1. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far, the drama swirling around this year's…

  2. Islands Lightens Up With 'Vapours'

    September 22, 2009 10:57 AM EDT "Vapours," the title of Islands ' third full-length album, materialized after a particularly boisterous show last year in Switzerland. After his opening set, Los Angeles rapper Subtitle watched the Montreal indie-pop band put on a dazzling performance. "After the show he…

  3. Jay-Z Announces Details Of 9/11 Benefit Concert

    August 31, 2009 1:49 PM EDT Rapper Jay-Z held a news conference today (August 31) to formally announce the "Answer The Call" charity concert that will take place at Madison Square Garden on September 11 to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. "This…

  4. Win Mastodon Vans!

    August 04, 2009 2:08 PM EDT Want your very own pair of Mastodon Vans sneakers? Tell us, in 140 characters or less, a story about "astral travel" inspired by Mastodon's latest opus, "Crack the Skye," which reached No. 3 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart in April. The best blurb wins! As…

  5. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death…

  6. Lambert And Allen To Sing For 'American Idol' Crown

    May 19, 2009 9:56 AM EDT A showy musical theatre actor and his clean-cut acoustic guitar-playing rival get their last chance to woo viewers and votes on Tuesday night in the final performance episode of U.S. television talent show "American Idol." After 100,000 people auditioned last summer and five months…

  7. Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Biopic

    May 13, 2009 6:19 PM EDT Frank Sinatra is finally getting his biopic, directed by no less a celebrity profiler than Martin Scorsese. Universal Pictures has acquired "Sinatra," a script by "Field of Dreams" screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson with Scorsese attached to direct. Mandalay Pictures'…

  8. Prince Keeps Charting His Own Course

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At a recent New York celebration/concert for Prince's new book, late night had turned into early morning, the bar was closing and party organizers were deciding what decorations to pack up first. At a recent New York celebration/concert for Prince's new book, late night had turned…

  9. Toussaint Teams With Henry For 'Mississippi'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with producer Joe Henry for his next album, a collection tentatively titled "The Bright Mississippi" due out in early 2009 o Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with…

  10. Book, CD Chronicle Prince's London Run

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prince's 2007 run of 21 shows at London's 02 Arena is chronicled in the appropriately named coffee table photo book "21 Nights," due Sept. 30 via Atria Books. Prince's 2007 run of 21 shows at London's 02 Arena is chronicled in the appropriately named coffee table…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon…

  13. Destroyer / April 22, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Midway through Destroyer's stunning set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, my friend leaned over and whispered, "This dude is kind of like Dylan, isn't he?" Midway through Destroyer's stunning set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, my friend…

  14. Morrissey Accepts Apology In Racism Flap

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey today (April 3) accepted a public apology at London's High Court from the publishers of British music monthly Word Magazine over a suggestion that he was a racist and hypocrite. Morrissey today (April 3) accepted a public apology at London's High Court from the publishers…

  15. Morrissey Suing NME For Defamation

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is suing music magazine NME for defamation after it printed an article in which he discussed his views on immigration in Britain. Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is suing music magazine NME for defamation after it printed an article in which he discussed his…

  16. Les Savy Fav Thinks Big On First Album Since '01

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001's "Go Forth," but it's not out of the band's lack of desire to make one. Well, maybe a little bit. Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001&…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars…

  18. Franz Ferdinand Plays Intimate Bonnaroo Warm-Up

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand made a pit stop at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night (June 13), treating the sold-out crowd to an hour- En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon…

  20. Garage Rock

    March 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Will indie retail be the last guys to feel the download competition? Why is Newbury Comics doing so good? Twenty-seven stores in Boston and beyond. CD sales may be down 50 million or so but there were Will indie retail be the last guys to feel the download competition? Why is Newbury Comics…

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