1. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  2. Glenn Beck Working on Anti-'Glee' Project

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Former Fox News host Glenn Beck outed his secret plan to destroy "Glee" on Friday, telling the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington that "the left" won't know what hit them when his conservative version of the "horrifying" high school show…

  3. Bob Dylan Awarded Medal of Freedom From 'Big Fan' Obama

    May 29, 2012 6:05 PM EDT President Barack Obama awarded Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony on Tuesday. "Bob's voice, with its weight, its unique gravely power, was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: LMFAO, 'The Voice,' Dee Snider

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 'Party' on! LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' is just the ninth single to spend at least 60 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 For an act that's sorry for party rocking, it continues to do a lot of it. 'THE VOICE' IS HEARD: Six songs performed on the May 7 live…

  5. Doug Dillard, Banjo Great Who Crossed Genres, Dies at 75

    May 17, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75. A spokesman told AOL's country blog, The Boot , that Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness. Along with his brother Rodney, the…

  6. Yep Roc Celebrates 15 Years With Concerts, Rarities

    May 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Watch Robyn Hitchcock's 'There Goes the Ice' Video Yep Roc Records will celebrate 15 years with a three-night birthday party. The indie label's Yep Roc 15 concerts will be held October 11-13 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina, and…

  7. Glenn Frey Has Plan for Touring Around 'History of the Eagles' Doc

    May 09, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Rocker Talks Eagles Projects, Touring and Brand New 'After Hours' Covers Album Even though it's the group's 40th anniversary this year, the Eagles -- who wrapped a short spate of touring last weekend with a show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- are taking…

  8. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom

    April 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. The Medal of Freedom recognizes "individuals who have made especially…

  9. Neon Trees: Style Council

    April 25, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chart Article "For me, fashion's always been the most fun aspect of existing. Since I was thirteen years old, I was getting dressed up and turning heads at school," says Neon Tress' frontman Tyler Glenn. "I don't think fabric has a sex and I don't know why…

  10. Ted Nugent: Secret Service Meeting 'Could Not Have Gone Better'

    April 20, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Ted Nugent says he's off the hook after meeting with Secret Service agents about his controversial, violently-worded speech at an NRA convention. "I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in (Oklahoma) today," the rocker and arch-conservative said Thursday in a…

  11. Men at Work's Greg Ham Found Dead

    April 19, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Multi-Instrumentalist Was Best Known for Playing Controversial Flute Riff in 'Down Under' Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased…

  12. Paul Weller Gives 'Tame' Scene a Swift Kick

    March 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Singer's 11th Solo Album, 'Sonik Kicks,' Aims for No. 1 on U.K. Chart Artists with three and a half decades on the clock rarely sound this way, but then with that sort of track record, they aren't often still at the top of both their creative form and the charts. "I…

  13. Web Trends: Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results

    March 23, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  14. Bonnaroo Adds fun., Santigold, Danzig To Lineup

    March 13, 2012 11:20 AM EDT The 2012 Bonnaroo lineup expanded by a handful of bands on Tuesday (Mar. 13), after launching with headliners Radiohead , Phish and the Red Hot Chili Peppers last month. The new announcement (and updated full lineup) is over at Bonnaroo's official site . Current Hot 100 kings (and recent…

  15. Madonna's Super Bowl Performance Was Twitter's Top Music Event

    February 06, 2012 2:45 PM EST The world's most powerful promotional event met the leading real-time social media tool during the Super Bowl Sunday evening. Records were set and a pop icon's upcoming album and tour got off to a fantastic start. Madonna 's performance during halftime of the Super Bowl…

  16. Bono, Elevation Partners Set to Win Big From Facebook Sale

    February 02, 2012 5:45 PM EST Months after Bono finished a 3-year tour that grossed a record $736 million, the U2 singer is set to capitalize on one of the biggest stock IPOs in U.S history. Bono is managing director and co-founder at Elevation Partners, an investment firm that focuses on media, entertainment and…

  17. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy's Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co…

  18. SOPA 'Blackout Sites' Include Google, Wikipedia, WordPress

    January 18, 2012 11:15 AM EST Protest Against Anti-Piracy Bills Goes Viral You know the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has gone mainstream when the headline of the Drudge Report on Wednesday morning reads, "Hands Off the Internet!" Numerous Internet companies engaged in a "blackout"…

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    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  20. Kaye Stevens, Singer-Actress, Dies at 79

    December 30, 2011 10:55 AM EST Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died at a central Florida hospital. She was 79. Close friend Gerry Schweitzer confirmed that Stevens died Wednesday at the Villages Hospital…

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