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U2 will perform at the Oscars

February 12th, 2014 7:40pm EST
U2 are set to perform at the Oscars next month.
The Irish rockers will take to the stage to perform their track 'Ordinary Love,' which is nominated for best Original Song, at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 2.
Confirming the news on Wednesday (02.12.14), the event's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said it will be the first time the band perform the song, which was written especially for the 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' soundtrack, live.
Members Bono, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and The Edge, who are currently in the studio working on their new album, face st...

Kanrocksas Music Festival cancelled due to low ticket sales

May 29th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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An upcoming Kansas music festival set to feature Fun., hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs has been cancelled because of low ticket sales.

The Kanrocksas Music Festival, which was also slated to include sets from Dutch DJ Tiesto, pop rockers MGMT and Passion Pit, was due to take place on 28 and 29 June (13) but a lack of interest has resulted in promoters calling off the event.

A post on the festival's website reads, "Due to insufficient ticket sales, Midwest Music Festivals and Kansas Speedway have decided to cancel the 2013 Kanrocksas Music Festival scheduled for June 28...

Upcoming Albums Spring 2013: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy & The Stooges & More

April 15th, 2013 7:20pm EDT
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Albums you should be looking forward to this spring: Are you looking for something new and different to listen to? Let us help you weed through all the new music that is scheduled to come out. Here's our take on what is worth giving a listen to.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito” April 16

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have had a few brushes with mainstream success in the form of singles like “Maps” and “Heads Will Roll,” but on their latest release they sound more edgy and experimental than ever, yet manage to also be completely entertaining and engrossing at the same time. It’s clear from this record th...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs To Headline Sandy Benefit Concert

November 27th, 2012 7:47pm EST
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Rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs are headlining a small benefit show in Brooklyn, New York next week to raise funds for the victims of superstorm Sandy.

The Big Apple natives will stage an intimate concert at Union Pool bar in Williamsburg on December 8th, with support from TV On The Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe and the Higgings Waterproof Black Magic Band.

Proceeds from the gig will go towards the Waves for Water's Hurricane Sandy relief initiative.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are the latest musicians to sign up for charity shows to help those worst-affected by the post-tropical cyclone, which devas...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Singer Karen O Was Clueless About Led Zeppelin's Legacy

December 10th, 2011 6:30pm EST
Karen O
Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O was "totally in the dark" about the rock legacy of Led Zeppelin when she agreed to cover one of their songs for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack.

The singer has teamed up with Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor to record a new version of the British icons' "Immigrant Song" - but Karen O confesses she knew nothing about the "Stairway to Heaven" stars when she stepped into the studio to work on the track.

She tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I plead total ignorance to Led Zeppelin. I am totally in the dark about them. That was the reason I co...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Singer Karen O Weds Director Barnaby Clay

December 10th, 2011 10:30am EST
Karen O
Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O has wed her longtime boyfriend.

The singer, 33, recently exchanged vows with director Barnaby Clay, although she has failed to reveal specific details.

She tells, "I'm a married woman!"

Karen O has previously been romantically linked to filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' Named Best Song Of The 21st Century, So Far

June 20th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Gnarls Barkley
Gnarls Barkley's Crazy has been voted the best song of the first decade of the 21st century in a new expert poll.

Rolling Stone magazine editors asked 100 performers and music aficionados to name their favorite tune of the years 2000 to the end of 2009 and Gnarls Barkley's worldwide hit beat out Jay-Z's 99 Problems for the top slot.

Jay-Z also featured in Beyonce's Crazy in Love, which was voted third on the list.

Also in the top five were Outkast's Hey Ya! and Paper Planes by M.I.A.

Meanwhile, the remainder of the top 10 featured the White Stripes' 7 Nation Army, Maps by the Yeah Y...

Trent Reznor & Karen O Team Up For Led Zeppelin Cover

June 1st, 2011 8:54am EDT
Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O have given Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" a dark makeover for the soundtrack to the new "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" remake.

A trailer for the much-anticipated David Fincher film, featuring the track, has hit the Internet in Europe.

Reznor has reteamed with songwriting partner Atticus Ross for the soundtrack. The duo won an Oscar for its work on "The Social Network."

