1. Widespread Panic Premieres 'Street Dogs for Breakfast': Exclusive Listen

    August 13, 2015 1:50 PM EDT When the members of Widespread Panic convened to make their first album in five years -- Street Dogs , due out Sept. 25 and previewed below with the track "Street Dogs For Breakfast" -- they decided to bring some of their vaunted stage act with them. Widespread Panic Back to…

  2. Who's the Ultimate '70s Singer-Songwriter? We Picked -- Now You Decide

    June 22, 2015 4:10 PM EDT James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell -- who do you think defines defines the gentler, shaggier era best? Now we want to know what you think: Who do you think is the ultimate '70s singer-songwriter? Vote now. A version of this story originally appeared in the June 27…

  3. Watch Natalie Imbruglia Channel a 'Dark Stepford Wives' Vibe for Daft Punk Cover

    April 24, 2015 2:19 AM EDT Natalie Imbruglia   has been out of the limelight for a while. Indeed, it’s been six years since the release of her last album, 2009's Come to Life . And a mind-numbing 18 years since she had a global hit with “Torn.”  The Aussie soap actress-turned-pop  singer is  about to have another…

  4. Cat Stevens Wraps First U.S. Tour in 35 Years

    December 15, 2014 4:35 PM EST The word "journey" was spoken multiple times during the final concert of Yusuf/ Cat Stevens ' brief U.S. tour, his first in 35 years. It was used as a metaphor and literally, Yusuf speaking both about his life, the lyrics of songs from the early 1970s and his two most recent…

  5. Yusuf/Cat Stevens Cancels New York Show, Blames Scalpers

    September 24, 2014 9:03 PM EDT Cat Stevens is canceling his New York performance just weeks after announcing a six-city tour. Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces First New Music in 5 Years, Tour Stevens said on his Facebook page Wednesday (Sept. 24) that he would not keep the New York engagement because its requirement for paper…

  6. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar…

  7. Cat Stevens 'Taken Aback' By Rock Hall Induction

    December 19, 2013 2:37 PM EST "I'm not sure I feel very comfortable being in a museum, but you can't stop life doing things to you," Yusuf Islam says of his surprise selection ... Also: a "bluesy" album is eyed for late-2014 Whether he's called Cat Stevens or Yusuf (Islam), as he'…

  8. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The…

  9. Third Day Look to 'Invite Everyone In' With 'Miracle'

    November 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST "There's one choice on election day that we guarantee will satisfy you, and that's voting for Third Day ," the band's bassist Tai Anderson says with a laugh. Yes, on the same day as the presidential election (Nov. 6), Third Day's new Essential Records release,…

  10. 'Tapestry' Photographer Jim McCrary Dies

    May 07, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including Carole King's iconic "Tapestry," but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age 72. His niece Colleen Pollard told the LA Times that…

  11. Panda Bear Goes Underground with More Serious 'Tomboy'

    March 29, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Noah Lennox feels compelled to consider his audience now. He blames 2007 for that. Lennox had been recording solo under the name Panda Bear for the better part of a decade, releasing a pair of records along the way in what he considers a somewhat blithe obscurity. Selling records is what he…

  12. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 08, 2011 1:05 PM EST An era of tight playlists leaves little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott has fashioned an enviably fortuitous career as host of "The Lost 45s," airing "records you never thought you'd hear…

  13. Jon Stewart Gets Auto-Tune Treatment on 'Sanity Song'

    November 01, 2010 3:42 PM EDT Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity had its share of musical guests on Saturday (Oct. 30), from Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock to John Legend and Wilco 's Jeff Tweedy. But Stewart's own passionate speech about Americans working together got a musical treatment as well, thanks to…

  14. Ozzy, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock Join 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT Cable television's talking heads were the primary targets of Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, which drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. From video montages of news programs' doomsday prophecies to introducing citizens who remained "rational" under…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Lil Wayne, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp

    August 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 'ABOVE' AND BEYOND: With his highest career debut as a lead artist, Lil Wayne becomes one of just 10 acts in the Billboard Hot 100 's history to make at least 60 visits to the survey. "Right Above It" soars in as the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut at No. 6. As a lead…

  16. 14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday

    June 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White , Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome…

  17. Billboard Bits: Susan Boyle, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Mystikal And More

    January 15, 2010 4:49 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Susan Boyle will make her first television appearance of 2010 next Tuesday (Jan. 19) when she returns to the Oprah Winfrey Show to perform "Who Was I Born To Be," an original song penned…

  18. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). Fast-forwarding to the present, only one…

  19. Depeche Mode Logs Third Week Atop Euro Chart

    May 14, 2009 7:53 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI) starts a third week on top for Depeche Mode, ahead of Bob Dylan's "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope…

  20. Bob Dylan Marks Second Week As U.K. No. 1

    May 11, 2009 12:09 PM EDT Bob Dylan started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island) by Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz took the singles crown for a third week. "Life"…

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