1. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Taylor Swift to David Bowie

    October 17, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Taylor Swift "Out Of The Woods" Big Machine/Republic The vast chorus of Taylor Swift's new single combusts like the closing sequence of a 1980s action movie, a muscular chant that finds Swift asking, "Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet?"…

  2. Tim Rice Keen to Relaunch 'From Here to Eternity' on Broadway

    October 02, 2014 2:31 AM EDT Tim Rice is hoping his musical From Here to Eternity doesn't take an eternity to get to Broadway. The celebrated lyricist is hoping a filmed version of the West End production broadcast this month will generate some interest in America. The ambitious adaptation of James Jones'…

  3. Exiting BPI Chairman Tony Wadsworth Looks Back, Forward in Final Keynote

    September 02, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Yesterday, British trade body BPI held its annual general meeting, attended by Damon Albarn, representatives from the government and the BBC, and many, many members of the U.K. music industry. The day was a special occasion for BPI and BRIT Awards chairman Tony Wadsworth , who delivered the…

  4. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  5. 'The Voice': Usher Talks Cee Lo's Departure, a 'Feistier' Shakira

    February 24, 2014 8:45 PM EST Even in press conferences, Usher puts his leg up. "Why does your leg have to go north, wherever you are?" asked Carson Daly after a screening of the season premiere of "The Voice" at New York City's Bryant Park Hotel on Monday afternoon. The singer wore shades of gray…

  6. Natalia Kills' New York Fashion Week Diary: The Singer Recaps the HONOR Show and More

    February 14, 2014 2:55 PM EST Natalia Kills is one fiery dresser. The British dark-pop songstress makes wearing Versus Versace and Jeremy Scott a casual affair. So we tapped the edgy singer to be the latest fashion week correspondent for The Hook. From sitting front row at the Honor show to DJing the We the Urban party,…

  7. Fela! Band Bringing Afrobeat to Sundance (Exclusive)

    January 13, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Fela! band will give three performances at the Sundance Film festival to celebrate Alex Gibney's documentary "Finding Fela." The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical "Fela!," will perform at the film's premiere…

  8. Buck Owens Autobiography Crafted From Tapes Left By Late Country Legend

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Much has been written about the career and life of Buck Owens over the years. However, not much has been stated from the words of the man himself. Until the release of the new autobiography, "Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens," it looked like that might never happen.…

  9. Brian May Launches '40 Years of Queen' Ebook

    December 14, 2012 12:35 PM EST Brian May , legendary guitarist for rock band Queen , astrophysicist and astronomy book author, rolled up Friday to launch an ebook version of '40 Years of Queen' designed specifically for the ipad. May personally took an intimate media gathering through the interactive ebook at an…

  10. Bruce Springsteen Tour: 'Wrecking Ball' Songs 'Evolving'

    March 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Nils Lofgren "still startled I'm not standing next to" Clarence Clemons on stage The members of the E Street Band may play only sporadically on Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" -- and some don't appear at all -- but guitarist Nils Lofgren says that as…

  11. Beach Boys Engineer Mark Linett Talks 'Smile' Release

    March 11, 2011 6:21 PM EST While Mark Linett is a two time Grammy Award winning engineer and producer who has worked with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Los Lobos and Randy Newman among others, he is most closely associated with his work with the Beach Boys . For nearly 25 years, Linett has worked on…

  12. Chester Bennington Says His 'Saw 3D' Trap Is 'Complex'

    October 27, 2010 5:22 PM EDT Chester Bennington is best known as one of the lead singers of rock band Linkin Park , but this Friday, his fans and movie audiences will see him in a new way -- a man at the mercy of the killer Jigsaw in "Saw 3D." The "Saw" movies, as horror film fans will tell you, have…

  13. Michael Jackson Died Deeply In Debt

    June 26, 2009 9:42 AM EDT Michael Jackson the singer was also Michael Jackson the billion-dollar business. Yet after selling more than 61 million albums in the U.S. and having a decade-long attraction open at Disney theme parks, the "King of Pop" died Thursday at age 50 reportedly awash in about $400 million…

  14. Lady Sovereign Starts Label, Preps Album

    December 08, 2008 10:22 AM EST U.K. rapper Lady Sovereign has inked a global deal with EMI for her own Midget Records imprint, and will release her new album, "Jigsaw," on April 9. A new track, "I Got You Dancing," is available for free on the artist's MySpace site. "The album is the next…

  15. Radiohead Rocks All Points West All Over Again

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the second night in a row (Aug. 9), Radiohead fans descended upon New Jersey's Liberty State Park to hear the band rock the inaugural All Points West music festival. For the second night in a row (Aug. 9), Radiohead fans descended upon New Jersey's Liberty State Park to hear the…

  16. Bilboard Bits: Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, The Jacksons

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An as-yet-unnamed new Franz Ferdinand song will be featured in the "Madden 09" video game, which will hit stores in mid-August. An as-yet-unnamed new Franz Ferdinand song will be featured in the "Madden 09" video game, which will hit stores in mid-August. It has not yet…

  17. Radiohead / May 8 / Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater)

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iconic U.K. rockers Radiohead played the third show of its 2008 U.S. tour Thursday (May 8) just outside of Atlanta, exhibiting confidence and restraint while enthralling a sold-out crowd. The show lea Iconic U.K. rockers Radiohead played the third show of its 2008 U.S. tour Thursday (May 8)…

  18. Radiohead Scores Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner L Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album…

  19. Over The 'Rainbows'

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's decision to self-release its new album, "In Rainbows," online via a "name your own price" model was the music business story of 2007. Now, "In Rainbows" is hitting retail on a good old-fas Radiohead's decision to self-release its new album, …

  20. Radiohead Sets U.S. Deal For New Album Release

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Radiohead has completed a deal with ATO Records Group for the U.S. release of its new album, "In Rainbows." The album, to be released on the TBD Records imprint, will arrive Jan. 1, a day As expected , Radiohead has completed a deal with ATO Records Group for the U.S.…

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