1. Kobalt Secures $60 Million Funding Round, Led By Google, To Scale Up Operations

    February 27, 2015 12:01 AM EST Independent publishing and music rights management company Kobalt has secured $60 million in funding to further develop its technology infrastructure and expand operations.   Leading the Series C funding round is Google Ventures, joined by MSDC Management, L.P. and MSD Capital, L.P., the…

  2. 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…

  3. Jamie T, Kasabian, Royal Blood Win Big At NME Awards

    February 19, 2015 3:27 AM EST With three awards, Jamie T and Kasabian were the big winners at Wednesday night's NME Awards in south London, while Royal Blood was close behind with a brace of key trophies.  The members of alternative rock outfit Kasabian were at the Brixton Academy to collect best British band, best…

  4. The Foo Fighters to Headline Glastonbury Festival

    February 19, 2015 12:33 AM EST The Foo Fighters will headline the granddaddy of Britain's outdoor summer music events, Glastonbury Festival.  Frontman Dave Grohl shared the news at Wednesday night's NME Awards in London during his taped acceptance speech for the Foos' win in the best international band…

  5. Foo Fighters Rule Newest Hot Tours Recap

    February 12, 2015 3:29 PM EST Earning the top slot on the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list below) are the Foo Fighters , with tickets sales reported from the band's 16-day trek through South America in January. Touring in support of the album Sonic Highways , the rockers began the tour with a pair of stadium…

  6. Dave Grohl Named Ambassador for Record Store Day 2015

    February 12, 2015 12:37 AM EST Dave Grohl has been tapped as ambassador for 2015 Record Store Day.  In his first assignment ahead of this year's April 18 RSD, the Foo Fighters frontman presented a persuasive argument for supporting record stores and the vinyl format.  With a post on YouTube, Grohl takes a trip down…

  7. Whitney Houston's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits: A Look at Her Legendary Chart Career

    February 11, 2015 2:20 PM EST The late Whitney Houston's legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is legendary. Her biggest single on the Hot 100 chart is her iconic "I Will Always Love You," from her film "The Bodyguard." The track spent a staggering 14 weeks atop the list and at…

  8. Jon Stewart's 10 Best Music Moments from 'The Daily Show'

    February 10, 2015 9:30 PM EST With word Jon Stewart will be departing The Daily Show after nearly 17 years, we look back on the host's culture-shaping career with fondness. From battling Mike Huckabee over his criticism of  Beyoncé , to hosting all of the Wu-Tang Clan  and defending Dave Grohl 's worth versus a…

  9. 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…

  10. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  11. Poll: Who Should Perform at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show?

    February 02, 2015 11:30 AM EST Vote now! With Katy Perry 's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in the books, it's officially time to start speculating about next year's big game and which artist will take center field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 7, 2016. For the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL…

  12. 10 Insights Learned From 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Documentary Premiere at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:12 PM EST Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic had a single-word opinion on Brett Morgen's film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck : "Terrific." The musician attended the Jan. 24 world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and the after party at the Social House, which featured a post-midnight…

  13. Kurt Cobain Documentary Director Explains Dave Grohl's Absence From Film at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 11:10 AM EST Brett Morgen's Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck has all the subjects you'd expect: Cobain's widow Courtney Love , Cobain's parents and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic -- everyone except Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl . Turns out Grohl was interviewed for the film, but not soon…

  14. Slash Talks Dave Grohl's Star-Studded Birthday Bash & More Insider Scoop

    January 20, 2015 3:35 PM EST Grohl-ing Older With Slash Slash   says Dave Grohl 's 46th birthday celebration at the Los Angeles Forum was "one of the coolest ... I've witnessed in my time" -- and the former Guns N' Roses   guitarist almost missed it. Slash tells Overheard he was unaware of the…

  15. Denis Leary on 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Guest Dave Grohl: 'It's Not Fair' He Can Act

    January 18, 2015 11:21 PM EST After several years away from the small screen, Denis Leary is ready to unleash Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll . The FX show, which he created and stars in, centers on a middle-aged rock 'n' roller (Leary) who missed out on fame and fortune, but still desperately wants it. Leary…

  16. Ian MacKaye on the New Crop of D.C. Hardcore Docs, Resurging Interest in His Scene

    January 14, 2015 12:15 PM EST "I am totally comfortable with it, I'm just talking," says Ian MacKaye , the 52-year-old D.C. Ur-punk. He is speaking from the Dischord label offices in Arlington, VA, which he has run for last 34 years. "I've told everybody I'll talk to them but I am not going…

  17. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Forum on Saturday (Jan. 10) for a concert…

  18. Foo Fighters Flex Their Dual Mainstream & Alternative Appeal

    January 08, 2015 5:54 PM EST The band is the only act to lead both Mainstream Rock Songs and Alternative Songs airplay charts simultaneously in the past five years, a feat they've accomplished with three hits. Foo Fighters continue to flex their rare appeal across multiple rock formats. The band's "…

  19. 'Salad Days,' Washington D.C. Hardcore Doc, Gets Hometown Premiere

    December 19, 2014 1:08 PM EST A long-awaited documentary on the influential 80s D.C. hardcore scene Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C. , makes its hometown premiere tonight (Dec. 19) at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center  in Silver Spring, MD. The first of the four-sold out screenings this…

  20. The Year in Rock 2014: Rebound From a Rough Year?

    December 19, 2014 12:45 PM EST After decades of leading the pack, the cultural rebound of rock, alternative, or whatever we want to call it depends on learning to play by new sets of rules. I promise this will not be a “rock is dead” story. We’ve already had that conversation far too many times, and besides, it’s far…

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