1. Springsteen, Neil Young, Blur To Headline Glastonbury

    May 26, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Glastonbury, the world's largest green field arts and music festival has shied away from rap and chosen Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Blur as its headline acts this year, a return to its guitar-based roots. Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z headlined the British music festival last year in an…

  2. Detroit's 'Movement' Fest Draws Big Crowds, Looks Ahead

    May 26, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Even before the last beats of the Movement 2009 electronic music festival in Detroit faded away Monday night, festival organizers began looking towards the 2010 edition. On the eve of this year's Movement, Paxahau Event Productions announced that electronic artist and producer Carl Craig…

  3. Green Day, Black Eyed Peas Top U.K. Charts

    May 18, 2009 8:18 AM EDT U.S. stars took over the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sunday) as Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) debuted at No. 1 on the album chart and Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) opened atop the singles survey. "21st…

  4. Bob Dylan Marks Second Week As U.K. No. 1

    May 11, 2009 12:09 PM EDT Bob Dylan started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island) by Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz took the singles crown for a third week. "Life"…

  5. Adam Lambert Does 'Whole Lotta Love' On 'Idol' Rock Night

    May 06, 2009 6:14 AM EDT The "American Idol" final four paired off to channel their inner rock stars Tuesday. The result? Some shined, some stumbled. And some things just tumbled. The remaining four singers performed duets along with their solos on the rock-themed show. But before the live telecast even…

  6. Lady GaGa, Tinchy Stryder Top U.K. Charts

    April 27, 2009 6:26 PM EDT Ghanaian-born, east London-based "grime" artist Tinchy Stryder scored his first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday, debuting at the top with the aptly-titled "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), featuring London hip-hop act N-Dubz. Lady Gaga's "The Fame…

  7. Max Weinberg Is Proud Papa As Son Sits In With Springsteen

    April 05, 2009 10:50 AM EDT Max Weinberg was happy to play the proud papa at Saturday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, accepting well-wishes about his 18-year-old son Jay's appointment as his fill-in in the E Street Band for a selection of dates on Bruce Springsteen's current world tour. …

  8. 'Idol' Judges Distracted By Iraheta's Funky Outfit

    April 01, 2009 8:23 AM EDT Allison Iraheta's funky outfit got more attention than her performance on "American Idol." The judges' panel seemed too distracted by what she was wearing to offer much criticism of her performance. The 16-year-old rock prodigy belted the No Doubt hit "Don't…

  9. 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…

  10. The Prodigy / March 26, 2009 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    March 30, 2009 3:39 PM EDT Few electronic acts have staying power like the Prodigy, which performed for a sold out crowd of over 3,000 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Friday. With close to five years separating the release of 2004's "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" and this year's …

  11. Lady Gaga Tops UK Singles Chart For Second Week

    March 30, 2009 9:45 AM EDT Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” (Interscope/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday, ahead of a strong debut by London indie band the Noisettes with “Don’t Upset The Rhythm” (Vertigo/Universal). Ronan Keating’s covers collection “Songs For My Mother” (Polydor…

  12. Detroit's Movement 2009 Festival Lineup Expands

    March 25, 2009 8:28 AM EDT Glitch Mob, Anthony Rother, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among the more than two dozen more performers named for Movement 2009, the annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts join a roster of 60 DJs and live acts that…

  13. U2, Flo Rida Top U.K. Charts

    March 09, 2009 11:13 AM EDT U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” (Mercury/Universal) outdid the combined sales of the other albums in the new U.K. top five yesterday to debut at No. 1. “Right Round” (Atlantic) by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha went straight to the top of the new singles survey. “Horizon” is the territory’s fastest…

  14. The Prodigy Invade U.K. Charts

    March 02, 2009 10:41 AM EST s electro pacesetters the Prodigy followed last week's No. 4 single "Omen" (Takemetothehospital) with a No. 1 debut for the album "Invaders Must Die" yesterday. Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson scored her first U.K. No. 1 single with "My Life Would Suck Without You…

  15. 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…

  16. Eddie Money Polishing 'Paradise' Musical

    February 20, 2009 4:38 PM EST Eddie Money says his autobiographical stage musical, "Two Tickets to Paradise," was "a lot more fun when it was a hobby. Now it's a job." That's because the production -- which traces Money's life from his decision to leave the New York police force and head…

  17. 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…

  18. Soulja Boy: Soulja Of Fortune

    December 23, 2008 2:51 PM EST Looking like a spoiled kid forced to sit in on his dad's business meeting, DeAndre "Soulja Boy Tell'em" Way slumps in a black leather chair at Billboard's New York offices, twiddling his thumbs on his two-way. He's distracted. With BlackBerry in hand, the 18-year…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  20. War Child Benefit Album Postponed Until Feb.

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. The set will be issued in The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of…

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