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Adele Dominates 2012 Ivor Novello Nominations

4/17/2012 8:03am EDT
Soul star Adele looks set to reign supreme at the upcoming Ivor Novello Awards in Britain after landing four top nominations.

The singer's hit record 21 has been tipped in the Album Award category, alongside Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow and Let England Shake by PJ Harvey, while her track Rolling In The Deep faces competition for the Best Song Musically and Lyrically from Florence and the Machine's Shake It Out and The A Team by Ed Sheeran.

Adele, who won six Grammy Awards and two Brits earlier this year, is a double threat in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category - Rolling In ...

Adele's Success Continues At Brit Awards

2/21/2012 4:30pm EST
Adele's Success Continues At Brit Awards
Adele was the early winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday, taking home the honor for Best Female Solo Artist.

The singer, who scooped six Grammys earlier this month, continued her incredible run of success by fighting off competition from Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to win the award.

Accepting her prize, Adele trembled with excitement as she told the audience, "Thank you so much... it's been an amazing year, thank you."

Bruno Mars was also celebrating early at the ceremony as he was named International Male Solo Artist, and Emeli Sande receive...

Kate Bush Fan Deported Over Alleged Break-In

1/15/2012 4:00pm EST
Kate Bush
A Kate Bush fan has been deported from Britain after he allegedly broke into the star's home planning to propose to her.

American Frank Tufaro flew to the U.K. last year and was carrying a diamond engagement ring when he allegedly broke a window and entered the singer's country mansion in Devon, England.

The "Wuthering Heights" star was not home at the time of the incident and Tufaro subsequently fled to a nearby property, where neighbors called emergency services.

A police team and a helicopter unit was deployed and the 32 year old was arrested.

He was detained under the country's Ment...

Kate Bush Assures Fans She's Not Wearing Real Fur In New Album's Artwork

10/22/2011 8:00pm EDT
Kate Bush
Vegetarian singer Kate Bush has reassured animal loving fans she's not wearing real fur in the posters promoting her new album.

The "Wuthering Heights" singer recently posed for a series of photos to advertise the release of her latest record, "50 Words For Snow," and she felt compelled to defend the artwork on her official website ahead of its release next month - because she's afraid her clothing selection may cause unwarranted outrage.

She writes, "We have recently taken some photos and I just want to pre-empt any concerns there might be, as I'm sure most of you will feel the same way ...

Peter Gabriel's 'New Blood' Drops Oct. 11

9/24/2011 5:06pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
On the heels of a limited sold-out US summer tour that earned Peter Gabriel some of the best reviews of his career, he will release a full-length CD "New Blood" on October 11, 2011 distributed by EMI.

A continuum to his recent "Scratch My Back" release, the "New Blood" album will feature some of Gabriel's biggest hits from his prodigious career, reconstructed and re-imagined with orchestral arrangements and recorded live with the New Blood Orchestra. Gabriel hand-selected the songs and enlisted the help of longtime collaborator John Metcalfe for the arrangements and Ben Foster as conductor...

Elton John Buys His Baby An iPod

1/31/2011 12:55pm EST
Elton John
Elton John is determined his baby son becomes a music fan before he's a toddler - the tot has his own miniature iPod. The Rocket Man and his partner David Furnish welcomed little Zachary via a surrogate mother at Christmas, and they are reveling in their new roles as parents.

The singer is eager for his child to have great taste in tunes, so he has downloaded his favorite songs onto an MP3 music player for the baby - and the selection includes some of his own classic hits.

He tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "It's a teen-tiny little thing, so small you can hardly believe it even is an i...

The Beatles' Entire Original Recorded Catalog Remastered; Out Sept.9

4/10/2009 5:00pm EDT
Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalog, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date,...

Rachael Sage Glows On New Album 'Chandelier'

8/30/2008 2:30pm EDT
Rachael Sage
New York City songstress Rachael Sage has delivered her newest self-produced full-length album, Chandelier, released this summer via MPress Records. With a catalog of eight solo albums and an ever-expanding loyal fanbase, Chandelier continues to mix Rachael's eclectic style and quirky, melodic pop sound to create 13 radiant tracks of what Performing Songwriter calls "engaging pop arrangements and gripping melodies"; the influential magazine recently named Rachael one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Artists of the Past 15 Years.

