1. VFiles: The Soho Boutique That's Dressing the Music Industry

    March 25, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Julie Anne Quay, founder of Soho store and social media site VFiles, hasn't just created a successful business platform: She's created a lifestyle. "People are tribal," says Australia native Quay, in her store on Mercer and Grand Streets in Manhattan. She picks up a pair…

  2. Billy Ray Cyrus, Wife Call Off Divorce Again

    July 22, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' parents "want to stay together" after couples therapy. Country musician Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife are calling off their divorce proceedings for a second time. Tish Finley Cyrus filed for a divorce last month in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.…

  3. Mark Kamins, Madonna's Ex-Boyfriend, Pioneering DJ-Producer Who Helped Launch Her Career, Dies

    February 15, 2013 10:21 PM EST Pioneering DJ and producer Mark Kamins, who was instrumental in facilitating the signing of Madonna to Sire Records in 1982, has died. According to BlackBook , on Feb. 14, he suffered “a massive coronary” in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he has been teaching. A family source has confirmed…

  4. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foster the People . A few months earlier, the…

  5. Foster the People Attracts Hipsters, Moms with 'Pumped Up Kicks' Single

    May 19, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Los Angeles' Foster the People has only one single, "Pumped Up Kicks," under its belt, and already frontman Mark Foster has noticed an unusual assortment of fans cropping up: "At our shows, there are a lot of hipster kids dancing, people who dress cool. Then there are…

  6. Bieber-mania Prompts Tight Security in New Zealand

    April 26, 2010 6:43 PM EDT New Zealand is tightening security for a visit by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber after a live performance by the teen singer in Sydney had to be canceled when a 5,000-strong crowd of young girls ran out of control . Thousands of mainly tween girls had camped out overnight to catch up a…

  7. Justin Bieber Concert Canceled After Crowd Crush

    April 26, 2010 7:18 AM EDT Bieber Fever has spread down under. Justin Bieber 's brief promotional visit has become big news across Australia after several fans were crushed while jostling for a view of the teenage pop superstar. Bieber was meant to sing three songs for the free-to-air Channel Seven's "…

  8. Hot Tours: U2, Taylor Swift, Ruben Blades

    October 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT U2 and its "360 Tour" tops the Hot Tours ranking for a fifth week during it's worldwide run, grossing over 22 million from four sold out shows reported by Live Nation. U2 's top concert during the most recent reporting week is a sellout at FedExField in Landover, Md. The…

  9. FINAL FANTASY, "He Poos Clouds"

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With nothing but a brief break to record a second album accounting for the slightest wane in Arcade Fire mania, the time seems right for all the inevitable side-projects to take center stage. With nothing but a brief break to record a second album accounting for the slightest wane in Arcade…

  10. U2 Battles 'Vertigo,' Covers Kraftwerk

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 will commercially release its new single, "Vertigo," Nov. 8 internationally via Interscope. As expected , U2 will commercially release its new single, "Vertigo," Nov. 8 internationally via Interscope. The disc will be available in two CD formats as well as a DVD,…

  11. Jack Johnson Hangs Ten With DVD, CD

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's also a veteran surfer and filmmaker. The artist's many passions come together in the film "Thicker Than Water," originally released in 2 Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's…

  12. U2 To Take Over Penthouse For Studio

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dublin's docklands redevelopers, who angered U2 by tearing down the group's hallowed old studios, are giving Bono and his colleagues a high-rise penthouse replacement, the two sides announced today (N Dublin's docklands redevelopers, who angered U2 by tearing down the group&…

  13. U2 Eyeing Return To The Studio

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Electrical Storm," will probably prove a "connecting point to our next record," guitarist the Edge tells Billboard.com. Of the track, one of two new songs on the just-released "The B U2's new single, "Electrical Storm," will…

  14. Billboard Bits: Pretenders, Folk Implosion, Bon Jovi

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Pretenders, Folk Implosion, Bon Jovi The Pretenders have ended a career-long association with Warner-affiliated labels by inking a new deal with Artemis. The Chrissie Hynde-led band's label debut, "Loose Screw," is due Nov. 19 and will be preceded by first single "…

  15. Timo Maas Gets 'Loud'

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST "DJs are the rock stars of today," German DJ/producer Timo Maas declares. "And sometimes I even feel like a rock star, but I don't take it too seriously. In fact, I really like to chill out at home in "DJs are the rock stars of today," German DJ/producer Timo…

  16. U2 Backs Down In Bid To Save Studio

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2 is giving way in a battle to save its Dublin recording studios from being pulled to the ground. After submitting written objections yesterday (Jan. 30) to the redevelopment of their Hanover Quay s U2 is giving way in a battle to save its Dublin recording studios from being pulled to the…

  17. Sundance Looks To Sparklehorse, Air, And More

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout October with three separate programs, one focusing on the directing work of four young filmmakers, another on animated clips, a The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout…