25 Nov 2015

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Universal calls Morrissey 'hurtful and wrong' after denying blocking Paris charity single

Label asserts that it never received any request from the singer

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Thom Yorke claims Tony Blair's advisers 'tried to blackmail' him into meeting former PM

Incident occurred when the Radiohead frontman worked as a climate change spokesperson in 2003

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

The Saturdays star Frankie confronts troll after receiving abuse online – watch

Frankie Bridge recently made a mini documentary for Victoria Derbyshire's BBC Two show

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Stereophonics announce 2016 Cardiff City Stadium show

Band are also set to hit the road for an arena tour next month

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Ringo Starr auctions first-ever copy of The Beatles' 'White Album'

Numbered version of the original LP will go under the hammer next month

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Morrissey claims to have proof of Universal blocking his Paris charity single

Singer claims he has been restricted from reissuing 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' following terror attacks

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Morrissey claims Universal blocked his attempt to release Paris charity single

The major label has declined to comment on the allegations

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

League One footballer says listening to Justin Bieber has helped him score more goals

Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard claims singer has inspired his recent good form

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Lana Del Rey's ex-boyfriend says she broke up with him in an interview

Former Kassidy singer Barrie-James O'Neill discusses the pair's 2014 split

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Justin Bieber stylist says Kurt Cobain 'wouldn't give two fucks' about Bieber's Nirvana T-shirt

Singer recently received abuse after sporting grunge band's merchandise

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

ITV signs three-year deal to secure 'The Voice' from BBC

Talent show to leave the BBC after five series

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Emily Eavis dismisses possibility of Glastonbury site move amid 'dangerous gas pipe' reports

Michael Eavis recently claimed that a back-up location has been earmarked

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Drenge condemn The Sun newspaper following 'racist' article about British muslims – watch

Duo are set to hit the road for NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

David Bowie's new album reportedly features song written about ISIS

New album 'Blackstar' will be released in January 2016

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Damon Albarn describes feud with Adele as 'pathetic' and 'not even true'

Blur frontman previously labelled singer's music as 'middle of the road'

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

Creed's Scott Stapp reviews new 'Rocky' movie 'Creed' – watch

Seventh film in the series is released in the US tomorrow (November 25)

25 Nov 2015 11:31pm GMT

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‘Empire' moves from music to fashion

Empire Official Online StoreThe Official Empire Commerce Experience, which opens to digital consumers Wednesday, offers an eclectic mix of clothes and accessories either featured in the TV show or inspired directly by its characters. A partnership between Twentieth Century FOX Consumer Products and Delivery Agent, it will initially focus on items such as varsity jackets and jersey dresses but will soon expand into homeware. "We are thrilled to uniquely extend the global phenomenon of EMPIRE through a shopping experience accessible across the platforms that fans use to engage with the show," said Peter Leeb, Vice President, Global Brand Management & Strategy, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.

25 Nov 2015 6:49pm GMT

Music Review: Dweezil Zappa comes of age on 'Via Zammata'

This cover image released by Fantom Records shows "Via Zammata," by Dweezil Zappa. (Fantom Records via AP)Dweezil Zappa, "Via Zammata" (Fantom Records)

25 Nov 2015 5:41pm GMT

24 Nov 2015

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No time for wardrobe changes as Badu does Soul Train, music

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, host Erykah Badu appears at the 2015 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The awards show will air on BET and Centric on Sunday, Nov. 29. (Photo by Al Powers/ Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) - Erykah Badu is answering a phone call: her new eyeglasses are ready, and the frames are available for pick-up when she has time.

24 Nov 2015 6:12pm GMT

23 Nov 2015

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Music Monday (11/23): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (11/23): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like David Bowie, CHVRCHES, and Panda Bear, plus brand new streaming music from Savages, Junior Boys, EMA, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

23 Nov 2015 7:19pm GMT

Taylor Swift, One Direction Lead American Music Awards Winners

Taylor Swift, One Direction Lead American Music Awards WinnersAn absent Taylor Swift topped Sunday's American Music Awards, winning three prizes. The singer took home favorite adult contemporary artist, favorite pop/rock album for 1989 and song of the year for "Blank Space." For the second year in a row, One Direction won the top prize, artist of the year. The ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Taylor Swift This article, Taylor Swift, One Direction Lead American Music Awards Winners, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.

23 Nov 2015 3:48pm GMT

Stars at American Music Awards have Paris on their minds

Charlie Puth performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's the American Music Awards, but guests had Paris on their minds.

23 Nov 2015 8:21am GMT

TV Ratings: American Music Awards Hold Up Against Dipping NFL

Aside from football, the music kudos pull the biggest crowd on Sunday night.

23 Nov 2015 5:00am GMT

22 Nov 2015

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American Music Awards: The Complete Winners List

Jennifer Lopez hosted the show from L.A.'s Microsoft Theater.

22 Nov 2015 5:00am GMT

Guys Get In On the Colored Hair Trend at American Music Awards

They're embracing all the colors of the rainbow.

22 Nov 2015 5:00am GMT

Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth Make Out After Performing at the 2015 American Music Awards

The duo performed "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" and "Marvin Gaye."

22 Nov 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


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


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


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


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