1. Widespread Panic Back to Touring and 'Writing With Purpose' for Next Album

    October 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Widespread Panic is back to touring after taking most of 2012 off the road, and it looks like the group will be headed back into the studio soon as well. Keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann tells Billboard that "next year we're going to definitely get together and write some…

  2. Keane to Release 'Best Of' in November

    August 16, 2013 9:53 PM EDT The U.K. act's greatest hits collection will include a pair of new songs. Keane will release their first greatest hits collection, "The Best of Keane," on Nov. 12. The British act's 20-track set will include two new tracks, "Higher Than the Sun" and "Won&…

  3. Spinal Tap Making Plans for 2014

    July 22, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Spinal Tap co-founder Christopher Guest has hinted that the semi-ficticious heavy metal outfit may be reuniting in 2014. In an interview with The Observer , Guest said that "We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. But what I will say is that we're in the midst of talking…

  4. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  5. Youngblood Hawke's Debut Album Was 'A Cathartic Experience'

    April 29, 2013 3:09 PM EDT "Wake Up," out April 30, was recorded after a bitter band break-up. Forming a new band wasn't exactly top of mind for Youngblood Hawke principals Sam Martin and Simon Katz after their acrimonious departure from Iglu & Hartly in 2011. "If anything, we were kind of…

  6. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012, Part 2

    December 31, 2012 9:05 AM EST Before we turn to 2013, one more look back at songs and albums you called your favorites of 2012. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  7. Pearl Jam, Black Keys to Rock Lollapalooza Brazil, Chile

    October 01, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Lollapalooza's pair of South American festivals, held in Brazil and Chile, are returning next year with acts including Pearl Jam , The Black Keys , The Killers , Deadmau5 and Queens of the Stone Age collectively on board for both editions. After enjoying a successful inaugural festival…

  8. Kanye West To Headline UR1 Festival in Miami

    September 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Kanye West will lead the lineup of the inaugural UR1 Music Festival , a showcase of music and art that will be held at Miami's Bayfront Park on Dec. 8-9. > Although the full lineup has not been revealed, West will be joined on the bill by fun., Santigold, The Offspring, Keane, Lou…

  9. Rihanna Takes 'Talk' Back to No. 1 in U.K. During Dismal Sales Week

    August 13, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 'Talk That Talk' Tops Album Chart With Less Than 10,000 Copies Sold -- a Record Low Rihanna 's "Talk That Talk" returned to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday (Aug. 12), as "Heatwave" by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D started a second week at No.…

  10. Fun. Reach No. 1, Bee Gees Rise on U.K. Charts

    May 29, 2012 7:24 AM EDT Meanwhile: Emeli Sande Edges Out Joe Bonamassa for Top Album In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was unveiled Sunday (May 27). "We Are Young…

  11. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ten included debuts for Tenacious D, Ren…

  12. Keane Nab Fifth Straight U.K. No. 1

    May 14, 2012 9:30 AM EDT East Sussex melodic rock quartet Keane scored their fifth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (13) with "Strangeland." London starlet Rita Ora debuted atop the singles survey with "R.I.P.", which follows her chart-topping guest appearance on DJ Fresh's…

  13. Silversun Pickups, Tank, Karmin and Keane Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    May 11, 2012 9:02 PM EDT Carrie Underwood 's "Blown Away" may find itself at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fending off Adele 's "21." Industry sources suggest Underwood's fourth album will sell between 95,000 and 110,000 by the end of the tracking week…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: Tony Lucca 'Went There,' Explains Christina Retort

    April 24, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Tells Billboard He and Adam Levine Hatched Idea to Sing Britney Months Ago A winged singer, the return of Cee Lo's group Goodie Mob, Adam Levine on drums and an impressive show opener from Jamar Rogers took a back seat Monday to Tony Lucca's musical retort to Christina Aguilera on …

  15. Exclusive: Keane Announces 'Strangeland' Album Details

    February 27, 2012 11:50 AM EST British alt-rockers Keane have announced that its fourth album, "Strangeland," will be released on May 8 in the U.S. on Cherrytree/Interscope, and one day earlier in the U.K. The follow-up to 2008's "Perfect Symmetry" was produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Vaccines,…

  16. Miranda Lambert to Make Acting Debut on 'Law & Order: SVU'

    January 10, 2012 8:15 AM EST She may be the tough girl who sings about "Gunpowder and Lead," but CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert will try out a different role when she's the victim on an upcoming episode of the NBC series "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." "Y'all, I&…

  17. Arctic Monkeys Top U.K. Charts; Example Has No. 1 Single

    June 13, 2011 7:06 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys maintained their perfect record on the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 12) by scoring their fourth new entry at No. 1 from four releases, debuting at the top with "Suck It and See" (Domino). London rapper Example achieved his first No. 1 single entering at the summit…

  18. Uncharted Territory: Dave Days Breaks Top 10, Colette Carr Returns

    June 10, 2011 9:59 AM EDT This week on Uncharted, German electro house artist Zedd debuts at No. 33, with a gain of 19,000 SoundCloud plays. His original mix of "Dovregubben," released digitally on May 31, is among the top 10 downloads at Beatport-a popular digital music store for DJs. Throughout the summer,…

  19. Katy Perry Holds Off Britney Spears Atop Hot 100

    May 04, 2011 5:25 PM EDT K aty Perry 's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 5) on Billboard.com, while Britney Spears ' "Till the World Ends" soars back into the top 10, and to a new chart peak, fueled by its…

  20. Teddy Thompson, "Bella"

    March 03, 2011 5:45 PM EST British singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson certainly has a strong musical pedigree. The son of folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy hasn't gained much chart success in the United States, but his work has drawn positive reviews and he's collaborated with such respected…

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