1. Robbie Williams Drops Album Surprise, Tipped to Reunite with Take That

    December 01, 2014 5:27 AM EST Robbie Williams has “done a Beyonce.” The British pop singer has released a new album, with zero fanfare, and he’s done it on the day his former band Take That  claimed the U.K. chart crown. The British pop singer has released Under the Radar Vol. 1 , an album of previously-unreleased…

  2. Take That Back on Top in U.K., Olly Murs Leads Albums Chart

    December 01, 2014 4:08 AM EST Now That’s What I Call Music! 89  (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has become the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2014. The latest edition of the venerable series sold 289,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company’s compilation chart Sunday. On the artist…

  3. Take That Announces New Album, Shares First Song ‘These Days’: Listen

    October 10, 2014 3:28 AM EDT No Robbie Williams . No Jason Orange . No problem.   British boy band Take That is getting to grips with life as a trio. The pop hitmakers have announced a new album , appropriately titled III , which will drop Dec. 1 in the U.K. via Polydor. The first single, "These Days," has…

  4. Jason Orange Leaves Take That

    September 24, 2014 9:10 PM EDT Jason Orange is leaving the British pop band Take That . Orange and his former bandmates made the announcement Wednesday (Sept. 24) on the band's website . Orange said in his statement that he's been considering his departure since the group wrapped its Progress Live tour in 2011.…

  5. Broadway Will Dim Lights for Joan Rivers After All

    September 09, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Cyndi Lauper & other celebs fought to reverse Broadway League's decision. In the end, Broadway's leaders saw the light -- and decided to turn them off. Joan Rivers' Funeral: Howard Stern Gives Eulogy & Audra McDonald Sings   The Broadway League, which represents theater…

  6. Joan Rivers' Funeral: Howard Stern Gives Eulogy & Audra McDonald Sings ‘Smile’

    September 07, 2014 12:38 PM EDT Bernadette Peters, Clive Davis, Paul Shaffer and many others were also in attendance. Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that brought together the worlds of Hollywood,…

  7. Take That's Gary Barlow Vows to Settle U.K. Tax Issues

    September 04, 2014 3:30 AM EDT British music star Gary Barlow , known as a member of Take That and as a solo performer, has said on Twitter that he is working on settling U.K. tax issues. British media earlier this year reported that such stars as Barlow, Michael Caine, George Michael, David Beckham and others had…

  8. Bob Dylan Releasing 'The Basement Tapes Complete' This Fall

    August 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT A six-disc set of Bob Dylan 's legendary Basement Tapes recordings with the Band from 1967 will be the next edition of Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings' Bootleg Series. The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 will be released Nov. 4. Compiled from meticulously…

  9. The Five Best Drake Moments At The ESPY Awards

    July 16, 2014 11:45 PM EDT From a Chris Brown cameo to a 'Frozen' cover, here are Drake's five best moments as host of the 2014 ESPY Awards Normal 0 0 1 106 607 5 1 745 11.1539 0 0 0 Started from the bottom and now Drake’s hosting the ESPYs.  Drake put his considerable charisma on display Wednesday…

  10. 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…

  11. Essence Festival 2014 Day 3 Highlights: Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius & More

    July 06, 2014 11:19 AM EDT Here’s the thing about the Essence Festival – even though the Mercedes-Benz Superdome houses plenty of artists from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., there’s music to see virtually every hour of the day all around New Orleans. Essence Music Fest 2014: Photos from New Orleans! The perfect example of this was…

  12. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Top Music Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT Performer Neil Patrick Harris wins leading actor while Jessie Mueller takes home leading actress for her portrayal of Carole King in 'Beautiful.' The show also featured onstage turns by Sting, Carole King, Idina Menzel and Gladys Knight. It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have…

  13. Take That Members Face Huge Bill For Tax-Avoidance Scheme

    May 12, 2014 12:34 AM EDT Take That is in trouble with the taxman.  Members of the British boyband face having to pay back tens of millions of pounds after a U.K. tribunal ruled that they and others took part in a mass-scale tax avoidance scheme. A judge has ruled that Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and…

  14. Site That Urges 'Idol' Watchers to 'Vote for the Worst' to Close

    January 14, 2013 10:05 AM EST They openly mocked American Idol season 10's Paul McDonald as their favored "White Guy With A Guitar" contestant.  They famously bragged about keeping season four's Scott Savol in the competition long past his expiration date. And then there was the never-ending love and…

  15. Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Dies

    April 26, 2011 1:19 PM EDT P hoebe Snow , a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man" but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. Snow, who was nominated for best new artist at the 1975 Grammys, died Tuesday…

  16. Pia Toscano Voted Off 'American Idol' in Shock Elimination

    April 07, 2011 9:24 PM EDT "American Idol" favorite Pia Toscano was voted off the competition Thursday night (April 7), in a shocking elimination episode that left her fellow contestants distraught and the judges vocally expressing their dismay. "I have no idea what just happened here. I'm shocked.…

  17. NBA's Dwight Howard Tries to Score with Kids Album

    October 29, 2010 12:31 PM EDT Dwight Howard may be the NBA's Superman, but when it comes to making music, he'll admit to having at least one flaw. "I'm not good at rapping, I'll say that," he says. "But singing, I can hold a note. I'm pretty good. If I had to sing in front of a big…

  18. Billboard Bits: New Michael Jackson Music in the Works, Jessica Simpson in Talks with 'Idol'

    July 28, 2010 7:09 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Michael Jackson Music in the Works Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins has announced plans to work on a project involving unreleased Michael Jackson songs. In an interview with VladTV.com, Jerkins…

  19. Robbie Williams to Rejoin Take That

    July 15, 2010 2:22 PM EDT British singer Robbie Williams has rejoined former band Take That to record their first album together since he walked out on them 15 years ago, the group announced on Thursday. Williams got back together with the other four members of the successful British band -- Gary Barlow, Howard Donald…

  20. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

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