1. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  2. Kanye West Will Perform On 'SNL' Season Finale

    April 26, 2013 1:28 PM EDT Kanye West will be the musical guest on the season finale of "Saturday NIght Live." The finale of season 38 of SNL will air on May 18. This afternoon (April 26), SNL confirmed that 'Ye will be performing and Ben Affleck will be the host for his fifth time. And for the Season…

  3. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much enjoying each others' company as they…

  4. Record Store Day: 10 LPs to Pick Up

    April 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT With the retail holiday for music fanatics on the horizon, here are the must-haves. Each year, the list of exclusive releases for the annual Record Store Day seems to grow longer than the line at a Prince secret show. We've dug through the crates to pick out 10 releases -- from…

  5. Rock Hall of Fame Inducts Rush, Public Enemy and Heart at Passionate Ceremony

    April 19, 2013 5:32 AM EDT The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles in more than two decades may as well have been subtitled "A Night to Celebrate Rush" as the Canadian trio's fans packed the Nokia Theater to the rafters and made their presence known. Rock Hall Red…

  6. Coachella Analysis: Phoenix Punks The Daft Rumors, Creates Magic with R. Kelly

    April 14, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, a group that is not scheduled to perform at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, has hovered over this year's Indio gathering like a robotic specter the whole world is waiting to become human. There was Friday's impromptu teaser trailer for the French…

  7. White House Hosts Night of Memphis Soul -- Watch Justin Timberlake Sing for Obamas

    April 10, 2013 3:45 AM EDT President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason. "Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and…

  8. Justin Timberlake Visits White House, Earns Praise From Michelle Obama

    April 09, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Obamas host Timberlake, Ben Harper and others for a special Memphis Soul concert Justin Timberlake made his presence known at the White House on Tuesday, where he's spending the day celebrating Memphis soul music with the First Family. The Memphis native will perform at a concert this…

  9. Kid Cudi Is 'No Longer On G.O.O.D. Music'

    April 02, 2013 6:37 PM EDT Kid Cudi took advantage of his interview with L.A.'s Power 106 to announce that he's no longer on Kanye West's imprint, G.O.O.D. Music. "I’m announcing that I’m no longer on G.O.O.D. Music. And this is something that no one knows really. I’m no longer on G.O.O.D. Music,…

  10. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  11. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  12. Kid Cudi: The Former Rager Talks About His 'Indicud' Album, Being a Rebel and More

    March 05, 2013 2:31 PM EST Cudi's just about ready to drop his third solo album. And, as usual, it's getting done on his terms. The title of Kid Cudi’s latest single, “Immortal,” is a fitting one. The guy simply won’t go down. Music television heavyweights like MTV and BET aren’t playing the videos…

  13. David Bowie, 'The Next Day': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2013 12:45 AM EST The first single released from David Bowie's first album in 10 years, "Where Are We Now?", is an anomaly. It is gentler, slower and lighter than the other 13 songs on "The Next Day," this musical chameleon's return to rock 'n' roll. Bowie and…

  14. Mindy McCready's Death: Country Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 1:30 AM EST News of singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide prompted Country music stars from Carrie Underwood to Jason Aldean to tweet prayers and rememberances.. News of Country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted…

  15. Joey Ramone's Record Collection, Clothes Up For Auction

    February 08, 2013 4:21 AM EST The private record collection of Joey Ramone is to go under the hammer, along with a selection of the late punk rock star’s iconic clothes, passport, handwritten lyrics, and even his Rolodex. It’s a fascinating insight into the Ramones frontman's tastes -- and there's a lot for…

  16. Michelle Williams 'Had a Blast' at Super Bowl, Says Open to More Destiny's Child

    February 06, 2013 4:35 PM EST On tour with the musical "Fela!," Williams talks DC reunion hype and her first solo album since 2008 Back in the groove of the touring company of "Fela!," Michelle Williams says she's still buzzing about the Destiny's Child reunion during Beyonce's halftime…

  17. Churchill, 'Change': Track Review

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST CHURCHILL "Change" (3:17) Producer: Joe Richmond Writer: T. Bruns Publisher: Churchill the Band Publishing (ASCAP) A&M/Octone Records   Denver newcomer Churchill doesn't overthink its first major bid at radio success, as "Change" is the sort of brilliantly simple…

  18. Lulu Roman Recruits Dolly Parton, Georgetta Jones on New Album

    January 14, 2013 1:45 AM EST Lulu Roman enjoyed a successful television career from 1969-1992 as one of the citizens of Kornfield Kounty on "Hee Haw." It was a run that she credits to one of the show's co-hosts, Buck Owens. The Dallas native recalls that whenever Owens and his band would come to town, she…

  19. 'Girls' Music: Pop Mingles With Indie Cool in New Season

    January 12, 2013 12:00 PM EST Santigold's "Girls" Is First Single. The tracks that constitute the first soundtrack for HBO's "Girls," out now on Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic, reflect the modern bohemian environs that surround the show's quartet of young New Yorkers. Songs are culled from the…

  20. 615 Picks: 10 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 08, 2013 12:45 PM EST Expect great things from new or emerging artists in the country and Americana worlds in 2013. Here's the 615's picks for ten artists to keep a keen eye on, from the Brooklyn-based Americana band the Lone Bellow to a new album from Pistol Annies star Ashley Monroe to the throwback…

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