1. Morrissey Earns Third No. 1 U.K. Album

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey's "Ringleader of the Tormentors" (Attack/Sanctuary) debuted yesterday (April 9) at the top of the first British album chart to include download sales. Of his 62,000 first-week sales, 1,200 w Morrissey's "Ringleader of the Tormentors" (Attack/Sanctuary)…

  2. Pearl Jam, Franz, Muse Set For Reading/Leeds

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand and Muse will headline this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals in England, which will be held Aug. 25-27. Pearl Jam will headline Leeds on Aug. 25 and Reading on Aug. 27, Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand and Muse will headline this summer's Reading and Leeds…

  3. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  4. Lineups Taking Shape For Japanese Festivals

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the first batch of acts booked for this year's Fuji Rock Festival, which will be held July 28-30 in Naeba, Japan. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the first batch of acts booked for this year's Fuji Rock…

  5. Death Cab, Franz Ferdinand Make Touring Team

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. The trek will…

  6. Update: Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  7. Arctic Monkeys Debut Heading For Record Books

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST British rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first-week sales for their debut album. British rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first-week sales for their debut album.…

  8. Strokes Out To 'Impress'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST With their third release, the Strokes aim to catch the zeitgeist of a 2001 debut that took the rock world by storm. In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became international rock stars, selling 1 million copies of their RCA debut "Is This It" in…

  9. Different Strokes

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became international rock stars, selling 1 million copies of their RCA debut "Is This It" in the United States alone, accordin In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became…

  10. Pussycat Dolls, Eminem Still Atop U.K. Charts

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pussycat Dolls and Eminem retained their No. 1 positions on the U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 11), while Sugababes and the Strokes scored substantial new hit singles. Pussycat Dolls and Eminem retained their No. 1 positions on the U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 11),…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, 'Unlimited Sunshine,' Franz Ferdinand

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock plans live album, shows... Cake schedules another Unlimited Sunshine tour... Franz Ferdinand releases live DVD set. Although officially unconfirmed, Kid Rock is said to be preparing a live album for release in February. He has also been recording with an eye on releasing a new…

  12. Hot U.K. Bands Set For NME Tour

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Up-and-coming U.K. rock acts Maximo Park, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists and Mystery Jets will team up for the 2006 ShockWaves NME Awards Tour, which will begin Jan. 24 in Dublin. Up-and-coming U.K. rock acts Maximo Park, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists and Mystery Jets will team up for…

  13. Bauhaus / Nov. 16, 2005 / Toronto (Kool Haus)

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST With an almost obligatory dress code of black in effect and the entire venue immersed in near darkness, the reunited Bauhaus introduced its 19-song set with a series of brooding noises and effects, as Although they have few rivals when it comes to goth music, Bauhaus seemed to have missed the…

  14. Common, Mudvayne Join Big Day Out Lineup

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out…

  15. 'NOW 20' Cruises To No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a little help from acts like Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer and the Backstreet Boys, the 20th installment of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series takes the top slot of The Billboard 200 With a little help from acts like Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer and the…

  16. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  17. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  18. Franz Ferdinand Conquer MSG

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand headline New York's Madison Square Garden. Lead singer Alex Kapranos (right) and singer/guitarist Nick McCarthy perform Oct. 17 during Franz Ferdinand's headlining gig at New York's Madison Square Garden. News Nick McCarthy , Franz Ferdinand , Alex Kapranos …

  19. Sugababes Take Over U.K. Charts

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British female pop/R&B trio Sugababes achieved a notable double on the new U.K. charts yesterday (Oct. 16), starting a third week at the top with the single "Push the Button" (Universal Island) wh British female pop/R&B trio Sugababes achieved a notable double on the new U.K…

  20. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

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