1. Creation Records Founder Alan McGee Starts New Label

    May 08, 2013 6:53 AM EDT Alan McGee, the legendary Scottish entrepreneur who discovered Oasis and founded the celebrated British label Creation Records, is back in the game. McGee has teamed with British independent music firm Cherry Red Records to launch the new label, ...

  2. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single "Wannabe" in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Hal ...

  3. Bee Gee Robin Gibb Mourned and Hailed in Britain

    May 21, 2012 8:54 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- One day after he succumbed to cancer, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was hailed in his native Britain Monday as a master musician whose interests went far beyond the recording studio. The distinctive singer, who wrote and arranged numerous hits ...

  4. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a statement ...

  5. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of &qu ...

  6. Paul McCartney Awarded Doctorate From Yale

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney can now add one more honor to the numerous awards, accolades and the knighthood he has already received. The ex-Beatle yesterday (May 26) was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree Paul McCartney can now add one more honor to the ...

  7. Elton Concert Raises $2.5 Mil For Clinton

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Experience is central to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, and last night (April 9) she tapped one of music's most venerable rockers, Elton John, to help fill her campaign coffers wi Experience is central to Democrat Hill ...

  8. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Ed ...

  9. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of &qu ...

  10. Queen's May Named Chancellor Of U.K. University

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen guitarist Brian May, who just completed a doctorate in astrophysics, was named today (Nov. 19) as the next chancellor to Liverpool John Moores University. Queen guitarist Brian May, who just completed a doctorate in astrophysics, was named tod ...

  11. British Princes Honor Diana With Concert

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th birthday Sunday at a concert they organized ...

  12. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Ed ...

  13. Bono To Receive Honorary Knighthood

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Irish rocker and humanitarian Bono will become a knight of the British empire -- but the U2 frontman won't be called "Sir." Bono, 46, will receive his honorary knighthood from the British ambassador t Irish rocker and humanitarian Bon ...

  14. Bono Receives Honorary British Knighthood

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 lead singer and rights campaigner Bono, has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Dublin said Saturday (Dec. 23). "Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excell ...

  15. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It& ...

  16. Michael Offering Hits Three Ways On 'Twenty Five'

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having just embarked on his first tour in 15 years, George Michael will offer his fans three other ways to experience his greatest hits this fall. Having just embarked on his first tour in 15 years, George Michael will offer his fans three other way ...

  17. Madonna Crucifies Herself In L.A. Tour Opener

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los Angeles crowd by suspending herself from a cross, insulting President George W. Bush and dusting off some o Madonna launched her first world tour in two yea ...

  18. Palestinians Protest Waters' Israel Show

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Palestinian artists have appealed to former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters to cancel a concert in Israel out of solidarity with their fight against the West Bank barrier. Palestinian artists have appealed to former Pink Floyd principal Roger Wate ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Elton John receives a knighthood in British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first New Year's Eve Honours List.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett ...

  20. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It& ...

  21. Final Live 8 Show Draws 50,000

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof staged a final Live 8 concert in Edinburgh yesterday (July 6) in a last-ditch bid to press leaders of the wor After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts ...

  22. Yorke, Keating Sing At Fair Trade Vigil

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thousands of people -- including Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and former Boyzone member Ronan Keating -- held an all-night vigil late this weekend at London's Westminster Abbey to demand a better trade Thousands of people -- including Radiohead ...

  23. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fen ...

  24. Band Aid 20's 'Christmas' Tops U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Dec. 5). Although the Band Aid 20 track came nowhere near the first-week sal The all-star remake of "Do T ...

  25. Waters Posts Anti-War Tracks Online

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. According to the former Pin ...

  26. Bjork, Tiesto Help Ring in Olympics

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A tiny Icelandic singer wearing an ocean of a dress and a Dutch DJ with music flowing from his fingertips helped bring the 2004 Olympic Games to a wet and wild start. A tiny Icelandic singer wearing an ocean of a dress and a Dutch DJ with music flow ...

  27. Clapton, Davies Get Royal Honors

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Could Queen Elizabeth II be a rock'n'roll fan? Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton and Kinks founder Ray Davies received royal honors today (Dec. 31), slated for Commanders of the Order of the British Em Could Queen Elizabeth II be a rock ...

  28. Coldplay Members Lobby For Free Trade

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid gathering of the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday (Sept. 9) in Cancun, Mexico, when he delivered the so Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surpris ...

  29. System Of A Down Goes 'Boom' With Moore

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The video to support System Of A Down's latest single, "Boom!," has been directed by guerrilla filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine"). The clip serves as a statement from The video to s ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fen ...

  31. Song Flap Makes Michael Feels Unsafe In U.S.

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Michael says he's nervous to return to his home in the U.S. because of the criticism he's received for his new song and video, "Shoot the Dog." The British singer's video condemns U.K. Prime Mi George Michael says he& ...

  32. Reports: Jagger Destined For Knighthood

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, U.K. newspapers reported yesterday (June 9). The Rolling Stones singer will receive the title Sir Mick in the queen's birt Mick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Eliz ...

  33. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the publ ...

  34. Live Aid's Geldof Lobbies For Africa's Poor

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for more help for the poor of Africa. "While some aid has still got through to the Third World, Western governments hav Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 ...

  35. Ono Buys Lennon's Childhood Home

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Yoko Ono has bought the childhood home of her late husband John Lennon. Ono said she purchased the Liverpool, England, house at 251 Menlove Ave. where Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi and where the Qua Yoko Ono has bought the childhood home of her la ...

  36. Billy Bragg Addresses Parliament

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Outspoken singer/songwriter Billy Bragg hiked up his sweater to show off a T-shirt featuring the punk band the Clash as he testified yesterday (March 7) in Parliament in London, telling legislators th Outspoken singer/songwriter Billy Bragg hiked up ...

  37. Billy Bragg: What Does It Mean To Be English Today?

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After releasing two Grammy-nominated collections of Woody Guthrie songs recorded with American alt country rockers Wilco, the 44-year-old singer/songwriter has rev Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After relea ...

  38. World Mourns George Harrison

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who died yesterday (Nov. 29) at age 58 in Los Angeles, after a long battle with cancer. Lone surviving Beatles P Fans around the world are mourning the death of ...

  39. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band ...

  40. Mandela, R.E.M. Celebrate South African Democracy

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 London's historic Trafalgar Square was transformed last night (April 29) for a free concert to celebrate South Africa's seventh year as a democracy. The 30,000 strong crowd was treated to an eclectic London's historic Trafalgar Square ...

  41. The Anglo Files

    April 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Fatboy Slim, Spike Jonze, Christopher Walken, LFO, Depeche Mode, Coldcut, Llorca Jonze Cooks Up Walken Dance For Fatboy Slim Video Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) releases his next single, "Star 69" backed with "Weapon of Choice ...