1. Olympics Opening Ceremony: Union Jack Jukebox With McCartney, Arctic Monkeys + Best of Britain

    July 28, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Getty Images It's not a concert, Danny Boyle stressed. It's about the athletes. In a very real way, though, the director of the Olympic opening ceremony was wrong. While sports are the heart of the Olympics, music - loud, bold, world-conquering British music, amplified in the most…

  2. Black Eyed Peas Head Guinness Celebrations

    May 13, 2009 8:32 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas top an international bill of artists set to honor the 250th anniversary of Guinness. It was announced today (May 13) that the Grammy Award-winning act will perform in Asia on Sept. 24 as part of Guinness' global anniversary celebrations, which will simultaneously see 24…

  3. Artist Managers Protest New EMI Regime

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI is facing the prospect of an artists' revolt, with representatives of major acts Robbie Williams and Coldplay expressing concern at the current state of the company. EMI is facing the prospect of an artists' revolt, with representatives of major acts Robbie Williams and Coldplay…

  4. Damage

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's first formal collaboration with a producer —Steve Jordan, for 2002 set "Plastic Fang"—yielded the trio's most focused, clear-sounding and bright set. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's first formal collaboration with a producer —Steve Jordan,…

  5. Anything

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Martina Topley-Bird first made her presence known by way of Tricky's now-classic, trip-hop-spiked 1995 album, "Maxinquaye," which spotlighted her bluesy, raspy and commanding voice. Martina Topley-Bird first made her presence known by way of Tricky's now-classic, trip-hop…

  6. Blues Explosion Doing 'Damage' On Sanctuary

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. As tipped here in September, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has exited longtime home Matador Records and inked with Sanctuary. The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. It features…

  7. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The…

  8. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  9. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  10. Primal Scream Unleashes Controversial 'Evil Heat'

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can still genuinely claim to be relevant 18 years into a recording career, but with seven genre-straddling albums under its belt -- and following raging controversy post-Sept. 11, 2001 -- indie-rocker-cum-psychedelic-electronica exponent…

  11. The Anglo Files

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Riton Unleashed, New Radiohead, Homelands Launches, London Xpress Celebrates Grand Central Unleashes Riton As Manchester hip-hop duo Rae and Christian prepare for a forthcoming set of U.K. live dates, they are basking in the success of Riton, the latest acquisition for their Grand Central…