1. Karl Hyde Revisits the Golden Years of U.K. Dance Music, Trainspotting & the Music of Underworld: 'It Doesn’t Sound Dated'

    October 19, 2014 11:06 PM EDT It’s that rarest of things, when a song becomes a veritable cultural snapshot of its time. And in the closing scene of Danny Boyle’s 1996 cinematic masterpiece Trainspotting , Underworld’s “Born Slippy” so sublimely soundtracks the “sellout” revel ...

  2. Melissa Lonner

    November 29, 2012 11:43 AM EST Lonner Senior producer of NBC news and sports, NBC Universal Hurricane Aid In the proverbial dance of chicken and egg, NBC news and sports senior producer Melissa Lonner is a master choreographer. The longtime music producer of NBC's "To ...

  3. Spice Girls, Jessie J Rehearse for Olympics Closing Ceremony

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts reportedly tipped to sing for their tickets at the closing night ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The media and social networks have been abuzz with specula ...

  4. Adele, Beatles & Beyond: London Olympics' (Mostly) British Music Gets Fans Pumped

    August 07, 2012 8:15 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- At the London Olympics, Adele is served with tennis, Beyonce bounces around the basketball court and Queen's "We Will Rock You" spikes up beach volleyball. A walk around Olympic Park is a non-stop musical mystery tour ...

  5. Paul McCartney Makes $1.57 for Olympic Opening

    July 30, 2012 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Don't spend it all in one place, Paul. London Olympic organizers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in Friday's opening ceremony essentially donated their time - receiving a mere pound ($1.57) - for th ...

  6. Paul McCartney Paid One Pound ($1.57) For Olympics Gig

    July 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Don't spend it all in one place, Paul. London Olympic organizers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in Friday's opening ceremony essentially donated their time - receiving a mere pound ...

  7. Olympics Opening Ceremony: Union Jack Jukebox With McCartney, Arctic Monkeys + Best of Britain

    July 28, 2012 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Getty Images It's not a concert, Danny Boyle stressed. It's about the athletes. In a very real way, though, the director of the Olympic opening ceremony was wrong. While sports are the heart of the Olympics, music - loud, bold, world-conqu ...

  8. Danny Boyle Details London Olympics Opening Ceremony Plans With Two New Underworld Songs

    June 12, 2012 10:44 AM EDT LONDON - Oscar winning director Danny Boyle plans to transform the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 2012 into a surreal vista of a "green and pleasant land" at the newly-built host stadium in Eastern London. Boyle, wearing his hat ...

  9. Paul McCartney to Close London Olympics Opening Ceremony

    June 04, 2012 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he'll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Earlier this year the former Beatle disclosed that he was in talks to play a role in the celebrations. On Monday, he confi ...

  10. Paul McCartney: He'll Close Olympic Opening Ceremony

    June 04, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he'll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Earlier this year the former Beatle disclosed that he was in talks to play a role in the celebrations. On Monday, he con ...

  11. The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sande Set For Olympic Torch Relay Shows

    March 29, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate the 70-day torch relay that leads up to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, a series of Coca-Cola-sponsored events are coming to various U.K. cities, ending on July 26 with a massive Olympic Torch Relay Finale concert. The Wanted, ...

  12. Underworld's Hyde on 2012 Olympics Ceremony: 'Expect the Unexpected'

    December 08, 2011 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Karl Hyde, one-half of British electronic duo Underworld , tells Billboard.com that serving as the music directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be "very slightly bigger than anything we've ever done." ...

  13. Dido, A.R. Rahman Talk '127 Hours' And Its Oscar-Nominated Song And Score

    February 25, 2011 12:08 PM EST Dido (Photo: Getty Images) The sheet music for "If I Rise" from the Oscar-nominated film "127 Hours" contains many words, but not many traditional lyrics. Dido does sing actual phrases. But she coos soothing sounds in a good po ...

  14. '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 ...