1. Sammy Hagar Planning a 'Four Decades of Rock' Show for September

    May 11, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Though touring with Chickenfoot is taking up some of his time, Sammy Hagar has deemed 2012 "an experimental year" as he tries out some other live performing concepts he may pursue next year. "I want to do more than just go play an arena or something again," the Red Rocker…

  2. Beach Boys Talk Reunion Tour: No Holograms 'Yet'

    April 30, 2012 7:54 PM EDT A "miracle." That's the word Al Jardine not-so-jokingly uses to describe the latest Beach Boys reunion - this one consisting of himself and fellow founding Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love, as well as longtime players Bruce Johnston and David Marks. After decades of…

  3. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chances to bring their A-game to the desert. Set…

  4. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Pulp, Mazzy Star, James, Refused... (What Decade Is This?) Also: Scorching Rock From Black Keys & Gary Clark, Jr. on Day 1 More than the dry wit of Pulp , Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia , the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012…

  5. Jerry Lee Lewis Weds Cousin's Ex-Wife

    March 30, 2012 9:32 AM EDT After famously tying the knot with his 13-year-old cousin in 1957, 76-year-old Lewis marries another member of his extended family Jerry Lee Lewis , famous for being a rock-n-roll trailblazer in the 1950s, a career nearly derailed after he married his 13-year-old cousin (once removed) Myra…

  6. Jay-Z Rocks SXSW in Hit-Heavy Concert

    March 13, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Jay-Z , rapper/mogul/Blue Ivy's dad, played one of the most anticipated SXSW events Monday night, with a set list heavy on hits and at least partially crowd-sourced. In addition to soliciting fan feedback for his set, Jay-Z at times let the crowd at the Moody Theater in Austin take over…

  7. Estelle Returns, Fresh Off A Smash Single and Breakup, with 'All of Me'

    March 02, 2012 3:15 PM EST "I be international. Catch me all around the world," Estelle purrs on "International (Serious)," a towering electro-hip-hop cut featuring Chris Brown and Trey Songz that appears on the British singer's long-delayed third album, "All of Me." "That's…

  8. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  9. 'Glee's Max Adler on Karofsky's Suicide Attempt in Bold Episode

    February 21, 2012 11:58 PM EST Some of the most gut-wrenching and arresting scenes from "Glee" have featured Max Adler, the 25-year-old actor who plays Dave Karofsky, the McKinley High bully figuring out his own sexual identity. Most times when he's called in for an episode it means the phrase "Very…

  10. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a template for punk rock during the late 60s. "…

  11. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 12:40 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 , it was announced on Wednesday. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine,…

  12. 'The Voice': New Contestants, Hidden Pasts

    February 07, 2012 2:40 PM EST If you don't make it to the finals on one TV singing show, change your hometown, your predicament and musical buddy when you head to another. Or so it goes on the second night of "The Voice" season two premiere last night (Feb. 6). That path was taken by one Jamar Rogers, seen…

  13. Ja Rule Gets Advice On Stocks & Education While In Prison

    February 02, 2012 12:00 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Ja Rule has been getting advice behind bars from two once high-powered men: ex-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and ex-Tyco International CEO Dennis Kozlowski. The rapper, born Jeffrey Atkins, is serving two years for gun possession at Mid-State Correctional Facility in…

  14. Willie Nelson Plays Kucinich Fundraiser in Ohio

    January 30, 2012 8:05 PM EST Country music icon Willie Nelson has come to Ohio to sing out in support of an old friend , U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Nelson performed a sold-out benefit for the congressman on Sunday in Lorain, about 25 miles west of Cleveland. The star previously campaigned for Kucinich during his long…

  15. Katy Perry's Latest Chart Record: A 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Pop Songs (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 3:30 PM EST With 'The One That Got Away,' the album racks more records on the Pop and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts. It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen…

  16. Staying Gold: The Big Pink Loosens Up For Sophomore Release

    January 12, 2012 1:15 PM EST The Big Pink 's debut album, "A Brief History of Love" (4AD), was released in 2009 and did quite well, particularly for a British band breaking into the United States. The set has sold 32,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and the duo's lush, electronic-based rock earned…

  17. Rihanna Reveals Next Single: 'Talk That Talk'

    January 11, 2012 11:55 AM EST While "We Found Love" and "You Da One" are going strong on the Hot 100, Rihanna is getting ready to release the third single from her sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk." On Tuesday night (Jan. 10), the pop singer revealed to her Twitter followers that the album…

  18. Bob Weston, Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Dead at 64

    January 06, 2012 2:05 PM EST Bob Weston, a British guitarist who played with Fleetwood Mac, has died aged 64. Police say Weston's body was found in his north London home on Tuesday after neighbors raised the alarm. Police said Friday that his death was not being treated as suspicious. An autopsy revealed the causes…

  19. Captain Beefheart Rarity Gets 2012 Release Date

    December 20, 2011 6:45 PM EST Captain Beefheart 's "Bat Chain Puller" will be released in January, 36 years after its intended release date, according to the Wire . The idiosyncratic act's lost album was reportedly shelved after a disagreement between producer Frank Zappa and DiscReet Records business…

  20. Beach Boys Reunite for Album, 50-Date Tour

    December 16, 2011 12:40 PM EST Brian Wilson Producing New Album for Capitol; Tour Kicks Off in April The surviving members of The Beach Boys are set to do it again. The legendary band and Capitol Records announced on Friday that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, along with early member David Marks, are…

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