1. Trial of Former 'X Factor U.K.' Judge Tulisa Contostavlos Nixed Over Lying Claims

    July 22, 2014 4:44 AM EDT The drug trial of a former British "X Factor" judge collapsed on Monday after the judge said the star prosecution witness, an undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheikh," had lied under oath. The Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun on Sunday tabloid reported last year it had…

  2. Supergrass Announces Split

    April 12, 2010 10:29 AM EDT S upergrass , which had hits in the 1990s with singles "Alright" and "Richard III," announced on Monday it had split. The quartet from Oxford, with six studio albums under its belt, decided to break up "due to the 17 year itch," it said in a statement. Supergrass…

  3. March 8, 2009

    March 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Nine Inch Nails releases “The Downward Spiral.” 1993 – Bandleader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He is 78. 1979 – Tom Chaplin of Keane is born in East Sussex, England. 1976 – Gaz Coombes (Gareth Michael Coombes) of Supergrass is born in Oxford,…

  4. Star-Studded Crew Leads VH1's Who Tribute

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with performances during a taping for VH1's "Rock Honors" at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, but the biggest thrills were deliver Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with…

  5. Supergrass Shifts To Astralwerks For New CD

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock quartet Supergrass has shifted to Astralwerks for the U.S. release of its sixth album, "Diamond Hoo Ha." Due April 15, the 11-track set was recorded in Berlin with producer Nick Launay. U.K. rock quartet Supergrass has shifted to Astralwerks for the U.S. release of its…

  6. Supergrass Polishes New 'Diamond'

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock outfit Supergrass will release its new single, "Diamond Hoo Ha Man," Jan. 14 internationally on 7-inch vinyl. An as-yet-untitled new album will arrive in March via Parlophone. U.K. rock outfit Supergrass will release its new single, "Diamond Hoo Ha Man," Jan. 14…

  7. Supergrass Bassist Quinn Breaks Back In Fall

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock act Supergrass has canceled a homecoming gig in Oxford, England, after bass player Mick Quinn broke his back. Quinn fell from a first floor window while sleepwalking at a vill British alternative rock act Supergrass has canceled a homecoming gig in Oxford, England,…

  8. Supergrass Plugging In For 2006 Tour

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock quartet Supergrass will return to North America for a 15-date tour that begins Feb. 6 in Toronto. U.K. rock quartet Supergrass will return to North America for a 15-date tour that begins Feb. 6 in Toronto. The trek will be in support of the group's latest Capitol album, "…

  9. Supergrass / Sept. 27, 2005 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as a trio of teenagers, mugging for cameras and cavorting to the top of the U.K. charts. The group is older, larger and showing classic signs of maturity f Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as a trio of teenagers, mugging for cameras and…

  10. Billboard Bits: First Act, Supergrass, 'Goal!'

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on First Act, Supergrass, 'Goal!' Boston's First Act Guitar Studio in Boston will celebrate its first store's grand opening next week with a weeklong series of free in-store concerts and some special private shows. According to its > official Web site , Ben Lee,…

  11. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  12. Supergrass Cancels U.S. Dates

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock quartet Supergrass has canceled its remaining U.S. tour dates, after singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes and his keyboardist brother, Rob, returned to the U.K. due to a serious family illness, a sp U.K. rock quartet Supergrass has canceled its remaining U.S. tour dates, after singer…

  13. Supergrass Coming Back To 'Life'

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In 1995, amid the heady days of Brit pop, precocious U.K. rock trio Supergrass breezed to the chart summit with its guitar-fueled debut album, "I Should Coco." Seven years on, with many of its contemporaries long forgotten, Supergrass…

  14. New Order Goes 'Retro' For Box Set

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the nick of time for the holiday season, iconic British synth-pop act New Order will next month release "Retro," a four-disc survey of its career, to be followed in January by "International," a si In the nick of time for the holiday season, iconic British synth-pop act…

  15. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  16. FSOL Resurfaces With 'The Isness'

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Future Sound of London (FSOL) -- Brian Dougans and Gaz Cobain -- returns to the recording world for the first time in six years with "The Isness." It arrives Aug. 13 via Hypnotic/Cleopatra and follows 1996's "Dead Cities."…

  17. O-Town Skips County Fair Gig Early

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pre-fab boy band O-Town took the stage early on Tuesday (Aug. 14) at a county fair in Midland, Mich., and performed for a fraction of those who had bought tickets for the event, fair officials said. B Pre-fab boy band O-Town took the stage early on Tuesday (Aug. 14) at a county fair in…

  18. New Order 'Gets Ready'

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "Republic," it looked like England's greatest electro-pop band had broken up. It would be five years before the group performed together aga In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "…