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Outkast, Eminem, And Kings Of Leon Headline 2014 Lollapalooza Lineup

March 26th, 2014 1:03pm EDT
Outkast
More than 130 musical acts have been announced for the 2014 Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, and the reunion of rap duo Outkast is only the tip of the iceberg. See the full list below.

On Friday, Eminem makes his first Lollapalooza appearance since 2011. He's joined by Arctic Monkeys and Lorde on the opening day of the festival. Other bands playing Friday include Zedd, Above & Beyond, Broken Bells, Interpol, Lykke Li, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, the Glitch Mob, Portugal. The Man, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, AFI, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, the Kooks, Rudimental, Iggy Azalea, Bombay ...
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Calvin Harris Crowned World's Highest Paid DJ

August 15th, 2013 2:42pm EDT
Calvin Harris
DJ Calvin Harris has been named the world's highest paid DJ after raking in $46 million in the past year.

Editors at Forbes magazine estimate the Scottish musician earned the big bucks between August, 2012 and August, 2013, easily making him number one in their new World's Highest Paid DJs list.

The 29 year-old, who has played over 100 live shows, averaging $195,000 per performance, credits the increasing popularity of dance music in recent years for his monumental success, adding, "I happened to be in the right place at the right time."

Dutch star Tiesto came in second place with $32...
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DJ Calvin Harris Lands Las Vegas Residency

February 21st, 2013 11:30am EST
Calvin Harris
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has signed up for a residency at a new Las Vegas superclub.

The producer will play a series of performances at the MGM Grand's Hakkasan Las Vegas venue over 20 months after the hotspot opens this spring, as well as several more shows at the resort's "dayclub" Wet Republic.

Harris, who has previously headlined at Sin City's Wynn Resorts, tells Billboard.com, "I think the most exciting thing about this club is the team behind it. They have been so important in the growth of European dance music back in the U.K."

"They know clubs, it's the main thing that they'v...
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Katy Perry Dating Florence And The Machine's Guitarist?

April 19th, 2012 11:52am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has sparked speculation of a new romance after she was snapped hand-in-hand with Florence And The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd at California's Coachella festival.

The I Kissed a Girl hit-maker split from husband Russell Brand in late 2011 and was rumored to be dating French model Baptiste Giabiconi after they were pictured looking close on several occasions earlier this year.

Perry hinted to fans last month she is unattached, posting a cryptic tweet which ended "singleandsatisfied" - but she's now been linked to rocker Ackroyd.

The pair was spotted in the crowd at the I...
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Rihanna Named Facebook.com's Most-Liked Star Of 2011

December 14th, 2011 8:22am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has beaten Bob Marley to the top of Facebook.com's most liked list in 2011.

The Umbrella singer was the most sought after celebrity on the social networking site, while We Found Love, her collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris, was the most listened to song on the website.

Marley was second on the most-liked list and Avril Lavigne has come in third.

Also making the top 10: David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Green Day and the Black Eyed Peas.
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Celebrities React To London Riots

August 9th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
London Riots Fire
"Sick to my stomach. Love my home. Thank you for the updates. I won't be sleeping. News on. Keep safe, people." That's what Sophie Ellis-Bextor wrote on Twitter about the savage riots going on in London. Protests in Tottenham over a police shooting erupted into a full-blown riot over several nights.

DJ Trevor Nelson spoke out on Twitter to attack the looters: "Life is tough all over the world.not having designer trainers ain't hardship no drinkable water is.just feel so shamed."

Musician Calvin Harris wonders what will happen to the London Olympics: "Imagine how the olympics are gonna l...
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DJ Harris To Replace Duran Duran At V Festival

July 7th, 2011 10:36am EDT
Calvin Harris
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has stepped in to replace Duran Duran at Britain's V Festival next month after the band scrapped its summer tour schedule.

Frontman Simon Le Bon has been ordered to rest his damaged vocal cords and undergo therapy in a bid to recover his voice.

They announced the tour axe on Tuesday, with Le Bon saying, "This couldn't have come at a worse time - but I am trying to be philosophical about my recovery as there's nothing else I can do."

Organizers of V Festival, held at twin sites in Staffordshire and Chelmsford in England, have wasted no time in organizing a rep...
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DJ Calvin Harris Apologizes For His Katy Perry Tirade

March 30th, 2011 8:29am EDT
Calvin Harris
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has apologized to Katy Perry for publicly criticizing the pop star over his cancelled support slot on her U.K. tour, insisting he was "upset" and "didn't intend to cause offense".

