1. Exclusive: Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Sturgill Simpson to Perform at Americana Awards

    August 25, 2014 12:14 PM EDT Spend any amount of time with Jed Hilly , executive director of the Americana Music Association, and you will no doubt be blown away with the sense of unbridled passion and energy that he approaches his job with. A great example of such an occasion came with Americanafest NYC -- which took…

  2. Outside Lands 2014 Saturday Highlights: Tom Petty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Haim and More

    August 10, 2014 10:10 AM EDT The second day of San Francisco’s annual music and arts festival Outside Lands brought classic rock hits, booty bouncing beats, furry freaks and even a surprise same-sex wedding proposal to scenic Golden Gate Park. Across genres, new songs were unveiled and fresh obsessions cemented. But…

  3. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [festival founder] George Wein for letting me…

  4. Blessthefall Ready Tour, Release 'Off The Record' (Exclusive Video Premiere)

    May 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Weeks out from a substantial U.S. tour, Blessthefall has gone back to where it all began. The post-hardcore act has shot “Off The Record,” a two-part series that maps the paths that brought the Phoenix, AZ quintet together. In it, frontman Beau Bokan talks of his early predilection for…

  5. Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis Top Americana Awards Nominations

    May 12, 2014 2:48 PM EDT The Americana Music Association celebrated the nominees for their 2014 Americana Honors & Awards this afternoon in downtown Nashville with a music-filled event at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre. The satellite radio network’s Elizabeth Cook (Apron Strings) announced the nominations during…

  6. Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Honored With Doctoral Degree From Berklee College of Music

    May 10, 2014 3:34 PM EDT Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honored with a doctoral degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Jimmy Page To Re-Release 'Photographic Autobiography' Page delivered the commencement address Saturday to nearly 900 graduates of the private college…

  7. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Denied Latest Appeal

    April 24, 2014 12:23 AM EDT The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. The decision by the state's highest court was the latest stop on Dr. Conrad Murray's legal…

  8. Outside Lands 2014: Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers Top Lineup

    April 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto and Death Cab For Cutie are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 8-10 Hip-hop superstar Kanye West, who rented out San Fancisco's ballpark last fall so he could propose to Kim Kardashian, will return to "The City By the Bay"…

  9. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  10. 'Glee' Recap: The Club's Future Hangs In Limbo As Cast Notch Episode '100'

    March 19, 2014 5:52 AM EDT One hundred episodes is a lot of “Glee”, and as the focus shifts it’s the time to start the grieving process for the club, which Sue is eliminating after their Nationals loss. As much as “Glee” is about ambition and future, it’s also bound by the limitations of the past, and this week takes…

  11. Enrique Iglesias Tapped for Billboard Latin Music Conference Superstar Q&A

    March 18, 2014 1:17 PM EDT Multi-platinum recording artist Enrique Iglesias will appear during a Billboard Superstar Q&A during the 25th anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.  Presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi, Iglesias will be interviewed by Leila Cobo, Billboard's…

  12. 'Glee's' 100th Episode Song List Revealed

    February 25, 2014 3:44 AM EST Fox has announced the setlist for "Glee's" 100th episode. The music in the two-part episode was voted on by fans, who were asked to pick 10 of the show's 30 most beloved performances to be remixed and featured on the series' landmark episode. Set to air March 18 and…

  13. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  14. 20 Best Love Songs By Real-Life Couples

    February 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Whether it’s a chart-topping pop pair, an R&B/hip-hop power couple or a country king and queen, it’s the natural inclination for a musically inclined romantic couple to collaborate – or for a platonic pair of singer to find love during heated recording sessions. In honor of Valentine’s…

  15. Russian Pop Act t.A.T.u. Performing at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony: Report

    February 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST MOSCOW - The fake lesbian Russian pop act t.A.T.u., who enjoyed global popularity in the mid-2000s, will perform at the Sochi Olympics' opening ceremony on Feb. 7, the Russian media reported . According to reports, which quoted eyewitnesses of the ceremony's rehearsals, Lena Katina…

  16. Bonnie Raitt, Skylar Grey, Joy Williams Shine at GRAMMY Foundation's 'A Song Is Born' Event

    January 24, 2014 12:26 PM EST Songs, specifically the ones that become smash hits, were the focal point of the Grammy Foundation's "A Song is Born" program on Jan. 23. Seventeen artists, most of them writers rather than interpreters, performed an astounding number of top 40 tunes, Grammy winners and…

  17. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  18. Beyonce Tipped to Perform at Michelle Obama’s 50th B’day Bash

    January 18, 2014 3:27 AM EST Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card. "Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today ... check out my @AARP card!" the first lady told her more than 600,000 Twitter followers in a post that included a photo of her smiling and holding up the red…

  19. Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

    January 15, 2014 7:19 PM EST An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial. The ruling by the California 2nd District Court of Appeal came less than three months…

  20. Hangout Fest 2014: Black Keys, Outkast, The Killers, Jack Johnson Headlining

    January 15, 2014 12:26 PM EST The Outkast festival train keeps rolling: on the same day that the Governor's Ball lineup was unveiled with the Mighty O atop the bill, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have also been confirmed to be headlining the fifth annual Hangout Music Fest, heading to Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 16-18. On…

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