1. Elton John, Billie Jean King to Host Tennis Match

    August 08, 2014 12:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billie Jean King and Elton John will host a tennis match at Royal Albert Hall in London. The longtime friends will coach teams that feature former No. 1-ranked Kim Clijsters and John McEnroe and Britain's Tim Henman and 2013 Wimbledon runner-up ...

  2. Benjamin Grosvenor Youngest To Scoop Classic BRIT Critics' Award

    October 03, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Twenty year-old Essex pianist Benjamin Grosvenor became the youngest male recipient of a Classic BRIT Award last night, snatching the Critics' Award from Sir Simon Rattle and Jirí Belohlávek at the ceremony which took place at London's A ...

  3. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years as Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Band is honored at Grammy Museum one day after Mike Love puts expiration date on reunion; "Why stop now?" Al Jardine asks The Beach Boys gathered at the Grammy Museum Sept. 18 to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a platinum award prese ...

  4. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years As Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:05 PM EDT The Beach Boys at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for a new exhibition on the band. From left, museum executive director Robert Santelli, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson, David Marks, Al Jardine, and EMI Music North America Catalog senior ...

  5. Grizzly Bear Returns With Fourth Album: Hear New Song 'Sleeping Ute'

    June 05, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rockers Grizzly Bear will release the follow-up to 2009's acclaimed "Veckatimest" album on Sept. 18 through Warp Records. Although the Brooklyn group's fourth studio effort does not yet have an announced title, Grizzly Bear ...

  6. BBC Proms Has Banner Year With Over 300,000 Attendees

    September 12, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Not That Kind of Prom: The Proms, which held its finale last night at London's Royal Albert Hall (above), dates back to 1895. It was originally set-up to allow ordinary people to see live classical music. (Photo: BBC/Chris Christodoulou) The ...

  7. Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, Depeche Mode, Jay-Z

    March 18, 2010 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The X Factor Live, the U.K. arena tour featuring finalists from the sixth season of the hit British television singing competition, tops our latest tally of Hot Tours, becoming the first ensemble show to do so since the chart launched last July. Box ...

  8. Simply Rod? Faces May Tap Mick Hucknall For Stewart-less Tour

    November 17, 2009 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Faces appear ready to play live in 2010, with or without Rod Stewart . After performing with guests at an Oct. 25 show at London's Royal Albert Hall for the British Performing Rights Society's Music Members' Benevolent Fund, the ...

  9. John Fogerty Returning To Signature Sound

    November 05, 2009 11:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Now that he's revisited the rootsy country and early rock terrain of his first-post Creedence Clearwater Revival days on "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," John Fogerty says he's ready to start sounding like, well, John Fogert ...

  10. May 2, 2009

    May 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cream reunites for four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Jazz drummer Billy Higgins dies in L.A. of liver failure. He is 65. 1998 – Former X-Japan lead guitarist Hide dies in Tokyo in an apparent suicide. He is 33. 1986 – Country m ...

  11. Jimi Hendrix 'Reality TV' DVD Coming Soon

    March 23, 2009 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music Publishing Group has become the exclusive administrator of the Jimi Hendrix catalog throughout the world outside the United States. The five-year agreement covers all commercial opportunities, including synchronization licensing for ...

  12. The Killers To Preview Third Album At Royal Albert Hall

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will perform a one-off show at London's Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 3 ahead of the release of their third studio set, "Day & Age" (Vertigo/Mercury), on Nov. 24. The Las Vegas rock act's comeback single, "Huma ...

  13. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most ...

  14. The Royal Albert Hall Project / Jan. 12, 2008 / New York (World Financial Center)

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In 1966 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan famously plugged in with a band called the Hawks (soon to become the Band) and was met with hisses, boos and curses of "Judas." Luckily, the crowd at N In 1966 at London's Royal Al ...

  15. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most ...

  16. Finn Regroups With Crowded House Bassist

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Finn has reunited with Crowded House bandmate Nick Seymour for his next solo album, which he plans to release next year. Neil Finn has reunited with Crowded House bandmate Nick Seymour for his next solo album, which he plans to release next yea ...

