Consider yourself forewarned: Early on the morning of March 24, you might be woken up in Nashville by the sound of screaming down Music Row. Striking Matches will be releasing Nothing but the Silence, their debut album, that day, and the duo's Justin Davis tells Billboard that they want to share the news with everybody.
The Wu-Tang Clan's getting a lot of attention for its announcement that the one-of-a-kind album 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' album won't be available for the public to purchase for 88 years. But member Method Man is of this opinion that idea is totally stupid.
Annie Lennox delivered one of the finest performances of the 2015 Grammys, teaming up with Hozier for “Take Me To Church,” and bringing the house down with her rendition of “I Put a Spell on You.” Turns out, the social media consensus that was quick to champion her that night also kinda freaks her out.
Aretha Franklin is still happily, and actively, promoting 2014's "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics." But she told Billboard she's ready to get back into something new with longtime ally and cohort Clive Davis. "Clive and I are going to get together on what the new CD is going to be probably in the next month or so, and I'm looking forward to it," Franklin said after opening Wednesday's (March 4) episode of "American Idol" with her version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," the latest single from "Diva Classics," at the Fillmore Detroit in her hometown.
The showcase promises to demonstrate that while women in Latin Alternative and indie pop en español might hit a cement ceiling when it comes to real commercial success, their presence continues to be strong.
Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and the Weekend are among the acts playing this year's sixth annual Sweetlife Festival. The event, which was launched by East Coast organic food chain Sweetgreen, will take place on May 30 and 31 at Columbia, Md.'s Merriweather Post Pavilion. The Pixies, Charli XCX, Billy Idol and Phantogram round out the lineup.
Local H's Scott Lucas acknowledges he may have leaped before he looked into committing to make the group's new album, 'Hey, Killer,' an 11-track set which comes out April 14. "We kinda made it happen," Lucas tells Billboard.
Berklee will host a Women’s Empower Symposium at the music college’s campus in Valencia, Spain on March 27. The event, spearheaded by a group of Master’s students at the school, is designed to present female industry role models to young women starting their careers in an industry dominated by men on the executive level.