1. Watch the Foo Fighters Close 'Letterman' With 'Everlong'

    May 21, 2015 3:36 AM EDT The Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” has long been a fan-favorite. Apparently it can also save lives.  Dave Grohl’s all-world rockers had the great honor of closing out the final episode of David Letterman’s legendary The Late Show overnight. They could've conceivably gone with “My Hero,” but…

  2. David Letterman's Last 'Late Show': Foo Fighters, Bill Murray, Barack Obama Salute the Late Night King

    May 21, 2015 1:36 AM EDT All good things come to an end. And so it was for David Letterman’s stint at the helm of his much-loved late-night talk show on CBS. After 33 years (and 6,028 shows) entertaining night owls, Letterman’s The Late Show on Wednesday evening was his last.  It was an emotional farewell as the…

  3. Hozier on His Billboard Music Award Jitters: 'I'll Be Inquiring About Soilage Fees'

    May 08, 2015 4:57 PM EDT Hozier photographed on March 11, 2015 at 632 on Hudson in New York City. Eric Ryan Anderson What was your first awards show? The only awards show I've been to is the Grammys -- wait, I did go to something called the Choice Music Prize. It's an Irish thing. If I was to make a …

  4. Steve Angello on Dance Music: 'We Need to Be Able to Take It Seriously Again'

    May 04, 2015 2:49 PM EDT The Size Records boss discusses his debut solo album, leaving Columbia Records & why EDM needs a serious reboot. Steve Angello is sitting in a poolside cabana at South Beach’s swankiest new hotel for a brunch honoring his record label, Size , now in its 11th year. On one side of the deck,…

  5. Kiss' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on the Next Generation of Rock Stars: 'They Don't Have a Chance'

    April 30, 2015 3:42 AM EDT For 40 years, Kiss  has built a legacy on being a must-see live spectacle, with elaborate makeup, costumes and pyro that can still pack arenas and stadiums around the globe. And indeed, the band’s founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons had finished a sold-out South American stadium…

  6. Max Martin Honored as ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year -- for the Eighth Time

    April 30, 2015 3:37 AM EDT The 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards were held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on April 29. Max Martin, the current Grammy Award winner for producer of the year, was named songwriter of the year for the eighth time on Wednesday night (April 29) at the 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music…

  7. Zac Brown Band Earns Rare Crossover Chart Coronation

    April 28, 2015 10:05 AM EDT The group joins Bon Jovi as the only act to have topped Country Airplay & Mainstream Rock Songs. Zac Brown Band achieves a crossover feat previously managed by only one band: iconic New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi. The former becomes just the second act to have topped Billboard 's…

  8. Foo Fighters, Muse to Headline Radio 1's Big Weekend

    April 20, 2015 6:37 AM EDT This spring's Radio 1's Big Weekend line-up is an epic mix of pop and rock, with the Foo Fighters and Muse locking in headlining slots at the U.K. festival taking place this May, it was announced Monday (Apr. 20). Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement, "I'm…

  9. Tribeca Film Fest: Courtney Love Cries Over Kurt Cobain Documentary, Says Director Found Their 'Sex Tape'

    April 20, 2015 1:40 AM EDT Courtney Love has seen  Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck  four times now, but discussing the HBO documentary still brought her to tears. Love misted up while discussing the film -- which she said contains a snippet of a sex tape she and the late Nirvana frontman made -- at a discussion…

  10. Watch Foo Fighters Take Over Ohio Record Store in Honor of Record Store Day

    April 18, 2015 4:50 PM EDT To celebrate Record Store Day, the Foo Fighters headed to Niles, Ohio, and they had a very good reason for it. The town is not far from where frontman and Record Store Day Ambassador Dave Grohl grew up in Warren. The band took over Record Connection, a record store in a local-area shopping…

  11. Dave Grohl's Daughters Are 'Fascinated' by Vinyl

    April 16, 2015 8:50 AM EDT Dave Grohl is passing his love for music onto his three daughters. And that includes the art of collecting vinyl. The Foo Fighters frontman (aka the Ambassador for Record Store Day 2015) spoke to USA Today about all things vinyl ahead of Record Store Day this weekend, where he opened up about…

  12. Wynonna Judd Comments on Kanye West at SXSW: 'I Can Take Him With One Hand Tied Behind My Back'

    March 21, 2015 12:35 PM EDT "I am a child of God, not just a chick singer," Wynonna Judd said in the wee hours of Saturday morning (March 21). SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Coverage So it was appropriate she played her first South By Southwest show ever at the Bethel Hall in St. David's Episcopal Church,…

  13. Exclusive: Dave Grohl Hints at Season Two of 'Sonic Highways'

    March 18, 2015 2:16 PM EDT As fans began lining up by three in the afternoon to see the Foo Fighters play a private St. Patrick's Day show at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calif., to celebrate the April 7 release of the the  Sonic Highways  DVD, anything was possible. At Dave Grohl 's recent…

  14. Elton John Shopped There and Dave Grohl Worked There: Behind Colin Hanks' New Tower Records Doc

    March 18, 2015 10:03 AM EDT A crucial piece of vintage footage of Elton John shopping at the Tower Records on Sunset Strip ensured that director Colin Hanks could fulfill his vision in All Things Must Pass , the story of Tower and its founder Russ Solomon . John, list in hand, is captured intensely walking the…

  15. Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & Patti Smith to Present at Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 18, 2015 5:30 AM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney , Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith will be among those honoring the class of 2015 at this year's induction ceremony, taking place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. McCartney will present Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr with the Rock Hall'…

  16. Austin and SXSW's Waning Weirdness? Blame Spiking Real Estate Prices and a Tech Industry Influx

    March 13, 2015 10:45 AM EDT Forces stronger than art are putting the city's famed music scene under heavy pressure. On Feb. 12, Sergio and Monica Lejarazu arrived at Jumplin, their beloved Austin piñata store, only to find it razed . Amid conflicting reports of what actually happened -- their realtor said they…

  17. Wait… Zac Brown Band Is on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart?

    March 10, 2015 3:56 PM EDT The country group rocks out & charts at a new format thanks to help from Chris Cornell & Dave Grohl. Zac Brown Band makes news on a pair of Billboard charts this week, one expected and one that marks a sharper shift in direction for the core country group. The band surges into the…

  18. Dave Grohl Stops Foo Fighters Show to Give Gift to Blind Fan: Watch

    March 05, 2015 10:39 PM EST It's times like these ... when the world doesn't seem so bad after all. The massively successful rock band Foo Fighters was performing a recent gig in Sydney when frontman Dave Grohl spotted an audience member holding up a sign. "There's a guy in the front row -- he's…

  19. Foo Fighters Beat the Storms, Pummel the People With Hits Down Under: Live Review

    February 25, 2015 12:29 AM EST Major storms have given Brisbane a beating over the last week. The first, Cyclone Marcia, cruised north of the Australian city last Friday, and on Tuesday night, the force of nature that is the Foo Fighters , pounded the town center. The Foos kicked off the Australian run of their Sonic…

  20. Grammy-Nominated Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on 2,000 Records, Women in Music & Pranking Audio Stores

    February 07, 2015 9:30 AM EST Sia isn't the only faceless Grammy nominee this year. Every year, hundreds of musicians, songwriters, producers -- engineering, mastering, sound, and more -- remain essential to making a record worthy of the most prestigious award in the music industry, yet these contributors remain…

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