1. Culture Club Return For New Album & Reunion Tour

    August 12, 2014 5:44 PM EDT The new wave act's classic lineup reunites for the first time in 14 years Good news for Culture Club fans: The highly popular British new wave band has a new album in the works to go with 2014 tour dates in both the United States and the United Kingdom. And unlike previous reunions,…

  2. Gabriella Cilmi Takes The Indie Route on 'The Sting'

    December 20, 2013 10:30 AM EST Gabriella Cilmi has undergone a world of change. The Australian singer still has that earthy, deceptively powerful voice. But much else in her life has been tweaked or shunted. After two albums recorded for one of the world’s most powerful music companies, Cilmi has independently released her…

  3. The Futureheads, "The Chaos"

    June 18, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With lyrical themes of global economic distress and romantic bliss, British pop-punk band the Futureheads bring a more refined sound to its fourth album, "The Chaos." But the group's punchy passion is still intact as it delves into the former matter on the title track. Over…

  4. Usher, Rihanna Lead The Way On U.K. Charts

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher scored an instant No. 1 yesterday (June 1) on the new U.K. album chart with "Here I Stand" (LaFace/Sony BMG) as Rihanna's "Take a Bow" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles Usher scored an instant No. 1 yesterday (June 1) on the new U.K.…

  5. Duffy Retains Control On U.K. Charts

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's hold on the U.K. charts continued yesterday (March 17), as she secured a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Mercy" (A&M/Universal) and a second with debut album "Rockferry." Duffy's hold on the U.K. charts continued yesterday (March 17), as she…

  6. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…

  7. Tapes 'N Tapes Touring Through The Fall

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Minneapolis buzz band Tapes 'N Tapes plans to spend the next several months on tour in support of its debut album, "The Loon," which was initially self-released but will see much wider distribution be Minneapolis buzz band Tapes 'N Tapes plans to spend the next several…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes strikes back on Dr. Dre's label, Sonic Youth slims down to a quartet, the Replacements quit arguing and record some new songs and "Dead Man Walking" is reborn in this week's Hot Product. The Billy Joel concert souvenir "12 Gardens Live" (Columbia),…

  9. Kanye, Tool To Headline Street Scene Fest

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Tool will headline the 22nd Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 4-5 outside San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. Kanye West and Tool will headline the 22nd Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 4-5 outside San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. Among the other acts confirmed to…

  10. Thom Dethrones Gnarls Barkley On U.K. Chart

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scottish singer/songwriter Sandi Thom yesterday (June 4) ended Gnarls Barkley's nine-week run at the top of the U.K. singles chart. After their "Crazy" was deleted by Warner Bros. last Monday, Thom's Scottish singer/songwriter Sandi Thom yesterday (June 4) ended Gnarls…

  11. Wire Revisits, Reissues Classic Albums

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 30 years after its formation, influential rock act Wire has reissued back-to-the-basics CD versions of its first three albums and bundled them with a pair of live discs as a special edition box Nearly 30 years after its formation, influential rock act Wire has reissued back-to-the…

  12. Lemonheads Inks With Vagrant, New Album In Works

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Evan Dando and his band the Lemonheads have signed with Vagrant Records. The act's first new album in a decade is nearly complete and is being penciled in for a late September release. Evan Dando and his band the Lemonheads have signed with Vagrant Records. The act's first new album…

  13. Futureheads Pact With Vagrant For New Album

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act the Futureheads will release its sophomore album, "News and Tributes," June 13 via Vagrant/StarTime International. It's the follow-up to 2005's self-titled debut, which was issued by Sir U.K. rock act the Futureheads will release its sophomore album, "…

  14. Pearl Jam, Franz, Muse Set For Reading/Leeds

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand and Muse will headline this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals in England, which will be held Aug. 25-27. Pearl Jam will headline Leeds on Aug. 25 and Reading on Aug. 27, Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand and Muse will headline this summer's Reading and Leeds…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previewing the third RCA album from New York rock act the Strokes, "First Impressions of Earth," released on an unsual Jan. 3 street date. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Plays Ennio Morricone" (Sony Classical). The soundtrack to the film "Grandma's Boy" (Epic),…

  16. Eclectic Soundtrack Compiled For 'Grandma's Boy'

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the Twenty Twos are among those who have contributed tracks to the soundtrack to "Grandma's Boy." Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the…

  17. Franz Ferdinand Finds Its Edge On New Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its sophomore album, which will be released Oct. 4 by Domino/Epic. "We haven't decided on a running order yet," lead singer Al Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its…

  18. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). "Today," NBC Featured artists: Bo…

  19. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  20. Gang Of Four Rerecorded, Remixed For Double-Disc

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs. Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs. Due Aug. 30 via V2, the as-yet-untitled set will arrive in the wake of…

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