1. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:26 PM EST BEST RAP SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj Songwriters: Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios, J. Solone-Myvett Publishers: Harajuku Barbie Music, Money Mack Music, Songs of Universal Inc., My Diet Starts Tomorrow Inc., U Can't Teach Bein&…

  2. Sting Joins Cast of 'The Last Ship,' Receives Standing Ovation

    December 10, 2014 10:56 PM EST Grammy Award-winner Sting jumped aboard his Broadway musical The Last Ship  as its newest star Tuesday night, hoping to help right a show that's been listing dangerously at the box office. A bearded Sting got a standing ovation -- and a bouquet of white roses -- at the Neil Simon…

  3. Sting and His 'The Last Ship' Cast Prep for Broadway Opening

    October 26, 2014 1:07 PM EDT "I'm at the back there every night, mouthing every syllable," Sting says. The actors in Sting 's musical The Last Ship have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness. "I&…

  4. 5 Questions with Steve Nieve, Elvis Costello's World-Class Sideman

    September 29, 2014 2:02 AM EDT There’s a case to be made for Steve Nieve as rock 'n' roll’s greatest keyboardist, at least as an accompanist. Ebony and ivory have lived together not just in perfect harmony but frenzied excitement as Nieve has been the dominant instrumental force in Elvis Costello’ s Attractions…

  5. Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban Talks Journey 'From Elvis to Elvira'

    September 06, 2012 5:30 PM EDT In the world of country music, the words "Oom Papa Mow Mow" might be recognized as some of the most legendary bass notes in the format's history. Of course, those lyrics were immortalized by Richard Sterban in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 recording of "Elvira," which…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. The second annual show, which takes place in a ceremony at London's Alexandra Palace, 2005 - Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate,…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. The second annual show, which takes place in a ceremony at London's Alexandra Palace, 2005 - Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the…

  10. Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall)

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reunions have become increasingly commonplace, and it's easy to dismiss the musicians involved as money-hungry shells of their former selves. So many of our aging idols seem to be shuffling onto stage Reunions have become increasingly commonplace, and it's easy to dismiss the…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate,…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  13. The Police / July 31, Aug. 1, 2007 / Hartford, Conn. (Rentschler Field), New York (Madison Square Garden)

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT You shuffle into the venue, grab a couple of $7 Bud Lights and maybe peruse the $30 T-shirts. If you're there early, you watch the opening band, a rock trio whose singer bears an uncanny resemblance t You shuffle into the venue, grab a couple of $7 Bud Lights and maybe peruse the $30 T…

  14. The Police, Ween, Flaming Lips Star At Bonnaroo

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances by Ween and the Flaming Lips highlighted the Saturday (June 16) bill at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. Th The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances…

  15. 'Brain' Freeze

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just before it begins its run as the opening act for the North American leg of the Police's reunion tour, U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will this week unveil its second album, "Left Side of the Brain." Just before it begins its run as the opening act for the North American leg of…

  16. Fiction Plane Resumes Flight With New Album

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will release its second album, "Left Side of the Brain," May 22 via Bieler Bros., just before it begins its run as the opening act for the North American leg of the Police' U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will release its second album, "Left Side of…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Madonna and Eminem top the winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2000, presented at Stockholm's Globen venue. Madonna's worldwide smash "Music" helps her pick up prizes for best dance a 2005 - Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>DMX and Lauryn Hill are the big winners at the 1999 Source Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. DMX goes home with artist and live performer of the year, while Hill takes 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at…

  20. Sting Sets Rainforest Date, Euro Tour Support

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. The event will be held May 19 at New York's Carnegie Hall and will feature…

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