1. Lady Gaga Swaps Music for Guest Editing at Metro

    May 17, 2011 8:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga ditched the music and switched to the media on Monday with a stint as a guest editor at the London headquarters of the global free newspaper network Metro. Widely regarded as the world's biggest pop star, the 25-ye ...

  2. Cheryl Cole Officially Named 'X Factor' Judge

    May 05, 2011 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer Cheryl Cole will appear as a judge on TV talent show "The X Factor" in the United States, her spokeswoman said on Thursday, ending months of speculation in the domestic press. Cole, 27, has been a judge alongside Simon Cowel ...

  3. 'Songs for Japan' Album Raises $5 Million for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

    May 04, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 A charity album featuring hits from the likes of Lady Gaga , Bob Dylan and Madonna has raised $5 million for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the record labels involved said on Wednesday. The album "Songs For Japan," a c ...

  4. The Darkness Reuniting for Festival Gig, New Album

    March 15, 2011 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 British hard rock band The Darkness is reforming after a five-year break to perform at the Download festival on June 10 as the warm-up act for Def Leppard , they announced on their website on Tuesday. Before the event, the quartet from eastern Engla ...

  5. Phil Collins Speaks Out About 'Retirement' Reports

    March 08, 2011 11:46 AM EST 0 0 0 In a message posted to his officlal website , British singer, drummer and actor Phil Collins says reports of his retirement have painted "a picture of me that is more than a little distorted." Media reports in recent days have given confli ...

  6. Paul McCartney Writing Original Ballet Score

    February 24, 2011 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 From the Beatles to ballet -- Paul McCartney is putting the finishing touches to his first original orchestral score for dance. The former Fab Four member announced on Thursday that he was collaborating with New York City Ballet's ballet master ...

  7. Pink Floyd Ends Legal Dispute, Signs with EMI

    January 04, 2011 10:32 AM EST 0 0 0 P ink Floyd and its long time record label EMI have signed a new five-year deal and ended their legal dispute, the company said on Tuesday. The development will come as a relief to the label, which has lost high-profile acts including Queen , The Ro ...

  8. Jessie J Named Critics' Choice at BRIT Awards

    December 15, 2010 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 British singer/songwriter Jessie J has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award, making it four prizes in four years for female acts. Previous winners of the prize honoring up-and-coming artists on the British pop scene were Ellie Goulding , Florenc ...

  9. U2's Bono Says Economy Woes Are Hurting AIDS Fight

    November 30, 2010 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Financial tough times in developed economies are undercutting efforts to stop the global spread of AIDS, U2 lead singer Bono said on Tuesday. "Times are hard in the Western world," the Irish rock star and campaigner told Reuters after laun ...

  10. John Lennon's 'I'm Only Sleeping' Lyrics Headed to Auction

    November 23, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 J ohn Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping" will go on sale next month, Bonhams auctioneers said on Tuesday. The lyrics, appearing on the back of a letter chasing payment for a radiophone bill, are ...

  11. The Who, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry to Play UK Concert Against Cancer

    November 11, 2010 2:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Rock legends The Who will perform alongside Jeff Beck , Blondie singer Debbie Harry and The Verve 's Richard Ashcroft in a charity concert against cancer. The stars will appear at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, on January 13, 2011 to raise ...

  12. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Set to Dominate MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 05, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 It could be the night of the diva in Madrid at the MTV Europe Awards on Sunday, with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry leading the field with five nominations apiece and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria hosting the event. The U.S. singers g ...

  13. Arcade Fire Cancels Concert Due to NATO Conflict

    November 01, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A rcade Fire has canceled its concert in Lisbon on November 18 due to what it called "security concerns" surrounding a NATO summit in the city on November 19-20. The band's representatives said in a statement on Monday that Everything ...

  14. Lily Allen Suffers Miscarriage, Rep Confirms

    November 01, 2010 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 British pop star Lily Allen , who was around six months pregnant, has lost her baby, her spokesman said on Monday. The 25-year-old singer previously had a miscarriage when she was dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons in 2008. "It is with gre ...

  15. Tinie Tempah, JLS Big Winners At MOBO Awards

    October 20, 2010 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 London rapper Tinie Tempah and British boy band JLS were both double winners at the MOBO (music of black origin) awards held in Liverpool on Wednesday. Tempah had led the nominations with four, and picked up the best newcomer and best video prizes, ...

  16. Elton John: Today's Songwriters 'Pretty Awful'

    October 19, 2010 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday. The 63-year-old singer of "Your S ...

  17. Pete Doherty Charged with Cocaine Possession

    September 28, 2010 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 British singer Pete Doherty was charged on Tuesday with possessing cocaine in connection with an inquiry into the suspected overdose death of heiress Robyn Whitehead. The 31-year-old Babyshambles frontman and former partner of supermodel Kate Moss w ...

