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Elbow Promise An 'Epic' Olympics Track

1/23/2012 1:39pm EST
British rockers Elbow have promised fans they can expect an "epic" sound when they release the official BBC soundtrack to the 2012 London Olympics.

The band landed the honor of writing the theme tune for the highly-anticipated sporting event's coverage on the revered British network, and they have come up with a six-minute track.

Bassist Pete Turner insists sports followers can expect a tune to match the gravitas of the Olympics, as it will feature a huge gospel choir and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

He tells Noise11, "That was really good. Just an area that we've never explored, r...

Hanson To Launch Beer Brand

11/30/2011 8:00am EST
Pop brothers Hanson have become the latest band to break into the booze industry by brewing their own brand of beer.

The musical siblings have created their own Indian pale ale, which they are calling MMMhop after their hit song.

They announced the side project during a talk at Britain's prestigious Oxford University on Monday with drummer Zac telling the audience, "It's vital our fans have trust in everything Hanson do. We are soon going to be selling our own beer. I'm not joking - MMMhop IPA anyone?"

Hanson follow rockers including Elbow and The Rifles, who have also created their o...

Peter Gabriel Rethinking Covers Album Project

10/10/2011 9:40pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel is re-imagining his "I'll Scratch Yours" covers album project - because so many artists whose hits he covered on his "Scratch My Back" release aren't interested in reworking his songs.

Gabriel recorded orchestral renditions of songs by David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Neil Young and Radiohead among others for the 2010 album and he had hoped the artists would return the favor for a covers album of his own work.

But too many of the acts he honored with orchestral makeovers aren't interested in being part of the project.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I've sort of given up waiting...

Adele And Jessie J Lead Q Awards Nominations

9/15/2011 10:50am EDT
British singers Adele and Jessie J are leading this year's Q Awards with three nominations each.

The Chasing Pavements hit-maker and Jessie J will battle it out for the coveted Best Female Artist award, while Adele also has two songs, Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You, in the Best Track category.

Jessie J has been named as a possible winner for both Breakthrough Artist and Best Video for her Do It Like A Dude single.

The Best Video category also includes nominations for Katy Perry (Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)), Foo Fighters (Walk), Ed Sheeran (You Need Me, I Don't Need You) and...

Adele Pulls Out Of Mercury Music Prize Performance

9/6/2011 5:45pm EDT
Adele has been forced to pull out of a planned performance at the Mercury Music Prize announcement ceremony on Tuesday night due to illness.

A chest infection prompted the British soul sensation to cancel the start of her U.K. tour in Plymouth on Sunday, and she also postponed a show in Bournemouth on Monday.

And now she has scrapped plans to perform at the awards ceremony, which she was the favorite to win for her hit album "21." (She lost)

Adele will still attend the ceremony in London.

Her cancellation is a big blow for Mercury Music Prize organizers, who were hoping all 11 shortlist...

Elbow to Release new Album, 'Build a Rocket Boys!'

2/22/2011 7:17pm EST
Following the immense success of the double platinum selling ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, Manchester’s finest five-piece are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album 'build a rocket boys!' which will be released in the United States on April 12th. A digital version of the album will be available March 8th to coincide with the March 7th UK release (Fiction). Once again, recorded in their facility within Blueprint Studios in Salford and produced by the band’s Craig Potter, ‘build a rocket boys!’ continues one of the most intriguing and heart warming stories in British ...

Genesis To Release Fourth Boxed Set, 'Genesis Live 1973-2007'

9/22/2009 10:04pm EDT
Following the reissue of the 14 Genesis studio albums in the stunning boxed sets "Genesis 1976 - 1982" and "Genesis 1983 - 1998" in 2007, and "Genesis 1970 - 1975" in 2008, on September 29, Rhino will release "Genesis Live 1973 - 2007", a boxed set gathering the four live albums recorded by the legendary British group from 1973 to 1992. Featuring brand new stereo mixes, the boxed set also includes the long-awaited release in stereo and 5.1 of "Live At The Rainbow 1973" only available with this collection.

"Genesis Live 1973 - 2007" is a sumptuously presented boxed set that includes:...

Concert Review: Elbow At Center Stage In Atlanta

8/28/2009 8:05am EDT
There are few greater experiences than being surprised. And surprised I was when I attended my first Elbow concert. Actually, stunned is the word. After becoming familiar with this superb quintet just recently, I took a chance and decided to check them out in person. I can genuinely say, ladies and gentlemen, that the clouds parted for me that evening in Atlanta. How have I missed them? This is their fourth album and I'm just now showing an interest? It's just not fair.

Hailing from the musically rich city of Manchester, England, Elbow just came off a supporting role on Coldplay's Viva ...

U2 360° Tour Kicks Off June 30th In Barcelona With Revolutionary Production Design

3/9/2009 12:40pm EDT
U2 today confirms that the U2 360° Tour will open at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on 30th June. The U2 360° Tour is sponsored by BlackBerry® and is the band's first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour 05/06 and follows the release of their acclaimed album, No Line On The Horizon. Their 12th studio album, No Line On The Horizon is already number 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Japan and the Czech Republic with further chart positions to be announced this week.

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360° will visit 14 cities across Europe includin...

Tonight's 'Live From Abbey Road' Features Black Keys, Manu Chao

7/24/2008 5:31pm EDT
The Black Keys
Live From Abbey Road, the Sundance original music series, reaches its halfway point in episode 6 of the twelve part series.

The episode begins by featuring British self-described "Odd Pop" band, The Hoosiers. After recording their first album, The Trick To Life and securing two top ten hits on the UK charts, The Hoosiers are currently touring. They stop by the legendary recording studio Abbey Road to perform their hits "Goodbye Mr. A" and "Run Rabbit Run" off of their debut album along with Billy Joel's classic hit "We Didn't Start the Fire".

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys will al...