1. BBC Radio 1 Producers Following Zane Lowe to Apple

    April 30, 2015 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The British radio network loses at least three staffers to the tech giant. When Apple’s new music streaming service launches later this year, Zane Lowe will not be the only ex-BBC employee among its staff. Joining the former DJ and host at the tech ...

  2. Tomorrow's Hits: Tor Miller, Who Is Fancy & Night Riots

    March 13, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Tor Miller Tor Miller's piano-picture of New York City at the hour of "Midnight" (Glass ...

  3. SXSW Preview: New Film Looks at the 808 Drum Machine -- 'The Rock Guitar of Hip-Hop'

    March 09, 2015 1:41 PM EDT Alex Noyer's documentary examines the Roland-TR 808 drum machine, one of the most ubiquitous musical sounds of the past 30 years. Since its launch in 1980, the Roland TR-808 drum machine has gone from fad to icon, appearing in everything fro ...

  4. Listen to Zane Lowe's Final Show With BBC Radio 1

    March 05, 2015 8:59 PM EST 0 0 0 With Zane Lowe leaving his BBC Radio 1 show after more than a decade to join Apple , he recorded his final broadcast Thursday and made it a relaxed free flowing two-hour affair revisiting some of the show's favorite songs over his tenure.  Zane ...

  5. Listen to Zane Lowe's Final Show With BBC Radio 1

    March 05, 2015 8:59 PM EST With Zane Lowe leaving his BBC Radio 1 show after more than a decade to join Apple , he recorded his final broadcast Thursday and made it a relaxed free flowing two-hour affair revisiting some of the show's favorite songs over his tenure.  Za ...

  6. Kanye West Performs 'Only One,' Invited to 'Spoon' with Jonathan Ross: Watch

    March 02, 2015 2:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West's media blitz shows no signs of slackening. The rapper has performed "Only One" for British TV audiences, just 24 hours after he made his first-ever appearance on Scandinavian TV. Though he didn't stick around long to ...

  7. Kanye West Talks 'Hottest Rapper' Drake, Paul McCartney & Grammys in Tearful BBC Interview

    February 26, 2015 4:46 PM EST 1.231 k 227 28 Kanye West continued his recent publicity blitz by sitting down for an interview Thursday (Feb. 26) with BBC's Zane Lowe. Kanye's interview game is on point right now: honest, passionate, eminently quotable and simultaneously self ...

  8. What Apple's Hiring of Zane Lowe Signals for the Company's Music Strategy

    February 18, 2015 2:36 PM EST Apple's hiring of BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe could mark a huge shift in programming strategy for Beats Music and iTunes Radio. A move away from nameless programming toward programming featuring brand-name personalities would give Apple' ...

  9. Zane Lowe Talks Decision to Leave BBC for Apple

    February 17, 2015 12:38 PM EST BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe is still in shock about his just-announced decision to leave the venerable broadcaster -- and London -- to work for Apple's new radio service in Los Angeles. "It's not easy being faced with the prospect of ...

  10. Coldplay Working on 'Final' Album, 'A Head Full of Dreams,' Says Chris Martin

    December 04, 2014 9:43 PM EST Coldplay is at work on their seventh studio album, frontman Chris Martin revealed Thursday, and it will likely be their last.  Choose Your Own Adventure in Coldplay's Interactive 'Ink' Video The set is tentatively called A Head Full ...

  11. British Rockers Young Guns Premiere Video For Arena-Worthy ‘I Want Out’

    August 21, 2014 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 American rock fans should have Young Guns on their radars. Not to be confused with the Philly-based hip-hop duo Young Gunz (this is Guns with an “s,” mind you) Young Guns are already a main stage festival act in the U.K. rock scene, looking to expan ...

  12. Rick Rubin Talks Punk Rock Hip-Hop, the Advantage of Big Companies in Rare Interview

    June 24, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Recently, legendary producer Rick Rubin sat down for a rare hour-long interview with BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe at his Shangri-La studio in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning mastermind behind such canonical records as Beastie Boys' " ...

  13. Chris Martin Says Gwyneth Paltrow Split Inspired New Coldplay Album

    April 28, 2014 6:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Coldplay frontman speaks in a BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe Chris Martin gave some inside information on his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. Particularly, the Coldplay frontman admitte ...

  14. Kate Nash, Half Moon Run and Blondfire to Rock Billboard Party in Chicago

    July 24, 2013 9:58 AM EDT Billboard will bring the party ahead of next month's Lollapalooza festival in the Windy City. The free Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, is set for Aug. 1 at Chicago's Double Door, and will feature performances from British sin ...