Watch the trailer & check out the song here:

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Check Out 'Glee: The Music, Volume 5'

March 8th, 2011 7:18am EST
Glee the music
"Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features 16 exciting tracks from season two of the hit TV show. For the first time ever, "Glee" premieres two new and original songs including "Loser Like Me," an energetic ensemble track co-written by pop mastermind Max Martin (Britney Spears, P!nk) and "Get It Right," a moving ballad brought to life by Lea Michele's immense voice.

In addition to these new tracks, "Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features the "Glee" cast's take on such classics as Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," Katy Perry's "Firework" and Justin Bieber's "Baby."

Gwyneth Paltrow makes a triumphan...

'Glee's' Max Adler Says He's Prepping for Karofsky's ... Lady Gaga Moment?

February 8th, 2011 9:49am EST
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McKinley High's resident bully Dave Karofsky says in real life, he's "all for dancing and singing."

"I'd jump on 'Thriller' in a heartbeat," Max Adler, who plays Karofsky, told Monday morning, right after Glee 's post-Super Bowl episode drew a staggering 26.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode of a scripted series in three years. It so happens that Adler was a First Chair All-State show choir member in high school.

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Super Bowl Post-Game 'Glee' Recap: Highlights

February 7th, 2011 9:26am EST
Glee Super Bowl
It was a good good night for the Green Bay Packers, the Black Eyed Peas, and millions of Gleeks who had been anxiously awaiting the show's high profile return after the Super Bowl. In keeping with the sports theme here's a list of the top five highlights from the post-game episode of 'Glee' --

#5) A Sue-Per Journal Entry/ "Diane Sawyer" Interview – It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen/heard Sue Syvlester Sylvester share her deepest, darkest thoughts in a zippy voiceover. Even if the can’t-lose combination of boobs and fire can’t get Sue going, the raccoon hormones aren’t preventing...

Olivia Wilde Is A Goddess In Gold At The 'Tron: Legacy' Premiere

December 12th, 2010 11:00am EST
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde attended the "TRON: Legacy" Los Angeles premiere last night in an eye-popping gold sequin dress. The super sparkly gown reminds us of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. What do you think?

The "House" star recently talked about her "Tron" character Quorra's revealing skintight suit.

She explained, "I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, 'Oh, hell no. I'm doing kicks and backflips in this thing?' We modeled the character on Joan of Arc but with the hair of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

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Olivia Wilde Was Skeptical About Skintight 'Tron' Suit

November 23rd, 2010 8:21am EST
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde talks about her "Tron Legacy" character Quorra's revealing skintight suit.

She explains, "I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, 'Oh, hell no. I'm doing kicks and backflips in this thing?' We modeled the character on Joan of Arc but with the hair of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

The Master Control Program is booted back up in the revamped "Tron" continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world.


The Strokes Awarded Best Album Of The Decade

November 17th, 2009 11:41am EST
The Strokes Awarded Best Album Of The Decade
The Strokes' hit record Is This It has been named the best album of the last decade in a new magazine poll.

A panel of musicians, producers, writers and record label bosses voted the New York band's 2001 debut into first place in the list of 50 albums compiled by British music magazine NME.

The Libertines' 2002 effort Up The Bracket claimed second place, while Primal Scream were third with Xtrmntr, ahead of the Arctic Monkeys with their 2006 debut release Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs rounded out the top five with Fever To Tell.

NME's top ten...

Jay-Z Dedicates Festival Set To Adam 'MCA' Yauch

August 2nd, 2009 10:30am EDT
Jay-Z Dedicates Set
Jay-Z paid tribute to the Beastie Boys with a rousing rendition of their hit song No Sleep Till Brooklyn as he opened his set at the All Points West Festival in New Jersey on Friday night.

The rap superstar was announced as a last minute replacement for the hip-hop group at the event after Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, aka MCA, was diagnosed with cancer in the salivary gland. The trio subsequently cancelled all of its scheduled concerts to allow Yauch to undergo treatment.

Jay-Z - who hails from the same New York borough as the rap trio - made sure Beastie Boys fans were not completely le...

