1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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� ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Keith Richards Calls Mick Jagger 'Unbearable' in New Book

    October 15, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 R olling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says in his new autobiography that Mick Jagger became unbearable over the years and reveals he also calls the imperious lead singer "Your Majesty" and "Brenda." The memoir is peppered with ...

  8. George Michael Released From Prison, Promises To 'Start Again'

    October 11, 2010 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 British pop singer George Michael was released from prison on Monday after serving four weeks for driving under the influence of cannabis. The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in jail last month after he smashed his car into the facade of a ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Live Aid Movie in the Works

    July 14, 2010 2:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The story behind Irish rock star Bob Geldof's global Live Aid concert to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia is being made into a TV film, the BBC said on Wednesday. The 1985 concert, organized by Geldof and music promoter Harvey Goldsmit ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. ABBA Opens Door To Reunion Performance

    March 26, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish supergroup Abba may perform again nearly 30 years after they split, the former male members of the band hinted on Friday. The group, one of the most successful in history, has enjoyed continued fame since breaking up in 1982, thanks to tribu ...

  16. Former Stone Roses Singer Ian Brown Held For Assault

    November 03, 2009 1:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown has been arrested in London on suspicion of assaulting his Mexican wife, model and actress Fabiola Quiroz. Police said they were called to a residential address -- which media reports said was thought to be the co ...

  17. The Specials Extended Reunion, Plan Second U.K. Tour

    June 09, 2009 8:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ska legends The Specials, whose heyday 30 years ago coincided with a grimly familiar backdrop of economic hardship and unemployment, are to embark on a 13-date reunion tour of Britain. The band says on its website it will start in November, after a ...

  18. 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 ...