1. Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek and Janelle Monae to Headline Taste of Chicago

    April 21, 2014 6:51 PM EDT Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris and Janelle Monae will headline this year's Taste of Chicago. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec' Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on Monday released the list of…

  2. Easter Meets 420: A Mixed Bag of Our Favorite Tweets

    April 20, 2014 6:02 PM EDT Every so often, holidays of various nature collide in an unexpected way -- and today (April 20) is one of those days.  While some are spending this Easter Sunday celebrating the resurrection of Christ at church or a family brunch, the Cannabis crowd is taking note of the 420 holiday by…

  3. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments

    April 09, 2014 7:00 PM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, with Kiss and Nirvana bristling over the…

  4. Third World Reggae Star William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke Dead at 65

    February 05, 2014 11:45 AM EST William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie said the singer died Sunday in Orlando a week…

  5. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  6. Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead Broke, I Would Play My Guitar'

    November 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST In a rare interview about music, Murphy opens up about his upcoming album "9," plus plans to return to the live stage, future releases and how Rick James did everything on "Party All The Time" If you're reading these words, chances are Eddie Murphy is making music.…

  7. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  8. Bob Marley Rises to New High on Social 50 Chart

    September 26, 2013 7:30 PM EDT Bob Marley, who has second-largest social media presence for a dead artist (second only to Michael Jackson), reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart. He rises 37-8 in his 88th week on the list, marking the third time Marley has climbed into the top 10. The Social 50 ranks the most popular…

  9. MTV VMAs: Top 10 Crazy Moments of All Time

    August 21, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Think Madonna kissing Britney Spears at the '03 VMAs was surprising? Check out that plus nine other wacky moments from MTV Video Music Awards' history. MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS • VMAs' 55 Most Outrageous Fashions • The 10 Best VMAs Performances Ever • MTV VMAs Quiz: 13…

  10. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  11. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

  12. TVXQ! Rocks L.A. Feeling 'Brand New' at World Tour Stop: Live Review

    July 12, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "We are nervous, but extremely excited. Everything feels brand new, as if we just debuted" - Yunho TVXQ! -- aka 27-year-old Yunho and 25-year-old Changmin, undoubtedly two of the biggest names in K-pop history -- proved their supremacy as a pair of "K-pop Kings," by…

  13. Ray Manzarek of The Doors Is Dead at 74

    May 20, 2013 5:41 PM EDT Legendary keyboardist dies after battle with bile duct cancer. "I will miss my musical brother," says John Densmore Last year, as the Doors released a 40th anniversary edition of its vaunted "L.A. Woman" album, keyboardist Ray Manzarek spoke about how the then-46…

  14. Kenny Chesney Q&A: 'I've Got to Be Inspired'

    May 08, 2013 4:50 PM EDT For his 14th album, the top touring artist in country music history bucked the system and assembled something closer to diary entries than stadium singalongs Kenny Chesney has just landed his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 . But before "Life on a Rock" topped the…

  15. Judge Rules Sammy Hagar Biography Did Not Defame Woman

    May 07, 2013 12:34 AM EDT A defamation lawsuit against Sammy Hagar filed by a former Playboy bunny who claims he fathered her child has been dismissed, and the former Van Halen frontman is pleased with the result, his attorney said Monday. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade ruled April 30 that Hagar did not defame the…

  16. Kenny Chesney Launches Fund to Support Boston Blast Victims

    May 01, 2013 5:43 AM EDT Country star Kenny Chesney is starting a fund to help those who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombing. A Tuesday news release says Chesney has established the "Spread the Love" fund with his own donation and will gift sales of his single by the same name as well. Donations…

  17. Kenny Chesney, 'Life On A Rock': Artist Track-by-Track Review

    April 29, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney's new album "Life On A Rock" is surely the most personal work he's ever done, and time will likely prove it to be among his best-loved by fans. While it does have its stadium-ready party songs in the title cut,  "Pirate Flag" and "When I…

  18. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  19. 15 Awesome Billboard Music Award Performances

    April 22, 2013 10:42 AM EDT Before the BBMAs hit Las Vegas in May, check out 15 of the most memorable moments from the show's history Like the Billboard charts themselves, the Billboard Music Awards have a history of celebrating a diverse cross-section of the music landscape. From the girl-powered punch of…

  20. Lee Hi Nabs Second No. 1 Debut in Korea, Kara's No. 2 in Japan

    April 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT If anyone thought Lee Hi earning a No. 1 out of the gate with her first single "1,2,3,4" in November was a fluke, think again: she's done it again with her new single "Rose." She premiered the first new track from her album "First Love," titled …

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