1. 'The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill' Documentary: Review

    August 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT On Tuesday, Kate Bush will take over London's Eventim Apollo for 22 nights of concerts collectively entitled "Before the Dawn" (selling out 77,000 tickets in 15 minutes while doing so). Just in time for the momentous occasion -- her first live shows since 1979's epic…

  2. Miley Cyrus Smashes U.K. Charts As 'Wrecking Ball,' 'Bangerz' Open At No. 1

    October 14, 2013 4:37 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flagship charts simultaneously. “Bangerz” is her…

  3. Harlem Shake Sacked: Miners Fired Over YouTube Clip

    March 04, 2013 10:00 AM EST Up to 15 miners were fired from their high-paying jobs in an Australian gold mine after a "Harlem Shake" performance underground was deemed a safety hazard, a newspaper reported on Monday. A YouTube video shows eight miners wearing safety gear while performing the convulsive dance…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Madonna

    March 02, 2012 2:55 PM EST What goes around comes around when it comes to hit songs' borrowed lyrics. CATCH(Y)PHRASES: Sometimes a song's lyrics lift an unfamiliar expression to pop culture prominence, from R.E.M.'s 1991 hit "Losing My Religion," a Southern saying that translates to losing one&…

  5. Chieftains' Paddy Moloney Talks Chart-Topping 'San Patricio'

    March 31, 2010 6:35 PM EDT For the third consecutive week, The Chieftains' "San Patricio" tops the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The 19-track set is a tribute to the San Patricios, the ill-fated battalion of mostly Irish soldiers who abandoned the U.S. army during the Mexican-American War of 1846-48…

  6. Perry, The Verve Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry's fifth week atop the singles chart and the Verve's second at No. 1 on the album survey were the highlights of yesterday's new U.K. sales data. Katy Perry's fifth week atop the singles chart and the Verve's second at No. 1 on the album survey were the…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes to release her then as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album ("Confessi 2005 - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. returns to rock, the Black Keys team up with Danger Mouse, Moby cooks up the soundtrack to a night out in New York, Sun Kil Moon ruminates on matters of the heart and Trina stands up for the si The latest album from country veteran George Strait, "Troubadour" (MCA Nashville).…

  9. Irish Singer Joe Dolan Dies At 68

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas-style showmanship, has died from a brain hemorrhage, his family announced. He was 68. Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas…

  10. IFPI Makes File-Trading Site OiNK Squeal

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kennedy's comments came in the wake of a two-year investigation by the IFPI and its U.K. affiliate the BPI into the activities of oink.cd, described by the IFPI as a major player in the black market f Music critics beware: the IFPI is putting the clamps on prerelease leaks. London-based…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes to release her then as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album ("Confessi 2005 - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she…

  12. Billboard Bits: McCarren Park, Prefab Sprout, Animal Collective

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The initial lineup has been announced for a slate of free shows at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, N.Y., which began hosting concerts last summer after two decades of inactivity. The initial lineup has been announced for a slate of free shows at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, N.Y., which…

  13. Buddy Up

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder follows his 2005 album "Chavez Ravine" with "My Name Is Buddy," due this week via Nonesuch. On it, Cooder narrates from the perspective of Buddy Red Cat, a fictional felin Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder follows his 2005 album "Chavez Ravine…

  14. Cooder Rounds Up Seeger, Van Dyke Parks For New CD

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder will follow his 2005 album "Chavez Ravine" with "My Name Is Buddy," due March 6 via Nonesuch, Billboard.com can reveal. On it, Cooder narrates from the perspective of Budd Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder will follow his 2005 album "Chavez…

  15. 'Dancin' Queen

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts, but the powers that be in the U.S. may not be as open-minded. Which, to a degree, will hold us back in the U.S.," "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Patrick J. Lynch, the president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association, urges members of the organization to boycott Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's 10-night run 2005 - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes…

  17. Lerche Leans Toward Jazz On 'Duper Sessions'

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sondre Lerche takes a jazzy turn with the Faces Down Quartet on the album "Duper Sessions," due tomorrow (March 21) via Astralwerks. Sondre Lerche takes a jazzy turn with the Faces Down Quartet on the album "Duper Sessions," due tomorrow (March 21) via Astralwerks. The 23…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a heart condition. According to a spokesperson, Pedrini requires an eight-hour operation for an aortic laceration. 2004 - Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a…

  19. The Pogues To Reunite In December

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13 with a two-night stand at Glasgow's Academy. Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Scissor Sisters. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Roll out the Twister, dust off the punch bowl and invite your closest friends over for a night of…

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