1. Emeli Sande, Gotye Top U.K. Charts

    March 05, 2012 9:20 AM EST Meat Loaf's 'Hell' Debuts at No. 5; The Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' Makes Reentry Scottish breakthrough artist Emeli Sandé returned to the top of the U.K. album chart Sunday (March 4) with her debut album "Our Version of Events." Gotye's "…

  2. Paul McCartney, Elton John Set for Royal Tribute

    February 07, 2012 5:54 PM EST Some of the world's biggest pop stars will perform in front of Buckingham Palace on June 4 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, palace officials said Tuesday. The lineup will include former Beatle Paul McCartney , singers Elton John and Shirley Bassey and popular boy…

  3. Queen + Adam Lambert? Roger Taylor Talks Possible Live Dates

    December 06, 2011 10:40 PM EST While Queen drummer Roger Taylor is at the finish line in creating a band-authorized Queen tribute band, he and his bandmates have begun discussions with Adam Lambert to front Queen in concert. The former "American Idol" star sang with Taylor and guitarist Brian May at the MTV…

  4. U2, Adele, Coldplay Top UK's Q Award Winners

    October 24, 2011 9:23 PM EDT LONDON -- Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about - winning Q Magazine's Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain's best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quartet was among the music notables at the ceremony.…

  5. Paul Rodgers 'Would Be Open' to Reunion With Queen

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Paul Rodgers says he's heard the rumors about him reuniting with Queen for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But that's as far as it's gone, he says. "No one's actually approached me yet," Rodgers, who worked with Queen's Brian May and…

  6. Queen Getting 'Global Icon' Nod at MTV Europe Awards

    October 19, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Queen will be honored with the Global Icon Award at the 2011 MTV European Music Awards. Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor will also take to the stage for a special performance. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen's formation in 1971. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have…

  7. Hold Off on Going Ga Ga for a Lady Gaga-Fronted Queen

    October 06, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Speaking to the U.K. tabloid, The Daily Express , guitarist Brian May appears to hint that THE Lady Gaga is on the cusp of joining Queen. While discussing the legendary band's "singer problem" since Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, along with a desire to tour, May told the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted, Lady Gaga's Prosthetic VMA Surprise

    August 31, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted 19 Years Later "Sex," Madonna 's 1992 graphic picture book, is the most sought-after out-of-print book in the United States, according to an annual report…

  9. Lady Gaga Opens 2011 VMAs With 'You & I' in Drag: Watch

    August 28, 2011 9:30 PM EDT Lady Gaga may be the Mother Monster, but she still bows down to the Queen. PHOTOS: VMAs RED CARPET 2011 Kicking off tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga brought her drag king alter-ego Jo Calderone to the show for rock-focused rendition of new single "You and I." But…

  10. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  11. Queen Signs To Universal, Preps Remastered Albums

    November 08, 2010 2:30 PM EST British band Queen has signed to Universal Music Group after nearly 40 years with EMI, and preparations are under way for the release of remastered versions of Queen's studio albums in 2011. The switch, first reported in May and confirmed today (Nov. 8), is a blow to EMI, which has lost…

  12. 'Borat' Star to Play Freddie Mercury in Movie

    September 17, 2010 9:05 AM EDT "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play flamboyant rocker Freddie Mercury in a dramatic feature focusing on his glory days as the frontman of Queen . The untitled film is being written by Peter Morgan, the British scribe behind "The Queen" and "The Last King of…

  13. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "probably the greatest live act in the world today…

  14. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter director Kilian Kerwin about a wounded soldier…

  15. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Elvis, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters and More

    February 19, 2010 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. They definitely won't call him Senator Cougar, but the push for John Mellencamp to seek the Democratic nomination to replace the retiring Evan Bayh is gaining steam. According to the AP , an…

  16. Leona Lewis Tops U.K. Charts With 'Echo'

    November 23, 2009 11:09 AM EST Former "The X Factor" winner Leona Lewis scored a No. 1 debut on the U.K. album chart Sunday (Nov. 22) with her second album "Echo," while the show's 2009 finalists debuted atop the singles chart with a charity cover of Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone.…

  17. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  18. Meat Loaf Taps Rob Cavallo, Brian May For New Album

    August 21, 2009 1:00 PM EDT Meat Loaf is staying relatively tight-lipped about his next album, which is expected in 2010, but he can't help gushing about what a great time he's having making it. Credit for that, the singer says, goes to producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls), who's…

  19. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 46664, Mandela’s campaign for global HIV/AIDS…

  20. Queen Considering 'Idol's' Lambert As Frontman

    May 23, 2009 9:43 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert's performance with rock band Queen on the finale of the TV singing contest this week has the British band thinking about a new front man. "Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk," Queen guitarist…

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