1. Joey FATTS, Rae Morris & Pete Doherty: Emerging Picks of the Week

    January 31, 2015 9:45 PM EST Spice up your playlist this weekend with Billboard 's weekly roundup of tracks from the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . For artists to qualify, they must meet three qualifications: have fewer than 100,000 followers on Twitter, have yet to place an album in the top half of…

  2. Katy Perry Roars To U.K. Chart Summit With Her Best Opening Sales

    September 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT “Roar” (Virgin/Universal) gave Katy Perry her best-ever opening sales week to become her fourth U.K. No. 1 single, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales data yesterday (Sept. 8). Manchester band The 1975’s eponymous debut album (Dirty Hit/Polydor/Universal) entered at No.…

  3. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio and James Blake. The July 26 –…

  4. Amy Winehouse Found Dead At Home In London

    July 23, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Amy Winehouse , the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Photos: Amy Winehouse's Through the Years Winehouse shot to fame in 2006 with the album "Back to…

  5. Pete Doherty Jailed Six Months for Cocaine Possession

    May 20, 2011 10:31 AM EDT Musician Pete Doherty was jailed for six months on Friday after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, the Press Association reported. The 32-year-old was arrested in January last year by police investigating the suspected overdose death of heiress Robyn Whitehead. The controversial…

  6. Top 10 Garage Rock Revival Bands: Where Are They Now?

    March 23, 2011 9:00 AM EDT After five long years, the Strokes have returned with "Angles," their fourth album out this week on RCA Records. It marks the comeback of a group whose debut album, 2001's "Is This It," was crucial in the garage rock revival that invaded U.S. shores and brought fuzzed…

  7. Pete Doherty Charged with Cocaine Possession

    September 28, 2010 4:55 PM EDT British singer Pete Doherty was charged on Tuesday with possessing cocaine in connection with an inquiry into the suspected overdose death of heiress Robyn Whitehead. The 31-year-old Babyshambles frontman and former partner of supermodel Kate Moss was one of four people questioned after the…

  8. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    April 01, 2010 1:14 PM EDT U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback yesterday (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's lives." Following the announcement earlier this…

  9. Pete Doherty Fined For Bringing Heroin To Court

    January 27, 2010 12:34 PM EST Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was fined Wednesday for walking into a court last month with heroin in his pocket. The British singer, who has a history of drug arrests and once dated supermodel Kate Moss, was at Gloucester Magistrates' Court in western England to learn his punishment…

  10. Lil Wayne To Be Cartoon Jesus, Justin Bieber Not Dead

    January 05, 2010 4:46 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne has signed on to voice the part of Jesus in a new animated series for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim called "Freakniks". The show also stars T-Pain , and will air in the U.S. on March 21. A new…

  11. Franz, Kings, Weller To Headline Benicassim

    December 24, 2008 2:13 PM EST Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand and Paul Weller have been confirmed as headliners for the 2009 FIB Heineken Benicassim Festival in Spain. The 2009 festival, running July 16-19, will be the 15th annual Benicassim event. The festival, which has become established as a favorite with overseas…

  12. Doherty, M.I.A. Eyed For Ex-Arctic Monkey Project

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty, M.I.A. and Saul Williams are all likely to feature on the forthcoming debut album from Mongrel, the new band from former Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson, Billboard.com has learned. Pete Doherty, M.I.A. and Saul Williams are all likely to feature on the forthcoming debut…

  13. Pete Doherty Is Released From London Jail

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty was released from a London jail Tuesday after serving a partial sentence for breaking his probation. Pete Doherty was released from a London jail Tuesday after serving a partial sentence for breaking his probation. The Babyshambles frontman had served 29 days of a 14-week…

  14. Pete Doherty Gets 14 Weeks In Jail

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said. Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said. Adrian Hunter,…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood ramps back up for her sophomore album, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss cement an unlikely creative partnership, Ween is weirder than ever on its Rounder debut and Neil Young stretches The solo debut from System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian, "Elect the Dead" …

  16. Springsteen Scores Seventh U.K. Chart-Topper

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen racked up his seventh U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 7) with "Magic" (Columbia), while the Sugababes started a second week atop the British singles chart with "About You Now" (Univ Bruce Springsteen racked up his seventh U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct.…

  17. Kingston, Blunt Rule On U.K. Charts

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) bagged a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart, there was an instant No. 1 on the album survey for James Blunt's "All the Lost Souls" (Cust As Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga…

  18. Pete Doherty Goes Free On Technicality

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty was released today (Aug. 21) without being charged with breaching his bail conditions after authorities failed to get him to court on time. Doherty, who has been undergoing court-ordered Pete Doherty was released today (Aug. 21) without being charged with breaching his bail…

  19. Pete Doherty Arrested After V Festival

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty was arrested early this morning (Aug. 20) on suspicion of drugs possession, a police source said. Doherty, 28, was arrested with a man and a woman after being stopped in a car in Tower Ha Pete Doherty was arrested early this morning (Aug. 20) on suspicion of drugs possession, a…

  20. Pete Doherty Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to a drug charge today (July 3) in London after arriving so late the judge had issued an arrest warrant. District Judge Davinder Lachhar warned Doherty that he had one last Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to a drug charge today (July 3) in London after arriving so late…

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