1. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody To Love” (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  2. Kaiser Chiefs Crowned Leaders of U.K. Albums Chart

    April 07, 2014 3:26 AM EDT U.K. modern rock band the Kaiser Chiefs debuted at No. 1 on the new British album chart Sunday (Apr. 6) with their fifth full-length, “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/Universal). Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” (Interscope/Universal), currently No. 8 on Billboard’s…

  3. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach of 'The Voice U.K.'

    September 19, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC One’s The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the show’s revamped lineup. The U.K. public broadcaster announced the news Thursday after adding Kylie…

  4. Pearl Jam, Black Keys to Rock Lollapalooza Brazil, Chile

    October 01, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Lollapalooza's pair of South American festivals, held in Brazil and Chile, are returning next year with acts including Pearl Jam , The Black Keys , The Killers , Deadmau5 and Queens of the Stone Age collectively on board for both editions. After enjoying a successful inaugural festival…

  5. Tastemakers: Walk The Moon

    May 14, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart, which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Video: Walk the Moon…

  6. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed veterans taking flight in Indio, Calif.…

  7. Kaiser Chiefs Reconfigure Internet Album To Connect with U.S. Audiences

    March 03, 2012 10:35 AM EST On June 3, 2011, a widget appeared on Kaiser Chiefs ' website. With little warning, the U.K. rock band, which had been on hiatus for nearly three years since the release of its album "Off With Their Heads," presented a new one, "The Future Is Medieval." Except instead…

  8. Splendid Coldplay, Kanye Light Up Splendour in the Grass Festival

    August 01, 2011 12:05 PM EDT There were fireworks on and off the stage Sunday night as an impressive Coldplay closed the Splendour in the Grass festival in Australia. Like they did at Glastonbury Festival in June, Coldplay used the occasion to test five songs from their forthcoming new album, including the first single …

  9. Beyonce's '4' Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, Has Six Singles in Top 75

    July 04, 2011 12:46 PM EDT Yesterday's new U.K. sales charts from the Official Charts Company revealed a week of triumph for Beyoncé , in the wake of her headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26. "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 89,000 units to become her second No. 1 album…

  10. U2 Rock Glastonbury Despite Tax Protesters: Video

    June 25, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Irish rockers U2 pulled it off with their Glastonbury music festival debut, critics said on Saturday, but the fallout from a protest over the band's tax status continued to rumble. Bono and co. raced through U2 classics like "Mysterious Ways," "Where the Streets Have No…

  11. DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African Football

    June 09, 2010 1:03 PM EDT Six different DJ's from six continents will create mixtapes to celebrate the culture surrounding football in South Africa as part of the Nike Sportswear and The FADER present Pitch Perfect series. The mixtapes will be posted on nikesportswear.com and will be accompanied by original…

  12. Jane's Addiction Closes Lollapalooza With Short, Sweet Set

    August 10, 2009 8:19 AM EDT Jane's Addiction only ran through a dozen songs, but Perry Farrell and company made sure to roll through most of their hits for a revved-up crowd Sunday night to close out the 2009 Lollapalooza in downtown Chicago. Billboard.com spoke backstage with The Raveonettes about performing in…

  13. Airborne Toxic Event Flying High

    June 23, 2009 8:59 AM EDT The trouble with fronting a constantly touring rock outfit is that it leaves little time to finish a novel. That's what Mikel Jollett, singer/guitarist of the Airborne Toxic Event, came to realize as the momentum behind his band's self-titled debut album stalled his prose output. …

  14. Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys Top Readings And Leeds Lineups

    March 31, 2009 8:30 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England's August Bank Holiday weekend (Aug. 28-Aug. 30). Other…

  15. AC/DC Back Atop U.K. Chart After 28 Years

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser Chiefs' "Off With Their Heads" (B Unique/Polydor/Universal) to seize the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 26). AC/DC has not led th AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend "evolves" on his third album, Pink soldiers through heartbreak on "Funhouse," Brit rock titans Snow Patrol and the Cure unveil new albums and Ryan Adams finds his focus with the Cardinals The first new album bearing the Queen name since 1995, "The Cosmos…

  17. Oasis Scores Seventh Straight U.K. No. 1

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis made its customary debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 12) with "Dig Out Your Soul" (Big Brother), continuing the band's record of having reached No. 1 on the U.K. bestsellers with e Oasis made its customary debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 12)…

  18. U.K. Artists Form Coalition To Protect Rights

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash, have signed up to a new representative body, the Featured Artists' Coalition. Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash, have signed up to a new representative…

  19. Bloc Party Frontman Brawls With Lydon Entourage

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke and the Sex Pistols' John Lydon, as well as members of the latter's entourage. The altercation took place backs Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele…

  20. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be a huge hit, as the Purple One drew a massive crowd to the event's mai The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley…

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