1. Coachella 2014: Empire of the Sun, Pet Shop Boys Bring Art Pop to the Desert

    April 13, 2014 6:06 AM EDT The wild diversity of Saturday’s Coachella lineup – bombastic EDM, muscular alt-rock, chart-topping R&B – meant there was something happening on the Empire Polo Field for just about everyone. And festivals goers who like their pop injected with a bit more art got their fill as well.…

  2. Coachella's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And Who You Should See)

    April 10, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Muse or Skrillex? Calvin Harris or Little Dragon? QOTSA or EOTS? Check out the 10 most difficult set time clashes at this year's festival. As exciting as it is when the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival schedule is unveiled each year, as it was on Tuesday night (Apr. 8) , there…

  3. Coachella 2014: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 09, 2014 2:32 PM EST From the Pet Shop Boys' first trip to Indio to A$AP Mob's latest star to a certain "Get Lucky" singer, don't miss these artists during the April fest. The initial jolt of the Coachella lineup reveal each year typically belongs to the headliners -- and 2014 is no…

  4. Pet Shop Boys Discuss New Album 'Electric' in Behind-the-Scenes Video

    July 16, 2013 1:45 PM EDT “Electric,” the latest album from UK synthpop veterans Pet Shop Boys (released July 15 via x2 Recordings) continues the group’s constant stylistic evolution, while keeping an ear towards the newest dance music trends. In a behind the scenes video, the duo take a look at the making of…

  5. Pet Shop Boys Announce 'Electric' Album

    April 30, 2013 1:33 PM EDT Pet Shop Boys will go "Electric" on July 15. The legendary dance-pop duo announced on Tuesday the release of their first studio album on their own imprint, x2, a partnership with Kobalt Label Services. The band announced last month that they were leaving Parlophone after 28 years.…

  6. 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…

  7. The Killers Release 'Cowboys' Christmas Charity Single: Listen

    December 01, 2011 12:45 PM EST For the sixth year in a row, the Killers have issued a Christmas charity single to benefit (RED) in the fight against AIDS. "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" was released on Thursday (Dec. 1), which doubles as World AIDS Day 2011. "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" is a…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Pet Shop Boys, Eminem and More

    February 03, 2010 4:23 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Taylor Swift may not have broken any Grammy Awards records with her trophy haul on Sunday night, but she did manage to break an actual Grammy. Price for replacement prize: $500. Look on Taylor'…

  10. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth studio album, "The E.N.D.,"…

  11. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. U2, Coldplay, Killers Help Launch (RED)WIRE

    November 25, 2008 1:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in music are contributing exclusive songs to RED(WIRE), a new digital music magazine launching on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1). U2, Coldplay, the Killers, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, R.E.M. and Bob Dylan are on board for the initiative, which is an outgrowth of the…

  16. 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 …

  17. 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 …

  18. Pet Shop Boys Explore 'Cubism' On Live DVD

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional is chronicled on the live DVD "Cubism in Concert," due July 24 via Rhino. The 27-track show was directed by David Barnard (Go The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's…

  19. 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, "…

  20. 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…

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