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  1. Liam Gallagher's New Band Gives Away Single

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Liam Gallagher and his new band Beady Eye are releasing their first single "Bring the Light" as a free download. The song will be available from 1000 GMT on their website beadyeyemusic.com on Nov. 10, while the album, which was recorded ...

  2. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, MC Hammer, Yoko Ono and more

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 19. Back to December Lyrics "Back to December" is the name of the newest Taylor Swift track to be debuted from her upcoming album, "Speak Now." Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Our 25 Favorite Lyri ...

  3. George Michael Released From Prison

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has regained his freedom. The singer was released from jail Monday after serving almost four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs. Michael thanked those who had supported him while he was jailed and said outside his north ...

  4. Writing By Himself: Billy Idol's Book Deal

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billy Idol is writing a memoir - by himself. The bleached-blond punk rocker is promising a story of sex and drugs and 24-hour madness. He's calling his book "Dancing with Myself," in honor of his 1980s smash hit single. The 54-year- ...

  5. Spanish Producer Launches User-Generated Project

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If Plan A isn't working, then draw up Plan B. That is what Spanish record producer and DJ Carlos Jean has been juggling in his head for 18 months. Plan A is the conventional record industry, and Plan B is "a new way of creating, producin ...

  6. Lily Allen Wins Damages From Soccer Magazine

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen accepted damages on Thursday (Oct. 7) from the publisher of a French soccer magazine over allegations that she had made offensive remarks about David and Victoria Beckham and Cheryl and Ashley Cole. Her lawyer Mark Thomson told the High ...

  7. Astronaut Sues Dido Over Image

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut pictured small and floating in space above the Earth on Dido's album cover for "Safe Trip Home" is now suing Dido, Sony Music, Arista Records and Getty Images for using his picture. The ex-spacem ...

  8. JLS, N-Dubz, Professor Green Confirmed For MOBOs

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Homegrown stars dominate the first list of acts confirmed to perform at this year's MOBO Awards, with N-Dubz, JLS and Professor Green all set to play the leading urban event. U.K. pop star Alesha Dixon is also set to perform at the urban musi ...

  9. George Michael Denies Receiving Special Treatment In Jail

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jailed singer George Michael has denied newspaper reports that he is receiving special treatment while in prison for driving under the influence of drugs. In a statement, the 47-year-old former Wham! frontman said he felt compelled to address what ...

  10. George Michael's 'Faith' Reissue Postponed

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The re-release of George Michael's classic album "Faith" has been postponed after the singer was jailed for driving while under the influence of drugs. The remastered and extended "Faith" package had been due to hit stores ...

  11. 'Borat' Star To Play Freddie Mercury In Movie

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play flamboyant rocker Freddie Mercury in a dramatic feature focusing on his glory days as the frontman of Queen. The untitled film is being written by Peter Morgan, the British scribe behind &quo ...

  12. Jailed George Michael Abandons Bail Bid

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jailed British singer George Michael has abandoned an application for bail, the Press Association reported on Friday (Sept. 17). The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in prison this week for crashing his car while high on cannabis, and lawy ...

  13. Duffy Teams With Roots, Albert Hammond

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Welsh pop singer Duffy has confirmed details of her sophomore set, titled "Endlessly" (A&M/Universal). The album is released Nov. 29 in the U.K. The lead single "Well, Well, Well" features the Roots on rhythm section duties ...

  14. U.K. Tour Update: Electric Proms, Kylie, Selena Gomez

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Robert Plant has been confirmed as a headline act for the Radio 2 Electric Proms 2010. He will perform with Band of Joy and the London Oriana Choir at the Roundhouse in London on Oct. 29. It will air live on AC network Radio 2 and form part of ...

  15. George Michael Jailed For 8 Weeks

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A British judge has sentenced George Michael to eight weeks in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs after the singer crashed his car into a London photo shop. The singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence and p ...

  16. BACKBEAT: Joss Stone Hosts Nine West Event As Part Of Fashion's Night Out 2010

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone hosted two special events at Macy’s Herald Square and the Nine West Flagship Store in Midtown, for Fashion’s Night Out on Friday (Sept. 10). At the Nine West flagship store in midtown she celebrated the launch of her limited edition sho ...

  17. Jamiroquai Premieres New Album In London

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Funk/soul act Jamiroquai made its live return in London last night (Sept. 9) where the British group premiered material from its new studio set "Rock Dust Light Star" (Mercury/Universal). Appearing onstage within the plush confines of th ...

