1. Oasis Take Out 20-Year Song Poll Down Under

    June 10, 2013 2:12 AM EDT A 17-year old ballad whose meaning was never quite explained by its now-defunct British creators is officially the biggest song of the past 20 years in Australia. Oasis’ 1995 hit “Wonderwall” is the surprise No. 1 on the state-funded Triple J youth network’s “Hottest 100” countdown of the…

  2. Damon Albarn Plans First Solo Album; New Blur LP Possible

    May 28, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Damon Albarn, one of Great Britain's most revered rock stars, has revealed that he's finishing his first-ever solo album and is going on tour to support it, where he'll also play material from his best-known projects, Blur and Gorillaz. Albarn tells Rolling Stone in a new…

  3. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 3:26 PM EST Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service and Wu-Tang Clan are also set for Indio, Calif. this April Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is…

  4. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 12:30 AM EST The Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service and Wu-Tang Clan are also set for Indio, Calif. this April. Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The…

  5. Bobby Womack Says He Has Alzheimer's

    January 02, 2013 1:05 PM EST "How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating," soul legend says Bobby Womack, the soul singer behind such songs as "Lookin' for a Love," says he's been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's. In an interview with the BBC's…

  6. Pulp Teams With LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on 'After You': Listen

    December 27, 2012 11:45 AM EST Alt-rock heroes Pulp have teamed up with their S.S. Coachella shipmate, LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy, for a newly released song, "After You," that was issued online at midnight on Christmas (Dec. 25). According to Pitchfork , parts of "After You" were written by…

  7. College Radio: A Study In Success

    September 11, 2012 8:05 AM EDT With school back in session, a look at how college stations, from big to small, continue to break hits, serve communities and launch careers. "It's not radio. It's college radio. There's nobody listening. Nobody. Maybe, like, three guys in a dorm somewhere." After a…

  8. Damon Albarn Plotting Next Solo Album, Talks Olympics

    May 08, 2012 8:40 PM EDT With his opera recording, "Dr Dee," out today, Damon Albarn is already at work on his next project. The former Blur and Gorillaz frontman told the BBC Radio 4 that the future album will be released as Damon Albarn, not via one of his numerous projects. "This week we're…

  9. Snoop Dogg's Social 50 Chart Gain, Courtesy of Coachella

    April 26, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Tupac Shakur 's virtual appearances at the Coachella Music Festival (April 15 and 22) spurs a gain for his on-stage duet partner, Snoop Dogg , on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,…

  10. Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

    March 26, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer, according to friend and fellow musician Bootsy Collins . The 68-year-old soul singer was in the hospital with pneumonia over the weekend, Collins wrote on his Facebook page . On Sunday (March 25), Collins wrote that he had spoken to Womack…

  11. Gorillaz Animation + Live Action = 'DoYaThing' Video: Watch

    February 29, 2012 2:35 PM EST The bonkers collaboration of Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn, OutKast rapper Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy -- titled "DoYaThing" -- now has an equally bonkers video. Complete with the signature Gorillaz animation by the band's co-creator Jamie Hewlett, the…

  12. Listen: Gorillaz's Converse Single with James Murphy, Andre 3000

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST "DoYaThing," the one-off collaboration between Gorillaz , LCD Soundsystem 's James Murphy and Outkast 's Andre 3000 for Converse Inc.'s "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign, was unveiled as a free download on Converse's official site on Thursday (Feb. 23).…

  13. Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:30 PM EST In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz , LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 3000 had teamed up to record an original song for the campaign. "DoYaThing," the…

  14. Andre 3000, Gorillaz, LCD's James Murphy Team Up for Converse Track

    February 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST James Murphy Calls Creating Song 'A Bunch of Kids Playing with Toys' As part of Converse Inc.'s continuing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, Gorillaz , former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre 3000 have teamed up for an original track. …

  15. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

  16. Hooked: Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin Team Up, Gorillaz Get Chuck'd

    November 18, 2011 10:52 PM EST Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Nicki and Ricky: New Faces of MAC's Viva Glam Campaign Shot by David LaChapelle, the ad features Nicki Minaj kneeling erotically in a hot pink dress on a motorcycle as the gorgeous Ricky Martin stands behind her.…

  17. Albarn and Flea's 'Rocketjuice and the Moon' Live Debut: Listen

    October 31, 2011 7:45 PM EDT The sounds of "Rocketjuice and the Moon" have hit the web. The new project is a collaboration between a trio of musicians with extensive resumes: Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace), Damon Albarn (Blur; Gorillaz; the Good, the Bad and the Queen) and Tony Allen (Fela Kuti;…

  18. Steve Jobs & Apple: 10 Pitch-Perfect Music Ads

    October 06, 2011 12:55 AM EDT When Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, the Apple co-founder left behind a major mark on the music industry. Since the launch of iTunes and the iPod a decade ago, Jobs and Apple's impact cannot be overestimated -- yet Jobs' legacy goes beyond technology to the music itself. Jet, '…

  19. Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon Looks Inward With The Horrible Crowes

    September 13, 2011 2:20 PM EDT "I needed to write these songs so that I could carry on as a person on my own and function," explains Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon of his new project, the Horrible Crowes. "With 'Elsie' [the Horrible Crowes' debut album], we wanted to find out what else…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Punk'd' Returns With Bieber Pranking Swift, Beach Boys 'Smile' Gets Release Date

    August 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Punk'd' Returns With Justin Bieber Pranking Taylor Swift MTV's revamped and reincarnated prank show "Punk'd" is back, and instead of Ashton Kutcher, each episode will feature a…

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