1. Bonnaroo 2014: Arctic Monkeys Conquer the Main Stage After U.S. Breakthrough

    June 16, 2014 2:43 AM EDT Pssst: the Arctic Monkeys are a big deal in America now, too. Five albums into their career, Alex Turner and company are riding their biggest hit single to date, and have evolved into a formidable live force. Amongst alt-rock’s upper echelon, the Monkeys are right up there with the Muses and…

  2. Death From Above 1979 to Release First Album In a Decade In September

    June 11, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have announced their first full-length studio album in a decade.  The Toronto-based band will release "The Physical World" on Sept. 9 via Last Gang Records / Warner Bros. Records -- the home of their seminal 2004 debut, "You're a Woman,…

  3. Libertines to Be Paid 'Filthy' Money for Reunion Show in London

    May 02, 2014 11:31 AM EDT Following rumors of a  £500 million Oasis reunion , the U.K.'s other golden gods, the Libertines, are reportedly being paid 1 million pounds ($1.68 million US) to perform together at London's Hyde Park on July 5 for the first time since their 2010 appearance at Reading and Leeds,…

  4. Courtney Love Fronts Saint Laurent’s ‘Music Project’ Campaign

    April 02, 2013 3:04 PM EDT Courtney Love is the latest female singer to front Saint Laurent’s “Music Project” campaign. Last week we reported that Laurent’s creative director Hedi Slimane made Marilyn Manson the face of the brand , making it cool for boys everywhere to rock thick eyeliner and dark lipstick. Slimane…

  5. Top 10 Garage Rock Revival Bands: Where Are They Now?

    March 23, 2011 9:00 AM EDT After five long years, the Strokes have returned with "Angles," their fourth album out this week on RCA Records. It marks the comeback of a group whose debut album, 2001's "Is This It," was crucial in the garage rock revival that invaded U.S. shores and brought fuzzed…

  6. Russell Brand Is A Man of Infant Sorrow

    June 11, 2010 4:33 PM EDT Infant Sorrow seems to have it all: a charismatic, good-looking frontman; several talented and well-known musicians; an extensive, major-label-funded marketing campaign; and a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. There's only one wrinkle: Infant Sorrow isn't a…

  7. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    April 01, 2010 1:14 PM EDT U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback yesterday (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's lives." Following the announcement earlier this…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&a 2006 - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&a 2006 - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held…

  11. Doherty Told To Stay Drug Free Or Face Jail

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Baybshambles frontman Pete Doherty was told he faced a jail sentence next month if he failed to demonstrate he was trying to kick his drug habit. Baybshambles frontman Pete Doherty was told he faced a jail sentence next month if he failed to demonstrate he was trying to kick his drug habit.…

  12. Pete Doherty Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to a drug charge today (July 3) in London after arriving so late the judge had issued an arrest warrant. District Judge Davinder Lachhar warned Doherty that he had one last Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to a drug charge today (July 3) in London after arriving so late…

  13. Doherty: 'A Lot Has Changed In The Past Week'

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty says people close to him want him to kick his addiction to drugs. "The people I'm closest to have had enough. They've said it's drugs or them," the Babyshambles frontman said today (April Pete Doherty says people close to him want him to kick his…

  14. Garage Rock

    March 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Our Coolest Song in the World comes generally from two categories: contemporary garage rock (traditional rock'n'roll) and songs that transcend all categories and exist under the fringe of our as-inclu Our Coolest Song in the World comes generally from two categories: contemporary…

  15. Rough Trade Links With World's Fair For U.S. Market

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label Group to license and market select titles for North American release, Billboard.com has learned. Initial Rough Trade/World Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label…

  16. Dutch DJ Le Grande, Girls Aloud Rule U.K. Charts

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dutch "superstar DJ" Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.'s new No. 1 single after rising from last week's No. 2 entry with "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" (Data). On the album chart, pop oufit Girls Aloud de Dutch "superstar DJ" Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.&…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2003 - The Recording Industry Association of America announces the filing of more…

  18. Underground Garage

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. SORRY! Got carried away with the wild and wonderful Beatles show in Las Vegas last week so now we can catch up on things…

  19. Doherty's Diaries Heading To Bookstores

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty's intimate journals detailing his music career, battle with drugs and brief, turbulent relationship with Kate Moss will be published next year. Pete Doherty's intimate journals detailing his music career, battle with drugs and brief, turbulent relationship with Kate…

  20. Pete Doherty In Rehab In Portugal

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a London court today (June 9). Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a London court today (June 9). The 27-year-old…

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