1. Nashville Rockers Sol Cat Happy to Call Music City Their Home

    July 21, 2014 3:49 PM EDT Nashville Dancin', the summer concert series in downtown Nashville, is starting to wind down its Thursday night run with shows over the next two weeks. This upcoming week's line-up includes Space Capone, Lettuce and Music City's own Sol Cat. The band's vocalist Brett…

  2. Bob Dylan 'Like a Rolling Stone' Draft Sells For Record $2 Million

    June 24, 2014 9:17 PM EDT A draft of one of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," sold Tuesday for $2 million, which the auction house called a world record for a popular music manuscript. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand went to an…

  3. Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Notes Up for Auction

    May 01, 2014 9:13 AM EDT One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," is going to auction this summer. Sotheby's is offering a working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand for an estimated $1 million to $2 million. The song is about a debutante who…

  4. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

  5. LouFest 2013: The Killers, Wilco and The National Top the Lineup

    April 30, 2013 1:27 AM EDT There's more to love about LouFest this year. The lineup for the two-day festival in St. Louis was released early Tuesday, with The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros atop the bill. The growing festival, now in its fourth year and…

  6. Tom Petty, Kings of Leon to Lead Hangout Fest

    February 13, 2013 9:40 AM EST The five-stage event will include the Roots, the Trey Anastasio Band, Public Enemy and more Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon will headline this year's Hangout Music Fest, with a third headliner to be named for the May 17-19 event on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores,…

  7. Four-Play: Estelle, Kreayshawn, Jeremih, & N.O.R.E

    July 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Estelle jet sets, Kreayshawn gets animated, Jeremih makes his directorial debut, and N.O.R.E. runs the city. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Estelle, Kreay-Kreay, Jeremih, N.O.R.E.. Estelle takes fans across the world to Moscow, Sweden, and Jamaica in the video for …

  8. 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…

  9. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged…

  10. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Frank Black, Apache, Dru Hill And More

    January 22, 2010 6:58 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Hip hop pioneer Apache has died, according to an AllHipHop.com report . An original member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Apache best known single was "Gangsta Bitch" which hit No.…

  11. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members…

  12. The Unclassifiable Lupe Fiasco

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST "'LupEND' -- that's going to be my last album's title. When you play a videogame, you can only put in three letters for your name and when the game's over, those three letters and 'END' pop up. My nex "'LupEND' -- that's going to be…

  13. N.O.R.E. Readies Two New Albums, Capone Collab

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop strong" -- to the tune of three new projects. After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop strong" -- to the tune of three new…

  14. Billboard Bits: Grand National, N.O.R.E., Molotov & More

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Grand National concluded a week's worth of shows and appearances with an acoustic gig last night (June 26) at New York's Joe's Pub. U.K. rock act Grand National concluded a week's worth of shows and appearances with an acoustic gig last night (June 26) at New…

  15. NORE Snag Swizz Beatz, Pharrell For Indie Album

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O.R.E. Y La Familia... Ya Tu Sabe," Queens rapper NORE is going back to basics with "Global Warming 11368," which he will release independently i After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O…

  16. Producer Nitti Inks Deal With Warner Bros.

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based producer Nitti has inked a production deal with Warner Bros. for his Playmaker Music label. The two-year deal also allows for Nitti, who produced and co-wrote the smash hit "It's Goin' D Atlanta-based producer Nitti has inked a production deal with Warner Bros.…

  17. Lil' Kim To Be Released From Jail On Monday

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here earlier this week, rapper Lil' Kim will be released from a federal detention center in Philadelphia on Monday (July 13). As tipped here earlier this week, rapper Lil' Kim will be released from a federal detention center in Philadelphia on Monday (July 13). The rapper…

  18. Billboard Bits: Scarface, 'TransAmerica,' 'Holiday Celebration on Ice'

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scarface presents the Product, Dolly Parton drafts a new song for 'TransAmerica' and artists participate in 'Holiday Celebration on Ice.' Geto Boys principal Scarface and his new Underground Railroad Movement label have teamed up with Koch Records for the release of the…

  19. Lil' Kim Sentenced To A Year In Prison

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 sh Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a…

  20. Rapper Capone Readies Solo Debut

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Due July 12 via Pain, Time & Glory Enterprises…

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