1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of six new titles to debut in the top 10…

  2. Billy Idol to Release First New Album In Nearly A Decade

    June 16, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Punk rock veteran Billy Idol will release his first new album of original material in October through his own BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services. Produced by Trevor Horn, the as-yet untitled album will be released around the same time as “Dancing with Myself," Idol’s self-penned…

  3. 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…

  4. Yes Bassist Talks 'Fulfilling Experience' of Recording 'Fly From Here'

    June 23, 2011 2:00 PM EDT A friendly get-together between old bandmates is what led to the return of former Buggles partners Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes to the Yes fold for the veteran prog rockers' new album, "Fly From Here." Bassist Chris Squire, Yes' lone constant member, tells Billboard.com…

  5. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nutini and Paul Weller , who received the…

  6. Robbie Williams Makes Live Return

    October 21, 2009 9:37 AM EDT Robbie Williams made a triumphant live comeback in London last night (Oct. 21), as part of the BBC's Electric Proms series of concerts. Appearing at the London Roundhouse with a 38-piece band, including string and brass sections -- led by Trevor Horn, who produced Williams' new…

  7. Eminem, Dizzee Rascal Mark Second Week Atop U.K. Charts

    June 01, 2009 10:01 AM EDT Rap rules in the U.K. charts again, after Sunday's new sales figures confirmed a second week at No. 1 for both the single "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank) by Dizzee Rascal featuring Armand Van Helden and Enimem's "Relapse" album (Interscope/Universal). Eminem's…

  8. Yes Touring With Singer Discovered On YouTube

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Yes, which was forced to cancel a 40th anniversary tour this year due to the illness of lead singer Jon Anderson, has decided to relaunch the tour with an "understudy" -- a Yes tribute band singer. Yes, which was forced to cancel a 40th anniversary tour this year due to the illness…

  9. Legend Debuting Song At Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend will debut a new song, "If You're Out There," tonight (Aug. 25) as part of the opening of the Democractic National Convention at Denver's Pepsi Center. John Legend will debut a new song, "If You're Out There," tonight (Aug. 25) as part of the…

  10. New Il Divo Album Set For November

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Superstar vocal group Il Divo is eyeing a Nov. 18 release for its next Syco/Columbia studio album. Superstar vocal group Il Divo is eyeing a Nov. 18 release for its next Syco/Columbia studio album. The as-yet-untitled set was produced by Steve Mac, who has worked with Il Divo on several prior…

  11. Pet Shop Boys Practice 'Fundamentalism'

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys have set a June 27 North American release for their first album in four years. Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys have set a June 27 North American release for their first album in four years. "Fundamental" was produced by Trevor Horn and is…

  12. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  13. Pet Shop Boys, Erasure Ready New Albums

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are readying new albums for release in the spring. Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are readying new albums for release in the spring. First up will be Erasure's "Union Street," which is due April 3…

  14. Immigration Drama Scotches Howe-Squire-White Tour

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The More Drama Tour, a North American outing combining the side projects of three longtime Yes principals, has been canceled due to immigration problems. The More Drama Tour, a North American outing combining the side projects of three longtime Yes principals, has been canceled due to…

  15. Yes, Allman Bros. Plan Live Releases

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope. Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope.…

  16. Amos, Seal Crack 'Mona Lisa Smile'

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos, Seal, Alison Krauss and Celine Dion are among those contributing to the soundtrack to the film "Mona Lisa Smile." Due Nov. 25 from Epic, the collection features contemporary artists' rendit Tori Amos, Seal, Alison Krauss and Celine Dion are among those contributing…

  17. Dear Catastrophe Waitress

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jack Black's character in the movie "High Fidelity" famously complained that he didn't want to listen to Belle & Sebastian because it was "sad-bastard music." After four proper studio albums, appa Jack Black's character in the movie "High Fidelity…

  18. Seal IV

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Seal IV," Seal's first album in five years, follows such aurally rich sets as "Human Being" and his first two albums, each named "Seal." Like these releases, "IV" was produced by Trevor Horn, who cer "Seal IV," Seal's first album in…

  19. Seal Reconnects With 'IV'

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Seal's first self-titled album, which was released in 1991, has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. His second album, 1994's "Seal," sold 3.3 million. His third album, 1998's "Human…

  20. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seal 'Seal' Away British vocalist Seal returns this week with "Seal IV," his first Warner Bros. album in five years. The set's first single, "Waiting for You," debuted at No. 16 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart and is No. 39 in its second week on…

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