1. Martin Solveig Feels Smashing After Madonna Pairing

    August 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT DJ talks new album ("Smash"), plans to produce and direct films, plus the "maturity" gained from working with Madonna French DJ Martin Solveig says that being Madonna 's latest musical boy toy has given him some welcome education and seasoning. "It's given…

  2. Bloc Party To Release Album Number 'Four' in August

    May 31, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Angular rock savants Bloc Party will release its fourth album and first full-length in four years, the aptly titled "Four," on Aug. 21 through Frenchkiss Records. The U.K. group announced the title and release date on Thursday morning (May 31) and released an "album trailer…

  3. Bloc Party 'Still Bloc Party,' Despite Shakeup Rumors

    September 28, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Bloc Party , the British angular rock quartet that exploded onto the scene with 2005 debut "Silent Alarm," is not breaking up or looking for a singer to replace frontman Kele Okereke, despite rumors of a lineup change. The band has not issued an album since 2008's electronica…

  4. Hercules and Love Affair Adds New Treats To 'Blue Songs' U.S. Release

    August 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT With the stateside release of "Blue Songs", Hercules and Love Affair's long-awaited sophomore album and first release since its self-titled 2008 debut, the band finally gets new music to fans at home. "Blue Songs" -- which has been out in Europe since January -- will…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Preview, Big Four Metal Fest

    January 26, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Photos, Clip Surface Zombie outfits, Katy Perry wigs and the famed "Thriller" dance -- Glee 's Super Bowl Sunday episode is shaping up to be a major events, and…

  6. Grace Jones, Roxy Music Headline London's Lovebox Fest

    July 19, 2010 8:55 AM EDT Grace Jones closed the U.K.'s Lovebox festival in London with a typically flamboyant performance. The veteran Jamaican-born dance artist topped the bill on the final day (July 18) of the festival in Victoria Park, London. Lovebox, which launched in 2002, expanded from two to three days…

  7. Bloc Party's Kele Goes Solo, Talks Band's Future

    June 10, 2010 12:02 PM EDT Bloc Party singer/guitarist Kele Okereke has been gearing up for the release of his solo album "The Boxer" (Glassnote) with a series of European shows. Okereke brings his love of electronic music to the fore on "The Boxer," released June 22 in the U.S., but he says fans of…

  8. DJ Tiësto Enlists, Nelly Furtado, Sigur Ros For 'Kaleidoscope'

    October 02, 2009 5:32 PM EDT Dutch producer/ DJ Tiësto is already ahead of many of his contemporaries: He has corporate sponsors, a Grammy Award nomination, a touring market that spans five continents and sales of more than 538,000 albums domestically, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But even though he's achieved…

  9. Bloc Party Says Download 'Definitely Working'

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bloc Party fans expecting a routine Web chat with their heroes got more than they bargained for Aug. 18, when the U.K. alt-rock band announced they would be able to download its new album, "Intimacy," Bloc Party fans expecting a routine Web chat with their heroes got more than they…

  10. Bloc Party Frontman Brawls With Lydon Entourage

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke and the Sex Pistols' John Lydon, as well as members of the latter's entourage. The altercation took place backs Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele…

  11. Black Kids / May 18, 2008 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Black Kids are yet another group among the young crop of Internet-hyped bands that move from blog-approved praise one day to skepticism and, often, backlash the next. Black Kids are yet another group among the young crop of Internet-hyped bands that move from blog-approved praise one day to…

  12. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backe Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The…

  13. Second Time Around The Bloc

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST After winning over U.S. hipsters en masse with its critically acclaimed 2005 debut "Silent Alarm," U.K. rock act Bloc Party is aiming for a breakout with mainstream audiences on its sophomore outing. After winning over U.S. hipsters en masse with its critically acclaimed 2005 debut …

  14. Bloc Party Reveals Second Album Details

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Bloc Party will return Feb. 6 with its sophomore Vice/Atlantic album, "A Weekend in the City." First single "The Prayer" will arrive Jan. 29 internationally. The 11-track set is the foll U.K. rock act Bloc Party will return Feb. 6 with its sophomore Vice…

  15. Bloc Party, Panic! At The Disco Make Unlikely Touring Team

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unlikely pairing, U.K. rock act Bloc Party and platinum-selling pop/rock combo Panic! At The Disco will tour together in North America this fall. In an unlikely pairing, U.K. rock act Bloc Party and platinum-selling pop/rock combo Panic! At The Disco will tour together in North America…

  16. Bloc Party Grows Up On Sophomore Album

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bloc Party will follow its weekend performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival by hitting an Irish studio to record the follow up to its 2004 debut, "Silent Alarm." The band has spen Bloc Party will follow its weekend performance at the Coachella Valley Music &…

  17. Silent Alarm

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Clash. Joy Division. The Smiths. Talking Heads. Rock bands all that just happened to infuse their respective music with elements of disco and funk. Fab British foursome Bloc Party has the same rhy The Clash. Joy Division. The Smiths. Talking Heads. Rock bands all that just happened to…

  18. After Global Breakout, Bloc Party Targets America

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having played a critical role in the rise of 1990s U.K. indie powerhouse Creation Records, label executive Dick Green has a new international hit in British rock act Bloc Party. Green signed the four-piece to his London-based independent record…

  19. Push the Button

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brothers in rhythm Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons surely know their way around big beats. As the Chemical Brothers, they have been providing dancefloors and modern rock radio with some of the biggest arou Brothers in rhythm Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons surely know their way around big beats. As the…

  20. Bloc Party Prepares For U.S. Invasion

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock outfit Bloc Party will begin its most extensive North American tour Feb. 20 in New York. U.K. rock outfit Bloc Party will begin its most extensive North American tour Feb. 20 in New York. Dates are on tap through April 9 in Washington, D.C., but the group will return later in the…

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