1. AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Lives at Full Speed Among Retirees

    November 16, 2014 1:22 PM EST TAURANGA, New Zealand -- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was the toast of this quiet New Zealand coastal community when he celebrated the launch of his surprise solo album at his marina restaurant, Phil's Place. Even the mayor was there. AC/DC's Angus Young Says There Will Be a Drummer on…

  2. Waddy Wachtel Documentary Draws Lawsuit from Investors

    November 11, 2014 3:13 PM EST Gary Simson allegedly abandoned a project about the session musician, then decided to raise funds himself online. For more than five years, Gary Simson has been attempting to make a documentary about Waddy Wachtel , a noted session musician who has worked with such musical stars as Keith…

  3. Foo Fighters Release ‘Something From Nothing’ Lyric Video

    October 20, 2014 11:50 AM EDT On Oct. 17, Foo Fighters fans got their first taste of the band’s HBO documentary series Sonic Highways , which follows the creation of their new album of the same name. And like clockwork, Dave Grohl and company have just shared the studio version of Sonic Highways ’ lead single, …

  4. Foo Fighters Explore Chicago’s Storied Musical History in ‘Sonic Highways’ Premiere

    October 18, 2014 12:13 PM EDT The premiere features interviews from Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, producer Steve Albini, and more. Finally, near the end of a two-and-a-half hour set at the wildly intimate Cubby Bear in Chicago on Friday (Oct. 17) night, the Foo Fighters played a new song. Foo Fighters Release &…

  5. Foo Fighters Release 'Something From Nothing': Dave Grohl Explains What Inspired It

    October 16, 2014 4:20 PM EDT Twenty years into their career and the fighters/chart"> Foo Fighters are as hard as ever. The band released their new single, "Something From Nothing," on Thursday (Oct. 16). "Something From Nothing," the lead single off the band's Nov. 10 album Sonic…

  6. HBO to Live-Stream Foo Fighters Concert on Facebook

    October 15, 2014 5:22 AM EDT HBO is celebrating the Friday premiere of documentary series Foo Fighters : Sonic Highways with a live-streaming concert on Facebook.  The eight-part series, directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl , premieres Friday, Oct. 17 at 11 p.m. ET. Each one-hour episode tells the story of an…

  7. Foster The People On Following Up A Breakthrough: 'I Was at War with Myself'

    March 26, 2014 2:21 PM EDT For Foster The People, the antidote to writer's block was hiding on the coast of Morocco. "There's something mystical that floats in the air there," says frontman/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, calling in from somewhere between France and London on the band's…

  8. The Root of K-Pop: The Influences of Today's Biggest Acts

    August 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT It might seem that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon, but at its core are the "idol" acts who hit the scene in the '90s. It might seem to many that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon that has swept the globe. With "Gangnam Style," his…

  9. Lady Gaga Calls Out Die Antwoord: 'You Don't Have a Hit'

    October 18, 2012 4:45 PM EDT South African rap group ridicules, kills off Gaga impersonator in latest music video. Following the release of Die Antwoord 's latest music video, a clip for "Fatty Boom Boom" in which a man dressed up as Lady Gaga is ridiculed and killed off, Gaga has responded on Twitter on…

  10. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  11. Foster The People Weird Out In 'Call It What You Want' Video

    November 01, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Still riding high on the success of breakout single "Pumped Up Kicks," which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100, Foster The People are exploring stranger territory with their new video. Foster the People Give 'Pumped Up' Performance on 'SNL': Watch The clip for "…

  12. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foster the People . A few months earlier, the…

  13. Lollapalooza 2011: Foo Fighters Go Full Throttle in Epic Club Show

    August 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT "Tomorrow night we gotta play this big show in a big f*ckin' field and it will be super duper fun," Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl groaned, a hint of sarcasm surfacing. "But I gotta be honest... I was really f*cking looking forward to playing here." Photos: Foo…

  14. Breaking Benjamin Singer Fires Bandmates Over Song Dispute: Report

    August 02, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Post-grunge group Breaking Benjamin 's longtime lineup is breaking apart after lead singer Benjamin Burnley reportedly fired guitarist Aaron Fincke and bassist Mark Klepaski over an unauthorized remix of the band's song "Blow Me Away." According to The Citizens' Voice…

  15. Chord Overstreet Out on 'Glee,' Fans Rally

    July 05, 2011 4:45 PM EDT "Glee's" resident "trouty-mouthed," floppy-haired love interest, Sam Evans, will no longer be a series regular, after just one season on the Fox series. The season three cast change -- as well as the news that Darren Criss (who plays Blaine Anderson) and Harry Shum Jr…

  16. Foster the People Attracts Hipsters, Moms with 'Pumped Up Kicks' Single

    May 19, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Los Angeles' Foster the People has only one single, "Pumped Up Kicks," under its belt, and already frontman Mark Foster has noticed an unusual assortment of fans cropping up: "At our shows, there are a lot of hipster kids dancing, people who dress cool. Then there are…

  17. Simon Cowell: 'I've Always Wanted' Paula Abdul on 'X Factor'

    April 25, 2011 11:58 AM EDT Simon Cowell wants Paula Abdul and British singer Cheryl Cole to join him and L.A. Reid as judges on Fox "The X Factor." Cowell told Deadline.com's Nikki Finke that Cole is in negotiations but talks have yet to begin with Abdul, his foil for eight seasons on "American Idol…

  18. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson is able to move forward with the civil…

  19. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music was the predominant genre of the night,…

  20. Rod Stewart Sued By Law Firm For $3.3 Million

    November 18, 2009 8:55 AM EST A prominent entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro filed the case Tuesday in Los Angeles. The firm has numerous high-profile clients and recently won judgments for architect Frank Gehry and…

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