1. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  2. Neil Finn On Songwriters' Struggle, Learning to Dance & Miley Cyrus' Brand of Feminism

    September 10, 2014 5:47 AM EDT Submit to the struggle, to existential crisis. And make sure to put in the hours. Those are some of Neil Finn’s tips for tackling the songwriting process. Finn shared sound advice and took his standing-room audience on a trip through his earliest musical years during a keynote conversation…

  3. Neil Young Urges Fans to Boycott Non-Organic Cotton

    August 02, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Neil Young took to his website on Friday to speak out against the purchase of non-organic cotton. The FarmAid co-founder and veteran activist, who has championed environmental, social and aural causes over the years, has vowed to phase the material out of his tour merchandise in favor of 100…

  4. Tom Petty on the 'Good Thing About Getting Old': 'You Know What's Worth Spending Time on and What's Not'

    July 21, 2014 10:00 AM EDT At home in Malibu with Tom Petty, as the eternal SoCal rocker, now on his 13th album with the Heartbreakers, sounds off on the one percent, the Catholic church and the corruption of power. The seaside community of Malibu is a retreat for wealthy hedonists for good reason — there’s rolling…

  5. Damon Albarn Goes It Alone: 'I Drive Myself To The Edge of Insanity Most Days'

    April 25, 2014 4:29 PM EDT The Grammy winner behind Blur, Gorillaz and much more plumbs his dark side for his first solo album. Sitting on a deceptively uncomfortable sofa in the inner sanctum of his West London studio, Damon Albarn is recounting the often torturous creative process that led to his long-awaited solo…

  6. 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…

  7. Rogers Waters Defends Use of Religious Symbolism

    December 03, 2013 12:20 AM EST Now that his three-year world tour for "The Wall" has finally come to an end, Roger Waters wants to set the record straight over criticism he's received from Jewish groups regarding his use of the Star of David symbol in the show and his support for a cultural boycott of Israel…

  8. Farm Aid 2013: Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 23, 2013 11:16 PM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York. "That song,"…

  9. Thundercat Q&A: Coping With Loss, Surprising Snoop, and the Jazz Roots of Mac Miller

    June 11, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Stephen Bruner, a.k.a. Thundercat, isn’t the man he used to be. Once a renowned bass player with acts ranging from Suicidal Tendencies and Snoop Dogg to Sa-Ra and Erykah Badu, Bruner has slowly but surely stepped into the role of a frontman on his first two solo albums -- “The Golden Age of…

  10. Kenna Op-Ed: It's Time for Action on the Clean Water Crisis

    January 03, 2013 9:10 AM EST Kenna ( @okkenna ) is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter. He founded SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT in 2010 to address the clean water crisis in the developing world. As a musician, I often derive the inspiration for lyrics from the world around me. The ability to put our most intimate thoughts in…

  11. Live Aid 25th Anniversary: 10 Awesome Benefit Show Performances

    July 13, 2010 3:53 PM EDT Twenty five years ago today (July 13), more than 50 artists across two continents united for the Live Aid benefit concerts, organized by UK musicians Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to aid famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. The event touched the hearts (and wallets) of fans across the globe, as an…

  12. Madonna Lays Brick For New African Girls' Academy

    April 06, 2010 1:10 PM EDT Madonna laid the first brick of her new girls' academy near Malawi's capital Tuesday, in which she encouraged Malawian girls to "dare to dream," according to the inscription on the brick. The pop star said it has long been her dream to build a girls' school. She said…

  13. Q&A: Green Day's Punk Opera

    April 30, 2009 4:01 PM EDT Above: Green Day's video for "Know Your Enemy," the first single from new album "21st Century Breakdown," due worldwide on May 15 Green Day returns this month with a rock opera that's thrashtastic enough for its old fans -- and new ones. In this extensive Q&A…

  14. Bon Jovi, Roger Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:43 PM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Shiamak Davar, Farhan…

  15. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Eart Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such…

  16. Live Earth Heading To CD/DVD In November

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis"…

  17. Stone, Maal Stand Out At Live Earth Johannesburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome today (July 7) featured sets from reggae stalwarts UB40, Soweto Gospel Choir, indie rocker The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at…

  18. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight (July 7), with those guests joining the reuni The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show…

  19. Linkin Park, Local Stars Kickstart Live Earth Japan

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two local star-studded Live Earth climate change concerts. Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two…

  20. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an…

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