Skull Ring& ...

  46. Try This

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. By bucking convention on her second album, "Missundaztoo ...

  47. Color Pink In Hues Of Punk

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After raising eyebrows with her last album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. Her third album, "Try This," finds the singer again ignoring th ...

  48. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da House ...

  49. Fatherfucker

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Peaches' debut album, "The Teaches of Peaches," spawned an underground electroclash anthem in the single "Fuck the Pain Away." In the process, Peaches became a much-sought-after live act with a ferven Peaches' debut alb ...

  50. BREAKING & ENTERING

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock & Give Up The Ghost. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Aesop Rock , Peaches ...

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