Lady GaGa Takes Top Spot On U.K. Singles Chart

Album releases aimed squarely at yesterday's Mothers' Day had a big impact on the new U.K. sales chart. Irish pop vocalist Ronan Keating's covers set "Songs For My Mother" (Polydor/Universal) entered at No. 1, while on the separate compilation album listing, "101 Housework Songs" (Virgin/EMI) climbed 5-1 and "To Mum, Love Motown" (Motown/Universal) 10-2. The singles chart, meanwhile, saw Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) come from behind to claim the crown for the first time.

John Rich Channels Populist Outrage On Second Solo Album

The medical needs of his primary musical partner gave John Rich an opening to record his second solo album, "Son of a Preacher Man."

Kanye West Hits South By Southwest

For a night, it was South By Kanye West. The rapper performed twice Saturday at the annual South By Southwest music conference and festival, dominating the final night of the live music event mostly populated by lesser known acts.

Kanye West Hits South By Southwest

For a night, it was South By Kanye West. The rapper performed twice Saturday at the annual South By Southwest music conference and festival, dominating the final night of the live music event mostly populated by lesser known acts.

Third Eye Blind Debuts ‘Ursa Major’ At SXSW

Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins meant it when he told the crowd at Stubbs for the group's official South By Southwest showcase on Saturday that "we're gonna play some brand new songs for you." Those new songs – from the San Francisco quartet's forthcoming fourth studio album, "Ursa Major," due in stores June 23 – comprised the bulk of the group's 15-song set.

Third Eye Blind Debuts ‘Ursa Major’ At SXSW

Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins meant it when he told the crowd at Stubbs for the group's official South By Southwest showcase on Saturday that "we're gonna play some brand new songs for you." Those new songs – from the San Francisco quartet's forthcoming fourth studio album, "Ursa Major," due in stores June 23 – comprised the bulk of the group's 15-song set.

Woodstock’s Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer.

Woodstock’s Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer.

Metallica Plays Austin’s Stubbs For SXSW

During the encore break of Metallica's performance Friday night at South By Southwest, one fan standing in the dirt-floor venue behind Stubb's barbecue restaurant noted, "This is SO not roots music."

Metallica Plays Austin’s Stubbs For SXSW

During the encore break of Metallica's performance Friday night at South By Southwest, one fan standing in the dirt-floor venue behind Stubb's barbecue restaurant noted, "This is SO not roots music."

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