1. Keith Richards, Sting, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen & More Star in Refugee Support Video 'We Are Not Afraid': Watch

    December 23, 2016 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono , along with Keith Richards , Robert Plant , Bruce Springsteen , Robert De Niro , Sting and Patti Smith are among the 200 celebrities in a video, “We Are Not Afraid,” which is raising funds for victims of religious and political violence around the world. The clip…

  2. Public Access T.V. Talks Surviving Booze, A Gas Explosion & A Label Deal Gone South Ahead of Debut Album 'Never Enough'

    October 04, 2016 3:40 PM EDT Do the kids really not like rock n' roll anymore? So asserts the opening line of “End Of An Era,” a kinetic track with an exploding chorus from Never Enough , the just-dropped debut album from New York’s Public Access T.V., a band that has definitely not turned its back on guitars. Time…

  3. Will Bruce Springsteen's Memoir Earn Back Its $10 Million Advance?

    September 16, 2016 2:38 PM EDT After playing Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. on Sept. 14, Bruce Springsteen is slated to make a series of decidedly more intimate live appearances — at bookstores and The New Yorker festival. Having performed for 2.1 million fans and grossed $232 million (according to Billboard Boxscore)…

  4. Eddie Vedder, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello & More Headlining New Ohana Music Festival

    April 04, 2016 2:34 PM EDT Ohana Music Festival will take place for the first time on Aug. 27-28 in Orange County, CA, with headliners Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam , Lana Del Rey , Elvis Costello , City and Colour  and more.  Osheaga Announces 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey & More Taken…

  5. Elvis Costello Tells Tales, Pumps Up Volume on Post-Memoir Solo Tour

    April 03, 2016 6:03 PM EDT Reminiscing and raucousness take turns in a (mostly) one-man show that touched down for a sold-out engagement at L.A.'s Theatre at Ace Hotel. Elvis Costello ’s 2016 solo trek isn’t technically a “book tour.” He did one of those, replete with speaking engagements and signings, last fall…

  6. Allen Toussaint, Legendary New Orleans Producer, Songwriter & Performer, Dies at 77

    November 10, 2015 7:10 AM EST Allen Toussaint, whose work as a songwriter, producer, and performer helped define the sound of soul and R&B in New Orleans and beyond, died following a performance in Madrid last night (Nov. 9), his family confirmed to New Orleans CBS affiliate  WWL . He was 77.  Remembering Allen…

  7. Elvis Costello’s ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’ Is Too Clever for Its Own Good: Book Review

    October 16, 2015 2:29 PM EDT Publisher Blue Rider Press touts Elvis Costello’s Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink as on par with Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Keith Richards’ Life , widely considered (along with Bob Dylan’s Chronicles ) as the best rock memoirs. The brainy Costello -- known for inventive albums (…

  8. Live Aid Turns 30: U2, Madonna, Led Zeppelin Reunion & More Highlights

    July 13, 2015 5:13 PM EDT It’s hard to believe 30 years have passed since Live Aid. The monumental charity concert, which raised funds for famine relief in Africa, featured a laundry list of '80s artists that now reads like a music fan’s dream concert. The event was held on July 13, 1985, simultaneously in London…

  9. Late Night Music Roundup: Elvis Costello, Earth, Wind & Fire & Chicago

    April 24, 2015 4:20 AM EDT Elvis Costello made his 27th, and most likely last, appearance overnight on the Late Show with David Letterman . The British singer-songwriter performed a medley of Nick Lowe's "When I Write the Book" and his very own ‘80s hit, "Everyday I Write the Book". Costello…

  10. Latin Music Legend Rubén Blades Turns Teacher For New York City High School Students

    March 20, 2015 2:26 PM EDT Singer Rubén Blades is known as a legendary star of Latin music, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, an acclaimed TV and film actor, a political figure in his native Panama, a committed social activist -- and now, for at least one day, a New York City high school teacher. In a recent…

  11. Marsha Vlasic, Agent to Neil Young, Muse & More, Leaving ICM Partners

    September 05, 2014 7:45 PM EDT Rock agent Marsha Vlasic is leaving ICM Partners after six years with the talent agency. Vlasic's client roster includes heavyweights such as Neil Young , Elvis Costello , Iggy Pop and Muse .  ICM's Steve Levine informed the company of Vlasic's exit with this email late Friday …

  12. Hear Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford & Jim James Perform 'New' Bob Dylan Song 'Married to My Hack'

    September 02, 2014 12:00 PM EDT A second song from 'Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes' has arrived. The second taste of the highly-anticipated  Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes  collection -- which features new recordings of shelved Bob Dylan  lyrics from  1967 as produced by T Bone Burnett -- has…

  13. Elvis Costello To Make Carnegie Hall Debut June 24, 25

    April 29, 2014 9:05 PM EDT Elvis Costello will make his headlining Carnegie Hall debut June 24 and 25 with two solo shows dubbed "The Last Year of My Youth”.  It’s expected Costello may play more than fifty different songs between the two shows, of his own popular catalogue, deep cuts and covers. During his 19…

  14. Lost Bob Dylan Songs to Be Reimagined by Peers on Upcoming Album

    March 25, 2014 7:41 PM EDT A collection of unfinished Bob Dylan songs from the 1960s are finally getting the star treatment, though it's not coming from Dylan himself. An all-star cast of musicians has convened to take two dozen Dylan tunes, purportedly written around 1967 during the singer's "Basement…

  15. Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, La Marisoul & Leslie Grace Join the Billboard Latin Music Conference 'Divas Panel'

    March 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST Pop star Gloria Trevi, rapper Kat Dahlia, soulful songstress La Marisoul and bachata sensation Leslie Grace will appear live on stage together at the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. The conference, presented by State Farm, will feature the entertainers on April 23 during the…

  16. RIP Harold Ramis: Top Music Moments From the Comedy Legend

    February 25, 2014 8:45 PM EST As a writer, director, producer and actor, Harold Ramis' films had significant musical moments that live on decades after their initial release, oftentimes creating associations with certain songs that remind one of Ramis' work just as much as a given film's featured song&…

  17. Pixies Performing in Israel Next Summer

    December 23, 2013 7:28 PM EST The rock band will perform with Soundgarden in June An Israeli promoter for the Pixies says the American alternative rock band will perform in Israel next summer -- four years after the band canceled a concert following a deadly Israeli raid on a pro-Palestinian Turkish aid flotilla to Gaza.…

  18. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford Lead Night of 'OMG Moments' at 'Inside llewyn Davis' Concert

    September 30, 2013 9:35 AM EDT When Justin Timberlake couldn't make Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brother's movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake's understudy would perform instead. Then he introduced Elvis Costello…

  19. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  20. Sting's 'The Last Ship' Musical To Set Sail For Broadway

    September 19, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" will sail onto a Broadway stage after a stop in Chicago. Producers said Thursday that the show - inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England - will appear on Broadway in the fall of 2014…

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