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Jack White, Norah Jones Booked for London’s 2012 iTunes Festival
Launching a turntable so it can play the first vinyl record in outer space may be in Jack White’s distant future, but his immediate plans are much more down to earth: touring in support of his first solo album, 'Blunderbuss,' which made its Billboard 200 chart debut at No. 1.
U2’s Bono Expected to Be Worth Really Big Bucks Once Facebook Stock Goes Public
U2 generated some pretty impressive coin from their massive 360 Tour, performing 110 shows and reportedly grossing over $736 million from June 2009 through July 2011. Bono’s personal net worth is about to get even bigger. The sunglasses-sporting singer made a huge investment in Facebook stock three years ago, and after shares of the social media site go public, Bono is expected to become the riche
Mark Ronson’s Mother Says Paul McCartney Saved Him From Drowning
You often hear people from all walks of life say something along the lines of "so-and-so's music saved my life when I was growing up." There aren't as many who can say -- with only the slightest bit of doubt -- that a famous musician literally saved them from an accidental adolescent fatality. Mark Ronson didn't believe his family at first, but apparently none other than Paul McCartney p
Explosions in the Sky Announce Summer 2012 Tour
Not everyone can make it to Southern California every spring for the Coachella festival, but those who did last month had the opportunity to see not one but two mesmerizing sets by Explosions in the Sky. Depending on where you live, it won’t require nearly as much travel time or mileage next month to check out the instrumental Texas band, which has booked nine more shows for June.
Lana Del Rey Sings Latest Single ‘Blue Jeans’ on ‘The Voice U.K.’
Give Lana Del Rey credit: It takes guts to perform on a TV singing-competition broadcast when some music critics have gone to great lengths to knock her inconsistent vocals. Del Rey recently appeared on an episode of 'The Voice U.K.' to sing her new single, 'Blue Jeans' — and the improvement since her maligned 'Saturday Night Live' debut in January is obvious.
New Soundgarden Song ‘Live to Rise’ Now Streaming in Full
Two weeks ago, Chris Cornell tantalized Soundgarden fans when he tweeted a 22-second preview of 'Live to Rise,' the band’s first new song in 15 years. Well, the entire tune — nearly four minutes in length — has finally made its way to the Internet, courtesy of a stream on Seattle radio station KISW-FM's Web site.
Jack White on White Stripes Reunion Prospects: There’s ‘Absolutely No Chance’
While in London on Tuesday (March 20) to promote his solo debut, ‘Blunderbuss,’ Jack White confirmed that he hasn’t put everything else on the shelf in order to strike out on his own. “I'm still in a couple of bands, so I’m not missing anything by doing this,” said White, presumably referring to the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather.
Keane Take Sonic Cue From the Vaccines on New Album
Good news for Keane fans: 'Strangeland,' the forthcoming fourth studio album, has the same vibe as the band's early efforts, singer Tom Chaplin says. As for the sonic attributes of 'Strangeland,' pianist Tim Rice-Oxley credits another British group's initial album for the direction Keane chose.
Joseph Arthur Finishes Off Yet Another Album on the Heels of the January’s ‘Redemption City’
Whether it's his art or his music, Joseph Arthur is one prolific guy. And true to form, in January he announced his all-new double album, 'Redemption City,' was available for download (free!) just a mere seven months after the release of 'The Graduation Ceremony.' Thanks in part to 'Redemption City,' Arthur says he was able to finish off yet another new album, this one called 'The Ballad of Boogie
Johnny Marr Links Smiths Reunion to His Desired Change in British Government
During the Smiths' brief but glorious run in the 1980s, singer Morrissey was not shy when it came to making harsh political comments. Last week at this year's NME Awards ceremony in London, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr took a much more playful verbal shot at the British government — as his way of measuring the likelihood of the band getting back together.