22 Oct 2014

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SXSW Music reveals first round of acts

The Outdoor Stage at Butler Park during South by SouthwestWith the next registration deadline looming, organizers of South by Southwest have revealed more than 170 musical acts to perform at the 2015 festival.


22 Oct 2014 4:39pm GMT

21 Oct 2014

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Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

This product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the web version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in an update to Google Play’s music subscription service, “All Access,” which costs $10 per month. (AP Photo/Google)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.


21 Oct 2014 9:11pm GMT

Tejal Rao Digs the Chicken for Two, Hates the Music at Dirty French

Tejal Rao Digs the Chicken for Two, Hates the Music at Dirty FrenchThe much buzzed about chicken is good, but not without fault. Tejal Rao stops by Dirty French and despite her typical disdain for dishes that are served "for two," she enjoys the elaborate chicken presentation, which comes for two, in two services:The chicken and crepes dish for two ($72) at Dirty French is something else. You will need a large table to comfortably hold the setup. The breast meat has been roasted and sliced beautifully, laid over some kind of creamy mustard sauce....The legs, which arrive separately, are poached slowly in chicken fat, then grilled. ...


21 Oct 2014 4:40pm GMT

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 20, 2014:

21 Oct 2014 4:38pm GMT

Let's talk Fantasia: Music Evolved on our game review podcast Quality Control

Let's talk Fantasia: Music Evolved on our game review podcast Quality ControlIn each episode of Quality Control, Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their review? Also: Did they play it wrong?


21 Oct 2014 12:44pm GMT

Fantasia: Music Evolved review: note for note

Fantasia: Music Evolved review: note for noteFantasia: Music Evolved is the most demanding rhythm game I've ever played. The problem with Fantasia is that it takes those cylinders - catchy songs, even catchier remixes and even entire game mechanics - and holds them hostage behind a frustrating, over-padded slog of a campaign. Harmonix nails the hard part of making a modern rhythm game Harmonix actually managed to nail the hard part of making a modern rhythm game: The studio found a new, intuitive way to interact with music.


21 Oct 2014 7:01am GMT

20 Oct 2014

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Pitbull to host American Music Awards on Nov. 23

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, host Pitbull speaks on stage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Pitbull is set to host the 2014 American Music Awards again. Dick Clark productions announced Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, that the platinum-selling rapper will also perform at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, to air live on ABC. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) - Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards.


20 Oct 2014 10:30pm GMT

Music Monday (10/20): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (10/20): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Sleater-Kinney, Shabazz Palaces, Foxygen, and Thurston Moore. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


20 Oct 2014 9:43pm GMT

Report: American Music Awards Producers Say Sinead O'Connor Lied About Pope Duet

Sinead O'Connor | Photo Credits: CorbisThe American Music Awards producers say a duet between Sinead O'Connor and Pope Francis was never going to happen. In a lengthy post on her official website, O'Connor said that she was approached to perform at the American Music Awards - but that her invitation was rescinded after Dick Clark Productions couldn't get the Pope to agree to come on stage with her. According to TMZ, the producers say the singer's claims are completely made up. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Saturday Night Live Sinead O'Connor Pope Francis


20 Oct 2014 4:37pm GMT

17 Oct 2014

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Florida man sentenced to life plus 90 years in rap music murder

Defendant Dunn reactsBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 90 years, by a Florida judge on Friday for killing an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified at his murder trial last month he thought he was defending himself from an armed threat when he fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens at a Jacksonville gas station parking lot, killing Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012. ...


17 Oct 2014 5:19pm GMT

13 Oct 2014

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Thurston Moore streams new album 'The Best Day' – listen

The album will be released on October 20






13 Oct 2014 8:58am GMT

More tickets released for Damon Albarn at the Royal Albert Hall – on sale tomorrow

The shows will take place on November 15 and 16






13 Oct 2014 8:35am GMT

Foo Fighters to premiere new track 'Something From Nothing' on Thursday

The track is the first from forthcoming album 'Sonic Highways'






13 Oct 2014 7:59am GMT

Chvrches perform new song 'Richard Pryor' – listen

The band played the tentatively-titled track at Austin City Limits festival






13 Oct 2014 7:38am GMT

12 Oct 2014

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David Bowie unveils new track 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)'

Song received its first play on BBC Radio 6






12 Oct 2014 3:18pm GMT

Glen Campbell releases video to final song 'I'm Not Going to Miss You' – watch

Track will feature in upcoming documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me






12 Oct 2014 2:51pm GMT

Dee Snider announces new career-spanning compilation 'Rock and Roll Ain't Dead'

New single to be released this March






12 Oct 2014 1:31pm GMT

Led Zeppelin preview 'Houses of the Holy' boxset in new video – watch

Reissue is due for release October 28






12 Oct 2014 12:47pm GMT

Danny DeVito lands role in new One Direction video

'Steal My Girl' taken from boy band's forthcoming album 'Four'






12 Oct 2014 11:58am GMT

David Crosby on Neil Young: 'He is very angry with me'