  17. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader's death during World War II, dies at his home in Santa Ana. He is 86.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - ...

  18. Davies Plans More Tour Dates

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Davies has slated another round or North American tour dates, which will open July 1 at the Comerica Michigan Tastefest in Detroit. Ray Davies has slated another round or North American tour dates, which will open July 1 at the Comerica Tastefes ...

  19. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w To do so required iron-clad concentration, ...

  20. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Plant has self-confessedly had a long fasci ...

  21. Tipton Revisits Entwistle Recordings

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his replacement, Ripper Owens -- guitarist Glenn Tipton was unsure of his band's future. By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exi ...

  22. Cream / Oct. 24, 2005 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Echoes of "Goodbye Cream" floated through Madison Square Gardenon the first of a three-night stand at the NYC mecca as Clapton played the opening scale to "I'm So Glad," which hadn't sounded this good If you had no idea ...

  23. Clapton Gets A Lift From Winwood, Mayer

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For "Back Home," his first album of new original material since 2001's "Reptile," Eric Clapton tapped the talents of longtime collaborator Simon Climie, as well as such guests as Steve Winwood, John M For "Back Home,&qu ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get O 2003 - ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. ...

  26. Cream Plans Short But Sweet Reunion

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The May 2-3, 5-6 shows will constitute guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker's first on-stage appearances together since Cream's 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hal As first revealed here in early Novemb ...

  27. Stewart Joined By Wood, Hynde On DVD

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rod Stewart gets a lift from his ex-Faces bandmate Ron Wood and Pretenders vocalist Chrissie Hynde on the DVD "One Night Only! Rod Stewart Live at Royal Albert Hall." Rod Stewart gets a lift from his ex-Faces bandmate Ron Wood and Pretende ...

  28. Cream Stirring Up 2005 Reunion

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's Royal Albert Hall, sources tell Billboard.com. The group -- guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and b Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a ...

  29. Cream Stirring Up 2005 Reunion

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Classic rock trio to play London venue. Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's Royal Albert Hall, sources tell Billboard.com. The group -- guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bas ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w 2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap ...

  31. Led Zeppelin Comes To Life On CD, DVD

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Largely without the benefit of mass media exposure, Led Zeppelin built its reputation as one of the greatest bands in rock history through a decade-plus of groundbreaking albums and transcendent live pe ...

  32. McDonald Recharges With 'Motown' Set

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal Music International, returned to active chart service in the U.K. yesterday (May 11) as his album "Michael McDonal Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McD ...

  33. Knopfler Injured In Motorcycle Crash

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mark Knopfler broke six ribs and a collarbone in a motorcycle accident yesterday (March 17) in London. The former Dire Straits frontman was on his way to conduct rehearsals for his upcoming tour when Mark Knopfler broke six ribs and a collarbone in ...

  34. Townshend Resolves To Finish New Who Album

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pete Townshend's 2003 New Year's resolution will be to finish the Who's first new studio album since 1982, the guitarist writes on his official Web site. "I have never written quickly," he says. "I do Pete Townshend ...

  35. McCartney, Starr Lead Harrison Tribute Concert

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London concert commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The event, set Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare ...

  36. Plant Plans Summer Sojourn With The Who

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will perform as a special guest on at least a handful of shows on the Who's upcoming U.S. tour. Plant is confirmed to appear July 29 in Hershey, Pa., July Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant ...

  37. The Who Draft Page, Plant, Oasis & More For Benefits

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb. 5-9 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with a cast of fellow rock heavyweights in tow. The Who will perform Feb. 7-8, while The Who will spearhead a week of benefit sh ...

  38. Weller Live Set Surveys Past Glories

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock veteran Paul Weller is in the midst of a busy round of activity in the lead-up to the British release of a live set containing material from throughout his career, which now spans 24 years o U.K. rock veteran Paul Weller is in the midst of ...

  39. Classical Brit Award Nominees Unveiled

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Conductor Sir Simon Rattle, tenor Russell Watson, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, and soprano Lesley Garrett each received two nominations for the Classical Brit Awards 2001, to be presented May 31 at Lond Conductor Sir Simon Rattle, tenor Russell Watson ...