1. The Fall Cancels US Tour Dates Due to Hospitalization of Frontman Mark E. Smith

    August 25, 2017 8:57 PM EDT When  the Fall  was announced as headliner for Louisville’s Cropped Out festival, it was a big deal in certain corners of music fandom. The long-running and incredibly prolific U.K. post-punk act rarely plays in the U.S., and its appearance at the fest would have been its first stateside…

  2. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Preps For India Wedding, The Flaming Lips Playing 'Soft Bulletin' on New Year's

    October 20, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry and Russell Brand Prep For Wedding In India Katy Perry and fianceé Russell Brand arrived in India earlier this week and are rumored to be getting married in the country this weekend. Family members of…

  3. Gorillaz Returning With 'Plastic Beach' This Spring

    January 20, 2010 5:44 PM EST Hot on the heels of the announcement that the group will headline the 2010 Coachella Festival , Damon Albarn's cartoon-pop band Gorillaz is set to return on March 9 with its third album, "Plastic Beach." The 16 track set is due out on Virgin and features a slew of guests,…

  4. VON SUDENFED, "Tromatic Reflexxions"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One review of this unlikely collaboration between Mark E. Smith of the Fall and German electronic duo Mouse On Mars stated that two negatives don't make a positive; ie., you may or may not enjoy "Trom One review of this unlikely collaboration between Mark E. Smith of the Fall and…

  5. New Album On The Way From Yet Another New Fall

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although a hastily recruited new lineup has only been in place for a few weeks, British post-punk pioneers the Fall are already halfway finished with a new album. Although a hastily recruited new lineup has only been in place for a few weeks, British post-punk pioneers the Fall are already…

  6. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and media…

  7. Osbournes, Williams Win Three NME Awards

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family each won three trophies at the 2003 NME Carling Awards today (Feb. 13) in London. The MTV reality show "The Osbournes" took the b Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family…

  8. Welsh Act Melys Takes No. 1 In DJ Peel's Poll

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welsh band Melys has won the latest edition of the influential U.K.'s BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel's long-running, annual "Festive Fifty" listeners poll. Melys stole top honors with its single "Chinese Wh Welsh band Melys has won the latest edition of the influential U.K.…