1. Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock on the 8-Year Wait for Their New LP & His Issues With 'Portlandia'

    March 18, 2015 9:00 AM EDT What's the deal with Modest Mouse ? Eight years since its last studio LP and eleven since the surprise success of "Float On," the 22-year old band finally returns with Strangers to Ourselves, a rollicking 57-minute indie rock power trip through old west saloon pianos,…

  2. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribution to the U.K.’s live music industry and…

  3. Everything But The Girl’s Ben Watt Discusses Writing Novels, Finding His (Singing) Voice, & Calling Time On DJing

    April 30, 2014 2:52 AM EDT Best known as the male half of Everything But The Girl, the duo he formed in 1981 with Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt has many talents beyond providing the harmony to Thorn’s lead vocal. Since 1998, he has been an established presence on London’s deep house circuit, as a DJ, re-mixer, producer and…

  4. The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be…Naked’ Finally Arrives on iTunes

    April 03, 2013 2:44 AM EDT The Beatles’ stripped-back, Phil Spector-free version of “Let It Be” has finally made its debut on the iTunes store – a decade after its physical release. The 11-track “Let It Be…Naked” album arrived today on Apple’s digital music service carrying some bonus content, EMI has announced. The…

  5. Kenny Rogers Talks 'Luck' Book, New Music

    October 11, 2012 3:20 PM EDT In the early months of 1977, Kenny Rogers ' phone was ringing like crazy, thanks to the success of the classic "Lucille." In his new book, "Luck Or Something Like It," the singer tells of one who wasn't too enamored with the single - at least initially. "…

  6. Meet The Beatles' Massive Vinyl Box Set

    September 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Beatles fans, dust off your record players. The band's original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes to much fanfare in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13 as part of an elaborate box set. The titles include the band's 12…

  7. X Japan Leader Yoshiki Pens New Golden Globes Theme

    January 12, 2012 1:20 PM EST X Japan Also Wrapping First English-Language Album To create a new theme for the Golden Globes telecast, Yoshiki , leader of the Japanese rock group X Japan , used a piano concerto he wrote 13 years ago to celebrate the Emperor of Japan's reign as a source of inspiration. The Hollywood…

  8. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of Scorsese's doc, screened at London'…

  9. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Coming to HBO in October

    July 13, 2011 6:30 PM EDT HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's " George Harrison : Living in the Material World," and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his beginnings in Liverpool through his life…

  10. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've visited the Alamo in San Antonio-collecting…

  11. The Beatles' 'Rock Band': How The Fab Four Went Digital

    September 04, 2009 3:12 PM EDT Paul DeGooyer is tired -- for good reason. It's about two weeks before the release of MTV's " The Beatles : Rock Band," and DeGooyer, senior VP of electronic games and music for MTV Networks Music Group, has been traveling to New York, Boston, Los Angeles and London since…

  12. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 5:40 PM EDT The Bee Gees ' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the…

  13. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 6:41 AM EDT The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the group…

  14. Ultravox Reuniting For 2009 Tour

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first performance since Live Aid in 1985. U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  16. Beatles Cirque du Soliel Doc Coming In October

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du Soliel production "Love," has been set for near-simultaneous release on Oct. 20 and 21 in theaters and on DVD. "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du…

  17. John Lennon: The Life

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Phillip Norman wrote one of the first and still one of the best Beatles histories ("Shout!," 1981), and though he claims to have…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon…

  20. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from le Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank…

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