1. Members of The Who, Franz Ferdinand Seek Pussy Riot Release

    August 02, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Some of Britain's leading musicians have published a letter calling for Russian officials to release a punk band that has been jailed following a protest in Moscow's main cathedral. The Who's Pete Townshend, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, Alex…

  2. Blur Returns For Record Store Day

    April 09, 2010 9:09 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur , which reformed for dates last summer, has recorded new material for release as part of Record Store Day. The 1,000 copies of the seven-inch vinyl single will be Blur's first new material since 2003. Details will be confirmed nearer the release. "We want…

  3. Pet Shop Boys Say 'Yes' To 25 Years Of Synth Pop

    April 06, 2009 10:02 AM EDT The title of the Pet Shop Boys' 10th album, "Yes," perfectly reflects the duo's positive mood as they celebrate 25 years of proving synth pop can rise above mindless fluff. With 32 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart entries, the duo tails only Madonna and Janet Jackson as…

  4. Pet Shop Boys Taking 'High Tech' Show On The Road

    March 24, 2009 9:35 AM EDT Pet Shop Boys will play European festivals this summer as part of the campaign for their 10th album "Yes" (Parlophone), including a headlining appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival according to keyboard player Chris Lowe. It was also confirmed today that Pet Shop Boys will…

  5. Elton John Mulling Ronson Collaboration

    December 03, 2008 1:37 PM EST Elton John may enlist producer Mark Ronson to work on his next studio album, which is being penciled in for release in late 2009 by Universal. "They like each other and know each other well. There's been lots and lots of conversation, but nothing is finalized yet," a source…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 …

  7. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 …

  8. Rufus Wainwright Seeing 'Stars' On Next Album

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crooner Rufus Wainwright is eyeing a May release for his next Geffen album, "Release the Stars." The 12-song set was executive produced by Pet Shop Boys principal Neil Tennant and boasts guest appeara Crooner Rufus Wainwright is eyeing a May release for his next Geffen album, "…

  9. Pet Shop Boys Eyeing Different Kind Of Dance

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It may not be their very next project, but Pet Shop Boys have a different kind of dance music in mind for a future endeavor. It may not be their very next project, but Pet Shop Boys have a different kind of dance music in mind for a future endeavor. "I think we'd quite like to write…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour…

  13. Wotapalava Tour Cancelled

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This summer's gay-themed <A HREF="http://www.wotapalava.com" TARGET="new">Wotapalava tour</A>, which was to hit 18 U.S. cities throughout July and August, has been "postponed" until next year. This summer's gay-themed Wotapalava tour , which…

  14. Sinead O'Connor Bolts Wotapalava Tour

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has backed out of a planned mainstage berth on this summer's gay-themed Wotapalava tour, citing "unforeseeable family commitments." The news was broken to tour organizers just hours be Sinead O'Connor has backed out of a planned mainstage berth on this…