1. Erasure Dances With 'Darker Side' of Christmas on 'Snow Globe'

    October 28, 2013 4:40 PM EDT "Everything about Christmas has been written already," Erasure synth master Vince Clarke says. "We thought it would be more interesting to look into the darker side of the season. For a lot of people, Christmas is not a happy time.& ...

  2. Adam Ant Readies 'Analog-Sounding' Album for Early 2013 Release

    September 11, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran singer-songwriter kicks off first North American tour in 17 years this week. Adam Ant promises that his forthcoming album, "Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter," is, like its title, "complet ...

  3. Frankmusik Hits Electro-Pop Jackpot: Teams With Erasure for New Album & Tour

    July 29, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may sound a little corny, but one can't help but think that Frankmusik is having a full-circle moment. The 25-year-old electronic/pop singer/producer not only landed the plum gig of producing electro-pop pioneers Erasure 's new album &q ...

  4. Liam Gallagher: Beady Eye Is 'The Best Band On This Planet'

    March 07, 2011 3:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Noel and Liam Gallagher rarely backed away from proclamations of genius as the guitarist and lead singer of Oasis , and the latter still speaks in absolutes when discussing his new band, Beady Eye . "I feel I'm in the best band that is on ...

  5. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST 0 0 0 A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English ...

  6. Jimmy Page Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 11, 2010 8:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin 's Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo hall of fame at a ceremony in London. The honor, supported by Universal Catalog Marketing, was presented at the Mojo Honours List ceremony at the Brewery venue in London last night (June 10) ...

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crown ...

  8. Liam Gallagher Talks Up New Band With Ex-Oasis Bandmates

    November 13, 2009 1:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Former Oasis guitarist and vocalist Liam Gallagher says that he and all of the other members of the band - aside from his brother Noel - are writing songs and will continue to perform as a new group. "We're sort of doing things at the mome ...

  9. Noel Gallagher Quits Oasis

    August 28, 2009 7:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher has quit Oasis , according to a statement he posted tonight (Aug. 28) to the band's website. The announcement came shortly after the last-minute cancellation of the group's scheduled performance ...

  10. April 25, 2009

    April 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Phil Collins announces his retirement from releasing albums and touring. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Bobby “Boris” Pickett dies from leukemia in Los Angeles at the age of 69. 2002 – Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC is killed in a car crash in Hondur ...

  11. Rhino Boxes Up Erasure Hits, Live Tracks

    February 02, 2009 5:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Erasure fans will have a whole lot of music to enjoy this spring, thanks to the four-disc boxed set "Total Pop! -- The First 40 Hits," due April 7 from Rhino. Rhino is also giving an exclusive digital release to "Pop! Remixed," w ...

  12. Oasis Rocks Loudly, Proudly On New Album

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis gets back to its stripped-down rock roots on "Dig Out Your Soul," due Oct. 7 via Big Brother/Warner Bros. in the United States. Oasis gets back to its stripped-down rock roots on "Dig Out Your Soul," due Oct. 7 via Big Brot ...

  13. Yaz / July 17, 2008 / New York (Terminal 5)

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The oomph behind Yaz's music was always Alison Moyet's voice. Her bluesy alto and torch-singer flair is what distinguished the band from the pack back in the day. It's also the reason why the room was In some ways, walking into the Te ...

  14. Oasis Tour Documentary Heading To DVD

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis' 2005 world tour is chronicled in the documentary "Lord Don't Slow Me Down," due on DVD Oct. 29 internationally. Oasis' 2005 world tour is chronicled in the documentary "Lord Don't Slow Me Down," due on ...

  15. 'World' Party

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street," veteran synth-pop duo Erasure is back in familiar territory for "Light at the End of the World," due this week via Mute. After an unexpected acoustic detou ...

  16. Erasure, Lauper, Harry Anchor True Colors Tour

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and the Gossip will anchor the first True Colors tour this summer. Dresden Dolls, Misshapes and host Margaret Cho are also on boa As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cynd ...

  17. Erasure Sees The 'Light' On New Album

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street," veteran synth-pop duo Erasure is back in familiar territory for "Light at the End of the World," due May 22 via Mute. The 10-track After an unexpected acou ...

  18. Pet Shop Boys, Erasure Ready New Albums

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are readying new albums for release in the spring. Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are readying new albums for release in the spring. First up will be Erasure's "Union Stree ...

  19. Chart Beat

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dolly Scores a career best, Depeche Mode returns, plus chart news involving Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson and Sheryl Crow, Santana, Michelle Branch, Goo Goo Dolls and Jordan Knight. DOLLY WOULD: Dolly Parton's new album is the highest-debuting se ...

