1. Michael McDonald Talks Doobie Brothers' Country Album: 'It's Like Old Times'

    March 25, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Country A-listers lead busy lives, and when the Doobie Brothers decamped to Nashville to cut a star-studded album featuring twanged-up versions of their classic hits, they found themselves playing "musical chairs" with their high-profile collaborators. That's according to…

  2. Against Me! Singer Laura Jane Grace On Gender Transition, Struggles & New Album

    March 25, 2014 1:42 AM EDT Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she's able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band's latest album because she's no longer hiding. Grace, 33, came out as transgender in 2012. She was born Tom Gabel and has performed as the lead singer of…

  3. Who Are Broadway's Next Great Singers & Songwriters?: Top 10 Picks

    March 24, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Singer Idina Menzel's stage-to-screen crossover bodes well for Broadway's would-be stars, while the Lopezes scored Oscar gold for writing "Let It Go" and kicked open the door for future composers of stage and screen. Here are 10 picks for the Great White Way's…

  4. Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)

    March 24, 2014 10:30 AM EDT The "Frozen" star has a top 10 hit, 'Fanzels' who follow her every move, a new Broadway smash and a name (even when mangled) that has gone household "Hey, it's me." The whistles and screams that greet this bit of dialogue are more Madison Square…

  5. John Lennon Artwork Going to Auction

    March 23, 2014 6:36 PM EDT John Lennon's drawings and manuscripts are coming to auction. Sotheby's says a collection of the late Beatles singer's material will make up the "You Might Well Arsk" sale. The auction is scheduled for June 4 in New York. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders,…

  6. Buckwheat Groats Drops NSFW Video Praising Tom Hanks: Watch

    March 19, 2014 9:14 PM EDT We may never have asked for a rap song praising Tom Hanks, but life is but a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Yesterday (March 18), rap duo Buckwheat Groats filled the hole in our lives we didn't even know existed with "Tom Hanks," its new music…

  7. The National Q&A: On 'Weird' New Film, Dead Project and What Makes a Bad Show

    March 18, 2014 2:40 PM EDT "Mistaken for Strangers" follows frontman Matt Berninger's relationship with his brother Tom. The indie rocker talks possible new music and enduring rough nights on the road. "Sometimes I walk off stage and I hate myself" The National spent a bulk of 2013 on the…

  8. Suzanne Vega Talks New Album, Performs Live In Chart Beat Meet & Greet

    March 18, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The folk singer/songwriter discusses her new album, 'Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles,' which includes a 50 Cent sample and a Macklemore shout-out "Every time I make an album, the idea is to mix the acoustic guitar, this beautiful, old-fashioned, almost…

  9. Beastie Boy, GoldieBlox Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Girls’ Ad

    March 18, 2014 12:39 AM EDT A contentious legal battle over the use of the Beastie Boys' 1987 song "Girls" has come to a close with a settlement.  Toy company GoldieBlox, in a preemptive attempt to declare "fair use" of the track in a viral video, took the Beasties to court in Nov. 2013 to which…

  10. The Rationals' Scott Morgan on Scott Asheton: Stooges Drummer 'Found Himself' In Music

    March 17, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Scott Morgan met Scott "Rock Action" Asheton when both were in their early teens in Ann Arbor, Mich., and they were close friends and musical colleagues until Asheton's death over the weekend at the age of 64 . Their two bands, the Stooges and the Rationals, played side by side…

  11. Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up

    March 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE" Avicii replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot…

  12. Jamaican Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

    March 13, 2014 8:32 PM EDT Embattled dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, was found guilty today of the August 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams. The incident allegedly took place at Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew. Williams’ body has never been found. The 11…

  13. Eric Paslay’s ‘Song About A Girl’ Makes Clichés Sound Fresh

    March 13, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Pickup trucks, tailgates, back roads, bonfires and alcohol: commercial country has been obsessed with a handful of topics for several years, and just about every sector of the business -- from the songwriters to the labels to radio -- has voiced some level of frustration about what seems…

  14. Jay Z & Kanye West Give SXSW A Bromance For the Ages

    March 13, 2014 5:45 AM EDT In a sort of one-off relaunch of their "Watch The Throne" tour, rap titans Jay Z and Kanye teamed up again last night for a celebratory -- if not revelatory -- show at the Austin Music Hall during SXSW, filling the small-for-them 4,600-seater to the point of nearly popping.…

  15. Jack Antonoff's Bleachers Deliver Tight, Assured Live Debut at SXSW

    March 13, 2014 5:33 AM EDT Jack Antonoff was the biggest rock star in the room Wednesday night at Palladia’s Epic.Awesome.Showcase at Austin’s Cedar Door. But the fun. guitarist, playing the first-ever live show with his new band, Bleachers, had no use for big rock star trimmings. “Can you guys turn off the smoke? I…

  16. 10-Year-Old Grace Liu Wants You to 'Get in My Car': Watch

    March 12, 2014 9:51 PM EDT The studio that brought you "Friday," "Chinese Food" and "It's Thanksgiving" is about to get bilingual with its newest venture. Such is the video for "Get in My Car," the new music video/song/best birthday ever from 10-year-old Grace Liu that'…

  17. New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet

    March 12, 2014 9:50 AM EDT Fans jumped high in their seats. Others raced to the front of the stage. The rest of the audience yelled excitedly. Carnegie Hall is a seated venue, but music lovers watching Iggy Pop and members of New Order on Tuesday night were eager and lost in the music at the 24th Annual Benefit Concert…

  18. Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy, 'The Sea': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 10, 2014 3:25 PM EDT The ex-Guns N' Roses drummer returns with a new solo album... says Velvet Revolver is talking about a return. "We don't want to throw it away, 'cause it's something we built" When it comes to solo albums, Matt Sorum seems to be on the every 10 years plan. But he…

  19. Inside the Hendrix Film's Beatles Coup and Why They 'Bet the House' on Andre Benjamin

    March 09, 2014 4:46 PM EDT The Beatles, Cream, the Animals, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones play roles in the development of Jimi Hendrix in 1966 and 1967, a 12-month period that saw the guitarist emerge from Curtis Knight's rhythm section to form the Experience and take a starring role in the Monterey Pop…

  20. Shakira's Boyfriend No Longer Allows Her To Make Music Videos With Men

    March 07, 2014 2:32 PM EST "He's very territorial," the singer says of soccer star Gerard Pique. There's a reason why Shakira's new single "Can't Remember To Forget You" features Rihanna -- and a steamy accompanying music video in which the two female superstars caress each other…

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