1. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  2. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  3. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  4. Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead

    January 15, 2010 2:15 PM EST Out with the old, in with the new... and the loud, the soft, the twangy, the melodic, the weird and the just plain brilliant. The new year is shaping up to be a great one for music, with banner releases in almost every genre hitting shelves and online retailers in 2010. Artists are swapping…

  5. Keane "The Night Train EP" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:37 PM EST Keane, "The Night Train EP" (Cherrytree/Interscope) Release Date: May 11, 2010 Keane 's third album, 2008's "Perfect Symmetry," kicked off with the unexpectedly playful "Spiralling," and the melodic rock trio gets even more experimental on the eight…

  6. Spinal Tap 'Unwigged' Tour Coming To DVD

    August 05, 2009 4:33 PM EDT The trio behind Spinal Tap and the Folksmen has set a Sept. 1 release date for a DVD of their recent concert tour. "Unwigged & Unplugged: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer" features an entire 35-track performance filmed at their May 31 show at…

  7. Chart Beat: Jonas Brothers, Drake, Mariah Carey

    June 25, 2009 3:45 PM EDT FAMILY AFFAIR, PART 1: Jonas Brothers burst onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times." The album, featuring first single "Paranoid" and "Before the Storm," a duet with Miley Cyrus, is the siblings' second to lead the chart. Having…

  8. Spinal Tap Springs 'Back From The Dead'

    June 24, 2009 2:41 PM EDT Spinal Tap is "Back From the Dead." At least according to the title of the group's new album. The June 16 release commemorates the 25th anniversary of the cult-classic film "This Is Spinal Tap." David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and…

  9. June 2, 2009

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies of heart failure in Archer, Fla., at the age of 79. 2006 – Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead commits suicide in Sonoma County, Calif. He is 55. 2000 – Western swing pioneer Adolph Hofner dies at his home in San Antonio. He is 84. 1999 – Junior Braithwaite,…

  10. Keane / May 27, 2009 / New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)

    May 28, 2009 4:19 PM EDT Tom Chaplin, the lead vocalist for Keane, made sure that no one in attendance for the UK band’s sold-out show at Radio City Musical Hall Wednesday night (May 27) was sitting down. Despite the melancholy tone of the group’s early catalog, the crowd took its cues from Keane’s latest release,…

  11. Exclusive: Spinal Tap Debuts Song, Comes 'Back From The Dead' For Album

    May 07, 2009 1:25 PM EDT "Back From The Dead" - Spinal Tap Listen to our exclusive stream of Spinal Tap's new song "Back From The Dead" The inspiration for a new Spinal Tap album differs depending on who you ask. Harry Shearer -- who crafted Tap with partners Christopher Guest and Michael…

  12. Dave Matthews Band Talks 'Big Whiskey'

    April 10, 2009 12:01 AM EDT An exclusive video previewing Dave Matthews Band's new album and an in-depth conversation with Matthews himself. From the bluesy sax solo that opens the album, to the inspired songs and performances throughout, it's clear that this one's for LeRoi. Exclusive: DMB "Groogrux…

  13. 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,…

  14. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 3:48 PM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour this spring. The six-week theater trek, dubbed…

  15. Lennox Closes Chapter With Solo Collection

    January 14, 2009 11:06 AM EST Annie Lennox has been "itching to get back on track" ever since back surgery to relieve a trapped nerve in her spinal cord last August postponed the planned fall release of "The Annie Lennox Collection." "I still have a constantly numb left foot, and I limp quite a…

  16. Keane Strips Down With Jon Brion In L.A.

    December 08, 2008 11:23 AM EST U.K. rock act Keane was joined by producer Jon Brion on stage last night (Dec. 7) for several songs during its 14-song set at the Largo Theater in West Hollywood. The group, whose current album, "Perfect Symmetry," was produced by Brion, completed a trio of promotional dates last…

  17. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country…

  18. Keane

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. News …

  19. Pink, Keane Rule U.K. Charts

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart, Keane scored a No. 1 debut with its third album, "Perfect Symmetry" (Universal Island). As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart,…

  20. Keane's Upward Spiral

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. The multiplatinum English band that was almost derailed by personal problems has relocated its mojo. News …

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