1. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And Ryan Seacrest exists solely in video form.…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Shines & No One Flops

    May 10, 2012 10:05 AM EDT It's inevitable -- by the end of a season of "American Idol," it gets to the point where the remaining singers are good enough that there may very well be no performances that could be considered "bad." Looks like season 11 has finally reached that point. The final…

  3. Bob Dylan, Suede Confirmed for Hop Farm Festival

    March 27, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Britain's Hop Farm Festival has announced a partial lineup, including headliners Bob Dylan , Peter Gabriel , and Suede . Bands confirmed for the June 29-July 1 Kent festival include My Morning Jacket , Primal Scream , Damien Rice , Maximo Park , Billy Ocean , Ben Kweller , Frightened…

  4. Michael Buble Bumps Amy Winehouse on U.K. Album Chart

    December 19, 2011 9:20 AM EST In the last charts before the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 titles are revealed on Christmas Day, new data released Sunday (Dec. 18) showed Michael Bublé regaining the album chart crown with "Christmas." Little Mix, the female quartet who won last week's "X Factor…

  5. Kasabian, Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Arrives at 5

    September 26, 2011 9:30 AM EDT English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of pop/hip-hop group N-Dubz, scored his first solo No. 1 single with "No…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 8/13/2011

    August 13, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @THEREALSWIZZZ : It's going DOOOOWWWWNNNNN! …

  7. Uncharted Territory: The Glee Project's Damien McGinty Gains; Dionne Bromfield Falls

    August 12, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Oh, "Glee," you marvelous maker of stars and hit songs. Even tangentially (almost) everything you touch turns to gold. Case in point, Damian McGinty , the starry-eyed, 18-year-old Irish crooner who's made it to the final four on Oxygen's reality competition, "The Glee…

  8. Eddie Vedder 'Ukulele Songs': Track-by-Track Review

    May 31, 2011 3:57 PM EDT Insomnia. Moons. Oceans. Like each of Pearl Jam's nine albums, you'll easily find surfer-songwriter Eddie Vedder's favorite metaphors firmly embedded in his second solo album, "Ukulele Songs." But instead of the driving rockers and six-string ballads familiar to PJ…

  9. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/29/2011

    April 30, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) Royal Wedding Tweets: Celebs Salute Will & Kate …

  10. Taio Cruz Aiming to Release New Album by End of 2011

    April 22, 2011 2:03 PM EDT As Taio Cruz rides "Higher" on the success of his latest single with Travie McCoy and Kylie Minogue -- the track recently topped Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart -- the hitmaker, who calls himself "just a boy from London," shows no signs of slowing down. Video:…

  11. OK Go Brings Parade to L.A. in 'Back From Kathmandu' Video

    December 14, 2010 12:26 PM EST O K Go is no stranger to pulling truly epic viral stunts. They showed off their acrobatic skills on treadmills in "Here It Goes Again," danced with moss people in "This Too Shall Pass," did some pretty cool puppy tricks in "White Knuckles," and turned toast into…

  12. U2, Glen Hansard Star in 'Music of Ireland' Documentary

    August 27, 2010 4:30 PM EDT U 2 , Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will roll out nationwide on public television…

  13. SXSW Kicks Off With Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers and More

    March 18, 2010 12:10 PM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Tex. yesterday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more than 10,000 music industry veterans and wannabes…

  14. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor In PBS 'Music of Ireland' Doc

    February 10, 2010 3:40 PM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2 , Pete Seeger , Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to other PBS affiliates throughout March. "…

  15. Thom Yorke Writes Songs For Free Tibet Film

    January 06, 2010 7:33 AM EST Thom Yorke , Damien Rice and Philip Glass have composed songs for a documentary film about Tibet. The Radiohead frontman has written three songs for "When The Dragon Swallowed the Sun," a film about the Free Tibet movement's ongoing struggle to gain autonomy from Chinese rule.…

  16. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  17. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, the Dead Weather…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  19. Lisa Hannigan Inks With ATO

    November 18, 2008 4:14 PM EST American audiences were first exposed to the talents of Lisa Hannigan earlier this decade when she was recording and touring with Damien Rice as a backup singer. Now the Irish singer/songwriter has struck out on her own as a solo artist and signed to ATO, which will issue her solo debut, …

  20. Lisa Hannigan Inks With ATO

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST American audiences were first exposed to the talents of Lisa Hannigan earlier this decade when she was recording and touring with Damien Rice as a backup singer. American audiences were first exposed to the talents of Lisa Hannigan earlier this decade when she was recording and touring with…

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