'Rockville, CA' Stars Talk About The New Music-Oriented Web Series

March 16th, 2009 11:23am EDT
Rockville CA
The new web-series "Rockville, CA" is the brainchild of Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Chuck & Gossip Girl). The series centers on a group of 20-somethings who gather regularly at a club to hear their favorite up-and-coming bands, blow off steam, and fall in love with the wrong people. Each 4-6 minute episode also features performances by such indie bands as Lykke Li, The Kooks and Anya Marina.

The scripted, music-oriented series features the roller-coaster relationship between Hunter (Andrew West), the hipster-cute smart guy, and Deb (Alexandra Chando), the consummate go-getter.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs Change Release Date After Album Leak

March 5th, 2009 3:00pm EST
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Rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been forced to push forward the release of their new album - after the highly-anticipated CD was leaked online.

The Maps musicians were preparing to launch their third studio record It's Blitz in April.

But the group will now make the songs available for download earlier after the new material made its way on to the internet.

Tracks will now become available via download in the U.S. as early as March 10 - a month ahead of the original schedule.

The physical record will land in stores on March 31, instead of the original April 14 launch da...

Supergrass Release Sixth Studio Album; Will Tour With Foo Fighters

June 19th, 2008 6:30am EDT
Supergrass is back. A fantastic new album entitled Diamond Hoo Ha, a brand new home on Astralwerks, an extensive summer tour with Foo Fighters and a sixth studio album showcasing the youthful energy and witty musical stylings of these Britpop pioneers.

After a dozen years, Supergrass (Gaz Coombes-Vocals & Guitar, Mick Quinn-Bass & Vocals, Danny Goffey-Drums & Vocals, Rob Coombes-Keyboard) have rolled back home, and rolled back the years, while marching firmly into the future. "We wanted a record where you got all of Supergrass," says frontman Gaz. "The joy, the intensity, the darkness...

Fall Out Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Angels & Airwaves Make The Scene With Rock Band

May 5th, 2008 11:49am EDT
Fall Out Boy
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the latest additions to the Rock Band™ downloadable content catalog: a "Scene Pack" featuring Fall Out Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Angels & Airwaves.

Fall Out Boy, who already have a track ("Dead On Arrival" from debut album Take This To Your Grave) in the game, add a second song to the Rock Band™ track listing with 2007's hit single "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race."

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who also have a track in the game with "Maps" from debut disc Fever To Tell) add a second track from that album with "Date With The Night."

Angels & ...

Scarlett Johansson To Release Debut Album In May

January 25th, 2008 8:33am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Sexy Scarlett Johansson is set to test her singing skills on the pop charts when she releases her debut album in May. The star's "Anywhere I Lay My Head" is her tribute to cult singer/songwriter Tom Waits.

The album features Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zimmer.

Johansson spent five weeks last spring recording the album in Louisiana at Dockside Studios.

-Scarlett Johansson Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Ashlee Simpson Talks About Her New Album 'Bittersweet World', Herself And More

January 24th, 2008 12:12pm EST
Ashlee Simpson
March 2008 will see the release of Ashlee Simpson's third album "Bittersweet World", which she described to Cosmo Girl as a, "fun party album," that's, "silly and quirky". But what does Simpson listen to when she's throwing a party, and what does she do for fun or when she's feeling silly? Starpulse found out by asking the pop star herself, as well as what she thinks about the high standards of beauty set by the media and its affects on women everywhere.

You said in one interview that one thing you love about performing is seeing the joy in people's faces and seeing them sing along to ...

'Rock Band' Set List Finalized

October 29th, 2007 12:31pm EDT
Rock Band
Cambridge, Massachusetts – October 29, 2007 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, announced today the final song list for its highly anticipated music videogame Rock Band. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk. With multiple instruments and an impressive selection of online and offline game mo...

Montreal's Hot Springs To Release 'Volcano'; Album Generating Buzz In Canada; Win It!

October 8th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Hot Springs
Montreal’s Hot Springs are bringing something new to the table.

Their first full-length album, Volcano, dishes out a combo of perfect pop that sinks its fangs in, rock that doesn't stoop to knuckle draggers, and fluff-free ballads. Volcano also throws a flurry of psychedelia into the mix and, yes – you can even dance to it.

