1. U.K. Bands Grounded By Volcanic Dust

    April 16, 2010 8:42 AM EDT Flights from the U.K. have been grounded for a second day by volcanic ash, which has left several acts' appearances at Coachella in serious doubt this weekend. The restrictions on U.K. airspace will continue until 1am BST on April 17. Transport minister Lord Adonis told the BBC at 1pm…

  2. Volcanic Dust Threatens U.K. Acts' Coachella Sets

    April 15, 2010 1:45 PM EDT U.K. acts Gary Numan, the Cribs and Bad Lieutenant could miss their Coachella Festival appearances this weekend because of volcanic ash affecting flights. All flights in and out of Britain have been stopped because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The ash has been moving south and has also…

  3. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  4. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  5. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails Plan New Music In 2010

    January 04, 2010 12:05 PM EST K anye West and Trent Reznor , two of the most iconoclastic and discussed musicians of the past decade, each took to their blogs over the New Year holiday to announce new projects. While short on details, Reznor's message on nin.com hints at much activity in the coming months, despite…

  6. Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction / June 7, 2009 / Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)

    June 10, 2009 8:11 PM EDT It was a breezy Sunday night (June 7) in Long Island, NY, and 15,000 black-clad rockers were congregating at the oceanside Jones Beach amphitheater, all of them ready to party like it's 1991. That was, of course, the year of Perry Ferrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival, the stage…

  7. Bell X1: Rock Of The Irish

    March 17, 2009 2:51 PM EDT Irish rockers Bell X1 commanded the sold-out crowd at New York's High Line Ballroom three nights before St. Patrick's day as they powered through favorites from "Flock" and new album "Blue Lights on the Runway" alike, and frontman Paul Noonan broke out the…

  8. Jack White Forms The Dead Weather

    March 12, 2009 10:46 AM EDT Jack White has formed a new group called The Dead Weather with The Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart. White takes drum and vocal duties, while The Raconteurs bassist Jack Lawrence and Queens of the Stoneage guitarist Dean Fertita round the four piece out. The group debuted a handful of new…

  9. March 8, 2009

    March 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Nine Inch Nails releases “The Downward Spiral.” 1993 – Bandleader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He is 78. 1979 – Tom Chaplin of Keane is born in East Sussex, England. 1976 – Gaz Coombes (Gareth Michael Coombes) of Supergrass is born in Oxford,…

  10. Peter Moren

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT If it all becomes one long hangover, you will end up seeing touring as an angst-ridden thing and try to get away from it to fight the touring demon. April 21, New York We (that means me, our tour manager Peter Hamilton and Tobias Fröberg, supporting act and backing musician) came in from…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15%…

  12. Foo Fighters Expand Second Album For Reissue

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its sophomore album, "The Colour and the Shape," Foo Fighters will release an expanded edition of the project July 10 via Legacy/RCA. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its sophomore album, "The Colour and the Shape," Foo Fighters…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15%…

  14. Ms. Dynamite, AC/DC Singer Crash During Reality Show

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ms. Dynamite is recovering from a 100-mph crash that occurred during filming of "The Race," a car-racing reality show on Britain's Sky One TV network. AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson struck the back o Ms. Dynamite is recovering from a 100-mph crash that occurred during filming…

  15. Electric Picnic Festival / Sept. 1-3, 2006 / Co. Laois, Ireland (Stradbally Estate)

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe at. But if they're approaching saturation point, there will always be room for the Electric Picnic, which, over th There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe…

  16. Day Break

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. It's the follow-up to 2004's "Radio JXL: A…

  17. RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN: Postpunk 1978-1984

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The history of postpunk rock gets a microscopic examination by a keen-eyed English observer. The history of postpunk rock gets a microscopic examination by a keen-eyed English observer. British critic Reynolds, who picked apart the development of house music, techno and the U.K. rave scene in…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1973 - </b>Paul McCartney is arrested for growing marijuana on his farm in Scotland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the…

  19. Junkie XL Revels In 'Today' On New Album

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL has wrapped his next studio album, "Today," which will be released April 18 via Ultra Records in North America. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL has wrapped his next studio album, "Today," which will be released April 18 via Ultra…

  20. SHE WANTS REVENGE, "She Wants Revenge"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST She Wants Revenge finds two L.A. DJs, part-time MC Justin Warfield and Adam "Adam 12" Bravin, pawning their hip-hop club gear and channeling their inner Interpol -- though many will understandably arg She Wants Revenge finds two L.A. DJs, part-time MC Justin Warfield and Adam "…

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