1. Amy Winehouse Funeral Brings Family and Friends Together

    July 26, 2011 10:40 AM EDT Wearing dark suits, black dresses and the occasional beehive hairdo, friends and family said goodbye to Amy Winehouse Tuesday with prayers, tears, laughter and song at an emotional funeral ceremony. The singer's father, mother and brother were joined by Winehouse's close friends,…

  2. Joss Stone Enjoys New Freedom on 'LP1'

    July 22, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Sometimes making an album doesn't have to be complicated, as Joss Stone discovered firsthand this spring. The British soul singer's fifth studio release -- "LP1," due in stores July 26 as the first release through her own Stone'd Records and in partnership with indie…

  3. Mick Jagger's SuperHeavy Supergroup to Drop Album in September

    June 23, 2011 3:48 PM EDT Universal Music will release the album from SuperHeavy, a group featuring Mick Jagger , Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone , composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley . No exact release date is set, but Universal Republic will handle the United States and A&M…

  4. Pat Metheny, "What's It All About"

    June 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Using the baritone guitar that he played on his one previous solo guitar album, "One Quiet Night" (2003), Pat Metheny gently unwraps familiar pop melodies from the '60s and early '70s on "What's It All About," his first album of all covers. The songs are all…

  5. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 7:13 AM EDT A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariously profane "The Book of Mormon"…

  6. Mick Jagger Working on Solo Record: Report

    March 02, 2011 2:30 PM EST Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is reportedly hard at work on a record with producer Dave Stewart in Los Angeles -- or so says Jagger's baby brother, Chris. In an interview airing yesterday (Mar. 1) with a Portuguese TV station, during which Chris discussed his own music career, the…

  7. Galactic Enlists New Orleans Legends For 'Ya-Ka-May'

    December 03, 2009 9:31 AM EST New Orleans' multi-tasking funk outfit Galactic is set to return on Feb. 9, 2010 with its sixth studio album, entitled "Ya-Ka-May." The 15 song set is the group's second for Anti- and features numerous collaborations, including New Orleans staples Irma Thomas , Allen…

  8. Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman Go 'Street Dancing'

    November 06, 2009 9:04 AM EST British rocker Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame will team with Oscar winner A.R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire") to write the score for "Street Dancing," an against-all-odds movie set in the world of dance competitions held in Singapore and New York. Cindy Gomez will make…

  9. Kings of Convenience, "Declaration of Dependence"

    October 26, 2009 3:47 PM EDT On their first album in five years, the Norwegian duo Eirik Bøe and Erlend Øye-who record under the name Kings of Convenience-have returned with more atmospheric folk-pop to soothe the soul. Percussion is nowhere to be found on the group's latest release, "Declaration of Dependence,…

  10. Feist Joins Kings Of Convenience In New York

    September 11, 2009 12:40 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Leslie Feist made a surprise appearance last night (Sept. 10) at Kings Of Convenience 's sold-out show at New York's Bowery Ballroom, joining the Norwegian duo for the songs "The Build-Up" and "Know How." Feist sang "The Build-Up"…

  11. Kings Of Convenience Make New 'Declaration'

    July 21, 2009 5:37 PM EDT Norwegian rock duo Kings Of Convenience will break a five-year silence this fall with its third studio album, "Declaration of Dependence," due Oct. 20 from Astralwerks. The 13-track set is led in the U.S. by the single "Boat Behind." "Declaration of Dependence"…

  12. Kings Of Convenience Make New 'Declaration'

    July 21, 2009 5:07 PM EDT Norwegian rock duo Kings Of Convenience will break a five-year silence this fall with its third studio album, "Declaration of Dependence," due Oct. 20 from Virgin. The 13-track set is led by the single "Mrs. Cold," which has been making the rounds on blogs in the past week…

  13. Iron Maiden's 'Flight 666' Doc Takes Off

    April 15, 2009 9:42 AM EDT Iron Maiden will follow the April 21 worldwide debut if its new documentary, "Flight 666," with a variety of video and soundtrack album packages in May. The May 26 roll-out will include DVD and Blu-Ray editions of the film, which documents the headbangers' 2008 Somewhere Back…

  14. English Beat: Lily Allen

    January 14, 2009 2:10 PM EST In the nearly two years since Lily Allen's last album, the singer has encountered change more often than Barack Obama's speechwriter. An interview with her used to consist of a pizza-and-beer encounter in her manager's office; it's now been replaced with a tete-a-tete over…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America are canceled. The awards show, derailed by Hurricane Wilma, is originally scheduled to take place the day earlier, but is then moved up a day. Ultimatel 2005 - The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America are canceled. The awards show, derailed by…

  16. Kings Of Convenience Get Busy On New Album

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kings Of Convenience is in the thick of recording its fourth studio album, Billboard.com has learned. Kings Of Convenience is in the thick of recording its fourth studio album, Billboard.com has learned. There's no release date in place yet for the follow-up to 2004's acclaimed …

  17. 'Heights,' 'August' Nab Top Tony Awards

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The spirit of the 62nd annual Tony Awards was captured perfectly early Sunday evening, when Bartlett Sher of "South Pacific" was talking to reporters about winning the trophy for best director of a mu The spirit of the 62nd annual Tony Awards was captured perfectly early Sunday…

  18. Legend On Board For In-Flight Grammy Gig

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of this year's Grammy Awards, organizers have tapped five-time Grammy winner John Legend to perform an in-flight acoustic concert for 50-60 sweepstakes winners To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of this year's Grammy Awards, organizers…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America are canceled. The awards show, derailed by Hurricane Wilma, is originally scheduled to take place the day earlier, but is then moved up a day. Ultimatel 2005 - The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America are canceled. The awards show, derailed by…

  20. Take That, Kaiser Chiefs Hold Strong On U.K. Charts

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Take That and Kaiser Chiefs continue to rule the U.K. singles and album charts respectively). Take That's 10th British No. 1 single, "Shine" (Polydor), leads the way for a second week ahead of "The Sw Take That and Kaiser Chiefs continue to rule the U.K. singles and album…

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