23 Jul 2014

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Former Lostprophets members thank fans for 'sticking with us' at first gig as No Devotion

'It is obvious that the easier path would have been to slink into the shadows', guitarist Richard Oliver wrote on Instagram






23 Jul 2014 10:14am GMT

Peaches Geldof was former heroin addict and methadone user, inquest hears

The inquiry has heard that heroin is 'likely' to have played a role in the death






23 Jul 2014 9:01am GMT

Slowdive announce two further reunion dates

The shoegaze band will play a pair of shows at London's Forum December






23 Jul 2014 8:35am GMT

James Murphy to score new Noah Baumbach film 'While We're Young'

The LCD Soundsystem producer teams up with the director again, for the movie starring Ben Stiller and Beastie Boys' AdRock






23 Jul 2014 8:13am GMT

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins to have jail term appeal considered

A court in Cardiff will consider the convicted paedopile's application to have his 29-year sentence reduced






23 Jul 2014 7:48am GMT

22 Jul 2014

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'Space Station 76' Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler in sci-fi spoof - watch first trailer

SXSW comedy like 'Anchorman' meets 'Airplane' in space






22 Jul 2014 11:48pm GMT

Edgar Wright to follow 'The World's End' with 'Baby Driver'

'Cornetto Trilogy' director back to Working Title Films following departure from Marvel's 'Ant-Man'






22 Jul 2014 10:55pm GMT

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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 21, 2014:


22 Jul 2014 8:11pm GMT

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SBTRKT announces new album 'Wonder Where We Land'

The LP follow's Aaron Jerome's 2011 debut






22 Jul 2014 8:00pm GMT

Post-punkers The Pop Group announce first ever UK tour

The band will play seven UK shows this October






22 Jul 2014 7:41pm GMT

The Raveonettes release surprise new album 'Pe'Ahi'

The duo's seventh album is surf-inspired






22 Jul 2014 7:09pm GMT

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' - new clip soundtracked by Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign

Watch Michael Bay's heroes in a half shell rock out to some heavy beats






22 Jul 2014 6:34pm GMT

Alt-J score short film 'Wander With Me' - watch

Joe Newman and Gus Unger-Hamilton have recorded the soundtrack to the short






22 Jul 2014 6:32pm GMT

Kasabian explain 'random' on-screen words during Glastonbury performance

"It's not complicated or cryptic in any way," commented Serge Pizzorno






22 Jul 2014 6:18pm GMT

St Vincent on Kurt Cobain's death: 'The wound is still raw' – watch

Annie Clark spoke about singing with Nirvana earlier this year






22 Jul 2014 4:12pm GMT

Paul Weller: 'I don't give a fuck about bands getting back together' – watch

The Modfather also spoke to NME about The Libertines' reunion






22 Jul 2014 3:28pm GMT

Rivers Cuomo hints at Weezer UK gig and says new album helps keep the format alive

US band release 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' on September 29






22 Jul 2014 3:00pm GMT

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Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Library of Congress on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 said Joel, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) - The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.


22 Jul 2014 11:31am GMT

21 Jul 2014

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'Weird Al' on his weirdly successful week in music

In this July 17, 2014 photo, “Weird Al” Yankovic poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Billboard reported that Yankovic's “Mandatory Fun” debuted at No. 1 this week with more than 80,000 units sold. That’s almost double the amount his last album, "Alpocalypse," sold in its debut week in 2011. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attention pop stars: If "Weird Al" Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you're likely his next parody conquest.


21 Jul 2014 4:05pm GMT

Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and David Guetta at 8th iTunes Festival in London

Pharrell Williams will perform in London on September 10, 2014 at the iTunes Festival.Apple has just announced the headliners of the next iTunes Festival London, which will take place throughout the month of September and feature performances by Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue, Maroon 5, Beck, Blondie, Jungle and David Guetta, among others. Throughout the month of September, the Roundhouse in London will host a series of exceptional performers. Apple has now announced the dates for concerts by Beck (September 2), David Guetta (3), 5 Seconds of Summer (4), Kasabian (5), Robert Plant (8), Pharrell Williams and Jungle (10), Maroon 5 (11), Blondie and Chrissie Hynde (16) and Kylie Minogue (27).


21 Jul 2014 3:50pm GMT

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Miguelito Keeps It Humble; Ace Reporter's New Lyric Music Video "Arrives"

21 Jul 2014 3:49pm GMT

Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

NEW YORK (AP) - Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved - he'll be on stage.

21 Jul 2014 8:18am GMT

17 Jul 2014

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Beyonce, Eminem, Azalea lead MTV Video Music Awards nods

Beyonce performs "Drunk In Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Beyonce and rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea led the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the industry's top televised showcases, the cable TV network said on Thursday. Beyonce garnered eight nominations and will go up against Azalea in the coveted Video of the Year category at the Aug. 24 awards show, which attracts a young audience prized by advertisers. Eminem and Azalea, an Australian rapper who has broken out internationally this year with the hit "Fancy," each scored seven nominations. ...


17 Jul 2014 10:00pm GMT

Ben Folds Leads Charge to Save RCA Studio A on Nashville's Music Row

Ben Folds Leads Charge to Save RCA Studio A on Nashville's Music Row


17 Jul 2014 9:20pm GMT

Dance music label sues YouTube star over copyright

By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michelle Phan has garnered millions of adoring Internet fans for teaching them how to look like Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie or even Barbie, but a popular dance music record label is not one of them. Ultra Records LLC and Ultra International Music Publishing LLC are suing Phan for copyright infringement, alleging she used songs and compilations from some of the world's biggest dance music DJs and groups in her creative videos without a license.

17 Jul 2014 7:02pm GMT

16 Jul 2014

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Best of Brazilian music coming to New York City

This undated image released by Brasil Summerfest shows Lenine who will perform at the fourth annual Brasil Summerfest in New York. Beginning Friday, July 18, nearly 20 acts representing a cross section of Brazilian popular music will play at venues across the city. (AP Photo/Brasil Summerfest, Harper Smith)NEW YORK (AP) - The World Cup is over but the Brazilian party will go on- in New York City.


16 Jul 2014 6:19pm 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