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. Bob Dylan Earns Huge Ovation at First-Ever China Concert

    April 06, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer-songwriter Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first ever concert in China, despite having agreed to sing only an approved set designed not to offend political sensitivities. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Boney M's Bobby Farrell Died of Heart Disease, Say Investigators

    January 05, 2011 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 B oney M frontman Bobby Farrell died of heart disease, Russian investigators said on Wednesday, almost a week after the singer was found dead in his hotel room in St. Petersburg. "It was not a suspicious death. Heart disease was the cause," ...

  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. Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing Wins Protected Status

    December 22, 2010 9:06 AM EST 0 0 0 The most famous pedestrian crossing in popular music, outside Abbey Road Studios in north London, was designated a site of national importance by the British government on Wednesday. Beatles fans from around the world flock to the road to pose for p ...

  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. Mumford & Sons Trumps Lady Gaga at Australia's ARIA Awards

    November 08, 2010 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Global superstars Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue both struck out at Australia's ARIA awards, with the top prize for international artist going to an English folk rock band. Mumford & Sons picked up the Most Popular International Artist award o ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Take That Announces 20-Date Reunion Tour

    October 26, 2010 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 R eunited with singer Robbie Williams after 15 years, British band Take That announced a 20-date tour on Tuesday, with bookies predicting their forthcoming album will top the U.K. Christmas charts. The tour of Britain and Europe will be Take That� ...

  16. Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Premieres in Venice

    September 06, 2010 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whether a hoax or not, a new documentary about Joaquin Phoenix and his transition from acclaimed, brooding actor to bearded, shambolic hip-hop wannabe has captivated viewers at the Venice film festival. "I'm Still Here" was directed b ...

  17. ELO Cellist Killed by Giant Hay Bale

    September 06, 2010 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 A giant bale of hay has killed a founding member of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) band after it tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van. Cellist Mike Edwards, 62, died after the 600 kg (1,323 lb) bale rolled down a steep field in Devon, so ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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!& ...

  20. Tokio Hotel Guitarist Falls Ill After Taking Viagra

    May 14, 2010 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 T okio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz told a German newspaper on Friday he fell ill after taking too many Viagra tablets and could not see straight for days. Kaulitz, 20, told Bild newspaper that someone offered him a Viagra tablet during a concert tou ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Simon Cowell, Sony Sign New TV, Music, Film Deal

    January 19, 2010 4:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Music mogul Simon Cowell has formed a long-term venture with Sony Corp's Sony Music Entertainment to produce music, television and film, beginning with the U.S. version of hit British show "The X Factor". The new venture, called Syco ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Boyzone Singer Stephen Gately Died Of Fluid On The Lungs

    October 13, 2009 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 A post mortem carried out on Boyzone singer Stephen Gately on the Spanish island of Majorca revealed on Tuesday that he died of fluid on the lungs, a court official said on Tuesday. The preliminary findings of the post mortem were given to the decea ...

  30. Mary J. Blige, Akon, Chris Brown Confirmed For Vienna Michael Jackson Tribute

    September 08, 2009 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Artists including R&B stars Mary J. Blige , Akon and Chris Brown as well as veterans Natalie Cole and Sister Sledge will perform at the Vienna Michael Jackson tribute concert later this month, organizers said on Tuesday. Thirteen artists so far ...

  31. MGMT Wins Piracy Fight With Sarkozy's Party

    April 28, 2009 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 "No time to think of consequences/Take only what you need from it," sings American psychedelic indie rock band MGMT in its popular anthem "Kids." This was exactly what French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party did when it ...