1. Boyzone Singer Stephen Gately Died Of Fluid On The Lungs

    October 13, 2009 9:54 AM EDT A post mortem carried out on Boyzone singer Stephen Gately on the Spanish island of Majorca revealed on Tuesday that he died of fluid on the lungs, a court official said on Tuesday. The preliminary findings of the post mortem were given to the deceased Irish singer's partner Andrew…

  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Them Crooked Vultures, Phoenix Kick Off ACL

    October 03, 2009 11:03 AM EDT Festival-goers got an immaculate first day for the eighth annual Austin City Limits festival, which kicked off yesterday (Friday, Oct. 2) - and the day's spectacular weather seemed to have rubbed off on many artists, who frequently commented on the fondness they have for the Texas…

  3. Wale Hope To Bring Go-Go Mainstream With 'Attention Deficit'

    October 02, 2009 5:14 PM EDT Washington, D.C., MC Wale seems poised to make the leap to mainstream success. He's already built up a wealth of hipster cred, making mixtapes inspired by "Seinfeld" with Fader-approved DJ Nick Catchdubs and playing parties at wine bars packed with the young and the cool. But…

  4. Wolfmother Evolves On 'Cosmic Egg'

    September 25, 2009 5:24 PM EDT Like all animals, Wolfmother faced two choices: evolve or die. Citing "longstanding frictions," keyboard/bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett left in 2008. But frontman Andrew Stockdale wasn't about to give up after achieving so much -- the band sold 537,000 U.S. copies…

  5. Honor Society, "Over You"

    September 25, 2009 2:51 PM EDT Honor Society wraps post-breakup angst into a cathartic, three-minute package on "Over You," the opening track from the group's just-released debut album, "Fashionably Late." The song is delivered with fierce precision by band members (and Jonas Brothers protégés)…

  6. Andrew W.K., "55 Cadillac"

    September 25, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Hard rock fans itching for Andrew W.K. to release a new single like his 2001 hit "Party Hard" will be sorely disappointed by the musician's fifth album, "55 Cadillac," which consists entirely of piano improvisations. The wordless set will likely be perceived as too…

  7. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 1:43 PM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel ), Elvis Costello , Ben Harper and Them Crooked…

  8. Wolfmother Returns: Video Q&A

    September 16, 2009 12:32 PM EDT "Our EP had gone gold before we had a manager... now I have my own makeup artist making me look good, now I'm a professional," Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale joked with a mischievous grin for Billboard's cameras in Los Angeles recently. "That's how much…

  9. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck Team Up For 'IRM'

    September 08, 2009 11:15 AM EDT French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has collaborated with singer/songwriter Beck for her third album, "IRM," which is due in January 2010. "IRM" began as a straight-ahead production job for Beck, but eventually took on all other aspects of the recording,…

  10. Andrew W.K. Song Premiere

    September 02, 2009 5:53 PM EDT There's no denying that Andrew W.K. is, as he phrases it, a "crazy, bloody-nosed rocker." But these days, the man best known for his party-fueled 2001 solo debut, "I Get Wet," is finding a new niche in classical music. Entitled "55 Cadillac," W.K.'s new…

  11. Jack's Mannequin Video Q&A

    August 11, 2009 3:42 PM EDT Orange County piano-rock band Jack's Mannequin was a personal side project that went front and center. Now on tour with the Fray , Jack's Mannequin grew out of the solo work of Something Corporate vocalist/pianist Andrew McMahon , who used that band's 2004 hiatus to take his…

  12. Kings Of Leon Crown Wet Lollapalooza Friday

    August 08, 2009 11:46 AM EDT Wet weather continued its plague on summer festivals at Lollapalooza's opening day in Chicago. At noon, when the first bands took to the stages at Grant Park, a steady pour had already turned the grounds into a mud slick. On Friday, Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell found time to sing a…

  13. Michael Jackson Merchandise Deal On The Way

    August 05, 2009 12:19 PM EDT Michael Jackson products could start appearing on store shelves, cell phones, even in X-Box add-ons if a judge signs off on a merchandising deal. The current administrators of the singer's estate have presented several proposed contracts to a probate judge for approval. The agreements…

  14. 50 Cent Business Book 'The 50th Law' Due This Fall

    July 23, 2009 5:39 PM EDT Rap star 50 Cent has turned his attention to publishing, having co-written a book about how to make business out of bling. Profile Books will publish The 50th Law, a business guide for the 21st century co-written by "modern Machiavelli" Robert Greene and 50 Cent, in the autumn. It…

  15. They Might Be Giants Ready New Albums, Plot Tour

    July 17, 2009 4:41 PM EDT 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…

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

    July 17, 2009 11:16 AM EDT 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…

  17. Andrew Bird / July 10, 2009 / Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)  

    July 14, 2009 6:51 PM EDT “I am truly touched,” said a barefoot Andrew Bird, bashfully thanking the audience that had come to see his show for singing him a warm rendition of "Happy Birthday." Only Bird knows if it was his special day that brought out a particularly emotional performance at Los Angeles'…

  18. Michael Jackson's Family Have Private Cemetery Service

    July 07, 2009 12:03 PM EDT A motorcade that began at the home of Michael Jackson's parents reached a cemetery in the Hollywood Hills early Tuesday for a private service in advance of a star-studded memorial in downtown Los Angeles. Numerous vehicles under California Highway Patrol escort headed out from the…

  19. Michael Jackson Funeral Date Set, Mystery Deepens

    July 02, 2009 11:12 AM EDT The Michael Jackson funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sources said AEG Live, which owns the arena and the adjacent Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza. Meanwhile, things keep getting curiouser and curiouser in and around the…

  20. Chart Beat: Dierks Bentley, Seether, Heidi Montag

    July 01, 2009 3:02 PM EDT JACKSON'S JUMPS: Tomorrow's Chart Beat will focus on the resounding sales impact of Michael Jackson's music on Top Comprehensive Albums, Top Pop Catalog and Hot Digital Songs. Last week, only one title by Jackson placed among the lists: "Number Ones" ranked at No. 20…

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