1. Paul McCartney Restores Motown Piano, Will Play It at Fundraiser

    August 30, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Paul McCartney and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr., will tickle the ivories to raise money for the Motown Museum next month in New York City. The two will be guests of honor at a $10,000-per-person fundraiser on Sept. 18 at Steinway Hall in New York City. The event will celebrate the…

  2. 615 Artist Spotlight: DeeAnn Dominy

    August 22, 2012 5:55 PM EDT There's an old saying that in Texas, they do things in a big way. DeeAnn Dominy is a first-rate example of this fact, as the Lone Star state native has received her share of critical acclaim in 2012, thanks to her debut EP, "Based On A True Story." She tells Billboard that the…

  3. Exclusive: Pete Seeger Duets With Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle on New Album

    August 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Folk Icon Releasing Two Albums on Sept. 25: 'A More Perfect Union' and 'Pete Remembers Woody' Folk music legend Pete Seeger , 93, is releasing two albums on Appleseed Recordings. "A More Perfect Union" features 14 new songs that Seeger has penned with singer…

  4. Lionel Richie Joins Jimmy Buffett in One-Off Show in Detroit: Video

    July 30, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett and Lionel Richie found an easy solution to the dilemma of who got to perform "All Night Long (All Night)" during their one-off stadium show in Detroit. They both did. LIONEL: Cover Story / Buy Issue Richie, of course, wrote the song and took it to No. 1 in 1983.…

  5. Frank Ocean Wows at 'channel ORANGE' NYC Show

    July 27, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Getty Images "There's some shit that I said in the past couple weeks. Some made a big deal about it, some didn't. But it's my life, you know?" Frank Ocean said before a packed crowd at New York's Terminal 5 on Thursday night (July 26). "I felt like I had to…

  6. Odd Future Announces Tour Dates, New Tyler & MellowHype Albums

    July 18, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Listen to a new MellowHype song, 'La Bonita' Wednesday (July 18) brings a cavalcade of Odd Future news, as the controversial hip-hop troupe has announced new tour dates as well as planned release dates for new albums from MellowHype and (sort of) for Tyler, The Creator. MellowHype,…

  7. Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange': Track-By-Track Review

    July 10, 2012 2:35 PM EDT There is a difference between Frank Ocean and the rest of his R&B contemporaries. No, it has nothing to do with his admittedly introverted demeanor, or his Odd Future affiliation, or penchant for playing "Guitar Hero" in time with a legendary Eagles guitar solo. It especially…

  8. Frank Ocean Releases 'Sweet Life' Song, Announces 'Fallon' TV Debut

    July 06, 2012 3:30 PM EDT In anticipation of the release of his debut album, "Channel Orange," R&B dynamo Frank Ocean will make his network television debut with a performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night (July 9). Although it is unclear what song Ocean will perform, the…

  9. First Listen: Frank Ocean Previews 'Channel Orange' Album in NYC

    June 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "I need a convertible, a lot of channel orange is convertible music. like a saab convertible," Frank Ocean tweeted on June 20, a day before previewing his debut album, "Channel Orange," at KMA Studios in New York on Thursday night (June 21). Ocean has a point -- "…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Granger Smith Introduces Earl Dibbles, Jr.

    June 19, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Texas Music Star Connects With Gun-Totin' 'Country Boy' Character Texas artist Granger Smith loves to create. In the past year, he has released two very well received albums -- the studio disc Poets & Prisoners as well as the recent live album Live At The Chicken, recorded…

  11. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  12. Mumford & Sons Plot Summer Dates, Hint At September Album Release

    May 29, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Mumford & Sons have returned from the Memorial Day weekend with a handful of new tour dates -- and a tentative release date for their highly anticipated sophomore album. First, the confirmed news: the British folk rockers have plotted a series of "Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers"…

  13. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  14. Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad' Returning for Season 2

    May 17, 2012 9:56 PM EDT Odd Future 's television team effort is coming back for a second season. Adult Swim has renewed the hip-hop collective's prank-driven live-action show, "Loiter Squad," according to Pitchfork . The sketch comedy premiered in March and has aired eight 15-minute episodes. Its…

  15. 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…

  16. Chuck Brown, 'Godfather of Go-Go,' Dies at 75

    May 16, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Chuck Brown, an icon of Washington, D.C.'s funk music scene, died at the age of 75 on Wednesday (May 16). The Washington Post reports that Brown's manager has confirmed the death of the singer/guitarist, which followed a battle with pneumonia. Brown is widely credited with creating…

  17. Plowboy Records Launches to Honor Eddy Arnold, American Music

    May 15, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Were he still living, today would have been Eddy Arnold's 94th birthday. Though the singer passed away in May 2008, there is still a huge reason for celebration, with the announcement of the opening of Plowboy Records. Launched to celebrate and nurture the legacy of the original "…

  18. Lee Ann Womack to Premiere First New Music in Four Years

    May 03, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Will Preview Songs From Upcoming Album, Tentatively Titled 'The Way I'm Living,' on May 26 It has been close to four years since Lee Ann Womack has released new music, and her fans -- which includes such superstars as George Strait and Alan Jackson -- are getting just a little…

  19. Earl Sweatshirt Launching Columbia Imprint, Planning Future Albums

    May 02, 2012 8:56 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt is coming back with a bang. After spending time at the Coral Reef Academy in Samoa as his music was going viral back home, the Odd Future collective member has signed a label deal and has several projects planned. According to the New York Times , the MC will have his own…

  20. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

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