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  1. Joss Stone Onboard With 'The Tudors'

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone will star in the third season of Showtime's "The Tudors" as Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife. Stone will appear in three episodes of the show, which is currently filming in Dublin. The singer has been expandi ...

  2. Dublin's Point Venue Becomes The O2

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dublin's refurbished Point Theatre will reopen this December under a new name, "The O2," and is set to reopen this December. The naming rights deal is part of a strategic brand alliance forged between the venue's owners Live Na ...

  3. Prince Closes Coachella Day Two With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a rare U.S. festival appearance, the late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be successful, as the Purple One drew massive crowds to the event's main ...

  4. R.E.M. Accelerates To Euro Chart Zenith

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) gives the band a winning return to European Top 100 Albums, debuting at No. 1 as Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) snags a fifth week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  5. Prince To Headline Second Night Of Coachella

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prince will make what is believed to be his first U.S. festival appearance ever at Coachella later this month. Organizers confirmed today that the artist will headline the Saturday (April 26) lineup, joining previously announced headliners Jack Jo ...

  6. Radiohead Go 'Nude’ With New Single, Play Free Gig

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will play a free concert in central London on April Fools Day in support of their new single release, "Nude." The April 1 gig for BBC Radio 2 will be held at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House in central London. Tickets ...

  7. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  8. Super Extra Bonus Party Win Irish Prize

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Super Extra Bonus Party were the surprise winners of this year's Choice Music Prize, Ireland's equivalent of the U.K.'s Mercury Prize. The dance/rock collective won the award -- now in its third year -- for their self-titled album, ...

  9. Radiohead Reveals North American Tour Dates

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will embark on its first North American tour in two years May 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Eight shows have been confirmed for the first leg, which wraps May 18 in Dallas. Afterward, Radiohead will visit Europe for a month's worth of ...

  10. Irish Court Imprisons Counterfeit CD Seller

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) struck another blow in the battle against music piracy this week when a Dublin court handed a prison sentence to a man caught selling CDs illegally. In the Tallaght District Court, Judge McDonnell on Tue ...

  11. Ireland’s Hansard In The Frame For An Oscar

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The lead vocalist from “the second-biggest band in Ireland” is up for an Oscar. The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards unveiled by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today clearly loaded the dice in favor of the previous awar ...

  12. Irish Choice Prize Nominees Unveiled

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dublin-based alternative rock act Delorentos are the bookmakers' favourite to win this year's Choice Music Prize -- Ireland's answer to the Nationwide Mercury Prize -- after the shortlist was announced yesterday. Quoted by Paddy Pow ...

  13. Irish Singer Joe Dolan Dies At 68

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas-style showmanship, has died from a brain hemorrhage, his family announced. He was 68. Dolan collapsed at his family home in suburban south Du ...

  14. Radiohead Confirm Euro Tour, U.S. To Come

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has confirmed 16 European summer concert dates for 2008, including an appearance at Denmark's giant Roskilde Festival. The British alternative rock band's first confirmed concert for the year will take place June 7 at the Malah ...

  15. Ticket Text Calls MAMA

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based venue operator MAMA Group has signed a deal with Dublin-based mobile ticketing service Ticket Text, covering the group's 18 British venues. The agreement will see Ticket Text providing services for all MAMA venues, which include ...

  16. Duran Duran Get 'Red Carpet' Treatment With U.K. Fans

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Duran Duran show set for Dec. 3 at the historic 2,000-capacity Lyceum Theatre in London's West End sold out in just five minutes after going on sale this morning, promoters AEG said today. The U.K. concert is in support of their new album, ...

  17. Marr Signs To Chrysalis Music

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST British independent firm Chrysalis Music has signed Johnny Marr to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement, unveiled today, covers all future works and a wealth of earlier material, including efforts with Crowded House and Modest Mouse, his col ...

  18. Bruce Bosses European Albums Chart

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia) opens atop European Top 100 Albums and Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) cli ...

  19. New R.E.M. Song Debuting In CNN Special

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased R.E.M. song, "Until the Day Is Done," will premiere tomorrow (Oct. 10) on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." The song is synced to clips from the CNN special "Planet in Peril," which airs Oct. 2 ...

  20. Venture Firm Buys Stake In Borders U.K.

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Venture capital firm Risk Capital Partners (RCP) has acquired a majority share in Borders U.K. and Ireland, the books, music and DVD retail chain, from U.S.-based Borders Group. The deal values the U.K.-Irish company at more than £75 million ($151 ...

  21. Girls Aloud Seal Samsung Deal

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. division of Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled a new commercial deal with Polydor Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music U.K., and one of its leading female pop acts, Girls Aloud. The agreement, clinched earlier this month (J ...

  22. Linkin Park Stands Firm At No. 1 In Europe

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park begins week number four at the peak of Billboard’s composite European Top 100 Albums chart with “Minutes to Midnight” (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.). It thus equals the achievement of its studio predecessor “Meteora,” which had four strai ...

  23. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'),&quo ...

  24. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  25. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  26. Anúna Preps North American Push

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish vocal group Anúna, led by twin brothers Michael and John McGlynn, is gearing up for a fall tour that will hit 1,800- to 3,000 capacity theaters and performing arts centers across North America. The approximately 35-city outing supports the a ...

