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  1. Rihanna And Jay-Z Team Up In London

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rihanna was joined on stage by Jay-Z as she launched her new album in London. The R&B star was joined by her mentor on "Run This Town" and "Umbrella" as she performed a short set at London's Brixton Academy last night ...

  2. Massive Attack Launches World Tour In London

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Massive Attack debuted new songs from its long-awaited fifth album and performed with Blur frontman Damon Albarn at the first night of its tour at London's Brixton Academy. The British electronic act - which comprises Robert "3D" De ...

  3. Specials' Opening London Date Pulled

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. act the Specials will not play its opening scheduled date of a five-night run at London's Brixton Academy. Singer Terry Hall has been ordered to rest because of a throat infection, leading to the postponement of the May 6 show today hour ...

  4. Enter Shikari Returns With Free Download

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST English electro-rock outfit Enter Shikari is offering the first taste of their sophomore album "Common Dreads" (Ambush Reality) as a free download. "Antwerpen" is available now from the band's official Web site. The band l ...

  5. Oasis Leads NME Awards Nominations

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST British rock act Oasis has cemented its popularity with readers of U.K. music weekly NME and NME.com, arriving as frontrunners in the nominations for the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards. After a chart-topping return to the U.K. with "Dig Out Your ...

  6. Glasvegas Headlines NME Awards Tour

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music publication NME has announced Scottish rockers Glasvegas as the headline act on its 2009 NME Awards Tour. The tour, which begins Jan. 29 at Liverpool University, will also feature rising U.K. acts Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence ...

  7. The Cure Named NME Godlike Genius Winners

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alternative-rock veterans The Cure are to be honored on Feb. 25 as recipients of the 2009 Godlike Genius accolade at the Shockwaves NME Awards. The announcement coincides with the release of the band's thirteenth album, "4:13 Dream& ...

  8. Kerrang! Tour Returns in 2009

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour will return in 2009, hitting 15 cities across the U.K. and Ireland. The branded rock tour has increased its number of dates on last year and will be headlined by Mindless Self Indulgence. It also includes ...

  9. Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" Sells Platinum In 3 Days

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's hugely anticipated new album "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" has easily secured the No. 1 slot on this week's Official U.K. Albums Chart, selling 302,000 units in just three-days at retail. It means the a ...

  10. Coldplay Confirms Free Barcelona Date

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's anticipated free Barcelona concert will be held June 17 at the Espacio Movistar venue, the British band's record label EMI confirmed today. The Spanish gig, which was initially leaked by frontman Chris Martin during a radio br ...

  11. Coldplay Track Hits 2 Million Downloads

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Violet Hill" was downloaded more than 2 million times while available for free, according to EMI. The track was available from coldplay.com for one week from April 29. The track was commercially released yesterday (May 6 ...

  12. Coldplay Download Freebie Proves A Hit

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's free download offering proved to be no shrinking violet when it went live on the band's Web site today. The site slowed to a halt soon after the track, "Violet Hill," which has a harder, more experimental sound than ...

  13. Coldplay Prep Album With Free Download, Concerts

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay will give fans the chance to download for free the lead single from new album "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends". For a week from tomorrow (April 29), the track "Violet Hill" will be available from the British ...

  14. More 'Bollocks' On DVD, TV

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever full-length in-concert Sex Pistols title to be authorized by the band is due to appear this summer. "The Sex Pistols-There'll Always be an England" features the pioneering punk outfit's original line-up of Johnny ...

  15. Setzer Sets December Dates

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas," to be released Oct. 12 by Surfdog Records. The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas," to ...

  16. Reunited Pixies Sell Out N.A. Tour

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies' North American reunion tour hit the ground at a sprint, with all 11 dates that went on sale over the weekend selling out almost immediately. Many shows filled within minutes. The Pixies' North American reunion tour hit the gr ...