1. Bob Lefsetz & Scott Cohen Rail on Music Tech in Spain: 'You're a Zit on the Ass of the Business'

    November 03, 2014 2:00 PM EST "If you really care that much about music, make a f-----g band, make a hit record. Otherwise you're a zit on the ass of the business." Bob Lefsetz took aim at music start-ups, among other targets, when he brought his irascible industry analyst act to the BIME Pro conference…

  2. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  3. Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Zoé Heading to Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City

    December 09, 2013 2:40 PM EST Fifteenth edition of the massive music festival set for March 27-30 Arcade Fire, Zoé, Nine Inch Nails, Los Bunkers, Los Tigres del Norte, Calle 13, La Maldita Vecindad and Placebo are among bands who will play the 15th edition of the massive Vive Latino Festival, set for Mexico City in March.…

  4. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Cleans-Up on U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 5:43 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), featuring 2 Chainz,…

  5. Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth For Australia’s 2014 Soundwave Festival

    August 26, 2013 5:09 AM EDT Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Megadeth are among the big names confirmed to the hard rock and heavy metal-edged Soundwave Festival, which winds its way across Australia next February and March. The bill for the five city trek also includes Rob Zombie, Placebo, AFI, Korn…

  6. Placebo Taking 'Bit of a Breather' Before Hitting Studio in 2012

    November 22, 2011 11:30 AM EST With the new live DVD "We Come in Pieces" serving as a placeholder, British alt rockers Placebo is taking what bassist Stefan Olsdal calls "a bit of a breather" before setting to work in earnest on a follow-up to 2009's "Battle For the Sun." "That was…

  7. Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: Will 'Beat Of My Drum' Spawn Stateside Breakout?

    June 06, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Going solo is never easy. Unless you have the larger than life personality of a Justin Timberlake or a Beyonce , an artist takes a huge risk when they depart from the group that made them famous in the first place. While Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned girl group turned U.K. chart-topper…

  8. Pukkelpop Fest Responds to Singer's Death

    August 24, 2010 10:28 AM EDT Charles Haddon, the singer with a U.K. electropop act who is believed to have committed suicide at Belgium's Pukkelop Festival, was reportedly upset about an injury sustained by a fan during his performance. There are reports that the 22-year-old singer with London band Ou Est Le…

  9. Beyonce Wins Big At MTV EMAs In Berlin

    November 06, 2009 8:04 AM EST Beyonce won a hat-trick of awards at the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at Berlin's O2 World Arena, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The ceremony was also notable for a third MTV EMAs honor for German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel - the band also won…

  10. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  11. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  12. Michael Jackson Dominates U.K. Charts

    June 29, 2009 9:31 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death prompted a massive surge in sales of his singles and albums in the U.K., with his "Number Ones" compilation (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) racing to No. 1, four other albums hitting the top 20, and six songs re-entering the top 40 of the singles chart.…

  13. Placebo Holds Off Black Eyed Peas On Euro Album Chart

    June 25, 2009 12:06 PM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moves back to the top of Billboard's European Hot 100 Singles, but the group's "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is again held off No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums by Placebo's independent…

  14. Dave Guetta, Kelly Rowland Song 'Takes Over' U.K. Singles Chart

    June 22, 2009 9:18 AM EDT Kasabian started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with their third album "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile, French DJ-artist David Guetta scored his first U.K. No. 1 single with "When Love Takes Over"…

  15. Placebo, Lady GaGa Top Euro Chart

    June 18, 2009 9:50 AM EDT Placebo's sixth studio album "Battle For The Sun" (Dreambrother/PIAS) gives the long-running modern rock trio an instant No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal), deposed at the top of European Hot…

  16. Kasabian, Pixie Lott Debut Atop U.K. Charts

    June 15, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts welcomed two new champions yesterday (Sunday), as ingenue pop talent Pixie Lott burts onto the singles survey at No. 1 with "Mama Do" (Mercury/Universal) and electro-rock favorites Kasabian scored their second consecutive album chart-topper with "West…

  17. Howling Bells Signs To Nettwerk, Tours With Coldplay

    April 30, 2009 12:02 PM EDT Australian rock quartet Howling Bells has signed to Nettwerk Music Group, and the band is set to release its sophomore album and North American debut, "Radio Wars," on July 28th in the U.S. and Canada. The album's first single, "Cities Burning Down," will be out June…

  18. Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys Top Readings And Leeds Lineups

    March 31, 2009 8:30 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England's August Bank Holiday weekend (Aug. 28-Aug. 30). Other…

  19. Linkin Park Snags Cornell, Bravery For Projekt Revolution

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide (featuring A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel) will perform on the main stage of the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour, set to begin July 16 at the T Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide (featuring A Perfect Circle&…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

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