"Genuine talent...Sage has a knack for writing...

David Gilmour To Release Live Album In September

5/12/2008 6:00pm EDT
Live In Gdansk
David Gilmour has announced the release of Live In Gdansk in September, 2008 on Columbia Records. The album was recorded during the last concert of Gilmour's 2006 summer tour, which was held in front of 50,000 people at the shipyards in Gdansk, Poland. The concert was the only occasion on which Gilmour performed the tour material with an orchestra, using the 40-strong string section of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zbigniew Preisner, who was responsible for On An Island album's orchestral arrangements.

Other unique features of the show included the special 6-...

Spotlight: The Futureheads Take Career Into Their Own Hands

3/27/2008 11:34am EDT
The Futureheads
The Futureheads debuted in 2004 along with other post-punk revivalists Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. Each band has had varying degrees of success over the last four years. The Futureheads, who were outshined at the time by Bloc Party's critical acclaim and Franz Ferdinand's monster hit "Take Me Out," now find themselves without a record label and poised to take on the record industry as a whole.

The band was formed in Sunderland, England, in 2000 and has released 3 EPs and two albums since 2002. The 15 tracks of their self-titled debut invigorate the listener for 36 minutes before co...

British Invasion: Check Out Jamie T, Hot Chip & Bat For Lashes

1/28/2008 2:35pm EST
Hot Chip
In the interest of keeping our readers' fingers on the pulse of the latest British wave, Starpulse gives you the 411 on the newest batch of hot songwriters from across the pond.

Joss Stone's early 2007 release, Introducing Joss Stone, was the highest debut for a female act from the United Kingdom. And with Amy Winehouse racking up Grammy nominations and tabloid coverage that out-Britneys even Britney, the newest incarnation of the British Invasion looks a heck out a lot different than the Beatles or even Oasis a mere 10 years ago.

Jamie T

The Skinny: In his cockney Brit accent, ...

Watch The Video For Lily Allen's "Smile"

12/15/2006 3:23pm EST
Lily Allen
Lily Allen is the 21 year old strange glint in her eyes singer/writer who has been tearing up the web at a rate of knots. Born in Hammersmith, Lily grew up fast. When Allen speaks of her youth she says, "I was very lonely actually. I went to 13 different schools so never had time to make enduring friendships. Music became a lifeline to me."

"I listened to punk, ska and reggae when I grew up, courtesy of my parents' record collections. We moved around London – Shepherds Bush, Bloomsbury, Islington, and I absorbed all the music around me. I got expelled from various schools and was sen...

Alicia Keys & U2's Bono Join To Help Families Affected by AIDS

12/1/2005 9:39am EST
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys and U2 frontman Bono are recording a duet to raise money for children with AIDS. The stars have teamed up to sing 'Don't Give Up (Africa)' in aid of Keep A Child Alive, which helps families infected with AIDS and the HIV virus get vital medicine. R&B star Alicia, a global ambassador for the charity, revealed in a statement: "I love this song. And I love Bono. I really respect what he has done for Africa and how he has used his fame to do good in the world. I hope I can do half as much in my life."

She added: "I believe AIDS is the most important issue we face, because how ...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 8)

11/8/2005 4:42pm EST
Beastie Boys
A number of notable new releases this week including new albums from Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Cyndi Lauper, Floetry, Kate Bush and Young Buck; greatest hits collections from the Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics and Limp Bizkit; live albums from Jeremy Camp, The Mars Volta, Tanya Tucker and Sepultura; and a whole bunch of other stuff. There's lots out this week, so check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 8th (many with reviews)...

AZ - A.W.O.L.

Beastie Boys - Solid Gold Hits

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection


Why It Took Kate Bush 12 Years To Record 'Aerial'

11/2/2005 9:29am EST
Kate Bush
Kate Bush claims recording her new album almost killed her. The eccentric singer is releasing her long-awaited album 'Aerial' (click for review) - her first new LP in 12 years - next week but admits the recording process was so arduous and painstaking it almost drove her to her grave.

She said: "There were so many times I thought I wasn't going to have the energy to see it through. I knew I couldn't go on any longer or it would have killed me. I was so fed up making it".

Kate, 47, admits the recording of the album turned into a nightmare because she kept on scrapping hours of mate...