1. Marty Stuart Releases Churning, Twang-Filled 'Woodpile'

    April 20, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Forty years ago this fall, Marty Stuart rode a Greyhound to Nashville from the streets of Philadelphia -- Mississippi. His intention was to visit with Roland White, the mandolin player for Lester Flatt. Stuart had no idea that he would be offered a job playing in the Nashville Grass. All…

  2. Ryan Seacrest on Dick Clark: 'I Idolized Him From the Start'

    April 18, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest has been hit hard by the death of broadcasting legend Dick Clark, his mentor and co-host on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," calling the TV icon "smart, charming, funny and a true gentleman." "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick…

  3. Linda Ramone Q&A: Johnny Was Intense, Angry, Smart, Republican

    April 17, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Johnny Ramone died in September of 2004 at the age of 55 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Born John William Cummings in Queens, New York the punk rock legend was a singular personality. An avid collector of movie posters and baseball cards, an outspoken Republican -- he mentioned…

  4. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT "Tupac Hologram" were the two words on everyone's lips as Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012 came to a close, but the third day of the festival was more than just the projected image of a legendary, long-deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's headlining set. The two…

  5. Rock Hall Inducts Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    April 15, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the high rollers at the VIP tables and the 6,000 "real"…

  6. Chili Pepper Bowling + GnR Buzz at Rock Hall Pre-Parties

    April 14, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The biggest bash, size-wise, was a gala at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, where hundreds gathered to eat, check out shrine…

  7. TMI w/ Cherri Bomb: Watch Again

    April 12, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Downtown Julie Brown chats with Cherri Bomb; talks fashion, news & charts. Cherri Bomb: Watch the 4/12 Episode Plus Tune In Live Every Thursday at 3pm ET On the April 12 episode of TMI, the ladies of L.A. rockers Cherri Bomb were live in the studio, chatting about their new album, touring…

  8. One Direction Plot Summer Tour... in 2013

    April 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT With their 2012 tour of the United States completely sold out and commitments lined up for the rest of the year that will keep them from returning, One Direction has gone ahead and scheduled a tour of North American arenas for Summer 2013. ONE DIRECTION FAN? Cover Story / Buy The Issue Candid…

  9. Police End Investigation Into Whitney Houston's Death

    April 12, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Police have closed their investigation into Whitney Houston's death without finding any evidence to suggest it was anything than an accidental drowning, investigators announced Wednesday. The Beverly Hills Police Department did not release a detailed report on the case, but Lt. Mark…

  10. Rock Hall: Axl Rose Will Miss Faces Reunion, Chili Peppers + More

    April 12, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Green Day Still Confirmed to Induct Guns N' Roses on April 14 G uns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend, despite Axl Rose's bombshell decision on Wednesday to boycott the event due to various grievances, large and small. A spokesperson…

  11. Spotlight: Lucas Hoge as Country as It Gets

    April 11, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Singer Who Wants You to 'Give a Damn' Preps Full Album Pardon the pun, but Lucas Hoge has plenty to "Give A Damn" about these days. The Nebraska native is watching his current single of the same title pick up momentum at radio stations across the United States. Hoge is…

  12. Donovan Q&A: Catching Up With a Folk Rock Superman

    April 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT In the three months since Donovan received the news that he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , he has stepped up his activity in front of the film, TV and music industries. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival, made numerous private performances for music supervisors…

  13. Britney Spears Makes Fiance Conservatorship Request

    April 09, 2012 7:47 PM EDT Britney Spears has requested that her fiance join her father in decision-making duties involving the pop superstar's conservatorship, court filings show. The request was made by Spears' court-appointed attorney on Friday and will be considered by a judge later this month. If…

  14. The End Is Near: Team StarKid Announce 'Apocalyptour'

    April 09, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Last time, Team StarKid journeyed to space on their tour , this time they're more earthbound with the announcement of APOCALYPTOUR, which takes the musical theater troupe from their home-base in Chicago starting May 9, weaving west to California before returning to New York for a final…

  15. Jake Owen Proposes Onstage: Watch

    April 09, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Country star Jake Owen proposed to his girlfriend Lacey Buchanan onstage Saturday at a charity event in his hometown. In the adorable but shaky video, Owen calls his now-fiance onto the stage at his alma mater, Vero Beach High, in the middle of his hit "Don't Think I Can't Love…

  16. Scars on 45's Debut Album: First Listen

    April 09, 2012 10:20 AM EDT "I suppose that it's the end of an era for us," Scars on 45 frontman Danny Bemrose says just weeks before his band's self-titled debut arrives April 10 on Atlantic's Chop Shop imprint. For the better part of the past three years, the Bradford, England-based quintet…

  17. Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Conquers U.K. Chart

    April 09, 2012 9:50 AM EDT On Singles Chart, Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Rises to No. 1 Former "Canadian Idol" contestant Carly Rae Jepsen scored the second-highest first-week sales of the U.K. singles chart year as her current Billboard Hot 100 top tenner "Call Me Maybe" raced…

  18. Dolly Parton Video Q&A: Extended Cut

    April 06, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Earlier this week, we sat down with Dolly Parton about her new two-disc live album/ DVD, "An Evening With… Dolly." The country music icon was so forthcoming with her answers -- which touched on everything from her work with Kenny Rogers, to how faith has always guided her career to…

  19. Wilson Phillips: 'Still Holding On' With New Album, TV Show (Exclusive Video)

    April 06, 2012 9:05 AM EDT The trio returns with a new album and its own reality show, 22 years after topping the Hot 100 with 'Hold On,' its first of three No. 1 hits. "Wow, we've had a really great year. And, another great year to come," Carnie Wilson beamed to the crowd of faithful Wilson…

  20. Album Review: Rusko, 'Songs'

    April 05, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Rusko "Songs" Producer: Christopher Mercer Mad Decent Release Date: March 26 Like Harry Potter, Mr. Bean and the original version of "The Office," Rusko's references are dominantly British. Take his 2009 track "Cockney Thug," which contains samples of a…

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