1. Yoko Ono, Roots To Play London's Meltdown Festival

    April 28, 2009 1:09 PM EDT The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots will open the event at the Royal Festival Hall…

  2. Fresh Hot Chip: Covers, EPs, Shows, New Songs

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, a slew of tour dates, a remix EP and a new record on the way, the members of Hot Chip have certainly kept themselves busy lately. With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, a slew of tour dates, a remix EP and a new…

  3. Bragg Preaches 'Love And Justice'

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Bragg's first album under his own name in six years will double as his debut for Epitaph's Anti- imprint. "Mr. Love & Justice" is due April 22 and includes 12 new songs. Billy Bragg's first album under his own name in six years will double as his debut for…

  4. Bjork Drafts Timbaland, Antony For New Album

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bjork has worked with a typically eclectic crew of collaborators on her next album, due in late spring via Atlantic. According to a post on the artist's Web site, the as-yet-untitled album features tw Bjork has worked with a typically eclectic crew of collaborators on her next album, due…

  5. Q&A: David Gilmour

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. The man…

  6. Gilmour Gears Up For Solo Album, Tour

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will begin his first solo tour in decades March 10 in Dortmund, Germany, in support of his upcoming solo album, "On an Island." Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will begin his first solo tour in decades March 10 in Dortmund, Germany…

  7. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bjork Brain Freeze Known for never following a conventional artistic path, Bjork's challenging new Elektra album, "Medulla," finds the Icelandic artist singing over rhythms fashioned by such beatboxers as former Roots member Rahzel, Shlomo and Dokaka. The 14-track set was…

  8. Streets, Franz Ferdinand Lead Mercury Shortlist

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best of British and Irish music. Other newcomers with albums on the lis Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide…

  9. Bjork's Got The Beat On New Album

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing over rhythms fashioned by such beatboxers as former Roots member Rahzel, Shlomo and Dokaka. Other guests include Fantomas/Mr. Bungle princip Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing…

  10. Top Indie Acts Set 'Haikus' To Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Steve Wynn and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb are among the acts that have leant their vocals to "16 Haiku & Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo,…

  11. Gilmour Video Brings Solo Shows Home

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal Festival Hall in January will be released Nov. 5 on DVD/VHS via Capitol. A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal…

  12. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…

  13. Lazy Ways/Beach Party,North Marine Drive/Summer INto,Cheery REd/Cooking Vinyl/spinART 901

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prior to forming the hit-bound Everything but the Girl in the mid-'80s, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn pursued under-the-radar solo careers. Prior to forming the hit-bound Everything but the Girl in the mid-'80s, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn pursued under-the-radar solo careers. Thorn'…

  14. London Suede Begins Recording New Album

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The London Suede has begun recording sessions for the group's fifth studio album in England with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck). The quintet recently replaced its keyboardist of five years, Neil Codling, The London Suede has begun recording sessions for the group's fifth studio album…

  15. Idiology

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Idiology, the seventh album from German electronica duo Mouse On Mars, finds this innovative act squaring off against all that is rote in contemporary electronica. Idiology, the seventh album from German electronica duo Mouse On Mars, finds this innovative act squaring off against all that is…