  27. Irish Accordionist, Singer O'Brien Dies

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dermot O'Brien, the Irish accordionist and singer, died May 22 after a battle with cancer, in Ardee, a town in County Louth in Ireland. He was 74. Dermot hit the Irish charts a couple of times in the 1960s with "The Turfman from Ardee an ...

  28. Streisand's U.K. Shows Sell Out In Minutes

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Barbra Streisand's first British shows in 13 years have sold out in minutes, despite the best seats costing £600 ($1,200), the star's representative said on Saturday. Streisand is playing London's O2 Arena, formerly know ...

  29. U2's Bono Awarded British Knighthood

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock star and global humanitarian Bono became a knight of the British empire Thursday (March 29) — and joked that his youngest son thought he was about to become a Jedi instead. Bono, 46, was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Or ...

  30. Snoop In Doghouse With U.K. Gov't

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has cancelled the U.K. leg of his European One Love Peace Tour after the British government refused the rapper a visa. "With the late notice of Snoop being denied a visa, time has run out and it is too late reconfigure the show,&qu ...

  31. Eminem Asked To Testify In Irish Concert Flap

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ireland's High Court issued a request Monday (March 5) for Eminem to come to Dublin give evidence explaining the last-minute cancellation of his proposed concert at Slane Castle in 2005. The Michigan rapper pulled out of the Sept. 17, 2005, c ...

  32. Irish Promoter Aiken Dies

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST One of Ireland's leading concert promoters Jim Aiken died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 74. A popular man in a sector not known for its chivalry, the Belfast music impresario acquired the nickname "Gentleman Jim" from his co ...

  33. Divine Comedy Laugh All The Way To Choice Prize

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Divine Comedy was the surprise winner of the second Choice Music Prize last night for its album "Victory For The Comic Muse" (Parlophone). The award, which is loosely modelled on the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, is chosen by a pa ...

  34. Irish NME Folds

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Publishers of U.K. music weekly the New Musical Express (NME) have pulled the plug on its special Irish edition less than four months after it was launched. The Irish edition of the publication featured local live reviews, listings and music news, ...

  35. Snow Patrol Round-Up Four Meteor Awards

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol scooped four awards at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007, held last night (Feb. 1) in Dublin. The Scottish/Irish alternative rock group won for best Irish band, best Irish album for "Eyes Open," (Fiction), best live perfor ...

  36. Snow Patrol, Divine Comedy Lead Ireland's Choice Prize

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor) and the Divine Comedy's "Victory For The Comic Muse" (Parlophone) are the highest-profile records on the shortlist for Ireland's Choice Prize, which was unveiled last n ...

  37. Bono Receives Honorary British Knighthood

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 lead singer and rights campaigner Bono, has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Dublin said Saturday (Dec. 23). "Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excell ...

  38. Dave Matthews Band Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band will kick-off their 2007 tour two-night stand at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on March 23 and March 24, with The Fray set to open. The band will then head down under on March 31 for a two-week jaunt through Australia, fo ...

  39. Ninja Tune Leaps Into Second Life

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a groundbreaking move, independent U.K. label Ninja Tune is to launch a music video channel in the Second Life virtual realm. Supported by U.K. digital music research firm Music Ally, the new Ninja TV station will feature several hours of full- ...

  40. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Off Jamiroquai In Europe

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams withstands the sales of a new singles retrospective by Jamiroquai to begin a third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). Although Williams' set slides Robbie Williams withstands the ...

  41. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Off Jamiroquai In Europe

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams withstands the sales of a new singles retrospective by Jamiroquai to begin a third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). Although Williams' set slides Robbie Williams withstands the ...

  42. GLOBAL PULSE: DUBLIN'S SECOND-BIGGEST BAND CHECKS IN NEAR THE TOP

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For Dublin's the Frames, being No. 2 is no bad thing. Widely recognized as the Irish city's second-biggest band behind U2, the Frames shot into the national albums chart at No. 2 with their new "The C For Dublin's the Frames, b ...

  43. Borders Moves Into Ireland

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstore outlet opens Oct. 27. Borders Group Inc., the music, books and movie retailer, is to open its first superstore outlet in the Republic of Ireland on Oct. 27. The 22,000-square-feet superstore, in the suburb of Blanchardstown, near the ce ...

  44. NME Launches Irish Version

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. weekly targeting 5,000 sales. The New Musical Express today (Oct. 18) launched a special edition in Ireland. The U.K. music weekly, which is owned by the London-based IPC publishing, is attempting to consolidate its position in the Irish mark ...

  45. Iron Maiden Breathes New 'Life' Into Euro Chart

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's a significant changing of the guard on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Iron Maiden and Justin Timberlake wrest control from Christina Aguilera and Shakira, respectively. There's a significant changing of the guard ...

  46. Iron Maiden Breathes New 'Life' Into Euro Chart

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's a significant changing of the guard on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Iron Maiden and Justin Timberlake wrest control from Christina Aguilera and Shakira, respectively. There's a significant changing of the guard ...

  47. Country Artist Johnny Duncan Dies

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 67. Country music singer Johnny Duncan, known for songs like "She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed Anytime" and "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better," has died. He was 67. Duncan, who had a string of country hits in the ...

  48. Global Pulse

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There hasn't been a successful Irish soul outfit since the Commitments. And they were fictional. That has changed with the arrival of Dublin-based white soul/urban funk outfit Republic of Loose. Read There hasn't been a successful Irish ...

  49. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  50. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

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