1. D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 13, 2012 12:45 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo , stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies, sly two-steps and his signature falsetto.…

  2. Summer Tours & Music Festivals 2012

    June 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on J.Lo's tour with Enrique Iglesias, check out what's in store for the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, find out where Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will share the stage, and more. Keep reading for the latest info on all the summer music festivals and…

  3. The Stone Roses Begin Reunion Live Tour In Barcelona

    June 08, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Seminal U.K. rock band the Stone Roses made a triumphant start to their comeback tour, playing a hit-filled, ninety-minute set at Barcelona's intimate Razzmatazz venue. The rapturously-received gig was the first date in the Manchester-formed band's eagerly-anticipated 2012 world…

  4. Flaming Lips, Bob Mould to Play Classic Albums at Noise Pop Festival

    January 12, 2012 5:41 PM EST The Flaming Lips and Bob Mould will bring a pair of classic albums to San Francisco's 20th annual Noise Pop festival, organizers announced. The Flaming Lips will perform the 1999 release "The Soft Bulletin," with Mould presenting 1992 LP "Copper Blue" (released by his…

  5. Track Review: Sharon Van Etten, 'Serpents'

    December 21, 2011 8:00 AM EST SHARON VAN ETTEN "Serpents" (3:03) Producers: Aaron Brooking Dessner Writers: Sharon van Etten Publishers: Country Archers Jagjaguwar Featuring the well-oiled skills of The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, The Walkmen's Matt Barrick, Doveman's Thomas Bartlett and…

  6. Afghan Whigs Reuniting for First Concerts in 13 Years

    December 07, 2011 10:00 AM EST The reformation of the Afghan Whigs , a performance of Slayer's "Reign in Blood" and a set by co-curator Mogwai will highlight I'll Be Your Mirror 2012, an All Tomorrow's Parties event taking place May 25-27 at Alexandra Palace in London. The festival will also…

  7. New Frontman Noel Gallagher Misses 'Easy' Band Days

    October 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT British Rocker Launches High Flying Birds Album & Tour, Says No Oasis Reunion 'This Year' Two years and two months after leaving Oasis, Noel Gallagher says that "it's nice to start again and shape things from the bottom up." But he still has ambivalent feelings…

  8. Truce? Noel Gallagher Answers Liam's Lawsuit With an Apology

    August 24, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The perpetually at-odds Gallagher brothers of Oasis fame have reportedly settled their latest fued, according to The Sun . Last Friday Liam sued Noel for libel after Noel told journalists at a press conference that Oasis had backed out of a 2009 V Festival show because Liam was hungover. All…

  9. Oasis' Noel Gallagher Suing Brother Liam Over Libel

    August 19, 2011 4:23 PM EDT One of music's most famous family feuds is headed for the courts. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher said Friday he is suing his estranged brother and former bandmate, Noel, for saying his hangover forced the rumbustious Brit rockers to cancel a concert. Bad blood between the brothers has made…

  10. Billboard Bits: Gaga To Judge 'So You Think You Can Dance,' Rihanna Lawsuit Moves Forward

    July 26, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga To Judge "So You Think You Can Dance" This Week "Gaga is coming to dance," shouts the intro of a new "So You Think You Can Dance" promo, announcing that the superstar will be…

  11. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  12. D'Angelo Pleads Guilty in Prostitution Case

    March 12, 2011 1:02 PM EST D 'Angelo wrapped up a prostitution case Friday by pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, ending one of the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's series of run-ins with the law since his heyday a decade ago. D'Angelo, 37, said nothing as he left a Manhattan courthouse and…

  13. Liam Gallagher: Beady Eye Is 'The Best Band On This Planet'

    March 07, 2011 3:52 PM EST Noel and Liam Gallagher rarely backed away from proclamations of genius as the guitarist and lead singer of Oasis , and the latter still speaks in absolutes when discussing his new band, Beady Eye . "I feel I'm in the best band that is on this planet, right here today," he…

  14. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English singer-songwriter continues to break records…

  15. Crowded House, "Intriguer"

    August 06, 2010 1:58 PM EDT The urgent rocker "Saturday Sun" is a rousing, if somewhat misleading, way to open Crowded House 's sixth studio album. A collection of moody, meditative numbers that gradually reveals its charms after successive spins, "Intriguer" feels far removed from the more…

  16. Crowded House / July 19, 2010 / New York

    July 20, 2010 4:00 PM EDT Neil Finn has begun sporting a mustache. And as the Crowded House frontman confided to the band's audience Monday night at New York's Bowery Ballroom, the public response hasn't been kind. "A review the other day basically said I looked more like the head waiter on the…

  17. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  18. Noel Gallagher Jams With Paul Weller In London

    April 22, 2010 9:20 AM EDT Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher joined Paul Weller on-stage at the Modfather's intimate London show. Gallagher -- who split with Oasis last year - guested last night (April 21) on guitar and vocals on versions of Oasis' 2005 song "Mucky Fingers" and Weller's own …

  19. Jesse Malin Sings The Bowery Electric On 'Love It To Life'

    April 09, 2010 5:24 PM EDT Sitting at a table in his newest restaurant, a dimly lit East Village joint called Black Market, Jesse Malin is attempting to outline his musical history and explain his trajectory from teenage hardcore star to singer/songwriter with a new album, "Love It to Life," out April 27 on…

  20. D'Angelo Hit With Prostitution Charge

    March 08, 2010 3:01 PM EST Authorities say R&B singer D'Angelo was caught in Greenwich Village trying to pay $40 for sex with an undercover cop posing as a prostitute. Police said Monday that the 36-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Michael Archer, was arrested early Saturday morning while behind the…

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