  20. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The fifth studio album from singer/songwriter Liz Phair, "Somebody's Miracle" (Capitol). Concert DVDs from the Pixies ("Sell Out," Rhino) and the Black Ke ...

  21. Oasis / Sept. 12, 2005 / Los Angeles (Hollywood

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis / Sept. 12, 2005 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl) An Oasis performance in the year 2005 is like having sex or eating pizza. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good. Gone is the heyday of the group's lean and muscular swagger th ...

  22. Erasure's Bell Preps Solo Debut

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Erasure frontman Andy Bell has signed a worldwide solo recording deal with Sanctuary Records. Erasure frontman Andy Bell has signed a worldwide solo recording deal with Sanctuary Records, according to the artist's Web site . His solo debut, &qu ...

  23. Hot Product

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis 'Truth' Be Told Oasis attempts to recapture its mid-'90s Britpop glory days with "Don't Believe the Truth," due this week via Big Brother/Sony internationally and Epic in North America. The album is led by the sin ...

  24. Ask Billboard

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about La Toya Jackson, Erasure and Madonna. STARTIN' OVER, BUT WHEN? Hi Keith, La Toya Jackson is rumored to have a new CD out soon titled "Startin' Over." Is there any truth to thi ...

  25. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the r ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman Oasis has confirmed its first U.S. shows in three years, which will come in support of its as-yet-untitled new studio album , due May 16 internationally via Epic and late May or early June in North America ...

  27. Nightbird

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have been making music for 20 years. In that time, the duo has had its fair share of hits and misses. The act's last two albums of original material ("Loveboat" an Erasure's Andy Bell and ...

  28. Sixth Oasis Album Due In May

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In an interview this morning (Jan. 7) with BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher revealed that May 16 will be the international release date of the band's sixth studio set. In an interview this morning (Jan. 7) with BBC R ...

  29. Erasure Back In Flight With 'Nightbird'

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Former Depeche Mode and Yaz member Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell, who record as Erasure, have reason to rejoice. This is the synth-pop duo's 20th year making beautiful music together. To honor ...

  30. Erasure Taking 'Nightbird' On Tour

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, veteran synth-pop duo Erasure has lined up a five-week spring North American tour. The outing will come in support of the group's new album, "Nightbird," due Jan. 25 via Mute As tipped here last week, veteran ...

  31. Erasure's Bell Reveals HIV-Positive Status

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Erasure principal Andy Bell has confirmed he has been HIV-positive for more than six years. Erasure principal Andy Bell has confirmed he has been HIV-positive for more than six years. "I found out I was [HIV-positive] in June 1998 when I had a ...

  32. Ride Principals Look Back On 'OX4'

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Seven years on from the group's demise, former Ride frontman Mark Gardener is gearing up support the recent release of "OX4-The Best of Ride" with an acoustic tour of the U.S. While dates for the Marc Seven years on from the group ...

  33. Other People's Songs

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobble up this collection of cover songs, as it is the pair's first new effort in three years (the lackluster Loveboat was its last). Although Erasure's Andy Bell and Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobb ...

  34. Diverse List Of Songs Get Erasure-fied

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British duo Erasure has been making music for 18 years. In the years since bandmates Andy Bell and Vince Clarke released their first album, "Wonderland" -- which spawned global hits like " ...

  35. Liam Repaired, Oasis Returns To The Road

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled. Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a M ...

  36. Erasure Tackles 'Other People's Songs'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers Jan. 28 via Mute North America. Dubbed "Other People's Songs," the duo's 12-track set features songs by Peter Gabriel, Buddy Holly Veteran synth-dance-pop grou ...

  37. Ride 'Best Of' Expanded For Stateside Release

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "OX4 - The Best of Ride," highlighting the recorded output of the defunct British shoegazer outfit, will see a stateside release Nov. 5 through San Francisco independent label The First Time Records. "OX4 - The Best of Ride," hig ...

  38. Oasis Cancels Additional Shows

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As guitarist Noel Gallagher "is suffering from the effects of whiplash and shock" following a car accident Tuesday in Indianapolis, the band has postponed upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and Boston. As guitarist Noel Gallagher "is s ...

  39. Oasis Members Hurt In Taxi Crash

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis members Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Jay Darlington are recovering after being hurt in a car crash yesterday (Aug. 6) in downtown Indianapolis. The musicians were in a taxi when it was involve Oasis members Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Jay ...

  40. Oasis' 'Chemistry' Boils Over In July

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Oasis has dubbed its fifth Epic studio album "Heathen Chemistry" and is planning a July release for the 11-track set. As previously reported, first single "The Hindu Times" will be released commercial Oasis has dubbed its fifth E ...