1. Primus Take on 'Willy Wonka' Songs For New Album & Tour With 'Classic' Lineup

    July 29, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Les Claypool also sips some haterade on Tim Burton's 'Willy Wonka' remake. In a very Flaming Lips-ian move, zany prog-rockers Primus have decided to dedicate an album, tour and band reunion to the 1971 culinary classic Willy Wonka an ...

  2. Peter Gabriel Cancels Concert in Ukraine Over Security Concerns

    May 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel has canceled a planned concert in Kiev on May 10 over security concerns against the backdrop of the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine. "Due to the on-going unrest in Ukraine it has become clear that the security of the touring ...

  3. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would b ...

  4. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with h ...

  5. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  6. The Power of Music and Madiba: An 89th Birthday Party for Mandela and the History Books (Guest Post)

    December 10, 2013 10:25 AM EST By Ralph Simon as told to Florie Brizel Ralph Simon, a world-recognized leader in the fields of mobile entertainment and music, is a native South African living in London. Florie Brizel is a freelance writer in Los Angeles and co-author of “Words ...

  7. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were ...

  8. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were ...

  9. Universal Music Launches Caroline International, Michael Roe, Jim Chancellor To Head-Up

    August 08, 2013 8:56 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has launched Caroline International, an independent distributor and label services provider; and has named Michael Roe and Jim Chancellor to head the London-based operation. Roe, who founded the international arm of EMI ...

  10. Peter Gabriel's WOMAD World Music Festival Comes to Russia

    July 03, 2013 5:47 AM EDT Peter Gabriel’s world music festival WOMAD is to debut in Russia, with its inaugural edition scheduled to be held in the Caucasus region city of Kislovodsk on Sept. 21-22. Gabriel himself won’t be able to show up in Kislovodsk, he said in a vide ...

  11. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  12. Producing Magic: Master Session with Steve Lillywhite at ASCAP Expo

    April 19, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Steve Lillywhite has worked on over 500 albums, including the first three U2 records and benchmark follow-ups like The Joshua Tree and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb . In some bit of twisted fate, he says he owes much of it to Ian Curtis. “U ...

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  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances a ...

  15. Morning Fix: Big CMA Wins for Blake and Miranda; Alt J's Mercury Prize; Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 02, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters BLAKE SHELTON, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN WIN BIG AT CMA AWARDS: Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved ...

  16. Chart Moves: 'Halo 4' Sets Record as Highest-Charting Video Game Soundtrack Ever

    November 01, 2012 12:11 PM EDT The Billboard 200: On the Billboard 200 chart this week, all the news seemed to revolve around Taylor Swift and her striking debut at No. 1 with "Red." The set sold 1.208 million copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, m ...

  17. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  18. Single Reviews: Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Sky Ferreira & more

    October 15, 2012 8:17 AM EDT BRUNO MARS Locked Out of Heaven (3:54) Producer: Mark Ronson Writers: B. Mars, the Smeezingtons Publishers: various Elektra/Warner With Gotye busy channeling Peter Gabriel, 2012 seemed overdue for a Police tribute. Leave it to Bruno Mars, then, ...

  19. The Beat 10/10: Ke$ha's Memoir, Lady Gaga's Vomit Video, CMA Awards

    October 10, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, Oct. 10 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In tod ...

  20. Spanish Singer Luz Casal Signs with SESAC Latina (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2012 7:54 PM EDT Spanish singer Luz Casal, who will be given a lifetime achievement prize by the Latin Recording Academy in November, has signed with SESAC Latina, according to an official with the performance rights organization. SESAC Latina will represent Casal ...

  21. The Beat 9/17: 'The Voice' vs. 'X Factor,' Skrillex Joins 'Wreck-It Ralph' Soundtrack

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Monday, Sept. 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today ...

  22. The Beat 9/17: 'The Voice' vs. 'X Factor,' Skrillex & Owl City Join 'Wreck-It Ralph' Soundtrack

    The Beat 9/17: 'The Voice' vs. 'X Factor,' Skrillex & Owl City Join 'Wreck-It Ralph' Soundtrack

    September 17, 2012 5:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/17: 'The Voice' vs. 'X Factor,' Skrillex & Owl City Join 'Wreck-It Ralph' Soundtrack wreck-it ralph , jonathan brooks , Owl City , Billboard , Alt-J , The Voice , disney , skrillex , An Awesome Wave , Hen ...

  23. Peter Gabriel Launches 'So'-centric Tour, Plots Hiatus

    September 14, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel 's Back To Front Tour, which begins Sunday, may be the last we see of him for awhile. Gabriel tells Billboard that "there is new music" he's working on, but it will have to wait for a hiatus he's planning after ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Songs

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 As 'Some Nights' reaches the chart's summit, fun. is just the third act to take its first two breakthrough chart entries to No. 1. Two format superstars had earned the honor back in the mid-'90s. Alternative can't have enoug ...

