01 Feb 2015

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Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina in hospital after being found unresponsive in bathtub

21 year-old Brown was found by her husband in incident mirroring 2012 death of her mother

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on 'Austin City Limits' – watch

Three tracks previewing band's appearance on the show are now online

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video

"Denim never goes out of style. Just like the fucking Beatles"

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Q-Tip makes guest appearance at Jack White's sold-out Madison Square Garden show – watch

Zack de la Rocha also appears alongside opening act Run The Jewels

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'

US band will release third album in April

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig

The south London band played an intimate show at The Lincoln Imp last night (January 30)

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Noel Gallagher says songs about his own life would be 'more boring than James Blunt'

Gallagher was speaking to BBC Radio 2's Edith Bowman

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Mystery user makes 110 supposed Aphex Twin demos free to download

Over 8 hours of material made available by unknown account

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show

Perry will perform during game between New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks on February 1

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth in it"

Borland had called fans "roided out Jell-O shot filled bohunks"

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

James Blunt responds to Noel Gallagher 'boring' claim

Gallagher claimed that writing about his life would be "more boring than James Blunt"

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'

New artwork of the band is posted to Instagram

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

D'Angelo performs 'Black Messiah' songs live on 'Saturday Night Live' - watch

R&B singer performed 'The Charade' and 'Really Love'

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Carl Barat describes new Libertines songs as 'surprisingly upbeat'

Band are expected to release new album later this year, their first release in 11 years

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder

Rapper and his GD9 crew face 69 charges in total, including drug distribution

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

Blink-182 begin rehearsals without Tom DeLonge

Frontman DeLonge exited the band earlier this week but denies bandmates claims he quit

01 Feb 2015 2:37pm GMT

31 Jan 2015

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Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court on a traffic warrant, in Las Vegas following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case. A lawyer for Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.


31 Jan 2015 2:56am GMT

30 Jan 2015

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Kanye West Goes Into Full Dad Mode, Smiles in New Music Video with North West

Kanye West Goes Into Full Dad Mode, Smiles in New Music Video with North WestThere are a lot of things off-putting about the new footage from Kanye West's "Only One" video. The first and foremost being the fact that the Spike Jonze-directed clip begins with rare footage of the rapper smiling. It's like staring at an eclipse: You know this is something you shouldn't be seeing, ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Kanye West


30 Jan 2015 6:46pm GMT

Jay Z to acquire Wimp music service

Jay ZUS rap star Jay Z will make a $56-million foray into the music streaming business by taking over the Norwegian service Wimp, its shareholders confirmed Friday. The platinum-selling artist and record producer Jay Z used his controlling stake in Project Panther Bidco to launch the 464-million-kronor ($56-million, 49-million-euro) bid for Aspiro, the Swedish-listed company behind Wimp. "I think they will be a better owner to lift Aspiro and its advanced music streaming service to a new level," said Trond Berger, the financial director of Norwegian media group Shibsted, currently Aspiro's majority owner. He said in a statement that Jay Z's company "has adequate financial resources and a high level of competence in the music industry".


30 Jan 2015 1:57pm GMT

Warner Music Group Settles Lawsuit Over Unpaid Interns

The deal comes as ICM reveals its paying up to $725,000 to resolve its own ex-intern case and as an appeals court holds an important hearing in Fox' fight on the intern front.

30 Jan 2015 5:00am GMT

29 Jan 2015

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Music Review: Bob Dylan's late-night disc

This CD cover image released by Columbia shows "Shadows in the Night," by Bob Dylan. (AP Photo/Columbia)Bob Dylan, "Shadows in the Night" (Columbia)


29 Jan 2015 2:02pm GMT

Italy artisan crafts guitars for musicians in need

Italian luthier Roberto Ceretti works on a guitar in his workshop in the Alps Region of Barge on January 22, 2015Offer Roberto Ceretti a fortune for one of his coveted hand-made guitars and he'll likely turn you down: the Italian craftsman may be in demand among collectors, but only plies his trade for top musicians in need. Tucked away in the hills of north-west Italy, Ceretti's workshop is hung with half-finished models, the walls lined with stacks of cedar, mahogany and apple wood, and a large drawing board is littered with classical guitar designs. It didn't work of course, but the passion stuck," said Ceretti, 50, who began his business in earnest 15 years ago after transforming his run-down holiday home in the Piedmont woods into an atelier. Now he makes between five and six guitars a year, selling them for a song to help musicians hit hard by the economic crisis and cuts in culture budgets.


29 Jan 2015 7:47am GMT

Watch a Preview of Kanye West's "Only One" Music Video With Daughter North

Spike Jonze directed the video for West's collaboration with Paul McCartney.

29 Jan 2015 5:00am GMT

Sony's PlayStation Network Links With Spotify for Music Service

Video and music services from Sony Entertainment Network will also be rebranded into the PlayStation Network.

29 Jan 2015 5:00am GMT

First Look: 'Dope' is fresh, funny and music-filled

This photo provided by courtesy of the Sundance Institute shows, from left, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, and Shameik Moore, in a scene from the film, "Dope." The movie, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, is included in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. (AP Photo/Sundance Institute, David Moir)PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Punk rock, Bitcoin, '90s hip-hop, BMX bikes, street thugs and Harvard come together in "Dope," a wonderfully fresh, thoughtful and music-filled coming-of-age story.


29 Jan 2015 1:43am GMT

28 Jan 2015

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Cannes: 'Desert Dancer' to Open Ischia Global Film & Music Fest

The feature, starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie and Tom Cullen, tells the story of Iranian ballet dancer Afshin Ghaffarian.

28 Jan 2015 5:00am 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