Feb 09, 2012 01:17 EST
Some say these are bad times to be in a rock band. Pressure for instant success has never been greater as illegal downloads hammer industry profits and manufactured pop talent shows reign supreme.
Jan 19, 2012 06:18 EST
PARIS (Reuters) - Since their underground hit "ToyBoy" in 2006, Stuck In The Sound has been the one to watch on the French indie rock scene.
Sep 23, 2011 07:30 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - In the 1920s Kid Bombardos was the ring name of a young French boxer admired for his hard punches and his speed.
Jul 27, 2011 03:15 EDT
As Japan plunged into crisis with a triple earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in March, organisers of the Fuji Rock Festival were faced with a choice over whether the show should go on.
Apr 26, 2011 22:17 EDT
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Eminem, Coldplay, the Foo Fighters and Muse will help Lollapalooza ring in its 20th anniversary as the headliners of the annual U.S. music festival.
Apr 21, 2011 05:32 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - As teenagers French rockers The Tatianas were so inspired by British act The Libertines, they formed a band and went looking for gigs.
Apr 19, 2011 11:01 EDT
INDIO, California (Hollywood Reporter) - Kanye West doesn't have the best track record as a festival attraction: remember the ill-planned performance at Bonnaroo 2008 when he emerged hours late to perform a lighting-show-reliant set as the sun came up to a bitter, rapidly-emptying corral of fans.
Mar 30, 2011 19:05 EDT
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - R&B singer Chris Brown, dogged in recent years by a domestic violence conviction, scored his first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop chart Wednesday with one of the best sales weeks of his career.
Mar 24, 2011 06:30 EDT
As former "saviours of rock'n'roll" The Strokes release their fourth album this week, nowhere is the search for rock's new standard bearers more intense than in Britain. But who is up to the task?
Mar 22, 2011 15:15 EDT
AUSTIN, Tex. (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the South by Southwest Music festival emerged as a showcase for new bands, it has become as big and eclectic as pop culture itself with spotlights on movies and, increasingly, high-tech.
Mar 18, 2011 14:50 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi called making the band's new album "Angles" "just awful," but despite a fractious recording process most critics seem pleased the New York rockers are finally back.
Feb 03, 2011 14:03 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grammy-winning rock duo The White Stripes announced their break up on Wednesday, citing "a myriad of reasons" they did not disclose and saying they want to "preserve what is beautiful and special about the band."
Jan 24, 2011 10:06 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - When even Lady Gaga can't lift the gloom, you know the music industry is in the doldrums.
Sep 13, 2010 22:36 EDT
Designers hand over a bouquet for spring at NY Fashion Week previews. Flowers, those sure signs of spring, sprouted up all over New York Fashion Week runways on Monday.
Aug 04, 2010 17:22 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 250,000 music fans will gather on the shores of Lake Michigan this weekend for an expanded three-day Lollapalooza music festival, which hopes to buck a dismal summer concert season of cuts and cancellations.
Jun 16, 2010 09:56 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - Rock En Seine, one of France's main music festivals, earned a spot in rock history last year when Britpop legend Oasis split after the volatile Gallagher brothers had a fight minutes before going on stage.
Apr 19, 2010 20:17 EDT
INDIO, Calif (Hollywood Reporter) - The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ended its 11th year on a playful note Sunday as former Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon joined headliners Gorillaz to wrap up a day that also saw the welcome return of reunited indie-rock heroes Pavement.
Apr 06, 2010 23:08 EDT
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Reunited rockers Soundgarden, Lady Gaga and Green Day will headline the annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park on August 6-8, organizers said Tuesday.
Nov 30, 2009 18:45 EST
NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Strokes and Jay-Z will headline the 2010 Isle of Wight festival in the U.K., marking the New York rock band's first confirmed live performance since October 2006.
Nov 01, 2009 19:00 EST
New York rock band the Strokes have been busy since their last album in 2006, just not together, and lead singer Julian Casablancas carries on the trend releasing his first solo album Monday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
The Strokes performing "Juicebox" in March 2006
|Origin||New York City, New York|
Garage rock revival
|Associated acts||Albert Hammond, Jr.|
Albert Hammond, Jr.