Young had told fans he will never again tour as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young






12 Oct 2014 11:18am GMT

U2 on controversial tax arrangements: 'Was it totally fair? Probably not'

Band have previously been accused of tax evasion






12 Oct 2014 10:23am GMT

Childish Gambino reveals horror movie-esque video for 'Telegraph Ave' – watch

Video co-stars singer Jhene Aiko






12 Oct 2014 9:28am GMT

Radiohead's Philip Selway performs with The Dap-Kings on 'The Tonight Show'

Selway performed 'It Will End in Tears' from solo album 'Weatherhouse'






12 Oct 2014 8:30am GMT

The Flaming Lips reveal new 'Sgt Pepper's...' covers album details in psychedelic video

Miley Cyrus, Foxygen and MGMT all feature on 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'






12 Oct 2014 8:03am GMT

11 Oct 2014

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Jessie Ware previews new song 'Sweetest Song' - listen

Second album 'Tough Love' is released on Monday (October 13)






11 Oct 2014 3:00pm GMT

Man hospitalised with 'severe head injury' after falling from balcony at Nottingham Rock City

Nineteen year-old believed to have fallen of his own accord






11 Oct 2014 2:32pm GMT

10 Oct 2013

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...


10 Oct 2013 4:14pm GMT

09 Oct 2013

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Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award

Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...


09 Oct 2013 10:39pm GMT

Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year

U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...


09 Oct 2013 10:14pm GMT

08 Oct 2013

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Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...

08 Oct 2013 8:38pm GMT

Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back

File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...


08 Oct 2013 11:49am GMT

06 Oct 2013

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OneRepublic victorious in closest UK chart battle of 2013

Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rock band OneRepublic snatched the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, edging out The Vamps in the closest race for the number one position seen all year, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. A late surge for OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' helped them outsell new entry 'Can We Dance' from British band The Vamps by just 1,150 copies to reach the pinnacle of the charts for the first time. Former number one 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo and featuring rapper 2 Chainz fell to number three, while Katy Perry's 'Roar' dropped into fourth place. ...


06 Oct 2013 6:07pm GMT

21 Jul 2009

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The Raveonettes Unveil Album Release And Tour Dates

Danish rock duo The Raveonettes has announced the dates for a fall tour in support of its fourth studio album, Billboard.com can exclusively report.


21 Jul 2009 12:23pm GMT

Jackson Browne, Republicans Settle Copyright Case

Jackson Browne is hopeful that the protection of music copyrights will be bolstered by the settlement of his lawsuit against U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over unauthorized use of one of his songs in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.


21 Jul 2009 10:00am GMT

Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid.


21 Jul 2009 9:27am GMT

Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award.


21 Jul 2009 9:08am GMT

Kings Of Convenience Make New 'Declaration'

Norwegian rock duo Kings Of Convenience will break a five-year silence this fall with its third studio album, "Declaration of Dependence," due Oct. 20 from Virgin.


21 Jul 2009 5:07am GMT

Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today.


21 Jul 2009 1:43am GMT

20 Jul 2009

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Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Cancer, Tour And Album Postponed

The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery, he announced in a video posting on the group's website this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the release of its forthcoming album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," in order to allow time for his recovery.


20 Jul 2009 12:44pm GMT

JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael Jackson," also on Epic, got a third week atop the album chart.


20 Jul 2009 10:50am GMT

Prince Closes Out Montreux Jazz Fest

Prince fans from across Europe converged on Montreux for two shows by the American musician whose rare appearance on the continent stretched well into Sunday morning. The 51-year-old star closed the two-week Swiss Montreux Jazz Festival with a mix of old hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Peach" and "Purple Rain" and fresh titles such as "Elixir" from his new album with singer Bria Valente.


20 Jul 2009 9:46am GMT

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Approaches Eagles' All-Time Sales Record

For nearly a decade, the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" has been the recording industry's ultimate evergreen release, certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But thanks to continued robust demand for Michael Jackson's catalog since his June 25 death, "Thriller" appears on the verge of matching "Their Greatest Hits," at least in the eyes of the industry trade group.


20 Jul 2009 9:14am GMT

Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol."


20 Jul 2009 9:07am GMT

Justin Bieber's 'Time' Is Now

It's a familiar narrative: wunderkind with a gift for music takes it seriously, and lands a major-label deal before he gets his driver's license. Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears all fit the formula. Now, Justin Bieber can add his name to the list.


20 Jul 2009 9:03am GMT

John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut, includes guest spots from Bruce Springsteen and members of the Eagles, and features covers of songs by John Prine, Buck Owens and John Denver, among others, as well as Fogerty's own "Change in the Weather."


20 Jul 2009 3:00am GMT

19 Jul 2009

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Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show.


19 Jul 2009 1:49am GMT

17 Jul 2009

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Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely.


17 Jul 2009 11:49am GMT

They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and everywhere Sept. 22 on Disney Sound.


17 Jul 2009 11:16am GMT