1. Billy Idol Autobiography Gets Release Date

    May 29, 2014 1:56 AM EDT Billy Idol was there at the birth of punk-rock in the U.K., and now he’s telling his story for the first time. "Dancing with Myself," Idol’s self-penned autobiographical memoir, is set for publication on Oct. 7, on Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. The book recounts Idol’s…

  2. Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex Singer, Dies at 53

    April 26, 2011 10:41 AM EDT P oly Styrene , the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the band X-Ray Spex , has died at the age of 53. Styrene, whose real name was Marion Elliott-Said, had been suffering from cancer. A statement on the singer's official website and Twitter feed…

  3. May 28, 2009

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55. 1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California. 1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late…

  4. Jeff Buckley Saluted With Best-Of, DVD

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST To mark the 10th anniversary of singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley's death, Columbia/Legacy will on May 22 release a single-disc best-of and a DVD of the documentary "Amazing Grace." To mark the 10th anniversary of singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley's death, Columbia/Legacy will…

  5. Vintage Acts Lead 'Flashback To The Future'

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons, Siouxsie Sioux and a Flock of Seagulls will turn back the musical clock at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's fourth Inland I Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons,…

  6. Hái!

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Siouxsie & the Banshees frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux and drummer Budgie created this "band offshoot" in the early '80s. Siouxsie & the Banshees frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux and drummer Budgie created this "band offshoot" in the early '80s. On this fourth album …

  7. Kish Kash

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx. "Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx. After spending much time with it,…

  8. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Pop singer Mandy Moore's "Coverage" (Epic), featuring her renditions of songs popularized by XTC, Joe Jackson, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. The sophomore album from indie rock act the Shins, "Chutes Too…

  9. Basement Jaxx Goes Pop On Third Set

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who collectively record as Basement Jaxx, know their way around international dancefloors. The British duo's two albums -- "Remedy" and "Rooty" -- have spawned several No. 1 club hits,…

  10. Basement Jaxx Slips 'Kash' In Pocket

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has put the finishing touches on a new album, "Kish Kash," due in late October via Astralwerks. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has put the finishing touches on a new album, "Kish Kash," due in late October via Astralwerks. The set is the follow…

  11. Banshees Wail On Live CD, DVD

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering goth rock act Siouxsie & the Banshees, which reunited last year after a long hiatus, will on July 22 release the CD/DVD "Seven Year Itch" via Sanctuary. Both projects chronicle the grou Pioneering goth rock act Siouxsie & the Banshees, which reunited last year…

  12. The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Siouxsie & the Banshees were one of the premier and seminal groups to emerge out of London's thriving underground punk movement in the late '70s. Siouxsie & the Banshees were one of the premier and seminal groups to emerge out of London's thriving underground punk…