Scott Morgan met Scott "Rock Action" Asheton when both were in their early teens in Ann Arbor, Mich., and they were close friends and musical colleagues until Asheton's death over the weekend at the age of 64. Their two bands, the Stooges and the Rationals, played side by side in the late 60s, and Asheton later joined Morgan and the MC5's Fred "Sonic" Smith in Sonic's Rendezvous Band and Morgan in Scots Pirates.
A woman who was critically injured during last week's car crash in Austin during South By Southwest has died, police and hospital officials confirmed Monday morning. It is the third fatality stemming from the crash that injured dozens.
On Tuesday (Mar. 18), U.K. pop-rockers Rixton will release its debut EP, "Me and My Broken Heart," in the U.S. through Scooter Braun's School Boy Records, in partnership with Interscope. One of the standouts from the EP is the track "Hotel Ceiling," and the guys recorded an acoustic performance of the track -- check out the Billboard exclusive video.
Ryan Tedder made more that $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now, OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer as he churns out songs from Adele, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and soon, U2