1. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of the British capital. Listen to Lenny…

  2. British 'X Factor' Coming to U.S. TV Screens

    August 06, 2014 6:26 PM EDT Simon Cowell is coming back to U.S. TV — and reuniting with Ryan Seacrest . AXS TV, the music-focused network created by Mark Cuban and Seacrest — has inked an agreement with FremantleMedia International and Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Thames TV to broadcast season 11 of The X Factor…

  3. Glastonbury 2014: The Top 10 Best Acts

    June 30, 2014 6:40 PM EDT Just under 180,000 people attended this weekend’s Glastonbury festival – the world’s largest green field music and performing arts festival, which is held annually at the Eavis family-owned Worthy Farm,  located just outside the historic British town of Glastonbury. With over 2,200…

  4. Dolly Parton Draws Biggest BBC TV Audience at Glastonbury Festival

    June 30, 2014 12:58 PM EDT Dolly Parton's performance at England's Glastonbury music festival drew the biggest TV ratings for the BBC during the annual event. The TV coverage Sunday night peaked with an audience of 2.6 million, or a share of 13.4 percent of people watching TV in the U.K. at the time, at 6:40…

  5. Lana Del Rey’s 'Ultraviolence' Hits No. 1 in U.K.

    June 23, 2014 3:38 AM EDT Lana Del Rey’s sophomore set “Ultraviolence” (Polydor/Universal) made it two U.K. No. 1 albums in a row for the New York-born singer-songwriter, as the new sales charts were unveiled Sunday (June 22). Former “X Factor” contestant Ella Henderson started a second week atop the singles list with…

  6. Kasabian's '48:13' Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 16, 2014 6:55 AM EDT British rock staples Kasabian notched their fourth U.K. No. 1 album as “48:13” (Columbia/Sony) debuted at the top with 70,000 sales on Sunday (15), according to Official Charts Company data. 2012 “X Factor” contestant Ella Henderson scored an instant No. 1 single with “Ghost” (Syco Music/Sony…

  7. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribution to the U.K.’s live music industry and…

  8. Deltron 3030, 'Deltron 3030: Event II': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 8:36 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 1 Label: Bulk Recordings Thirteen years after its cult favorite self-titled debut, trio Deltron 3030—consisting of Heiroglyphics rap vet Del the Funky Homosapien, turntablist Kid Koala and sample master "Dan the Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Kasabian)—is…

  9. 'The Rolling Stones Are Playing Glastonbury,' Says Kasabian Guitarist

    March 06, 2013 10:49 PM EST The festival's lineup has yet to be announced. The Rolling Stones will be making a stop at the Glastonbury Festival this June -- if a hint dropped by Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno is to be believed. Asked by MTV News UK if Pizzorno hoped that his indie-rock band will be the most…

  10. Eminem to Headline Leeds, Reading Festivals

    December 11, 2012 9:25 AM EST Eminem is the first headliner announced for next summer's twin music festivals in Reading and Leeds, England. Organizers for the two big U.K. music events in August announced the 40-year-old hip hop star's return after more than a decade, with further names to be added later. Black…

  11. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed veterans taking flight in Indio, Calif.…

  12. Soundgarden Record First Song in 15 Years for 'Avengers' Soundtrack

    March 27, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The May 1 album's full tracklisting also features Buckcherry, Bush, Rise Against and more alt-rock Grunge icons Soundgarden will release their first new song in 15 years for the soundtrack to Marvel's upcoming "Avengers" film. The group's last album was released in…

  13. The Cure, Foo Fighters Top Leeds & Reading Festival Lineups

    March 12, 2012 8:55 PM EDT The Cure , Foo Fighters and Kasabian will top the Reading and Leeds festivals this year, UK promoter Festival Republic announced on Monday. The twin three-day, seven-stage festivals, set for August 24-26, will also include performances by the Black Keys, Paramore, Florence + The Machines and…

  14. Hot Tours: George Strait, Rod Stewart, Brad Paisley

    February 24, 2012 4:10 PM EST George Strait is No. 1 in the latest tally of Hot Tours with $5.8 million in ticket sales reported from arenas in six U.S. cities on his 2012 winter tour outing. On the road in support of his latest album "Here For A Good Time" released last fall, the legendary country artist kicked…

  15. Hot Tours: Jay-Z & Kanye West, Brad Paisley, Kasabian

    February 02, 2012 4:05 PM EST Jay-Z and Kanye West scoring the No. 1 ranking on Hot Tours for the second time this year as the co-headliners reap $5.1 million in box office grosses from their Watch The Throne Tour that played North American markets during the final months of 2011. The hip hop superstars previously took…

  16. Kanye West Takes Fan, Soundgarden Flack After Big Day Out Delay

    January 23, 2012 6:00 PM EST A Big Day Out turned into a rough one for Kanye West . The hip-hop star, headlining the Australian festival over the weekend, was reportedly 45 minutes late to the stage after inclement weather led to sound problems. According to local publication the Gold Coast Bulletin , the delay was "…

  17. Bruno Mars 'Doo-Wops' Back to U.K. No. 1

    January 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST Jessie J's 'Domino' Leaps 8-1 to Top Singles Chart B runo Mars ' "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" celebrated a year on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 15) by going back to where it started, at No. 1. Multiple BRIT Award nominee Jessie J is celebrating her second…

  18. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming out of the U.K., will be held on Feb. 21.…

  19. Kasabian Announce U.S. Dates To Support 'Direct, Melodic' New Album

    December 02, 2011 5:55 PM EST "Velociraptor!," Kasabian 's fourth album, is bringing the British quartet to North America in 2012 for its first visit in five years -- and high time, according to guitarist and songwriter Sergio Pizzorno. "The last time (for 2009's 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic…

  20. Coldplay, LMFAO, Jessie J Added As MTV EMA Performers

    October 13, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Already loaded with stateside talent like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and host Selena Gomez , MTV announced they've added U.K. stars and party-rockers to the MTV Europe Music Awards performance lineup. Brits Coldplay and Jessie J and L.A. electro-rappers LMFAO will take the EMA stage at…

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