1. George Michael, Arctic Monkeys and Katie Melua Implicated In Tax Avoidance Scheme

    July 09, 2014 6:48 AM EDT A number of high profile music figures, including George Michael and all four members of British band Arctic Monkeys, are among 1,600 people who collectively tried to shelter £1.2 billion ($2 billion) in a tax avoidance scheme, reports The Times .  Investors in the Liberty tax strategy also…

  2. The Who's Roger Daltrey: 'We're Lucky To Be Alive & Still Touring'

    July 01, 2014 2:14 PM EDT The legendary frontman discusses the just-announced dates for this fall's The Who Hits 50 tour. The Who will begin its 50th anniversary -- and perhaps final -- tour later this year on home turf. The group announced on Monday (June 30) that The Who Hits 50 trek will begin Nov. 26 at the…

  3. Vampire Weekend Talks Trilogy, New Music & 'Last U.S. Tour for a Minute'

    May 28, 2014 2:03 PM EDT It's early yet, but there's a possibility that Vampire Weekend's fourth album will start a new era of sorts for the New York quartet.  As it prepares to hit the road again May 31 to support its third album, 2013's Grammy Award-winning "Modern Vampires of the City,…

  4. The 1975 Reveal Battle Plan for Next Album

    May 12, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Frontman Matty Healy says the band plans to tour until January of 2015, "then go make another record" to hopefully release that September The 1975 has made the whole of its recorded output -- its self-titled album and four EPs along with some remixes -- available digitally, and…

  5. Coheed and Cambria's Sanchez Reveals Details of 'Afterman' Double-Album

    September 13, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 'It was really crazed but really rewarding,' singer says of upcoming music and film projects. With its Amory Wars saga headed to the big screen and the latest chapter in the saga ("The Afterman: Ascension") due out next month, these are exciting times for Claudio Sanchez…

  6. Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers Top Inaugural Orlando Calling Fest Lineup

    July 21, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Rockers both modern ( Kid Rock , the Killers , the Raconteurs ) and classic ( Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band , the Doobie Brothers ) along with a smattering of country, blues, folk, R&B and hip-hop artists will be performing at the inaugural Orlando Calling festival Nov. 12-13 at…

  7. John Walker, Walker Brothers Singer, Dies at 67

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers , one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told The Associated…

  8. Deftones Returning to Studio After Tour Wraps, Says Singer

    May 02, 2011 10:23 AM EDT D eftones are hoping that a gap between the end of its current North American tour and some summer festival dates will allow the group to get started on the follow-up to 2010's "Diamond Eyes." "We're going to have a month off, but in that month we're talking…

  9. The Strokes Confirm New Album in the Works, But No Timetable for Release

    April 28, 2011 12:05 PM EDT T he Strokes are busy working on their fifth album -- a potential quick follow-up to this year's "Angles" -- but don't expect to hear any of the new material from the band during an assortment of forthcoming festival dates. "There's nothing that would be ready to…

  10. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    April 01, 2010 1:14 PM EDT U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback yesterday (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's lives." Following the announcement earlier this…

  11. May 29, 2009

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, Calif., four years after his…

  12. March 9, 2009

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brad Delp of Boston commits suicide in his Atkinson, N.H., home. He is 55. 2005 – Country singer Chris LeDoux dies of cancer in Casper, Wy. He is 56. 2005 – George Scott of the Blind Boys of Alabama, dies at his home in Durham, N.C., of complications from diabetes. He is 75. 1997 – The…

  13. Libertines Guitarist Out Of Band?

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The lineup of rising British rock act the Libertines appears to be in limbo. The lineup of rising British rock act the Libertines appears to be in limbo. According to a posting by guitarist Pete Doherty on the fan site thelibertines.org, the band is touring Europe without him. "I thought…

  14. Pavement Alums Keep Busy

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Pavement principals Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg are keeping busy as fall approaches, Malkmus with a fresh round of tour dates in support of his self-titled Matador solo debut, and Kannbe Former Pavement principals Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg are keeping busy as fall…