  26. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Chart

    July 30, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Alternative can't get enough fun. fun. -- Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff -- notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative radio airplay chart, as "Some Nights," the titl ...

  27. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  28. U.K. Retailer Tesco Buys We7, Digital Music Service Co-Founded by Peter Gabriel

    June 15, 2012 7:44 AM EDT U.K. supermarket giant Tesco has acquired London-based digital music service We7 for £10.8 million ($16.8 million), in which music legend Peter Gabriel owns a stake. The deal expands Tesco's digital entertainment offerings that already includ ...

  29. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  30. Peter Gabriel's CueSongs Scores Synchs With Three Major Corporations

    April 27, 2012 2:33 PM EDT Screen shot of CueSongs' prcing page -- and they do bespoke! Three global brands are among the first users of CueSongs, the one-stop online music-licensing service co-founded by U.K. superstar Peter Gabriel in January and targeted at the burg ...

  31. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  32. Oscars Not Performing 'Muppets,' 'Rio' Original Song Nominees?

    February 07, 2012 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 When the Academy Award nominations were announced last month, the Best Original Song category only included two candidates: "Real In Rio" from "Rio," and "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets." Now, it's poss ...

  33. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and c ...

  34. Santigold Returns With Frantic 'Big Mouth' Video

    January 18, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 After laying low in 2011, bombastic pop diva Santigold (formerly Santogold) is back with a new video for "Big Mouth," a track off her upcoming sophomore effort, "Master Of My Make Believe." As one may expect, the half animated/ha ...

  35. Kina Grannis' Jellybean World: Watch 2011's Best Stop-Motion Music Video

    November 03, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Kina Grannis channels a touch of Peter Gabriel's beloved "Sledgehammer" video , except instead of moving vegetables, Grannis explores a stunning jellybean world. Stop-motion animation and more than a quarter million ...

  36. Q&A: Peter Gabriel Talks Covers and Future Writing Plans

    October 17, 2011 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 During the past year-and-a-half, Peter Gabriel has taken something of a sledgehammer to a batch of music -- both his own and others'. Working with arranger John Metcalfe, Gabriel first reinterpreted songs by David Bowie , Paul Simon , Arcade Fi ...

  37. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal ...

  38. The 10 Best '80s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are pr ...

  39. Joe D'Ambrosio Management Opens Paris Office

    June 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Manager Joe D'Ambrosio, whose stable of producers, mixers, engineers and composers include Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), Hugh Padgham (Sting, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Elliot Scheiner (Eric Clapton, Band of Horses) and Mike Pela (Sade, Maxwe ...

  40. Santigold Promises 'Dynamic, Powerful' Second Album This Fall

    June 22, 2011 2:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singer/songwriter Santigold tells Billboard.com that she is working out the "last-minute details" of her anticipated sophomore album and will release the full-length this fall on Downtown/Atlantic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, Jama ...

  41. Beyonce Experimented 'With Everything' On '4,' Says Engineer

    June 17, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The go-to recording engineer for Beyoncé is Toronto native Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young. He's sitting in a spacious studio at New York's new $3.5 million Jungle City Studios, talking about his unlikely road to working on one of the m ...

  42. Sam Cooke Biopic Moving Forward, Screenplay Complete

    March 14, 2011 9:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Start singing "Ain't That Good News": A Sam Cooke biopic has taken a significant step toward becoming a reality. Start singing "Ain't That Good News": A Sam Cooke biopic has taken a significant step toward becoming a re ...

  43. Exclusive: Sam Cooke Biopic Moving Forward -- Screenwriters Complete Script

    March 14, 2011 7:19 PM EDT Start singing "Ain't That Good News": A Sam Cooke biopic has taken a significant step toward becoming a reality. The screenwriters behind the all-Beatles musical "Across the Universe" have finished their adaptation of Pete ...

  44. Jay-Z & Kanye West: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z & Kanye West "Watch The Throne" Date TBD To finish their 10-song collaborative album, Jay and West decamped to Peter Gabriel's studio in Bath, England. Sources are keeping mum on whether the recording will involve a "Sl ...

  45. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  46. Peter Gabriel Catalog Available At Retail

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The full Peter Gabriel album catalog is now available once again at retail, via EMI Label Services. Many of the artist's studio albums had been unavailable on CD for the last few years, although those albums appear to have been available digi ...

  47. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Rihanna's New Tattoo is a Typo

    August 12, 2010 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Receives Typo'd Tattoo Rihanna 's latest tattoo contains an unfortunate grammatical error, according to PopEater. The singer's latest ink is placed ...

  49. Making 'Korn III' Album Was 'Sheer Torture,' Says Jonathan Davis

    July 13, 2010 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 He loves the end product, but making the just-released "Korn III -- Remember Who You Are" was "sheer fucking torture and hell" for Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. Give the credit, or blame, to producer Ross Robinson, Davis tells Bi ...

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