  18. Take That, Robbie Williams Have 'Big Plans' for Reunion

    August 26, 2010 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 R obbie Williams and his old band Take That plan to tour together next summer after reconciling their differences, but the reunion is likely to be temporary, they said on Thursday. Williams, 36, left the chart-topping boy band in 1995 and went on to ...

  19. Bono Bursts Back Onstage with U2 in Italy

    August 06, 2010 7:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 U 2 frontman Bono burst back onto rock's center stage on Friday after a two-month absence for a back injury, as the Irish band resumed what its manager predicts will be the most lucrative concert tour in history. U2 shook a packed Olympic stadi ...

  20. Glastonbury Festival Gears Up For Gorillaz

    June 24, 2010 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 180,000 fans will descend on a farm in southwest England from Thursday for four days of music, and, if the rain falls, mud, for which the annual Glastonbury music festival is justly famous. British band Gorillaz , fronted by Damon Albarn, wil ...

  21. Lady Gaga Finishes Recording 'Fame Monster' Follow-Up

    June 22, 2010 10:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga has finished her new album, after her debut "The Fame" topped charts around the world. The 24-year-old, known for her flamboyant costumes as much as her records, plans to release the album early next year, according to Rolling St ...

  22. Chris Brown Denied U.K. Visa, Postpones Tour

    June 08, 2010 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Chris Brown has postponed his tour to Britain after being denied a visa to enter the country in a decision linked to his sentence for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna 16 months ago. The 21-year-old, whose hits include "Run It!& ...

  23. Bono Undergoes Emergency Back Surgery

    May 21, 2010 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 U2 lead singer Bono has undergone emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital after being injured while preparing for the next leg of the band's world tour, a spokesperson said Friday. The 50-year-old from Ireland had been preparing for ...

  24. Kylie Minogue Readies New Album, Single For Summer

    April 20, 2010 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian pop star Kylie Minogue returns to the music scene in June with new single "All the Lovers," the first track from her album "Aphrodite." It is the diminutive singer's first album since "X" in 2007 and her ...

  25. Whitney Houston Kicks Off Delayed U.K. Tour

    April 14, 2010 7:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 W hitney Houston kicked off the British leg of her tour late on Tuesday after cancelling a string of gigs due to illness, but some critics were less than impressed with her performance. "Houston, we still have a problem" was the conclusion ...

  26. Supergrass Announces Split

    April 12, 2010 10:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 S upergrass , which had hits in the 1990s with singles "Alright" and "Richard III," announced on Monday it had split. The quartet from Oxford, with six studio albums under its belt, decided to break up "due to the 17 year it ...

  27. Pink Floyd Wins Court Battle With EMI Label

    March 11, 2010 9:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock band Pink Floyd on Thursday won a court battle with EMI in a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the Internet from the group's concept albums. The outcome of the other element of the legal tussle in Lon ...

  28. Pete Doherty Fined For Bringing Heroin To Court

    January 27, 2010 12:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was fined Wednesday for walking into a court last month with heroin in his pocket. The British singer, who has a history of drug arrests and once dated supermodel Kate Moss, was at Gloucester Magistrates' Cour ...

  29. Simon Cowell To Release Haiti Charity Single

    January 21, 2010 8:47 AM EST 0 0 0 British music mogul Simon Cowell will release a charity single to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, he said on Thursday. The record label boss and "Mr. Nasty" judge on popular television talent shows like "The X Fac ...

  30. Kenny Ortega: Michael Jackson Was 'Excited' For London Concerts

    October 20, 2009 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson was "excited" about performing a run of 50 live concerts in London for which he was rehearsing just before his sudden death in June, the director of a new movie about the "king of pop" said on Tuesday. In the last ...

  31. Def Leppard Cancels Upcoming Tour

    October 19, 2009 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Def Leppard has cancelled the third leg of its North American tour due to unspecified "personal matters", the group said on its website. The third leg of the tour had been scheduled to open on Oct. 22 and end on Nov. 28 in Beaumont, Texas. ...

  32. Susan Boyle Leaves Mental Clinic, Eyes U.S. Success

    June 05, 2009 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Susan Boyle, who became a global star after appearing on a British television talent contest, has left the London clinic where she was being treated for exhaustion, her brother said on Friday. The 48-year-old amateur singer from Scotland, whose perf ...

  33. Susan Boyle's "Memory" Stuns Judges, Audiences

    May 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Susan Boyle, the frumpy Scottish spinster whose amazing voice has become a global YouTube sensation, stunned audiences again on Sunday as she was voted through to the final of "Britain's Got Talent." Singing "Memory" from th ...