1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shad ...

  19. Herbie Hancock Enlists All-Star Cast For 'Imagine Project'

    May 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Herbie Hancock says his forthcoming album "The Imagine Project" -- due out June 22 -- was "the hardest record I've ever made." And not just because of the music. In fact, the legendary keyboardist tells Billboard.com that ac ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Dio, R. Kelly, Lindsay Lohan and more

    May 20, 2010 10:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Courtney Love continues to make headlines with sordid tales from her past , this time in an interview with the Irish magazine Hot Press. Love told the magazine t ...

  21. Morricone, Bjork Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 17, 2010 7:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have won the 2010 Polar Music Prize. They will be invited to accept the award, which includes 1 million kronor ($130,000) each in prize money, at a ceremony in Stockholm later this year. Th ...

  22. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost ...

  23. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, The X Factor, Peter Gabriel, Carrie Underwood

    May 06, 2010 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock band Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year with box office totals reported from six dates of The Circle Tour. Adding the $9.7 million in ticket sales from these six performances, the tour's overall gross pa ...

  24. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  25. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be ...

  26. Chart Beat Thursday: Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Peter Gabriel

    March 11, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RECORD 'BREAK'-ER: As previously reported , Taio Cruz skyrockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his maiden chart entry, "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The song's ascent to the apex marks the biggest jump to No. ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Pavement, Regina Spektor, T.I., Gorillaz and More

    March 02, 2010 6:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lo-fi rockers Pavement played their first show in ten years on their reunion tour last night (March 1) in Auckland, New Zealand, featuring songs from all ...

  28. Sade's 'Soldier Of Love' Rules Euro Chart

    February 25, 2010 5:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while Ke$ha leads European Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week with "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertai ...

  29. Peter Gabriel Ditches Guitar, Drums For Covers Album

    February 16, 2010 12:09 PM EST 0 0 0 British rock singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel has taken what he calls the "scary" step of paring down a new album of cover songs confined to orchestral instruments and his voice. Called "Scratch my Back," the album is being re ...

  30. Peter Gabriel To Skip Genesis Rock Hall Induction

    February 12, 2010 11:28 AM EST 0 0 0 When Genesis gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, founding member Peter Gabriel won't be there. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president Joel Peresman said in a statement Thursday that Gabriel says he has a scheduling confl ...

  31. The Daily Noise 1.21.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.21.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 21, 2010 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Friday's telethon for Haiti boasts A-list performers, new compilation released for Haiti relief, Coheed and Cambria talk about new concept album. Coheed & Cambria , Dave Matthews Band , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Hope for Haiti , ...

  32. Peter Gabriel Goes Orchestral For Covers Album

    January 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel eschews traditional rock'n'roll instrumentation on his new album, "Scratch My Back," due Feb. 15 from Virgin. The project sports orchestral covers of material originally recorded by David Bowie , Paul Simon , Neil Y ...

  33. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHI ...

  34. Peter Gabriel, Trevor Horn To Be Honoured By APRS

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel and British producer Trevor Horn are to be honoured by the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS). Other music industry figures to be recognised at the trade body's Sound Fellowship Lunch, wh ...

  35. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

  36. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  37. Ask Billboard: Fleetwood Mac, Kristinia DeBarge, Chicago

    May 15, 2009 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BATTLE OF THE BANDS Hi Gary, I wa ...

  38. Lucky Dube Murderers Get Life In Prison

    April 02, 2009 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007, SAPA news agency reported on Thursday. Dube, 43, was killed in a botched carjacking in October 2007. Dube recorded more than 20 albums and ...

  39. Lucky Dube Killers Found Guilty

    March 31, 2009 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three men accused of murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007 have been found guilty, Talk Radio 702 reported on Tuesday. Two of the accused attempted to escape earlier on Tuesday, but were caught and brought back to court to hear the ...

  40. Peter Gabriel Urges Mexican President To Stop 'Feminicide'

    March 30, 2009 9:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel met with Mexican President Felipe Calderón on Friday (March 27), urging him to increase his efforts to end the violence against women and murders in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua. Gabriel was in Mexico City for a concert as part of a bri ...

  41. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  42. February 13, 2009

    February 13, 2009 5:49 PM EST - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $500 bail each. 2002 - Country outlaw Waylon Jennings dies ...

  43. Gabriel Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 13, 2009 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth," from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on PeterGabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar produc ...

  44. Gabriel: Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth" from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on petergabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar produ ...

  45. Early Grammys Honor Film, Latin Music

    February 08, 2009 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.&qu ...

  46. 'Juno,' 'Dark Night,' 'Wall-E' Win Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.& ...

  47. The Billboard Q&A: A.R. Rahman

    January 22, 2009 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Before sweeping the 2009 music Oscars, the composer chatted about his "Slumdog Millionaire" score, working with M.I.A. and more. Composer A.R. Rahman might not be a household name in the United States quite yet, but he's one of most w ...

  48. 'Slumdog, 'WALL-E' Lead Oscar Music Nominees

    January 22, 2009 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Wall-E" are atop the field of music-related Oscar nominees, with both films nominated for best original score. The "Slumdog" score was penned by A.R. Rahman, while Thomas Newman wrote the scor ...

  49. Update: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Up For Three Oscars In Music Categories

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best achievement in music written for motion pictures (best song) and A.R. Rahman nominated for achieve ...

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