  18. Alexandra Burke Confirms Debut Tour

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop/R&B singer Alexandra Burke will embark on her first U.K. tour at the beginning of 2011. The 2008 "X Factor" winner has announced the 18 dates for her "All Night Long" tour, promoted by AEG Live. The opening show wi ...

  19. John Lennon's Killer Up For Parole Again

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's killer is again up for parole in New York. Mark David Chapman is scheduled to be interviewed at the Attica Correctional Facility this week. The interview could be as early as Tuesday (Sept. 7). It will be the sixth try at freedo ...

  20. Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow Duet Receives U.K. Premiere

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reunited band mates Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow turned back the clock today (Aug. 26) when the Take That pair gave their first joint interview in 15 years on national Top 40 network BBC Radio 1. Radio 1 also gave the world premiere to the Will ...

  21. Faithless Unveils U.K. Arena Tour

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British dance act Faithless will embark on a U.K. arena tour this fall to promote its latest studio set "The Dance" (Nate's Tunes). The nine-date tour, promoted by SJM (DF Concerts in Scotland), begins Nov. 30 at Bournemouth BIC and ...

  22. Kylie Minogue, Pendulum Boost Chrysalis In Q3

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music group Chrysalis enjoyed a financial third quarter 5.2% rise in its income from royalties on the prior year quarter, according to an interim management statement released today (Aug. 19). Company performance was in line with the board� ...

  23. Enrique Iglesias Added To U.K. Armed Forces Concert Line Up

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias will join previously announced headliners Robbie Williams and James Blunt at a fundraising charity concert at Twickenham Stadium, Sept. 12, to be held in honor of the British Armed Forces. U.K. pop singer Alesha Dixon, Welsh class ...

  24. George Michael Charged With Drug, Driving Offenses

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British police say singer George Michael has been charged with drugs and driving offenses after his car crashed into a building in an upscale residential area. London's Metropolitan Police department said Michael, 47, was charged on Thursday ...

  25. Business Matters: Simon Cowell, S-Curve, Eminem and more

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Simon Cowell Using SEO To Improve Image? -- Is Simon Cowell using search engine optimization (SEO) to improve his image? From the NY Daily News: “Cowell's U.K. spokeswoman Ann-Marie ...

  26. Power Amp Invests In Libertine

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music investment specialist Power Amp Music has signed a £500,000 ($787,000) deal with former Libertines frontman Carl Barat. London-based Power Amp's investment will support the recording and release of Barat's new solo album, which is ...

  27. Robbie Williams To Headline U.K. Armed Forces Concert

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is to headline a fundraising charity concert at Twickenham Stadium, Sept. 12, in honor of the British Armed Forces. James Blunt, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, Plan B and U.K. girl band The Saturdays are also confirmed to perform at ...

  28. Hugh Laurie Gets The Blues

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British actor and U.S. TV star Hugh Laurie has signed a deal with Warner Music Entertainment (WME) to release a New Orleans-flavored blues album. Laurie, the five-time Emmy winning star of Fox's hit medical drama series "House," wil ...

  29. Ozzfest Gets Official Magazine

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. magazine publisher Future is to mark the one-off British leg of Ozzfest in September with a special edition of Metal Hammer. The special edition, Metal Hammer: Presents Ozzfest, is in stores from Aug. 16 priced £7.99 ($12.32) and it will be a ...

  30. Food Poisoning Postpones Elton John's Ariz Concert

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A bout of food poisoning has caused the postponement of Elton John's scheduled concert at Tucson Arena. The Arizona Daily Star reports that Wednesday night's (July 21) show was nearly sold out with about 8,800 tickets purchased. Organize ...

  31. Joss Stone Becomes A Bond Girl

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone is the newest Bond girl. Not in a movie, but in the upcoming "James Bond 007: Blood Stone" videogame from Activision. Stone's likeness and voice acting will appear alongside that Daniel Craig as James Bond and Judi Dench ...

  32. Robbie Williams to Rejoin Take That

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British singer Robbie Williams has rejoined former band Take That to record their first album together since he walked out on them 15 years ago, the group announced on Thursday. Williams got back together with the other four members of the success ...

