the Kooks

  1. ASCAP Honors Coldplay, Taio Cruz

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored Coldplay with two awards at its 2010 London ceremony Wednesday night (Oct. 13) at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin fro ...

  2. Hoodoo Gurus Frontman Among Big Sound 2010 Speakers

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner, Australian music industry veteran John O'Donnell and American music writer Michael Azerrad are in the first batch of speakers confirmed for the Big Sound 2010 conference, to be held Sept. 8-10 in Brisbane. ...

  3. Klaxons, MGMT and Vampire Weekend Headline Ibiza Rocks

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Klaxons, MGMT and Vampire Weekend have been confirmed for the bill at Spain's series of Ibiza Rocks festival shows this summer. The event, now in its fifth year, takes place from June 16-Sept. 8 at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in the town of San Ant ...

  4. U.K. Newspaper's War Child Giveaway

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. newspaper the Independent will give away an exclusive compilation featuring a selection of tracks from the series of War Child charity albums, including three from the forthcoming "Heroes" release. Entitled "From Help to Heroes ...

  5. TheWB.com To Host Patsavas, Schwartz Music Show

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alexandra Patsavas and Josh Schwartz are developing "Rockville, CA" a music-centered series that will debut on the Internet at TheWB.com in 2009. Each webisode will focus on a band performing at Rockville, a fictional music club, where t ...

  6. Dido, Kate Nash Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored U.K. artists including Dido, Kate Nash and pop-rock band The Kooks at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel tonight (Oct. 15), reco ...

  7. Aussie Byron Bay Fest Canceled

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The plug has been pulled on plans to revive Australia’s Byron Bay Arts and Music Festival, with organizers citing “regulatory hurdles.” The festival, due to take place Jan. 7 and 8 in the east coast seaside town, had a line-up featuring Franz Ferd ...

  8. Duffy, Beck Cover 'Heroes' For War Child

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity is to partner with EMI's Parlophone label on a covers album, "Heroes", featuring contemporary acts chosen by music legends. The album, released by Parlophone on Nov. 24, will raise funds for the UK-based charit ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  11. V Festival Adds Five Stars

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian garage rockers Jet, American singer/songwriter Willy Mason and actor Juliette Lewis' act Juliette and the Licks have been added to the line up for the 12th annual V festival. British urban artists Lemar and Just Jack are also among ...

  12. Glastonbury Gets The Go Ahead

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Glastonbury Festival have cleared a final, licensing hurdle. The giant outdoor music event has been granted a four-year licence, beginning with this year's June 22-24 event. Mendip District Council, which licenses the festival i ...

  13. Ascoli Named Virgin France MD

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philippe Ascoli has returned to Virgin Music France. Ascoli has been appointed managing director of Virgin France, succeeding Laurent Chapeau, who has been upped to VP of international marketing for Continental Europe, parent company EMI Group sai ...

  14. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  15. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  16. Illness Forces Kooks To Halt Tour

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five key U.K. gigs to be rescheduled. Luke Pritchard, lead singer/guitarist of fast-selling U.K. pop/rock act the Kooks (Virgin Records), has fallen ill with tonsillitis and laryngitis, forcing the band to reschedule five key dates in the current ...

  17. Illness Forces Kooks To Halt Tour

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five key U.K. gigs to be rescheduled. Luke Pritchard, lead singer/guitarist of fast-selling U.K. pop/rock act the Kooks (Virgin Records), has fallen ill with tonsillitis and laryngitis, forcing the band to reschedule five key dates in the current ...

  18. Cat The Dog Is BMG Publishing's New Pet

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing has signed up-and-coming U.K. band Cat the Dog to a long-term publishing deal. BMG Music Publishing has signed up-and-coming U.K. band Cat the Dog to a long-term publishing deal. The Brighton-based band is managed by Rob Swerd ...

  19. Virgin U.K. Taps Elias As A&R Executive

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Founded S2 in 1991 with Muff Winwood. Virgin Records U.K. managing director Ferdy Unger-Hamilton is continuing to strengthen the label's management with the announcement today (March 27) that Lincoln Elias will take on from April 18 the newly ...