  15. Glassnote Entertainment Expands With London Office

    July 24, 2013 1:53 AM EDT Glassnote Entertainment Group, the label that's home to Phoenix and Mumford & Sons, is expanding its operations by opening an office in London to serve as its U.K. and Europe headquarters. Sam Rumney, producer of the highly influential ...

  16. Frank Ocean Performs Three New Songs: Watch

    June 26, 2013 1:05 AM EDT Frank Ocean is apparently swimming with new tunes. The singer-songwriter has premiered three songs during his concert Tuesday night at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. Fans on the scene have uploaded the tracks, the first of which can be streamed b ...

  17. Frank Ocean is '10, 11 Songs' Into New Album

    February 20, 2013 4:17 PM EST 'It's another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again,' the singer-songwriter says. After taking home two Grammys more than a week ago (Sunday, Feb. 10), Frank Ocean revealed more details of his upcoming sophomore album ...

  18. Backbeat: Skrillex on Kill the Noise, Justice on New Record, Gary Richards Face Paints at HARD's Day of The Dead LA Fest

    November 06, 2012 2:22 PM EST Day of the EDM Dead: Some 35,000 fans turned out for Hard's Day of the Dead music fest in L.A. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Thirty-five thousand electronic dance music fans made their way to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday (Nov. 3) f ...

  19. The Killers' Flowers: 'Runaways' Is 'A Great Starting Point' for Album

    July 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ''I had a good feeling about it," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says about "Runaways," the anthemic new single from the Las Vegas rock group. The soaring number, which heralds "Battle Born," the band's firs ...

  20. The Killers Come Back

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT ''Ihad a good feeling about it," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says about "Runaways," the anthemic new single from the Las Vegas rock group. The soaring number, which heralds "Battle Born," the band's fir ...

  21. Linkin Park Use New Marketing Techniques to Connect with Fans

    June 13, 2012 5:10 PM EDT A 38-second video posted May 26 on YouTube features Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda congratulating the winner of a scavenger hunt that included clues on five continents, lasted 16 days and concluded at BBC Radio 1 during Zane Lowe's show. Whe ...

  22. M.I.A. Confirms Super Bowl Appearance

    January 30, 2012 8:53 PM EST 0 0 0 M.I.A. will join Madonna and Nicki Minaj at the Super Bowl halftime show, the musician confirmed to the BBC's Zane Lowe. "Yes, I'm going to the Super Bowl… I'm gonna be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj... If you're go ...

  23. The Killers to Release Album This Year

    January 05, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 It's been a few years since The Killers released "Day & Age," but frontman Brandon Flowers confirmed that a new album will be released this year. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, the 30-year-old singer revealed t ...

  24. Sleigh Bells Issue New Track, 'Born To Lose': Listen

    December 15, 2011 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Sleigh Bells , the Brooklyn noise-pop duo that broke out in 2010 with debut album "Treats," is getting ready for a busy 2012 that will see the release of their sophomore disc, "Reign of Terror." The crackling first track issued f ...

  25. Frank Ocean Talks New Album; Says No to Kanye West Collabo

    November 14, 2011 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 After cancelling his NYC show due to illness, Frank Ocean trekked abroad for his first UK show where he performed new songs from his untitled sophomore effort. Ocean stopped by BBC 1xtra after his praised performance on Fri (Nov. 11) to talk about h ...

  26. Foo Fighters Return, Dave Grohl Recruits Krist Novoselic

    October 27, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters will release a new album next year that features special help from singer Dave Grohl's old Nirvana bandmate, bassist Krist Novoselic, the frontman revealed to BBC Radio 1 . The as-yet-untitled set, which would be the group' ...

  27. Breaking & Entering: Hockey

    October 28, 2009 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When asked to describe the direction of their upcoming debut album, Hockey vocalist Benjamin Grubin almost instantaneously replies, "Dance-Soul-Dirty." Sitting next to Grubin in a dingy changing room at Mercury Lounge in the Lower East Sid ...

  28. Eminem Goes Deep With Dr. Dre On New Album

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem says his comeback album will have a "lot of material" after five months of solid work on the record with Dr. Dre. As previously reported, the set is titled "Relapse" and is expected before the Eminem says his comeback albu ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Beck, Liz Phair, Bonnaroo

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first fruit of Beck's work with producer Danger Mouse has hit the Web. The first fruit of Beck's work with producer Danger Mouse has hit the Web. "Chemtrails" was premiered today on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Zane Lowe and is now stre ...

  30. New Arcade Fire Song Hits Net, Answering Machine

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Arcade Fire has unveiled "Intervention," the first track from its hotly anticipated new album, "Neon Bible," via a pre-recorded telephone message accessible by calling 866-636-6242, extension 7777 The Arcade Fire has unveiled ...

  31. Homme Comes Clean On Oliveri Firing

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Spe ...