1. Midnight Oil Returns At Wet Melbourne Bushfire Gig

    March 14, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Unexpected rain and chilly temperatures were no deterrent for the 81,000 fans who turned out today (March 14) for the Sound Relief bushfire benefit concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Thousands of ticket holders in the open-air section sheltered under bright plastic ponchos and…

  2. Lily Allen Asserts Control Over U.K. Charts

    February 16, 2009 2:35 PM EST Lily Allen added No. 1 stripes on the U.K. album chart to her continuing reign on the singles survey. The Regal/Parlophone/EMI artist's sophomore album "It's Not Me, It's You" debuted at the top, as "The Fear" started a third week at the singles summit. The…

  3. Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot Festival

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's Cit Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts…

  4. Farrell Taking Lollapalooza Into The Green, Black

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Perry Farrell says he's excited about a lot of things happening at this year's Lollapalooza '07 festival (Aug. 3-5 in Chicago) -- from the ecologically friendly greening of the festival to, well, fina Perry Farrell says he's excited about a lot of things happening at this…

  5. Tool, All-Star Zeppelin Jam Highlight Bonnaroo Day One

    June 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A headlining performance from quirky hard rock act Tool and a once-in-a-lifetime jam session between Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, guitarist Ben Harper and drummer ?uestlove highlighted the fi A headlining performance from quirky hard rock act Tool and a once-in-a-lifetime jam session…

  6. Incubus Sees The 'Light' On Fifth Album

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Incubus will return in November with its fifth studio album, "Light Grenades." The set was produced by longtime collaborator Brendan O'Brien. Rock act Incubus will return in November with its fifth studio album, "Light Grenades." The set was produced by…

  7. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that leader Michael Franti would grow into a sort of…