1. Joan Manuel Serrat to Be Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 09, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat has been named the 2014 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and will be celebrated during a gala on Nov. 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Barcelona-born Serrat started playing music as a teen as he learned the craft both as…

  2. Newport Jazz Fest Founder Looks to the Future on 60th Anniversary

    July 27, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals. That's why the 88-year-old Wein is celebrating the milestone by adding a third day of music…

  3. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tel Aviv Concert Canceled Over Security Crisis

    July 13, 2014 3:36 PM EDT Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on July 17 because of the current security crisis in the region, according to a statement from Warner Bros. Records.  Neil Young, Jack White Cut a Vinyl Record on 'Tonight Show': Watch Neil Young…

  4. Rolling Stones Moneyman Prince Rupert Loewenstein Dead at 80

    May 22, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the Bavarian banker who helped turn the Rolling Stones into one of the most bankable acts in history, has died at the age of 80. He is understood to have died peacefully Tuesday morning following a long battle with illness. Loewenstein guided the Stones’ fortunes…

  5. Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler the Creator Feature on Mark Ryden's $100 'Gay Nineties' Album

    May 05, 2014 12:51 AM EDT Pop art painter Mark Ryden's new show, The Gay 90s, opening Saturday, May 3, at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, features plenty of weird cameos from Abraham Lincoln, strange phantasmagoric scenes with raw meat, and his signature oval-eyed little girls. One of the little girls, a smaller…

  6. Juan Formell of Los Van Van Dead at 71

    May 01, 2014 10:46 PM EDT A joke known in Havana and in Miami’s Cuban community may start making the rounds again, tinged with sadness this time, as fans and fellow artists mourn the loss of Juan Formell, the founder of Cuba’s 45-year-old dance band Los Van Van. The story goes that years from now, Fidel Castro…

  7. Elvis Costello To Make Carnegie Hall Debut June 24, 25

    April 29, 2014 9:05 PM EDT Elvis Costello will make his headlining Carnegie Hall debut June 24 and 25 with two solo shows dubbed "The Last Year of My Youth”.  It’s expected Costello may play more than fifty different songs between the two shows, of his own popular catalogue, deep cuts and covers. During his 19…

  8. Aloe Blacc: 4 Steps To His Success

    April 22, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Aloe Blacc's "Lift Your Sprit" debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in March after his vocal turn on Avicii's 2013 hit "Wake Me Up"  and his own new single "The Man" turned up the buzz. Now that he's also been a mentor on "The Voice" and…

  9. Caetano Veloso Leads Brazilian Cast for ‘I’m Alive’ Rainforest Alliance Project: Watch

    April 22, 2014 2:32 AM EDT Brazilian star Caetano Veloso and rocker Lenine are among the artists who have gathered in Rio’s Floresta de Tijuca rainforest to record new music based on Veloso’s classic “Nine Out of Ten” and “sing their love for the Earth.” The “I’m Alive - Rainforest Alliance Sessions” honors Earth Day…

  10. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  11. Paul Martin of The Fabulous Superlatives Talks 'Kentucky Jukebox'

    February 17, 2014 3:36 PM EST For the most part, small town local radio has faded into the past – thanks to voice tracking and satellite programming. However, go back 25 to 30 years, and those stations were alive and vibrant – and usually featured their own live musical show. WWKY in Winchester, KY was no different. The…

  12. Andy Garcia Shows 'Cachao' More Love, Says He's 'Threatening to Record' an Album

    February 17, 2014 3:15 PM EST Andy Garcia has directed another tribute to his longtime musical idol, Israel Lopez "Cachao." The pioneering Cuban bassist and mambo originator, first profiled by Garcia in his 1993 documentary "Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos," is the subject of a six-minute film produced for…

  13. 'Guantanamera': Pete Seeger's Latin Legacy

    January 28, 2014 8:58 PM EST "There's no sense in me singing it all by myself. Let me teach it to you. Even if you never sang a note of Spanish, you can get those two words…" Pete Seeger's version of the Cuban song "Guantanamera" was released on his album "We Shall Overcome,"…

  14. John Mayer Parts With Michael McDonald, Manager of 13 Years

    December 05, 2013 7:43 PM EST John Mayer and longtime manager Michael McDonald of Mick Management have parted ways, according to two knowledgeable executives. The split was finalized in the midst of the second leg of the John Mayer Live In Concert tour Tuesday night (Dec. 3), at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.…

  15. Lauryn Hill Releases New Track 'Consumerism' On Eve of Prison Release

    October 04, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Lauryn Hill has the perfect idea for a coming-out party -- she’s releasing a new single. The former Fugees singer is due to leave jail today, three months after her imprisonment for tax evasion. To mark the occasion, she’s dropping the song “Consumerism.” It’s a brutal track where Hill…

  16. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  17. Robertico Carcassés Sanctioned in Cuba Over Critical Song Lyrics: Report

    September 15, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The Cuban pianist and bandleader Robertico Carcassés improvised lyrics calling for "direct presidential elections," "freedom of information" and "the end of the embargo and the auto-embargo" during a televised concert in front of the U.S. Interests Section in…

  18. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  19. Gloria Estefan 'Fought Hard' for Shakira: 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Clip

    July 31, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Gloria Estefan will join Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth interview covering the Latin music superstar's extraordinary career -- and the many musical paths she's helped pave for other stars. The seven-time Grammy Award winner is the latest musician to join Winfrey on her OWN show …

  20. D'Angelo and Questlove Bring Soul to Philadelphia

    July 06, 2013 2:23 PM EDT The intimate show, billed “Brothers at Arms,” had all the feelings of a homecoming, or maybe a time machine “It’s been a long-time coming,” Questlove told the sold-out crowd at Philadeliphia’s Theater of the Living Arts late Wednesday night, a few songs into his two-man show with D’Angelo.…

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