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Danny Elfman Talks The Nightmare Before Christmas, Released 25 Years Ago Today

It's late Wednesday evening in London and Danny Elfman is admittedly jet-lagged. "We're right in the middle of scoring Dumbo," says the iconic composer of…
Rob LeDonne / Billboard | October 29, 2018 - 11:41 am

The Week In Pop

Prepare To Be Spooked: It’s Christmas Album Time Again

It's late October, which means we're deep into the most terrifying season of the year: that moment when all kinds of musicians unveil their new…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm

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Watch Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman & Steve Bartek Play “Dead Man’s Party” With Tony Kanal & The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Before Danny Elfman scored Tim Burton films or composed the Simpsons' theme song, he formed a new wave band called Oingo Boingo. They broke up…
Julia Gray | October 29, 2018 - 7:59 pm

The Week In Pop

Prepare To Be Spooked: It’s Christmas Album Time Again

It's late October, which means we're deep into the most terrifying season of the year: that moment when all kinds of musicians unveil their new…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Tyler, The Creator & Danny Elfman – “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Tyler, The Creator collaborated with Oscar-nominated composer (and new wave icon) Danny Elfman on the soundtrack for the new animated The Grinch reboot.
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2018 - 11:33 am

Tyler, The Grinch

Tyler, The Creator is contributing music to the upcoming film The Grinch, a new CGI animated adaptation of the 1957 Dr. Seuss story How The
Peter Helman | September 18, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Danny Elfman Added A Horror Score To “Trump Stalking Hillary” Debate Video

There's not much comedy to be found in this year's hellish election cycle, so let's appreciate the little things when we can get them. Like,…
James Rettig | October 14, 2016 - 2:48 pm

Nicolas Godin – “Elfe Man” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Nicolas Godin, one half of French electronic duo Air, released his Bach-inspired solo debut Contrepoint in Europe late last year. But the album is just…
Peter Helman | March 14, 2016 - 9:03 am

Watch Danny Elfman Play Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party” For The First Time In 20 Years

Did you know that Danny Elfman was in the band Oingo Boingo? I sure as hell did not. To me, Danny Elfman is a composer,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 2, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Watch Trent Reznor, Danny Elfman, & Hans Zimmer Discuss Their Work In A Composer Roundtable

The Hollywood Reporter got some of the composers of the top films of the year together to talk about their craft. The panel includes Trent…
James Rettig | December 24, 2014 - 8:30 am

Hear Tyler The Creator, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, And Others Cover “Daisy Bell”

Though it was a lovely little folk tune originating in 1892, "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built For Two)" has been the subject of strange interpretations at…
Miles Bowe | May 12, 2014 - 10:28 am

Watch Danny Elfman Sing Live For The First Time In 18 Years

Before he became one of the most dependably inventive composers in the world of film scores, Danny Elfman was the frontman for the arty new-wave…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2013 - 11:07 am

DeVotchKa, Sparklehorse, Album Leaf Cover The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's cult stop-motion film turns 15 this year, and as previously reported a motley crew of indie and goth-pop acts have recorded covers for…
Scott Lapatine | October 28, 2008 - 10:57 am

The Nightmare Before Christmas Revisited By Various Alt And Indie Rockers

Get ready goths and Evanescence fans, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. As part of the spooky fanfare, Billboard reports…
Brandon Stosuy | August 13, 2008 - 11:42 am