LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift's "1989" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Bono, frontman of the Irish rock group U2, required hours of surgery for fractures to his face and shoulder blade and to have metal plates inserted in his arm after a cycling accident in New York's Central Park, Rolling Stone magazine said on Wednesday.
LONDON - Peter Sellars's new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman's version of the Passion.
LOS ANGELES - Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consumption habits.
LONDON - Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has always worn his heart on his sleeve, whether singing about romance or railing against U.S. foreign policy and global injustice.
LONDON - You can't get much more New Orleans than Dr John and Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong -- so when the former plays the latter, it's enough to get Big Easy fans sitting up.
LONDON - British progressive rock group Pink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sunday with "The Endless River", the Official Charts Company said.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel stunned a German rock star named Campino by calling to apologize for her conservative Christian Democrat (CDU) party's mangling of his popular rock anthem "Tage wie diese" at their victory party after her 2013 re-election.
LONDON - Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. | Video
NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long list of pro-growth measures to implement over the next four months, but time may have already run out to breathe enough life into the economy to meet the tough 2014/15 fiscal deficit target.