Along with Montreal acts like The Besnard Lakes and Malajube, Hot Springs are among the most exciting bands to spring from the second wave of the Montreal music explosion, with Volcano quickly earmarked as one of the best records of 2007. The album hasn’t even ...

'This Is Next' Compilation Series To Highlight The Best Music From Independent Artists

August 27th, 2007 8:05pm EDT
This Is NEXT
This Is NEXT is a new compilation series showcasing today's best independent artists. Based on the model of the popular NOW That's What I Call Music series and inspired by the success of 2004's Garden State soundtrack (which largely featured independent artists and sold over 1 million units), This Is NEXT will be curated biannually by a different label in the ADA stable.

ADA president Andy Allen sums the compilation's relevance best by saying, "Indie music has entered the mainstream. Hollywood and Madison Avenue are increasingly using tracks from indie artists in their projects, and yo...

Pearl Jam Blasts President, Other Acts Wow Lollapalooza

August 6th, 2007 10:08am EDT
Pearl Jam
Veteran rockers Pearl Jam turned political during their closing set at U.S. music festival Lollapalooza on Sunday, launching a blistering attack on oil giant BP and calling for an end to the war in Iraq.

The Last Kiss stars wowed crowds with a two-hour set at Grant Park, performing tracks including Daughter, Evenflo and BetterMan to bring the three-day Chicago, Illinois event to a resounding close.

But frontman Eddie Vedder - known for his outspoken views and staunch opposition to U.S. President George W. Bush - used the band's appearance to hit out at BP Amoco for its involvement...

The Thrills Vow To Be Nice To Other Bands

August 2nd, 2007 11:56am EDT
The Thrills
Irish rockers The Thrills have vowed to refrain from slating other bands - after discovering musicians they badmouthed were actually "really nice". The Big Sur stars were caught out when guitarist Daniel Ryan criticized the Yeah Yeah Yeahs despite the two bands never meeting.

Front man Conor Deasy believes dissing other bands is just a hackneyed rock and roll cliché. He says, "(Ryan) said something about them early on but when we met them they were really nice. Slagging off other bands is a tedious-by-numbers guide on how to be a rock star."

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Liars To Tour With Interpol; New Album Out Aug. 28

July 31st, 2007 5:02pm EDT
Liars – who released their fourth album "Liars" on Mute August 28, will open for Interpol on their US tour this autumn. "We can't wait to tour with Interpol," says front man Angus Andrew, "They're all really nice guys we share a lot in common with... We're super excited to play with them in venues like Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles, as well as some states we've never been to like Florida and Idaho. Most of all, we hope it'll be a really great night out for fans of both bands."

The first single from "Liars," "Plaster Casts of Everything" will be available digitally...

Karen O's Video Crying Was For Real

July 12th, 2007 9:50am EDT
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Rocker Karen O was so emotional during the filming of Yeah Yeah Yeahs video "Maps" the tears she cried in the promo were for real. The singer was so upset her then-boyfriend, Liars frontman Angus Andrew, had failed to turn up for the video shoot in 2003 she started sobbing.

She says, "They were real tears. My boyfriend at the time was supposed to come to the shoot - he was three hours late and I was just about to leave for tour.

"I didn't think he was even going to come and this was the song that was written for him. He eventually showed up and I got myself in a real emotional s...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs To Release the 'Is Is' EP With Accompanying Live Film

June 16th, 2007 9:00am EDT
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The drunk, the nerd and the goth strike back with their new EP of unbridled older material. It all began with an EP back in 2001, and now the Yeah Yeah Yeahs revisit and revel in the five song format a second time round with "Is Is."

"I fucking love EPs!" says Brian Chase. Songs for the EP were written in 2004 in between touring behind their first record Fever to Tell.

Written amidst one of the most turbulent and emotionally unstable periods in YYYs history, for whatever reason the angst that colored that

point in time translates erotically into a sexually charged body of songs...

Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

April 12th, 2007 12:13pm EDT
Pearl Jam
Tickets are now officially on sale for Lollapalooza 2007, August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Among the 120-plus artists are behemoths Pearl Jam — in their sole U.S. show this year — as well as Daft Punk, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Paolo Nutini, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force, and many more.

The 2006 edition of Lollapalooza filled Grant Park with more than 166,000 attendees of every stripe—figuratively and literally—...

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