  33. Jonathan Ross Signs ITV Deal

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. TV presenter Jonathan Ross will host a new primetime chat show on ITV1 in 2011. Ross is leaving the BBC this summer after nine years of hosting his Friday evening chat show on BBC One, in addition to the weekly Saturday show on AC network BBC ...

  34. Reissue For Bowie's 'Station To Station'

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI is releasing David Bowie's 1976 album "Station to Station" in special and deluxe editions on Sept. 20. The reissues will include the original album and the previously unreleased "Live Nassau Coliseum '76," as well ...

  35. George Michael Arrested

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive, according to the BBC. He was arrested on Sunday (July 4) after police received reports that a car had crashed into a building in north London. Michael was taken to a north Lond ...

  36. Cheryl Cole In Hospital With Malaria

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A spokesman for British singer and TV personality Cheryl Cole says she is being treated in a London hospital for malaria. Publicist Sundraj Sreenivasan said Tuesday (July 6) the 27-year-old performer will have to cancel all work commitments for th ...

  37. Cocker Says 6 Music Delay Would Be 'Dirty Trick'

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jarvis Cocker , the former Pulp frontman turned solo artist, issued a rallying cry in defense of BBC 6 Music , the U.K. modern rock and alternative radio station under threat of closure. Cocker, who joined 6 Music as a presenter at the beginning o ...

  38. Syco Signs Labrinth For Artist, Label Deal

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell and Sony Music's joint venture Syco has signed U.K. songwriter, artist and producer Labrinth. It's the first time Syco has signed a new artist who was not first featured on the company's TV properties, "The X Facto ...

  39. Elton John Rocks Israel After Others Cancel

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A concert by Elton John has given Israelis a boost after a string of cancellations by other world-famous artists. The British artist performed late Thursday (June 17) in front of a screaming crowd of nearly 50,000 fans at a Tel Aviv stadium. John, ...

  40. EMI Ups Roger Faxon To Group CEO

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Faxon , chairman and chief executive of EMI Music Publishing since 2007, has now been put in charge of the recorded music division, too. EMI announced the appointment today as part of an overhaul of the management structure "to enable t ...

  41. 'Slumdog's' Boyle To Direct 2012 Olympic Ceremony

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, organizers said on Thursday (June 17), and he immediately promised a "thrilling welcome" for both athletes and the world. Boyle, whose work include ...

  42. Bloc Party's Kele Goes Solo, Talks Band's Future

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bloc Party singer/guitarist Kele Okereke has been gearing up for the release of his solo album "The Boxer" (Glassnote) with a series of European shows. Okereke brings his love of electronic music to the fore on "The Boxer," rel ...

  43. Bat For Lashes May Recruit Beck For Album

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alternative act Bat For Lashes has teamed with Beck for the new "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack, out next month. Now Natasha Khan is considering working with him again when it comes to recording the follow-up to her 2009 Bat ...

  44. IMS Day 3: What Amy Winehouse Taught Mark Ronson

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third and final day of the International Music Summit (IMS) dance music conference in Ibiza ended on a high, with producer Mark Ronson revealing how he got his break. "I started DJing at hip-hop clubs in 1993 because I couldn't rap o ...

  45. Gorillaz Replaces U2 At Glastonbury

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz has stepped in to replace U2 at Glastonbury festival. Damon Albarn 's animated pop act will make its only U.K. festival appearance this summer at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 25. U2 has pulled out because of a ser ...

  46. Deadline Day For BBC 6 Music Consultation

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BBC strategy review public consultation - which will consider views on the proposal to close radio network BBC 6 Music - concludes today (May 25). The public and other interested parties still have a few hours to have their say about the propo ...

  47. Lily Allen Wins Three 'Ivors'

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo N ...

  48. Elvis Costello Cancels Israel Concerts

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello has canceled two concerts in Israel this summer because of what he called the "grave and complex" sensitivities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Costello had been invited to appear at the Caesarea amphitheatre north of ...

  49. Business Matters: Mick Jagger On Digital Piracy, Shazam Tops 75 million Users, and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter here -- Mick Jagger on digital piracy: “I am quite relaxed about it. But, you know, it is a massive change and it does alter the fact that people don't make as much money out of records. But I have a take on th ...

  50. Graham Norton Replaces Jonathan Ross At Radio 2

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton will be the new host of the Saturday morning show on U.K. AC network BBC Radio 2 . Norton will take over the three-hour show on Oct. 2, 2010. Norton has been standing in for breakfast host Chris Evans this w ...

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