The Girls hit-maker was due to open for the singer at her concerts in Ireland and Britain, but Harris dropped out just hours before the first show kicked off in Dublin on Monday night.

The cancellation sparked a bitter war of words between the pair which played out on Twitter.com, with Harris claiming he pulled out of his slot because he was unhappy with the "s**t" production and Perr...
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Katy Perry Gets In Twitter Spat With DJ Calvin Harris

March 29th, 2011 8:43am EDT
Calvin Harris
Katy Perry and Calvin Harris have launched a bitter war of words on Twitter after the Scottish DJ cancelled his supporting slot on the singer's U.K. tour at the last minute.

The DJ was due to open Perry's shows across Ireland and Britain, but the singer was forced to announce that Harris had dropped out of the tour just hours before taking the stage in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday night.

In a tweet to fans on Monday afternoon, she wrote, "FYI ALL UK & IRELAND RELATED SHOWS @CalvinHarris will NOT be joining in on the fun and has CANCELLED last minute."

Harris then launched a scathing attack...
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DJ Calvin Harris Slams 'Copycat' Chris Brown

September 27th, 2010 8:29am EDT
Calvin Harris
Chris Brown is facing the wrath of Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, who has accused the R&B star of sampling one of his songs without permission.

The Acceptable In The 80s hit-maker admits he almost "choked on (his) cornflakes" when he heard Brown's new single Yeah 3x, insisting the song's beat is suspiciously similar to the backing track he created for his own tune, I'm Not Alone.

Harris took to his Twitter.com page to complain, posting a link to Brown's song and writing, "Choked on my cornflakes when I heard new Chris Brown single this morning... Do you know what I mean?"

The star subsequ...
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DJ Calvin Harris Locked In Portable Toilet By Madness

August 3rd, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Calvin Harris
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris nearly missed his set at a music festival this weekend after members of ska band Madness locked him in a portable toilet.

The cheeky musicians played the prank on Harris shortly before he was due to take the stage to perform at Bestival in Dorset, England on Sunday. The Acceptable in the 80s star had to be rescued by staff from the bathroom, which was close to his dressing room.

A spokesperson for the festival tells Scotland's Daily Record, "There was an incident where members of Madness locked Calvin Harris in the loo (bathroom). He came close to missing his s...
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Mika's Sophomore Album, 'The Boy Who Knew Too Much', Due Sept. 22

August 23rd, 2009 9:00am EDT
Mika New Album new CD The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Multi-platinum recording artist Mika will release his sophomore album, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", on September 22nd via Casablanca/Universal Republic Records. Produced by Mika and Greg Wells (Katy Perry, P!nk), this record is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's Life in Cartoon Motion, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The new album features guest contributions by Imogen Heap and Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett, and contains brilliant first single, "We Are Golden," which was unveiled with an exclusive first play on England's Radio 1 on July 20th. A video for the track, hel...
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Lots Of Buzz Over The Ting Tings; Debut Album Due June 3

April 27th, 2008 11:30am EDT
The Ting Tings
Hailing from Salford, Manchester, England, The Ting Tings are: Jules De Martino (drums, vocals) and Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum). The band formed in 2006 when Jules and Katie began performing their infectious lo-fi DIY high-spirited sounds at private parties at the Islington Mill, a disused cotton mill where the band lives with lots of other artists (painters, photographers, underground filmmakers, etc).

For the duo's recent limited edition UK single, "Great DJ," a Single of the Week in the NME, The Ting Tings recycled old 7" singles, inverted the covers and relabeled the ...
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Kylie Minogue's 'X' Hits Stores April 1

March 23rd, 2008 11:30am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Perhaps best known stateside for her 2001 smash singles "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and "Love At First Sight," Kylie Minogue is an international pop icon who, over the course of an extraordinary 20-year-career, has released ten studio albums, scored 45 hit singles, received countless gold and platinum discs, earned three Grammy® nominations, and sold out six world tours. She has performed for royalty, as well as for more than 4 billion TV viewers at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, inspired a 2007 costume exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, an...
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Calvin Harris Creates 'Disco'

July 25th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Calvin Harris
Just 23 years old and hailing from Dumfries, Scotland, Calvin Harris made his debut album I Created Disco in his bedroom on a battered old Amiga computer. Now touring with a full band and an explosive live show, he sets his sights on the US with his debut release for Almost Gold Recordings on September 4.

"Acceptable In The 80s," Calvin's first single in both the UK and the US, sparkles with high gloss, glitz and glamour like a disco ball catching the light. A masterpiece of hooks and gushing synths it is a testament to the talent at work.

This summer, Calvin Harris, along with R...
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