1. Steve Earle Calls Noel Gallagher 'The Most Overrated Songwriter In The Whole History Of Pop Music'

    June 15, 2017 10:46 AM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Steve Earle is the subject of a highly engaging profile in  The Guardian  ahead of his new album  So You Wanna Be An Outlaw . There’s a lot of meat in the story about Earle’s lifelong battle with addiction, his seven marriages to six women, and his devotion to his…

  2. Steve Earle on Writing Music and Acting Off-Broadway and His Love of 'Old-Fashioned Musicals'

    April 16, 2017 12:57 PM EDT Steve Earle didn’t just write the score for Richard Maxwell’s new play Samara , which opens tonight off-Broadway at New York’s Mezzanine Theatre: the country-rock renegade is also the play’s narrator.   Earle is certainly no stranger to pursuits beyond songwriting: he’s delved into everything…

  3. Steve Earle Endorses Sanders, Frets Over Trump at NYC's City Winery: Live Review

    January 12, 2016 1:07 PM EST Steve Earle ’s residency at the City Winery represents an opportunity for a career retrospective. He declared as much a few songs into his set last night in Manhattan: “My intention is to play one song from every album I ever made.” It’s a chance to mull over the past, to start a new year by…

  4. Steve Earle Song Tells Mississippi to Change Its Flag

    September 11, 2015 3:13 PM EDT The state flag includes the Confederate battle emblem. Country rockers Steve Earle & The Dukes have released a new song exhorting Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The single, "It's Time, Mississippi," went on sale Friday (Sept. 11) as…

  5. SXSW 2015: Doug Sahm Honored During All-Star Tribute Concert With Steve Earle, Robert Rodriguez & More

    March 22, 2015 4:23 PM EDT To the vast majority of the world, the late Doug Sahm means "She's About a Mover," his 1965 hit with the Sir Douglas Quintet , and not much else. For others, there may be some degree of familiarity with the subsequent Texas Tornados . SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Coverage But…

  6. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted at No. 39 on the March 7 Billboard 200 --…

  7. Steve Earle, 'King of the Blues': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 16, 2015 10:55 AM EST Steve Earle certainly had the blues after ending his marriage (the longest of seven) to singer Allison Moorer last year. But that wasn't the only reason he chose to make his new album, Terraplane , a blues set. "I've thought about doing it for a long time, same reason as I made…

  8. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was 1970. Now, in 2014, outrage over police…

  9. Bob Seger Announces 'Ride Out' Tour

    September 25, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The Travelin' Man is hitting the road again this fall.  Bob Seger   & the   Silver Bullet Band will kick off their Ride Out Tour 2014/2015 on Nov. 19 in Saginaw, Mich., with 23 dates announced so far through Feb. 27 in Los Angeles. Bob Seger Reveals Release Date for 'Ride Out&…

  10. David Broza, 'Jerusalem' (With Steve Earle): Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 03, 2014 10:30 AM EST The singer-songwriter recorded his forthcoming album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" (due Jan. 14), with both Israelis and Palestinians David Broza doesn't want the socio-political importance of his new "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" -- a Steve Earle co-produced…

  11. Steve Earle Revisits Mid-Nineties 'Burst' on New Box Set, Live Album

    April 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Listen to "The Devil's Right Hand," off Earle's upcoming live album "Live at the Polk Theater" With a new album just out, Steve Earle is also getting ready to revisit what he calls "one of the most important period of my career.…

  12. 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…

  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. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  15. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened the show, playing 'Nebraska' with…

  16. Craig Finn Finds His Solo Voice, Talks 'Friday Night Lights' & The Hold Steady's Future

    January 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST For the first time, you can really hear Craig Finn. On the Hold Steady frontman's first solo album "Clear Heart Full Eyes" (released Jan. 24), he trades rollicking bar-band riffs and beer-soaked scene lore for a touch of twang and subtle narratives ("No one's getting…

  17. How Linda Chorney, an Unknown, Scored a Grammy Nomination

    December 13, 2011 10:35 AM EST Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot Chorney performing her song "Cherries.…

  18. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean told the press backstage at the Grammy…

  19. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  20. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the type of funked-up electro Timbaland was…

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