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  • Watch: Beck gives new single, ‘Up All Night,’ its television debut on ‘Jools Holland’

    Watch: Beck gives new single, ‘Up All Night,’ its television debut on ‘Jools Holland’

    Beck is really starting to ramp up promotion for his soon to be released 13th studio album, Colors. On Tuesday the alt-rock hero appeared on the British late night show "Later... with Jools Holland," to perform a pair of songs both new and old. As seen in the videos below, Beck took to the stage to...
  • Florence Welch hosts BBC special honoring David Bowie's 'Heroes'

    Florence Welch hosts BBC special honoring David Bowie's 'Heroes'

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the highly influential David Bowie album, Heroes,  BBC World Service aired a documentary about the creative process of Bowie and his work on the album. Airing October 8, the radio documentary was hosted by fellow countrywoman Florence Welch of Florence and the...
  • The Rolling Stones announce upcoming release of ‘On Air’ BBC performance compilation LP

    The Rolling Stones announce upcoming release of ‘On Air’ BBC performance compilation LP

    Parents hide your children, because The Rolling Stones are still finding new ways to keep their longtime fans happy with (somewhat) new recordings. Their latest album announcement comes in the form of an upcoming live collection of songs recorded for the BBC during the band’s very early years circa...
  • Josh Homme performs "Villains of Circumstance" on Later... with Jools Holland alongside a string quartet. 

    Watch: Josh Homme performs ‘Villains of Circumstance' alongside a string quartet

    Queens of the Stone Age have provided a little boost to the world of commercial rock music by returning with their seventh studio album back in August with Villians. Led by their jack of all trades frontman and principal songwriter in Josh Homme, the band set off on a North American fall tour back...
  • Harry Styles follows Adele by starring in upcoming BBC entertainment special

    Harry Styles follows Adele by starring in upcoming BBC entertainment special

    Harry Styles has booked another entertainment hallmark on his already-crowded schedule. This November, the former One Direction member will follow in Adele’s footsteps by starring in “Harry Styles at the BBC.” Per a BBC report, Styles’ good friend and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw will host the show...
  • Watch: Harry Styles' heart rate climbs at Ryan Gosling photo in BBC Radio 1 Heart Monitor Challenge

    Watch: Harry Styles' heart rate climbs at Ryan Gosling photo in BBC Radio 1 Heart Monitor Challenge

    Harry Styles makes hearts race around the globe with his dreamy good looks and his rock star swagger. Fans were treated to a glimpse of what gets the “Sign of the Times” singer’s own heart rate climbing during his July 17 visit to BBC 1 Radio to promote his “Dunkirk” film debut. He took the Heart...
  • Arcade Fire perform a cover of Lorde's "Green Light" at BBC 1 Radio. 

    Watch and listen to Arcade Fire cover Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ with help from a youth choir

    Arcade Fire are currently in the promotional stage of their upcoming fifth studio album, Everything Now. Ahead of the LP’s arrival on July 28, the alternative rock band made a visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, where they carried out the tradition of performing a cover song on the show. The song...
  • Lost In Music, an upcoming three-part documentary about disco artist and legendary songwriter Nile Rodgers will air via the BBC this April. 

    Nile Rodgers documentary, ‘Lost In Music,’ coming to the BBC this spring

    Nile Rodgers has had a pretty incredible career to say the least. Having started his journey in the heyday of disco coming out of the Studio 54 scene as a part of CHIC with huge pop and dance hits like “Le Freak” and “Good Times,” he would also go on to write huge hits alongside artists ranging from...
  • Blossoms perform at the BBC1 Radio Live Lounge earlier this week. 

    Watch Blossoms cover impressive 50 Cent and George Michael mashup

    Blossoms were the U.K.’s biggest breakout artist of 2016 with hit singles like “Charlemagne” and “At Most A Kiss.” With upcoming appearances at Coachella and Firefly Music Festivals, the five-piece group should be in for another big year of growth in 2017. So far the group is doing a swell job of...
  • A new documentary about the final five years of David Bowie will air on the BBC in January. 

    David Bowie Documentary, 'The Last Five Years' coming to the BBC in 2017

    There weren’t many musicians on the planet who were talked about more in 2016 than the late British rocker David Bowie. Earlier this week is was announced that Bowie-themed emojis would be added on the next iOS update, and now the BBC has announced that they will be producing a documentary on the...
  • Jack Garratt unleashes visceral new track 'Fire' from debut album Phase

    Jack Garratt unleashes visceral new track 'Fire' from debut album Phase

    We're just over a week away from the release of Jack Garratt's highly anticipated debut album Phase, which drops on February 19 via Island Records. So far we've heard about half of the record in "Worry", "The Love You're Given", "Chemical", "Weathered", and "Breathe Life" (the video for which you...
  • The 1975

    Watch The 1975 put a saxy spin on Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' for the BBC

    Despite the fact that The 1975 have employed the use of what feels like the world's longest press campaign for the release of their sophomore album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, we're finally two weeks away from when the LP actually drops. They've shared on...
  • Listen to the first cut from Mogwai's new album Atomic, 'U-235'

    Listen to the first cut from Mogwai's new album Atomic, 'U-235'

    It's no secret that indie staple Mogwai have always been incredibly inventive in their 20+ year career, and last year they took that to a new level. The band provided the soundtrack for a documentary that aired on the BBC about the beginnings of the atomic age, "Storyville - Atomic: Living in Dread...
  • Adele is just a regular human, that is, if regular humans have amazing voices and personalities.

    5 times Adele showed us how human she is

    Adele is easily one the most famed and beloved musicians of her time and although this is often a reflection of her powerful voice and emotional songs, it's also because she carries herself just like any other young woman. A normal human that can be charming, gross, mean and delightful depending on...
  • The BBC reveals their 'Sound of 2016' longlist of nominees

    The BBC reveals their 'Sound of 2016' longlist of nominees

    This time of year is always exciting for a handful of reasons other than the obvious (you know, Thanksgiving and Christmas) - it's when both the nominees (and winner) of the Brits' Critics Choice Award are revealed as well as the BBC's longlist for their 'Sound of 2016'. There's normally a good bit...
  • Years & Years Win the BBC "Sound of 2015" Poll

    Years & Years Win the BBC "Sound of 2015" Poll

    The BBC Sound of Poll has been going on since 2003 in the UK. Approximately 140 tastemakers (music critics and others in the music industry) help to compile the list by recommending their favorite new acts. Previous winners were: 50 cent in 2003, Adele in 2008, Little Boots in 2009 (Lady Gaga came...
  • Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' to say farewell with final special Dec. 22

    Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' to say farewell with final special Dec. 22

    With “Derek,” Ricky Gervais has once again revolutionized television, this time by seamlessly combining comedy and real-life sorrow with cathartic and entertaining results. On Monday, Dec. 22, the series is set to come to a close, in typical Gervais fashion, with a holiday special centered around...
  • Miley Cyrus covers Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness' on BBC's Radio 1

    Miley Cyrus covers Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness' on BBC's Radio 1

    Pop singer Miley Cyrus dropped by BBC's Radio 1 Live Lounge on Tuesday and covered Lana Del Rey's breakout hit "Summertime Sadness." And Cyrus didn't sound a bit out of her element as she sang the heartbreaking tune. Cyrus might have hinted to the Lana Del Rey cover last week when she posted a...
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