1. Adam Lambert Gets 'Wild' On 'Idol' As Judging Format Changes

    April 15, 2009 6:45 AM EDT "American Idol" tried to end on time Tuesday, implementing a format that allowed only two judges to review a singer. Host Ryan Seacrest explained: "We're working in teams tonight, so we make it in on time." Judge Simon Cowell said they had to do it that way because…

  2. 'American Idol' Down To Seven As Scott MacIntyre Exits

    April 09, 2009 7:35 AM EDT After much clamoring from the judges, the competition is over for Scott MacIntyre on "American Idol." The 23-year-old piano player from Scottsdale, Ariz., who crooned Survivor's "The Search is Over" in hopes of being saved by the judges, received the fewest number of…

  3. Rounds Derided, Lambert Gets Standing O On 'Idol'

    April 08, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Lil Rounds continued her streak of disappointment on "American Idol." The 24-year-old Memphis mom's eyes welled with tears as judge Simon Cowell derided her performance of "What's Love Got To Do With It" Tuesday night as a "second- or third-rate version of…

  4. 'American Idol' Judges Dump Megan Joy

    April 02, 2009 7:51 AM EDT The spotlight has been turned off of Megan Joy on "American Idol." The tattooed 23-year-old single mother from Sandy, Utah, who crooned Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low," received the least number of viewer votes on the popular Fox network singing competition…

  5. 'Idol' Judges Distracted By Iraheta's Funky Outfit

    April 01, 2009 8:23 AM EDT Allison Iraheta's funky outfit got more attention than her performance on "American Idol." The judges' panel seemed too distracted by what she was wearing to offer much criticism of her performance. The 16-year-old rock prodigy belted the No Doubt hit "Don't…

  6. 'American Idol' Down To Nine As Michael Sarver Exits

    March 27, 2009 8:03 AM EDT Michael Sarver got a crude awakening Thursday night from his "American Idol" life. The 27-year-old oil rig worker from Jasper, Texas, made his final plea by belting out "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," but it just wasn't slick enough for the judges to overrule the votes…

  7. Alexis Grace Booted From 'American Idol'

    March 19, 2009 8:21 AM EDT There was no saving Alexis Grace on "American Idol." The show's four judges unanimously decided not to keep the soulful 21-year-old single mother from Memphis, Tenn., from being eliminated on the Fox singing competition after she received the least number of viewer voters…

  8. Pete Seeger Turning 90 With Concert Celebrations

    March 18, 2009 12:49 AM EDT American music legend Pete Seeger turns 90 on May 3, but the celebrations honoring his musical legacy and social activism will go on throughout the year. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the environmental group founded by Seeger in the 1960s, is marking the birthday and its own 40th anniversary…

  9. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf raved on for six hours with a contingent of…

  10. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a…

  11. 'Terminator' Star Dekker Eyes 'Fame' Remake

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is in talks to take a lead role in MGM's remake of the 1980 musical "Fame." Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is in talks to take…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are…

  13. Foo Fighters, Raconteurs Rock Austin City Limits

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll was the order of the day for the close of Austin City Limits on Sunday (Sept. 28), as Foo Fighters, the Raconteurs, Against Me! and Band Of Horses delivered powerful sets. Rock'n'roll was the order of the day for the close of Austin City Limits on Sunday (Sept.…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a…

  15. Chart Beat Chat: ABBA, Female Dance Artists, Pop-Country

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss ABBA, "Mamma Mia!", ABBA, the timelessness of dance music, ABBA, country-pop crossover and ABBA. ABBA NICE DAY Hey Fred. Thanks for your top 10 ABBA favorites, it made me rediscover and enjoy "Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother" all over…

  16. Star-Studded Crew Leads VH1's Who Tribute

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with performances during a taping for VH1's "Rock Honors" at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, but the biggest thrills were deliver Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with…

  17. Rogue Wave

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The only thing bands like to do less than be an opening band is be the first band to play at a festival. The only thing bands like to do less than be an opening band is be the first band to play at a festival. It doesn't matter what festival it is. It’s sort of like getting invited to a…

  18. Sonic Youth Sets Track List For Starbucks Compilation

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The album is due June 10 exclusively in Starbucks stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as online. Sonic Youth has finalized the track list for its compilation " Hits Are for Squares ," due June 10…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Doolittle, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2," Jean Manuel de Scarano's birthplace and more! MELINDA/MARIAH Hi Fred, Has Melinda Doolittle already been signed to a record label? She was my favorite contestant on season six of "American Idol.…

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