1. Theophilus London Steps Out of Rap Mold With 'Timez'

    July 18, 2011 1:30 PM EDT The video for "Last Name London," the first single from Theophilus London's debut album, "Timez Are Weird These Days," bears a striking resemblance to the video for Michael Jackson's "Jam." The biggest difference between the two clips is that London --…

  2. Radiohead to Play Surprise Glastonbury Set Tonight

    June 24, 2011 11:24 AM EDT For the second year in a row, England's biggest band (arguably) -- Radiohead -- will make a surprise performance at Glastonbury Festival. Radiohead's rep has confirmed to NME that the band is indeeed tonight's secret act, taking the Park Stage at 8 p.m. BST. Radiohead Debuts…

  3. Billboard Bits: Arcade Fire Duets With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest, Drake Plays Bar Mitzvah

    May 09, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011: Arcade Fire Duet With Cyndi Lauper; The Strokes, Wilco, Lauryn Hill & More In addition to the more traditional jazz artists that dominated the lineup of the 42nd annual New Orleans…

  4. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Becomes a Film Judge, OZZFest Offers 'Unholy' Marriages

    July 30, 2010 5:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. To Judge Amateur Films for Vimeo M.I.A. has signed on as a judge for the inaugural Vimeo Festival & Awards, which will launch in New York this October. The controversial singer will be judging amateur…

  5. Billboard Bits: KISS, Lady Gaga, Morrissey, RZA and more

    May 07, 2010 5:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Jane's Addiction did more than just debut its new lineup at the intimate Cinco de Mayo gig the band played in Los Angeles. Duff McKagen played his first gig as the band's newest bassist and the…

  6. Steve Lillywhite Seriously Seeking Simon's 'Idol' Seat

    March 05, 2010 8:37 AM EST Steve Lillywhite wants to "help America find the next Elvis Presley." And that's why the Grammy Award-winning producer -- with U2 , the Dave Matthews Band , Jason Mraz , Morrissey , the Rolling Stones , Phish and scores of others on his resume -- wants to be "American Idol…

  7. Billboard Bits: The Smiths, Paula Abdul, Michael Bublé, LeToya and more

    January 11, 2010 3:18 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn fans of The Smiths got a special treat over the weekend, when the band's original bassist, Andy Rourke, hopped on stage at the Bell House and performed with Smiths tribute band Sons …

  8. Arctic Monkeys / December 11, 2009 / New York City (Terminal 5)

    December 14, 2009 8:15 PM EST "Christmas" came early to fans that packed into New York's Terminal 5 for Arctic Monkey 's sold out show Friday night (Dec. 11). During the breakdown of "Fluorescent Adolescent," one of the breezier songs from the night's set, drummer Matt Helders emerged…

  9. Pink To Headline 2010 Wireless Festival In London

    December 08, 2009 12:16 PM EST P ink will headline the 2010 Wireless festival in London's Hyde Park on July 2. U.K. alt-rock act the Ting Tings will be special guests on the same date, promoter Live Nation announced today (Dec. 8). Wireless will be staged for the sixth consecutive year in 2010, sponsored by…

  10. Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Unveiled, Morrissey on the Mend

    October 28, 2009 1:11 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com , the Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" premiered around the world yesterday, while the album of the same name could sell as many as 300,000 copies by week's end. If it tops the Billboard 200 as predicted,…

  11. Morrissey Released From Hospital After Stage Collapse

    October 26, 2009 9:03 AM EDT Former Smiths frontman Morrissey was released Sunday from a hospital where he was held overnight after collapsing on stage during a concert. A spokeswoman for the Great Western Hospital in the English city of Swindon said the singer was "much improved." "Morrissey became unwell…

  12. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 7:56 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13 's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Fellow host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with "Manos al Aire," a song from…

  13. LL Cool J Does MJ, Morrissey Boos Box

    August 11, 2009 5:39 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, LL Cool J has released a remix of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" that premiered here on Billboard yesterday. Meanwhile, "This Is It," a movie of Michael Jackson 's rehearsals for the London…

  14. Yoko Ono, Roots To Play London's Meltdown Festival

    April 28, 2009 1:09 PM EDT The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots will open the event at the Royal Festival Hall…

  15. McCartney, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 1:41 PM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ultimate showman, Macca played a thrilling 2…

  16. New York Dolls Reunite With Todd Rundgren For New Album

    March 18, 2009 11:09 AM EDT Veteran rock act the New York Dolls will issue its fourth album "Cause I Sez So" via Warner Music Group's Atco label on May 5 in the U.S and a day earlier in the U.K. The band, which was revived in 2004 at the instigation of Morrissey who was curating the Meltdown festival in…

  17. Chart Beat: AI, Taylor Swift, Annie Lennox

    February 26, 2009 5:14 PM EST ADULT EDUCATION: Ever since Kelly Clarkson made her first appearance on a Billboard chart, finalists from "American Idol" have been showing up on surveys that cross all genres -- pop, R&B, country, rock, Christian, reggae... O.K., not reggae. At least, not yet. One radio format…

  18. Kings of Leon, Lily Allen Top U.K. Charts

    February 23, 2009 11:22 AM EST Kings of Leon’s double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony BMG quartet returned to No. 1 with the album “Only By The Night” and, on the singles survey, jumped back 12-3 with “Use Somebody” and 19-14…

  19. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  20. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help…

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